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

RAMSEY. VIEW OF FRANKPLEDGE WITH COURT HELD THERE ON THE VIGIL OF THE FEAST OF ST MATTHEW THE APOSTLE, IN THE TENTH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF KING HENRY VIII AND THE TWELFTH YEAR OF THE LORD ABBOT JOHN WARDEBOYS. [1]

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ESSOINS: John Alyn by John Everyngham, Thomas Gillam by Henry Worthyngton, and John Wekyrley by Stephen Hunter.

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[JURORS:] John Waltesheiff, William Goslowe, John Everyngham, Edmund Goslowe, John Nepe, Thomas Banys, Robert Emotte, Peter Mundy, John Harre, husbandman, [2] Nicholas Merell, William Mese, Richard Cabe, John [?Browne], [3] John Ridman, John Campyon, William Sewer, William Hallye, William Wright, Henry Higdon.

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[COMMON FINE:] 6 s. for Ramsey and Hepmangrove.

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12 d. from John Keche, 6 d. each from Henry Jay, Peter Oundell of St Ives, William Kynge and John Hedyngley of Huntingdon, common bakers, for selling bread of insufficient weight.

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Ordered among the tenants that none of them sell or should sell any bread [within this vill] [4] except 14 loaves for any [....] [5] Nor should any tenant of this vill receive any [...], [6] under an individual penalty of 6 s. 8 d. Further, they are ordered to sell bread called ferthingbred[...], [7] under the same penalty.

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2 d. each from William Burton, Robert Draper, John [...], [8] Thomas Bonyng, Martin Oldemedowe and William [...], [9] bakers, for selling bread of insufficient weight.

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[..], [10] 4 d. from Margaret Ele[....] [11]

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[..], [12] 2 d. each from Thomas Denyse, Thomas Lowe, Stephen Hunte, John Thressher, John Metcalfe, John Nepe, Thomas Bette, Roger Beryllys and Thomas [..], [13] retailers of ale, for selling ale by dishes and other unsealed measures.

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12 d. from William Owty for assaulting and drawing blood from Robert Palmere, against the King's peace.

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4 d. from Robert Palmere for assaulting and drawing blood from Richard Olyer, against the King's peace.

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[...] [14] from William [...] [15] for assaulting the same Robert.

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12 d. from Robert Walker for assaulting John Botrey with a dagger, against the peace.

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12 d. from John Botrey for assaulting the said Robert.

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6 d. from John Watson for assaulting Thomas Hert.

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6 d. from Thomas Hert for assaulting John Watson.

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6 d. from William Stacy for assaulting John Bason.

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12 d. each from Paulinus Ducheman, John Ducheman and William Owty for assaulting William Burton and John Grene Wevere, keepers of the night watch for the Lord King.

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6 d. each from Dryke Ducheman, Powle Ducheman, John Gos Ducheman and John Botrey for assaulting [...] [16] William Laylond, cleric, and William Burton with a sword worth 12 d. and a dagger worth 10 d., against the peace.

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[...] [17] from the same for taking a hood valued at 2 s. 8 d. and one cloak [18] valued at 12 d. from the goods and chattels of the said William Laylond and William Burton, which they unjustly seized and carried away.

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4 d. each from John Belle, Walter Laborer, John Dalton and Thomas Dobbys for refusing to find one man to keep the night watch, as is customary and as they were enjoined to do.

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4 d. each from Nicholas Eton and John Metcalf for keeping the servants of their neighbors in their home [...] [19] and gaming-boards, against the form of the Statute. [20]

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12 d. each from William More [...] [21] and William Aynesworth for keeping beggers in their house and comforting them [contrary to the ordinance.] [22]

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4 d. from Joan Gretam for receiving [...], [23] in the custody of her servant, to the value of 5 d.

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Order to Giles Elise that he now allow his pigs [....] [24]

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Agreement among the homage that no one [...] [25] before the feast of St John the Baptist [26] [....] [27]