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

BLAdd.Roll39638 (AD1399)

RAMSEY. VIEW OF FRANKPLEDGE WITH COURT, [...] [1] JUNE, IN THE TWENTY-SECOND YEAR OF THE REIGN OF KING RICHARD II AND THE THIRD YEAR OF THE LORD ABBOT THOMAS. [2]

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[INQUEST/JURORS:] William Colyn, John Beverech, John atte Cros Senior, Richard Heryng, John Someresham, William Barbour, Thomas Pycard, John Ballard, Robert Sewer, Thomas Howden, John Leighton, William Pudyfer.

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CAPITAGE: a half-mark from the whole homage as common fine, that all not be called individually.

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CHEVAGE: 12 d. from Thomas Freman, naif of the lord, for licence to live at St Ives, practicing the tanner's art, for as long as it pleases the lord. Pledge: William Freman, his father.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE ALE-TASTERS]

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8 d. from Joan Bray, 18 d. from Christiana Robyn, 12 d. each from Orframya Bodeseye, Katherine Clerc, Agnes Leighton, 18 d. from Beatrice Barbor, 8 d. from Emma Barbor, 12 d. from Emma Berford,6 d. from Emma Bocher, 18 d. from Maria Bodeseye, 18 d. each from Isabelle Cok, Ellen Tyler and Ellen Orfrayser, 2 s. from Alice Dodesthorp, 12 d. from Alice Turnor, 2 s. from Joan Oxeburgh, 12d. from Ellen Schepherd, 18 d. from Margaret Wakir, 12 d. from Agnes Wakir, 18 d. from Alice Osegod, 8 d. from Joan, wife of Robert Catelyn, 12 d. from Alice Caumvyll, and 12 d. from Alice Coupere for regularly brewing and selling ale contrary to the assize [of ale.]

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12 d. from Alice, wife of John Pope, spicer, for the same.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

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2 s. from Agnes, wife of Thomas Wodeward for selling ale contrary to the assize and for charging too much for victuals she sells, both in this year and in previous years.

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12 d. from William Duffeld for charging too much for victuals he sells.

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6 d. from Henry Smyth for the same.

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3 d. from John Somersham Senior, [?3 d.] [3] from[?Richard] [4] Barbor, 2 d. from John Somersham Junior, barber, 2 d. from John Pope Junior, and 3 d. from John Clerc, bakers of white bread, for selling contrary to the assize [of bread.]

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3 d. each from Walter Chircheward, John Staunford and (Thomas Pycard), ale-tasters, for not performing their office.

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12 d. from Brother John Fletton for digging in the King's road in front of the tenement once belonging to Martin Merch, and for failing to correct it as ordered. [5]

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3 d. from Joyce Haliwell for not cleaning his gutter above the tenement of John Kyng, as ordered.

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3 d. from Walter Schepherd for the same at Priest's Well. [6]

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3 d. from Thomas Pycard for the same at Pilcham.

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4 d. each from John Outy and Reginald Boneface and 8 d. from Thomas Toppyng for obstructing the common road in the peat marsh and digging there, to the nuisance of the whole community. Note that Thomas is a common destroyer and devastator of the peat marsh.

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4 d. each from Alice, wife of Henry Bunne, and Agnes, wife of John Gymme Glovere for being common malefactors both in the grains and the herbage of the community of the vill of Ramsey, (reaping without licence), and for being rebellious to the Messor and refusing to justify themselves.

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6 d. each from the same Alice and Agnes for being common scolds.

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6 d. from Beatrice Byke for gathering herbage of William Pudyfer at Fabions Pightle [7] at night, without licence.

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4 d. from the same Beatrice for being rebellious to the Messor of the community.

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3 d. each from John Wilden and John Caumvyll for not cleaning their gutters in front of Stone Cross. [8]

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3 d. from Thomas Rideman for not cleaning his gutter in front of Graunfrays Croft. [9]

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3 d. from Lumkynne Tychemerssh Thatcher for not cleaning his gutter next to Henry Thatchere.

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3 d. from Brother John Fletton for not cleaning his gutter next to the tenement of John Wenyngton.

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3 d. from Thomas Wrighte for not cleaning his gutter at the end of his croft.

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3 d. from Andrew Pykeler for the same in front of Powles Croft. [10]

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3 d. from Robert Outy for the same there.

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3 d. from William Willymot for the same at the end of his croft.

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3 d. from John Lyncoln for the same above the tenement of John Kyng.

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3 d. from Henry Bradford for the same above Pedderes Place. [11]

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3 d. from Walter Schepherd for the same at the end of his croft.

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(No amercement) from Richard Gose for the same at the end of his croft (because he was wrongfully presented.)

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3 d. from John Maddyngle for the same in Beterestrate. 3 d. from Agnes Sawyere for the same opposite her tenement.

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3 d. each from Thomas Rideman, John London, John Caumvyll, John, son of William atte Cros, Thomas atte Cros, Thomas Wardebusk, Roger Worshale, and John Cleryvaux for default.

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3 d. from John de la Grove for the same.

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6 d. each from Reginald Boneface and John Outy for being rebellious to the Constable and refusing to justify themselves.

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2 d. each from John Willymot and William Randolf for, through their children, pulling up the grain of the community of Ramsey.

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3 d. from Richard Bere for selling unclean meat.

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40 d. each from Walter Schepherd and Richard Gase for wilfully destroying the grain and herbage of the community of Ramsey with their sheep.

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40 d. each from Robert Nottyng, John North (and Stephen[...] [12] of Wistow for unjustly selling three cows contrary to the ordinance.

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40 d. from John Barkere for assaulting and trying to beat Roger Barbor, sub-bailiff, and for having the hue and cry justly raised on him on 12 occasions by the said Roger, to which he responded by unjustly raising the hue and cry on Roger. Pledge: the Constable.

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3 d. from Agnes Falewelle for drawing blood from Isabelle Whitewelle, for which Isabelle justly raised the hue and cry. Pledge: the Constable.

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1 d. from Alice, wife of Richard Belesson for beating the said Isabelle against the peace of the lord King. Pledge: the Constable.

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3 d. from Joan, wife of John Cantebury for being rebellious to the Constable when attempting to collect the King's fifteenth.

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5 d. from John Rede for the same, this year.

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3 d. from Robert Outy for unjustly raising the hue and cry on John Borell. Pledge: the Constable.

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3 d. from Richard [...] [13] for not cleaning a certain common gutter between himself and the tenement of John Somersham, to the greatest destruction of the road.

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3 d. from Robert Catelyne for not cleaning a certain common gutter above the tenement once belonging to Simon Cook.

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12 d. from John Lincoln, 6 d. from Henry atte Feld Senior, 3 d. from Thomas Howden, 3 d. each from William Barbor, John Maddyngle, John Cok, John Leighton and William Glovere for putting their dung heaps in New Field Holt [14] and obstructing the common lade there, to the nuisance of all passers-by there. Order that henceforth no one put dung heaps there under penalty of 40 d.

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3 d. each from William Glovere and Walter Glovere for putting their hides in the common lade, to nuisance.

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6 d. from Thomas Wodeward del Storhous, 3 d. from William Barbor,3 d. from William Pegel, 6 d. from Reginald Flemmyng Webbestere, tenant of Thomas Wodeward, 3 d. from John Chaumberleyn, 3 d. from John Gymme Glovere and 3 d. from Adam Taillor for putting ashes in the common lade, to nuisance.

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2 d. from Roger Cook and 3 d. from John Orfreiser for obstructing the common lade with dung heaps behind their tenements.

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6 d. from Thomas Wodeward for narrowing the common lade by planting willows next to his tenement in which he dwells, to the nuisance of passers-by.

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12 d. from the same Thomas for erecting and using a privy in that tenement, to nuisance.

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3 d. from Reginald Tylere for narrowing the common lade behind his tenement with stakes, to nuisance.

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6 d. from Brother John Fletton for narrowing the common lade with stakes at the tenement John Haryng holds from the Chaplain of Blessed Mary, next to the great bridge.

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3 d. from John Rolf for narrowing the common lade behind his tenement with willows growing above the tenement, to the nuisance of passers-by.

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6 d. from Andrew Pykeler for having a certain privy at the end of his garden, to nuisance.3 d. from Thomas Pycard for narrowing a certain boundary at Pilcham and for badly ploughing on another boundary at Pynfeld Balk. [15]

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3 d. from William Pegel and 3 d. from Simon Abbot for slaughtering their animals upon the paved road and allowing the blood to run into the common lade, to nuisance.

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3 d. each from John Ryvenale, John Gavelok, John Waynman, Thomas Bere, John Brampton, Geoffrey Grubbe and Philip Bouke, servant of Brother John Fletton, for putting dung heaps in the common lane above the foot bridge recently erected by the said John Fletton, to the destruction of the bridge and the nuisance of the community. Order to correct, and that henceforth no one is to put dung heaps there under penalty of 40 d.

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6 d. from John son of Simon Milnere, and 3 d. each from John Barbor, Agnes Milton, Little John Taillor, William Phelipp, Andrew Pykeler and Richard Rudham for putting dung heaps at the door of the Chapel of Blessed Thomas the Martyr. Order that they be removed, and that henceforth no one is to put dung heaps anywhere but in the sand pits opposite the cemetary, under penalty of 40 d., as was ordered in the leet held in the thirteenth year of the Lord Abbot Edmund. [16]

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Order to repair and correct all nuisances and purprestures presented in this leet, under the said penalty.

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6 d. each from Ivette, wife of Simon Milnere, Alice Bunne, Robert, recently the servant of John Chaumberleyn, Cecilia, wife of Robert Wayte, and Agnes, wife of John Cate for wrongfully gleaning in Autumn, contrary to the ordinance recently made. [17]

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12 d. from Robert Outy for breaking the lord's impounding.

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3 d. from Thomas Catewyk for a licence of concord with John Goldsmyth of Huntingdon in a plea of debt.

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3 d. from John Ailward for the same with Alan Sawyere in a plea of debt.

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3 d. from Hugh Rokeby of Brampton for failing to prosecute a plea of debt against William Derby. Pledge: John Fyntis.

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3 d. from William Derby for failing to prosecute a plea of debt against the said Hugh.

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3 d. from John Pope Spicer for a licence of concord with Henry Jannes in a plea of debt.

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3 d. from Henry Coupere for the same with Robert de Eye in a plea of debt.

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3 d. from William Hunte for the same with John Daye in a plea of debt.

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3 d. from William Glovere for the same with Robert Catelyn in a plea of trespass.

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3 d. from Robert Wayte for the same with Robert Listere in a plea of detinue of chattels.

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3 d. from the same Robert Wayte for the same with the said Robert Listere in a plea of trespass.

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3 d. from William Hadenham for failing to prosecute a plea of trespass against William Glovere.

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3 d. from the same William for failing to prosecute a plea of debt against the said William Glovere.

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3 d. from Joan Oxeburgh for a licence of concord with Walter Roleg in a plea of debt.

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3 d. from Walter Glovere for the same with John Cok in a plea of debt.

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3 d. from the same Walter for the same with John Bocher in a plea of debt.

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3 d. from the same Walter for acknowledging that he owes Robert Myles 10 d. Order to collect.

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3 d. from the same Walter for a licence of concord with Robert Catelyn in a plea of debt.

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3 d. from the same Walter for the same with William Pegil in a plea of debt.

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3 d. from Little John Taillor for acknowledging that he owes Robert Meyre 2 s. 10 d, which are ordered collected.

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3 d. from Nicholas Plomer for a licence of concord with Peter Wakir in a plea of debt.

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Determination by the jurors that William Bodeseye owes William Willymot 11 d., for which he is amerced 3 d., and which are ordered collected.

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3 d. from Richard Baker for unjust detention of 2 s. from John Egelyne, which are ordered collected.

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3 d. from William Walton for the same of 2 s. 3 d. from William Hayward del Bernes, which are ordered collected.

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3 d. from John Morton for the same of 4 s. 4 d. for (four bushels of corn and one [...] [18] from Robert Goshalm of Ripton, which are ordered collected.

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3 d. from the same John for the same of 13 d. (for five quarters of corn and one sack of [?detent'] from Jacob Fisshere, which are ordered collected.

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3 d. from Robert Outy for destroying a certain croft of John Borell's with his beasts, to John's damages assessed by the inquest at 6 d., which are ordered collected.

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3 d. from William Bodeseye for unjust detention of 2 s. 6 d. from John Ravele of Warboys, which are ordered collected.

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3 d. from John Gavelok for the same of 2 s. from Beatrice othe Moor as the farm of one [?windmill], [19] which are ordered collected.

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3 d. from Henry atte Feld Senior, who was attached by one boat worth 20 s. to answer to John Daye in a plea of debt, for not coming. Order to retain the boat and seize more until Henry comes.

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Postponement, at the request of the parties, to the next court of a plaint of debt between William atte Well, complainant, and John Fyntes, defendant.

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Postponement to the next court of a plaint of debt between William Glovere, complainant (who did not prosecute), and John Gavelok, defendant.

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Postponement to the next court of a plaint of detinue of chattels between Nicholas Plomer and his wife, Alice, complainants, and Thomas Howden, defendant.

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Ordinance that no one of whatever status or condition should mow in the peat marsh of Ramsey to collect straw in Autumn who cannot be led to any other Autumn work, under penalty of 40 d. Ordinance that no one is to glean in Autumn who can command 1 d. for meals per day, under the same penalty.

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Ordinance that no one is to go on the paved road with iron-shod clogs or put dung heaps there or do anything to damage it under the same penalty.

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Ordinance that no one is to reap, mow or pull up the herbage of the community of Ramsey and Hepmangrove, either by day or by night, under the same penalty.

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Total: [....] [20]

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AFFEERORS: the 12 jurors.

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PTR N="21" TARGET="N1865"/> Order to attach William Glovere to answer to Thomas Forgon of Upwood in a plea of debt.

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Order to attach John Belesson and his wife, Alice, to answer to John [...] [22] in a plea of debt.

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Order to attach John Belesson and his wife, Alice, to answer to Agnes Milton in a plea of debt.

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Order to attach Henry atte Feld Senior to answer to John Egelyne in a plea of debt.

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Order to attach John Horseye to answer to John Osegod in a plea of debt.

Notes

1. Obliterated.

2. June, 1399.

3. Obliterated.

4. Obliterated.

5. See supra, 1398, no. 27.

6. MS: Presteswell.

7. MS: Fabionespightil.

8. MS: Stonycros.

9. MS: Graunfreyescroft.

10. MS: Pouliscroft.

11. MS:Pedderesplace.

12. Obliterated.

13. Obliterated.

14. MS: le Newefeldholt.

15. MS: Pynfeldbalk.

16. See supra, 1392, no. 42. Either the scribe has miswritten the year 13 for 14, or the ordinance was initially enacted in a missing leet of l391 (13 Edmund). See also infra, 1400, no. 78.

17. See supra, 1398, no. 78. See also infra, no. 99.

18. Obliterated.

19. MS: ven'. (Possibly: ventrimola.)

20. Obliterated.

21. A small strip of parchment sewn onto the roll.

22. Obliterated.