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

BLAdd.Roll39623r (AD1382)

RAMSEY. VIEW OF FRANKPLEDGE HELD THERE ON TUESDAY AFTER THE CLOSE OF EASTER, IN THE FIFTH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF KING RICHARD II AND THE FOURTH YEAR OF THE LORD ABBOT EDMUND. [1]

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[JURORS/INQUEST:] Thomas Caunvill, John Ravelee, John Randolf, William Barbor, Thomas Blench, William Claxton, William Putifer, Thomas atte Cros, John de la Grove, John Beverech, William atte Ston, Thomas Waker Senior, Thomas Picard, John Coupere, John atte Cros, William Schirewod.

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CAPITAGE: 6 s. 8 d. from the whole homage as common fine.

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3 d. each from Thomas Caunvill, Thomas Blench, John de la Grove and William Schirewode for not coming to the inquest when summoned.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE ALE-TASTERS]

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12 d. from Emma Miller, 18 d. from Alice Forster, 12 d. from Joan Pulter, 12 d. from Margaret Groveswyf [10 times], 8 d. from Alice Osegood, 12. each from Joan Oxeboru, Ellen Schepherd, Joan Staunford, 18 d. from Agnes Lilleford, 12 d. each from Matillis Bocher, Agnes Putifer, Agnes Tiler, Agnes Cok, Agnes Clerk, Agnes Dodesthorp, 6 d. from Emma Croxton, 12 d. from Joan Barbor, 6 d. each from Emma Barker, Matillis Brouse, Olive Glatton, 16 d. each from Margaret Scherman, Orframya Wrighte, 12 d. from Christiana Robin, and 8 d. from Joan Frost for regularly brewing and selling ale contrary to the assize [of ale.]

5

3 d. from Adam Brunne for an unjust plea of trespass against William Willimot.

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3 d. from the same William Willimot for trespass against Philip Brunne, with damages to him of 6 d., which are ordered collected.

7

3 d. from John Taillor for a licence of concord with Richard Hering in a plea of trespass.

8

3 d. from the second pledges of John Whatelee for not having him to answer to Geoffrey Grubbe in a plea of debt. Order that he be put to better pledges before the next court.

9

3 d. from John Barker for detaining 5 s. 4 d. from John Noreis, to his damages of 16 d. Order to collect.

10

3 d. from William Miller for detaining 3 s. from Alice Smert, to her damages of 3 d. Order to collect.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

11

6 d. each from John Skynnere Senior and John Skynnere Junior of Raveley, and 8 d. from Robert Farendon for overburdoning the common of Ramsey with extraneous horses and for holding a common market at Middebech, to the nuisance of the lord and the whole community.

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12 d. each from the same John, John and Robert for doing the same in Middle Moor [2] with extraneous sheep from Whittlesey [3] and also for breach of arrest by John Lyncolne, the lord's bailiff for the marsh, to nuisance.

13

12 d. each from Stephen Pikeler and his son for having a boat and holding a market at le Bech, to the nuisance of the lord and the whole community.

14

6 d. from Walter, shepherd of Lord Nicholas Stivecle, and 8 d. from Robert Wolde for similarly having another boat there, to nuisance.

15

12 d. each from Thomas Newman Junior, Adam Small, [4] and(Simon), servant of William Smyht for driving the beasts of the community at night out of Middle Moor [5] towards Upwood Moor, [6]although [the jurors] do not know [specifically] to where, to nuisance.

16

40 d. from Nicholas Schepherd of Broughton for holding a certain parcel of the marsh of Middle Moor [7] in severalty and for driving the beasts of the community out of that parcel, to the nuisance of the community.

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8 d. from the same Nicholas for driving his sheep into the grain and meadow of the whole community of Ramsey up to his pasture in the marsh.

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6 d. each from Thomas Newman, William Hering, and William Wylde for trampling down the meadow of the community with their sheep next to Tylkilne.

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6 d. from Robert Lilleford and amercement excused from Walter Chircheward, ale-tasters, for not performing their office.

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3 d. from John Bridd for baking and selling bread contrary to the assize [of bread.]

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6 d. from Richard Webestere for drawing blood from John Mannyng. Pledge: the Constable.

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6 d. from John Mannyng for the same from John Savage. Pledge: the same. [8]

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6 d. from John Savage for the same from John Mannyng. Pledge: the same. [9]

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6 d. from Agnes Bere for the same from Agnes Savage. Pledge: the same. [10]

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3 d. from Alice Launcelin for unjustly raising the hue and cry on Thomas Watte. Pledge: the same. [11]

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6 d. from Robert de Pantera for drawing blood from Reginald Tiler. Pledge: the same. [12]

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6 d. from John Laurencesman for the same from John Albin. Pledge: the same. [13]

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6 d. from Thomas Houdene for the same from John Waleis. Pledge: the same. [14]

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6 d. from John Oxeborow for the same from John Joynor. Pledge: the same. [15]

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6 d. from John Joynor for committing housebreaking against John Oxeborw. Pledge: the same. [16]

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3 d. from Adam Wauke for a hue and cry justly raised on him by Christiana Wyldene. Pledge: the same. [17]

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6 d. from Adam Wauke for drawing blood from John Wyldene. Pledge: the same. [18]

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3 d. from John Ramsey for a hue and cry justly raised on him by John Staunford. Pledge: the same. [19]

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6 d. from Richard Sadeler for drawing blood from William Putifer. Pledge: John Whatelee.

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3 d. from William Putifer for a hue and cry justly raised on him by Agnes Whatelee. Pledge: John Whatelee.

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3 d. from John Savage for committing housebreaking against Agnes Ber. Pledge: the same.

37

12 d. from John Augstin for breach of the lord's park for his sheep.

38

2 d. from William Bodeseye for not cleaning his gutter at his tenement, to nuisance.

39

2 d. each from William Bernard, Agatha Chandeler and Margery Caxton, Reginald Wrighte, Bartholomew Scherman, John Glatton, [no amercement recorded] from John Somersham, 2 d. each from Andrew Barker, John Bridd, Thomekyn Taillor, [no amercement recorded] from Andrew Pikeler, 2 d. each from Thomas Whitemilne and Reginald Forster for the same, to nuisance.

40

2 d. from John Egeline for narrowing the King's road by putting his timber in it, to nuisance. 6 d. from John Whatelee for narrowing the common lade in front of his house by putting stocks in it, to nuisance.

41

6 d. from John Whatelee for narrowing the common lade in front of his house by putting stocks in it, to nuisance.

42

3 d. from John Capping for putting his dung heap in the King's road, to nuisance. Order to correct, under penalty of 40 d.

43

[No amercement recorded] from Andrew Piker and Thomas Blench, and3 d. each from Thomas Canvill, John Augstin, Thomas Rideman, John Fyntes, William Colin, Simon atte Cros Junior and John Wenyngton for default.

44

3 d. from Thomas Whitemilne for failing to justify why he detains 6 s. 8 d. from Walter Whitebred, to his damages of 2 d. Order to collect.

45

3 d. from Matillis Brouse for detaining 16 s. from John de la Grove, to his damages, which are waived. Order to collect.

46

A day is given at the next court to Andrew Pakerell, complainant, and John de la Grove, defendant, in a plea of detinue of chattels.

47

3 d. from Nicholas Ladeler for narrowing the road by putting boards in it, to nuisance. Order to correct, under the above penalty. [20]

48

3 d. from Thomas Whitemilne for detaining 10 s. 3 d. from Robert Lilleford, to his damages of 2 d. Order to collect.

49

3 d. from Walter Whitebred for detaining 4 s. from Thomas Whitemilne, to his damages. Order to collect.

50

3 d. from Alice Smert for an unjust complaint of trespass against Thomas Whitemilne.

51

Order to attach John Whatelee before the next court to answer to John Howesson, John Somersam and Thomas Wodeward in a plea of trespass.

52

20 s. from John Gritford for contempt of court in that he withdrew when elected Constable. [21]

53

3 d. from William Bodeseye for failing to justify why he detains 21 s. 4 d. from John Oxeborgh, to his damages assessed at 40 d, which are ordered collected to his use.

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PTR N="22" TARGET="N1451"/> 3 d. from Robert Sewer for obstructing the watercourse atBonyeres, to nuisance.

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[No amercement] from the Almoner for the same at Prattes Lane. [23]

56

3 d. from William Schepherd for the same at Roperes Lane. [24]

57

3 d. from Robert Outy for the same at New Field, [25] to nuisance.

58

3 d. from William Bodeseye for the same there, in three places.

59

3 d. from John de la Grove for the same there, to nuisance. Order to correct.

60

3 d. from Robert Outy for the same at Powles Croft, [26] to nuisance.

61

3 d. from William Bodeseye for narrowing the boundary at Piltambalke by ploughing there, to nuisance.

62

[No amercement recorded] from John Barker for contempt of court.

63

Election and swearing-in of John Gritford and John de la Grove as Constables. [27]

Notes

1. 15 April, 1382.

2. MS: Middelmore.

3. MS: Wytleseye.

4. MS: Parvus.

5. MS: Middelmoor.

6. MS:Upwodemoor.

7. MS: Midelmoor.

8. MS: predictus.

9. MS: predictus.

10. MS: predictus.

11. MS: predictus.

12. MS: predictus.

13. MS: predictus.

14. MS: predictus.

15. MS: predictus.

16. MS: predictus.

17. MS: predictus.

18. MS: predictus.

19. MS: predictus.

20. See supra, no. 42.

21. See infra, no. 63.

22. Entries 54 to 63 are written in the right margin.

23. MS: Pratteslane.

24. MS: Ropereslane.

25. MS: Newefeld.

26. MS: Poulescroft.

27. See supra, no. 52.