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

TNA/SC2/179/18, m.5r (AD1316)

RAMSEY. VIEW OF FRANKPLEDGE [HELD] AT RAMSEY ON MONDAY, THE MORROW OF [THE FEAST OF] THE ENTHRONEMENT OF ST PETER, IN THE NINTH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF KING EDWARD, SON OF KING EDWARD, AND THE THIRTIETH YEAR OF THE LORD ABBOT JOHN. [1]

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[JURORS:] Robert le Ferrour, John Aude, William le Baxster, Godfrey Andreu, William de Rypton, Adam Tannator, Andrew de Weston, John Powel, John son of Alan Tannator, Ralph le Wodeward, William le Mayster, Walter de Glatton.

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CAPITAGE: 6 s. 8 d.

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6 d. from Peter Carnifex and Robert de Byker, pledges of Nigel Aylward, for not having him to answer to a hue and cry justly raised on him by Nicholas the Bailiff, as presented [in the last view.] Order to attach Nigel to answer.

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Amercement [2] from Reginald Sweyn for default.

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3 d. each from Nicholas, son of William le Cartere, and John Cocus for the same.

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6 d. from William Chaceden for drawing blood from Walter Pondre, as presented [in previous views.] Pledges: John Chaceden and Michael de Pistrino.

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3 d. from the Bailiff for not raising 3 d. from Adam Scriptor and Geoffrey de Weston, his pledge, to the use of Robert de Byker, which he recovered against Adam, as presented [in previous views.] Order to raise the money from both, as before.

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(Order.) Order, as before, to distrain Agnes, wife of Robert Craneford, to answer for unjustly raising the hue and cry on John de Temesford, as presented [in the last view.]

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The same regarding Denise Frebody for the same on Eustace Achard.

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Amercement excused from Thomas Outy and John de Gyddyng, his pledge, for not prosecuting John Muntabon, because the plea was in the court of the Cellarer.

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(Order.) 3 d. from Walter de Glatton, pledge of Ivo Russel, because Ivo has not yet paid Andrew Pampe 3 d. which he recovered against him in the last view. Order to raise the money as much from the pledge as from the principal debtor.

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(Order.) 3 d. from John Bernard and Alexander Frebody, pledges of William Preducas, because William has not yet paid Roger de Assebech 6 d. which he recovered against him for his damages in the last view. Order to raise the money as much from the pledge as from the principal debtor.

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3 d. from William Pulter for damage done in the lord's grain with his cow in the past year. Pledge: Robert, clerk of the Cellarer.

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3 d. from the same William for the present year. Pledge: the same Robert, clerk.

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3 d from John Muntabon for the same in the lord's meadow. Pledges: Peter Flote and Ivo Russel.

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(Memorandum.) John le Messager and William de Ellesworth are pledges of Joan Grubbe that henceforth she shall conduct herself well in all things, under penalty of a half-mark.

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(Order.) Order to distrain Joan Clere to answer to a hue and cry justly raised on her by Alice le Botiller, as presented in previous views.

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(Order.) The same regarding John le Lord for the same by Thomas de Upwode, as presented in previous views.

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6 d. from Geoffrey Blancgernoun for unjustly raising the hue and cry on Constance Bygges. Pledge: John de Temeseford.

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Order to the Bailiff to answer for 6 d. worth of wool sold to him in the preceding year.

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6 d. for unjust detention from Nicholas Pampe, who acknowledge she owes William Gerveys 6 d., which he will pay. Pledges for both [obligations:] Robert Cut and John, son of Simon Tannator.

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(Order.) Complaint of trespass by William Gerveys against Elias, son of Petronilla. Pledges for prosecuting: William de Ellesworth and John Rodekoc. Elias, summoned to appear, did not come. Order to distrain him to answer.

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6 d. from Thomas de Upwode for damage done in the lord's grain with his cows. Pledge: John Bernard.

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3 d. from the same Thomas for the same with his pigs. Pledge: John Bernard.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE ALE-TASTERS OF HEPMANGROVE]

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

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2 s. from Amice, wife of [...] [3] Molendinarius for regularly selling ale for 1 d. and 1 1/2 d. and by false measures. Pledge: her husband. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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6 d. from Alice [?de Ravele] [4] for the same, regularly selling ale for 1 d. Pledge: Thomas de Elyngton. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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12 d. from Agnes Bere for the same. Pledge: her husband. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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12 d. from Alice de Glatton for selling ale for 1 d., three times. Pledge: her husband.

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12 d. from the wife of William le Mayster for regularly selling ale for 1 d. Pledge: her husband. She did not come but sent her gallon, pottle and quart.

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6 d. from Emma de Orlyens for selling ale for 1 d., twice. Pledge: Robert le Forester. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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2 s. from the wife of David Porcarius for regularly selling ale for 1 d., for selling for 1 1/2 d. twice, and for false measures. Pledge: William de Ellesworth. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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3 s. from Alice le Barker for regularly selling ale for 1 1/2 d. and by the chopin. [5] Pledge: William le Mayster.

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2 s. 6 d. from the wife of John Austyn for the same, regularly in all things. Pledge: her husband. Gallon, pottle, quart.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE ALE-TASTER OF RAMSEY]

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Presentments under oath by Andrew de Weston, ale-taster of Ramsey:

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3 d. from Mariot Powel for selling ale for 1 d., once. Pledge: her husband.

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12 d. from Emma le Draper for selling ale for 1 1/2 d., three times. Pledge: Benedict le Chaumberleyn. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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2 s. from Juliana le Milner for selling ale for 1 d., six times, and by an unsealed quart. Pledge: Simon le Lavender.

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12 d. from Christina le Ferrour for the same, six times, selling for 1 d. Pledge: her husband. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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18 d. from Beatrice Andreu for the same, regularly selling for 1d. and 1 1/2 d. Pledge: her husband. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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6 d. from Katherine de Ravele for the same. [Amercement reduced] at the request of the Seneschal. Pledge: her husband.

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2 s. 6 d. from Christina de Hale for the same. Pledge: her husband. Gallon, pottle, quart, chopin.

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6 d. from Emma Michel for the same, selling for 1 d., twice. Pledge: John the Bailiff.

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2 s. 6 d. from Matilda de Sautre for the same, regularly selling for 1 1/2 d. Pledge: her husband.

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12 d. from Margery Kippon for the same, five times. Pledge: her husband.

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12 d. from Alice le Barkere for the same, selling ale for 1 1/2d. six times. Pledge: John le Messager, chaplain. Gallon, quart.

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

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18 d. from Amice, wife of Ivo Piscator for the same, selling ale for 1 1/2 d. six times. Pledge: her husband. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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

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2 s. from Mariot Grubbe for the same, regularly. Pledge: John the Bailiff. Gallon, pottle, quart, chopin.

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12 d. from Matilda le Milner for the same, four times. Pledge: Ivo Russel. No measures brought.

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2 s. from Juliana Chaceden for the same, regularly. Pledge: her husband. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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18 d. from Ellen Faber for the same, six times. Pledge: her husband. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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18 d. from Joan Balde for the same, regularly. Pledge: John the Bailiff. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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2 s. from Margaret de Gomecestre for the same [....] [6] Pledge: her husband. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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2 s. 6 d. from Amice Barun for the same. Pledge: her husband. Gallon, pottle, quart, chopin.

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6 d. from Agnes de Assebech for the same, selling for 1 d. only. Pledge: Roger de Assebech. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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2 s. from Emma Foliot for the same, regularly. Pledge: her husband. Gallon, quart.

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2 s. 6 d. from Allota Aylward for the same. Pledge: her husband. Gallon, pottle, quart, chopin.

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2 s. from the wife of William de Oxenden for the same. Pledge: her husband. Gallon, pottle, quart, chopin.

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6 d. from Emma, widow of John Faber, selling for 1 d., twice. Pledge: Richard Faber. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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2 s. 6 d. from Alice de Ripton for the same, regularly selling for 1 1/2 d. Pledge: her husband. She did not bring but sent her gallon, pottle and quart.

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18 d. from Alice, widow of William Braciator for the same, six times. Pledge: Geoffrey de Weston. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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2 s. from Matilda le Porter for the same, regularly. Pledge: Robert le Wodeward. Gallon, pottle, quart, chopin.

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6 d. from Alice [...] [7] for the same, selling for 1 d., twice. Pledge: her husband. No measures brought.

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18 d. from Margery le Ferrour for the same, selling for 1 d. Pledge: her husband. Gallon, pottle, quart.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

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3 d. each from S[...], [8] Benedict de Leamis, Richard de Hannes, Andrew Chaceden, Philip de Sautre, chaplain, and Richard atte[...], [9] for default.

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6 d. from Agnes, wife of Alan Wyhteger for unjustly raising the hue and cry on Robert de Smalwode. Pledge: Adam Tannator.

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3 d. from William de Freman for a hue and cry justly raised on him by Agnes, wife of John Charite. Pledge: John de Leccheworth.

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6 d. from Richard Hagyn for the same by Paya de la Veyne. Pledge: the Bailiff.

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6 d. from Alexander Longus for the same by Amice, wife of William Heryng. Pledge: William Gerveys.

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6 d. from Robert Buk for the same by William Note. Pledge: Robert le Forester.

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3 d. from Richard Hagyn, pledge of Peter Sutor, for not having him to answer to a hue and cry justly raised on him by Robert le Ropere. Order to distrain Peter to answer at the next court. Later, he came. Pledge: Richard Hagyn.

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6 d. from William Frost for a hue and cry justly raised on him by Matilda le Milner. Pledge: Walter de Glatton.

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6 d. from Stephen Provost for the same by Agnes Cote. Pledge: John de Leccheworth.

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6 d. from Agnes Ryche for the same by Agnes Cote. Pledge: Stephen Provost.

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6 d. from John de Weston for unjustly raising the hue and cry on Roger Pelle. Pledge: John de Temesford.

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12 d. from Catherine de Gomecestr' for the same on Agnes, wife of Roger de la Hyde. Pledge: Walter de Gomecestr'.

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6 d. from Nicholas Pampe for a hue and cry justly raised on him by Walter de Gomecestr'. Pledge: Adam Tannator.

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6 d. from William Hauvyll for the same by Ellen Dobbeday. Pledge: John Aude.

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6 d. from Andrew Pampe for unjustly raising the hue and cry on Geoffrey de Weston. Pledge: John Aude. 6 d. from Peter Quarel for a hue and cry justly raised on him by Nicholas le Flanner. Pledge: the Bailiff.

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(Order.) Order to the Almoner to correct the ditch he has not yet corrected at Benetescroft, [10] because of which the King's road is often inundated, to great nuisance.

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(Order.) 3 d. from Joan le Rydeman for not yet correcting her ditch at Benetescroft, [11] because of which the watercourse is diverted beyond the King's road, to nuisance. Order to correct. Pledge: the Bailiff.

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(Order.) 6 d. from Richard Pedefer for the same opposite his tenement. Order to correct. Pledge: William le Mayster.

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(Order.) Order to distrain John Cupere for the same, in front of his messuage. Order to correct.

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(Order.) 6 d. from Ivo Russel for the same opposite his tenement. Order to correct. Pledge: William Hauteyn.

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(Order.) 3 d. from Richard Brust for the same. Order to correct. Pledge: Geoffrey de Weston.

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(Order.) 3 d. from Mariot Chaceden for the same. Order to correct. Pledge: Richard Chaceden.

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(Order.) 6 d. from John Clerevaus for the same opposite his tenement. Order to correct.

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(Order.) 12 d. from Robert Sculle for not correcting his ditch, because of which the road called Cole Lane [12] is so flooded that no one can pass by it, to the grave nuisance of the whole vill. Order to correct at Robert's expense. Pledge: the Bailiff.

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(Order.) 3 d. from Simon, servant of Simon Tannator for not correcting his ditch, because of which the watercourse is diverted beyond the King's road. Order to correct.

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(Order.) 2 s. from Richard de Morton for a purpresture upon the King's road next to the land formerly belonging to Elias Reyner and made by digging and erecting a dike there, to grave damage. Order to correct at Richard's expense. Pledge: William le Mayster.

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(Order.) 6 d. from Amice, widow of Elias Reyner for narrowing the common entry to the water at the foot of the bridge by one foot in width. Order to correct.

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(Order.) 3 d. from Robert Buk for erecting a pig-sty in the common highway opposite the bridge, to nuisance. Order to tear it down. Pledge: Robert le Wodeward.

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6 d. from William Baldewyne for destroying the marsh by mowing and selling rushes. Pledge: Peter Flote.

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6 d. from Stephen Matheu for the same. Pledge: Walter de Glatton.

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12 d. from Roger Molendinarius for taking excessive tolls and by an unsealed grain measure. Pledge: John, his brother.

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(Order.) 6 d. from Alexander le Longe for receiving Joan, daughter of Bryd, who is of bad reputation and unworthy of residing in the vill. Order that no one henceforth receive her under penalty of a 40 s. fine.

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(Order.) 6 d. from Hugh Wayman for receiving John de Baston, who was prohibited the vill in past times. Pledge: Walter de Glatton. Order that no one henceforth receive John or William Boleheved Junior, who is [also] of bad reputation, under penalty of a 20 s. fine.

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(Order.) 6 d. from John Faber for putting his house too close to the house of the Warden of the Chapel of Blessed Mary, to nuisance. Order to correct.

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The assize of ale established that two gallons [of ale] are to be sold for 1 d., and thus it was proclaimed in all views.

Notes

1. 23 February, 1316.

2. Blank.

3. Damaged.

4. Obliterated.

5. MS: per chopinum (i.e. a half-pint).

6. Obliterated.

7. Obliterated.

8. Obliterated.

9. Obliterated.

10. MS: Beneytescroft.

11. MS: Beneytescroft.

12. MS: Collane.