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

BLAdd.Roll39627r (AD1388)

RAMSEY. VIEW OF FRANKPLEDGE HELD THERE ON MONDAY AFTER THE CLOSE OF EASTER, IN THE ELEVENTH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF KING RICHARD II AND THE TENTH YEAR OF THE LORD ABBOT EDMUND. [1]

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[JURORS/INQUEST:] Thomas Canvill, John de la Grove, John Ravele, John Draper, William Colin, Thomas atte Cros, William Bodeseie, Thomas Berford, Simon Abbot, John Beverech, Thomas Picard, Robert Sewer, William Claxton.

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

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE ALE-TASTERS]

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6 d. from Emma Miller, 12 d. each from Emma Bocher, Mariot Bodesey [12 times], Joan Frost, 18 d. each from Christina Robyn and Orframya Wrighte, 12 d. from Margaret Scherman, 18 d. each from Matilda Brouse and Alice Gerveys, 16 d. from Emma Berford, 2 s. each from Emma Barbor and Denise Draper, 6 d. from Emma Croxtone [six times], 2 s. from Alice Dodesthorp, 16 d. from Agnes Putifer, 4 d. from Margaret Breustere [six times], 12 d. from Alice Whitbred, 2 s. from Margaret de la Grove, 18 d. from Alice Osegood, 16 d. each from Joan Oxeborgh and Ellen Schepherd,18 d. from Joan Staunford, 2 s. from Agnes Lilleford, 16 d. each from Agnes Tiler and Agnes Maddyngle, and 6 d. from Agnes Cok for brewing and selling ale contrary to the assize [of ale.]

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4 d. from Richard Baxtere, baker of white bread, for selling contrary to the assize.

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3 d. each from Agnes Cok and Reginald Tiler, bakers of horse bread, for the same.

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Order to keep the brass bowl worth 18 d. attached from Thomas Page, because he did not appear to answer to John Umfrey (who did not prosecute) in a plea of debt, and to take more.

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3 d. from Walter Glovere for a licence of concord with John Umfrey in a plea of debt.

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3 d. from Richard Baxtere for failing to justify why he detains 2s. from John Egelyne, which are ordered collected to the use of the said John.

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3 d. from the original pledges of Thomas Werkman for not having him to answer to Agnes atte Tounesend (who did not prosecute) in a plea of trespass. Order that he be put to better pledges.

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3 d. from William Willimot for a licence of concord with Nicholas Ladeler in a plea of debt.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

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12 d. from John de la Grove and 3 d. from Henry Berford, ale-tasters, for not performing their office.

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3 d. from William Coupere for obstructing the watercourse at Briddescroft, to nuisance.

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3 d. from William Leighton for the same at Nedam Croft, [2] to nuisance.

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3 d. from Thomas Rideman for the same at Graunfrays Croft, [3] to nuisance.

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3 d. from John Grene for the same there, to nuisance.

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3 d. from Thomas Canvylle for the same at Priest Croft, [4] to nuisance.

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3 d. from Thomas Canvylle for the same at his croft, to nuisance.

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3 d. from John Augstin for the same at the end of his croft, to nuisance.

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3 d. from Thomas Rideman for the same towards New Field, [5] to nuisance.

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3 d. from Robert Outy for the same towards New Field, [6] to nuisance.

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3 d. each from John Lincolne, John de la Grove and Andrew Pikeler for the same there, to nuisance.

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3 d. from John Barker [7] for the same at the end of the vill towards Fesaunt Croft, [8] to nuisance.

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3 d. from John Barker for not erecting a broo on the tenement of Robert Sewer, to nuisance.

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3 d. from Geoffrey Schepherd for not cleaning his ditch at the end of his croft at the common lane, to nuisance.

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3 d. from John Randolf for the same there, at the tenement of Emma Miller, to nuisance.

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3 d. from Andrew Pikeler for the same at Priest's Well, [9] to nuisance.

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[No amercement] from the Almoner for not erecting a broo at Prattes Lane, [10] to nuisance.

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3 d. from Andrew Pikeler for erecting a certain bridge beyond the common lade, to nuisance.

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

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3 d. from Geoffrey Grubbe for the same there, to nuisance, and, further, for narrowing the common lade.

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3 d. each from William Bernard and John Gritford for not cleaning the common gutter between them, to nuisance.

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[No amercement] from the Warden of the Chapel of Blessed Mary for obstructing the watercourse in the common gutter between Gritford and Berford, to nuisance.

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3 d. from Joan Lavender for not cleaning the common gutter at her tenement, to nuisance.

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3 d. each from Robert Panetre and Richard Robin for obstructing the common gutter between them, to nuisance.

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40 d. from Richard Colles of Holme for taking the nets of the lord in his private pond at Birkmere, to nuisance.

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3 d. from Robert Chircheward for narrowing the common lade at the end of his garden, to nuisance.

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3 d. from William Barbor for putting a pig sty above the common lade, to nuisance.

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6 d. from Agnes Bere for drawing blood from John Egelyne. Pledge: her husband.

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6 d. from Robert Miller for the same from Laurence Glovere. Pledge: Henry Berford.

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3 d. from John Berford for a hue and cry justly raised on him by Agnes Glovere. Pledge: the Constable.

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3 d. from Henry Berford for the same by the said Agnes. Pledge: the same. [11]

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3 d. each from Thomas Canvylle, John Augstin and Thomas atte Cros for default.

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6 d. each from John Raven, William Coupere, John North, Robert Dekene, Richard Pappeworth, John Merche, Agnes Tounesend, Agnes Newman, Robert North, William Tilby, William Lache, Adam in the Lane, Simon Wrighte, Emma Sampson and William Hadenham for digging peat in the marsh of Ramsey where they do not have common.

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Notice that, at this leet, John Morton was put in the tithing group of Robert Lache, John Ware in that of Richard Hering, and Richard Baxtere in that of William Bodesey.

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3 d. each from Walter Baxtere and Peter Hyver for being out of tithing.

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3 d. from John Londone for a licence of concord with William T[h]atcher in a plea of trespass.

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Total: 64 s. 4 d.

Notes

1. 6 April, 1388.

2. MS: Needamescroft.

3. MS: Granfreiscroft.

4. MS: Preestescroft.

5. MS: Newefeld.

6. MS: Newefeld.

7. Deleted: Willimot.

8. MS: Fesauntescroft.

9. MS: Preesteswelles.

10. MS: Pratteslane.

11. MS: predictus.