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

BLAdd.Roll39628d (AD1389)

RAMSEY. VIEW OF FRANKPLEDGE HELD THERE ON TUESDAY IN EASTER WEEK, IN THE TWELFTH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF KING RICHARD II AND THE ELEVENTH YEAR OF THE LORD ABBOT EDMUND. [1]

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[INQUEST/JURORS:] John Ravele, John Randolf, William Colyn, John Draper, John Beverech, Robert Lache, Simon Abbot, Thomas Wakyr, William Pudyfer, Thomas Pykard, Robert Sewer, John London.

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

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3 d. from John Umfrey for not prosecuting a plea of debt against Thomas Page.

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3 d. from Agnes atte Tonsende for not prosecuting a plea of trespass against Thomas Werkman.

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3 d. from William Dyggere for an unjust complaint of debt against Richard Bere.

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Order to attach John Squyer to answer to Alice Wodeward in a plea of trespass at the next court.

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3 d. from Robert Lylleford for detaining 7 s. from Alice Wodeward, which are ordered collected to Alice's use.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE ALE-TASTERS]

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8 d. from Emma Miller, 12 d. from Emma Bocher, 2 s. from Mariot Bodeseye [20 times], 12 d. from Joan Frost, 6 d. from Joan Katelyn, 12 d. each from Christina Robyn, Orframia Wrighte, Margaret Scherman [10 times], 14 d. from Matilda Brouse, 12 d. from Alice Gerveys, 8 d. from Emma Bereford, 16 d. each from Emma Barbor, Denise Draper, 12 d. from Emma Croxton [10 times], 16 d. from Alice Dodesthorp, 12 d. each from Agnes Putyfer and Agnes Tilere, 4 d. from Agnes Cok [twice], 16 d. from Agnes Maddyngle [20 times], 6 d. from Alice Wytbred [20 times], 12 d. from Alice Osegod, 12 d. from Margaret de la Grove [20 times], 6 d. from Margaret Wakyr [eight times], 12 d. each from Joan Oxeboru and Ellen Schipperd, 18 d. from Joan Staunford and 2 s. from Agnes Lylleford for brewing and selling ale contrary to the assize [of ale.]

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

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6 d. from Thomas Taillor, [2] ale-taster, for not performing his office.

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3 d. from John Wylden for obstructing the watercourse 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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[No amercement] from the Almoner for the same at Boners Lane, [4]to nuisance.

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3 d. each from John Canvyle, Henry Russel, Henry Thachere and William atte Cros for the same at Lepers Lane, [5] to nuisance.

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3 d. each from William Schipperd and John Cupere for narrowing the common road at Roperes Lane, [6] to nuisance.

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3 d. from Emma Miller for not cleaning her gutter in front of her dwelling, to nuisance.

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3 d. each from Geoffrey Schipperd, Nicholas Madereve, Richard Heryng, John Maddyngle, John, servant of John Gritford, and William Randolf for the same at Beterstrate, to the nuisance of the whole community.

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3 d. each from William Baxtere, Robert Miller, John Wylden, William Wylymot and Robert Outy for the same in front of the King's road, to nuisance.

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3 d. from William Schipperd for obstructing the watercourse in front of his dwelling, to nuisance.

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3 d. from John Egeline for not cleaning his gutter in front of his dwelling, to nuisance.

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3 d. each from Andrew Pikeler, John Gritford and William Bernard for the same regarding one common gutter, to nuisance.

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3 d. each from John Bereford, Thomas Taillor, Reginald Wrighte and Robert of the Pantry for the same at the tenement of Adam Ramsey, to nuisance.3 d. from John Heymys for not cleaning his gutter in front of his shop, to nuisance.

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3 d. from John Tomkynsson for obstructing a certain common gutter at his tenement, to nuisance.

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3 d. each from Reginald Wrighte, Bartholomew Scherman, John Glatton, John Somersham, Peter Bocher, Matilda Brouse, [7] Thomas Grigges, Alice Gerveys and William Pegel for the same, to nuisance.

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3 d. each from William Derby, Roger Barbor, Walter Glovere, Alan Colwyk, Laurence Glovere, Thomas Howden, John Dodesthorp, Geoffrey Tylneye and John Oxeboru for the same, to nuisance.

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3 d. each from Robert Cupere and John Ripynghale for the same, to nuisance.

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[No amercement] from the Lord Abbot for the same at the tenement once belonging to William Bodeseye.

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3 d. each from Reginald Tyler and John Cok for the same at their tenements.

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3 d. each from the same Reginald and John for narrowing the King's road by putting their ladders in the road, to the nuisance of the whole community.

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Note that the great bridge in the King's road in the vill is in disrepair, to the nuisance of the whole community.

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4 d. from John Berdewell for putting his dung heap in the road, to nuisance.

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6 d. from John Well for the same.

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6 d. from Reginald Tyler for putting willows in the common lade behind his dwelling, to nuisance.

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6 d. from John Barker for the same.

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6 d. from Andrew Pikeler for obstructing the common port beyond the common lade by erecting his bridge there, to nuisance. Order to correct, under penalty of 40 d.

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12 d. from Richard Baxtere, common baker, for selling bread contrary to the assize.

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6 d. each from Richard Baxtere and William Barbor for forestalling white bread coming from Well' and selling it contrary to the assize.

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12 d. each from John Ravene, William Cupere, John Merch, Robert Dekene and Emma Samson for digging peat in the marsh of Ramsey where they do not have common. Order that neither they nor anyone else from Bury do so again, under penalty of 40 d.

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3 d. from John Parkyn for a hue and cry justly raised on him by [?Ibot] Wrighte. Pledge: John Rose.

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3 d. from John Parkyn for unjustly raising the hue and cry on Ralph Wrighte. Pledge: the same. [8]

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6 d. from John Ryvenale for drawing blood from Richard Grigges. Pledge: John Bury.

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3 d. from the same John for a hue and cry justly raised on him by Anota Grigges. Pledge: the same. [9]

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6 d. from William Clerk for drawing blood from John Edward. Pledge: Elias Belesson.

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4 d. from William Clerk for a hue and cry justly raised on him by John Edward. Pledge: John Bocher.

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3 d. from Alice Legat for drawing blood from Felicia Carleton. Pledge: the Constable.

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6 d. from Margery Breustere for the same from Margery Boteler. Pledge: Thomas of the Brer'.

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3 d. from John Glatton for a hue and cry justly raised on him by Bartholomew Scherman. Pledge: the Constable.

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6 d. from Richard Flehayl for drawing blood from William Baxtere. Pledge: John Osegod.

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6 d. from John Somersham for the same from John Bocher. Pledge: John Somersham Senior.

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6 d. from Walter Duffyld for the same from John Staunford. Pledge: John Beverech.

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6 d. from the same Walter for the same from John Hierd. Pledge: the same. [10]

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3 d. from Alice Pynk for unjustly raising the hue and cry on Alice Kybator. Pledge: the Constable.

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6 d. from William Freman for drawing blood from John Sutton. Pledge: Robert Poolierd.

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3 d. from William de Cel for the same from Edmund de Celar. Pledge: Thomas Wodecok.

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6 d. from John Squyer for the same from Robert Lyndeseye. Pledge: the Bailiff of Biggin.

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3 d. from Robert Miller for a hue and cry justly raised on him by the wife of John Suker. Pledge: the Constable.

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3 d. from Stephen Howden for the same by Matilda Jannet. Pledge: the Constable.

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3 d. from Thomas Howden for the same by the said Matilda. Pledge: the same. [11]

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6 d. from Thomas Howden for making rescue from the Constable of the vill. Pledge: the same. [12]

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3 d. from the same Thomas for a hue and cry justly raised on him by the said Constable.

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3 d. from Alice Curteys for drawing blood from John Charwolton. Pledge: John Cok.

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6 d. from Richard Cartere for the same from Margaret Brewster. Pledge: the Constable.

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3 d. from William Clerk for a hue and cry justly raised on him by Robert Sculton. Pledge: the Constable.

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3 d. from Agnes Milton for drawing blood from Collette Styvecleystenant. Pledge: her husband.

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3 d. from Joan Taillor for a hue and cry justly raised on her by the said Collette. Pledge: her husband. 6 d. each from Robert Hamondesman, John Bonde, John Hayward, Robert, servant of John Bere, William Townham, and John Jardyn for putting fences and trees in front of their doorways at night when summoned by the Constable to keep the watch on Saturday, the Vigil of Pentecost, [13] in accordance with the Statute of Winchester, thereby doing injury to diverse men of the vill.

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3 d. from Thomas Brers for being out of tithing.

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3 d. each from Simon atte Cros Junior and Robert Pope for default.

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Note that the marsh and common pasture of Ramsey are overburdoned with extraneous animals so that the tenants of the lord abbot cannot have pasture for their own animals in the marsh, to the nuisance of the whole community.

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Ordinance by the lord and all his tenants that henceforth no one put his dung heap at the end of the Chapel, nor in the road in front of the doorway of John de Ostrye, nor in the common lade, under penalty of 40 d.

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Order to attach John Wylymot Junior before the next court to answer to Alice Wodewa[r]d in a plea of debt.

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3 d. from Robert Cobeler for a licence of concord with John Parkyn in a plea of debt.

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3 d. each from Thomas Blench and Thomas Rydman for not coming to the inquest when exacted.

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[No amercement] from Henry Berford for the same (because he came afterwards.)

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Total: 76 s. 11 d.

Notes

1. 20 April, 1389.

2. Deleted: Willelmus Colyn.

3. MS: Granfreyscroft.

4. MS: Bonerslane.

5. MS: Leperslane.

6. MS: Roperslane.

7. Deleted: Willelmus Chirchward.

8. MS: predictus.

9. MS: predictus.

10. MS: predictus.

11. MS: predictus.

12. MS: predictus.

13. 16 May, 1388.