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

BLAdd.Roll34404 (AD1590[1])

RAMSEY. [1] VIEW OF FRANKPLEDGE WITH COURT BARON OF HENRY WILLIAMS, ALIAS CROMWELL, KNIGHT, HELD THERE ON THE NINTH DAY OF APRIL, IN THE THIRTY-SECOND YEAR OF THE REIGN OF ELIZABETH, BY THE GRACE OF GOD QUEEN OF ENGLAND, FRANCE AND IRELAND, DEFENDER OF THE FAITH. [2]

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ESSOINS: John Asplond by Nicholas Clyfton, [3] John Stretley by Thomas Stretley Senior, Edward Wheelwritt [4] by Thomas Ley, and William Booth by Thomas Cakebread.

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HOMAGE [JURORS:] John Thorowgood, [5] John Cakebread, William Snarsdall, William Maney, [6] Thomas Palmer, Edmund Triplett, [7] Richard Aynsworth, Robert Hunt, William Nokes, Anthony Lansdall, John Chicheley, Thomas Leache, [8] Edward Avery, Thomas Wheeler, William Maney. [9]

[CONVEYANCES]

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Determination by the homage that Francis Baker, who held one messuage for a life term, before the last court surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of William Maney and William Andrewe, tenants of this manor, the said messuage with appurtenances, to the use [10] of Ralph Phillipp and his assigns for the term of the said Francis' life, 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 three geese annual rent, suit to court, and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: [Blank.] Fealty performed, admitted as tenant. Further, at this court, now, the lord, out of his special grace, grants the said messuage with appurtenances to the said Ralph Phillipp, to be held by Ralph and his heirs perpetually from the lord, by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, for the aforesaid annual rent. Fine: [Blank.] Fealty performed, admitted as tenant. [11]

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Determination by the homage that Edward Yonge, before the last court surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of Edward Middleton and Thomas Allen, [12] tenants of this manor, one tenement with appurtenances once held by Arthur Savage, [13]to the use [14] of Thomas Halls 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 one capon annual rent, suit to court, and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: [Blank.] Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS] [15]

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20 d. from Robert Inges for cutting down willows on the common, contrary to the ordinance.

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10 s. from Edward Yonge for not erecting a fence between himself and a certain Thomas Charetye as ordered.

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3 s. 4 d. from William Raven for not keeping fences next to the Queen's road and thereby causing a nuisance to the watercourse, called the drayne in English.

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[3 s. 4 d. from the said William Raven for carrying away sedge, contrary to the ordinance.] [16]

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2 s. from Henry Corbett for not paying towards the universal contributions established by all the inhabitants. [17]

Notes

1. BL. Add.Roll34403, m. 2r is a draft of this roll.

2. 9 April, 1590.

3. BL. Add.Roll34403: Clifton.

4. BL. Add.Roll34403: Wheelwrit.

5. BL. Add.Roll34403: Thorogood.

6. BL. Add.Roll34403: Deleted: Willelmus Day, egrota; Johannes Sharp.

7. BL>Add.Roll34403: Deleted: Willelmus Booth, Willelmus Whitwell.

8. BL. Add.Roll: Leach.

9. BL. Add.Roll34403: Waul.

10. MS: ad opus et usum.

11. Followed by a notation to call for other heirs, otherwise they will lose the land and never be admitted. Further note: the jury is given a day to give its verdict between 9 April and 22 April, under a fine of 40 s. Notation deleted.

12. BL. Add.Roll34403: Allyn.

13. BL. Add.Roll34403: Savag.

14. MS: ad opus et usum.

15. In English.

16. Entry deleted.

17. BL. Add.Roll34403: "to the layers sett downe by the towne according to order." Followed by what appears to be the signatures and marks of the jurors (e.g. John Cakebread, Thomas Wheller, Rychard Gylworth, Edmund Trypllet, Anthony Lanesdayle, William Warde, Thomas Leach, Edward Averye, William Snarsdale, William Maney, John Chicheley, William Noxe, Thomas Palmer.)