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

BLAdd.Roll39604r (AD1335/9)

[RAMSEY.] [1] LEET HELD THERE ON MONDAY AFTER THE FEAST[....] [2]

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[JURORS:] Walter Smyth, John Pulter, Henry Smyth, John Cook juxta le Wyghte, John, son of Henry de Ravele, Geoffrey de Wenington, John Ferrour, William Bekky, Hugh de London, Robert de Norfolk, Henry de Hurst, Benedict Wraw.

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CAPITAGE, from the whole homage, that all not be called individually: 6 s. 8 d.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE ALE-TASTERS]

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Presentments by Benedict Wraw and Roger Clere, ale-tasters:

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3 s. from Emma, wife of John Milnere for regularly brewing and selling ale contrary to the assize [of ale.] [3]

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6 d. from Joan Smart for the same, twice.

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6 d. from Agnes Barkere for the same, twice.

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2 s. 6 d. from Agnes Hore for the same, regularly.

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2 s. 6 d. from Emma Barker for the same.

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12 d. from Alice Denever for the same, four times.

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18 d. from Alice Dengayne for the same, regularly.

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12 d. from Agnes Clere for the same, almost regularly.

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12 d. from Joan, wife of Robert Denever for the same, regularly.

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18 d. from Emma de Wistowe for the same.

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6 d. from Isabelle de Elm for the same, three times, and for not coming.

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2 s. 6 d. from Joan Ulf for the same, regularly.

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3 s. from Katherine Bekky for the same.

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12 d. from John Fraunceys for the same.

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3 d. from Katherine Curteys for the same, three times. Pledge: Simon de Weston.

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3 s. from Maya de Overe for the same, regularly.

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18 d. from Joan, wife of Geoffrey de Wenington for the same.

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2 s. from Margaret Pudifer for the same.

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3 s. from Felicia de Sawtre for the same.

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2 s. 6 d. from Muriel de Somersham for the same.

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3 s. from Agnes, wife of Thomas Gibbesone for the same.

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3 s. from Amice de Turfeye for the same.

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12 d. from Maya de Broughton of Hepmangrove for the same, three times.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

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3 d. each from Stephen and Robert Randis, chaplains, Nicholas Ladeler, Robert Short and John Loby Junior for default.

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3 d. each from John, son of William Milner, John, son of Robert Smyth, Robert, son of Alan Maggesson, Robert, son of Walter Frost, John, son of Robert Peyntour, John, son of William Witliseye, William, [4] garcon of Robert Balliesman and John David for being out of tithing. Order to put themselves in tithing [before the next leet.]

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3 s. from the 12 jurors of the preceding leet, convicted in the full leet by the [present] 12 jurors of not correcting or having corrected the purpresture which John Baroun made by appropriating land from the common road to the marsh four feet in length and four perches in width, as was ordered in the last leet. Order to correct before the next leet.

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3 d. each from Roger le Horde and William Broun Gardiner for being out of tithing. Pledge for Roger: Robert de Norfolk.

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4 s. 6 d. from William Cowper (6 d.), John de Broughton, John Jowel, Thomas Hervy, John Barkere, John Newman, John Jelkysson, Christina, widow of Roger Arnold, and Alexander Arnold, tenants in Bury, for digging peat in the marsh of Ramsey, where they do not have common.

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6 d. from [William Amable], [5] and Thomas Duraunt for selling peat to strangers, contrary to custom.

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Amercement excused by the abbot from Robert de Norfolk for not purging his ditch next to Lepers Lane, [6] because of which the watercourse is diverted onto the King's road.

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3 d. from Henry de Fenton for digging peat in the common drove, to great nuisance.

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6 d. from John Clere for making a ditch laterally across the common drove in the marsh, to nuisance.

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3 d. each from Thomas Durant, Thomas Sculle and Robert del Hale for the same.

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6 d. from John Mountabon for making waste in the marsh by digging more peat than he should. Pledge: Robert Denever.

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Amercement excused from the ancilla of Roger Wayte for carrying away the neighbors' peat from the marsh, to nuisance.

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3 d. each from the wife of John Neel, Denise, wife of Richard Bevyn, Matillis de Aylington, the daughter of Adam Stedman, Agnes Aumproun, Margery Proffyn, and Emma Peny for the same.

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3 d. from Orframya de Bodeseye for the same. Pledge: her father.

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3 d. each from Juliana Plumbe, Joan Trekoo, Cecilia de Helpistone, the sons of Robert Catesson, the ancilla of John Hering, Katherine, daughter [7] of John Pampes, Emma Chaumberleyn, Mariot de Broughton, and Basilia Gray for the same.

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3 d. each from Alice Gretwork, Beatrice Payn, Alice le Longe, Alice Draper, the wife of Walter Draper, Emma Chaumberleyn and William Dawbour for acquiring flax and hemp in Cole Lane [8] next to Triphil and digging up the King's road for blending that flax and hemp, to the great corruption and narrowing of the King's road there.

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3 d. from Agnes Augstyn for failing to purge her ditch between her messuage and the King's road, thereby obstructing the watercourse.

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3 d. from Richard de Morton for failing to purge his ditch opposite four selions next to le Broo.

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3 d. from William Cole for failing to purge his ditch, because of which the watercourse is obstructed.

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[No amercement from] the abbot of Ramsey for obstructing the watercourse next to the messuage of Nicholas Freman and next to the messuage of Thomas de Elington.

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[No amercement from] the abbot for making ditches next to the messuage of Michael del Bakhous, the messuage of Baroun and [next to] Biggin Way. [9]

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3 d. from Christina Russel for being a common malefactor regarding her neighbors' peat.

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3 d. from the daughter of Robert de Northeye for the same.

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6 d. from William de Oggereston for receiving three malefactors regarding the neighbors' peat.

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3 d. from Reginald Shepherde for failing to purge his ditch next to Cole Lane, [10] because of which the watercourse is obstructed.

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3 d. from William Fower for the same, in the same place.

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6 d. from John Jalkysson for leading the wagons of strangers into the marsh of Ramsey for carrying away peat to other vills, against the custom.

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Amercement excused from the Almoner for failing to purge his ditch in Betereslane, because of which the watercourse is obstructed.

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Amercement excused from Henry de Hurst for putting his dung heap in the common at Betereslane.

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Order to correct the obstruction of the common gutter between the messuage of William de Alkmundbyr' and Richard Engayne made by Agnes, [11] to nuisance.

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6 d. from the same [12] Richard Dengayne for narrowing the common lade extending laterally across his messuage and for having one immovable bridge there, on account of which the neighbors cannot use their boats.

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3 d. from Richard de Burgo for the same, in the same place.

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3 d. from Stephen Provost and Alice de Ripton for failing to purge the common gutter between their messuages.

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[?3 d.] from William Dunstable for obstructing the common gutter next to the marsh of the Almoner, because of which the watercourse is obstructed.

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6 d. from Felicia de Sautre for putting her dung heap in the common lade leading to the abbey, to great nuisance.

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Amercement excused from the Warden of the Chapel for erecting a privy beyond the common lade at Breden Bridge, [13] to great nuisance.

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3 d. from John Mountabon, (amercement excused) from the Sacristan of Ramsey, and 3 d. each from John Fraunceys, Geoffrey de Weston and Thomas de Weston for narrowing the common lade next to le Isle. Order to correct.

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6 d. from Simon de Assebech for receiving the beasts of John Hiche of Abbot's Ripton and pasturing them in the marsh of Ramsey, saying that they were his own beasts and thereby defrauding the lord and overstocking the pasture.

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3 d. each from William Bekky and John Clere for having their willows hanging over the common lade, on account of which the passage of boats is seriously impeded.

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6 d. each from William Bekky, John Clere, 3 d. from John Aubyn, 6d. from Robert Hunte, 3 d. each from John Bukworth and Robert Mountabon, and [no amercement recorded] from Thomas Gibbeson for selling badly salted meats.

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(Amercement excused) from John Aubyn, and 3 d. each from John Clere, Alice, daughter of Walter Parvus, (amercement excused)from Amice Perkeyn, and 3 d. from Robert Mountabon for having ovens in the King's road, to nuisance. [Order to remove.]

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Amercement [14] from William Predicas for not purging his ditch next to the field, on account of which the customaries badly glean.

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12 d. from Roger Milner and 6 d. from John Pakerel [15] for purveying and selling contrary to the assize.

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6 d. from Emma Flote for being a befouler of bread, contrary to the assize.

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Amercement excused from the ale-tasters for not performing their office properly, because they are the affeerors.

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6 d. from Thomas Whit for a hue and cry justly raised on him by Felicia Sawtre. Pledge: Adam Wyles.

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[?6 d.] from Nicholas Smyth Junior for the same by the same Felicia.

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6 d. from John Oxeburgh for the same by the same Felicia. Pledge: Nicholas de Byri.

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[?6 d.] from John Bukworth for the same by the same Felicia. Pledge: the Bailiff.

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6 d. from John Clere for the same by the same Felicia. Pledge: Robert de Mountabon.

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Note that the above-named Thomas Whit, Nicholas Smyth Junior, John Oxeburgh, John Bukworth and John Clere committed housebreaking.

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Amercement [16] from John Smuddyng [17] for a hue and cry justly raised on him by William Sowter juxta Portam. Pledge: Thomas Proffyn.

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Amercement [18] from John Smalwode Junior for the same by the said William. Pledges: John Fraunceys and John Smalwode Senior.

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Amercement [19] from Walter Brid for the same by William Odde. Pledges: Richard [...] [20] and [....] [21]

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Amercement [22] from the same Walter for drawing blood from the said William Odde and for housebreaking [....] [23]

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Amercement [24] from John Smalwode Junior for a hue and cry justly raised on him by the same William Odde. Pledge: John Smalwode Senior.

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Amercement [25] from the same John Smalwode Junior for drawing blood from the said William. [....] [26]

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Amercement [27] from John Smudding for a hue and cry justly raised on him by the same William. [....] [28]

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Amercement [29] from the same John for drawing blood from the said William.

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Amercement [30] from John Peytevyn for a hue and cry justly raised on him by Christina Smyth. Pledge: Roger Clere.

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Amercement [31] from John Roberdisson for drawing blood from Agnes de Houghton. Pledges: William Sparhauke and John Brampton.

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Amercement [32] from John, son of Adam Lavender for a hue and cry justly raised on him by Agnes de Framelyngham. Pledge: his father.

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Amercement [33] from Bartholomew Lavender for a hue and cry justly raised on him by Margery Baroun. Pledge: Richard Broughton.

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Amercement [34] from Thomas, son of the said Bartholomew for the same by the said Margery. Pledge: his father.

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Amercement [35] from John Smudding for the same by Joan Grigge. Pledge: John Smalwode, Affeerer.

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Amercement [36] from John Faunceys for the same by Agnes Grubbe. Pledge: Roger Clere.

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Amercement [37] from Henry Sutor for the same by John Raulyn. Pledges: John Peytevyn Junior and John Milner.

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Amercement [38] from the same Henry for denying passage to the said John in the King's road, against the peace.

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Amercement [39] from Alexander Pothole for a hue and cry justly raised on him by the said John. Pledges: Henry de Burgo and Robert Wisbech.

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Amercement [40] from the same Alexander for drawing blood from the said John.

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Amercement [41] from the same Alexander for a hue and cry justly raised on him by John Clere. Pledge: Henry de Burgo.

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Amercement [42] from Ralph de Alkmundbyr' for the same by Ellen, wife of William Denever.

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Amercement [43] from John Aubyn for the same by Geoffrey the Bailiff.

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Amercement [44] from the same John for making rescue from the said Geoffrey.

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Amercement [45] from Christina Smyth for a hue and cry justly raised on her by the wife of John Skynner. Pledge: Henry Smyth.

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Amercement [46] from Peter Cowper for the same by Robert Hive. Pledge: Robert Wayte Catesson.

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Amercement [47] from Thomas Luvel for the same by Joan S[....] [48] Pledge: Geoffrey Hering.

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Amercement [49] from Robert Denever for unjustly raising the hue and cry on John Peitevyn Senior. [50]

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Amercement [51] from John Fraunceys for a hue and cry justly raised on him by Christina Boteller.

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Amercement [52] from Richard Trikyngham for the same by Robert Haym. Pledge: Benedict Wraw.

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Amercement [53] from Robert Pikerel for drawing blood from Robert Derling. Pledge: John Pikerel.

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Amercement [54] from William de Northeye for a hue and cry justly raised on him by William Anable. Pledge: John Rideman.

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Amercement [55] from William de Northeye for drawing blood from William Anable. Pledge: John Rideman.

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Amercement [56] from William Daye for a hue and cry justly raised on him by John Swon. Pledge: Henry Smyth.

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3 d. from the said John Swon for not coming.

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Amercement [57] from John Cristemasse for unjustly raising the hue and cry on Henry de Hurst. Pledges: William Milnere and Robert Wisebech.

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Amercement [58] from the same John for making rescue from the said Henry of one dog, which John led into his house, against the prohibition.

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Election of Nicholas Smyth as [...] [59], in place of John Baroun.

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Election and swearing-in of Robert [60] Rideman and Nicholas Smyth as ale-tasters and constables of Hepmangrove.

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Order to the Bailiff to answer for one cow and part of one plough belonging to John Broun, fugitive. Note that the Bailiff of Biggin is responsible for this is his account of expenses.

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Complaint of debt by Alexander le Lord against Robert Heming. Pledge for prosecuting: Benedict Wraw. Robert does not come. Order to attach him to come at the next court under summons, and that day is given to Alexander.

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Conviction by the jurors of William Anable of trespass against Robert de Northeye, to his damages of 12 d., which William shall pay.

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3 d. from Richard Viel, who acknowledges he owes John Thurner 3d. Order to raise the money. Pledge: Peter de Overe.

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3 d. from William Anable, convicted by the jurors of unjustly detaining two millaria of peat, valued at 2 s., from William Hawys, to his damages of 3 d. Order to raise the money.

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AFFEERORS: Roger Clere and Benedict Wraw, jurors.

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Total: #4 18 s. 1 d.

Notes

1. A badly faded roll. In the upper right margin: iv li. xviii s. vii d.

2. Undated. Dated 1335/39 by the British Library.

3. All amercements recorded in the left margin.

4. Deleted: Alicia.

5. Deleted: Robertus.

6. MS: Leperslane.

7. Deleted: uxor.

8. MS: le Colane.

9. MS: le Bigginweye.

10. MS: Kolane.

11. No surname recorded.

12. Sic.

13. MS: Bredenebrigge.

14. Unrecorded.

15. Deleted: Nicholaus Outy.

16. Torn away.

17. Deleted: Smalwode.

18. Torn away.

19. Torn away.

20. Obliterated.

21. Obliterated.

22. Torn away.

23. Obliterated.

24. Torn away.

25. Torn away.

26. Obliterated.

27. Torn away.

28. Obliterated.

29. Torn away.

30. Obliterated.

31. Obliterated.

32. Obliterated.

33. Obliterated.

34. Obliterated.

35. Obliterated.

36. Obliterated.

37. Obliterated.

38. Obliterated.

39. Obliterated.

40. Obliterated.

41. Obliterated.

42. Obliterated.

43. Obliterated.

44. Obliterated.

45. Obliterated.

46. Obliterated.

47. Obliterated.

48. Obliterated.

49. Obliterated.

50. Names originally reversed, then corrected.

51. Obliterated.

52. Obliterated.

53. Obliterated.

54. Obliterated.

55. Obliterated.

56. Obliterated.

57. Obliterated.

58. Obliterated.

59. Obliterated.

60. Deleted: Johannes.