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

BLAdd.Roll39617r (AD1370)

RAMSEY. VIEW OF FRANKPLEDGE HELD THERE ON TUESDAY IN EASTER WEEK, IN THE FORTY-FOURTH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF KING EDWARD III AND THE TWENTY-SECOND YEAR OF THE LORD ABBOT RICHARD. [1]

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[JURORS/INQUEST:] John Baroun, Richard Colin, John Sparhauk, Nicholas Abbot, John Lavender, Martin Barker, Simon Putifer, John Sewer, Thomas Whitemilne, Robert Pudifer, John Boteller, John de la Chambre.

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(CAPITAGE:) 6 s. 8 d. from the whole homage as common fine, that all not be called individually.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

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3 d. from Thomas Canvill for obstructing the watercourse at the tenement of John atte Grene with his uncleaned gutter, [2] to nuisance.

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3 d. from Robert Gravenhirst for the same there. Order to correct.

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3 d. from Thomas Canvill for the same at Priest Croft. [3] Order to correct, under penalty of 40 d.

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[No amercement] from the Almoner of Bury for obstructing the watercourse at Lepers Lane [4] because of the disrepair of the bridge. Order to correct, under penalty of [40 d.] [5]

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3 d. from Thomas Taillor for the same in the King's road with his stocks put there, to nuisance. Order to correct, under the same penalty as above.

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[No amercement] from the Lord Abbot for the same at Cuntwel Brook, [6] because of the disrepair of one bridge, to nuisance. Order to correct, under penalty of 40 d.

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3 d. from Robert Outy for the same at Grygges Croft, [7] to nuisance, with his uncleaned gutter. Order to correct, under the same penalty.

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3 d. from Stephen Base for the same at the croft of Blessed Mary with his uncleaned ditch, to nuisance. Order to correct, under the same penalty.

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3 d. from John Boteler for the same at his tenement with his uncleaned gutter, to nuisance. Order to correct, under the same penalty.

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3 d. from John Randolf for the same at Fesaunt Croft, [8] to nuisance. Order to correct, under the same penalty.

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3 d. from John Gritteford for narrowing a certain road at Cole Lane [9] by cleaning his pond and throwing [the debris] there, to nuisance.

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[No amercement] from the Treasurer of Ramsey for the same at Turvers Lane [10] with his uncleaned gutter, to nuisance. Order to correct, under the same penalty.

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3 d. from Thomas Cok for narrowing a certain common lade at the dwelling of [?Bartholomew] [11] Scherman, to nuisance. Order to correct, under the same penalty.

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3 d. from Thomekyn Taillor for obstructing the watercourse at New Field [12] with his uncleaned gutter. Order to correct, under the same penalty.

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3 d. from Simon Couhirde for narrowing the common lade by putting willows there, to nuisance. Order to correct, under the same penalty.

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3 d. from William atte Cote for the same there, to nuisance. Order to correct, under the same penalty.

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3 d. from Eborard Tirington for the same at his dwelling putting his bridge there, to nuisance. Order to correct, under the same penalty.

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3 d. from William atte Cote for not correcting the road against his dwelling at the Wyght, [13] to nuisance. Order to correct.

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

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3 d. from Nicholas Hirst for narrowing the road with his dung heap at the Wyght, [14] to nuisance. Order to correct.

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12 d. from Henry Roolf for putting posts in the common lade at Bodsey, to the prejudice of the community. Order to correct, under the same penalty.

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[No amercement] from the Lord Abbot for enclosing the common of Arnale, to the nuisance of the community. Order to correct, under the same penalty.

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[No amercement] from the Lord for enclosing a certain common road at Nunnestrate, to nuisance. Order to correct.

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3 d. from John Burton for narrowing the King's road with his dung heap, to nuisance. Order to correct.

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3 d. from John Feror for narrowing the King's road by putting one log in it, to nuisance. Order to correct.

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3 d. from the same John for putting his dung heap there, to nuisance. Order to correct.

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3 d. from Agnes Clerk for narrowing the common lade behind her dwelling, to nuisance. Order to correct.

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6 d. from Reginald Peyntour for holding one [?forineum] behind the common lade, to the nuisance of the community. Order to correct.

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6 d. from John Westoun Barker for the same there, to nuisance. Order to correct.3 d. from John Bridd for opening the close of the Lord's park.

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3 d. each from John Twyford, Thomas Cook and Coletta White for default.

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3 d. from Magister Thomas Masoun for a hue and cry justly raised on him by Richard Monstrell. Pledge: John Sewyne.

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3 d. from Richard Walter for the same by the said Richard. Pledge: William Obyn, who is amerced 3 d. for not having him.

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3 d. from John Walter for the same by the said Richard. Pledge: Richard, his brother, who is amerced 3 d. for not having him.

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3 d. from Agnes, wife of John Buri for unjustly raising the hue and cry on Thomas Taillor. Pledge: her husband, who is amerced 3 d. for not having her.

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3 d. from William Morton for a hue and cry justly raised on him by Richard Pontesbury. Pledge: William Leighton.

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3 d. from Joan Egelyne for unjustly raising the hue and cry on John Philip. Pledge: her husband.

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3 d. from John Wade for a hue and cry justly raised on him by William Wade. Pledge: John Repinghale, who is amerced 3 d. for not having him.

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6 d. from Edmund Chatteris for drawing blood from Roger,famulus of Nicholas Boterwyk. Pledge: [....] [15]

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6 d. from the same Roger for the same from the said Edmund. Pledge: his master.

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6 d. from William Pudifer for the same from Walter Sutton. Pledge: Robert Pudifer.

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6 d. from William Bodeseye for the same from John Crowlond. Pledge: Andrew Barker.

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6 d. from the same John for the same from the said William. Pledge: William Pudifer.

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3 d. from the same William for a hue and cry justly raised on him by Joan Smalwode. Pledge: Andrew Barker.

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3 d. from John [Crowlond] [16] for the same by Alice, wife of William Bodeseye. Pledge: William Pudifer.

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3 d. from John Philip for unjustly raising the hue and cry on Nicholas Clere. Pledge: Andrew Barker, who is amerced 3 d. for not having him.

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3 d. from Thomas atte Cros for a hue and cry justly raised on him by Agnes Meteborne. Pledge: Simon atte Cros, who is amerced 3 d. for not having him.

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3 d. from John Coote for the same by William atte Cote. Pledge: Henry Hamond.

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3 d. from Lord John, chaplain, for the same by Joan Smalwode. Pledge: the Constable.

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12 d. from Robert Masoun for drawing blood from Nicholas Poleyard. Pledge: the Constable, who is amerced 3 d. for not having him.

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3 s. 4 d. from William atte Cote, 18 d. from John Coote, 2 s. from Henry Hamond, 3 d. from John Wyken and 3 d. from Walter Aillington for putting fish traps in the common fishery of the community in prejudice and to the nuisance of the community. Order that no one henceforth do such a thing, under penalty of 20s.

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6 d. each from Richard Colyn, Nicholas Abbot and John Sewer, ale-tasters, for not performing their office.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE ALE-TASTERS]

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6 d. from Emma Milnere, 12 d. from Matillis Aillington, 18 d. from Alice Forster, 18 d. from Margaret Scherman, 6 d. from Marion Brouse, 2 s. from Joan Pulter, 18 d. from Alice Dodisthorp, 18 d. from Agnes Pope, 6 d. from Margaret Tiringtone,2 s. from Maya de Overe, 18 d. from Agnes Clerk, 12 d. from Margery Sparhauk, 12 d. from Alice Wayte, 18 d. from Emma Croxtone, 18 d. from Agnes Bukworthe, 18 d. from Joan Londone, 18d. from Orframya Wrighte, 12 d. from Joan Frost, 18 d. from Isabelle Outy and 12 d. from John Hore for brewing and selling ale contrary to the assize [of ale.]

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3 d. from Marion Brouse and 2 d. from Margaret Tirington for not bringing their measures to the leet.

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12 d. each from Joan Pope and Margaret Huxtere, 6 d. from John Bridd and 3 d. from Agnes Hogge for baking and selling [bread] contrary to the assize [of bread.]

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3 d. each from Joan Pope, Margaret Huxtere and John Bridd for not bringing their weights to the leet.

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3 d. each from John Plumbe, Robert Caunvill, William, famulus of the said Robert, Hugh Doughty, Edmund Chatteris, John, servant of Ralph Wrighte, Walter Reygner, John, famulus of the said Walter, Richard Robin, Richard Pappeworthe, Walter Litestere, John Heymes and John London for not being in tithing.

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3 d. from John Revissone for a licence of concord with Margaret Huxtere in a plea of debt.

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3 d. from William Aubyn for the same with Richard Monstrell in a plea of trespass.

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3 d. from John Augstin for trespass against John Noreis, as determined by inquest, with damages to John assessed at 6 d., which are ordered collected.

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3 d. from the original pledges of William Fouke for not having him to answer to John Noreis in a plea of trespass. Order that he be put to better pledges before the next court. (Note that John failed to prosecute.)

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3 d. from the original pledges of the same William for not having him to answer to Richard Monstrell, who failed to prosecute, in a plea of trespass. Order that he be put to better pledges.

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3 d. from the first and second pledges of Simon Couhirde for not having him to answer to John Umfrey in a plea of trespass. Order that he be put to better pledges before the next court.

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3 d. from the original pledges of John Thatcher for not having him to answer to Amya Aubyn, who failed to prosecute, in a plea of debt. Order that he be put to better pledges before the next court.

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3 d. from the original pledges of John Philip for not having him to answer to Nicholas Clere in a plea of trespass. Order that he be put to better pledges before the next court. (Damages: 2 s.)

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3 d. from the same pledges of the said John for not having him to answer to Nicholas Hirst, who failed to prosecute, in a plea of debt. Order that he be put to better pledges before the next court.

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3 d. from the original pledges of Simon Couhird for not having him to answer to Roger Palfreyman, who failed to prosecute, in a plea of debt. Order that he be put to better pledges before the next court.

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3 d. from the original pledges of the same Simon for not having him to answer to Robert Haukynessoun in a plea of debt concerning 23 d. Order that he be put to better pledges before the next court.

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3 d. from the original pledges of John Schaill for not having him to answer Robert Masoun, who failed to prosecute, in a plea of debt. Order that he be put to better pledges before the next court. Pledge: John Stevenissoun. 3 d. from the original pledges of Ralph Dori for not having him to answer to John Ravelee of Warboys, [17] who failed to prosecute, in a plea of debt. Order that he be put to better pledges before the next court.

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Order to attach John Philip before the next court to answer to Robert Mendham in a plea of debt concerning 40 d.

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Order to attach Alice Bokesworth before the next court to answer to Agnes Bukeworth in a plea of debt.

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3 d. from John Bridd for a licence of concord with John Umfrey in a plea of trespass.

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3 d. from John Barker for an unjust complaint of debt against Amya Aubin.

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3 d. from Thomas Whitemilne for detaining 20 d. from John Sutton, with damages.

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3 d. from Richard Monstrell for a licence of concord with William Aubin in a plea of trespass.

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3 d. from William Morton because he cannot deny that he detains 13 s. 4 d. from John Mice. Order that the money be collected.

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3 d. from John Noreis for trespass against John Augstin, with damages assessed to him of 4 d., which are to be collected.

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3 d. from Reginald Tiler for failing to prosecute a plea of trespass against John Smodding.

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3 d. from Margaret Huxtere for failing to prosecute a plea of debt against John Schaill.

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3 d. from William Morton for trespass against Richard Pontesburi, with damages to him of 3 d. assessed by inquest, which are to be collected.

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Total: 71 s.

Notes

1. 16 April, 1370.

2. Deleted: fossatum

3. MS: Prestescroft.

4. MS: Lepereslane.

5. MS: sub pena etc.

6. MS: Cuntewellbrook.

7. MS: Griggescroft.

8. MS: Fescauntescroft.

9. MS: Colane.

10. MS: Turverslane.

11. MS: Berth'.

12. MS: Newefeld.

13. MS: Wyghte.

14. MS: le Wyghte.

15. Torn away.

16. MS: predictus Johannes.

17. MS: Wardeboys.