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

BLAdd.Roll39598r (AD1295)

RAMSEY. VIEW OF FRANKPLEDGE AT RAMSEY ON MONDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD, IN THE TWENTY-THIRD YEAR OF THE REIGN OF KING EDWARD, AND IN THE NINTH YEAR OF THE LORD ABBOT JOHN, [1] BEFORE WILLIAM DE WASSINGLE.

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JURORS: William le Rydeman, John de Smalwode, Peter le Lavender, Robert Chaceden, cleric, John de Aula, Robert le Beumeys, Alan Norman, Robert de Hemmynges, William Hauteyn, Austin de Byri, Roger le Rydeman, Robert Pistor.

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(CAPITAGE:) 6 s. 8 d.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE ALE-TASTERS OF RAMSEY]

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Presentments by Michael le Wodeward and Richard Bygge, ale-tasters of Ramsey:

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[No amercement] from the wife of Robert Faber for regularly selling ale for 1 d. because she kept the assize. Gallon, pottle and quart brought.

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The same concerning the wife of Benedict Clere. Gallon, pottle.

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The same concerning the wife of Peter le Lavender. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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The same concerning Matilda Chaceden. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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The same concerning the wife of Vincent Piscator, brewing once and well. No measures brought.

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The same concerning the wife of Walter de Acres, regularly. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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The same concerning the wife of Robert de Hemmynges. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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The same concerning Margaret Barun. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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The same concerning the wife of Richard de Beureper. Gallon, pottle.

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The same concerning Denise, wife of Faber. Pottle, quart.

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The same concerning the wife of Robert Chaceden, cleric. Gallon, pottle, quart. The same concerning the wife of William Gerveys. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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The same concerning Petronilla ad Petram. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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The same concerning the wife of Reyner le Porter. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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The same concerning the wife of William de Hale. Gallon, quart.

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The same concerning Christina Ratele. No measures brought.

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The same concerning Hawise Crane, selling for 1 d. three times. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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The same concerning Agnes, widow of Peter de Vine, for brewing and selling for 1 d. regularly. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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The same concerning the wife of Alan de Pistrino. Pottle, quart.

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The same concerning the wife of Roger de Pistrino, four times and well. Gallon, pottle.

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The same concerning the wife of Richard Focarius, regularly. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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The same concerning the wife of Godfrey Andreu. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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The same concerning the wife of Ivo Alderman. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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The same concerning the wife of John Tixtor. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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The same concerning the wife of Adam de Borewell. Pottle, quart.

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The same concerning the wife of Richard de Valle Dei. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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The same concerning the wife of Michael Forestarius. Pottle, quart.

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The same concerning the wife of Alan Norman. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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The same concerning Emma, widow of William Cementarius.

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The same concerning the wife of Simon Pollard. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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The same concerning the wife of John de Haylweston. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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The same concerning the wife of Richard Clere. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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The same concerning the wife of William Hauteyn. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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The same concerning Alice, daughter of Robert Clere. Gallon.

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The same concerning the wife of John de Bracino. Gallon, pottle.

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The same concerning the wife of John le Porter. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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The same concerning the wife of Alan Tannator. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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The same concerning the wife of Hugh le Ferour. Gallon, pottle.

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All amercements of the aforesaid brewers are remitted and completely excused by the Lord Abbot in full court.

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6 d. from the wife of Thomas de Hoylaunde for brewing badly, once. Pledge: Alan Tannator.

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Amercement excused from Denise, widow of Faber, for brewing outside the assize during the time of the Fair. Pledge: Godfrey Andreu.

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Amercement excused from the wife of Robert Chaceden for the same. Pledge: Elias Reyner.

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Amercement excused from the wife of William de Ravele for the same and for selling ale against the prohibition of the tasters. Pledge: her husband.

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Amercement excused from the wife of William Fine for breaking the assize during the time of the Fair. Pledge: William Gerveys.

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Amercement excused from the wife of William Gerveys for the same. Pledge: her husband.

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6 d. from the wife of William Wrau for frequently selling ale that was not worth the money. Pledge: her husband.

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6 d. from the wife of Alan Molendinarius for breaking the assize during the time of the Fair and for frequently letting the ale deteriorate. Pledge: her husband.

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Amercement excused from the wife of John Tixtor for breaking the assize during the time of the Fair. Pledge: her husband.

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Amercement excused from the wife of Ivo Alderman for the same. Pledge: her husband.

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Amercement excused from the wife of Richard de Valle Dei for the same. Pledge: her husband.

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Amercement excused from the wife of Michael Forestarius for the same. Pledge: her husband.

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Amercement excused from the wife of Alan Norman for the same. Pledge: her husband.

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Amercement excused from the wife of Richard Clere for the same. Pledge: Alan Tannator.

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Amercement excused from Alice, daughter of Robert Clere for the same. Pledge: Stephen le Porter.

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Amercement excused from the wife of John le Porter for the same. Pledge: her husband.

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Amercement excused from Cecilia Tannatrix for the same. Pledge: her brother.

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Amercement excused from the wife of Hugh le Ferrour for the same. Pledge: her husband.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE ALE-TASTERS OF HEPMANGROVE]

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Presentments by Stephen de Kyngesdelf and Philip le Teler, ale-tasters of Hepmangrove, of the following for brewing regularly and well and selling ale for 1 d: Alice de Ravele, Alice wife of Simon Tannator, Christina Austyn, Margery ad Grenam and Agnes le Bere.

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All the aforesaid brought their gallons, pottles and quarts, and their amercements are excused by the Lord Abbot.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

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6 d. from Beatrix le Barker for frequently selling ale not worth the money and for letting it deteriorate. Pledge: her husband.

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6 d. from the aforesaid tasters for concealment. Pledges: the one for the other.

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Election and swearing-in of Alan Lytothemor and Robert Nytingale as ale-tasters of Ramsey.

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Election and swearing-in of Stephen de Kyngesdelf and Andrew de Wenynton as ale-tasters of Hepmangrove.

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6 d. from Elias Pistor for a licence of concord with Stephen le Porter. Pledge: William Wrau.

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6 d. from Robert Bate, baker, for unjust detention, who acknowledged he owes Austin de Gardino 3 s. of silver for grain he bought from him and concerning which he will make satisfaction. Pledges for both [obligations:] Hugh Dunch and Ivo Alderman.

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Amercement excused from Elias Prepositus for unjust detention, who acknowledged he owes Austin de Gardino 2 s. of silver for the same, and concerning which he will make satisfaction. Pledges for both [obligations:] Robert Bate.

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6 d. from Austin de Gardino, paid to the Lord to recover 3 s. from Robert Bate and 2 s. from Elias Reyner. Pledge: himself.

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6 d. from Walter le Cupere, convicted by the jurors of causing damage to Nicholas Brust by reverting the water. Damages: 3 d. Pledge for both [obligations:] Peter Fesaunt.

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6 d. from Walter de Acre for default.

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Amercement excused from John Bulgaye for erecting a wall beyond Park Ditch [2] to the nuisance of his neighbors. Order to correct.

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6 d. from John de Smalwode for failing to correct a purpresture made at Park Ditch [3] with a vinery behind his courtyard. Pledge: Stephen le Porter.

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6 d. from Robert de Bereford for the same there. Pledge: Stephen Hebbes.

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6 d. from Peter Lekke for the same there. Pledge: Robert de Bereford.

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6 d. from John Bolegray for the same there. Pledge: the Lord Abbot.

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6 d. from Agnes Maycent for the same there, and for not coming.

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Order that all the aforesaid purprestures be corrected.

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6 d. from Simon Pollard for blocking the watercourse between his house and the house of Richard Valledei, to the nuisance of his neighbors. Pledge: Hugh Dunch. Order to correct.

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6 d. from Richard de Valledei for the same there. Pledge: Simon de Ellesworth. Order to correct.

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6 d. from Richard de Valledei for constructing a small pig-sty by his wall to the nuisance of his neighbors. Pledge: Simon Chaceden. Order to remove.

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[No amercement recorded] from Robert Braciator for the same, who was distrained to respond and did not come because he was ill. Order to remove.

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6 d. from Walter le Cupere for blocking the watercourse by recently erecting a wall at [....] [4] Pledge: the Cellarer. Order to the Bailiff and Jurors that the wall be torn down.

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6 d. from John de Haylweston for narrowing and appropriating the lade between himself and William [....] [5] Pledge: William Marescallus. Order to correct.

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Amercement excused from Walter le Cupere, pauper, for not cleaning out a ditch at le Beterestrate, which he was supposed to do, and on account of which his neighbors sustain damage. Pledge: Simon Chaceden. Order to correct.

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6 d. from Christina Fabyon for the same there. Pledge: Elias Reyner. Order as above.

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6 d. from Hugh le Rounde for putting his dung heap too near the King's road. Pledge: Hugh Dunch. Order to remove.

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6 d. from John Tannator for not coming to respond to the same charge in Hepmangrove, after having been distrained.

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6 d. from Ralph de Morton for digging up the common green next tithe house of Robert le Rydeman, to the nuisance of his neighbors. Pledge: John de Smalwode.

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Order to attach Philip Boleheved to respond to a charge of receiving Alexander, his son, to whom the vill was prohibited because of iniquity.

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6 d. from William de Wenynton for receiving Isolda le Bere and her daughters Margery and Alice, who are useless. Pledge: Simon de Ellesworth. Order that they be prohibited the vill.

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6 d. from Emma le Milner for receiving Juliana le Scallede and Emma, her daughter, who are useless. Pledge: the garcon of the Reeve. Order that they be prohibited the vill.

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6 d. from Peter Fesaunt for receiving Richard de Jakele, skinner, outside of tithing. Pledge: Elias Reyner. Order to distrain Richard to put himself in tithing.

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Order to distrain Robert Page [6] of Chatteris, Peter de Chamnpayne, [7] Benedict Carite, [8] John son of Alan Tannator, William Fyne, William de Gravenhyrst and Simon, brother of Robert de Infirmaria, out of tithing, to put themselves in tithing.

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Roger Dyngel is prohibited the vill because he is useless.

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6 d. from Alan Tannator for receiving John, his son, out, of tithing. Pledge: Alan Norman.

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6 d. from Robert Bate, baker, for breaking the assize of bread. Pledge: Robert Beumeys.

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6 d. from the wife of Ranulph Grubbe for the same. Pledge: her husband.

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6 d. from Isabelle Collop for the same. Pledge: Simon Chaceden.

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6 d. from the wife of John le Porter for the same. Pledge: her husband.

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6 d. from Aubrey, wife of Thomas Abbot for the same. Pledge: Stephen le Porter.

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12 d. from the wife of Richard de Valledei for the same. Pledge: her husband.

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[No amercement recorded] from the wife of Ralph Clericus for the same. Pledge: Hugh Dunch.

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12 d. from Joan de Orlyens for the same. Pledge: Richard Focarius.

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6 d. from Christina Ratele for the same. Pledge: John de Warewyk.

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6 d. from Alan de Pistrino for the same. Pledge: Hugh Dunch.

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6 d. from Ivo Alderman for the same. Pledge: Elias Reyner.

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6 d. from Alice de Ravele for the same. Pledge: Elias Reyner.12 d. from Elias ad Petram for the same and because his whole meal bread worth a halfpenny is different in weight to a value of 2 s. 6 d. Pledge: William Wrau.

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6 d. from Matilda Fyne for the same and because her whole meal bread worth a halfpenny is deficient in weight to a value of 4 s.1/2 d. Pledge: her husband.

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6 d. from Christina Wryard, baker, for breaking the assize of bread and for not coming. Order to distrain.

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Order that Tibbe Collop, who did the same, henceforth be prohibited from exercising the office of baker.

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Order to attach Ralph le Pondere, who is useless and customarily withdraws before the view of Frankpledge, returning afterwards.

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Order to attach Alward le Turnere for customarily destroying the marsh by digging and selling peat and rushes.

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Order to attach John son of Alan Molendinarius for the same.

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12 d. from William Wrau for unjustly raising the hue and cry on John son of Cecilia Tannatrix and Peter, his brother. Pledges: Elias the Bailiff and Hugh Dunch.

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6 d. from Richard Faber for housebreaking against Alan de Benewykand for a hue and cry justly raised on him by the same Alan. Pledge: Alan Tannator Junior.

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12 d. from Robert de Infirmaria for a hue and cry justly raised on him by Richard Pydefer. Pledge: Simon de Ellesworth.

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6 d. from William de Hale for beating and drawing blood from John le Nethirde. Pledge: Peter Fesaunt.

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12 d. from Geoffrey Sampson for appropriating, by ploughing,[part of] a hedge of John de Smalwode at Turne[...] [9] tel Croft. Order to distrain.

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3 d. from John Henry for being a forestallor. Pledge: William Gerveys.

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3 d. from Peter Carnifex for the same. Pledge: Richard de Morton.

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6 d. from Richard Hagyn for the same. Pledge: Elias Reyner.

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12 d. from William Swetebrid for the same. Pledge: Robert Chaceden, cleric.

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6 d. from Gilbert la Wode for the same. Pledge: Robert Gerveys. 6 d. from John son of Stephen for the same. Pledge: Robert Chaceden.

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3 d. from John Collop for the same. Pledges: Elias Reyner and Henry Bere.

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Order to attach Alexander de Styvekel to respond to a complaint against him by Robert de Wodestrate. Pledges for the prosecution: William Wrau and William de Ravele.

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Order to attach Robert son of Robert Faber of Peterborough, William Ringdale and William Wyssereby, who were disobedient to their capital pledge, Robert le Beumeys, as established in the roll of the last view.

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Order to distrain Alan Pedwyne to respond to Thomas Ko, as ordered in the last view.

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Order to Ralph le Clervaus to correct the purpresture he made at White Cross with a blocked ditch.

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Order to the Almoner to correct his causeway in Hepmangrove beneath his courtyard.

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Order to arrest Alexander Boleheved and John Mokedys, who withdrew because of iniquity, as established in the roll of the last view. [10]

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Order to distrain Reginald Gory to respond to a charge of unjustly raising the hue and cry on the Lord Abbot.

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Order to attach Robert le Haringmongere and William de Wenynton for destroying the marsh by mowing.

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Order to correct one furlong that Simon Forestarius appropriated from a mere lying at the grove of Novus Locus, towards the East.

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Order to knock down a wall erected by Robert Faber four feet too close to the King's road.

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Order to Peter le Lavender to correct a wall he erected too close to the King's road in the property of Ralph le Cat[....] [11]

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Order to Simon son of Robert to correct a purpresture he made against the Warden of the Chapel of Blessed Mary by reverting the water beyond its course.

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Order to distrain Peter Flote, Nicholas Dobbeday and William le Smale for customarily coming to the garcons of the fishermen of the Abbot and Cellarer carrying food and drink, whereupon the said garcons, without the knowledge of their masters, give them a great quantity of fish, as presented in the penultimate view. [12]

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Order to distrain Walter Nothing to respond to a charge that he received Richard, his brother, who stole his neighbors' geese, as presented in the last view.

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Order to Robert Sculle to correct the fact that he made his croft separate, which was supposed to be common pasture during the open time, and for making a ditch that is too large.

Notes

1. 10 January, 1295.

2. MS: Parcdych.

3. MS: Parcdych.

4. Hole in membrane.

5. Torn away.

6. "+" after name.

7. "+" after name.

8. "+" after name.

9. Damaged.

10. See supra, 1294, no. 74.

11. Damaged.

12. See supra, 1294, no. 113.