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

BLAdd.Roll39608d (AD1354[1])

RAMSEY. VIEW OF FRANKPLEDGE HELD THERE ON MONDAY, THE 7th OF APRIL, IN THE TWENTY-EIGHTH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF KING EDWARD III AND IN THE SIXTH YEAR OF THE LORD ABBOT RICHARD, [1] BEFORE BROTHER JOHN DE CLAXTON AND JOHN DE STYVECLE, STEWARD.

1

[INQUEST/JURORS] Simon Nightingale, Robert Rideman, John Sewer, William Overton, Robert Pulter, John Baroun, Andrew Lightfot, Robert Flote, John Rodekoc, Robert Pedefer, Simon Pedefer, Nicholas Hirst.

2

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

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE ALE-TASTERS]

3

Presentments by Simon Nightingale and Thomas Chaumberleyn, ale-tasters:

4

2 s. from Emma Milnere for regularly brewing and selling ale contrary to the assize [of ale.] She brought no measures. Pledge:[Blank.]

5

12 d. from Agnes Boteler for the same. She did not come.

6

6 d. from Alice Nightingale for the same, six times. She brought her measures. Pledge: [Blank.]

7

2 s. from Agnes Hore for the same, regularly. She did not come. Later, she came.

8

12 d. from Emma Grittford [2] for the same. She brought her measures. Pledge: [Blank.]

9

18 d. from Joan Boteler for the same. She brought her measures. Pledge: [Blank.]

10

2 s. 6 d. from Alice de Reed for the same. [She brought a] defective gallon.

11

12 d. from Mabel Cok for the same.

12

12 d. from Joan de London for the same. She brought her measures.

13

6 d. from Emma Barkere for the same, three times.12 d. from Emma Martyn for the same, three times. [3] She brought her measures. Pledge: [Blank.]

14

2 s. from Agnes Ulf for the same, regularly. She brought her measures but is amerced 6 d. because they were not sent [for inspection by the tasters.] [4]

15

18 d. from Agnes Bukworth for the same. She brought her measures.

16

2 s. from Margery Sparhauk for the same. She neither came nor brought her measures, and she is amerced 6 d. because her measures were not sent [for inspection by the tasters.] [5]

17

2 s. from Agnes Clerk for the same. She brought her measures.

18

12 d. from Beatrice Enderdale for the same. She did not come.

19

2 s. from Muriel de Somersham for the same. She brought her measures.

20

12 d. from Cecilia Porter for the same. She did not bring her measures and is amerced 3 d. because they were not sent [for inspection by the tasters.] [6]

21

12 d. from Maria de Overe for the same, and 3 d. for not sending her measures [for inspection by the tasters.] [7]

22

(12 d. from Margaret Pedefer for the same, four times.) [8]

23

Presentments by Robert Rideman, taster of Hepmangrove:

24

2 s. from Matillis de Ayllington for regularly and selling ale contrary to the assize [of ale.] She brought her measures.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

25

6 d. from Emma Pakerel for breaking the assize of bread.

26

3 d. from Alice, wife of Nicholas Mice, retailer of ale.

27

6 d. from Joan de Kaldecote for breaking the assize of bread.

28

3 d. from Alice Lord, common retailer of bread.

29

6 d. from Agnes Bucworth and 12 d. from Basilia Pulter, retailers of bread.

30

12 d. from Agnes Peitvyn, common retailer of bread and ale.

31

3 d. from Margery Cler, retailer.

32

3 d. from William atte Cros for impeding the proper flow of water towards Boners [9] with an uncleaned gutter.

33

3 d. from Nicholas de Hirst for the same at Lepers Lane. [10]

34

3 d. from William Wardeboys for the same.

35

3 d. from Nicholas Ladelere for the same at the Cross of Bury.

36

[...] [11] from John Sewer for narrowing [...] [12] at[...]lane. [13]

37

3 d. from John de Glatton for the same at the Cross of Bury.

38

3 d. each from Richard Pontesbury, Alan Fyne and Joan Smart for the same.

39

Amercement excused from the Warden of the New Fabric of the Chapel of Blessed Mary for the same, next to Barons. [14]

40

Note that the Lord Abbot is supposed to build one bridge at Biggin Way [15] and has not done it.

41

3 d. from Robert Pulter for impeding the proper flow of water towards New Field [16] with an uncleaned gutter.

42

3 d. each from Richard de Burgo, Roger Cook, Richard Pontesburi, Robert Rideman, William Leyghton, John Nedham, John Arnold, Simon Pedefer, Thomas Cook, Henry Cook, Thomas Ballard, William Hawys, and John Arnold Junior for the same.

43

3 d. from Nicholas de Styvecle for the same at Cole Lane. [17]

44

Amercement excused from the Almoner for the same.

45

3 d. from Alice Mice for the same towards Temesford.

46

3 d. from John Kolleman for default.

47

Amercement excused from the Infirmarian for impeding the road at Bury Fen. [18]

48

3 d. from Simon Nightingale for impeding the common lade with a ditch behind his dwelling.

49

3 d. each from Alan de Reed, Simon Cok and John Randolf for the same.

50

Amercement excused from the Abbot for not cleaning the gutter towards Turvers Lane. [19]

51

3 d. from John Stevenisson for the same there.

52

Amercement excused from the Warden of the Chapel of Blessed Mary for the same.

53

6 d. from John Bernard for putting clay next to his house, to nuisance.

54

3 d. from the same John for narrowing the common road in le Brook, to nuisance.

55

3 d. from Ralph Prest for not cleaning his gutter.

56

3 d. from William Taillor of Buntingford [20] for the same.

57

3 d. from John Peytevyne for the same.

58

Amercement excused from the Warden of the Chapel of Blessed Mary for not cleaning his gutter at the Great Bridge.

59

Amercement excused from Nicholas de Styvecle for the same there.

60

3 d. from Matiliis (de Temesford) [21] for not cleaning her ditch at Beterestrate.

61

2 d. from Agnes Lord for putting a dung heap in the King's road at the Great Bridge, to nuisance.

62

2 d. each from Richard Oxeburg, William Martyn, John Dichere and John Bucworth for the same there.

63

12 d. from Thomas Nassington for narrowing the common lade at the Great Bridge.

64

6 d. from Thomas Hagenale for the same there.

65

3 d. from John Sparhauk for holding one privy beyond the lade, to nuisance.

66

3 d. each from John Grigge, John Smuddyng, Simon Nightyngale and Petronilla Temesford for the same.

67

(6 d. from William de Wardeboys for a hue and cry justly raised on him by Agnes Piers). [22] Pledge: the Constable.

68

6 d. from Andrew Morton for the same by Richard de Pontesburi. Pledge: William Wardeboys.

69

6 d. from Alice de Ellesworth for unjustly raising the hue and cry on Simon Pedefer. Pledge: Henry Dalton.

70

6 d. from William le Ropere for the same on Robert Pulter and John Snap. Pledge: Richard Pontesburi.

71

6 d. from William, servant of Richard de Burg for drawing blood from William Wardeboys. Pledge: the Constable. 6 d. from Henry Rolf for a hue and cry justly raised on him by Massely Swetemilk. Pledge: Thomas Cok.

72

6 d. from Ralph Bacheler for the same by Emma Garlek. Pledge: William Assheby.

73

6 d. from John Kelleman for the same by Emma Wyles. Pledge: Alan Carite.

74

6 d. from Andrew Pykeler for the same by Emma Garlek. Pledge: the Constable.

75

6 d. from Peter Heryng for the same by Agnes Lamproun. Pledge: Hugh Swetemylk.

76

6 d. from John Philip for the same by Alan Milnere. Pledges: the Constable and Andrew Clerk.

77

6 d. from the same John Philip for drawing blood from the said Alan. Pledge: John Clere.

78

6 d. from Alan Milnere for a hue and cry justly raised on him by Emma, wife of John Philipp. Pledge: Andrew Clerk.

79

6 d. from John Philipp for drawing blood from John le Milnere. Pledge: Richard Colyn.

80

6 d. from John Arnold for a hue and cry justly raised on him by Alice Smart. Pledge: John Bernard.

81

6 d. from Richard Oxeburgh for the same by Emma Martyn. Pledge: Henry Cok.

82

6 d. from John Smyth for the same by William [....] [23]Pledge: William Cicely.

83

6 d. from John Pykerell for the same by A[?gnes] Bussh. [24]Pledge: Thomas Chaumberleyn.

84

6 d. from William Pynk for the same by Thomas Chacedien. Pledge: Henry Cok.

85

6 d. from Joan del Grene for unjustly raising the hue and cry on John le Glovere. Pledge: William Dunstable.

86

6 d. from Agnes Laumproun for the same on Peter Hering. Pledge: John Bere.

87

6 d. from John Pelle for drawing blood from John Bere. Pledge: Henry Cok.

88

6 d. from William Pelle for the same from the said John [Bere.]Pledge: Robert Flote.

89

6 d. from John Pelle for committing housebreaking against the said John [Bere.] Pledge: [Robert Flote]. [25]

90

3 d. from William Pelle for the same against the said John[Bere.] Pledge: [Robert Flote]. [26]

91

6 d. from John Glovere for drawing blood from Roger Pipere. Pledge: Nicholas Ladelere.

92

6 d. from Thomas White for a hue and cry justly raised on him by Alice L[e]ffenham. [27] Pledge: Richard Colyn.

93

6 d. from John [?Kell]eman [28] for the same by John Brouse. Pledge: Thomas Whyte.

94

6 d. from John, garcon of the miller, for the same by Roger, garcon of the clerk of the Bakehouse. [29] Pledge: John May.

95

6 d. from Robert Lynell for the same by Alice Tyrington. Pledge: John Peytevyn.

96

6 d. from the ale-tasters for not performing their office.

97

Amercement excused from the Cellarer for making a fence around Arnale, to the nuisance of the community.

98

3 d. from William Colebroend, out of tithing and received by the Almoner. 3 d. each from Alan de Colne, John de Ravele, Roger de Hurst, John de Wystowe, [?Alan,] [30] servant of Nicholas de Hurst, William Haliwell, Robert Chapman, and Richard, servant of John Sparhauk for the same.

99

Note that John Baroun is elected to the office of Constable and taster, in place of Thomas Chaumberleyn.

100

Total: 72 s. 6 d.

101

AFFEERORS: Simon Nightyngale and Henry le Cok, sworn.

Notes

1. 7 April, 1354.

2. Deleted: Pakerell.

3. Deleted: communiter.

4. MS: non misit pro tastoribus.

5. MS: non misit pro tastoribus.

6. MS: non misit pro tastoribus.

7. MS: non misit pro tastoribus.

8. Entry an interlinear addition.

9. MS: Boneres.

10. MS: Lepereslane.

11. Obliterated.

12. Obliterated.

13. Obliterated.

14. MS: Barones.

15. MS: Biggingweye.

16. MS: Newfeld.

17. MS: Colane.

18. MS: Byrifen.

19. MS: Turverislane.

20. MS: Buntyngford.

21. Interlinear addition.

22. Interlinear addition.

23. Obliterated.

24. Obliterated.

25. MS: predictus.

26. MS: predictus.

27. Damaged.

28. Torn away.

29. MS: Bakhous.

30. Damaged.