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

BLAdd.Roll34367r (AD1401)

RAMSEY. VIEW OF FRANKPLEDGE WITH COURT HELD THERE ON MONDAY, THE FEAST OF ST PETER IN CHAINS, IN THE SECOND YEAR OF THE REIGN OF KING HENRY IV AND THE FIFTH YEAR OF THE LORD ABBOT THOMAS. [1]

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INQUEST/JURORS: John Somersham, Thomas othe Kychene, Thomas Wodeward, Thomas Howden, William Freman, John Beverech, William Lightfoot, Thomas Pycard, Robert Sewer, John Ballard, Simon Abbot, Richard Heryng.

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

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE ALE-TASTERS]

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8 d. each from Alice Andreu and Joan Bray, 6 d. from Katherine Cleryvaux, 4 d. from Joan Glovere, 12 d. each from Alice Pope and Christina Robyn, 6 d. each from Joan del Panetree and Emma Bocher, 8 d. each from Agnes Leighton, Mariot Bodseye, Emma Berford and Emma Barbor, 12 d. each from Isabelle Cok and Ellen Tyler, 6 d. from Agnes atte Cros, 14 d. from Alice Dodesthorp, 8d. each from Alice Turnor, Ellen Clerc and Alice Wayte, 12 d. from Margaret Wakir, 8 d. each from Alice Osgod and Agnes Wakir,6 d. from Alice Mannyng, 14 d. from Ellen Schephird, 12 d. from Margaret Listere, 8 d. each from Agnes Coupere and Alice Caumvyll, and 3 d. from Alice Belesson [twice] for regularly brewing and selling ale contrary to the assize [of ale.]

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2 d. each from Agnes Leighton and Emma Barbor for not bringing their measures.

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6 d. from Ivette Milnere and 3 d. from Agnes Wodeward for regrating ale.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

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12 d. from William Clerc for beating and being rebellious to John Staunford, Constable, on the Vigil of the Feast of the Translation of St Benedict, in the preceding year, [2] in the vill of Ramsey, against the peace of the lord King.

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

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6 d. from Alice Hamelden for drawing blood from Margery, wife of John Conyngton.

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6 d. from William Bosse for drawing his knife on John Staunford, constable.

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6 d. from Beatrice Swetemylk for drawing blood from (Agnes, daughter of) Matillis [....] [3]

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4 d. from Margaret Baxtere for beating William, son of John Staunford [....] [4]

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3 d. from Richard Goldsmyth, alias Albrand [....] [5]

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3 d. from John Willymot [and others] [6] for failing to keep the Night Watch when summoned.

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6 d. from Robert [...] [7] for not cleaning his gutter at his croft [....] [8]

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6 d. from John Coupere [?for the same.] [9]

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[....] [10]

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[...] [11] from Thomas Neweman for erecting a stile too high[....] [12] Order to correct.

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3 d. from Emma [....] [13]

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3 d. from Joyce Haliwell [....] [14] Order to correct.

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3 d. from Joyce Haliwell for not making a drainage ditch in front of his place next to the tenement of William Randolf, as a result of which the grain of the community in the surrounding fields in destroyed. Order to correct under penalty of 40 d.

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4 d. from Joyce Haliwell for not cleaning his ditch [...] [15]thereby obstructing the watercourse there.

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3 d. each from John Milnere of Wicherley, William Bodeseye and William Pegil for putting dung and entrails next to the common lade between the great bridge of Ramsey and a certain other bridge called Cokes Bridge, [16] to the greatest nuisance of merchants and other passers-by. Order that it be completely removed before the feast of St Michael, [17] under an individual penalty of 40 d. Further, it is ordered that henceforth no one is to put dung, entrails or any other refuse which decays there[...] [18] under an individual penalty of a half-mark.

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3 d. each from John atte Cros of Daventry, John Augstyn Senior, Henry Coupere, Christina Curteys, Agnes Bate, William Bodeseye, Walter Schepherd of Upwood, Agnes Pykeler, Agnes [blank], Thomas Bigge, John de la Grove, John Wenyngton, Adam Ramseye, Thomas Meelton, John Skynnere, John Cleryvaux, Alice Leche, Robert othe Moor, Beatrice atte Ston, Emma S[...], [19][...] [20] Romneye, Thomas Tychemerssh, Alice Wardeboys, the servant of Alan Milnere, owing suit, for default.

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No amercement from Thomas Rideman for default because he is in the lord's service.

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2 d. from John, called Jankyn, the servant of John Wenyngton, for being out of tithing.

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2 d. from the said John Wenyngton for lodging the same John.

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2 d. from John, (son of) Thomas Rideman for being out of tithing.

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2 d. from the said Thomas for lodging the same John.

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2 d. each from John Tatereshale and John Walter for putting dung heaps at Flettones Bridge, [21] to nuisance. Order that henceforth no one put dung or any other refuse there, under penalty of 40 d.

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One mark from John Berdewell for putting stakes in the common lade next to [....] [22] Order that they be removed before the next court, under the same penalty.

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3 d. from Nicholas Power for reaping and gathering the herbage and grain of the lord and the tenants [...] [23] without licence.

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3 d. from the daughters of William Randolf for gathering [?herbage] [24] and carrying it out of the fields without licence. Pledge: William Randolf.

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[...] [25] Henry Smyth.

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4 d. from the daughter of John Egelyne for [....] [26] Pledge: John Egelyne.

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2 d. from [....] [27]

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6 d. from John W[....] [28]

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2 d. from John Caunvyll [....] [29]

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[....] [30]

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[....] [31]

40

[...] [32] from John [....] [33]

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3 d. from John Clerc, butcher, for selling bread contrary to the assize [of bread.]

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3 d. each from Thomas Howden [and others], [34] ale-tasters, for not performing their office. [35]

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3 d. from Richard B[....] [36]

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12 d. from Robert [....] [37]

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3 d. from John [....] [38]

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[....] [40]

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[....] [41]

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3 d. from John Bar[...] [42] for which the Bailiff justly raised the hue and cry.

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3 d. from Henry Worm for making rescue from [?the Constable]. for which the Constable justly raised the hue and cry on him. Pledge: the Constable.

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6 d. from William Bodeseye for the same from the Bailiffs.

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

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Election and swearing-in of John Ballard as Constable of Ramsey and Hepmangrove, [?in place of] [43] John Staunford.

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Ordinance that henceforth none of the jurors reveal their deliberations, under penalty of 20 s.

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6 d. from John Baxtere of St Ives, baker, presented by the Bailiff for selling bread [and other victuals] [44] with false weights on several occasions this year.

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12 d. from Thomas, son of William Freman, naif of the lord, for licence to live in the vill of St Ives and practice the tanner's art for as long as it pleases the lord. Pledge: William, his father.

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Note that next year, Thomas Freman's fine will be paid and enrolled in the court of Warboys, for Thomas is a naif of that manor.

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[...] [45] from Robert Outy, attached again by the pledge of Roger Barbor, for failing to come and answer to John Gouler of Upwood in a plea of trespass. Order that [more be attached until he comes.]

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[...] [46] from [...] [47] for not prosecuting Henry atte Feld Senior in a plea of debt.

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[...] [48] from Thomas Forgon of Upwood for not prosecuting William Glovere in a plea of debt.

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[...] [49] from Nicholas Plomer and his wife, Alice, for not prosecuting Thomas Howden in a plea of debt.

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[...] [50] from John Rolf for not prosecuting John Belesson and his wife, Alice, in a plea of debt.

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[...] [51] from John Milnere of Whittlesey for not prosecuting Henry Smyth Chapman in a plea of debt.

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[...] [52] from John Stalbyn for a licence of concord with Thomas Glasewright in a plea of debt.

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[...] [53] from Peter Wakir for not prosecuting Walter Reigner in a plea of detinue of chattels.

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[...] [54] from John Bocher of Chatteris for a licence of concord with John Grubbe in a plea of debt.

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[...] [55] from Simon Milnere for the same with John Wodeston in a plea of debt.

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[...] [56] from Joyce Haliwell for the same with Agnes Blench in a plea of detinue of chattels.

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[...] [57] from John Hosyer for the same with William Erl in a plea of debt.

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[...] [58] from John Hosyer for failing to come, having been attached through the pledge of Roger Barbor, to answer to Richard Tyler [....] [59] Order that more be taken until he comes.

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[...] [60] from [...] [61] Senior for failing to come, having been attached through the pledge of Roger Barbor, to answer to John Harded, who did not prosecute, in a plea of detinue of chattels.

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[...] [62] from [...] [63] for not prosecuting Walter Schepherd in a plea of [....] [64]

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[...] [65] from [...] [66] for not prosecuting John Claxton[....] [67]

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[....] [68]

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[...] [69] from John Hosier [....] [70]

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3 d. from Simon [....] [71]

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3 d. from John [....] [72]

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3 d. from Joyce Haliwell for not prosecuting [....] [73]

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Amercement excused because of poverty from Emma [...] [74]for a licence of concord with [....] [75]

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[....] [76]

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Order to attach John Egelyne before the next court to answer[....] [77]

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Order to attach John Hosyer before the next court to answer Walter Schephird of Ramsey [....] [78]

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Order to attach the same John to answer to Henry Berford (who did not prosecute) in a plea of [....] [79]

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Order to attach Thomas Andreu and his wife, Alice, to answer to Agnes Ormedyche (who did not prosecute) in a plea of debt.

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Order to attach John Lane before the next court to answer to William Peny of Upwood in a plea of debt.

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Order to attach Richard Bere of Ramsey before the next court to answer to Robert Mylis of Raveley in a plea of debt.

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Order to attach John Bocher Senior before the next court to answer to John Uppenende in a plea of debt.

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Order to attach John Rolf to answer to John Osgod in a plea of debt.

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Order to attach Agnes Blench before the next court to answer to Joyce Haliwell in a plea of debt.

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Order to attach John Gouler of Upwood before the next court to answer to Robert Outy in a plea of trespass.

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3 d. from John Fuller, determined by the jurors of owing and unjustly detaining 4 s. from William Willymot, to his damages assessed by the jurors at 6 d. Order to collect.

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3 d. from John Trussel, determined by the jurors of owing and unjustly detaining 3 s. 4 d. from Robert, Abbot of Sawtrey, which was lent to him by Brother Andrew Hirst, fellow-monk of the abbot, to his damages assessed at 3 d. Order to collect.

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3 d. from Henry Jannes, determined by the jurors of owing and unjustly detaining one peck of peas worth 1 d. from John Taillor[....] Order to collect.

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3 d. from Henry Jannes, determined by the jurors of claiming a debt from John Taillor [....] [80]

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Total: 63 s. [?8 d.] [81]

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AFFEERORS: Thomas Howden, Thomas othe Kychene, Thomas Pycard and Thomas Wodeward, sworn.

Notes

1. 1 August, 1401.

2. 10 July, 1400.

3. Torn away.

4. Torn away.

5. Torn away.

6. Torn away.

7. Torn away.

8. Torn away.

9. Torn away.

10. Torn away.

11. Torn away.

12. Torn away.

13. Torn away.

14. Torn away.

15. Torn away.

16. MS: Cokesbrigg.

17. 29 September.

18. Obliterated.

19. Obliterated.

20. Obliterated.

21. MS: Flettonesbrigge.

22. Obliterated.

23. Obliterated.

24. Obliterated.

25. Obliterated.

26. Obliterated.

27. Obliterated.

28. Obliterated.

29. Obliterated.

30. Obliterated.

31. Obliterated.

32. Obliterated.

33. Obliterated.

34. Obliterated.

35. Total amercement in margin: xv d.

36. Torn away.

37. Torn away.

39. Torn away.

40. Torn away.

41. Torn away.

42. Torn away.

43. Torn away.

44. Obliterated.

45. Obliterated.

46. Obliterated.

47. Obliterated.

48. Obliterated.

49. Obliterated.

50. Obliterated.

51. Obliterated.

52. Obliterated.

53. Obliterated.

54. Obliterated.

55. Obliterated.

56. Obliterated.

57. Obliterated.

58. Obliterated.

59. Obliterated.

60. Obliterated.

61. Obliterated.

62. Obliterated.

63. Obliterated.

64. Obliterated.

65. Obliterated.

66. Obliterated.

67. Obliterated.

68. Obliterated.

69. Obliterated.

70. Obliterated.

71. Obliterated.

72. Obliterated.

73. Obliterated.

74. Torn away.

75. Torn away.

76. Torn away.

77. Torn away.

78. Obliterated.

79. Obliterated.

80. Obliterated.

81. Obliterated.