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

BLAdd.Roll34342, m.5d (AD1309 [2])

RAMSEY. [1] [VIEW OF FRANKPLEDGE HELD THERE, ca. 13 DECEMBER,1309. [2]]

1

6 d. from Richard Kaye for destroying the marsh. Pledges: Williamatte Grene and Thomas de Elyngton. [3]

2

3 s. from Richard Pydefer, retailer, for regularly breaking the assize of ale, and for selling [ale] with unsealed measures. Pledges: William Gerveys and Alan Tannator.

3

[3 s.] from Alan Caryte for the same, twice. Pledges: William Gerveys and William Hayward.

4

(Order.) Order to distrain Edmund le Boteler to show his charter for one house which he bought from the son and heir of Peter Fesaunt, and also William de Beuford [to show his charter] for one messuage and 10 acres of land which he has from a grant of William de Ellesworth.

5

(Fealty.) John Clerevaus showed his charter for one toft and a croft which he bought from Robert Fesaunt. Determination that he shall hold [the property] from the lord. Fealty performed.

6

(Fealty.) Robert, servant of the Prior, came and showed his charter for a certain part of one messuage [he received] by grant and[enfeoffment.] Determination that he shall hold [the property]from the lord. Fealty performed.12 d. from John Muntabon for unjust detention of one and a half pounds of pure wool from Benedict Cler', which he acknowledged he owed. Satisfaction to be made. Pledges: Peter Flote and William I[....] [4]

7

Order to distrain John Graunfrey for narrowing the King's road by enlarging and cleaning out his ditch opposite his house, as presented in the last view.

8

(Order.) Robert le Wodeward is the pledge of Andrew de Weston to correct a purpresture [....] [5]

9

6 d. from [Stephen] Hebbes for the same. Pledge: William Fabyen.

10

[?6 d.] from John le W[...] [6] for the same. [7] Pledge: Thomas de Elyngton.

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[?6 d.] from Walter de Sautre for the same [....] [8]

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6 d. from [...] [9] [for the same.] [10] Pledge: Stephen le[....] [11]

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[Next 10 lines obliterated, except for the surname "Pedefer."]

14

Order that [the ditches] be corrected.

15

6 d. from Alan Sturdy, complainant against William Faber, and from his pledges for prosecuting, John [?Tur]nour [12] and Peter Flote, [because Alan failed to prosecute.] The defendant [goes without a day.]

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE ALE-TASTERS]

16

Presentments under oath by Alan Tanur and Andrew de Weston, ale-tasters of Ramsey:

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12 d. from [...] [13] for selling ale for 1 d., and for letting the ale deteriorate after the tasting. Pledge: John[....] [14] Gallon, pottle, quart.

18

12 d. from the wife of Roger de Assebech for the same, four times. Pledges: John le Messager, chaplain, and John le[....] [15]

19

18 d. from Mariot Powel for regularly selling ale for 1 d. Pledge: Simon le Barker.

20

18 d. from Christina le Ferour for the same. Pledge: Godfrey Andreu. Gallon, pottle, quart.

21

18 d. from Beatrice Andreu for regularly selling ale for 1 d. and once for 1 1/2 d. Pledge: her husband. Gallon, pottle, quart.

22

12 d. from Margaret Beaumeys for selling ale three times for 1 d. Pledge: Godfrey Andreu. Gallon, pottle, quart.

23

12 d. from Emma de Hoyland for the same, three times. Pledge: Andrew de Weston. Pottle.

24

Amercement [16] from the wife of John Tutseynz for the same, regularly, and for five times [....] [17]

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[Next 10 lines totally obliterated.]

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Amercement [18] from Joan Norman for the same.

27

12 d. from Philippa Norman for the same, regularly. Pledge:[....] [19]

28

18 d. from Mariot de Warewyk for the same, and for selling ale five times for 1 1/2 d. Pledge: John [....] [20]

29

12 d. from Christina Powel for regularly selling ale for 1 d., and for not producing her measures. Pledge: [....] [21]

30

6 d. from Beatrice Rydeman for the same, three times. Pledge: William [....] [22]

31

2 s. from Christina [...] [23] for the same, for selling ale five times for 1 1/2 d., and for not producing her measures. Pledge: Geoffrey de Weston.

32

12 d. from the wife of Roger de Pistrino for regularly selling ale for 1 d. Pledge: her husband. Gallon, pottle, quart.

33

18 d. from the wife of Robert de [...] [24] for the same. Pledge: William Gerveys. Gallon, pottle, quart.

34

2 s. from Margaret de Sautre for regularly selling ale for 1 d. and 1 1/2 d., and for not producing the measures whereby she sold for 1 d. and 1 1/2 d. Pledge: Geoffrey de Weston. Gallon, pottle, quart.

35

2 s. from Christina de Hale for regularly selling ale for 1 d. and 1 1/2 d., and for not producing the measures whereby she sold for 1 1/2 d. Pledge: her husband. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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2 s. 6 d. from Matilda de Sautre for regularly selling ale for 1d. and 1 1/2 d., and for not producing the measures whereby she sold for 1 1/2 d. Pledge: Alan Tannator. Gallon, pottle, quart.

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12 d. from Isabelle le Porter for regularly selling ale for 1 d. Pledge: William Gerveys. Gallon, pottle, quart.

38

18 d. from the wife of William Gerveys for the same. Pledge: Thomas de Elington.

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12 d. from the wife of Ralph Molendinarius for the same. Pledge: Alan Tannator.

40

2 s. from Mariot Grubbe for the same, and, on five occasions, for selling ale not worth the price. Pledge: [....] [25]

41

18 d. from Juliana Chaceden for regularly selling ale for 1 d. and [....] [26]

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18 d. from Margery le Ferour for regularly selling ale for 1 d.[....] [27]

43

18 d. from Ellen Faber for the same [....] [28]

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[Last four lines totally obliterated.]

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

45

[Trespass case involving the raising of the hue and cry by the Bailiff.] [29]

46

12 d. for trespass from Roger Sweyn for doing the same, to the amount of 500 [millaria], valued at [....] [30] Pledge: Walter de Glatton.

47

12 d. for trespass from Robert de Coquina for doing the same, to the amount of 500, valued at 40 d., which the Bailiff is to raise to the lord's use. Pledge: Benedict Cler'.

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12 d. from John, cook of the Cellarer for the same, to the amount of 2 s., which the Bailiff shall raise. Pledge: Thomas de Elyngton.

49

2 s. from John de Sautre for destroying the marsh by mowing rushes [....] [31] Pledge: Walter de Glatton.

50

3 s. 10 d. from John de Broughton of Bury for the same, by digging peat [....] [32]

51

[Next five entries obliterated.]

52

Order to distrain Alan son of Philip de Kyngesdelf to respond to a charge of doing the same.

53

[Section of membrane missing.]

54

Robert son of Hugh le Upholder is committed to gaol and amerced 6 d. for trespass. Pledges for his future good conduct: Hugh de Assebech, Robert de Assebech, William de Oxenden and Roger Pistor. [33]

55

6 d. from Alan Gere for taking heron and bitterns with snares. Pledges: Stephen Hebbes and Nicholas Brouse.

56

Amercement [34] from Robert le Barker for destroying the marsh by stealing his neighbors' rushes.

57

5 d. from Elias Reygner, pledge of William de Styvecl, for not having him to answer a charge of destroying the marsh by digging peat. Pledge: Benedict Cler'. Order to distrain William to answer.

58

6 d. each from William le [...], [35] Stephen Mathou,[....], [36] William le Hayward, [....], [37] [...] [38] le Fuer and Elias Rydeman for default.

Notes

1. Roll damaged.

2. The roll contains courts from Wistow (m. 1) held on Wednesday after the feast of the Conception of Blessed Mary, 3 Edward II (i.e. 10 December, 1309), and Warboys (m. 2), held on Thursday after the feast of the Conception of Blessed Mary, 3 Edward II (i.e. 11 December, 1309). The next courts are from Broughton (m. 4) and King's Ripton (m. 5).

3. Half of entry torn away.

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