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

BLAdd.Roll39632r (AD1393)

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

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[INQUEST/JURORS:] John Ravele, Thomas othe Kechene, William Colin, Thomas Blenche, Thomas Wakyr, [2] William Claxton, Richard Hering, [3] John Bevereche, John Somersom, William Barbor, Thomas Pykard, Robert Sewer.

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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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18 d. from Alice, wife of Walter Schepherd, 3 s. from Maria Bodeseye, 2 s. from Joan Madereve, [4] 2 s. 6 d. from Christina Robin, 3 s. from Orframia Wryghte, 16 d. from Matillis Brouse, 18 d. from Alice Jerveys, 2 s. from Emma Berford, 2 s. from Emma Barbor, 40 d. from Isabelle Cok, 40 d. from Agnes Tiler, 2 s. from Ebote Gyddyng, and 2 s. 6 d. from Agnes Pittyfer for brewing and selling ale contrary to the assize [of ale.]

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10 d. from Alice Dodysthorp, 40 d. from Ellen, wife of the clerk of the Prior, 6 d. from Alice Wytbred, 40 d. from Alice Ossegod,40 d. from Margaret Wakyr, 2 s. from Joan Oxeburgh, 40 d. from Ellen Schepherd, 40 d. from Katherine Lilleforde, [5] 2 s. from Alice Caunvyle, 2 s. from Agnes Coupere, and 6 d. from Margaret Woller for the same.

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3 d. from the original pledges of Richard Baxter for not having him to answer to John Mardant (who did not 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 John Umfrey for detaining 4 s. from John Sutton, which are ordered collected to John's use.

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3 d. from John Hervy of Warboys for not prosecuting a plea of debt against Denise Draper.

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3 d. from Philip Skynnere and his son, John, for a licence of concord with John Ketering in a plea of debt.

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A day is given at the next court between Stephen Hunneye, complainant, and John Ossegod, defendant (representing himself), in a plea of trespass.

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Amercement excused from Denise Draper for not prosecuting a debt plea against John Grittforde.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

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5 s. from John de la Grove and 3 d. from John Somersham, ale-tasters, for not performing their office.

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3 d. from Robert Sewer for the same.

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3 d. from Alice, wife of John Oxeburgh, for a hue and cry justly raised on her by Katherine Grubbe. Pledge: John de la Grove.

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6 d. from Alice, wife of John Oxeboru for drawing blood from the said Katherine. Pledge: the same. [6]

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6 d. from Alice, wife of John Grubbe for the same from the said Katherine. Pledge: the same. [7]

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3 d. from the same Alice for a hue and cry justly raised on her by the said Katherine. Pledge: the Constable.

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3 d. from William Turnor for the same by Agnes, daughter of Andrew Laverok. Pledge: the Constable.

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6 d. from Margery, wife of John Parkyn for drawing blood from Alice, wife of John Alkemounbury. Pledge: her husband.

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6 d. from Alice Alkemountburi for the same from Margery Parkyn. Pledge: the same. [8]

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6 d. from Geoffrey Grubbe for the same from William Hottot. Pledge: John Valeis.

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6 d. from John, famulus of William Claxton for the same from Richard, servant of John Smyth of King's Ripton. Pledge: William Claxton.

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3 d. from Robert othe Moor for a hue and cry justly raised on him by Geoffrey Grubbe. Pledge: John Somersom.

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6 d. from John Burton for drawing blood from John Tynker. Pledge: Simon Abbot.

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6 d. from John Claxton, 6 d. from John Pope, 12 d. from John Barker, 6 d. from John, husband of Ellen Schepherd, 6 d. from Henry othe Orchard, and 3 d. from Agnes Turnor for putting willows in the common lade next to Stocking Fen, [9] to nuisance.

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6 d. each from William Multon, William Turnor, William Jakeslee, John Parkyn and Reginald Tiler for the same opposite the tenement once belonging to John Wetele.

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12 d. from John de la Grove and 6 d. from John atte Cros for the same next to the meadow previously belonging to John Ravele.

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6 d. from Henry Bereforde, 6 d. from William Barbor and 3 d. from John Leighton for the same at New Field Holt. [10]

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2 s. from Andrew Pykeler for having a bridge opposite his tenement, to the nuisance of the community. Order that it be removed before the next court, under penalty of a half-mark.

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Ordinance that henceforth no tenant shall clean the King's road in front of his tenement before the feast of the Nativity of St John the Baptist nor clean the common lade in front of his house nor any longer put dung in the lade nor in the King's road, under penalty of 12 d.

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6 d. from John Austyn for drawing blood from Agnes Skynnere. Pledge: the Constable.

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3 d. from Katherine Austyn for unjustly raising the hue and cry on the said John. Pledge: the same. [11]

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[No amercement] from the servant of the Almoner for digging in the King's road next to the Stone Cross, [12] to nuisance.

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3 d. from John Leyghton for obstructing his gutter next to his tenement.

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3 d. each from Thomas Pykard, John Randolf, Walter Glovere, William North, and William Kyngesdelf for the same there, next to New Field. [13]

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6 d. from Robert Outy for not cleaning his gutter in front of Emma Milnere's place.

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3 d. from John Smart [14] for the same at Barwessplace.

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3 d. from Thomas Wryghte for the same in front of Powles Place. [15]

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3 d. from William Wilimot for obstructing the proper course of water next to his tenement.

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3 d. each from Peter Snellyng, Thomas Blenche, John Stalbyn, Thomas Wodecok, John Kendale, and Alan [...], [16] for clogging the ditches in the King's road next to their tenements, to the nuisance of the community.

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3 d. each from John Egeline and John Orweys for not cleaning their ditches in front of their tenements on the other side of the above location.

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12 d. each from John Cok and Reginald Tyler for not cleaning their ditches in front of their tenements in the common lade, to the nuisance of the community.

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3 d. each from John Cok and Reginald Lilleforde for narrowing the King's road by putting lumber in it, to the nuisance of the community.

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12 d. each from William Barbor, John del Hostrie, Richard Belesson, John Welles, Reginald Tyler, and John Lincolne for putting dung in the common lade in New Field Holt [17] to the nuisance of the community. [18]

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3 d. from John Leyghton and 6 d. from Henry Bereford for the same, in the same place.

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6 d. each from William Derby and John Skynnere for digging peat in the fen and ruining the ground there, to the nuisance of the community.

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6 d. each from John Jardyn, Thomas Blenche, William Beresman, John Taylor, Simon Abbot, and John Goldham for the same there.

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6 d. each from John Alkemonbery, Andrew Laverok, William Barbor and Henry Coupere for the same there.

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6 d. from William Barbor for putting his pig sty in the road, to the nuisance of the community.

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12 d. from Denise Draper for putting ashes in the common lade, to the nuisance of the community.

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6 d. from Simon Abbot for putting willows in the common lade at New Field Holt. [19]

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12 d. from Richard Heryng for the same in the common lade, to the nuisance of the community.

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[Amercement unrecorded] from Robert del Pantrie for narrowing the King's road by putting willows in the King's road, to the nuisance of the community.

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2 s. from William Hadenham of Bury for overburdoning the common of Hepmangrove, where he does not have common, with his sheep.

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3 d. each from Thomas Redeman, John Austyn, John Morton, Simon atte Cros, Alan Colewyk, John Hunte, John atte Cros, John Bere, John Barker and Roger Wurshale for default.

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3 d. from Nicholas Madereve for obstructing the proper flow of water in front of Priest's Well. [20]

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3 d. each from William Wylimot, John Randolf, John Lyncolne and Geoffrey Schepherd [21] for the same there.

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3 d. from Emma Milnere for the same next to her gate.

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3 d. from William Leyghton for the same next to his tenement.

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3 d. from John Ballard for the same next to his garden.

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3 d. from Peter Wakyr for detaining 4 s. from Henry Smyth, which are ordered collected to Henry's use.

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A day is given at the next court between Peter Wakyr (who did not prosecute), complainant, and John Gritteford, defendant, in a plea of debt.

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2 s. from Walter Glovere for putting leather in the common lade to nuisance. Order to correct under a penalty of 40 d.

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Total: #4 18 s. 8 d.

Notes

1. 27 May, 1393.

2. Deleted: atte Cros.

3. Deleted: Johannes atte Cros Sr.

4. Deleted: Johanna Cook.

5. Deleted: Emma Tretche.

6. MS: predictus.

7. MS: predictus.

8. MS: predictus.

9. MS: Stokyngfen.

10. MS: Newefeldholt.

11. MS: predictus.

12. MS: le Stonecross.

13. MS: Newfeld.

14. Deleted: Dominus Johannes Fletton.

15. MS: Poulesplace.

16. Obliterated.

17. MS: le Newefeldholt.

18. Deleted: Johannes Maddyngle, Robertus del Pantrie, Walterus Chircheward.

19. MS: Newefeldholt.

20. MS: Presteswell.

21. Deleted: Johannes Randolf.