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

Appendix III

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[1509: RAMSEY] (BLAdd.Ch.33969)1 August, 1 Henry VIII, 3 abbot John Wardeboys, when the office of Sub-Cellarer was in the hands of the abbot. Conveyance by the lord to Richard Hert of one parcel of meadow next to le Tylehowssegulle with appurtenances, recently held by Marion Hawis, to be held by the said Richard, his wife, Alice, and John Hert, Richard's son, for the term of their lives, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, rendering annually to the lord or his Sub-Cellarer, at the customary times of the vill, 4 s. and all other services owed therein by right and custom. Gersuma: two capons.

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[1511: RAMSEY] (BLAdd.Ch.33971)30 August, 3 Henry VIII, 5 abbot John Wardeboys, when the office of Cellarer was in the lord's hands. Conveyance by the lord to Richard Hert of one pasture called le Draunt which extends from Swan House [1]) up to the ditch called Tilehous Gulle,with free ingress and egress to that pasture, to be held by Richard, his wife, Alice, and John, their son, for life, rendering therein annually to the Cellarer of Ramsey 20 d. inequal portions at the terms of the Annunciation and Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. [2] And should they default in rent for 15 days after any term, then the Cellarer shall be allowed to re-enter the said pasture, this copy notwithstanding. Gersuma: two capons. Fealty performed. Admitted as tenants.

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[1514: HEPMANGROVE] (BLAdd.Ch.33429)28 February, 5 Henry VIII, 7 abbot John Wardeboys, in the time of Brother John Ramesey, Warden of the lands and tenements pertaining to the Mass of the Name of Jesus. Conveyance by the lord to Hugh Holbeme of one messuage or tenement lying in Hepmangrove between the tenement pertaining to the Almoner of Ramsey, on one side, and the messuage pertaining to the Cellarer of Ramsey, on the other side, with 15 acres, more or less, of appurtenant land and meadow, and other appurtenances as Thomas Bartram recently held, to be held by him and his assigns from the feast of St Michael the Archangel next [3] to the end of a term of 31 years, rendering annually therein to the lord, through the hands of the Warden, 15 s. 4 d. of legal, English money at the customary terms of the manor, which [property] recently rendered16 s., with one acre of land lying in North Field [4] between the land of the lord and now occupied by the lord, for which acre the present abbot was accustomed to render to the Warden 8 d. annually. Further, the said Hugh and his assigns shall repair, sustain and maintain the said messuage well and sufficiently in all things at their own expense for the duration of the whole term, with the exception of timber and a carpenter and a labourer to be supplied by the Warden, at his expense, whenever and however necessary. And if the said rent is in arrears in part or in whole for a month after any of the [customary] feasts, then the Warden shall be allowed to enter the messuage or any parcel thereof and levy distraints and take away the distress and keep them until the rent is fully paid. Gersuma: two capons. [5]

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[1516: RAMSEY] (BLAdd.Ch.33972)12 March, 7 Henry VIII, 9 abbot John Wardeboys, in the time of Brother Robert Houghton, Cellarer. Conveyance by the lord to Richard Hert of two pieces [6] of land in the northern field between (the vill) of Ramsey and Biggin, of which one lies upon Pilcham, [7] on the northern side of a certain road leading from Ramsey to Biggin and abuts upon Cuntwel Brook [8] at one head, and the other piece of land, called le Herpe, lies next to the said land called Pilcham and extends to Stewkley Leys, [9] once held by Adrian Lappyng, to be held by Richard and his wife, Alice, and their assigns from the feast of St Michael the Archangel next [10] up to the full and complete end of a term of 31 years, rendering therein annually to the lord, through the hands of the Cellarer, 6 s. 8 d. at the customary times and all other services owed therein by right and custom. Fine: as in the Gersuma Book. Fealty performed. Admitted as tenant.

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[1516: RAMSEY] (BLAdd.Ch.33973)24 August, 8 Henry VIII, 10 abbot John Wardeboys. Surrender into the lord's hands, through the hands of Brother Robert Houghton, cellarer, by George Jackeson of Swan House Pightle [11] in two parcels, recently divided, with willows and ditches thereunto pertaining and once held by John Sterre, to the use [12] of John Chapelyn, to whom the lord granted seisin, to be held by the said John and his wife, Elizabeth, from the feast of St Michael the Archangel next [13] up to the end of their lives, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, rendering therein annually to the Cellarer at the terms of the Annunciation and Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary [14] 2 s., in equal portions, which [property] used to render 3 s. 4 d., and all other services owed therein. And the said John Chapelyn and Elizabeth in all vacant places of the Willow House [15] shall plant sufficient willows and clean the ditches pertaining thereunto, and they will improve and repair [the property] at their own expense during the said term. Gersuma: in the Gersuma Book. Fealty performed. Admitted as tenants.

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[1518:RAMSEY] (BLAdd.Ch.33974)19 December, 10 Henry VIII, 12 abbot John Wardeboys, when the office of Sub-Cellarer was in the lord's hands. Conveyance by the lord to William Pycard of one close with ditches, fishponds and other appurtenances lying between the close of John Harr', on one side, and the close of John Chapelyn, on the other side, and abutting upon Bury Fen [16] at one head, recently held by Richard Elys, to be held by William and his wife, Agnes, and their son, John, from the feast of St Michael the Archangel next [17] to the end of their lives, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, rendering therein annually to the lord at the terms of the Annunciation [18] and the feast of St Michael [19] 6 s. 8 d. in equal portions, and the said William, Agnes and John shall repair and maintain the close, with its ditches and other appurtenances, well and sufficiently at their own expense for the duration of the whole term. Further, it is permitted that the said William, Agnes and John and their assigns may cut and take underwood. Similarly, they shall plant willows there in all vacant places at their own expense, and perform all other services owed therein. Gersuma: in the Gersuma Book. Fealty performed. Admitted as tenant.

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[1521: RAMSEY] (BLAdd.Ch.33975)20 October, 13 Henry VIII, 15 abbot John Wardeboys. Surrender into the lord's hands, through the hands of Brother William Wyssebeche, Cellarer, by Richard Hert and his wife, Alice, after she had been examined alone, of one close lying in Mitchwood [20] called Marham Green [21]. And afterwards, on the same day, the lord, thus seised of the said [close], through the hands of the Cellarer, conveyed to Thomas Triplet one part of the said close lying next to le Hewet towards Wykyn Mere, [22] namely that part which extends from a certain arbor called an asshe, growing in that enclosure towards Wurlike Dike Corner [23] and from another arbor growing in another part of the said close within Mitchwood, [24] next to and beyond the ditch there called a Mapull up to the Great Gate at the end of the said close, to beheld by Thomas and his wife, Marion, and their assigns from the feast of St Michael the Archangel last [25] up to the end of a term of 41 years, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, rendering therein annually to the lord, through the hands of the Cellarer, 3 s. 6 d. in equal portions at the terms of the Annunciation and Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. [26] And the said Thomas and Marion and their assigns shall, as much as in the close and enclosures as in ditches, clean and sustain [it] at their own expense well and sufficiently for the duration of the whole term, receiving from the Cellarer underwood in Mitchwood [27] for the close. And Thomas, Marion and their assigns shall be permitted to cut down and take underwood at any appropriate time, and they shall render all other services owed therein. Gersuma: 10 s. Fealty performed. Admitted as tenant.

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[1523: RAMSEY] (BLAdd.Ch.33976)10 November, 15 Henry VIII, 17 abbot John Wardeboys, when the office of Sub-Cellarer was in the lord's hands. Conveyance by the lord to John Silke and Joan Harr', widow, of one close with willows, ditches and other appurtenances recently held by Richard Olier, lying between the close of William Picard, on the west, and another close held by Richard Hert, on the east, to be held by John and Joan in the following manner: namely, one-half thereof to the said Joan for life, and the other half to the said John and his assigns for a term of 60 years; and after the death of Joan Harr', the whole close will remain to John Silke and his assigns for the duration of the said term, rendering therein annually to the lord 4 s. at the customary terms. Further, the said Joan shall not be permitted to dismiss or alienate her part to anyone except only to the said John Silke and his assigns; and they will render all other services owed therein by right and custom. Gersuma: 20 d. Fealty performed. Admitted as tenants.

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[1523: RAMSEY] (BLAdd.Ch.33977)10 November, 15 Henry VIII, 17 abbot John Wardeboys, when the office of Sub-Cellarer was in the lord's hands. Conveyance by the lord to John Silke of a certain ditch with fishponds, willows and other appurtenances next to New[...], [28] extending in length from a certain meadow called Great Wygnaill [29] up to the pasture close recently held by Thomas Edward, to be held by John and his assigns from the feast of St Michael the Archangel last [30] to the end of a term of 90 years, rendering therein annually to the lord or Sub-Cellarer 10 s. at the customary terms and all other services owed therein. Gersuma: 20 d. Fealty performed. Admitted as tenant. [31]

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[1524: HEPMANGROVE] (BLAdd.Ch.33430)23 June, 16 Henry VIII, 17 abbot John Wardeboys, in the time of Brother William Wisbeche, Cellarer. Conveyance by the lord to William Gostelowe of one messuage or tenement lying in Hepmangrove with 18 acres of arable land and meadow, of which nine selions lie in Chevery [32] at Bonyarde, 28 selions lie at Clap Gate, [33] eight selions [lie] upon Pilcham, six selions and four selions lie in the field of Ramsey called North Field [34] next to the land of John Ridmayn, on the south, towards a certain [...] [35] in the Brook, [36] and one selion lies near the Great Wyght towards the tenement of Nicholas Merell, and two short selions at the end of the vill of Ramsey, between the land of the Cellarer, on both sides, and four selions lying in that quadrant abutting upon the tenement of Alice Bulmer, widow, called le Hert' Horne, and 12 other selions lying at the Oak Hedge [37] between the land of John Wakyrley, on the east, and the common balk, on the west, and one selion lying at the end of the vill of Ramsey next to the enclosure and close of William Burton, with three closes pertaining thereunto, of which one is called Asshetons,another is called Bonyard, another lies next to the tenement of John Camebrig, and two pieces of meadow lying in Chevery [38] pertaining thereunto; and also the said William received one pightle with three selions of adjacent meadow recently held by William Swavissey lying in Chevery, [39]and another pightle with two selions of meadow lying there between the pightle and meadow of William Ward, on one side, and the pightle and meadow pertaining to the Sacristan of St Ives, on the other; to be held by him and his assigns from the feast of St Michael the Archangel next [40] up to the end of a term of 41 years, rendering therein annually to the lord, through the hands of the Cellarer, 55 s. 4 d. at the customary times, and with the obligation to repair, sustain and maintain the messuage at their own expense during the whole term, with the exception of timber and thatch, to be received from the lord or Cellarer, at their expense, when necessary, and rendering all other services owed therein by right and custom. Gersuma: nothing. Fealty performed. Admitted as tenant. [41]

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[1526: HEPMANGROVE] (BLAdd.Ch.33431)8 September, 18 Henry VIII, 20 abbot John Wardeboys, in the time of Brother Laurence Lawsham, Warden of the Chapel of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Conveyance by the lord to Joan Boltby, widow, of onecotagium with seven and one-half selions of adjacent land and other appurtenances as they lie in the vill and fields of Hepmangrove between the cotagium pertaining to the office of the Almoner, on one side, and the free land of Edward Skot, on the other, and abutting at the head upon the King's road, with the other head upon the field called le Holt, to whom seisin was granted, to be held by her and her son, Thomas, and their assigns from the feast of St Michael the Archangel next [42] up to the end of a term of 30 years, rendering therein annually to the lord, through the hands of the Warden, 3 s. 2 d. in equal portions at the terms of the Annunciation and the feast of St Michael, [43] and with the obligation to well and sufficiently repair, sustain and maintain the cotagium at their own expense during the whole term, except for foundation [44] and side pieces [45], to be received from the Warden, and rendering all other services owed therein. Gersuma: 3 s. 4 d. Fealty performed. Admitted as tenant.

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[1527: RAMSEY} (BLAdd.Ch.33978)View of Frankpledge with court held on Friday before the feast of St Michael the Archangel, 19 Henry VIII. [46] Conveyance by Brother Richard Elsyn, Cellarer, to John Cols of one messuage with lands, a part of a pasture, and a pasture with all other appurtenances, to be held by John, his wife, Agnes, and their sons, Thomas and Robert, their heirs and assigns at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, rendering therein annually to the lord, through the hands of the Cellarer, 47 s. at the terms of the said vill, with the obligation to repair, sustain and maintain the messuage with all appurtenances well and sufficiently, at their own expense, except for timber, rushes and thorns, which the Cellarer shall find when necessary, and rendering all other services and customs owed therein. Fidelity performed. Admitted as tenant.

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[1530: BURY] (BLAdd.Ch.33234)View of Frankpledge with court held on Saturday before the feast of St Michael the Archangel, 22 Henry VIII, 24 abbot John Wardeboys. [47] Conveyance by Brother Thomas Therfeld, Almoner of Ramsey, to John Bryghtfeld of one close formerly [48] held by William Wright, to be held by him, his heirs and assigns at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, rendering therein annually to the Almoner 12 d. and all other services and customs owed therein. Fine: one capon.

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[1530: BURY] (BLAdd.Ch.33235)View of Frankpledge with court held on Saturday before the feast of St Michael the Archangel, 22 Henry VIII, 24 abbot John Wardeboys. [49] Conveyance by Brother Thomas Therfeld, Almoner of Ramsey, to William Wilson of one tenement, to be held by him, his heirs and assigns at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, rendering therein annually to the Almoner 4s. and all other services and customs owed therein, with the exception of timber. Fine: in the court roll.

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[1530: BURY] (BLAdd.Ch.33236)View of Frankpledge with court held on Saturday before the feast of St Michael the Archangel, 22 Henry VIII, 24 abbot John Wardeboys. [50] Conveyance by Brother Thomas Therfeld, Almoner of Ramsey, to William Halley of one tenement with land, meadow and other appurtenances, to be held by him, his heirs and assigns at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, rendering therein annually to the Almoner 16 s. and all other burdens [51] and customs owed therein, with the exception of timber and thorns to be supplied by the Almoner. Fine: in the court roll.

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[1530: HEPMANGROVE] (BLAdd.Ch.33432)View of Frankpledge with court held on Saturday before the feast of St Michael the Archangel, 22 Henry VIII, 24 abbot John Wardeboys. [52] Conveyance by Brother Thomas Therfeld, Almoner of Ramsey, to Anthony Coo of one messuage with land, meadow and other appurtenances recently held by John Nepe, to be held by him, his heirs and assigns at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, rendering therein annually to the Almoner 33 s. 4 d. and all other services and customs owed therein, with the exception of timber for repairs. Fine: two capons. Fealty performed. Admitted as tenant.

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[1531: HEPMANGROVE] (BLAdd.Ch.33433)12 May, 23 Henry VIII, 25 abbot John Wardeboys, in the time of Brother Thomas Therfeld, Cellarer of Ramsey. Conveyance by the lord to Margaret Bryghtfeld and her son, John Bryghtfeld, of one croft next to the tenement of Thomas Dymbilbye and recently held by the said Thomas, to whom the lord granted sesin, to be held by them and the heirs of whichever lives longer at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, rendering therein annually to the lord, through the hands of the Cellarer, 3 s. at the customary terms, and all other services and customs owed therein. Gersuma: two capons. Fealty performed. Admitted as tenants.

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[1531: HEPMANGROVE] (BLAdd.Ch.33434)14 November, 23 Henry VIII, 25 abbot John Wardeboys, in the time of Brother Laurence Lanham, Warden of the Shrine of St Ives. Conveyance by the lord to Richard Beres, barber, of one emptyfundum once built-up called the Shrine's Place, [53] with eight acres of land, one acre and one rod of meadow lying in the vill and fields of Hepmangrove recently held by John Redeman, to be held by him, his heirs and assigns at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, rendering therein annually to the lord, through the hands of the Warden, 8 s. and all other services owed therein. Gersuma: in the Gersuma Book. Fealty performed. Admitted as tenant.

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[1534: HEPMANGROVE] (BLAdd.Ch.33435)23 July, 26 Henry VIII, 28 abbot John Wardeboys, in the time of Brother Thomas Therfeld, Cellarer. Conveyance by the lord to Margaret Bryghtfeld, widow, of one cotagium with appurtenant land and meadow recently held by William Hawlyng, to whom the lord granted seisin, to be held by her and her assigns at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, rendering therein annually to the Cellarer 14 s. at the customary term and all other services and customs owed therein. Fine: 2 s. Fealty performed. Admitted as tenant.

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[1535: HEPMANGROVE] (BLAdd.Ch.33436)24 October, 27 Henry VIII, 29 abbot John Wardeboys, in the time of Brother Robert Stamford, Sacristan of Ramsey. Conveyance by the lord to Thomas Dymbylbye of eight acres of arable land lying in the fields of Hepmangrove in diverse parcels, of which two acres lie in Bradley containing six selions, one acre lies at Stafford's Balk [54] containing four selions, three acres lie in Priest's Well [55] containing eight selions, and two gores lie in two parcels on both sides of one parcel of land pertaining to the office of the Almoner, and two acres abutting upon Biggin Brook [56] containing eight selions, to be held by him, his heirs and assigns at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, rendering therein annually to the lord, through the hands of the Sacristan, 5 s. at the customary terms and all other services and customs owed therein. Gersuma: 20 d. Fealty performed. Admitted as tenant. [57]

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[1537: RAMSEY] (BLAdd.Ch.33979)Court held on 20 September, 29 Henry VIII, 30 abbot John Wardeboys, in the time of Brother Thomas Therfeld, Cellarer of Ramsey. Conveyance by the lord to Gabriel Throkmorton of nine acres of land lying upon Pilcham Hill, [58] of which one head abuts upon the land of William Stucley, on the east, and the other head abuts upon Cuntwel Brook, [59] on the west, and lies between the land pertaining to the office of the Almoner, on the north, and the common land leading to Biggin called Turf Fen Lane [60],on the south, and seven selions lying upon Mill Furlong [61]between the said lane, on the south, and the said nine acres, on the north, of which one head abuts upon Cuntwel Brook, [62] on the east, and the other head abuts towards Biggin, on the west, and also one piece [63] of land lying upon the said furlong containing eight acres of land between the said selions, on the south, and the land pertaining to the Mass of the Name of Jesus within the Monastery, on the north, with one head abutting upon Cuntwel Brook, [64] on the east, and the other head abutting upon the land pertaining to the manor of Biggin, on the west, and also two acres of land lying upon the said furlong between the land pertaining to the Mass of the Name of Jesus, on the south, and the land of John Redmane of Hepmangrove, on the north, with one head abutting upon the said brook, on the east, and the other head abutting upon the land of the manor of Biggin, on the[west], [65] and also two acres of land lying upon the said furlong between the land of John Collye, on the south, and the land of Robert Emott, on the north, with one head abutting upon the said brook, on the east, and the other head abutting upon the land of Biggin, on the west, and six acres of land lying upon the said furlong between the land of Robert Emott, on the south, and the land of William Goslowe, on the north, with one head abutting upon the said brook, on the east, and the other head abutting upon the land of Biggin, on the west, and also two acres and one rod of land lying upon Turf Fen Furlong [66] between the land of Joan Palmer, widow, on the east, and the land pertaining to the office of the Sub-Cellarer, on the west, with one head abutting upon the land of William Goslowe, on the south, and the other head abutting upon the parcel of meadow of the Cellarer, on the north, and also one parcel of meadow as it lies in the meadow, which parcels of land and meadow were recently held by Nicholas Meriell; to whom the lord, through the Cellarer, granted seisin, to be held by Gabriel, his heirs and assigns at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, rendering therein annually to the lord, through the hands of the Cellarer,24 s. in equal portions at the feasts of the Annunciation and St Michael the Archangel, [67] and all other services and customs owed therein. Gersuma: 13 s. 4 d. Fealty performed. Admitted as tenant.

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[1537: RAMSEY] (BLAdd.Ch.33980)Court held on 20 September, 29 Henry VIII, 31 abbot John Wardeboys, in the time of Brother John Crowland, Treasurer of Ramsey. Conveyance by the lord to William Olyott of one willow row lying next to Swan House Brow [68] with two appurtenant ditches recently held by Richard Campyon, to whom the lord, through the Treasurer, granted seisin, to be held by him, his heirs and assigns at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, rendering therein annually to the lord, through the hands of the Treasurer, 3 s. 4 d. in equal portions at the feasts of the Annunciation and St Michael the Archangel [69] and all other services and customs owed therein by right and custom. Gersuma: in the court roll. Fealty performed. Admitted as tenant.

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23. [1538: RAMSEY] (BLAdd.Ch.33981)View of Frankpledge held on 21 September, 30 Henry VIII, 32 abbot John Wardeboys. Conveyance by the lord, through the hands of Brother John Crowland, Treasurer of Ramsey, to Gabriel Throkmorton, gentleman, of one half-acre of land lying in the fields of Ramsey between the land of the Cellarer on both sides, to be held by him, his heirs and assigns by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, rendering therein annually to the lord, through the hands of the Treasurer,6 d. in equal portions at the customary terms and all other services and customs owed therein by right and custom. Fine: in the court roll. Fealty performed. Admitted as tenant. [70]

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[1538: RAMSEY] (BLAdd.Ch.33982)View of Frankpledge with court held on 21 September, 30 Henry VIII, 32 abbot John Wardeboys. Conveyance by the lord, through the hands of John Dowman, Sub-Cellarer of Ramsey, to Gabriel Throgmorton, gentleman, of 15 acres of land lying in Longu[...] [71] Field lying between the land of the farmer, [72] on the south, and the land of the Cellarer, on the north, and also five acres of land lying in Upwood Field [73] called Little Dunstan's [74] with a parcel of meadow lying at the western end of them, of which one head abuts upon the land of Master Tayler, on the east, and the other head abuts upon the land of the same Master Tayler, on the west, to be held by him, his heirs and assigns by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, rendering therein annually to the lord, through the hands of the Sub-Cellarer, 15s. at the customary terms and all other services and customs owed therein by right and custom. Fine: in the court roll. Fealty performed. Admitted as tenant.

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[1539: RAMSEY] (BLAdd.Ch.33983)View of Frankpledge with court held on 19 September, 31 Henry VIII, 33 abbot John Wardeboys, in the time of Brother John Crowland, Treasurer of Ramsey. Surrender into the lord's hands by William Oyett of one willow row lying next to Swan House Brow [75] with appurtenant, surrounding ditches recently held by Richard Campyon, to the use [76] of Robert Colle, to whom the lord, through the Treasurer, granted [the said properties], to be held by Robert, his heirs and assigns by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, rendering therein annually to the lord, through the hands of the Treasurer,3 s. 4 d. in equal portions at the terms of the Annunciation and the feast of St Michael the Archangel [77] and all other services and customs owed therein by right and custom. Gersuma: in the court roll. Fealty performed. Admitted as tenant.

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[1561: RAMSEY] (BLAdd.Ch.33985)View of Frankpledge with Court Baron of Henry Williams, alias Cromwell, held on Friday, 3 October, 3 Elizabeth. Conveyance by the lord to Richard Carier of one messuage, two acres of land and one close with appurtenances called the Pasture Close formerly [78] held by Robert Pearson, to be held to the use [79] of the said Richard, his heirs and assigns in perpetuity, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, rendering therein annually to the lord 45 s. 4 d., suit to court and other services owed therein. Fine made. Fealty performed. Admitted as tenant.

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[1561: RAMSEY] (BLAdd.Ch.39270)View of Frankpledge with Court Baron of Henry Williams, alias Cromwell, held on Friday, 3 October, 3 Elizabeth. Conveyance by the lord to Thomas Gillowe of one tenement and the fourth part of one close called Middle Field [80] with appurtenances once [81] held by William Crispe, to be held to the use [82] of Thomas, his heirs and assigns in perpetuity, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, rendering therein annually to the lord 20 s. (4 d.), suit to court and other services owed therein. Fine made. Fealty performed. Admitted as tenant.

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[1563: RAMSEY} (BLAdd.Ch.39272)View of Frankpledge with Court Baron of Henry Williams, alias Cromwell, held on 1 October, 5 Elizabeth. Surrender into the lord's hands by Richard Campyon, in person, of one messuage, two acres of land and one close with appurtenances, to the use [83] of Nicholas Angeret and his wife, Margaret, and the heirs of Nicholas, in perpetuity, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held by them, their heirs and assigns by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, rendering therein annually to the lord 45 s. 4 d., suit to court and other services owed therein. Fine made. Fealty performed. Admitted as tenants.

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[1565: RAMSEY} (BLAdd.Ch.39272)View of Frankpledge with Court Baron of Henry Williams, alias Cromwell, held on Monday, 28 September, 7 Elizabeth. Conveyance by the lord to Thomas Gylloe, in person, of one tenement and one adjacent vacant fundum recently held by John Jaymes, to the use [84] of the said Thomas, his heirs and assigns in perpetuity, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, rendering therein annually to the lord 13 s. 4 d., suit to court and other services owed therein. Fine made. Fealty performed. Admitted as tenant.

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[1565: RAMSEY} (BLAdd.Ch.39274)View of Frankpledge with Court Baron of Henry Williams, alias Cromwell, held on Monday, 23 September, 7 Elizabeth. Surrender into the lord's hands by Robert Pearson, in person, of one close called Fen Close [85] with one lane called le Drafte recently held by Robert Oldemeadowe, to the use [86] of William Barker and John Hadden, their heirs and assigns in perpetuity, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held by them, their heirs and assigns by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, rendering therein annually to the lord 13 s. 4 d., suit to court and other services owed therein. Fine made. Fealty performed. Admitted as tenants.

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[1566: RAMSEY] (BLAdd.Ch.33987)View of Frankpledge with Court Baron of Henry Williams, alias Cromwell, held on Friday, 28 September, 8 Elizabeth. Memorandum that Thomas Meade, Steward of this manor, gave the homage to understand that Nicholas Angtr' and his wife, Margaret, outside the court, after the last court, came before the said Thomas and, Margaret having been examined alone, surrendered into the lord's hands one messuage, two acres of land and one close with appurtenances to the use [87] of John London, his heirs and assigns, in perpetuity, to whom the lord, through his Steward, remitted seisin, to be held by him, his heirs and assigns by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, rendering therein annually to the lord 45 s. 4 d., namely: 23 s. 4 d. for the close and 22 s. for the rest, suit to court and other services owed therein by right and custom. Fine made. Fealty performed. Admitted as tenant.

32

[1567: RAMSEY] (BLAdd.Ch.39276)View of Frankpledge with Court Baron of Henry Williams, alias Cromwell, held on 10 April, 9 Elizabeth. Conveyance by the lord to William Person, in person, of one customary tenement with one piece of a vacant fundum with appurtenances recently held by John Bateman, to the use [88] of the said William, his heirs and assigns, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, rendering therein annually to the lord 8 s., suit to court and other services owed therein. Fine made. Fealty performed. Admitted as tenant.

33

[1567: RAMSEY] (BLAdd.Ch.39277)View of Frankpledge with Court Baron of Henry Williams, alias Cromwell, held on 1 October, 9 Elizabeth. Determination by the homage that Thomas Gillowe, outside the court and after the last court, through the hands of William Androo and John Merell, in the presence of John Merell, surrendered into the lord's hands one customary tenement and the fourth part of one close calledMylfeld with appurtenances recently occupied by John James, and one other tenement and the fourth part of a close called Mylfeld with appurtenances formerly [89] held by William Crispe, to the use of Andrew Throwgood, his heirs and assigns, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, rendering therein annually to the lord 33 s.4 d., suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine made. Fealty performed. Admitted as tenant.

34

[1568: RAMSEY] (BLAdd.Ch.33988)View of Frankpledge with Court Baron of Henry Williams, alias Cromwell, held on 1 October, 10 Elizabeth. Determination by the homage that John London, outside the court and after the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of John Allen and Nicholas Clifton, customary tenants of this manor, in the presence of Matthew Armsbye, one customary tenement and two acres of land and one close with appurtenances to the use [90] of Cecilia London, his wife, for life, and after her death to the use [91] of Thomas London, his son, his heirs and assigns, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held by Cecilia for life, and after her death by the said Thomas London, his heirs and assigns, in perpetuity, by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, rendering therein annually to the lord 45 s. 4 d., suit to court and all other services owed therein by right and custom. Fine made. Fealty performed. Admitted as tenant.

35

[1592: RAMSEY] (BLAdd.Ch.33990)View of Frankpledge with Court Baron of Henry Williams, alias Cromwell, held on 5 October, 34 Elizabeth. Determination by the homage that Thomas London, before the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of William Maney and John Sharpe, tenants of this manor, one customary tenement and two acres of land and one close with appurtenances to the use [92] of William Samson, alias Creede, his heirs and assigns, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held by him and his heirs by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, rendering therein annually to the lord 45 s. 4 d., suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine made. Fealty performed. Admitted as tenant.

Notes

1. MS: Swanhowse.

2. 25 March, 8 September.

3. 29 September.

4. MS: Northefeld.

5. On reverse: [...] per Fratrem Johannem Rames' in libro gersumarum manu mea propria.

6. MS: pecie.

7. MS: Pylcham.

8. MS: Cuntwell Broke.

9. MS: Stewkeley Lees.

10. 29 September.

11. MS: Swanhowse Pyghtell.

12. MS: ad opus et usum.

13. 29 September.

14. 25 March, 8 September.

15. MS: le Willowhowes.

16. MS: Buryfen.

17. 29 September.

18. 25 March.

19. 29 September.

20. MS: Michewoode.

21. MS: Marhamgrene.

22. MS: Wykynmere.

23. MS: Wurlikedikecornere.

24. MS: le Michewoode.

25. 29 September.

26. 25 March, 8 September.

27. MS: Michewoode.

28. Obliterated.

29. MS: Grete Wygnaill.

30. 29 September.

31. On back [in English]: "Memorandum that Silvester Campion have the premisses by copie out of the lords hands in the time of Mr. Crumwell."

32. MS: le Cheverell.

33. MS: Clapyate.

34. MS: Northfeld.

35. Illegible.

36. MS: le Broke.

37. MS: le Okehedge.

38. MS: le Cheverythe.

39. MS: le Cheverythe.

40. 29 September.

41. At bottom: By me, W. Wysbeche.

42. 29 September.

43. 29 September.

44. MS: Basis.

45. MS: sidepec'.

46. 27 September, 1527.

47. 24 September, 1530.

48. MS: quondam.

49. 24 September, 1530.

50. 24 September, 1530.

51. MS: onera.

52. 24 September, 1530.

53. MS: Shrynes Place.

54. MS: Staffords Balke.

55. MS: Prestwell.

56. MS: Byggyng Brooke.

57. At bottom: By me Robert Stamforde, sacristan.

58. MS: Pylchamhill.

59. MS: Cuntwellbrooke.

60. MS: Turfenne Lane.

61. MS: le Millfurlonge.

62. MS: Cuntewelbrook.

63. MS: pecia.

64. MS: Cuntewelbrooke.

65. MS: ex parte orient'.

66. MS: Turfenfurlonge.

67. 25 March, 29 September.

68. MS: Swanehowsebrowe.

69. 25 March, 29 September.

70. At bottom: per me Johannem Crowland.

71. Obliterated.

72. MS: firmarius.

73. MS: Upwood Feld.

74. MS: Lyttle Dunstans.

75. MS: Swannehousebrowe.

76. Obliterated.

77. 25 March, 29 September.

78. MS: qoundam.

70. MS: ad opus et usum.

80. MS: Myddellfilde.

81. MS: quondam.

82. MS: ad opus et usum.

83. MS: ad opus et usum.

84. MS: ad opus et usum.

85. MS: Fenclosse.

86. MS: ad opus et usum.

87. MS: ad opus et usum.

88. MS: ad opus et usum.

89. MS: quondam.

90. MS: ad opus et usum.

91. MS: ad opus et usum.

92. MS: ad opus et usum.