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

BLAdd.Roll39700r (AD1380[2])

PLEAS AT RAMSEY BEFORE [BROTHER JOHN DE SWAFHAM, JOHN HOLT, WILLIAM THYRNYNG AND ROBERT WARYN], [1] JUSTICES, ON TUESDAY AFTER THE FEAST OF THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS, IN THE FOURTH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF KING RICHARD II AND THE SECOND YEAR OF ABBOT [EDMUND.] [2]

1

Payment to the Abbot of a half-mark by William, son of John Smyth of Wood Newton [3] and Beatrice, his wife, for a licence of concord with Nicholas de Styvecle and Thomas Caunvyll in a plea of covenant concerning four messuages, 24 acres of land and one acre of meadow with appurtenances in Ramsey, Bury and Hepmangrove. Chirograph received through John Glatton, narrator. [4] Pledge for payment: Laurence Mildecombe.

2

Payment of a half-mark by John Randolf of Ramsey for a licence of concord with John Umfrey and Agnes, his wife, in a plea of covenant concerning one messuage with appurtenances in Ramsey. Chirograph received through John Lufwyne, narrator.

Notes

1. MS: prefatis justiciariis.

2. 18 September, 1380.

3. MS: Wodeneuton.

4. A pleader in the royal courts. See William Holdsworth, A History of English Law (London, 1936) 2, pp. 312-15.