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

BLAdd.Roll34409d (AD1600[1])

RAMSEY WITH HEPMANGROVE. COURT BARON OF HENRY WILLIAMS, ALIAS CROMWELL, KNIGHT, HELD THERE ON THE TWENTIETH DAY OF MAY, IN THE FORTY-SECOND YEAR OF THE REIGN OF ELIZABETH, BY THE GRACE OF GOD QUEEN OF ENGLAND, FRANCE AND IRELAND, DEFENDER OF THE FAITH. [1]

1

HOMAGE [JURORS:] Robert Hunt, Thomas Leache, Andrew Nooxes, John Stretly, Hugh Hunt, Andrew Thomas, William Moselye, Richard Hillar, Jasper Awdrean, Thomas Woodham.

[CONVEYANCES]

2

Surrender into the lord's hands by William Fycham, before the last court, through the hands of John Sharpe and William Nooxes, tenants of this manor, of one close next to the common lane called Clapprote Close, to the use [2] of Robert Randall 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, and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: 20 s. Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

3

Determination by the homage that Richard Cannon surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of William Manye and Thomas Michell, tenants of this manor, one messuage with appurtenances, to the use [3] of Edmund Jeany, gentleman, 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, and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: [Blank.] Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

4

Presentment by the homage that William Myles, before the last court surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of Walter Creed and William Mayny, tenants of this manor, one close with appurtenances, to the use [4] of John Lavander 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, and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: [Blank.]Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

5

Petition by William Woodd, legitimate son and heir of the bodies of William Woodd and Elizabeth, his father and mother, that he be admitted to one messuage and half of a close called Middle Field [5] and to nine leasows with appurtenances in Ramsey, 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 22 s. and two capons annual rent, and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: [Blank.]Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

6

Determination by the homage that George Sandifer held for himself and Joan Ibott and his heirs one customary tenement and one close in Ramsey, and that Francis Durrant is the son and next heir of the said Joan Ibott, who, present, seeks admittance, 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 23 s. annual rent and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: [Blank.] Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

7

Determination by the homage that Richard Wynter, before the last court, died seised of one tenement and a customary curtilage in Ramsey with appurtenances, and that Maria and Joan Wynter are his sisters and nearest heirs, who seek admittance, 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 and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: [Blank.] Fealty postponed until they are of age. Admitted as tenants.

8

Surrender into the lord's hands by Thomas Michell, in person, of one tenement with appurtenances and two pingles, 11 leasows of land and one fishpond called Baxters Weir [6] and Fanners, and one setting under North Bridge, [7] to the use [8] of Robert Wotton, his heirs and assigns perpetually, under the following condition: that the said Robert will pay or cause to be paid to Thomas, his heirs, executors or assigns, at the feast of Philip and James next, [9] #10 legal English money in the southern part of the parish church of Ramsey, and another #10 legal money at the feast of Philip and James following, in the same place, and thus from feast to feast, year to year thereafter #10 until #40 is fully paid. And if it happens that the said Robert, his heirs, executors or assigns default in making payment, then this present surrender will be held null and void, and it will be permitted to Thomas Michell and his heirs to reenter the properties as if nothing had ever happened. Seisin granted by the lord, through his Steward, under the said condition, 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 and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine:([Blank.] Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

Notes

1. 20 May, 1600.

2. MS: ad opus et usum.

3. MS: ad opus et usum.

4. MS: ad opus et usum.

5. MS: Midle Feilde.

6. MS: Baxters Ware.

7. MS: Northe Brigde.

8. MS: ad opus et usum.

9. 1 May.