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

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

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6 d. from John Somersham Senior and 3 d. from John Clere, bakers, for selling bread contrary to the assize [of bread.]3 d. each from Thomas Howden, John Staunford and Thomas Pycard, ale-tasters, for not performing their office.

7

[No amercement recorded] from John Maddyngle for narrowing the common lade behind his tenement by planting willows there, to nuisance.

8

3 d. from Thomas Catewyk for the same there with one wall and by putting his dung heap there, to nuisance.

9

12 d. from John Milnere for the same at Carite Bridge [2] with one dead hedge next to his tenement there.

10

3 d. from Agnes Milton for the same there by planting willows behind her tenement.

11

Order that all the above be corrected under an individual penalty of 40 d.

12

6 d. from John Borell for appropriating land from the common in front of the King's road at his croft that he holds from the Sacristan at the end of the Wyght [3] by planting willows, thereby narrowing the common road there. Order to correct before the next court under penalty of a half-mark.

13

18 d. from Brother John Fletton for digging in the King's road in front of the tenement once belonging to Martin Merch and which he has not corrected, as was ordered in the previous leet. [4]

14

3 d. from Joyce Haliwell for not yet cleaning and correcting his gutter above the tenement of John Kyng, as presented in the last leet. [5]

15

6 d. from Agnes, wife of Thomas Wodeward for buying one pound of candles for 1 1/2 d. and 1 1/4 d. and 13 pounds for 12 d., and then charging 2 d. too much for each pound.

16

6 d. from the same Agnes for forestalling cheese, butter and eggs, buying them at retail and selling them at too high a price.

17

6 d. from the same Agnes for selling, during the last Lenten season, eight herring for 1 d., when her neighbors sold 10 herring for 1 d., and for rebuking her neighbors who were selling 10 herring, in contempt of the King.

18

6 d. from the same Agnes for charging too much when selling oat flour or other groceries.

19

6 d. from the same Agnes for charging 7 d. for one pound of wax when her other neighbors sell a pound of wax for 6 1/2 d.

20

6 d. from the same Agnes for putting ashes in the common lade.

21

6 d. from the same Agnes for selling a dozen of Wellethredfor 9 d. when she bought a dozen for 7 d.

22

6 d. from the same Agnes for buying Thornbacks and other victuals and merchandise coming into the vill at retail and then selling them at excessive prices.

23

12 d. from the same Agnes for being extremely rebellious and contrary to her neighbors.

24

6 d. from Thomas Wodeward for narrowing the common lade next to his tenement, in which he lives, with large pikes and other stakes, to the nuisance of passers-by. Order to correct under penalty of 40 d.

25

Subsequent declaration by the jurors that unless all the above-listed offenses of Thomas Wodeward and Agnes Wodeward are corrected, they will present the said articles before the Justices of the Peace, because all the above presentments were made with the unanimous consent of all the jurors.

26

3 d. from William Barbor for narrowing the common lade with three stakes, to nuisance.

27

2 d. each from Robert othe Moor, William Duffeld and John (Pope)for selling diverse victuals at excessive prices.

28

6 d. from William Clerc for assaulting the Constable on the Feast Of the Translation of St Benedict, last, [6] and for being rebellious to the Constable and his other neighbors.

29

3 d. from Alice Westle for unjustly raising the hue and cry on John Cauventre. Pledge: Robert Chircheward.

30

3 d. from Robert Listere for the same on Robert othe Pantree. Pledges: Joyce Haliwell and Thomas Catewyk.

31

3 d. each from Stephen Pykeler and Peter Wakir for refusing to keep the watch, according to the Statute of Winchester, when summoned to do so. [7]

32

3 d. from John Carectare of Biggin for the same.

33

12 d. from John Cartere of the Abbey for committing assault during the Night Watch, against the peace of the lord King.

34

3 d. from John Egelyn for committing housebreaking against John Hamelden, against the peace of the lord King. Pledge: Thomas Andreu.

35

6 d. from John Egelyne for drawing blood from Agnes, wife of[...] [8] Glovere and committing mayhem upon her, against the peace of the lord King. Pledge: John, son of John Burton.

36

6 d. from Nicholas Power for the same from Richard Petel and committing mayhem upon him, against the peace of the lord King. Pledge: John Herd[....] [9]

37

6 d. from Walter Glovere for the same from Peter, servant of John Wodeston. Pledge: Adam Taillor.

38

12 d. from Thomas Wodeward of the Sacristy, presented by the Constable for setting fire to his houses against the peace of the lord King. Pledge: Thomas atte Cros.

39

6 d. from John Wake for drawing blood from Peter Huntingdon, cobbler. Pledge: Andrew Laverok.

40

3 d. from the same John Wake for a hue and cry justly raised on him by the wife of the said Peter. Pledge: the same. [10]

41

6 d. from the same John Wake for drawing blood from Henry[...] [11] Cartere. Pledge: Andrew Laverok.

42

3 d. each from John Beverech, Robert [?Wayte], [12] John Catesson, Thomas Wardebusk, John Cross of Daventry, Roger Worshale, John de la Grove, Thomas Rideman, and John Augstyn Senior, owing suit, for default.

43

No amercement from Thomas atte Cros and John Somersham for the same because they came afterwards.

44

[No amercement] from Brother John Alkumburi for putting one stack of reeds opposite the tenement of Adam de Ramsey, narrowing the King's road there to nuisance. Order to correct.

45

[No amercement] from Robert Barbor for the same opposite his tenement. Order to correct.

46

[No amercement] from Stephen Pykeler for going outside the vill to work for a salary higher than permitted by the Statute. [13]

47

2 d. each from William Freman, Henry atte Feld, [...] [14] and[...] [15] for putting ashes in the common lade, to nuisance.

48

Election and swearing-in of John Wilden and Constable and ale-taster of Hepmangrove.

49

3 d. from John Cok for not prosecuting a debt plea against John Belesson and his wife, Alice.

50

3 d. from John Belesson and his wife, Alice, for a licence of concord with Agnes Milton in a plea of debt.

51

3 d. from John Egelyne for not prosecuting a debt plea against Henry atte Feld Senior.

52

3 d. from John Rolf, plaintiff, and John Rede, defendant, in a plea of debt and trespass for a licence of concord.

53

3 d. from Robert Outy for failing to come, having been attached by one ale-measure worth a half-mark, to answer to John Gouler of Upwood in a plea of trespass. Order to keep the measure and take more until he comes.3 d. from Henry atte Feld Senior for failing to come, having been attached by one boat worth 20 s. to answer to John [...] [16] in a plea of debt. Order to keep the boat and take more until he comes.

54

3 d. from John Fyntes for a licence of concord with William atte Well in a plea of debt.

55

3 d. from William Glovere for not prosecuting a plea of debt against John Gavelok.

56

Postponement, at the request of the parties, of a suit between Nicholas Plomer and his wife, Alice, complainants, and Thomas Howden, defendant, in a plea of detinue of chattels until the next court.

57

Postponement, at the request of the parties, of a suit between John Rolf, complainant, and John Belesson and his wife, Alice, defendants, in a plea of debt, until the next court.

58

Order to attach William Glovere before the next court to answer to Thomas Forgon of Upwood in a plea of debt.

59

Order to attach John Horsethe before the next court to answer to John Milnere of Whittlesey in a plea of debt.

60

Order to attach Henry Smyth Chapman before the next court to answer to the said John Milnere in a plea of debt.

61

Order to attach John Stalbyn before the next court to answer to Thomas Glasewrighte in a plea of debt.

62

Order to attach William Reygner before the next court to answer to Peter Waker in a plea of debt.

63

Order to attach John Bocher of Chatteris before the next court to answer to John [...] [17] in a plea of debt.

64

Order to attach Simon Milnere before the next court to answer to John Wode[...] [18] in a plea of debt.

65

Order to attach William Derby before the next court to answer to Clarice [?atte Cros] [19] in a plea of covenant.

66

Order to attach Joyce Haliwell before the next court to answer to Agnes Blerick in a plea of detinue of chattels.

67

Order to attach John Hosyer before the next court to answer to Henry Barford in a plea of debt.

68

Order to attach John Egelyne before the next court to answer to Laurence Glovere and his wife, Agnes, in a plea of trespass.

69

Order to attach William Glovere before the next court to answer to John Jardyn in a plea of debt.

70

Order to attach John Hosiere before the next court to answer to William Erl in a plea of debt.

71

Order to attach the same John Hosiere before the next court to answer to Walter Schepherd of Ramsey in a plea of debt.

72

Ordinance at this leet that no one, of whatever status of condition, is to mow straw or rushes in the Ramsey peat marsh during Autumn who can be put to doing any other work during the whole of Autumn, under penalty of 40 d.

73

Ordinance that no one is to glean in Autumn who can earn 1 d. per day for meals, under the same penalty. Further, no gleaner is to glean using a rake or is to take a rake into the fields for gleaning, under the same penalty.

74

Ordinance that no one is to to upon the pavement with iron-shod or spiked shoes, or is to put dung there, or do anything else that results in damage to the pavement, under the same penalty.

75

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

76

Ordinance that henceforth no one shall put dung heaps at the door of the Chapel of Blessed Thomas the Martyr nor at the windows but only in the sand pits opposite the cemetary, as was ordered in the Leet held in the fourteenth year of the Lord Abbot Edmund, [20] under the same penalty.

77

Ordinance that no one is to put dung heaps or otherwise befoul the bridge in the common lane recently made by Lord John Fletton, to the ruin of the bridge of to the nuisance of passers-by, under the same penalty.

78

Total: 48 s. 4 d.

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AFFEERORS: the 12 jurors.