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

BLAdd.Roll39634 (AD1395)

RAMSEY. VIEW OF FRANKPLEDGE HELD THERE ON MONDAY BEFORE THE FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST, IN THE EIGHTEENTH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF KING RICHARD II AND THE SEVENTEENTH YEAR OF THE LORD ABBOT EDMUND. [1]

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[INQUEST/JURORS:] William Claxton, John atte Cros Senior, John Claxton, Thomas Wakyr, John Baldewyne, William Barbor, John Somersham, Richard Heryng, John Staunford, Thomas Pykard, William Putyfer, Robert Sewer.

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

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12 d. from Thomas, son of William Freman, naif of the lord, for licence to live at St Ives, at the will of the lord, and practice the art of a tanner, rendering an annual fine of 12 d. and suit to leet. Pledge: William Freman, his father.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE ALE-TASTERS]

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2 d. from Margaret Starlyng [four times], 18 d. from Maria Bodeseye, 4 d. each from Joan Frost [10 times] and Joan Cook [six times], 12 d. from Christina Robyn, 2 s. from Orframya Bodeseye,6 d. from Emma Bocher [eight times], 8 d. from Katherine Clerk [10 times], 6 d. each from Agnes Bere, Agnes Grigges [eight times] and Alice Gerveis, 12 d. each from Emma Berford and Emma Bekky, 6 d. from Matillis Brouse, 12 d. each from Alice Dodysthorp, Agnes Putyfer, and Agnes Tyler, 18 d. from Isabelle Cok, 6 d. from Emma Samson [eight times], 18 d. from Joan Barbor,2 s. each from Alice Osegod and Margaret Wakyr, 8 d. from Joan Oxeburgh, 18 d. from Ellen Schepherd, 6 d. from Katherine Lilleford [12 times], 4 d. from Alice Turnor [four times], 6 d. from Alice Schepherd [12 times], 6 d. from Agnes Redeman [four times] and for not bringing her measures, 12 d. each from Alice Caunvyle and Agnes Coupere, and 4 d. from Emma Kyng for regularly brewing and selling ale contrary to the assize [of ale.]

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6 d. each from John Somersham and John Bury, [2] bakers of white bread, who failed to bring their measures, for selling contrary to the assize [of bread.]

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3 d. each from Agnes Tyler, Isabelle Cok and John Somersham, bakers of horse bread, for selling contrary to the assize.

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3 d. from Thomas Caumvyle for an unjust complaint of debt against John Morton.

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3 d. from Richard Wardebusk for a licence of concord with Robert de Pantrie in a plea of debt.

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3 d. from Reginald Wrighte for the same with Robert de Pantrie in a plea of trespass.

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3 d. from the original pledges of Henry atte Feld for not having him to answer to John Egeline, who did not prosecute, in a plea of debt.

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3 d. from John Egeline for being unable to justify detaining 20 s. from John Schepherd, which are ordered collected to John's use.

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3 d. from John Egelyne for detaining 2 s. from Roger Palfreyman (who is dead) in a plea of debt.

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Order to attach John Augstyn Senior to answer to Roger Palfreyman (deceased) in a plea of debt.

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3 d. from the original pledges of John Augstyn Junior for not having him to answer to Roger Palfreyman (deceased) in a plea of debt. Order that he be put to better pledges.

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3 d. from John Pakerell for not prosecuting a plea of debt against Nicholas Dikeman.

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3 d. from John Cross Senior for a licence of concord with John Claxton in a plea of debt.

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3 d. from John Claxton for the same with John Cross in a plea of debt.

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3 d. from the original pledges of John Priorsclerk for not having him to answer to Lord Thomas, the parish chaplain of Ramsey (deceased) in a plea of debt. Order that he be put to better pledges.

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3 d. from John Milnere for a licence of concord with Reginald Wryghte in a plea of trespass.

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Order to attach Katherine Lilleford to answer to Alan Sawyer, who did not prosecute, in a plea of debt.

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Order to attach Matillis Brouse to answer to Nicholas Launcelyn, who did not prosecute, in a plea of debt.

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Order to attach John London to answer to John Wilimot, who did not prosecute, in a plea of debt.

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Order that all the above be put to better pledges.

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Order to attach John London to answer to Robert Croxton, who did not prosecute, in a plea of debt. Order that he be put to better pledges.

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Postponement of a plea of trespass between Alice Rumney, complainant (who did not prosecute) and Thomas Pykard, defendant.

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Postponement of a plea of debt between John Milnere, complainant (who did not prosecute) and Henry Smyth, defendant.

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Postponement of a plea of trespass between Reginald Wryghte, complainant (who did not prosecute) and Robert de Pantrie, defendant.

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Postponement of a plea of debt between William Knyth, complainant(deceased) and John Milnere, defendant.

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3 d. from John Taillor for failing to justify detaining 2 s. 7 d. from Robert de Bakhous, which are ordered collected to Robert's use.

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3 d. from Henry Coupere for a licence of concord with Andrew Pykeler in a plea of debt.

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3 d. from Thomas Taillor for the same with Andrew Pykeler in a plea of debt.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

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6 d. each from John Staunford, Richard Heryng and Thomas Picard, ale-tasters, for not performing their office.

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6 d. from John Molendinarius of Biggin for charging too much for grinding.

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12 d. from the same John for breaking into the lord's park four times.

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3 d. each from Thomas Rydeman, John Augstyn Senior, Roger Worshale, Simon atte Croos, John Ravele, William Colyn, Thomas atte Croos, John Bevereche, John, son of William atte Croos, Thomas Belleman, John de la Grove, John Coupere Senior, Elias Belesson, Thomas Wardebusk, Andrew Loby, Thomas Blenche, John Lyncolne, Thomas del Kychene, Thomas Wodeward, Alan Colewyk and William Glovere for default.

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6 s. 8 d. from John Jecoun for a hue and cry justly raised on him by Margaret Schef. Pledge: the Constable.

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3 d. from Agnes Blenche for committing housebreaking against John Stalbyn.

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6 d. from Robert Balde of Broughton for drawing blood from Walter Schepherd. Pledge: the Constable.

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12 d. from William Walton of Upwood for assaulting John Edward, beating him, contrary to the peace of the lord King. Pledges: William Pegel and Thomas Howden.

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6 d. from John Wilimot for assaulting John, his servant, beating him, against the peace. Pledge: John Albyn.

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12 d. from Thomas Newman Junior of Raveley for making rescue from William Godale, messor of the vill of Ramsey.

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6 d. from the same Thomas for a hue and cry justly raised on him by the said William. Pledge: [Blank.]

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12 d. from William, servant of Henry Smyth for beating Alice, wife of John Belesson, against the peace. Pledge: Henry Smyth.

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3 d. from John Belesson for beating the said William, against the peace. Pledge: John Somersham.

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6 d. from Thomas Ketene for drawing blood from Thomas, servant of John de Bury. Pledge: Henry de Orchard.

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3 d. from the same Thomas Ketene for being a night wanderer and common disturber of the peace.

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6 d. from Emma Seman and 2 d. from Agnes Turnor for failing to keep the night watch when summoned to do so.

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6 d. from the same Emma for being rebellious and contrary as much towards the Constable as towards her neighbors.

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12 d. from William Beresman for forestalling herringmongers at Paddock Weir, [3] not letting them come into the vill, and then for selling five herring for 1 d., when the price should be six for 1d.

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6 d. from Robert othe Moor, 12 d. from Henry Smyth, 6 d. each from John Pope, Robert Barbor and Agnes, wife of Thomas Wodeward for charging too much in selling diverse victuals.

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PTR N="4" TARGET="N1718"/> [...] [5] from John Borell for being rebellious to the Constable and the Collector of the King's 15th, refusing to pay the tax assessed by the Collector.

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[...] [6] from Jacob Fissher for taking two of John atte Croos' heifers and putting them beyond the common fishpond next to Ramsey Mere [7] on or about the feast of [....] [8]

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[...] [9] from the same Jacob for making the common fishpond next to Bury Fen [10] private, in prejudice of the community.

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3 d. each from John Grene and John Wildene for digging and making pits in the King's road to Huntingdon.

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3 d. from John Cosyn for not cleaning the gutter in front of the tenement of John Grene.

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3 d. from William Leighton for the same there.

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3 d. from Thomas [...] [11] for the same at Graunfrays Croft. [12]

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3 d. from Richard Mustrell for the same there.

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3 d. from John Austyn for the same at the end of his garden.

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[...] [13] from John Biker for obstructing the watercourse in front of Sewers Croft. [14]

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3 d. each from Thomas Botton and John Wayte for being out of tithing.

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[...] [15] from Andrew Pykeler for having a bridge at the end of his garden.

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[...] [16] from [...] [17] Berforde for failing to remove the willows planted in the common lade to nuisance.

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3 d. each from William Barbor, Denise Draper, William Pegil and Ralph Skynnere for putting ashes in the common lade, to nuisance.

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[...] [18] from John Orwey for the same at the end of his garden.

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[...] [19] from John Orwey for not cleaning his common gutter next to his tenement, to the nuisance of the community.

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3 d. each from John, son of Simon Milnere, Agnes Milton, Henry Jannes, Reginald Tyler, Richard Baxter, Emma, wife of Roger[...], [20] John Parkyn, Robert othe Moor and John Pope Spicer for putting their dung and ashes next to the door of the church of St Thomas the Martyr, to nuisance. Order that it be removed under penalty of 2 s.

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[...] [21] from William Bodeseye for erecting a lean-to at the foot of the Great Bridge next to the tenement of William Chaceden, to nuisance.

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[...] [22] from John Randolf for keeping a certain croft called Fesaunt Croft [23] private for the whole year, in which croft the vill of Ramsey is supposed to have common and pasture from the end of the harvest to the feast of the Purification. [24]

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[...] [25] from the same John for appropriating and enclosing a certain parcel of the common at Cole Lane, [26] 30 feet long and 10 feet wide, to nuisance.

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[...] [27] from Henry Webestere for putting dung in the King's road.

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[...] [28] from William Walton and Richard Newman for destroying the grains of diverse men of Ramsey and Hepmangrove with 48 [...] [29] and 19 horses from Upwood, and for being common malefactors with those animals in the grains of the community of Ramsey and Hepmangrove.

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12 d. from John Baxtere and his wife, Katherine, former wife of Robert Lilleford, for breaking the attachment of the Bailiff three times.

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6 d. from Simon Abbot, 4 d. from William Bodeseye, 6 d. from Thomas Howden, 4 d. from William Pegel, 6 d. from Richard Bere, and 6 d. from John Austyn Junior, butchers, for charging too much money.

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Note that Joan, daughter of John Hempbetere, on or about Christmas, in the 18th year of Richard II, [30] at Ramsey, feloniously stole 4 s. from John Bocher, one silk kerchief worth 8 d. from Katherine, wife of William Screwen, and one kerchief worth 12 d. from Alice, wife of John Belesson, which money is to be returned to John Bocher and the kerchiefs to the said William and John. [31]

Notes

1. 21 June, 1395.

2. Deleted: Johannes Baldewyne.

3. MS: Paddokwer.

4. From here to the end, the left side of the roll is badly damaged and partially torn away.

5. Damaged.

6. Damaged.

7. MS: Ramsemer.

8. Obliterated.

9. Damaged.

10. MS: Buryfen.

11. Damaged.

12. MS: Graunfreyscroft.

13. Damaged.

14. MS: Sewerscroft.

15. Damaged.

16. Damaged.

17. Damaged.

18. Damaged.

19. Damaged.

20. Damaged.

21. Damaged.

22. Damaged.

23. MS: Fesauntescroft.

24. 2 February.

25. Damaged.

26. MS: Koolane.

27. Damaged.

28. Damaged.

29. Damaged.

30. ca. 25 December, 1394.

31. Marginal note obliterated, but it may be a notice that Joan is to be waived.