The Court Rolls of Ramsey, Hepmangrove, and Bury, 1268–1600

BLAdd.Roll34401, m.1 (AD1588[3])

RAMSEY. VIEW OF FRANKPLEDGE WITH COURT BARON OF HENRY WILLIAMS, ALIAS CROMWELL, KNIGHT, HELD THERE ON THE SECOND DAY OF OCTOBER, IN THE THIRTIETH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF ELIZABETH, BY THE GRACE OF GOD QUEEN OF ENGLAND, FRANCE AND IRELAND, DEFENDER OF THE FAITH. [1]

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ESSOINS:[Blank.]

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HOMAGE [JURORS:] John Cakebread, William Dee, John Sharpe, William Snarsdalle, William Maney, Thomas Palmer, William Coke, Laurence Martyn, William Boothe, Edward Fydgett, Richard Eynsworth, Anthony Lansdalle, Robert Hunte.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

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12 d. each from Henry Burrowge, Robert Olmeadowe and Nicholas Oldmedowe for making an affray.

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[No amercement recorded] from William Baxter for keeping an alehouse without licence and against the Statute. [2]

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[No amercement recorded] from Richard Chappell for the same.

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3 s. 4 d. from Patrick Thomas for erecting a house called a hogstole to the nuisance of his neighbors.

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20 s. from Richard Foxe for keeping his beasts in Ramsey Field, [3] contrary to the ordinance.

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3 s. 4 d. from Henry Hyde for permitting his pigs to go into the field called Muchwad Field, [4] contrary to the ordinance.

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3 s. 4 d. from William Raven for not keeping sufficient fences between his and his neighbors' lands.

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3 s. 4 d. each from Henry Corbet and Henry Adams for the same.

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3 s. 4 d. each from William Mansley Senior and William Mansley Junior for carrying off sedge from the manor, contrary to the ordinance.

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2 d. from George Sandeford, miller, for taking excessive toll.

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2 d. from John Maney for the same.

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2 d. from Richard Butcher for selling meat at excessive prices.

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2 d. from [...] [5] Marshall for the same.

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2 d. from [...] [6] [..eane] [7] for the same.

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2 d. from [...] [8] Whelewright, victualer, for selling victuals at excessive prices.

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2 d. each from [...] [9] Drage, William Daye, Laurence Martyn, William Gamon and Edward Avery for the same.

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2 d. from John Cakebread, brewer, for breaking the assize.

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2 d. from John Sharpe, baker, for breaking the assize.

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2 d. each from Henry Bradshawe, Patrick Thomas and Richard Aynsworth for the same.

[CONVEYANCES]

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Surrender into the lord's hands by Robert Potton, in person, of one customary tenement, to the use [10] of Humphrey Penell and his heirs, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held from the lord, by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, for 7 s. annual rent, suit to court, and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: [Blank.] Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Determination by the homage that Richard Cervington, before the last court surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of William Maney and Edmund Triplet, tenants of the manor, one close with appurtenances, to the use [11] of William Milet and his heirs, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held from the lord, by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, for 6 s. annual rent, suit to court, and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: [Blank.] Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Determination by the homage that Thomas Streatley, before the last court surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of William Snarsdalle and William Maney, tenants of this manor, one close parcelled out of Bangers Field, [12] to the use [13]of Henry Williams, alias Cromwell, knight, lord of this manor and his heirs perpetually.

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Surrender into the lord's hands by William Nokes, in person, of one tenement with appurtenances, to the use [14] of Richard Harnesse and his heirs, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held from the lord, by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, for 8 s. annual rent, suit to court, and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: [Blank.] Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Determination by the homage that Richard Cervington, gentleman, before the last court surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of William Nokes and Richard Hiller, in the presence of Henry Bradshawe, customary tenants of this manor, 13 selions of land lying in Ramsey Field [15] on the east part of the slade there, and three selions of land lying in Banckes Croft [16] containing in all an estimated two and a half acres, to the use [17] of William Boothe and his heirs, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held from the lord, by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, for 2 s. 6 d. annual rent, suit to court, and all other customs and services owed therein. fine: ([Blank.] Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Determination by the homage that Robert Maney, who held 14 selions of land called Short Leyes and four selions of land called Long Leyes [18] and two gores lying in Ramsey Field [19] upon Harpe Furlong, [20] and one selion of land lying at Londons Yard End [21] containing, in all, an estimated three acres of land, died seised thereof before the last court, and that Edward Maney is his son and heir and 14 years of age, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held from the lord, by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, for 3 s. annual rent, suit to court, and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: [Blank.] Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Determination by the homage that Robert Oldmeadowe, on his deathbed, before the last court surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of William Day and William Andrewe, customary tenants of this manor, one tenement with appurtenances and three leasows, of which two abut upon the aforesaid tenement and the third upon the windmill, to the use [22] of Robert Oldmeadowe, his son, and his heirs, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held from the lord, by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, for 16 s. annual rent, suit to court, and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: [Blank.] Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Determination by the homage that Robert Gowler, before the last court, on his deathbed, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of John Chicheley and Thomas Ley, tenants of the manor, one customary tenement with orchard and appurtenances, to the use [23] of Thomas Gowler, his son, and his heirs, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held from the lord, by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, for 13 s. annual rent, suit to court, and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: [Blank.] Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Determination by the homage that John Bassett and Alice, his wife, who held one tenement lying in Little Wyght [24] with four villein selions in le Holte and six butts in Powles Croft, [25] and two rods of meadow lying upon Mill Hill Furlong, [26] to the use of the said John and Alice and the legitimate heirs of Alice's body, died seised thereof before the last court, and that Elizabeth Basset, wife of Nicholas Gallion, is the daughter and nearest heir of the said Alice and is of fullage, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held from the lord, by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, for 10 s. annual rent, suit to court, and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine:([Blank.] Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Determination by the homage that Richard Cervington, gentleman, before the last court surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of William Nokes and Henry Bradshawe, customary tenants of the manor, nine selions of land, of which six lie upon the furlong abutting on Biggin Hedge and the other three abut upon the yard[...], [27] of Robert Oldmeadow and Henry Burrough, containing an estimated three and a half acres, to the use [28] of William Daye and his heirs, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held from the lord, by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, for 3 s. 6 d. annual rent, suit to court, and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: [Blank.]Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Determination by the homage that John Phillipes, tenant of this manor, died before the last court seised of one messuage or customary tenement with orchard and two selions lying in the fields of Ramsey with appurtenances, and that Peter Phillippe was his son and heir and of full age, and that Peter died seised of the said properties, and that William Phillippe is his son and heir and [Blank] years of age, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held from the lord, by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, for 14 s. and five ducks annual rent, suit to court, and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: [Blank.]Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Determination by the homage that John Oldham, who held for himself and his heirs according to the custom of the manor one tenement with an adjacent vacant fee with appurtenances, died seised thereof before the last court, and that Maria Oldham and Agnes Oldham are his daughters and heiresses, and that Maria is seven years old and Agnes is four years old, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held from the lord, by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, for 2 s. annual rent, suit to court, and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: [Blank.] The guardian of the two girls and of their property is Agnes, their mother. Fealty postponed until the girls are of age.

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Determination by the homage that Andrew Throrgood, who held for himself and his heirs one customary messuage recently two messuages, with orchard and appurtenances, died seised thereof before the last court, and that John Thorogood is his son and heir and is of full age, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held from the lord, by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, for 16 s. 8 d. and two ducks annual rent, suit to court, and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: [Blank.] Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Determination by the homage that the said Andrew [Thorogood] died seised of one tenement with curtilage, and that the said John is his son and heir, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held from the lord, by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, for 10 s. and one capon annual rent, suit to court, and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: [Blank.] Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Determination by the homage that the said Andrew [Thorogood] died seised before the last court of one tenement lying in the High Street and one parcel of meadow called a drafte and one close called a fen close [29] and one close in exchange for Woods Meadow, [30] and that John Thorogood is his son and heir, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held from the lord, by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, for 30 s. 4 d. annual rent, suit to court, and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine:([Blank.] Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Determination by the homage that the said Andrew Thorogood died seised of one close called the Fen Close, [31] and that John Thorogood is his son and heir, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held from the lord, by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, for 5 s. annual rent, suit to court, and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: [Blank.] Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Determination by the homage that Andrew Thorogood died seised of one close called Middle Field [32] with one willow row and appurtenances, and that John Thorogood is his son and heir, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held from the lord, by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, for 14 s. annual rent, suit to court, and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine:([Blank.] Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Determination by the homage that the said Andrew Thorogood died seised of one close called a fen close [33] with appurtenances, and that John Thorogood is his son and heir, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held from the lord, by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, for 3 s. 4 d. annual rent, suit to court, and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: [Blank.] Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Determination by the homage that John Sowtham, before the last court surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of William Maney and John Sharpe, one messuage with appurtenances, to the use [34] of Edward Ollyver and his heirs, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held from the lord, by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, for 5 s. and two ducks annual rent, suit to court, and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine:([Blank.] Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Surrender into the lord's hands by William Mascall, in person, of one fishpond called Hilke Dyke, to the use [35] of John Thorogood and his heirs, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held from the lord, by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, for 14 s. and two ducks annual rent, suit to court, and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: [Blank.] Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Surrender into the lord's hands by Edward Avery, in person, of one tenement with pond, to the use [36] of Henry Avery and his heirs, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held from the lord, by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, for 2 s. 8 d. annual rent, suit to court, and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: [Blank.] Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

Notes

1. 2 October, 1588.

2. See 5-6 Edward VI, c. 25 (Statutes of the Realm 4, Part 1, p. 157).

3. MS: Ramsey Feild.

4. MS: Muchwad Feild.

5. Obliterated.

6. Obliterated.

7. Obliterated.

8. Obliterated.

9. Obliterated.

10. MS: ad opus et usum.

11. MS: ad opus et usum.

12. MS: Bangers Feild.

13. MS: ad opus et usum.

14. MS: ad opus et usum.

15. MS: Ramsey Feild.

16. MS: Banckes Crofte.

17. MS: ad opus et usum.

18. MS: Longe Leyes.

19. MS: Ramsey Feild.

20. MS: le Harpe furlonge.

21. MS: Londons Yarde End.

22. MS: ad opus et usum.

23. MS: ad opus et usum.

24. MS: Litle Wight.

25. MS: Powles Crofte.

26. MS: Mill Hill Furlonge.

27. MS [damaged]: le Yarde.

28. MS: ad opus et usum.

29. MS: fenne close.

30. MS: Woodes Medowe.

31. MS: le fenne close.

32. MS: Midlefeild.

33. MS: fenne close.

34. MS: ad opus et usum.

35. MS: ad opus et usum.

36. MS: ad opus et usum.