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

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE ALE-TASTERS]

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18 d. from Joan Bray, 12 d. from Christina Robyn, 8 d. from Orframya Bodeseye, 12 d. [4] from Katherine Clerk, 12 d. from Alice Howden, 6 d. from Joan Bere, 12 d. each from Agnes Leighton, Beatrice Barbor, Emma Barbor, and Emma Bereford, 6 d. from Emma Bocher, 12 d. each from Maria Bodeseye, Isabelle Cok, Ellen Tylere, 18 d. from Ellen Orfraseyr, 12 d. each from Alice Dodisthorp, Alice Turnor, Agnes Putyfer, Joan Oxeborugh, Ellen Shepherd, 18 d. from Margaret Wakyr, 12 d. from Agnes Wakyr, 18d. from Alice Osegod, 12 d. from Alice Caumvyle [12 times], and 12 d. from Agnes Coupere [12 times] for regularly brewing and selling ale contrary to the assize [of ale.]

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Order to attach John Tayllor before the next court to answer to Robert Barbor in a plea of trespass.

5

A day is given to Hugh Rokeby (who did not prosecute), complainant, of Brampton, and William Derby, defendant, in a plea of debt. Pledge for the prosecution: John Fynteys.

6

A day is given to William Derby, complainant (who did not prosecute) and Hugh Rokeby, defendant, in a plea of debt.

7

Attachment of John Ailleward by cloth worth 12 d. to answer to Alan Sawyere in a plea of debt. Order to retain the cloth and seize more until he comes.

8

3 d. from John North for a licence of concord with John Fraunceis in a plea of trespass.

9

Order to attach Thomas Catewyk before the next court to answer to John Goltsmyth of Huntingdon in a plea of debt.

10

Order to attach William Bodeseye before the next court to answer to John Ravele of Warboys in a plea of debt.

11

Order to attach John Horseye before the next court to answer to John Osegod in a plea of debt.

12

Order to attach Thomas Howden before the next court to answer to Alice Westlee in a plea of debt.

13

3 d. from John Cook, servant of the rector of Broughton, for not prosecuting a plea of debt against Adam Gnaresborugh, rector of Abbot's Ripton.

14

3 d. from John Barkere for a licence of concord with Thomas Glasewrythe in a plea of debt.

15

6 d. from John Somersham, 12 d. [5] from John Coupere, and 6 d. from Thomas Pycard, ale-tasters, for not performing their office.

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6 d. from Reginald Flemyng for drawing blood from the servant of John Brabon. Pledge: John Barbor.

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6 d. from John Egelyn for the same from the servant of John Leighton. Pledge: Walter Chyrcheward.

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3 d. from John Charwolton for the same from Henry Bunne. Pledge: the Constable.

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6 d. from John Burton for the same from John Egelyne. Pledge: Thomas Taillor.

20

3 d. from Emma, daughter of John Egelyne, for unjustly raising the hue and cry on John Burton. Pledge: John Egeline.

21

18 d. from John Somersham, 12 d. from John Clerk and 6 d. from Robert Barbor, bakers of white bread, for selling contrary to the assize [of bread.]

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4 d. each from John Coupere of Hepmangrove and Thomas Rideman for digging in the King's road in Grenes Lane [6] at Stone Cross. [7]

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3 d. from John Cosyn for not cleaning his gutter in front of Grenes Croft [8] at Stone Cross. [9]

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3 d. from Richard Rameseye of Hepmangrove for not cleaning his gutter at Graunfrays Croft. [10]

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4 d. from Philip Bouke for obstructing the watercourse in front of his tenement.

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12 d. from Thomas Freman, naif of the lord, for licence to live at St Ives, practicing the tanner's art. Pledge: William Freman.

27

3 d. from Brother John Fletton for digging in the King's road in front of the tenement once belonging to Martin Merch, to the nuisance of the community.

28

3 d. from Joyce Haliwell for not cleaning the gutter above the tenement of John Kyng, in Bedestrete.

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3 d. from Walter Schepherd for not cleaning his gutter at Priest's Well. [11]

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3 d. from John Gritteforde of Bury for not cleaning his gutter at Pilcham next to the land of Adam Rameseye.

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

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12 d. each from John Saldyn, John Merch and Robert Dekene for destroying the pasture and herbage of the community of Hepmangrove with their sheep.

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4 d. each from John Caumvyle and Reginald Boneface for obstructing a certain common road in the peat marsh by digging there, to the nuisance of the whole community.

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6 d. from William Newman for ruining a certain croft of his in the peat marsh of the vill of Ramsey, to the nuisance of the community.

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3 d. from Henry othe Orchard for narrowing the common lade at the end of his garden, in front of the Almoner's marsh, by planting willows there, to the nuisance of the community.

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3 d. from Thomas Ston for the same there.

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3 d. from William Pulter for the same at the tenement of John Pope.

38

12 d. from John atte Cros Senior for knocking over and cutting down a bridge in Stocking Fen [12] at the end of the vill, to nuisance. Order that it be repaired under penalty of a half-mark.

39

3 d. from John Merch for destroying the grain and herbage of the community of Hepmangrove at the end of the vill with his horses, having pastured them on the fallow land of John Grene.

40

6 d. from Philip Bouke for refusing to perform the Night Watch when summoned.

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3 d. each from Philip Bouke, Michael Worm, Henry Smyth of the abbey, Henry Worm, William Sawyere, former servant of Master John, and William Thatchere of Whitlesey for being out of tithing.

42

3 d. from John Egelyne for putting his dung heap in Turvers Lane [13] to nuisance.

43

12 d. from Thomas Howden and 6 d. from John Augstyn for selling unclean meats.

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2 s. from Thomas Wodeward and Agnes, his wife, for forestalling candles and diverse victuals, especially fish called [flathes], coming into the vill and selling them and all their victuals at too high a price.

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12 d. from Robert othe Moor for charging too much for his craft.

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6 d. each from Thomas Howdene, John Heymes and Simon Abbot, butchers, for charging too much for their meats.

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6 d. from Brother John Fletton for narrowing the King's road at the end of the vill next to the tenement of Adam Ramsey, to the greatest nuisance of passers-by.

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20 d. from John Barkere for cutting down, collecting and carrying off reeds in the private water of the Lord at Schirmerewithout licence, against the peace of the lord King.

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20 d. from the same John for cutting down willows and alder in the private pond of the lord at Gravesende and for carrying them away without licence, against the peace of the lord King.

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6 d. from William de Welle for cutting down willows in the lord's severalty at Schirmere and carrying them away without licence.

51

6 d. from Henry Male for breaking into the lord's field in the peat marsh and digging pits there for catching fish, to the nuisance of the community.

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3 d. from Simon Abbot for regularly and annually digging peat in the marsh and failing to fill in the pits he had made, thereby destroying the marsh, to the damage of the whole community.

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3 d. from Beatrice Swetemylk for the same.

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3 d. from Henry Male for cutting down willows and alder in the lord's severalty at Eldehemmyngg and carrying them away without licence.

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3 d. each from Thomas Wardebousk, John Catisson and John Augstyn for not cleaning their gutters opposite their tenements in front of Fesaunt Croft. [14]

56

3 d. from Thomas Wardebusk for narrowing the King's road there with growing willows.

57

3 d. from William Lightfoot for not cleaning his gutter opposite the tenement he holds from the Lord Abbot.

58

3 d. from John Madyngle for putting his dung heap in New Field Holt [15] and obstructing the common lade there with that dung heap.

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3 d. from Joyce Haliwelle for absolutely failing to clean his ditch at Fesaunt Croft. [16]

60

3 d. from Henry Bereforde for narrowing a certain boundary between the land once belonging to Nicholas Stevecle, knight, and the land once belonging to John Boteler.

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3 d. from John Barkere for not cleaning his gutter next to his tenement called Sweynes Place. [17]

62

3 d. from William Lightfoot for not cleaning his gutter there.

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3 d. from John Wenyngton for not cleaning his gutter next to the tenement once held by Robert Pedder.

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3 d. from John Madyngle for not cleaning the gutter next to the tenement once held by Andrew Clerk.

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12 d. each from Walter Schepherd and Richard Gase for wilfully destroying the grains and herbage of the community of Ramsey with their sheep, to the serious damage of the whole community.

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20 d. from Richard Hering, tanner, for charging too much for his craft.

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16 d. each from William Bakere, Thomas Peny and Thomas Wardebusk of Upwood for driving 60 horses, mares and colts into the grain and herbage of the community of Ramsey and Hepmangrove, to the serious damage of the whole community.

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3 d. each from Thomas Orreth of Bury and William, swineherd of the Almoner of Ramsey, for mowing and carrying off rushes from the peat marsh of Ramsey, where they do not have common.

69

3 d. from Henry Bereford for putting the dung from his recently cleaned pit into the common lade, to nuisance.

70

3 d. from Emma, daughter of John Egelyne for being a common scold.

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3 d. each from Roger Worshale, John atte Croos of Daventry, John atte Croos Senior, John Caumvyle, John Morton, Thomas Wardebusk, Thomas Howden, John, son of Simon Millere, and William Bodeseye for default.

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3 d. from Joan, wife of William Philip for drawing blood from Joan, wife of John Tayllor. Pledge: William Phelip.

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3 d. from Joan, wife of John Tayllor for the same from Joan, wife of William Phelip. Pledge: John Tayllor, her husband.

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3 d. from Joan, wife of John Tayllor for unjustly raising the hue and cry on Joan, wife of William Phelip. Pledge: her husband.

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Election of Walter Berewyk and John Staunford as Constables and ale-tasters.

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Election of Simon Abbot and William Bodeseye to supervise the butchers, that unclean meats not be sold.

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Ordinance that henceforth no one, of whatever status or condition, mow in the Ramsey peat marsh before the grains of the community of Ramsey and Hepmangrove have been completely harvested and stored, under penalty of 40 d.

78

Ordinance that no one shall be allowed to glean in Autumn who can command 1 d. a day for meals, under the same penalty.

79

Ordinance that no one shall go on the causeway with iron clogs, under an individual penalty of 40 d.