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

BLAdd.Roll34409 (AD1600[3])

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

HOMAGE [JURORS:] Edward Claxton, William Nooke Senior, Thomas Leache, Robert Hunt, Robert Jones, John Strayntly, Thomas Oldmeadowe, William Mosley, John Sharpe, Robert Leader, Thomas Wodham, John Marriott.

[CONVEYANCES]

1

Presentment by the homage that John Sculthrope and Agnes, his wife, on the day before this court, were seised of one tenement with appurtenances in Ramsey for themselves and their heirs, and that John is now dead, and that Edmund Sculthrope is his cousin and next heir, who, present in court, 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 10 s. and three ganders annual rent and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: recorded in the court roll. [2] Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

2

Surrender into the lord's hands by Agnes, [widow of John Sculthrope] and now wife of Edmund Wheelwright, Edmund Wheelwright and Edmund Sculthroppe, after Agnes was examined alone by the Steward, in person of the aforesaid tenement with appurtenances [in Ramsey previously held by John Sculthrope] to the use [3] of Alice Taylard, widow, 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 10 s. and three ganders annual rent and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: [Blank.] Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

3

Determination by the homage that Francis Durant, before the last court surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of William Many and William Nooke Senior, one close in Ramsey, to the use [4] of Martin Hillar, his heirs and assigns, 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 11 s. 8 d. annual rent and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: [Blank.] Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

4

Surrender into the lord's hands by Martin Hillar, in person, through the hands of the Steward, of one tenement with appurtenances in Ramsey, to the use [5] of John Marriott 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.

Notes

1. 13 December, 1600.

2. MS: prout patet in Rotulis curie.

3. MS: ad opus et usum.

4. MS: ad opus et usum.

5. MS: ad opus et usum.