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

BLAdd.Roll34768d (AD1312 [2])

RAMSEY. VIEW [OF FRANKPLEDGE HELD] AT RAMSEY ON MONDAY AFTER THE FEAST OF ST MATTHEW THE APOSTLE, IN THE SIXTH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF KING EDWARD [II] AND THE TWENTY-SEVENTH YEAR OF THE LORD ABBOT JOHN, [1] BEFORE A[LEXANDER] LE MOYGNE.

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[JURORS:] Walter de Glatton, Thomas de Warewyk, Thomas le Rydeman, Robert Bretoun, William Fabyen, John Chaceden, Geoffrey Pope, Hugh de Asschebech, Peter Flote, Andrew de Weston, Michael de Pistrino, Stephen le Porter.

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CHEVAGE: 6 s. 8 d.

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Amercement [2] from Alan Sturdy, pledge of Emma Ayse, for not having her to answer to a hue and cry raised on her by Agnes Godewal, [as presented in the last view.] Order to distrain Emma to answer. Later, she came and put herself [?in mercy.] amercement excused because she is a pauper. Pledge: Alan Sturdy.

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3 d. from John Praffyn for a hue and cry justly raised on him by Margaret Tayllour, as [presented in the last view.] [3] Pledge: Geoffrey de Weston.

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3 d. from Sarah Sturdy for the same by Alice Blangernoun. Pledge: Alan Sturdy.

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Recognizance of debt by William le Barker and Stephen Matheu, who acknowledge that they, as mainpernors for Roger le Chapleyn, are bound to pay William de Smalwode 6 s. for eels bought from him. Further, the said William shall recover damages from them assessed at 6 d. Amercement for unjust detention: 6 d. Pledge: Ivo Russel.

7

(Order.) 3 d. for trespass from Christina le Revesman, convicted by the jurors of causing damage to William de Ellesworth assessed at 3 d. Pledges: William Gerveys, Stephen de Haughton and John del Bernes.

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6 d. from Robynet for a licence of concord with William Crane. Pledge: William Crane.

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3 d. from William le Fouwer for the same with Wymarc de la Vyne. Pledge: John del Bernes.

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Recognizance of debt by Adam Scriptor, who acknowledges he owes Robynet 23 d. by the pledge of William Swetebryd. He shall make satisfaction and pay damages assessed at 1 d. Amercement for unjust detention: 3 d. Pledge: Geoffrey de Weston.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE ALE-TASTERS OF RAMSEY]

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Presentments by Andrew de Weston and William Crane, ale-tasters of Ramsey:

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18 d. from Cecilia Dunch for regularly selling ale for 1 d. and for five occasions when she sold ale not worth the price, as determined by the jurors. Pledge: William Gerveys. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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2 s. 6 d. from Alice le Hayward for the same, regularly selling ale for 1 d. Pledge: William Hauteyn. Gallon, pottle, quart.

14

2 s. 6 d. from Matilda Chacedyen for the same. Pledge: Richard de Morton.

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2 s. from Rose de Craunfeld for the same. Pledge: William de Oxundon. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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2 s. 6 d. from Joan de Helyngeye for the same. Pledge: William de Oxundon. Gallon, pottle, quart.

17

12 d. from Agnes, wife of Nigel Cocus for the same. Pledge: her husband.

18

2 s. from Emma le Smyth for the same. Pledge: John le Barker. Gallon, pottle, quart.

19

40 d. from Matilda le Porter for the same. Pledge: her husband. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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2 s. 6 d. from Margery le Ferour for the same. Pledge: the Bailiff. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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40 d. from Agnes de Ripton for the same. Pledge: her husband. Gallon, pottle, quart.

22

Amercement excused from Alice de Weston for the same. Pledge: her husband. Gallon, pottle, quart.

23

Amercement excused from Alice Hauteyn for the same. Pledge: her husband.

24

Order to distrain Matilda de Stanground to answer to a charge of selling ale for 1 d., twice.

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12 d. from Sarah le Messager for regularly selling ale for 1 d. Pledge: John le Messager, chaplain. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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12 d. from Agnes de Assebech for the same. Pledge: William Crane. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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2 s. 6 d. from Amice Baroun for the same. Pledge: William Gerveys. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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18 d. from Margaret, wife of Walter de Gomecestr' for the same. Pledge: William Crane. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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2 s. from Ellen le Smyth for the same. Pledge: John le Barker. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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18 d. from Juliana Chaceden for the same. Pledge: her husband. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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2 s. from Mariot Grubbe for the same. Pledge: Benedict le Chaimberleyn. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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3 d. from Emma de Pistrino for the same, twice. Pledge: Richard de Morton.

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40 d. from Agnes Gerveys for the same, regularly. Pledge: her husband. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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12 d. from Isabelle le Porter for the same. Pledge: William Hauteyn. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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40 d. from Matilda de Upwode for the same. Pledge: her husband. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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40 d. from Christina de Hale for the same. Pledge: her husband. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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2 s. from Christina Ratale for the same. Pledge: William Gerveys. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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12 d. from Matilda de Aylyngton for the same. Pledge: William Gerveys.

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12 d. from Emma Dunch for the same. Pledge: Godfrey Andreu.

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12 d. from Margaret Kippon for the same. Pledges: her husband and the Bailiff.

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3 s. from Amice Pollard for the same. Pledge: Ivo Russel. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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18 d. from Mariot de Warewyk for the same. Pledge: Ivo Russel. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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2 s. from Philippa Norman for the same. Pledge: the Bailiff. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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6 d. from Alice Norman for the same, twice. Pledge: Robert le Wodeward.

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2 s. from Alice le Barker of Hepmangrove for the same, regularly. Pledge: Robert le Wodeward. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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3 s. from Emma Montabon for the same. Pledge: her husband. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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12 d. from Emma Michel for the same. Pledge: Geoffrey de Weston. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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2 s. from Alice de Ravele for the same. Pledge: Robert le Wodeward.

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3 d. from Joan Baroun for the same, once. Pledge: Ralph Bere.

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12 d. from Catherine de Ravele for the same, regularly. Pledge: the Bailiff. Gallon, pottle, quart.

51

Order to distrain Joan Tutseynt for the same.

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Amercement excused from Margaret, wife of Nicholas Russel for the same. Pledge: her husband.

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12 d. from Beatrice, wife of Godfrey Andreu for the same. Pledge: her husband. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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3 s. from Christina le Lavender for the same. Pledge: William Gerveys. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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40 d. from Beatrice de Assebech for the same. Pledge: William Gerveys. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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3 d. from Matilda Molendinaria for the same, twice.

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12 d. from Mariot Powel for the same, regularly. Pledge: her husband. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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2 s. from Mabel Molendinaria for the same. Pledge: her husband.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE ALE-TASTERS OF HEPMANGROVE]

59

Presentments by Robert le Wodeward and William le Mayster, ale-tasters of Hepmangrove:

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2 s. from Margaret Waker for regularly selling ale for 1 d., and, on five occasions, for selling ale not worth the price, as determined by the jurors. Pledge: Robert le Wodeward.

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12 d. from Amice Molendinaria for the same. Pledge: Robert le Wodeward. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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Amercement excused from Alice, wife of Thomas de Elyngton for the same. Pledge: Robert le Wodeward. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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2 s. from Alice le Barker for the same. Pledge: John le Messager. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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18 d. from Agnes Augstyn for the same. Pledge: her husband. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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12 d. from Amice, wife of David Porcarius for the same. Pledge: William de Ellesworth. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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2 s. from Joan Orlians for the same. Pledge: William de Ellesworth. Pottle, quart.

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18 d. from Agnes Bere for the same. Pledge: Robert Wodeward. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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12 d. from Andrew de Weston and William Crane, tasters of Ramsey, and 12 d. from Robert le Wodeward and William le Mayster, tasters of Hepmangrove, for false presentments, in that they stated that each brewer from the said vills sold each gallon of ale for 1 d.[and that this was] its proper value, whenever they sold, whereas it was determined by the jurors of this year that the ale was not worth 1 d., as the tasters said. Further, because John le Webester, John Chaceden, Ivo Altherman, William Hauteyn, Ivo Russel and Roger de Assebech, jurors of the last view, [4] agreed word for word with the said tasters and it was later determined by the jurors of the present view that they spoke falsely, they are amerced 12 d.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

69

6 d. from Stephen Maysent, 3 d. each from Hugh Dunch, William le Hayward, William Frost, John de Myton, William le Mazon, and 6 d. each from Walter de Badborngham and William Chacedyen for default.

70

6 d. from Alexander Capellanus for putting a pile of straw outside his house too close to the King's road, to nuisance. Order to remove.

71

12 d. from Robert Sculle for not cleaning his ditch between himself and the King's road, because of which the watercourse is stopped up, to great nuisance. Pledge: Robert de Hemmynges. Order to correct.

72

(Order.) 3 d. from Muriel de Ellesworth for receiving Peter le Thresser out of tithing. Pledge: the Bailiff. Order to distrain Peter to put himself in tithing.

73

(Order.) Order to distrain Robert de Craneford to put himself in tithing.

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3 d. from Isabelle le Proude for unjustly raising the hue and cry on Alice de Pistrino. Pledge: Adam Kyllet.

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6 d. from Robert le Beaumeys who, with Agnes le Beaumeys, beat le Silksewester', for which he justly raised the hue and cry. Pledge: Godfrey Andreu, who is amerced 6 d. for not having the said Agnes, who did not come. Order to distrain Agnes to answer.

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12 d. each from John del Bernes and Adam le Stedeman for housebreaking against Denise Coke, for which she justly raised the hue and cry. Pledge for John: Geoffrey [....] [5]

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6 d. from John son of John Faber for unjustly raising the hue and cry on William son of John de Myton. Pledge: John Faber.

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3 d. from William Predicas for striking Philip de Mongemery, for which he justly raised the hue and cry. Pledge: Peter Flote.

79

6 d. from Hugh Abbot for housebreaking against Robert C[ut], [6] for which he justly raised the hue and cry. Pledge: John Bernard.

80

(Order.) 3 d. from Nicholas le Freman, pledge of Simon Cementarius, for not having him to answer to a charge of striking Alice de Pistrino, for which she justly raised the hue and cry. Order to distrain Simon to answer.

81

6 d. from John Chacedyen for beating and drawing blood from William [...], [7] for which he justly raised the hue and cry. Pledge: [....] [8]

82

6 d. from Alexander le Longe for striking and beating Robert le P[...], [9] for which he justly raised the hue and cry. Pledge: William Gerveys.

83

12 d. from Amice Baroun for making rescue from Nicholas the Bailiff, for which he justly raised the hue and cry. Pledge: William Gerveys.

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3 d. from John Praffyn for striking John Rede, for which he justly raised the hue and cry. Pledge: Peter Flote.

85

6 d. from Henry le Swon for trying to strike [10] Robert de Brune, for which he justly raised the hue and cry. Pledge: Ivo Russel.

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3 d. from Sarah Malet for striking Amice le Schecher', for which she justly raised the hue and cry. Pledge: Geoffrey de Weston.

87

3 d. from John de Beche for unjustly raising the hue and cry on William de Alkemondebir. Pledge: Richard de Morton.

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3 d. from Philippa Norman for striking Benedict Wrau, for which he justly raised the hue and cry. Pledge: her husband.

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3 d. from Catherine le Fouwer for unjustly raising the hue and cry on John [...]lymer [11]. Pledge: Walter de Glatton.

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3 d. from Alan le Bere for beating John de Saham, for which he justly raised the hue and cry. Pledge: Geoffrey de Weston

91

6 d. from William Faber, pledge of Nigel Aylward, for not having him to answer to a charge of making rescue from Nicholas the Bailiff, for which the Bailiff justly raised the hue and cry. Order to distrain Nigel to answer.

92

6 d. from John del Bernes for knocking John Frore into a cesspit, for which he justly raised the hue and cry. Pledge: Geoffrey Pope.

93

6 d. from William Gerveys and John le Barker, pledges of William Pye of Yaxley, for not having him to answer to a charge of striking Nicholas son of Robert de Hulm, for which he justly raised the hue and cry. Order to distrain William to answer.

94

3 d. from Alan Ber' for beating William Boleheved, for which he justly raised the hue and cry. Pledge: Geoffrey de Weston.

95

12 d. from Robert de Craneford for housebreaking against Joan, wife of Geoffrey le Messager, and for badly beating and drawing blood from her in her house, for which she justly raised the hue and cry. Pledge: Robert le Wodeward.

96

6 d. from William le Hayward, pledge of Allota, his wife, for not having her to answer a charge of making rescue from Nicholas the Bailiff, for which Nicholas justly raised the hue and cry. Order to distrain her to answer.

97

6 d. from Alan Heryng for beating and wounding Richard de Marham, for which Simon de Spaneye justly raised the hue and cry. Pledge: Hugh de Assebech.

98

3 d. from Ellen, wife of John Faber for unjustly raising the hue and cry on Nicholas the Bailiff. Pledge: her husband.

99

6 d. from William Collop for unjustly raising the hue and cry on Hugh Wayman. Pledge: William Gerveys.

100

3 d. from William Cane, pledge of Christina le Revesman, for not having her to answer to a charge of housebreaking against Agnes, daughter of Adam de Pistrino, for which Agnes justly raised the hue and cry. Order to distrain Christina to answer.

101

William de Ripton and Thomas Chatte beat Walter le Hanepermaker, for which he justly raised the hue and cry. 12 d. amercement from William. Thomas did not come. Therefore, John Faber and William de Ripton, his pledges, are amerced 6 d. for not having him. Order to distrain Thomas to answer.

102

3 d. from Denise Ryches for striking Cecilia Lintes, for which she justly raised the hue and cry. Pledge: Hugh de Assebech.

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3 d. from Christina Gerveys for unjustly raising the hue and cry on Robert de Craunfeld. Pledge: William Gerveys.

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6 d. from Robert de Sancto Neoto, pledge of Richard Beverech, for not having him to answer to a charge of unjustly raising the hue and cry on Richard Carectar, John, garcon of the Sacristan, William Freman and Nicholas Freman. Order to distrain Richard to answer.

105

6 d. from Alan Molendinarius and Ivo Altherman, pledges of Adam Molendinarius, for not having him to answer to a charge of striking Nicholas Molendinarius, for which Nicholas justly raised the hue and cry. Order to distrain Adam to answer.

106

6 d. from William Collop for unjustly raising the hue and cry on Richard Carectar, John, garcon of the Sacristan, William Freman and Nicholas Freman. Pledge: William Gerveys.

107

(Order.) 3 s. from the whole vill of Hepmangrove for failing to prosecute a hue and cry justly raised on John, garcon of Magister Laurence de Sutton, and Walter de Alkemondebir by John, garcon of Lord John of St Ives, canon of Huntingdon, who had been beaten by them. Further, since the accused did not come, they are ordered distrained to answer.

108

One-half mark from the vill of Ramsey and 40 d. from the vill of Hepmangrove for not keeping the watch as they should, in accordance with the Statute of Winchester. [12]

109

(Order.) Order to correct [a purpresture] of five acres from the common of Ramsey at Pakelod which the men of Benwick appropriated while making a dike.

110

Trespass with force and arms, against the peace of the Lord King, by John le Hauker of St Ives, Roger le Noreys, Edmund le Noreys, John Unfrey of Warboys, William, his brother, Roger de Hurst, Richard de Grendale, Robert Parys of Pidley, Thomas Attehalle of Hurst, William Ulf of Hurst, William Mowyn, his brothers Guido and Nicholas, and Richard de Mullesworth of Hurst, in that they, together with many others whose identities are unknown, unjustly knocked down a dike that the Lord Abbot of Ramsey justly made in the marsh, as is permitted to him as capital lord, for his advantage, in his own property. This was done to the grave damage of the abbot and convent. Amercement from William Mowyn: 2 s. Order to distrain the others to answer, and order to the jurors and Bailiff that they have the dike restored to its previous condition.

111

2 s. from the 12 jurors for concealing that William Chacedyen struck Walter Ponder in the head with a cudgel and drew blood from him, against the peace and to Walter's damage. Order to distrain William to answer.

112

3 d. from Petronilla le Wayte, complainant, and Geoffrey de Weston, her pledge, for failing to prosecute against William de Ripton, who goes without a day.

113

6 d. from Alexander de Styvecl' for putting dung and entrails of animals in the common lade, to nuisance, as presented in previous views. Pledge: Godfrey Andreu.

114

(Order.) Order to retain one laver, together with other small items, seized from Henry de Jakel', and to take more until he puts himself in tithing.

115

(Order.) Order to distrain Roger Fycher, Robert le Loker and Adam Drake to answer to a charge of mooring their boats filled with fish, herring and other goods and refusing to come to the bridge, in order to deprive the lord of his stallage, as presented in the last view. [13]

Notes

1. 25 September, 1312. The conclusion of this court is found in BLAdd.Roll34360, dated 1306/7 by the British Library. That Add.Roll34360 is, in fact, the second half of roll 34768 is confirmed by the ending of 34768 occurring in the middle of ale presentments and the beginning of 34360 occurring in the middle of ale presentments, and by the identity of the ale-tasters (see infra, nos. 11, 68). Compare also infra, no. 115, with supra, 1312[1], nos. 101, 102.

2. Unrecorded.

3. See supra, 1312[1], no. 5.

4. See supra, 1312[1], no. 1.

5. Torn away.

6. Torn away.

7. Torn away.

8. Torn away.

9. Torn away.

10. MS: voluit percussisse.

11. Torn away.

12. See Statute of Winchester (12 Edward I) in Statutes of the Realm 1: 96ff.

13. See supra, 1312[1], no. 98.