The Court Rolls of Ramsey, Hepmangrove, and Bury, 1268–1600
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[RAMSEY.] VIEW [OF FRANKPLEDGE HELD THERE] ON TUESDAY, THE MORROW OF THE FEAST OF THE PURIFICATION OF BLESSED MARY, IN THE FOURTEENTH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF KING EDWARD, SON OF KING EDWARD, AND THE FIFTH YEAR OF THE LORD ABBOT SIMON, [1] BEFORE JOHN DE CHETYNGDON.

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[JURORS:] Godfrey Andreu, Ivo Russel, Stephen Provost, William Gerveys, William Chaceden, Richard Pedefer, John le Lavender, William de Oxendon, Thomas Rideman, William de Ellesworth, Ralph le Wodeward, William Fabyon.

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CAPITAGE: 6 s. 8 d.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS] [2]

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Order to distrain Richard le Skynnere to answer for receiving his son, William, out of tithing, and order to distrain William to put himself in tithing.

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Order to distrain Roger Amiz to answer to a charge of being a forestallor of fish, in that he regularly buys fish from the fishermen of the abbot and convent in return for bread, ale and money, to the great prejudice and damage of the lord abbot and convent.

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Order to distrain William le Carter, John Predicas, John Amyz, William le Smale, Stephen Legat, Stephen Matheu, William Goldhop, Rodland, Richard Keek, Richard de Hemmyngges and Baldwin Allegode to answer for the same.

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6 d. from William le Barker for the same. Pledges: John Tannator and Robert le Wodeward. 6 d. from William le Carter for default.

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6 d. from John Balde for beating and mistreating William Enderdale, for which William justly raised the hue and cry. Pledges: John Baker and Benedict Cler'.

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6 d. from Agnes de Coleby for taking a certain letter from Catherine de Gomecestr' against her will, for which she justly raised the hue and cry. Pledge: Alan le Barker.

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6 d. from Alan le Bere for beating and mistreating Beatrice, wife of Henry de Scole, for which she justly raised the hue and cry. Pledges: John de Warewyk, Ivo Turnour, John Henry and Peter Carnifex.

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6 d. from William de Hale, pledge of William Jerveys, for not having him to answer to a hue and cry justly raised on him by Matilda de Sautre because he had beaten and mistreated her. Order to distrain William to answer.

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12 d. from Robert de Caldecote for beating and mistreating Mariot Grubbe, for which she justly raised the hue and cry. Pledge: John Tannator.

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6 d. from Christina Grubbe for unjustly raising the hue and cry on Andrew de Weston. Pledge: Simon Albermar.

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6 d. from Robert de Craunfeld for beating and mistreating William Unwyne, for which he justly raised the hue and cry. Pledges: John Faber and Elias de Craunfeld.

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6 d. from John Chatte for unjustly raising the hue and cry on Richard Brust. Pledges: Benedict Clericus and Henry de Scole.

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12 d. from Christina Augstyn for the same on John Augstyn. Pledges: Richard Brust and John Augstyn.

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6 d. from Simon de Aylyngton for striking Robert, son of John Tannator, for which Robert justly raised the hue and cry. Pledge: Robert Page.

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Order to distrain Nigel Aylward to answer to a charge of being a forestallor of salt, in that he waits for and meets merchants at the head of the vill who are supposed to sell salt, and there, before the merchandise is offered in the marketplace, he puts on it a fixed price at which it is to be sold, to great damage.

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12 d. from Alan Gere for setting out snares and other traps for catching bitterns and herons, to damage. Pledges: Nicholas Brouse and Thomas de Elyngton.

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12 d. from Roger son of Pelle for destroying the marsh by stealing and selling rushes belonging to the commoners. Pledges: Robert le Wodeward and Thomas de Elyngton. Order to distrain Godfrey Heryng to answer for the same.

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Order to distrain William Gerveys for destroying the marsh by selling one millarium of rushes to outsiders.

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Order to arrest Richard Kaye for the same by stealing and selling the commoners' peat.

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6 d. from Robert Rore for the same. Pledge: William ad Grenam.

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Order to commit Alan le Bere to gaol for being a common malefactor and nocturnal vagabond, to the terror of the whole vill, and also for being in the habit of seriously threatening many people regarding life and limb. Later, he is amerced 6 d. Pledges: John de Warewyk, Ivo Tannator, John Hervy and Peter Carnifex, who guarantee that Alan will henceforth conduct himself well and honestly, without committing any trespass or misdeeds of this nature against anyone in the vill.

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Order to distrain the wife of Richard Pedefer and the wife of Alan Caryte, retailers of ale, for regularly selling ale, in violation of the assize and before the tasting.

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6 d. from Roger son of Pelle for default.

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2 s. from Robert de Caldecote for breaking the assize of bread. Pledge: John Tannator.

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12 d. from Christina de Hale for the same. Pledge: her husband.

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6 d. from Little Philip [3] for the same. Pledge: Robert le Wodeward.

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6 d. from Christina, wife of Roger de Pistrino for the same. Pledge: John Tixtor.

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Order to distrain Alice de Ravele and Amice Clere to answer for the same.

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Order to distrain Edmund le Boteler to show how he entered into one messuage in Ramsey by grant and feoffment of the son and heir of Peter Fesaunt.

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Order to distrain Thomas le Couper, servant of Novus Locus, to show how he entered into one messuage in the same vill, which he has by grant of Ivo le Turnour; William de Beuford, to show how he entered into one messuage with 10 acres of land in the same vill by grant of William de Ellesworth; Robert, servant of the Prior, to show how he entered into a certain part of one messuage by grant of Robert Cont; and John Clerevaus, to show how he entered into the fief of the lord in the same vill.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE ALE-TASTERS OF RAMSEY]

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Presentments by Andrew de Weston and William de Ripton, ale-tasters of Ramsey, who, together with the jurors, say that all the bakers and brewers broke the assize of bread and ale.

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2 s. from Roger de Assebech, 6 d. from Roger de Pistrino, 4 s. from Richard le Fuer, 12 d. from Katherine, wife of Roger Ace, 6d. from Alice de Ravele, 4 s. each from Little Philip, [4]William de Hale, Robert Pakerel, Robert de Caldecote, and 2 s. from John Muntabon for breaking the assize of bread.

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6 d. from the wife of Richard Faber for breaking the assize of ale, once.

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10 d. from Joan, wife of William Brekespere for the same, twice.

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6 d. from Joan, wife of Alexander Frebody for the same, once.

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2 s. from Rose, [5] wife of William de Oxendon for the same, regularly.

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12 d. from Alice, wife of William le Hayward for the same.

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2 s. from Emma, wife of Peter Flote for the same.

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2 s. from Amice, wife of Ivo Barun for the same.

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2 s. from Joan, wife of Laurence Baldewyne for the same.

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12 d. from Margaret, wife of Walter de Gomecestr' for the same.

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6 d. from Ellen , wife of John Faber for the same, twice.

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12 d. from Joan, wife of Walter de Corby for the same, regularly.

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6 d. from Juliana, wife of John le Barker for the same.

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2 s. from Mariot, wife of Ranulph Grubbe for the same.

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6 d. from Matilda le Milnere for the same, twice.

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12 d. from Christina, wife of William de Hale for the same, regularly.

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6 d. from Margery, wife of Gilbert Kippon for the same.

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2 s. from Beatrice, wife of Richard le Fuer for the same.

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6 d. from Emma, wife of Robert le Draper for the same, three times.

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12 d. from Christina, wife of Adam le Lavender for the same, regularly.

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12 d. from Beatrice, wife of Godfrey Andreu for the same.

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6 d. from Emma, wife of William Crane for the same.

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6 d. from Katherine, wife of Roger Ace for the same.

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6 d. from Alice de Ravele for the same.

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12 d. from Emma, wife of John Muntabon for the same, three times.

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2 s. from Philippa Norman for the same, regularly.

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6 d. from Alice, wife of Walter de Glatton for the same, once.

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12 d. from Alice, wife of William de Ripton for the same, regularly.

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12 d. from Margery le Ferrour for the same.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE ALE-TASTERS OF HEPMANGROVE]

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

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2 s. from Alice le Barker for breaking the assize of ale.

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12 d. from Agnes, wife of John Austyn for the same, twice.

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12 d. from Emma Hervy for the same, three times.

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6 d. from Agnes Bere for the same, regularly.

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Complaint of trespass by William Gerveys against Robert de Beaumes. Pledges for the plaintiff: John le Barker and William de Ripton. Pledge for the defendant: Godfrey Andreu. Day is given, at the request of the parties, that they come to the next court without essoins.

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Amercement [6] from William Gerveys for claiming common of fishery where he ought not to have it.

Notes

1. 3 February, 1321.

2. MS: prijurati.

3. MS: Parvus Philippus.

4. ms: Parvus Philippus.

5. MS: Roysia.

6. Unrecorded.