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

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RAMSEY. VIEW OF FRANKPLEDGE HELD THERE ON [TUESDAY], 12 FEBRUARY, IN THE FIFTH YEAR OF THE LORD ABBOT RICHARD, [1] BEFORE BROTHER JOHN DE CLAXTON AND JOHN DE STYVECLE.

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[INQUEST/JURORS] Robert Rideman, William de Overton, Henry Cook, John Baroun, Thomas Chaumberleyn, Andrew Lyghtfot, John Sewer, Robert Pedefer, Robert Pulter, Robert Flote, Richard de Burgo, John Bernard.

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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 Thomas Chaumberleyn and Simon Nightingale, ale-tasters:

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2 s. from Emma Milnere for brewing and selling ale regularly, contrary to the assize [of ale.] Pledge: Robert Pulter.

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18 d. from Alice Nightingale for the same.

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6 d. from Cecilia Chaumberleyn for the same, three times.

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2 s. from Agnes Hoore for the same, regularly, and 6 d. for not sending [her measures.]

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12 d. from Emma Pakerel for the same, and 6 d. for not sending her measures.

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6 d. from Mariot le Feror for the same, six times, and 6 d. for not sending her measures.

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6 d. from Joan Boteler for the same, three times.

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Amercement excused from Alice, wife of Alan Reed for the same, four times.

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12 d. from Margaret Scherman for the same, five times, and 3 d. for not sending her measures.

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6 d. from Joan de London for the same, regularly.

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18 d. from Margaret de Veer for the same, six times, and 6 d. for not sending her measures.2 s. from Emma Martyn for the same, regularly. [2]

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18 d. from Agnes Ulf for the same, and 6 d. for not sending her measures.

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2 s. from Agnes de Bucworth for the same.

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12 d. from Basilia Pulter for the same, three times.

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12 d. from Margaret Sparahawk for the same, three times, and 3 d. for not sending her measures.

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2 s. from Agnes Clerk for the same, regularly.

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2 s. from Muriel de Somersham for the same, and 6 d. for not sending her measures.

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6 d. from Cecilia Porter for the same, three times.

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12 d. from Maria de Overe for the same, three times, and 3 d. for not sending her measures.

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12 d. from the wife of Roger Hivere for the same, three times, and 3 d. for not sending her measures. Pledge: Margaret Fyntis.

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6 d. from Agnes, wife of John Boteler for the same, twice. Pledge: her husband.

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12 d. from Beatrice Rideman for the same, three times. [3]

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12 d. from the tasters for not performing their office.

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6 d. from Emma Pakerel for baking contrary to the assize.

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12 d. from Joan de Kaldekate for the same.

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6 d. from Margaret de Sawtre, retailer of ale.

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6 d. from Emma de Kendale for the same.

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6 d. from Alice de Bokisworth for the same.

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6 d. from Agnes Petevyn for the same.

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6 d. from Juliana Plumbe for the same.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

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6 d. from Robert Pikerel for a hue and cry justly raised on him by Simon Nitinhgale. Pledge: John Bernard, who is amerced [4]for not having [Robert.]

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6 d. from the same Robert for making rescue from the Constable. Pledge: John Bernard.

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6 d. from Ralph Prest for a hue and cry justly raised on him by Margaret de Sautre. Pledge: John Hering.

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6 d. from the same Ralph Prest for housebreaking against the said Margaret. Pledge: [John Hering]. [5]

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3 d. from John Polle for a hue and cry justly raised on him by Peter Hering. Pledge: Nicholas de Hirst, who is amerced [6] for not having [John.]

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3 d. from Emma Garlyk for unjustly raising the hue and cry on Ralph Bacheler. Pledge: the Constable, who is amerced [7] for not having [Emma.]

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6 d. from John Kelleman for drawing blood from William de Alk[mundebir.] Pledge: Thomas Chaumberleyn, who is amerced [8]for not having [John.]

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6 d. from the same John for a hue and cry justly raised on him by Mariot Feror. Pledge: Andrew Clericus, who is amerced [9] for not having [John.]

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3 d. from William, servant of Richard de Broughton for drawing blood from Ralph Prest. Pledge: Richard de Broughton, who is amerced [10] for not having [William.]

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3 d. from the same William for a hue and cry justly raised on him by the said Ralph. Pledge: [Richard de Broughton], [11] who is amerced [12] for not having [William.]

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3 d. from William, garcon of John Hobbisson for the same by the said Ralph. Pledge: [John Hobbisson]. [13]

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3 d. from the same William for drawing blood from the said Ralph. Pledge: [John Hobbisson], [14] who is amerced [15] for not having [William.]

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3 d. from John Plombe for the same from Wyota Sawyere. Pledge: John Sperage, who is amerced [16] for not having [John.]

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6 d. from John Stevenisson for making rescue from Simon Nitingale, Constable. Pledge: Nicholas le [....] [17]

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3 d. from the same John for a hue and cry justly raised on him by the said Simon. Pledge: the same.

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6 d. from Henry de Dalton for making rescue from the said Constable. Pledge: John Mice.

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3 d. from the same Henry for a hue and cry justly raised on him by the said Constable. Pledge: [John Mice]. [18]

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3 d. from the wife of John Snap for a hue and cry justly raised on her by the wife of Henry Bisshop. Pledge: her husband.

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3 d. from the same wife of John Snap for committing housebreaking against the said wife of Henry Bisshop. Pledge: her husband. [19]

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6 d. from William Terleg for drawing blood from Ralph Prest. Pledge: John Jolep.

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3 d. from the same William for a hue and cry justly raised on him by the said Ralph. Pledge: [John Jolep], [20] who is amerced [21] for not having [William.]

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6 d. from Robert Pikerel for drawing blood from William Marteyn. Pledge: John Bernard.

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12 d. from John Hobbisson for making rescue from Hugh de London, Bailiff. Pledge: Richard de [?Broughton.] [22]

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3 d. from the same John for a hue and cry justly raised on him by the said Hugh. Pledge: the same.

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6 d. from Thomas Whyghte for the same by William Odde. Pledge: John Bernard.

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3 d. from Robert Flote for impeding the proper flow of water at the tenement of Master Thomas Twyfore with [?an uncleaned weir.] [23]

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3 d. from Robert Pulter for narrowing the King's road with one dung heap put in the same.

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3 d. from Robert Schort for impeding the proper flow of water with one uncleaned weir at Priest's Well, [24] to the nuisance of his neighbors.

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3 d. from Robert de Ripton for the same there, to nuisance.

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3 d. from John Doo for the same there.

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3 d. from Richard Feror for the same at Beterisstrate.

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3 d. from John Sperage for the same there, to nuisance.

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3 d. from Petronilla de Temisford for the same there.

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3 d. from Thomas Cook for the same there.

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3 d. from William de Overton for the same there.

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3 d. from John Gritteford for the same there.

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Amercement excused from Nicholas de Styvecle for the same there.

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3 d. from Nicholas Ladelere for the same there.

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3 d. from William Tylere for the same there.

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3 d. from Robert Peddere for the same there.

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3 d. from Robert Pulter for the same there.

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3 d. from Richard de Burgo for the same there.

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3 d. from John Botcher for the same there.

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No amercement from the Warden of the Chapel of St Mary for the same there, to nuisance.

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3 d. from Ralph Clerke of Broughton for impeding the proper flow of water with one uncleaned weir.

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3 d. from William de Sudbur for the same, to nuisance.

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No amercement from the Almoner of Ramsey for the same at Priest's Well, [25] to nuisance.

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3 d. from William Ropere for being out of tithing.

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3 d. each from John Ver, John Sperage, Robert Chapman, John[...], [26] and 2 d. from John Ca[...] [27] for the same.

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Presentment that the Abbot of Ramsey is obligated to repair one[...] [28] in the road to Biggin. Order to repair.

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3 d. from William de Sudbur for impeding the proper flow of water with one uncleaned weir at Cole Lane, [29] to nuisance. Order to correct.

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1 d. from John de Greteford for the same there, to nuisance. Order to correct.

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6 d. from Alan de Reed for impeding the proper flow of water with one uncleaned common weir at his tenement. [Order to correct.]

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3 d. from Robert Pikerel for the same with two latrines towards the King's road. [Order to correct.]

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3 d. from John Bernard for the same at his tenement. [Order to correct.]

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3 d. from John Gerveys for the same with one uncleaned common weir. [Order to correct.]

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Note that the Abbot of Ramsey obstructs the proper flow of water with one uncleaned weir at Turvers Lane. [30]

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3 d. from Thomas Cook for the same there, to nuisance. Order to correct.

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Note that the Warden of the Chapel does the same there.

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3 d. from Robert Schort for the same with one uncleaned weir at his tenement towards the King's road.

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3 d. from John de Ver for the same there.

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3 d. from Wyot Sawyere for the same.

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3 d. from William Martyn for the same.

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3 d. from Emma, wife of Walter de Kendale for the same, to nuisance. Order to correct.

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3 d. from John Clere for the same, to nuisance.

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3 d. from Alice Hawteyn for the same.

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2 d. from William Ashebi for the same.

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3 d. from John Philip for the same.

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3 d. from Richard Milner for the same.

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3 d. from John de Newton, chaplain, for the same at his tenement.

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3 d. each from William Ladelere, John Bucworth and John Clere for digging clay in the lade next to the bridge, to the nuisance of the neighbors.

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6 d. from Simon Nightingal for having one privy standing beyond the lade to the detriment of the water and to the nuisance of the neighbors. Order to correct.

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Note that the Cellarer of Ramsey has enclosed the woods of Arnale for three years, where the tenants of Ramsey should have common. Order to correct.

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12 d. from William Martinus for occupying the office of butcher and selling meat at excessive prices, to nuisance.

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18 d. from John Clere, butcher, 12 d. from John de Bucworth, 6 d. from Richard Oxeburw, and 12 d. from Wyot Sawyere for the same.

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3 d. each from John Taynor, Thomas Ballard, and John Edom for default.

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6 d. each from Matillis de Somersham, John Randolf, William atte Cros, 3 d. each from Simon Nightingale, William de Alk[mundebir], and 6 d. each from John Petevyn, Richard de Burgo, Margaret Bolwere and Robert Pedefer for having false bushels.

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Order to distrain William Sparwe, Robert Rideman, John Boteler, Richard de Pontisbur, Geoffrey Pulter and William Martyn to appear before the steward of the Abbot of Ramsey before the next feast of St Matthew [31] to show their bushels and to hear what the steward shall have decided about them.

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Total: 83 s. 4 d.

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AFFEERORS: Thomas Cook and Thomas Chaumberleyn, sworn.

Notes

1. 12 February, 1353. The scribe has miswritten the date as Monday, 12 February, which fell in the year 1352. Since Abbot Richard's years are dated from 1 January, his fifth year is 1353.

2. Notice of failure to send measures deleted.

3. Entry preceded by triple repetition of entry no. 9 and deleted.

4. Unrecorded.

5. MS: predictus.

6. Unrecorded.

7. Unrecorded.

8. Unrecorded.

9. Unrecorded.

10. Unrecorded.

11. MS: predictus.

12. Unrecorded.

13. MS: predictus Johannes.

14. MS: predictus Johannes.

15. Unrecorded.

16. Unrecorded.

17. Torn away.

18. MS: predictus.

19. MS: predictus Johannes.

20. MS: predictus Johannes.

21. Unrecorded.

22. Torn away.

23. Torn away.

24. MS: Prestiswelle.

25. MS: Prestiswelle.

26. Obliterated.

27. Obliterated.

28. Obliterated.

29. MS: le Kolane.

30. MS: Turferislane.

31. 21 September, 1353.