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

BLAdd.Roll34383, m.2 (AD1568[3])

RAMSEY. VIEW OF FRANKPLEDGE WITH COURT BARON OF HENRY WILLIAMS, ALIAS CROMWELL, KNIGHT, HELD THERE ON THE FIRST DAY OF OCTOBER, IN THE TENTH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF ELIZABETH, QUEEN OF ENGLAND, FRANCE AND IRELAND, DEFENDER OF THE FAITH. [1]

1

ESSOINS: None.

2

HOMAGE [JURORS:] Thomas Eynsworth, John Williams, Robert Pereson, Nicholas Phillip, William Woode, John Checheley, Richard Skott, Thomas Wheler, John Tripplett, Thomas Browne, Thomas Johnson, John Merrell.

3

COMMON FINE: 6 s. 8 d.

[CONVEYANCES]

4

Determination by the homage that Richard Tredgolde, outside the court and after the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of Robert Pereson and William Woode, customary tenants of this manor, in the presence of John Rabell, one customary tenement with appurtenances recently held by William Nork, to the use [2] of William Leche, his heirs and assigns perpetually, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held from the lord, by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, for 14 s. annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (16 s.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

5

Determination by the homage that William Robert, outside the court and after the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of William Woode and Thomas Johnson, customary tenants of this manor, in the presence of William Servington, gentleman, one customary tenement and two pingles and 11 leasows and one fishpond called Baxters Weir [3] and Fenners Weir [4] and North Bridge, to the use [5] of John Godley, his heirs and assigns perpetually, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held from the lord, by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, for 14 s. annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (14 s.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

6

Determination by the homage that William Andrewe and his wife, Margaret, who was examined alone by the Steward, outside the court and after the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of John Triplett, customary tenant, and in the presence of John Chicheley and Andrew Throwgood, one customary close called Moodes Meadow [6] lying upon Little Hallow [7] on the east and recently held by John Forest, to the use [8] of Thomas Johnson, his heirs and assigns perpetually, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to beheld from the lord, by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, for 5 s. annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine:(5 s.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

7

Determination by the court that a customary close called Fen Close be restored to Andrew Throwgood in its original state, after the said Andrew, having come with his legal counsel, informed the court that at the court held on 1 October, 9 Elizabeth, as the rolls of the said court attest, [9] it was determined that when John Throwgood, at the court of 10 May, 9 Elizabeth, granted out to farm the said close to Richard Browne for a term of 30 years, the said Andrew had seisin of the close in his demesne as of fee, and that John had nothing in that property.

8

Determination by the homage that Edward Clarkson, outside the court and after the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of William Wood, in the presence of Nicholas Phillipp, customary tenant, one customary tenement with one adjacent croft in Ramsey lying next to White Cross on the north, and two pieces of land lying in the northern fields between Ramsey and Biggin, of which one piece is upon Pilcham, on the north, and the other piece, called le Harpe, lies next to the said land called Pilcham, on the north, and extends up to Stewkley Leys, formerly Lappinge, to the use [10] of Robert Pereson, his heirs and assigns perpetually, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held from the lord, by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, for 25 s. annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (25 s.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

9

Determination by the homage that John London, outside the court and after the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of John Allen and Nicholas Clifton, customary tenants, and in the presence of Matthew Armsbye, one customary tenement and two acres of land and one close with appurtenances, to the use [11] of Cicilia London, his wife, for the term of her life, and after her death to the use of Thomas London, his son, his heirs and assigns perpetually, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held from the lord, by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, for 45 s. annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (45 s. 4 d.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

10

Determination by the homage that Robert Bateman, outside the court and after the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of John Allen and Nicholas Clifton, customary tenants, and in the presence of Matthew Armsbye, one customary tenement, recently two tenements, with curtilage, with appurtenances presently held by Robert, to the use [12] of Elizabeth Bateman, his wife, for the term of her life, and after her death to the use of John Bateman, his son, his heirs and assigns perpetually, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held from the lord, by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, for 8 s. 4 d. annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (...) [13] Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

11

Conveyance by the lord to Elizabeth Adams, widow, in person, of one customary tenement and orchard with appurtenances, to the use [14] of the said Elizabeth, her heirs and assigns perpetually, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held from the lord, by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, for 9 s. annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine:(18 s.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

12

Determination by the homage that John Wynche, gentleman, outside the court and after the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of John Bassit, customary tenant, and in the presence of John London, one close with appurtenances called Sextons Close [15] recently held by William Sandye, to the use [16] of John Williams, his heirs and assigns perpetually, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held from the lord, by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, for 20 s. annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine:(20 s.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

13

Determination by the homage that John Wynche, gentleman, outside the court and after the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of John Bassit, customary tenant, and in the presence of John London, one customary pasture called Great Hilke [17] with appurtenances, to the use [18] of John Williams, his heirs and assigns perpetually, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held from the lord, by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, for 30 s. annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (30 s.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

14

4 d. from Henry Bradshaw and 12 d. from [Blank] Fylby of St Ives, common bakers, for breaking the assize.

15

2 d. each from John Drage, Robert Wallyt, Robert Sybly, Richard Scott, [Blank] Wolmytt, Nicholas Clifton, William Pilgrem and John Freman, common victualers, for not keeping the assize.

16

2 d. from Thomas Aynsworth for charging too much for milling.

17

2 d. each from Thomas Johnson, [Blank] Wollmyt, Richard Walyt, and [no amercement recorded] from John Levytt, common butchers, for not selling (meat) according to the ordinance.

18

3 s. 4 d. from Thomas Gyllowe, 2 s. each from Thomas Bonne and[George] Segefrey, 6 d. from [Blank] Barnestell, 12 d. each from Richard Chapell, Robert Tyler, Thomas Bell, William Hill, John Bassyt, Richard Bassyt, Robert Wright, Thomas Beckett and William Person for reaping hay in the fen contrary to the ordinance.

19

20 d. each from Robert Tyler and Andrew Throwgood, 6 d. from Richard Oldemedow, 20 d. each from Thomas Bonne and William Raven, 6 d. from Robert Sybly and 12 d. from John Freman for not making their fences, according to the ordinance.

20

12 d. each from Robert Tompson, John Johnson, Thomas Potton, Thomas Bell, John Mansley and Thomas See for selling hay called sedge outside the vill of Ramsey, contrary to the ordinance.

21

20 d. from Thomas Bassit for putting rotten meat in the Queen's road.

22

4 d. from Richard Bassyt for not cleaning the common drain, according to the ordinance.

23

2 s. from [Blank] Raven for assaulting William Fuller (and William See), beating and wounding them on 2 August, 10 Elizabeth, [19] against the Queen's peace.

24

12 d. from Nicholas Waryn [20] for allowing hay to be kept in his dwelling, contrary to the ordinance.

25

6 d. each from Thomas Man and John Goslyn for selling fish which they take in the ham, contrary to the ordinance.

26

20 s. from [Blank] Comy, gentleman, for an appropriation in Small Ditch. [21]

27

40 s. from John Browne of Farcet with his neighbors of Farcet and Stanground, for the same.

28

3 s. 4 d. from Thomas Gyllowe for allowing his beasts to pasture at Bangesell, contrary to the ordinance.

29

Election and swearing-in of Robert Peerson and Edward Fyget as Constables.

30

End of this court.

31

AFFEERORS: the whole homage.

Notes

1. 1 October, 1568.

2. MS: ad opus et usum.

3. MS: Baxtersweare.

4. MS: Fanners Weare.

5. MS: ad opus et usum.

6. MS: Madsmeadowe.

7. MS: le Lyttle Hallowe.

8. MS: ad opus et usum.

9. 1 October, 1567. See supra, 1567[3], no. 38.

10. MS: ad opus et usum.

11. MS: ad opus et usum.

12. MS: ad opus et usum.

13. Obliterated.

14. MS: ad opus et usum.

15. MS: Sexton Closse.

16. MS: ad opus et usum.

17. MS: Greate Hylke.

18. MS: ad opus et usum.

19. 2 August, 1568.

20. Deleted: Thomas Mann.

21. MS: Smale Dyche.