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

BLAdd.Roll39596r (AD1289)

RAMSEY. MONDAY AFTER THE FEAST OF THE CIRCUMCISION OF THE LORD, IN THE SEVENTEENTH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF KING EDWARD AND THE THIRD YEAR OF THE LORD ABBOT JOHN.) [1]

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[JURORS:] [2] Robert Walun, Simon Chacede, Robert Pistor, Alan Tannator Senior, Nicholas Brouse, Godfrey Andreu, Robert Chacede, cleric, Richard de Beureper, John de Aula, Elias Reyner, William le Rydeman, John de Smalwode.

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[CAPITAGE:] 6 s. 8 d.

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Complaint against Geoffrey de Byri and his wife, Emma, by Nicholas, garcon of John de Sutton, concerning the unjust detention of 17 d. ob. of arrears for [...] [3] rings of malt and one dry measure costing 6 d. which were sold to them. Pledge for the complainant: John de Sutton. Pledge for the defendants: Stephen de Wyntonia. Agreement by licence of concord, sought by the parties, whereby Geoffrey agrees to make satisfaction to Nicholas for everything by a payment of 19 d. at the feast of the Purification. [4] 6 d. amercement from Geoffrey and Emma. Pledge for both [obligations]: John Norman.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE ALE-TASTERS OF RAMSEY]

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Presentments by the ale-tasters of Ramsey, Robert Braciator and Alan Leaute:

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6 d. from Matilda, daughter of Simon Chacede for breaking the assize of ale. Pledge: her father.

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[Amercement excused] from Sarah Lynns, pauper, for the same. Pledge: her husband.

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6 d. from Isabelle Schunch for the same. Pledge: John Prodycas.

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12 d. from Emma, wife of Robert Faber for the same. Pledge: Simon Forestarius.

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2 s. from Avice, wife of Robert Clere for the same. Pledges: her husband and Ralph Amur.

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12 d. from Philippa la Lavendere for the same. Pledge: her husband.

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6 d. from Matilda, wife of Robert Chacede the Cook for the same. Pledge: her husband.

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6 d. from Matilda, daughter of Cecilia Tannatrix for the same. Pledge: John Norman.

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2 s. from Mariot, wife of Alan Tannator for the same. Pledge: Stephen le Porter.

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2 s. from Agnes, wife of John Faber for the same. Pledge: Robert le Beaumeys.

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2 s. from Cecilia Tannatrix for the same. Pledge: Stephen le Porter.

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12 d. from Margery, wife of Hugh le Ferur for the same. Pledge: Peter Fezaunt.

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12 d. from Amice, wife of Elias Reyner for the same. Pledge: Peter Fezaunt.

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2 s. from Agnes de Acre for the same. Pledge: Simon Forestarius.

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2 s. from Emma, wife of Godfrey Andreu for the same. Pledge: Simon Forestarius.

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2 s. from Agnes Garlek for the same. Pledge: Roger le Rydeman.

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2 s. from Margaret Lytfoht for the same. Pledge: Simon de Elysworth.

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12 d. from Margaret Barun for the same. Pledge: Simon Drenge.

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[No amercement] from Margery, wife of Simon Drenge, because she kept the assize. Pledge: her husband.

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30 d. from Christiana de Beaureper for the same. Pledge: Richard Bygge.

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2 s. from Denise, wife of Geoffrey Faber for the same. Pledge: Simon Drenge.

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2 s. from Emma Bygge for the same. Pledge: John Crane.

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2 s. from Alice, daughter of Robert Chacede, cleric, for the same. Pledge: Stephen de Wintonia.

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12 d. from Agnes, daughter of Peter Cissor of Stanford for the same. Pledge: John Norman. 2 s. from Emma, wife of Elias le Stabler for the same. Pledge: Stephen de Wintonia.

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2 s. from Beatrice le Akatur for the same. Pledge: her husband.

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3 s. from Petronilla ad Petram for the same. Pledge: John Norman.

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12 d. from Emma Mowes for the same. Pledge: John Norman.

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12 d. from Christiana de Hale for the same. Pledge: Stephen de Wintonia.

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18 d. from Alice, wife of Gregory Pistor for the same. Pledge: John Tussens.

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6 d. from Felicia, wife of Stephen de Wintonia for the same. Pledge: her husband.

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12 d. from Christiana Prat for the same. Pledge: Herbert Turbarius.

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[No amercement] from Matilda de Heling' because she kept the assize. Pledge: Stephen de Wintonia.

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18 d. from Christiana, wife of Roger Pistor for the same. Pledge: Robert de Beaumeys.

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18 d. from Mabel, wife of Alan Molendinarius for the same. Pledge: Roger le Rydeman.

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12 d. from Denise, wife of Walter Cupern for the same. Pledge: Peter Fezaunt.

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12 d. from Joan, wife of John Tussenz for the same. Pledge: her husband.

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6 d. from Anota Clere for the same. Pledge: Stephen de Wintonia.

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12 d. from Emma, wife of Michael Forestarius for the same. Pledge: her husband.

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[No amercement] from Mariot Powel, because she kept the assize. Pledge: John Powel.

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2 s. from Philippa, wife of John Norman for the same. Pledge: her husband.

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12 d. from Emma, wife of William Cementarius for the same.

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12 d. from Alice Pollard for the same. Pledge: her husband.

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12 d. from Alice Clere for the same. Pledge: her husband.

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12 d. from Joan Drenge for the same. Pledge: Stephen de Wintonia. 6 d. from Margery le Porter for the same. Pledge: Stephen de Wintonia.

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12 d. from Allota, wife of Ralph Carnifex for the same. Pledge: John Norman.

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6 d. from Rychalda for the same. Pledge: Alan Tannator.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE ALE-TASTERS OF HEPMANGROVE]

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Presentments by the tasters of Hepmangrove, Stephen de Kyngesdelf and Simon Forestarius:

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12 d. from Margaret, daughter of Philip for breaking the assize of ale. Pledge: Simon Forestarius.

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Amercement excused from Alice de Ravele for the same. Pledge: Roger le Rydeman.

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Amercement excused from Alice Penys for the same. Pledge: Stephen de Wintonia.

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[No amercement] from Agnes Bere, because she kept the assize.

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5 s. from Emma Molendinaria for the same. (Pledge: Simon Forestarius.)

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12 d. from Emma Pateryk for the same. Pledge: Simon de Elysworth.

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2 s. from Beatrice, wife of John Tannator for the same. Pledge: her husband.

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12 d. from Joan Tannatrix for the same. Pledge: Roger le Rydeman.

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6 d. from Idonea de Walton for the same.

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[No amercement] from Agnes de Wystowe, because she kept the assize.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

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Amercement excused from Alexander Camberlanus for default.

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6 d. each from Thomas de Hoylond, Benedict Clere Senior, Reyner le Porter, John son of Sarah and Robert Bretun for the same.

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Amercement excused from John le Porter for the same.

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Order to distrain the Warden of the Chapel of Blessed Mary to answer at the next court for receiving men in four of his houses who made waste in the King's road, to the nuisance of the whole vill and passers-by.

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12 d. from Henry Kyppon for having one dung heap opposite his house, to the nuisance of passers-by. (Order to remove.)

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6 d. from Cecilia Tannatrix for impeding the watercourse opposite her house with one dung heap, to the detriment of the King's road and to the nuisance of passers-by. Pledge: Alan Tannator Junior. (Order to correct.)

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12 d. from William Wrau for having one dung heap opposite Cole Lane, [5] to the detriment of the King's road. Pledge: Simon Forestarius. (Order to remove.)

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Discussion to be held with the Lord Abbot concerning the fact that the King's road is deteriorated, to the nuisance of passers-by, by [the absence of] one bridge which the abbot was supposed to construct at Biggin Way [6] and has not done.

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[No amercement] from the Almoner of Ramsey for making cess pits in the King's road at Aldbornwell, to the detriment of the King's road and the nuisance of passers-by. (Order to correct.)

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2 s. from Bate Pistor for exercising the office of baker and for not having correct weights.

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18 d. from Elias le Stabler, 12 d. from Ivo le Alderman, 6 d. from Isabelle Callop, 18 d. from Anota Clere, and 6 d. from Aubrey, wife of Thomas Abbot for the same. Pledges: the one for the other.

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Imprisonment of John Norman for a hue and cry justly raised on him by Stephen de Wintonia for making rescue from Stephen of one cow which the latter attempted to attach for a debt incurred by John in the eyre. [7] John found mainpernors for his release: Alan Tannator Junior, Simon de Elysworth, Simon Chacede and William le Rydeman. Fine by John: 6 s. 8 d. Pledge: Alan Tannator Junior.

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Hue and cry justly raised on Benedict Clere Senior by the same Stephen [for attempting to prevent Stephen from] delivering seisin to Benedict Clere Junior following a judgement. Order to attach by his body.

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Amercement excused from the same Stephen for a hue and cry justly raised on him by John Pynkeneye for striking John with his rod. Pledge: Robert Chacede, cleric.

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Order to attach Robert le Dychere by his body for unjustly raising a hue and cry on Ralph Carnifex.

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Order to attach Alan Norman, Robert Pictor and Nicholas, his brother, for a hue and cry justly raised on them by Richard Hagin for battery and bloodshed.

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Imprisonment of Adam ate Grene for making rescue from the man of Alexander Camberlanus of his beasts that were causing damage in Alexander's grain. Fine for release: 2 s. Pledges: William le Rydeman, Alan Tannator Junior and Walter Cuparius.

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Order to distrain Hugh Dunch for selling 400 rushes, beyond the amount necessary to maintain his house, at Sawtrey, to the destruction of the marsh.

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12 d. from Alan Lytonthemore for selling 600 rushes at Crowland. Pledge: William Clericus.

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12 d. from Hugh de Assebech for selling 360 [8] rushes to Stephen son of Serle of Upwood. Pledge: Peter Fezaunt.

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18 d. from Simon Tannator for selling 500 rushes at Farcet. Pledge: Hugh de Assebech.

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Order to attach the wife of Henry Kyppon and her husband to respond at the next court for sometimes selling the entrails of her neighbors' pigs and acting dishonestly.

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Order to distrain Emma Powel for dishonestly using the entrails of pigs and other animals, which was prohibited her in the last year, [when it was established] that she could no longer exercise such an office.

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12 d. from Richard de Marham for being a forestallor, in that he meets merchants coming into the vill with their victuals and sells them to the detriment of the whole vill. Pledge: Alan Lytonthemor.

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6 d. from John Henry for the same.

Notes

1. 3 January, 1289.

2. MS: Nomina juratorum.

3. Damaged.

4. 2 February, 1289.

5. MS: Colane.

6. MS: Byggingweye.

7. See supra, 1287, no. 27.

8. MS: CCC. Ramsey scribes used the long hundred, in which C=120.