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MANOR COURT OF TARLETON 1577

1577 MANOR COURT OF TARLETON
Transcribed by Brenda Barker in 2002 ~ Web transcription ©2008 Hubmaker
For reference only - Reproduction by any means strictly prohibited

Glossary of Terms found in Manor Court of Tarleton 1577
Amercement - Fine paid in a Manorial Court
Barreyfyt - Any ideas ?
Carr - Term for marshy land.
Codde - Possibly to bag.
Balke - Strip of ground left unploughed as a boundary between two ploughed portions
Byrlawemen - Constable responsible for the by-laws of a manor.
Butt/butte - Strips of land abutting on a boundary
Coppe - Probably a type of sluice gate or banking.
Close - An enclosure from the open fields.
Demynges - Dam to stop up water.
Fetters - Shackles for animals.
Flatt/flatte - Pieces of level ground or strip at right angles to other strips.
Hey - Small enclosed field.
Hoole - Hole ?
Lache - Pond.
Marl - Decayed clay soil used as fertilizer, pits to obtain marl were usually 30-50 feet across.
Merestone - A stake or stone used for marking a boundary.
Mossreve - Baliff who recieved and dealt with claims for land on swamps and mossy areas.
Pinder - A manor or parish officer in charge of the pound or pinfold.
Pinfold - Enclosure for stray animals.
Platte - Bridge over a ditch or dyke made of earth and stones.
Reate/Rait - Process used in the treatment of flax and hemp, by laying it in a pond or ditch for a prolonged period of time to water or reason it, offenders were often fined by the courts on account of the obnoxious smell.
Reyne - Ditch or culvert.
Relict - Widow.
Rood - A measure of 40 sq Rods, an acre consisted of 4 Roods.
Spowte - Possibly a drainage hole.
Scour - To clear or clean out ditches or watercourses.
Swyngle (hand) - Wooden implement resembling a sword for beating and scraping hemp and flax to remove loose particles (danger of fire in candlelight.)
Tinsel/tincel - Brushwood for fencing
Wayne - Large open four wheeled waggon used on farms (haywain)
Yate - Gate (Lydyate possibly Coe Lane.)

PLACE NAMES
Blackette Lane
Carre Heys
Cowey Marsh
Garse Lane
Grene Lane
Jackefylde
Five Londes Endes (likely to be, Hesketh, Gorse, Blackgate, Plox, and Coe Lanes.)
Long Furlong
Moor Hill
The Lydyate
Redecarre Meydowe
The Kybles
The Nabbe
Sower Flatte
Southe Meydowe Heye
Wet Lache

Please note indiscriminate use of capitals, also multiple spellings for same words and lack of full stops commas etc.

Alexander Rigbye belonged to the Rygbe family of Harrock Hall at Bispham who were staunch Catholics, A later Colonel Alexander Rygbye was MP for Wigan, also a noted officer for Parliament in the Civil War.

Tarlton Manor Court 1577
Tarlton

Court or Hallmote of Thomas Hesketh, Knight, and Henry Banester, Esquire, held in the same place before Alexander Rigbye, Esquire Steward of the said Thomas and Henry in the same place, on Friday that is to say the 25th of October in the nineteenth year of our Lady Elisabeth, by the grace of God, of England, France and Ireland, Queen, defender of the faith etc.

Inquiry taken in the same place by the corporal oath of Richard Banester, Gentleman, William Sutton, Henry Wallbanke, Nicholas Tailear, Thurstan Wignall, James Dandie junior, James Dandie senior, Robert Johnsone, Hugh Richardson, alias Thomasone, George Norres, Thomas Wignall, Hugh Abraham, William Dobson, Lawrence Caunse, Henry Fazakerley and Richard Abraham, jurors.

Who say and present upon their corporal oath that Edward Crosse made an assault and affray upon, Ralph Catterall, and drew blood from him, therefore he is fined 6s 8d. And it is ordered that if the aforesaid Edward should not come to pay the fine within one year now next following, then the Constables in the same place should pay the aforesaid fine for their negligence in permitting him to escape without sureties. 6s 8d

And that Matthew Todde made an assault, called " a Tustle" (ie a tussle), on and upon John Calle, therefore he is fined 12d. And it is ordered that if the aforesaid Matthew should not come to pay the aforesaid fine within one year now next following, then the Constables in the same place should pay the aforesaid fine for their negligence in permitting him to escape without sureties. 12d

And that Thomas Sutton made an affray on and upon William Eden and drew blood from him, therefore he is amerced 6s 8d

And that the aforesaid William Eden made an affray on and upon the aforesaid Thomas Sutton, and drew blood from him, therefore he is amerced 6s 8d

And that Henry Lawrance servant of Henry Taylear, made "rescue" (illegal recovery of cattle etc taken in distraint) on and upon the "Pynderes" (poinders) in carrying out their office, therefore he is amerced 3s 4d

And that William Dobsone has not made his part of the Lord's park or fold in the same place called the Pynfolde, therefore he is amerced 12d

And that James Dobsone, for similar, therefore he is amerced 12d

And that the relict of Nicholas Norres, for similar, therefore she is
amerced 12d

And that the relict of Henry Cawnce (6d) Richard Abraham (6d) Henry Walbanke (6d) Robert Norres (6d) John Call (6d) Richard Archar (6d) Nicholas Forshawe (6d) John Parke (6d) William Jenkenson (6d) Hugh Richardson (6d) because they disobeyed the bye-laws in the same place, called the "the Byrelawmen" therefore each of them is amerced as appears separately by their name 5s

And that Richard Banester, Gentleman, committed a trespass, that is to say, in "Lessnynge" (? listening) upon others, therefore he is amerced 12d

And that William Sutton, for similar, is amerced 12d
And that Henry Walbanke for similar is amerced 12d
And that Nicholas Tailear for similar is amerced 12d
And that Thurstan Wignall for similar is amerced 12d
And that James Dandie junior for similar is amerced 12d
And that James Dandie senior for similar is amerced 12d
And that Hugh Richardsone for similar is amerced 12d
And that George Norres for similar is amerced 12d
And that Thomas Wignall for similar is amerced 12d
And that Hugh Abraham for similar is amerced 12d
And that William Dobson for similar is amerced 12d
And that Lawrence Cawnce for similar is amerced 12d
And that Richard Abraham for similar is amerced 12d
And that Richard Todde for similar is amerced 12d
And that William Hunt for similar is amerced 12d
And that Relict Henry Cawnce for similar is amerced 12d
And that Robert Norres for similar is amerced 12d
And that Jenetta Fisher for similar is amerced 12d
And that John Call for similar is amerced 12d
And that Alice Colins Relict Thomas Colyns for similar is amerced 12d
And that Richard Archar for similar is amerced 12d
And that Hugh Forshawe for similar is amerced 12d
And that Richard Coket for similar is amerced 12d
And that Hugh Williamson for similar is amerced 12d
And that John Parke for similar is amerced 12d
And that William Jenkensone for similar is amerced 12d
And that Hugh Wignall for similar is amerced 12d
And that Relict of Thomas Blackehurste for similar is amerced 12d
And that Relict of Thurstan Whittell for similar is amerced 12d
And that Relict of Nicholas Norres for similar is amerced 12d
And that John Dandye for similar is amerced 12d
And that Henry Bretherton for similar is amerced 12d
And that William Dandye junior for similar is amerced 12d
And that Relict of John Wignall for similar is amerced 12d
And that James Hunter for similar is amerced 12d
And that Robert Jenkinson for similar is amerced 12d
And that Adam Jenkinson for similar is amerced 12d
And that Robert Eden for similar is amerced 12d
And that Margareta Cliffe for similar is amerced 12d
And that John Jenkinson for similar is amerced 12d
And that James Dobson for similar is amerced 12d
And that Thomas Lawrence for similar is amerced 12d
And that James Smythe for similar is amerced 12d
And that James Dandye obstructed the water course in the blacket Lane therefore he is amerced 12d
And that Richard Archer for similar in the Blackett is amerced 12d
And that William Dandye for similar is amerced 12d
And that John Dandye for similar is amerced 12d
And that William Jenkinson for similar is amerced 12d
And that George Norres for similar is amerced 12d
And that Henry Bretherton for similar is amerced 12d

Alexander Rigbye

And that all these whose names are underwritten have broken the ground in the Highway in the same place in sinking fetters in the same, that is to say, Henry Walbanke (3s) in three places, Nicholas Tailear (2s) in diverse places, James Dandye junior (12d) in one place, James Dandye senior (12d) in one place, George Norris (4s) in four places, Lawrence Cawnce (2s) in two places, James Smyth (12d) in one place, James Smyth (6d) James Dobson (6d) in one place, John Dandye (4s) in diverse places, Richard Archer (3s) in diverse places, Hugh Williamsone (3s) in diverse places, James Hunter (12d) in one place outside his ditch, Hugh Abraham (12d) in one place outside his ditch, Robert Norres (12d) in one place in the Grene Layne, William Dandye (3s) in diverse places, Robert Eden (12d) in one place, and Thomas Bretherton (12d) in one place, William Sutton (3s) in diverse places, therefore each of them is amerced separately as above their names; in total 39s

And that James Dandye junior, because he dug and made Marle in the Highway at The Fyve Londes Ende, therefore he is amerced 12d

And that William Dandye senior, for similar, in the road in The Water Dyche, therefore he is amerced 12d

And that James Dandye junior, because he did not make a "Spowte" beyond the road at The Water Dyche, therefor he is amerced 12d

And that James Dandye (12d) and Richard Abraham (12d) obstructed the water course in making a "Coppe" at the Lawer Ende of the Longe Ferlonge, therefore each of them is amerced as appears above their name 2s

And that John Call ploughed and turned over the ground solum farther than he ought in The Redecarre Meadowe, therefore he is amerced 12d

And that William Jenkinson, because he made a ditch above Richard Banester farther than he ought at The Kybles, therefore he is amerced 12d

And that the widow of Henry Cawnce dug and made Marle in the road at The Chappell yorde, therefore she is amerced 12d

And that John Dandye, for similar is amerced 12d

And that John Call did not scour his river bed at The Lydyatt therefore he is amerced 12d

And that the widow of Henry Cawnce, for similar, is amerced 12d

And that Richard Coket dug and made Marle in the highway at the Sowre Flatte, therefore he is amerced 12d

And that William Jenkinson obstructed the water course at The Nabbe, therefore he is amerced 12d

And that Richard Archer, for similar at The Cowey Marsh, therefore he is amerced 12d

And that John Call, for similar, in The Marshe, therefore he is amerced 12d

And that William Jenkinson, for similar, in The Marshe, is amerced 12d

And that William Jenkinson did not maintain a path sufficiently in The Marshe amerced 12d

Penalty
A Penalty is imposed that it should be mended before the Feast of Easter next coming, under a penalty of 6s 8d

And that Richard Todde deposited a Seacoppe outside the road in The Marsh where it ought not to have been put, therefore he is amerced 2s

And that Thomas Wignall obstructed the course of the river in The Springe, amerced 12d

And that Richard Todde made a trespass against Hugh Richardson in the same, upon the corn of the aforesaid Hugh in the field, therefore he is amerced 12d

And that James Dobsone obstructed the course of the river in The Jackefeylde ende, amerced 12d

And that Robert Norres for similar in the Grene Layne, amerced 12d

And that the wife of Thurstan Whittell (2s) William Dandye junior (2s) the widow of Henry Cawnuse (2s) John Call (2s) and Richard Todde (2s) did not keep their paths sufficiently in the meadows, therefore they are amerced separately as appears above their names, in total 10s

And that Henry Bretherton broke the Lords ground and dug and made marle in the road at the Blacket, amerced 12d

And that Richard Todde, because he made a larger ditch than he ought to have above Robert Norres in the Marshe, therefore he is amerced bd

And that the aforesaid Richard did not scour a water course in the aforesaid Marshe, therefore he is amerced 12d

And that Robert Norres for similar is amerced 12d

And that William Hunter for similar is amerced 12d

And that William Dobson (12d) Richard Todde (12d) William Dandye (12d) Thurstan Wignall (12d) Hugh Forshawe (12d) Nicholas Tayler (12d) John Call (12d) John Parke (12) Thurstan Wignall (12d) Nicholas Tayler (12d) did not scour their river beds in the meadows, therefore they are amerced as appears separately above their names, in total 10s

And that the relict of Thomas Collison made "Plattes" in the Blacket Lane and stopped up the watercourse in the same place, therefore she is amerced 12d

And that the relict of Thomas Collyson dug peat at the Platt without consulting " the Mossereves" therefore she is amerced 6d

And that William Dobson (12d) and Thomas Lawrence (12d) trespassed against William Myles in depasturing his meadow with their cattle in The Kybells, therefore each of.them is amerced as appears above their names 2s

And that John Call bound sheaves with bindings of hay called "tethers of Hey" in Wete Lache and depastured in the corn of Nicholas Taileor in the same place with his aforesaid horses, amerced 12d

And that William Mylles depastured with his beasts in the grove of William Dobson in the Kibbells, amerced 12d

And that the relict of Hugh Mawdysley made "demmynges" to fish and blocked up the water course in The Blacketts, and diverted various cattle to come into the lands of William Myles, therefore she is amerced 2d

Alexander Rigbye

Tarleton Manor Court 1577 3

And that all these whose names are underwritten made their water courses in the Redecarre, that is to say, Richard Banester (12d) John Jenkinson (12d) Hugh Forshaw (12d) Robert Norres (12d) Thurstan Wignall (12d) Robert Norres (12d) George Norres (12d) Relict Nicholas Norres (12d) Hugh Abraham (12d) William Dandye junior (12d) James Dandye junior (12d) William Jenkinson (12d) Relict Henry Cawnse (12d) Henry Wallbanke (12d) Richard Abraham (12d) John Call (12d) John Dandye (12) Hugh Richardson (12d) William Dandye senior (12d) Thomas Wygnall (12d) James Hunter (12) Hugh Forshawe (12d) George Norres (12d) and Mother of Thurstan Wygnall (12d) Relict Nicholas Norres (12d) Hugh Abraham (12d) James Dandye Junior (12d) Lawrence Cawnse (12d) Richard Abraham (12d) Henry Wallbanke (12d) Relict Nicholas Norres (12d) Thurstan Wygnall (12d) Nicholas Tayleor (12d) Hugh Abraham (12d) Hugh Forshawe (12d) William Jenkinson (12d) Henry Wallbanke (12d) Richard Abraham (12d) Richard Todde, therefore each of them is amerced as appears separately above their names 39s

And that the aforesaid Richard Todde, because he did not scour his ditch at South Meadowe Heye, is amerced 12d

And that Robert Norres made a pit, called a Marle Pytte, at The Hile de le More [? Moor Hill] amerced 12d

And that Richard Cocket turned the water course at The Heade of the Nabbe, therefore he is amerced 12d

And that the relict of Thurstan Whyttell blocked up the water at her "platte" at The Carre Heyes, amerced 12d

And that William Mylles blocked a "platte" in the same place therefore he is amerced 12d

And that Lawrence Cawunse blocked up the water course at his "hey" near Thomsons, amerced 12d

And that the relict of Nicholas Norres blocked a "platte" at The New Dyche therefore she is amerced 12d

And that John Parke blocked up the water course in The Carre, therefore he is amerced 12d

And that Hugh Forshawe dug and made Marle in the highway at the Wet Lache, amerced 12d

And that Thomas Lawrence ploughed upon the land in the tenure of Margaret Clyffe in the Jackefyelde further than he ought to have, therefore he is amerced 6d

And that Robert Eden made a ditch called a "hoole" in the side of the road, therefore he is amerced 12d

And that James Smyth, for occupying one parcel of land of John Jenkinsons for the space of ten years is amerced 12d

Orders and paynes made and set by the said Jurors, by consent of the said Thomas Hesketh and Henry Banester, Lords there.

Imprimis they ordered that a sufficyente platte shall be made by the holle towne over the Ryver at the Weste Ende of the Blacket Lane for Carte and Caryage and another sufficient platte for Beastes beneath that uppe to the hyll.

Item that the water Course to be upon the Northe syde of the pleckes And the Coppe to be Layde Apon Robert Norres And the Water Course Apon Willm Hunter.

Item that the Coppe shall be Layde apon Richarde Todde and the water course apon Willm Hunter apon the Sowthe syde.

Item that the water whyche falleth from Willm Dandy the Elder his tuw buttes of grounde and Norres Landes shall have that course unto James dandy the younger his one, and soo to pass Thurowe the Spowte.

Item that the waye whiche Lyeth in the fyeldes Betwene Sollome and Tarleton shall be Made Syxe yerdes Brode as that they are nowe meyred and set out and so to be Contynued used and kepte at all tymes from hencefurthe.

Item that the water whiche falleth frome the Butte endes at the water dyche shall have Course at the butte endes of the said Willm dandy and Norres Landes unto the said Spowte.

Item that the waye leadinge frome the Lydyate unto the Chapell yarde shall be frome henceforthe used and contynued as that this nowe hedged meyred and set furthe.

Item that Robert Norres and John Calle shall laye the Scouring of the dyches at the Lydyate uppe to the hyghe Waye for the Amendinge and makinge of the same, Before the Annunciacion of our Ladye nexte cominge upon payne of 3s 4d.

Item that the waye shall be dyched Enclosed or set owte by Meare Stones by the occupiers of those landes upon boothe Sydes of the Waye which leadeth from Tarleton unto Hesketh As that this nowe meared and set furthe and to be Vlll yerdes Brode in every platt where that this not nowe inclosed and soo to remayne for ever.

Item that the meares set at the Broaken earthe Betwene Richard Todde upon the caste parte and Willm Dandye the younger and the Late wyfe of Henry Cawnse Henry Wallbanke and Rychard Abraham of the Weste parte shall be Contynued as they nowe shalbe from hencefurthe

Item that the Meares Set in the Jackefylde Between Thomas Lawrence upon the South parte and Margarete Clyffe upon the northe parte shalbe contynued and kept as nowe they are forever
Item the Meares Set betwene James Smyth by his Barne upon the Weste parte and John Jenkynson upon the Easte parte shall be contynued frome henceforthe as they now be

Item that every one that bathe a mosse roome shall even his under roome yerely upon payne of 12d

Item that yf any person abuse hereafter mye Jurors, Byrelawmen or other Officers sworne or to be swome for doynge theyre dutyes by utteringe or Speakinge anye Selannderowes wordes or speache the same person to forfyte every tyme so offendinge 6s 8d

Item that the meyres whiche are set or shall be set Betwene my Landes shall be contynued and kepte as they be or shall be set frome henceforthe and yf anye lose the meyres set Betwene theyre lands and suffer the land to remayne withoute the same meyres the space of Syxe wekes and do not gyve Knowledge of the wante thereof to the Byrelawmen to thencente[?] the same maye be set agayne Then they to forfeyte for every weke that they shall be unset after the ende of the said syxe wekes next after the loosynge of the saide meares 12d

Alexander Rygbye

Item that none shall get Ryches in anothers grounde without lycense upon payne for every tyme 6d

Item that all the water at the weste ende of the Carre heyes shall have that course at the weste End of the heyes and every one to stoppe theyre dyches at the weste endes

Item that Sollome poole shall be dyched a yerde Brode in the Bothome and bygger and wyder uppeward and soo yerely to be kepte Contynued and renewed at the apoyntemente of the Byrelawmen by the tenants adjoyning upon payne that every of them makinge default to forfyte for every tyme 3s 4d

Item that the sea coppes in Sollome shall be made yerely Sufficyent by such as are charegeable with the makinge thereof by the discrecion and apyontment of the Byrelawmen before the fyrst daye of Marche yerely upon payne for everye one not so makinge his parte thereof for every defaute 3s 4d

Item that the Sw?celanegate shall be made yerely in this manner that is to say John Jenkynson and Willm Sutton to beare twoo partes and Willm Dobson and Thomas Lawrence and Thomas Wignall to make the thirde and James Dandye the yonger to give every VIlth yeare a Barreyfyt Soo mede

Item that John Parke shall have his waye to the Gryne upon Forshawe landes as hath been sanshoned

Item that those whiche have anye grounde adioynynge to the Northe Carre called Forshey lane shall not make any dyche into the saide lane for castinge owte of Marle
othenvyse then VII foote in the toppe VI foote deppe of Marle and A yerde and a quarter brode in the bothome

Item that Noone shall Swyngle hempe or Flaxe in theyre houses and that Noone shall Swingle with a Candle in anye house upon payne of Forfeyture for every tyme 20s

Item that the water whiche shall fall frome three Butts of James dandy the yonger at the Sowthe syde of the longeferlonge Shall fall in to the dyche of James hunter and that the reste of the water whiche doothe fall frome the northe syde of the reste of the Buttes of the longe ferlonge shall have Course downe the Reyne Betweene the Butte in the occupacion of willm dandye the yonger and the late wyfe of Henry Caunse and that James dandy the yonger shall make a demmynge or Coppe over the waye and lykewyse a litle gryppe for to brynge the water downe the saide Reyne

Item that Robert Johnson and the late wyfe of Henry Caunse shall Set meares Betwene the wette lache and John Call his landes at the westende of the meydoo Buttes as the Jury have allredy apoynted and meyred or else dyche the same

Item that the ocupyers of Rydcarre Meydowe shall set and laye meyre Stones in places where the Jury sworne at this Courte have apoynted the meyres to be Betwexte the meadowe butte in the occupacion of John Call and the saide Rydecarre meydowe within one fortenight nexte after the XVIth day of November nexte upon payne of every one makinge defaute herein 12d

Item that Richard Banester and Willm Jenkynson alias Myles shall set meyres before the XVIth day of November next Betwene the Landes in the occupacion of the saide Richard called the Kybles and the meydowe landes in the occupacion of the saide Willm in plattes where the saide Jury bath appoynted meyres to be upon payne of eyther of them makinge defaute 12d

Item where the Jury find that Willm Jenkynson Alias Myles haithe dyched to farre upon the said Richard Banester at the kybles and that Robert Norres bath dyched to farre there upon John dandy that they ordered that the said Willm Jenkinson Alias myles and Robert Norres shall not dyche hereafter any further then to the meyres nowe set by the said Jury upon payne to forefeyte such as shall dyche further 6s 8d

Item that they shall be lawfull to all suche of the Inhabitants of this towne as shall or doo occupye any arable Lands or Meydowe Betwene the plockes and the Southe syde of the lytle meydowe to passe and repasse with carte and wayne for theyre necessarye caryage of theire haye and to leade beastes and Catell frome the saide plockes by and alongest all the said meydowes in such place and places as was used before tyme unto the said Southe syde of the saide Lytle Meydowe at all and every tymes and tyme of the yere for theyre necessaryes in that flakes yates meyles and other fences shall be set and kept for passage thorowe the said meydowe And to avoyde Trespacynge

Item that Willm Dandy the yonger shall have his waye from the lytle Hall doore to the wayne gate onto the plockes and to eyther of them at his pleasure
Item that Hugh Forshawe shall have his waye at all tymes uppe the wayne gate

Item that Richard Banester shall have his waye frome the longe lones one yere uppe one Butte another yere uppe another Butte in the longe hall doore till he come to the hedde land and soo to the gate

Item that noo person shall stepe or reate any hempe or flaxe in anye pytte or dyche within this towne without lycence of the owners or makers thereof nor in anye place adioyninge to the highe waye upon payne of forfeyture for every tyme offendynge
3s 4d

Item that noone shall stepe or reate any hempe or flaxe in any pytte or dyche within ten roods nexte to any mans dwellinge house upon payne to forfeyte for every tyme 2s 6d

Item that all such us have anye pytte or dyche lyenge or adioynynge to anye lane or comon waye within the said towne shall make the same by the advyse or apoyntment of the Byrlawmen or twoe of them at the leaste in Suche Sorte as neyther Geese nor dygges shall Come Swyme or Clymbe uppe in or thorowe the same or by Reason thereof in to the Fyldes or Closses of other Tenantes within the said towne upon payne of every person offendynge herein and being apoynted by the Byrlawemen for every tyme 3d

Item that all such as have any heyes or Closses at the west mosse which doo reache unto the west mosse with West Ende shall Stoppe up the ende of theire dyches soo as noo water shall have the course downe theire dyches but at theire forde endes frome the Garse Layne to Hesketh and a platte to be made over the layne Betwene the XVIII acres by the appoyntment of the Byrlawemen

Item that the Landes lyenge upon the northe syde of the Blacket From the Lane that goeth up into the mosse Betwene Norres hey and Robert Johnson hey unto the Blackette all the mosse above abutting upon the same shall have that water course at the northe ende thereof betwixt eyght acres frome the same lane to the utter side syde of a closse in the occupacion of the late wyfe of Thurstan Whyttell and there a demmynge to be made shall have that course downe the dyche Betwene Richard Todde and James Dandy the yonger And all the Landes and mosse Abutting upon the Rest of the said Landes to the Blacket shall have that water course downe the dyke of John dandy and so All the Landes frome the East syde of A closse in the occupacion of James Hunter Hughe Tomes and Thurstan Wygnall upon the Southe syde of the same lane and the mosse Abuttynge upon the same unto the Blackette shall have that course eyther at the southe endes of the said Closses or else thorowe some of the dyches as maybe beste caries the water frome the saide mosse by the discrecion of the Byrlawemen as that upon the northe Syde of the Said Layne

Alexander Rygbye

Court Roll. 26 October 1577

Court without Hall-moot of Thomas Hesketh, Knight, and Henry Banester, esquire, held in the same place before Alexander Rigbye„ esquire, Steward of the Lords Thomas and Henry of the Court aforesaid, on the twenty sixth day of October in the nineteenth year of the reign of our Lady Elizabeth, by the grace of God, Queen of England, France and Ireland, defender of the faith etc.

Inquisition Taken in the same place by the oath of Robert Hesketh, gentleman, William Jompe, Oliver Breakell, Henry Hodges, Edmund Wignall, Richard Howicke, Edward Wildinge, Adam Banester, Robert Cawdrey, Richard Philipson, John Banester, Richard Banester, Robert Becansall and Richard Loxome, Jurors,

Who say upon their oath that William Letherbaroo and Elizabeth his
wife owe Suit of the aforesaid Court and have not appeared at the same,
therefore they are amerced . 12d
And that Edward Wyldinge made assault and affray upon John Gyrdler,
and drew blood from him, therefore he is fined 6s 8d
And that the aforesaid John Gyrdler made assault and affray upon the
aforesaid Edward Wyldinge and drew blood from him, therefore he is
lined 6s 8d
And that Richard Cawthrey cut down the wood of Robert Hesketh,
gentleman, therefore he is amerced 4d
And that Thomas Wignall made a trespass in the leasowes in the lands
of other people, therefore he is amerced 6d
And that the wife of Thomas Howicke cut down the grass and hay of
other people, therefore she is amerced 6d
And that all these whose names are underwritten have made trespasses
with their cattle and draught animals in the fields in the same place,
therefore each of them is amerced as appears separately, as may appear
separately by their name, that is to say, Robert Hesketh gentleman (12d),
Richard Jompe (12d), Richard Banester (12d), Richard Philipson (12d),
Edmund Wignall (12d), the wife of Thomas Howicke (12d), Adam
Banester (12d), Richard Howicke (12d), Robert Cawthrey (12d), Edward
Wyldinge (12d), Richard Loxome (12d), Edward Breckill (12d), Thomas
Wygnall (12d), John Banester (12d), Richard Horsecar (12d), Robert
Becansall (12d), Oliver Breekill (12d), William Ball (12d), Hugh
Thometon (12d) and Henry Hodges (12d), in all 20s
And that John Thorneton made a trespass against Oliver Breckill with
his cattle and draught animals, therefore he is amerced 12d
And that Thomas Wygnall took a Mosserowme into his own hands
without the notice or permission of the Moss Reeves, therefore the same
Thomas is amerced 4d

ORDERS AND PAYNES SET AT THIS COURT

IMPRIMIS that noo person Tether Anye horse Gelding or Mare upon the Stubble in the nyght tyme upon payne to forfeyte for every tyme 12d
ITEM that all persons shall make theire fences hedges dyches and gutters within the said townes yerely from henceforth before the last day of Aprill upon payne of every one not soo makinge the same to forefyte for every daye after the said laste daye of Aprill yerely that they shall be unmade 4d
ITEM that noone shall tune Cattell loose into the towne fielde betweene Thanunciacon of oure "dye and the gettinge in of the laste Come in the said felde upon payne for every tyme 12d
ITEM that the inhabitantes of Hesketh and Beccansall shall make theire folde yerely before or upon the VI1th daye Aprill upon paine to forefyte for every daye that the same shall be unmade after the said V11th daye of Aprill 12d
ITEM that the said inhabitants shall make theire fences hedges and dyches Betwene the waste and theire severall grounde yerely before the Feaste of thanunciacon of our Ladye upon payne to forefyte every one that shall not yerely make his parte thereof before the sayde feaste for every daye that the same shall be unmade after that feaste 12d
PROMIDET allwaies that such Ground as lyeth within the flonde Markes shall be made at the Apointment and by dyscrecon of the Byrelawemen
ITEM that noo person growne or Cutte gresse in another persons pytte Balke or other grounde upon payne to forfeyte for every tyme 6d
ITEM that noone shall leasne in anothers gresse nor go upon anothers Butte to leasne yf his owne be neare upon payne to forefyte for every tyme offendinge therein 6d
ITEM that noone shall Codde Pease upon Anothers Butte or grounde upon payne for every tyme offendnge 2d
ITEM that noone shall Cutte downe or fell any woode or tinsell in the hedges of another upon paine for every time soo offendinge 12d
ITEM that noone Breake the folde or make a rescowe upon any Pynder or Pynders upon payne to forefyte for every such folde Breake or Rescowe 3s 4d

Officers of this Court viz.
Oliver Breckill
Henry Hodges
Richard Loxome
Richard Banester

Offycers apoynted and sworne at the said Courte

Constables William Jompe, Robert Cawthrey
Byrelawmen Richard Loxome
Jurors Adam Banester, Edmund Wygnall, John Banester

Pynders Richard Philypson, William Jompe
Mossreves Edward Wyldynge
Jurors Henry Hodges Jurors

Myselayers Oliver Breckell, Richard Banester, Richard Loxome, John Banester
Overseers of Houses harnes and artylery Edward Wildynge, William Jompe Jurors

Courte Balyffes Edmund Wygnall, Adam Banester

Examined by me Alexander Rigbye

Item yt ys ordered at the said courte that
a way shall be suffycyently made by all men that occupye any lande in the Marshe to passe over and thorowe the same for Carte and Cariage on horse Backe or on foote after the water syde or elles within the fylde yerely before the feast of the purificacon of our ladye and soo to be suffycyently kept at the dyscrecon of the Byrelawmen upon payne evry one that shall make defaute in not makinge or kepinge his parte thereof for every tyme 12d
ITEM that Nycholas Tayler shall conveye his Water Course frome his Platte at his Carre hey unto Richard Banester frome his yate to the Mydell Dyche of the said Richard

Officers of this Court
Richard Banester
Lawrence Caunse
William Sutton
James Dandy Jurors

Officers Chosen and Sworne at the said Courte

Constables Thurstan Wignall Juror

Byrelawmen Lawrence Caunse, James Dandy the elder, Robert Johnson, Willm Dobson, Henry Walbanke, Willm Sutton Jurors

Mossereves James Dandy the elder, Hugh Abraham, Willm Dobson Jurors, Willm Sutton Jurors

Pynderes Thurstan Wygnall, Thomas Wygnall, Willm Jenkinson, Nycholas Tayleor, James Smythe Jurors, John dandy Jurors

Myselayers Hugh Abraham, Robert Johnson, Willm Dobson Jurors James dandy sen Jurors

Overseers of House harness and artyllery Richard Banester, James dandy the yonger jurors

Courte baylyffes Thurstan Wygnall, Robert Johnson Jurors

Examined by me Alexander Rygbye

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