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

BLAdd.Roll34402, m.2 (AD1589[3])

RAMSEY. VIEW OF FRANKPLEDGE WITH COURT BARON OF HENRY WILLIAMS, ALIAS CROMWELL, KNIGHT, HELD THERE ON THE THIRD DAY OF OCTOBER, IN THE THIRTY-FIRST 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 Thorogood, John Cakebread, William Snarsdall, William Day, John Sharpe, William Mayneye, Thomas Palmer, Laurence Martyne, William Boothe, Richard Aynsworth, Anthony Lansdale, Robert Hunt, William Nokes.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

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3 s. 4 d. from William Fryar for despoiling trees by barking them, contrary to the ordinance.

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20 d. from John Basset for taking John Gowler's fish without licence.

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20 d. from John Crispe for taking and carrying away a twelve-beaded necklace from Alice Lane without her licence.

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3 s. 4 d. from Patrick Thomas for diverting and disrupting the watercourse, contrary to the ordinance.

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3 s. 4 d. from John Poker for putting [Blank] upon le loade bancke to the grave nuisance of the inhabitants of this manor, contrary to the ordinance.

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3 s. 4 d. from Robert Leader for the same.

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3 s. 4 d. from Laurence Taylard, gentleman, for keeping cattle in the common fields of Ramsey, contrary to the ordinance.

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3 s. 4 d. from Joseph Andrew for not erecting proper fences between his fee and that of his neighbors, according to the ordinance.3 s. 4 d. from William Raven for the same.

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10 s. from Kewarus Yonge for not erecting fences between himself and Thomas Charetye, according to the ordinance.

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2 s. 6 d. from Richard Aynsworth, common tippler, for keeping illicit games on Sunday.

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2 s. 6 d. each from William Daye, John Drage, Laurence Martyn, Richard Chappell, Ralph Marshall, Daniel Pegge, Thomas James, William Gamon and Widow Whelwright for the same.

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6 d. from John Skulthropp for refusing to pay anything towards the conservation of a place called Broddols. [2]

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20 s. from William Raven for carrying away sedge beyond the jurisdiction of this manor and contrary to the ordinance.

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20 s. each from Robert Noxe and Henry Corbet for the same.

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3 s. 4 d. from Robert Hendrye for selling sedge in defiance of the fixed rate of this town.

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3 s. 4 d. from William Oke for carrying sedge beyond the jurisdiction of this manor and contrary to the ordinance.

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3 s. 4 d. each from Richard Hill, Robert Hendrye, Nicholas Oldmeadowe, Nicholas Wells, William Fryer, John Moseley Junior, Bartholomew Gyllowe, Luke Proude, Robert Proude, Thomas Rawlyn and Thomas Woode for the same.

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12 d. from Henry Corbytt for receiving cattle for grazing, [3]contrary to the ordinance.

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12 d. from Richard Foxe for despoiling the fodder ground called Broddols with beasts, contrary to the ordinance.

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12 d. each from Edward Claxon Senior and William Pearson for the same.

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[No amercement recorded] from William Addams for making an affray and drawing blood from John Gallyon.

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[No amercement recorded] from Robert Proude for the same against Anthony Woode.

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[No amercement recorded] from Richard Bassett for the same against John Moseley.[No amercement recorded] from Robert Noxe for leasing a window [in] Stocking Lane.) [4]

[CONVEYANCES]

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Determination by the homage that Edward Fidgit, before the last court, on his deathbed, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of John Cakebread and William Maney, tenants of this manor, four acres of arable land lying in Long Newfield [5] with appurtenances, to the use [6] of Margery Fidgitt and her 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.

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Determination by the homage that John Dermett, before the last court surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of William Maney and John Maney, tenants of this manor, one tenement with appurtenances recently held by Jacob Messe, to the use [7] of Jerome Canfeild 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, 4 s. and 200 straws [strewinge], 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 Nursse, before the last court surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of Henry Bradshawe, tenant of this manor, one tenement with appurtenances recently held by Reginald Nursse or his assigns, to the use [8] of William Leye 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 Henry Bradshawe, before the last court surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of John Cakbread and William Nokes, tenants of this manor, one tenement lying on the northern side of the Great Bridge, to the use [9] of Thomas Udg 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. 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 Thomas Wheeler, before the last court surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of John Cakbread and Robert Hunt, tenants of this manor, one tenement with appurtenances recently held by John Preest, to the use [10] of Richard [...] [11] 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 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 Robert Cowper, before the last court surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of William Maney and John Chicheley, in the presence of Richard Bassett, one customary tenement, to the use [12] of Margaret Harryson, wife of Thomas Harrison, and her heirs perpetually, 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] annual rent, suit to court, and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine:([Blank.] Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

[PRESENTMENT]

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2 d. each from the heirs of Gilbert Smyth, William Raven, the heirs of [Blank], John Drage, [...] [14] Sandisforde, Richard Berridge, Robert Potton, William Symcocke, Bartholomew Gyllow, Robert Mearill, the heir of Robert Pearson, John Crispe, John Palmere, Jacob Potton, Geoffrey Mease, John Mease and Thomas Butler, suitors to this court, for default.

[CONVEYANCES]

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Determination by the homage that Edward Embrey, gentleman, on his deathbed, before the last court surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of William Day, tenant of this manor, in the presence of John Cakebread, one cotagium and one piece of land and pasture called Daventry and a certain long[...] [15] called Small Ditch [16] with [...] [17] ditches, fishponds, meadows, pastures and ponds and all other profits and easements and with common of pasture for 40 cows in the marsh called Middle Moor, [18] to the use [19] of Thomas Embrey 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 [...] [20] 8 d. and four 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 Richard Dawson and Margaret, his wife, before the last court, and after Margaret had been examined alone by the Steward, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of [...] [21] and John Johnson, tenants of this manor, one small tenement next to the tenement [...] [22] to the use [23] of Andrew White 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. 4 d. annual rent. Fine: [Blank.] Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

Notes

1. 3 October, 1589.

2. MS: Brodols.

3. In English: to joystynge.

4. MS: locavit seipsum super fenestram vocatam Stockyne lane.

5. MS: Longe Newfeild.

6. MS: ad opus et usum.

7. MS: ad opus et usum.

8. MS: ad opus et usum.

9. MS: ad opus et usum.

10. MS: ad opus et usum.

11. Obliterated.

12. MS: ad opus et usum.

13. Obliterated.

14. Obliterated.

15. Obliterated.

16. MS: Smale Dyche.

17. Obliterated.

18. MS: Middell More.

19. MS: ad opus et usum.

20. Obliterated.

21. Obliterated.

22. Obliterated.

23. MS: ad opus et usum.