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

BLAdd.Roll39633 (AD1394)

RAMSEY. VIEW OF FRANKPLEDGE HELD THERE ON MONDAY, THE MORROW OF THE FEAST OF THE HOLY TRINITY, IN THE SEVENTEENTH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF KING RICHARD II AND THE SIXTEENTH YEAR OF THE LORD ABBOT EDMUND. [1]

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[INQUEST/JURORS:] John Ravele, Thomas de Coquina, William Colyn, Thomas atte Cros, Thomas Wakyr, William Claxton, Richard Hering, John atte Cros Senior, John Bevereche, John Somersom, William Bernard, William Barbor, Thomas Caunvile, Thomas Pykard, Thomas Rydeman, Robert Sewer.

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

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3 d. from John Marchaunt for not prosecuting a debt plea against Richard Baxtere.

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3 d. from John Ossegod for a licence of concord with Stephen Hunneye in a plea of trespass.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE ALE-TASTERS]

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6 d. from Alice Schepherd, 18 d. from Maria Bodeseye, 8 d. from Joan Frost, [2] 12 d. from Christiana Robyn, 18 d. from Orframia Bodeseye, 6 d. each from Agnes Grigges and Alice Gerveis, 12 d. each from Emma Berford and Emma Barbor, 8 d. from Matillis Brouse, 18 d. each from Alice Dodisthorp, Ellen Clerk and Agnes Pudifer, 6 d. from Agnes Tiler, 18 d. from Isabelle Cok, 12 d. from Joan Oxeburgh, 18 d. from Ellen Schepherd, 2 s. 6 d. each from Margaret Wakyr and Alice Ossegod, 18 d. from Joan Barbor, 6d. each from Katherine Lilleford [three times] and Katherine, wife of William Scryveyner [five times], 4 d. from Alice Miller[three times], 6 d. from Emma Triche, [3] 12 d. from Alice Caunvyle and 18 d. from Agnes Coupere for brewing and selling ale contrary to the assize [of ale.]

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6 d. each from John Somersom and John Buri, bakers of white bread, for selling contrary to the assize [of bread.]

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE CONSTABLE]

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6 d. from John Pope for drawing blood from John Gavelok. Pledge: Nicholas Taillor.

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6 d. from John Lincolne for the same from Walter, servant of John Madyngle. Pledge: John Somersom.

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6 d. from John, servant of William Brabon for the same from William, servant of William Brabon. Pledge: William Brabon.

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3 d. from the same John for a hue and cry justly raised on him by the said William. Pledge: William Brabon.

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3 d. from Alice Glatton for unjustly raising the hue and cry on Robert Catelyn.

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PTR N="4" TARGET="N1703"/> [No amercement] from William Hottot for a hue and cry justly raised on him by Denise Draper. Pledge: John Bissop.

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2 d. from Matillis, wife of Henry Jannes for unjustly raising the hue and cry on Richard Rudham. Pledge: Henry Jannes.

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6 d. from John Staunford for drawing blood from John Brouse.

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3 d. from John Staunford for a hue and cry justly raised on him by John Brouse.

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3 d. from Peter Wakyr for not prosecuting a plea of debt against John Gritford.

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Order to attach John Morton to answer to Thomas Caunvile in a plea of debt. [5]

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3 d. from Henry Ropere for a licence of concord with Richard Bere in a plea of debt. Pledge: Richard Bere.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

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6 d. each from John Somersom and John Bevereche, ale-tasters, for not performing their office.

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3 d. from Thomas Pycard, ale-taster, for the same.

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3 d. each from John Wilden and John Grene [6] for digging and making pits in the King's road at Stone Cross Moor, [7] to nuisance.

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3 d. from Thomas Pycard for not cleaning his gutter in Lepers Lane. [8]

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3 d. from John Randolf for not cleaning his gutter above the tenement once belonging to Emma Miller, as ordered in the preceding leet.

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3 d. from Thomas Wrighte for narrowing the King's road opposite his tenement, to nuisance.

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3 d. from Henry Webbester for putting his dung heap in the King's road in front of his house.

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2 s. from Andrew Pikeler for having one bridge at the end of his garden, to nuisance.

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6 d. from Henry Bereford for planting willows in the common lade at the end of his garden, to nuisance.

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6 d. from John Barker for making a purpresture at the end of his garden up to Stocking Fen [9] by planting willows in the common lade, to nuisance.

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6 d. from the same John for the same at Wyndesey Mede, [10] to nuisance.

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3 d. from William Barbor and 6 d. from Denise Draper for putting ashes and dung in the common lade, to the nuisance of the whole community.

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12 d. from Simon Abbot for having one large and horrible dog, against the prohibition, and for hunting the lord's deer without licence.

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3 d. from Katherine Lilleford for keeping a bad, raging dog, to the greatest damage of her neighbors.

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6 d. from John Cok, [11] 6 d. from Reginald Tiler and 3 d. from John Miller for planting willows in the common lade at the ends of their gardens.

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3 d. from John Orweye for not cleaning the common gutter next to his tenement, to great nuisance.

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2 d. from Richard Robyn [12] for not cleaning the common gutter next to his tenement, to nuisance.

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3 d. each from John Heymes, [13] Emma Tyler, Richard Elyngton and John Lyncolne for not cleaning their common gutters, to nuisance.

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6 d. from John Tynker for putting his carcasses in the common lade at the end of his garden, to nuisance.

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3 d. from Robert Coupere for putting ashes and dung in the common lade, to nuisance.

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3 d. each from Thomas Rideman, John Morton, John Austyn Senior, Roger Worshale, Simon atte Cros, John atte Cros, the Warden of Daventry, Thomas atte Cros, John Hunte, Emma Seman, Emma Tychemerssh, Alice Romneye and William Bodseye for default.

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3 d. each from John, son of Simon Millere, John Milton, Henry Jannes, Robert othe Moor and Richard Baxtere for putting their dung next to the door of the Chapel of St Thomas the Martyr. Order to correct before the next court under penalty of 40 d.

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12 d. from William Bodeseye for erecting a lean-to at the foot of the Great Bridge next to the tenement once belonging to William Chacedien, to great nuisance.

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12 d. from John Randolf for holding a certain croft called Fesaunt Croft [14] in severalty for the whole year, in which croft the whole vill of Ramsey is supposed to have common and pasture from the end of the harvest up to the feast of the Purification. [15]

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6 d. each from Simon Abbot, Thomas Howden, Richard Bere and John Heymes, butchers, for charging too much for meats and for their services.

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2 s. from Walter Glovere for putting his leathers in the common lade, to nuisance. Order to correct before the next court under penalty of 2 s.

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Ordinance, by the assent of the lord and the whole community, that no one who is sworn into the jury on the day of the leet shall reveal the King's counsel or that of his associates to anyone, under penalty of 10 s.

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Total: 59 s. 1 d.

Notes

1. 15 June, 1394.

2. Deleted: Johanna Cook.

3. This and the next two entries are later additions.

4. Entry deleted.

5. Superscript: injuste querela.

6. Deleted: Elymosinarius.

7. MS: Stoncrossmor.

8. MS: Lepereslane.

9. MS: le Stokkyngfen.

10. MS: Wyndoltsemade.

11. Deleted: Johannes Madyngle.

12. Deleted: Robertus Cateline.

13. Deleted: Johannes Gritteford.

14. MS: Fesauntescroft.

15. 2 February.