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

BLAdd.Roll34394, m.1 (AD1582[1])

RAMSEY. VIEW OF FRANKPLEDGE WITH COURT BARON OF HENRY WILLIAMS, ALIAS CROMWELL, KNIGHT, HELD THERE ON THE FOURTH DAY OF APRIL, IN THE TWENTY-FOURTH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF ELIZABETH, BY THE GRACE OF GOD QUEEN OF ENGLAND, FRANCE AND IRELAND, DEFENDER OF THE FAITH. [1]

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ESSOINS: [Blank.]

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HOMAGE [JURORS:] Robert Godfrey, William Mascoll, William Andrewe, Edward Clarkson, Thomas Palmer, Nicholas Phillipps, John Orledge, John Phillipps, William Woodde, Anthony Lansdalle, Thomas Dawson, John Bowmer, Nicholas Tofnell, Richard Hiller, Robert Gowler.

[CONVEYANCES]

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Conveyance by the lord to Richard Dawson and Margaret, his wife, daughter and heiress of William Mease, of one messuage with appurtenances called Tan House, [2] once called three tenements, to the use [3] of the said Richard and Margaret for the term of their lives, and to whomever survives the other, with remainder to the proper heirs of the said Margaret, 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 23 s. 4 d. annual rent. Fine: (#6 13 s.4 d.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenants.

[ORDINANCES]

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Ordinance by the homage that all ordinances made in the last court remain in effect until the next court, save those nullified in this court.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

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20 s. from John Mosley Junior for being a vagabond within the vill and manor before the last court, contrary to the ordinance.

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20 s. from John Mosley, father of John Mosley Junior, for receiving him contrary to the ordinance.

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20 s. from [Blank] for the same.

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20 s. from Robert Lawrence for receiving the said [Blank], a vagabond.

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20 s. from John Chicheley for taking and carrying away reeds called sedge beyond the manor before the last court, contrary to the ordinance.

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[No amercement recorded] from John Chicheley for keeping sheep in the commons of this manor beyond the permitted amount and contrary to the ordinance.

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20 s. from Andrew Thoroughgood for the same.

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20 s. from Francis Smyth for using false measures and for keeping an inn within the manor without the lord's licence and contrary to the ordinance.

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4 d. from Agnes Aynsworth for not cleaning the open space opposite her house at Townsend, according to the ordinance.

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#5 from Richard Aynsworth for saying and proclaiming contemptuous and illicit words against the homage and jurors, contrary to the ordinance. Reduced to 10 s. by the lord's special grace.

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[No amercement recorded] from Thomas Bonde and Jacob [Blank], collectors for the poor, for not rendering their account.

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5 s. from John Chicheley for obstructing the pits and covered spaces of the rabbits called le Cony Borowes of the free warren of this manor, to the extreme nuisance and loss of rabbits there.

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#20 from Andrew Thoroughgood for converting one tenement or dwelling house recently held by Humphrey Tayler and part of one other tenement or dwelling house recently held by Robert Charite into a brew house called a malt howse by clearing away and tearing out timber and walls and other parts of those tenements, contrary to the ordinance.

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Order to distrain John Cakebread, who holds from the lord one free tenement recently held by John Cranford or his assign, and William Myles, who holds from the lord one free tenement once held by John Balstuns, to render fealty to the lord by the next court.

Notes

1. 4 April, 1582.

2. MS: Tanhowse.

3. MS: ad opus et usum.