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

BLAdd.Roll39662 (AD1536)

RAMSEY WITH HEPMANGROVE. VIEW OF FRANKPLEDGE WITH COURT HELD THERE ON 20 OCTOBER, IN THE TWENTY-EIGHTH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF KING HENRY VIII AND THE THIRTIETH YEAR OF THE LORD ABBOT JOHN WARDEBOYS. [1]

1

ESSOINS: None.

2

INQUEST FOR THE KING, WITH THE WHOLE HOMAGE [JURORS:] William Goslowe, Thomas Dalby, John Hostler, Nicholas Mere, Robert Nelsone, William Crespe, Robert Emott, Martin Medowe, Oliver Sylcok, Robert Pereson, John Heynes, William Smythe, Robert Walett, Alwin Wilson.

3

HEPMANGROVE [JURORS:] William Hawlyng, Thomas Colys, Anthony Coo, Richard Dymbilby, William Campyon.

4

COMMON FINE: 6 s. from Ramsey, 8 d. from Hepmangrove.

ASSAULTS

5

4 d. from Robert Michell for assaulting William Wawker and striking him with a sharp object, drawing blood from him, against the King's peace.

6

4 d. from William Wawker for assaulting the same Robert Michell.

7

4 d. from John Day for assaulting and drawing blood from John Jenkynson in the house of John Ynge.

8

12 d. from William Haryson for assaulting and drawing blood from Thomas Colys.

9

12 d. from John Gyllowe, servant of Thomas Mease, for breaking into the common park.

10

12 d. each from Thomas Browne and Alice Wylson, and 6 s. 8 d. from Hugh Talmage for the same.

PENALTIES FORFEITTED

11

6 s. 8 d. from Henry Roper, William Tyler, John Harryell and John Atstone for going into the fen [2] at dawn, against the ordinance of the preceding court.

12

3 s. 4 d. from John Atstone for cutting willows on New Lode Bank. [3] Order that he do this no further, under penalty of 40 s.

13

20 d. from Thomas Fenyll of Bury for keeping his cattle in the common of Ramsey. Order that he do this no further, under penalty of 10 s.

14

3 s. 4 d. from Thomas Pollter, common malefactor in Fodder Fen [4]and Sedge Fen. [5]

15

BAKERS: 2 d. each from William Goslowe, Margaret Wek, the wife of John Thressher, 4 d. from Richard Cowye of Huntingdon, 4 d. from Richard Genyn of St Ives, and 1 d. from Thomas Stubbs, common bakers, for breaking the assize of bread.

16

BREWERS: 4 d. each from the wife of Thomas Mease, Robert Nelsone and John Assheton, 2 d. each from the wife of William Goslowe, the wife of John Atstone, the wife of William Weke, the wife of Martin Medowe, the wife of John Browne corone and [no amercement recorded] from the wife of Thomas Wryght, common brewers, for selling ale at too high a price.

17

RETAILERS OF ALE: 1 d. each from Thomas Manson, Richard Yngram, John Drewry, William Androwe, John Bunde, George Canne, Thomas Polter, John Elylett, Robert Person and William Botell, common retailers of ale, for charging too much.

18

BUTCHERS: 2 d. each from Thomas Wryght and Robert Cretyng, common butchers, for charging too much in the sale of meat.

19

TANNER: 4 d. from Thomas Mease, common tanner, for selling poorly tanned leather.

20

COBBLER: 1 d. from John Ynge, common cobbler, for selling shoes made with poor leather, to the deception of the King's people.

21

CANDLE-MAKER: 2 d. from Thomas Collys, common candle-maker, for selling candles made of poor tallow.

22

TAILORS: 1 d. each from Robert Emott, Martin Nelsone, Robert Parkyne, Robert Lyvvett, John Thomas and Christopher Thomas, common tailors, for not practicing their art well.

23

FULLERS: 1 d. each from Robert Nelsone, John Heynes and John Rowsone, common fullers and cutters of cloth, for the same.

24

WEAVERS: 1 d. each from Thomas Chapman, Oliver Sylcok and Robert Tomsone, common weavers, for the same.

25

BARBERS: 1 d. each from Thomas Benyt, Richard Beyre, Oliver Sylcok and Henry Mansone, common barbers, for the same.

26

MERCERS: 2 d. each from William Eynsworthe, John Haylyng and Francis Basse of Huntingdon, common mercers, for charging too much for all their merchandise.

[ORDINANCES] [6]

27

Ordinance that no one keeping a hospice permit anyone's servant or any other pauper in his house after the eighth hour of the night, under an individual penalty of 6 s. 8 d. for each offence.

28

Ordinance that no one put any pigs on the common bank in front of the doorway of Nicholas Meryell, under penalty of 3 s. 4 d.

29

Ordinance that every inhabitant of Ramsey owes the work of one man at the Cow Way [7] within Hallow [8] for one day when the time requires it, under penalty of 3 s. 4 d.

30

Ordinance that the ditch in the Little Wyght [9] from the house of Robert Emott up to the common lade be cleaned before the feast of All Saints next, [10] under an individual penalty of 12 d.

31

Order that Thomas Collys and John Rowsone clean the common drain between them before the next court, under an individual penalty of 3 s. 4 d.

32

Order that all ditches and common drains around the whole vill be cleaned before the next court, under an individual penalty of 6s. 8 d.

33

Order that no one put or permit any animals to wander in the field between the windmill and the vill of Ramsey until the lord has removed all the grain from his property, under an individual penalty of 6 s. 8 d.

ELECTION OF OFFICIALS

34

Election and swearing-in of Alan Browne and William Crespe as Constables, Henry Mansone and George Canne as ale-tasters, Martin Medowe and John Rosone as inspectors of meat and fish, and Robert Judsone and John Smythe as Fen Reeves.

HEPMANGROVE

35

DEATH OF TENANTS: Notice of the death, after the last court, of John Huntyngdon, tenant of this manor, who held by copy from the lord a certain tenement and certain lands.

36

2 d. each from Anne Huntyngdon and Isabelle Wryght, common brewers, for charging too much in selling ale.

[ORDINANCES] [11]

37

Ordinance that each person make his fences properly around New Field [12]before the feast of the Annunciation next, [13] under penalty of 3 s. 4 d.

38

Ordinance that everyone make his fences properly who has his property abutting on the common lane before the feast of the Purification next, [14] under an individual penalty of 3 s. 4 d.

39

Ordinance that everyone sufficiently clean the common drains before the feast of St Martin next, [15] under penalty of 12 d.

40

Ordinance that no one put any animals on the common balk or in the common lanes unless they are tied from the feast of the Purification [16] up to the end of Autumn, under penalty of 6 s.8 d.

41

Ordinance that no one receive any animals from outside vills for pasturing in any time of the year, under penalty of 20 s.

42

Ordinance that no one keep any pigs in the fields before the end of Autumn except on his own property, under penalty of 3 s. 4 d.

ELECTION OF OFFICIALS

43

Election and swearing-in of John Colis as Constable and Anthony Coo as ale-taster and Fen Reeve.

44

AFFEERORS: the whole homage.

Notes

1. 20 October, 1536.

2. MS: le fenne.

3. MS: Newlodebanke.

4. MS: Fotherfen.

5. MS: Sedgefen.

6. MS: Pene.

7. MS: le Cowe Wey.

8. MS: Halowe.

9. MS: le Litle Wyght.

10. 1 November.

11. MS: pene.

12. MS: le Newefeld.

13. 25 March.

14. 2 February.

15. 11 November.

16. 2 February.