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

BLAdd.Roll39619r (AD1377)

RAMSEY. VIEW OF FRANKPLEDGE HELD THERE ON THURSDAY, THE FEAST OF ST GEORGE, IN THE FIFTY-FIRST YEAR OF THE REIGN OF KING EDWARD III AND THE TWENTY-NINTH YEAR OF THE LORD ABBOT RICHARD. [1]

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[JURORS/INQUEST:] Andrew Pakerell, John Randolf, John Ravelee, Thomas Whitemilne, John Draper, Richard Oxeboru, William Leighton, John Sewer, John Claxton, John atte Cros, Nicholas Abbot, Walter Aleyn.

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CAPITAGE: 6 s. 8 d. from the whole homage as common fine.

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3 d. from Robert Chircheward for detaining 8 d. from William Waynman, to his damages of 1 d., which are to be collected.

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3 d. from John Bridd for not prosecuting a plea of debt against John Glatton.

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3 d. from the original [2] pledges of Richard Cordewaner for not having him to answer to Brother John Olneye in a plea of debt. Order that he be put to better pledges before the next court.

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3 d. from John Savage for trespass against Alice Lavender, to her damages assessed at 4 d., which are to be collected.

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3 d. from Alice Lavender for trespass against John Savage, to his damages of 4 d., which are to be collected.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE ALE-TASTERS]

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6 d. from Emma Miller [for brewing and selling ale contrary to the assize], 20 times.

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6 d. from Emma Gritford for the same, 20 times.

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

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12 d. from Maia Burton for the same, regularly.

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12 d. from Agnes Pope for the same.

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6 d. from Isabelle Outy for the same, 12 times.

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12 d. from Joan Oxboru for the same, 10 times.

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2 s. from Maia Overe for the same, regularly.18 d. from Agnes Lilleford for the same, regularly.

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12 d. [3] from Matillis Orfreiser for the same, regularly.

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

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6 d. [4] from Emma Croxton for the same.

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12 d. from Matillis Bocher for the same, regularly.

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18 d. from Joan Pulter for the same, regularly.

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6 d. from Olive Glatton for the same, 20 times, and for failing to bring her measures.

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18 d. from Margaret Scherman for the same, regularly.

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18 d. from Orframya Wrighte for the same, regularly.

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4 d. from Christiana Robin for the same, 10 times.

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12 d. from Joan Frost for the same, regularly.

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18 d. from Agnes Clerk for the same, regularly.

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12 d. from Agnes Buckeworth for the same, regularly.

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12 d. from Joan Tiler for the same, regularly.

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2 s. from John Bridd, baker of bread, for selling bread contrary to the assize [of bread.]

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2 d. from Andrew Barker, retailer of bread, for selling bread contrary to the assize.

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3 d. each from Agnes Buckeworth, Reginald Tiler, John Bridd and William Putifer, bakers of horse bread, for selling contrary to the assize.

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3 d. from John Sautre for an unjust complaint against Walter Whitebred in a plea of trespass.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

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3 d. each from William Bernard and Thomas Whitemilne, ale-tasters, for not performing their office.

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4 d. from Thomas Howdene for drawing blood from John Pottere. Pledge: Thomas de Coquina.

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4 d. from John Pottere for the same from Thomas Howdene. Pledge: John Pulter, who is amerced [3 d.] [5] for not having him.

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3 d. from Thomas Howdene for a hue and cry justly raised on him by Alice Pottere. Pledge: the same.

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2 d. from Olive Glatton for unjustly raising the hue and cry on Thomas Howdene. Pledge: her husband.

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3 d. from Robert Bigge for a hue and cry justly raised on him by Joan Pottere. Pledge: William Colin, who is amerced [3 d.] [6] for not having him.

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Amercement excused from Laurence Miltecombe for a hue and cry justly raised on him by Emma Samson. Pledge: the Constable.

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3 d. from John Stalbyn for the same by the wife of Richard Ber. Pledge: Martin Barker, who is amerced [3 d.] [7] for not having him.

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3 d. from (Alice), wife of Nicholas Plomer for unjustly raising the hue and cry on John Feror. Pledge: her husband, who is amerced [3 d.] [8] for not having her.

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3 d. from Joan, wife of Robert Ketene for the same on John Randolf. Pledge: her husband, who is amerced [3 d.] [9] for not having her.

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3 d. from Stephen Hunney for a hue and cry justly raised on him by Agnes Clerk. Pledge: John Randolf.

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Amercement excused from John Chamberleyn for the same by the wife of John Stafford. Pledge: Richard Feror.

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3 d. from Margaret, wife of Alan Turnor for unjustly raising the hue and cry on John Miller. Pledge: her husband, who is amerced [3 d.] [10] for not having her.

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2 d. from Alice, wife of Nicholas Plomer for a hue and cry justly raised on her by Agnes Hynkeston. Pledge: Bartholomew Sherman, who is amerced [3 d.] [11] for not having her.

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3 d. from the wife of John Egelin for the same by Alice atte Ston. Pledge: her husband.

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3 d. from John, son of John Egelin for the same by the said Alice. Pledge: Simon Abbot.

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3 d. from the same John for the same by the said Alice. Pledge: Reginald Tiler, who is amerced [3 d.] [12] for not having him.

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3 d. from Robert Bigge for the same by Agnes Hamond. Pledge: John Baroun, who is amerced [3 d.] [13] for not having him.

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3 d. from the same Robert for the same by Margaret Rolf. Pledge: Roger Worsale.

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Ordinance, by the assent of the Lord and the whole community: that no one henceforth in Autumn go out to glean until all the corn of one furlong is fully garnered, under penalty of a half-mark.

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3 d. from Robert Taillor for a hue and cry justly raised on him by Alice, (wife) of John Pottere. Pledge: Ralph Skynnere.

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3 d. from Margaret, daughter of John Boteller for unjustly raising the hue and cry on Margery, wife of John Boteller. Pledge: [John Boteller.] [14]

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6 d. from Reginald Tiler for making rescue from Thomas Whitemilne, Constable.

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[No amercement] from John Ravelee for a hue and cry justly raised on him by Agnes Ber. Pledge: the Constable.

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6 d. from John Feror for drawing blood from William Briselaunce. Pledge: William Hotot, who is amerced [3 d.] [15] for not having him.

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6 d. from Edmund Hawet for the same from Robert Goselyng. Pledge: John Hawkyn.

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6 d. from William Palfreyman for the same from John Ferthing. Pledge: Edmund Thressher.

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6 d. from Edmund Thressher for the same from John Ferthing. Pledge: Thomas Whitemilne.

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2 d. from John, servant of John Shelford for a hue and cry justly raised on him by the son of William Putifer. Pledge: John Shelford.

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6 d. from Simon Couhirde for making rescue of one horse from Walter Chircheward, sub-bailiff.

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3 d. from Thomas Canvill for narrowing the common road by ploughing at Long Newfield, [16] to nuisance.

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3 d. from Robert Haukynesson for narrowing a certain boundary atle Stile, to nuisance.

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3 d. from Thomas Picard for the same at Cuttesbut, [17] to nuisance.

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2 d. from John Burton for obstructing the watercourse at Graunfrays Croft, [18] with his uncleaned ditch, to nuisance.

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2 d. from Robert Riche for the same behind [?his dwelling.] [19]

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3 d. from John Savage for not cleaning the common gutter at his tenement, to nuisance.

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3 d. from William Cecely for the same.

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3 d. from John Feror for having a privy in the common lade, to nuisance.

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3 d. from John Egeline Junior for putting his clay in the King's road, to nuisance.

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6 d. from Richard Bere for the same with his dung heap.

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3 d. from Nicholas Ladeler for narrowing the common lade behind his tenement, to nuisance.

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3 d. from William Miller for unjustly raising the hue and cry on the Bailiff of Biggin. Pledge: the Constable.

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3 d. from Robert Haukynesson for putting fish traps in Wyndeles Mere [20] in the Lord's private waters, without licence.

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2 d. from Alice Chircheward, 6 d. from Joan Ketene, 3 d. [21]from John Sautre, 2 d. from Joan Egeline, 2 d. from the servant of Henry Jannes, 6 d. from the wife of John Rose, 6 d. from Agnes[...], [22] 6 d. from Joan Thatchere, 6 d. from Alice Waker, 6d. from Katherine Coupere, 6 d. from Christine Haselyngfeld, 2 d. from Agnes Skynnere, 2 d. from Isabelle Oreweye, and 6 d. from Alice [...] [23] for [....] [24]

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12 d. each from John atte Tounesend of Bury, William Coupere, William Neuman, Robert atte North, William Leche, William Taillor, Richard Monstrell and Emma Sampson for digging peat in the marsh of Ramsey, where they do not have common.

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3 d. from Richard Walter for putting his dung heap in the common lade, to nuisance.

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3 d. each from Simon atte Cros Junior, Peter Hering, Simon Milnere, Thomas Canvill and the wife of Andrew Balle for default.

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3 d. from Robert Outy for having a dog that bites and kills sheep, to the nuisance of the community.

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3 d. each from John Umfrey and John Bellesson Senior for trespassing with their beasts in the grain of the Lord and of the community in the field of Biggin.3 d. from Robert Pulter for overburdoning the common of Ramsey with strangers' beasts, to nuisance.

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Total: 62 s. 3 d.

Notes

1. 23 April, 1377.

2. MS: primis.

3. Deleted: xviii d.

4. Deleted: xii d.

5. MS: Blank.

6. MS: Blank.

7. MS: Blank.

8. MS: Blank.

9. MS: Blank.

10. MS: Blank.

11. MS: Blank.

12. MS: Blank.

13. MS: Blank.

14. MS: dictus Johannes.

15. MS: Blank.

16. MS: Longenewefeld.

17. MS: Cotesbut.

18. MS: Graunfreiscroft.

19. Obliterated.

20. MS: Wyndlemere.

21. Obliterated.

22. Obliterated.

23. Obliterated.

24. Obliterated.