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

BLAdd.Roll34408 (AD1595)

RAMSEY. [1] VIEW OF FRANKPLEDGE WITH COURT BARON OF HENRY WILLIAMS, ALIAS CROMWELL, KNIGHT, HELD THERE ON THE SIXTH DAY OF OCTOBER, IN THE THIRTY-SEVENTH 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: [Blank]

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HOMAGE [JURORS:] Laurence Taylard, gentleman, John Cakebread, William Miles, Thomas Skinner, Edward Clackson, Thomas Oldmeadowe, John Totnell, Martin Hillar, Laurence Martyne, John Stretley, John Maney, Richard Aynsworth, Richard Hillar, Andrew Thomas, Jasper Audrianson, Thomas Woodham.

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COMMON FINE: 6 s. 8 d.

[CONVEYANCES]

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Determination by the homage that John [...] [3] surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of Robert Nokes and Christopher Aspland, customary tenants of this manor, one tenement with curtilage, formerly two tenements, to the use [4] of Henry Godfrey 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 William Taylard, gentleman, before the last court surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of William Maney and John Totnell, tenants of this manor, half of one close with appurtenances called Fen Close, [5] to the use [6] of Andrew Thomas 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, suit to court, and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: [Blank.] Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

6

Determination by the homage that Robert Inges, before the last court surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of William Maney and Thomas Palmer, tenants of this manor, one house called the Kitchen, [7] a parcel of a tenement, to the use [8] of William Collwell 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.

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Determination by the homage that Nicholas Clifton, before the last court surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of Richard Aynsworth and John Totnell, tenants of this manor, one customary tenement with appurtenances, to the use [9] of Robert Tayler 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.

8

Determination by the homage that Richard Harnes, before the last court surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of William Maney and Robert Henry, tenants of this manor, one tenement with appurtenances, to the use [10] of Richard Wilson 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 Robert Hall, before the last court surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of Christopher Aspland, in the presence of Robert Inges, tenant of this manor, one cotagium once a vacant fee, to the use [11] of William Jackson 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. annual rent, suit to court, and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: [Blank.] Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

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[No amercement recorded] from Joan Bowmer, widow, and Agnes Cowper for stealing a certain mantle valued at 4 d. from the goods and chattels of Robert Clocke.

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12 d. from Jonas Smyth for making an affray upon Thomas Cotton and for assaulting Maria Newman.

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[No amercement recorded] from Joan Phillipps, widow, for stealing a sheet valued at 8 d. from the goods and chattels of William Myles.

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12 d. each from Clement Pilgrome and Henry Hatton for making an affray.

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12 d. from Richard Aynsworth for assaulting [Blank], the Hayward.

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40 s. from [...] [12] [?for wrongfully gathering sedge] [13] inMichmore.

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40 s. from Edward [....] [14]

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10 s. from [....] [15]

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3 s. 4 d. from [....] [16]

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2 s. 6 d. from [....] [17]

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10 s. from [....] [18]

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5 s. from Robert [...] [19] for keeping [...] [20] contrary to the ordinance.

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4 s. from [...] [21] for not paying the tax assessed for the church in the year 1594.

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4 s. each from [...] [22] and John Bateman Junior for the same.

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16 d. from John Armesby for not paying his tax, according to the ordinance.

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16 d. from Jonas Smyth for the same.

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16 d. from Jonas Smyth for not paying his tax of the Fifteenth, [23] according to the ordinance.

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16 d. from John Armesby for not paying his tax for the repair of the Church enacted in 1595.

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16 d. each from Bartholomew [...] [24] and Robert Laurence for the same.

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2 s. from Jacob [?Grade] [25] for not paying his tax of 1595.

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2 s. each from Simon Ball and Richard [...]erson [26] for the same.

31

20 s. from Henry Cox for mowing sedge within the manor and selling it outside the manor, contrary to the ordinance.

32

20 s. each from Robert Tompson of Bury, William[...]lerd [27] of Bury and John Ball for the same.

33

10 s. from Thomas [...] [28] for selling peat outside the manor, contrary to the ordinance.

34

10 s. from John Sculthrop for the same.

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20 s. from Clement Pilgrom for carrying peat off the manor on several occasions, contrary to the ordinance.

Notes

1. Presentment section of roll badly damaged.

2. 6 October, 1595.

3. Obliterated.

4. MS: ad opus et usum.

5. MS: Fenne Closse.

6. MS: ad opus et usum.

7. MS: le Kitchinge.

8. MS: ad opus et usum.

9. MS: ad opus et usum.

10. MS: ad opus et usum.

11. MS: ad opus et usum.

12. Obliterated.

13. Damaged.

14. Obliterated.

15. Obliterated.

16. Obliterated.

17. Obliterated.

18. Obliterated.

19. Obliterated.

20. Obliterated.

21. Obliterated.

22. Obliterated.

23. Probably Statute 35 Elizabeth, c. 13. See Statutes of the Realm 4, Part 2, p. 867.

24. Obliterated.

25. Damaged.

26. Damaged.

27. Damaged.

28. Obliterated.