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

BLAdd.Roll39641 (AD1411)

RAMSEY. VIEW OF FRANKPLEDGE WITH COURT HELD THERE ON TUESDAY BEFORE THE FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI, IN THE TWELFTH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF KING HENRY IV AND THE FOURTEENTH YEAR OF THE LORD ABBOT THOMAS. [1]

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[INQUEST/JURORS:] William Claxton, John Claxton, John Ladde, John Borell, John Somersham, Richard Heryng, John Wilden, Thomas Pycard, Jacob Fyssher, John Kyng, John atte Crosse, John Leghton,(Simon [....]) [2]

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CAPITAGE: 6 s. 8 d. from the whole homage of the lord as common fine, that the customaries not be called individually this year.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

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3 d. each from John de la Grove, Robert Moor, John Beverych, John Ramseye, John Abbot, Richard Smyth of Weston, Thomas Wodward, William Barbour, William Botiller, John Skynnere, Nicholas Mablyn, John Austyn Senior, John Pollard, Simon Botillere, John Blenche, John Raveley, Thomas Heymysson, Robert Pope, chaplain, John Bray, John Overe, John atte Crosse of Farcet and Alice Brampton, owing suit, for default.

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3 d. from John Austyn for obstructing the watercourse in his croft.

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3 d. from William Thetcher for the same towards Prattes Lane. [3]

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3 d. from John Wayte for the same there.

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3 d. from John Caumvile for the same towards the end of his croft.3 d. from John Austyn (Senior) for the same towards the end of his croft.

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3 d. from Robert Mordon, monk, for making a pit in the King's road.

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6 d. from John Wilden, ale-taster of Hepmangrove, for not performing his office.

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8 d. from Agnes Coupere, common brewer, for selling ale contrary to the assize [of ale.]

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12 d. from John Pope for making rescue from John Ladde, ale-taster, while he was performing his office.

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12 d. from John Pope for selling eight pounds of pepper without weights and for charging 2 s. 6 d. for each pound, when the price should have been 16 d. per pound, so that he received 6 s. 8 d. too much, which are to be collected to the use of the lord.

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3 d. from Robert Coupere for obstructing a certain common footpath at Barkers Croft. [4]

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[Amercement excused] from Robert Mordon, Warden of the Chapel of Blessed Mary, for erecting a building in the Wyght [5] three feet too close to the King's road. Order to remove before the next court, under penalty of 20 s.

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12 d. from Henry atte Crosse for being a common night stalker and for running about, at night, between the nets of the fishermen and driving away the fish.

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[No amercement recorded] from the same Henry in that on Thursday before the feast of the Apostles Philip and James, in the twelfth year of King Henry IV, [6] in Ramsey, he broke into the house of Richard Benet and, with an axe, cut down nine beams from that house, to damages of 40 s.

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6 d. from John Day for falsely branding, that is foxmerking, a steer of John Weldon worth 6 s.

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[No amercement] from John Graus for justly drawing blood from John Jurnard with a small spear worth 6 d., which remains in the custody of the Bailiff. Amercement from John Jurnard: 6 d.

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6 d. from Thomas Heryng for committing housebreaking against Thomas Coupere.

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6 d. from Nicholas Strycard for unjustly drawing blood from Robert Lymnour with a crutch.

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6 d. from Robert Lymnour for unjustly drawing blood from Nicholas Strycard.

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6 d. from Joan Gandy for the same from Isabelle Wolman. Pledge: John Gandy.

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12 d. from William Bosse and 6 d. from Nicholas Strycard for assaulting David, recently the servant of Roger Barbour and beating him unjustly, against the peace of the lord King.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE ALE-TASTERS]

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16 d. each from Ellen Wrighte and Joan Baldewyne, 4 d. each from Agnes Tyler and Alice Wayte, 8 d. each from Ellen Clerk and Ellen Wodward, 4 d. from Isabelle Cok, 6 d. from Christiana Robyn, 8 d. from Margaret Lytster, 10 d. from Alice Turnor, 4 d. from Margaret Chircheward, 12 d. from Katherine Plomer, 4 d. from Maria Bodseye, 6 d. from Isabelle Belle, 10 d. from Agnes Waker,8 d. from Alice Bocher, 6 d. from Alice Fraunceys and 12 d. from Margaret Waker, common brewers, for selling ale contrary to the assize [of ale.]

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6 d. from Edith Sege, 6 d. from Matillis Caleys, 18 d. from Maria Barbour, 4 d. each from Maria Gavelok and Alice Kirton, [7], 6d. from Agnes Wodward, [...] [8] from [Thomas] [9] Coupere, 4d. each from Isabelle Toppyng and Ivete Milner, retailers, for regrating ale.

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6 d. each from Ellen Wryght and Joan Baldewyn, 2 d. each from Alice Wayte, Ellen Wodward and Isabelle Belle, [...] [10] from Agnes Waker, 3 d. from Alice Bocher, and 1 d. each from Edith Sege, Matillis Caleys and Thomas Coupere for selling ale by false measures, contrary to the Statute. [11]

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Judgement by the steward that all the aforesaid false measures be burned.

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12 d. from John Pope and 6 d. from Roger Baxtere, bakers of white bread, for selling contrary to the assize [of bread.]

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE BAILIFF]

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3 d. from Henry Berford for not cleaning his ditch between Robert Wayte and John Wenyngton.

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3 d. from Thomas Herpour for the same between Powles Croft [12] andBarons.

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3 d. each from Thomas Pycard, John Austyn Senior and Simon Botiller for the same in Beterestrete.

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3 d. from John North for putting a dung heap in the King's road in the Wyght, [13] to the nuisance of his neighbors.

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3 d. each from the wife of William Cheyne and the wife of William Botiller for putting ashes in the common lade and obstructing the water.

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[No amercement recorded] from John Skynner, summoned to answer to Reginald Bonaface in a plea of debt, for not coming. Order that he be attached.

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3 d. from John North for a licence of concord with John Ravelee in a plea of detinue of one red steer worth 10 s.

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3 d. from Jacob Fyssher for the same with John Ravelee in a plea of debt.

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Postponement, at the request of the parties, until the next court of a suit between [...] [14] and John Day in a plea of detinue of one cow worth 10 s.

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3 d. from Simon [...] [15] for a licence of concord with Ralph Milner in a plea of debt.

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3 d. from John Taillour for the same with William Chamberlayne in a plea of debt.

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3 d. from Adam Fuller for the same with John Hosyer in a plea of debt.

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3 d. from Thomas Chircheward for the same with Thomas Wayte in a plea of debt.

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Election and swearing-in of Richard Heryng and John Borell as Constables and ale-tasters.

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Ordinance that no tenant raise the river bank up to the pavement towards his tenement before the feast of St Michael, under penalty of 4 d.

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Total: 46 s. 9 d.

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AFFEERORS: William Claxton, Thomas Pycard and John Leghton.

Notes

1. 9 June, 1411.

2. Obliterated. Written in right margin.

3. MS: Pratteslane.

4. MS: Berkerscroft.

5. MS: le Wyght.

6. 30 April, 1411.

7. Deleted: vi d.

8. Obliterated.

9. Obliterated.

9. Obliterated.

10. See Statutes of the Realm 1, p. 199.

12. MS: Poulescroft.

13. MS: le Wygt.

14. Obliterated.

15. Obliterated.