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The Manor Rolls Of Moulton Suffolk

Copied from the handwritten notes made by the Rev Philip Brereton M.A, who translated the Manor Rolls from the Latin. (Rector of Moulton 1928-1947) Dr John Dean assisted me with the rewriting of the Rolls. It is not known whether these are all or just part of the Manor Rolls. Descriptions of words not in common use today are included to make meanings more understandable. e.g. A small field or enclosure; a close or croft

John Gunson, Village Recorder, January 2000

Pat Rolls Of Edward I, 1281

Edward de Cesselis, parson of the Church of Moulton near St Edmunds v John Bunting of Moulton and Robert Tidy of Moulton and including a tenementdwelling house or any permanent property that  is held in. (Edward de Cesselis was Rector of Moulton in 1280).

Stowe Charter No 220, 1349Simply click for more information

Alexander Gerrard to John de Cheveley, 3 rodsMeasure of length  (16.5 feet) in Spittlefields bounded. "Let present and future know that we Alexander Gerrard and Alan Gerrard have given and granted and by this our present charter have confirmed to John de Cheveley, his heirs and assysns, 3 rods of arable land lying in the field of Moulton called Spittalfield". .......one side abuttingbordering on on the .......way leading from Kentford to Newmarket and one........in the same field.

Stowe Charter No 219, 1358Simply click for more information

Edmund Franceys to Geoffrey Smith and Beatrice his wife, a messuageDwelling house with outbuildings or Manor House in Moulton next to the river on one part, the messuage of Thomas Andrew and Walter Cheter and abuttingbordering on on one side on the Manor of Moulton called Dayneng and the other on the common way. (Endorsed "Make this Manor of Dayneng, must be French Hall Close"). "Let present and future know that I, Edmund Franceys of Moulton have given and granted by this my present......have confirmed to Geoffery or (Wilfred) Smith, (Galfro Falso) of the same ............

Stowe Charter No 224, 1412Simply click for more information

John Landwade and Richard Taylor of Moulton, a messuageDwelling house with outbuildings or Manor House bounded to John Clerk, William Berds, John Stallon. 14 Henry 4th. "Let present and future know that I, John Lanwade and Richard Taylor of Moulton have given and granted......to John Clerk, capellanusA keeper of the sacred relics. OR One who officiates in a chapel; a chaplain. (Chaplin).

Stowe Mss No 225, 1423Simply click for more information

Feoffmentthe transference to a person of a fee or freehold estate by Henry Traes of Moulton, John Mason, capellanusA keeper of the sacred relics. OR One who officiates in a chapel; a chaplain. and John Dornynyk of Mildenhall, John Speed of Mildenhall and John Kyrkely of Ashley, to John Leighton of Moulton, Thomas Overeye and Peter Overeye of land at Moulton. Witnesses: John Lanwade, Robert Smyth, Richard Steppene etc. Given at Moulton 1 July, 1 Henry 6th. Lat 2 seals. (Endorsed:"Make how this is a little piece of land next old French Hall abuttingbordering on on John Honey east).

Stowe Mss No 226, 1424Simply click for more information

Feoffmentthe transference to a person of a fee or freehold estate by Henry Traes of Moulton for John Mason, chaplin, John Dornynyk of Mildenhall, John Speed of Mildenhall and John Kyrkely of Ashley, to Peter Overeye, Thomas Overeye, John Leighton and Richeard Melleman of Moulton, of land in Moulton. Witnesses: John Lanwade, Henry Steppene, Robert Smyth and others. Dated at Moulton on Monday after feast of Saint Thomas the Apostle. 3 Henry 6th, 24 Dec 1424, lat 2 seals. A long important deed mentioning Foxholes between the land of Robert Smyth on one side and land of the Rectory of the church of Moulton, on the north and abuttingbordering on to the west, on Buryway and one acre of land of lying above Buryway field in 2 ......between land of Stevenhall on the north and land of John Hory on the south and abuttingbordering on to the east on a field called Lee and to the west on ......called Brookfurlong and three rodsMeasure of length  (16.5 feet) of land in Prestynhofurlong, next to land of French Hall on the south and land of the Rectory of the Church of Moulton on the north, one side abuttingbordering on on the brook and another side abuttingbordering on on land of said Henry Traes and half acre of land lying in Prestynhofurlong aforesaid next the land of John Pepyr on one side and land of the aforesaid Rectory on the other side, one side abuttingbordering on on the brook, the other side abuttingbordering on on the land of the said Henry Traes etc.

Stowe Mss No 227, 1426Simply click for more information

Grant from John Harry and Gunnota his wife, of Moulton, to Henry Treas of Moulton, Thomas Overege, John Smyth and Walter Smyth of Moulton, of a messuageDwelling house with outbuildings or Manor House in Moulton. Witnesses: John Lanwade, John Leighton, John Cobbe etc. Dated at Moulton on Monday before the Prification of the Virgin 4 henry 6th, (28 Jan 1426). let 2 seals (1 imperfect) (Endorsed : "This messuage is that part of French Hall Close that lies next to the upper bridge").

Stowe Mss No 247, 1470Simply click for more information

Grant from Margeret Traes of Moulton in Suffolk, Widow, to John Cheyny of Fen Ditton County Cambridgeshire armigen. Thomas Heyham junior in West Suffolk armig, Thomas Loncaster senior, Thomas Loncaster junior and William Traes of County Suffolk, genarosi, of a messuageDwelling house with outbuildings or Manor House called Cheveleys in Moulton, formerlly owned by William Cheveley of Moulton, Robert Warner of Heygham Highan Green in Gazeley, County Suffolk and Nicholas Partrych of Mildenhall. Winesses: William Baldeuryn, William Parker, Richard Skynner etc. Dated at Moulton 28th January 9 Edward 4th (1470) Lat seal.

Stowe Mss No 288, 1471Simply click for more information

Quest claim by John Cheyne miles of Fen Ditton, Thomas Gudoke of Fen Ditton and Alice Traes, late of Moulton, to William Costyn and William Baldeuryn of a messuageDwelling house with outbuildings or Manor House (in Moulton) lately held by them all jointly by Feoffmentthe transference to a person of a fee or freehold estate of Walter Pepyr of Moulton Witnesses: John Coble, Richard Skynesse, John West etc. Dated 5th December 11 Edward 4 (1471). lat 3 seals (endorsed:"This must be the corner of French Hall Close next to the furthest bridge").

Stowe Mss No 248, 1491Simply click for more information

Conveyance By John Davy Of Moulton, Thomas Cotton Armiage, Robert Cotton mag, Andrew Benstede clericus, Thomas Heygham, John Heygham and Thomas Domand of Bury St Edmunds, to William Peper clericus of Cambridge, John Gilbert of Clare, John Puregold of Cambridge, Richard Edon of Cambridge and Nicholas Skyine of Moulton, of a messuageDwelling house with outbuildings or Manor House of lands at Moulton held by feoffmentthe transference to a person of a fee or freehold estate of Nicholas Neve of Stowmarket, John Cheston of Thurston, John Hog senior of Moulton and John Costyn of Moulton, with power of attorney to Robert Davy son of John Davy, aforesaid to deliver seisinThe act of taking possession of the same. Witnesses: Thomas Emson, John Rosse, Robert Duke and others. Dated at Moulton 16 February 14 Henry 7th (1499). lat 6 seals.

Stonehall Court, 1529Simply click for more information

In this court came the said Robert Bassett and acknowledged that he held from the lord, by copy of court roll tenancy date in the 14th year of the present King, a croft of land lying next the tenure of Elisabeth Weste on the N and abuttingbordering on towards the W on land of the college called Trinity Hall, and the E on the common way leading from Moulton to Chippenham by provisions of 12d per annum and suit of court. Also there came Laurence Costen and acknowledged himself tenant of the Lord by Copy bearing date in the 3rd year of the present King, of 4 acres of arable land, 2 acres of which lie in Trowey Field on the east side of the road leading from Moulton to Chippenham and the west side abuttingbordering on on the land of George Trace and two lie in the same field and abut to the west on the Lords land and to the east on land of the said Laurence Costen by provision of 2s per annum and suit of court. And the same Laurence Costen in counsel acknowledged that he held of the Lord by copy bearing date in the 13th year of the present King, half acre of land customary lying in the field called Downfield next to the Lords land in the south and free land of the same Laurence on the north and abutting to the east on the Kings highway leading from Moulton to Chippenham, by provision of 4d per annum and suit the court. Laurence Costen holds freely by charter a garden of 1 acre called Kempe's Yard, rent 1s. And the said Homageacknowledgement made by a fuedal tenant to his Lord, on receiveing investiture of a fee say that Richard Corbett of London holds of the Lord by copy of court roll a certain tenementdwelling house or any permanent property that  is held called Blakelinkland in Moulton by provision of 7s per annum and suit of court. There came........John Hayward and acknowledged that he held the Lord by copy leasing date in the said 14th year of the Present King, a pightleA small field or enclosure; a close or croft and 4.5 acres of land in Kentford End, with pertinances in Moulton and 2 acres of land lying in 2 pieces next to the land of Richard Caslet on the west and the land of Laurence Deken on the east and abuttingbordering on toweards the north on the Lord land in tenure of the said John Heyward and towards the south on land of the said Laurence Deken, by provision of 6s 8d per annum and suit of court. And came moreover John Saye and acknowledged that he held of the Lord by copy leasing date in the same 13th year of the present King, a garden containing half acre, called Gibb's Yard, by provision of 2s pr annum and suit of court. James Segren seeks the Lords leave to demise to William Sage to farm a customary tenement lately bought of the same William for a term of 3 years granted. James Skotman hold by charter a messuageDwelling house with outbuildings or Manor House in Moulton, next a customary tenement of the Lord in tenure of Richard Balwine to west and a pasture of land called Afrilton to south, rent 4d. Thomas Wrattenham presumptuously broke the Lords park of fold by taking out thence without leave of the Lords deputy a ....... taken by Laurence Costen and there imparked. Fined.Simply click for more information
Prior of house of Canons hold certain lands and pasture, rent 5s. The jury does not know whether by charter or copy. He is summoned to next court to show by what right. Prioress of the house nuns in Thetford, holds land, meadow and pasture in Moulton. Rent ? And that John Awdley out of land rendered back into the lords hands by the hand of Henry Mortlock in presence of other tenants of the Lord this witness: One courtyard curtilagearea attached to dwelling house with a farm built therein and an enclosed garden adjacent, containing about one acre, also 11 and half acres of land with a half acre of meadow lying in the fields and meadows of Moulton and also a pightleA small field or enclosure; a close or croft containing in length 6 perches and in width 2 perches with purtenancesThat which pertains or belongs to anything to the use of the said John Pott and Elizabeth his wife and his heires of the said John, to whom the Lord by his steward granted seisinThe act of taking possession to be held of them and their heirs of the said John. From the Lord by rodMeasure of length  (16.5 feet) at the Lords will according to the custom of the Manor by provision of 6s 6d per annum and suit to the Court, saving the right of each etc. And they give to the Lord in fine for such entrance.....and they make fealtyduty to the lord/fidelity to a superior and were admitted tenants. John Pott holds freely by charter 20 acres, lately acquired from John Aweye, rent 3s 4d. He did fealtyduty to the lord/fidelity to a superior for same. John Potts customary tenement is ruinous and in decay. He must repair under penalty. Also came Richard Baldwin and acknowledged that he held of the Lord by copy, bearing date in the 21st year of King Henry the 8th, a tenement with pertenances by provision of 2s 6d per annum and suit of Court. Also 2 acres of arable land in Lidgatefield, 2 acres of arable next the road leading to Cheveley, 3 acres of arable land in Mellwayfiled and one acre of land in Hollowfield, lying next the Lords land....into the hands of the farmer of the Manor, by provision of 4s 6d per annum and suit of Court, and so he paid the sum per annum and suit of court. Richard Baldwin's customery tenement is ruinous and in decay. He must repair.
Also that Robert Broughton clerk since the last court deed siesed in 2 acres of native land lying in Moulton, in the filed called "Hollowfield", that is to say between the land of Michael Skinner on the N and the land of George Trace gent on the S, abuttingbordering on towards the E, on the Kings highway leading from Moulton to Chippenhamd and towards the W on the land of the said George Trace, and that Roger Boughton is his brothers nearest heir and of full age, which Roger out of court rendered back into the lords hands by the hands of John Sage, in presence of diversVarious/several others of the lords tenants this witness, that these two acres of land with prutenances be for the use of Richard Stede, chaplin and his heirs to whom the Lord by his steward granted seisinThe act of taking possession to be held by him and his heirs of the Lord by rodMeasure of length  (16.5 feet) at the Lords will according to the custom of the Manor by provision of 2s per annum and suit of court saving the right of each........................, and each of the said Roger and Richard give to the Lord by fine etc. But the same Richard made fealtyduty to the lord/fidelity to a superior to the Lord, and was submitted tenant, whereupon the same Richard Stede came to that same court, and rendered into the hands of the Lord the said 2 acres of land with purtenancesThat which pertains or belongs to anything to the use of Robert Bassett and his heirs to whom the Lord by his steward granted seisin to be held by him and his heirs of the Lord by rod at the will etc, the aforesaid provision of 2s per annum be sent to the court, saving the right of each etc, and he gives to the Lord in fine for such entrance etc, and he made fealtyduty to the lord/fidelity to a superior to the Lord and was admitted tenant. "Also that the Master of the College of the Holy Trinity in Cambridge, who holds the Lord by copy of court roll diversVarious/several parcels of land, meadow and pasture in Moulton by services of 33s per annum and suit of court demised and handed over in farm to Elizableth Weste widow and James Weste her son, the said land meadow and pasture with purtenances by them indenture for the term of 20 years without licence of court in contempt of the land in danger of their disinheritence and contrary to the custom of the Manor. Therefore the aforesaid master being here at the next court and showing his aforesaid copy and the Lord responding concerning the aforesaid contempt, the aforesaid land meadow and pasture is forefeited in the Lords hands to be seised."Simply click for more information
Note: Clearly Trinity Hall which bore the title of "College or Hall of the Holy Trinity",. The master from 1525 to 1549 was the famous Stephen Gardiner, afterwards Bishop of Winchester. Trinity College under its present title was not founded until 1546.
"Also that William Costine out of Court surrendered back into the hands of the Lord by the hands of Robert Fryott, the Lords Tenants, in presence diversVarious/several other tenants this witness", 7 acres of land, also customary pasture with purtenances in Moulton lying in 12 parcels, of which 3 parcels lie in the field called Downfield, 4 parcels lie in Mellway field, one parcel lies in a field called Sievines hill, one parcel lies next Gazeley Way, one pightleA small field or enclosure; a close or croft the south end of which abuts on the same Gazeley Way and 2 parcels lying in Hollowfield, to the use of Roger Fryott and his heirs, to whom the Lord by his Steward granted to hold saving to himself and his heirs form the Lord by rodMeasure of length  (16.5 feet) at the Lords will according to the custom of the Manor, by ancient rents and provisions, debts and custom, namely 3s 4d per annum and suit of court........the right of each etc. And he gives to the Lord in fine etc. He made fealtyduty to the lord/fidelity to a superior to the Lord and was admitted tennant
Also came Henry Fryott and acknowledged that he held of the Lord by copy bearing date in the same 14th year of the present King, a cottage, a ...... and four acres of customary land, 2 acres of which lie in Woodcroft and another acre lie in a field called Gayjer, half acre lie in Clone Hill and half acre lies next Trowehill, by provisions of 4s 10d and suit of court. And Robert Fryott came and acknowledged that he held of the Lord by copy bering date of the 11th year of the said present King, a messuageDwelling house with outbuildings or Manor House and 10 acres of customary land, lateley William Weste's called Malewards, by provision of 7s per annum and suit of court. Also there came Marjory Fryott and acknowledged that she held fo the Lord freely by Charter, a garden with pightle of land adjoining the vicarage of Moulton abuttingbordering on on the Kings highway, there by provision of 14d per annum and suit of Court. Also that the cusomary tenementsdwelling house or any permanent property that  is held of Henry Fryott and Robert Fryott (Brothers), are ruinous and in decay, therefore etc.
"Which aforesaid jury say on their oath that Richard Fernshaw and Margaret his wife, lately wife of John Darye, outside the court rendered back into the Lords hands by the hands of John Saye(or Sage) in the presence of the tenants of the Lord this witness " a garden with a .....square house built on it, containing about half rodMeasure of length  (16.5 feet) of land as it lies in Moulton next Cobb's Slough moreover the then parcel of land called Woodcroft containing an estimated 30 acres of land either more or less, as it lies next a way called Woodgreen in Moulton aforesaid, to the use of John Pott and Elizabeth his wife, and to the heirs of John a .......To whom the Lord by his Steward has granted to hold in seisinThe act of taking possession to them and their heirs of John, form the Lord by rod, at the Lord will according to the custom of the Manor. There must be rendered then to the Lord and his heirs rents and provisions according to the dues and custom, namely for the aforsaid garden and house built theron...........per annum and for the aforesaid 30 acres of land called Woodroft, 6s 8d per annum and suit to the Court, saving the right of each etc....and they give the Lord by fine for such entrance......as is clear in capite and they made fealtyduty to the lord/fidelity to a superior of the Lord and were admitted tenant. Also that Henry Mortlake since last Court died, seised of one customary tenement with purtenancesThat which pertains or belongs to anything in Moulton containing by estimation five and half acres of land from the Lord by provisions of 6s 6d per annum and suit of Court and that Margaret Pinder is his daughter and nearest heir and of full age, who came here into court and rendered and released back into the Lords hands all rights .........etc, in the said tenement with purtenances to the use of Richard Monson and his heirs to complete and fulfil the last will of the said Henry, there declared and approved. To which Richard Monson the Lord by his Steward granted to hold seised to himself and his heirs in the said form from the Lord by the rod at the Lords will accord to the custom of the Manor by the above mentioned rents and provisions, by debt and cutom saving the right of each.........and he gives in fine etc for entrance the aforesaid Margaret Pinder as appears in capite and the same Richard made fealtyduty to the lord/fidelity to a superior to the Lord and was admitted tenant. Also the said Richard Monson came and acknowledged that he held from the Lord by copy of roll of Court bearing date in the same 14th year of the present King, a messuageDwelling house with outbuildings or Manor House of 6 acres of land with a rod of meadow once in the tenure of John Pratt and lately in tenure of John, a Wood, by provision 4s 6d per annum and suit of court.
Richard Monson's customery tenement is ruinous and in decay. He must repair. Also that William Weste carpenter, since the last Court died seised in a pightleA small field or enclosure; a close or croft cutomary land, the west end of which abuts on the Kings highway and the east end on the Lords land and also of one acre of land (in the same pightle spectorate), of which half acre lies in a field called Lidgatewayfield, Simply click for more information
between land of Richard Corbett on the north and land of George Trace on the south and another half acre lies in the field called Hollowfield between the Lords lands on eigher side and abuts towards the east on the Lords land and towards the west on land of the said Richard Corbett and that James Waste is his elder son and nearest heir of full age to who the Lord by his Steward granted to hold seisinThe act of taking possession to himself and his heirs from the Lord by the rodMeasure of length  (16.5 feet) etc, saving the right etc and he gives to the Lord in fine etc and makes fealtyduty to the lord/fidelity to a superior to the Lord and he was admitted tenant etc. And the same James afterwards came her present in Court and gave back into the Lords hands the said pightle and acre of land in perpetuity to the use of Elizabeth Weste his mother and George Weste, son of the same Elizabeth and their heirs. To whom the Lord by his Steward granted to hold seisin to them and to their heirs from the Lord by rod at the Lords will......to the custom of the Manor by provision of 2s per annum and suit of court saving the right of each etc and they give the Lord in fine etc and make fealtyduty to the lord/fidelity to a superior to the Lord and were admitted tenants. Also that Thomas Wrottenham out of court rendered back into the Lords hands, by the hands of Henry Mortlake in presence of diversVarious/several and other tenants this witness, a customary messuage in a pightle of land adjoing to the use of Willaim Sage and his heirs and that afterwards the same William Sage sold half the messuage and pightle with pertinances to James Segur and his heirs and so it be found that the Lord by his steward grateful to the same James to hold seisin for himself and his heirs form the Lord by rod at the Lords will acc. to the custom of the Manor by provision of 2s per acre and suit to the court, saving the right of each etc, and so the said William Segru give to the Lord in fine etc, the same James made to the Lord fealtyduty to the lord/fidelity to a superior etc and was admitted tenant. James Segur's customary tenement is ruinous and in decay. He must repair. George Trace senior unjustly enclosed and hedged up a certain common way of the Lords farmers and tenants and other inhabitants of this town, needed for carting and recarting for all seasons, called a Harvest Way, used from ancient times for their common easment to the loss and injury of the community of this town. He must make two sufficient gates for the said road to be used hence forth as justice requests.

Stonehall Court, 1535Simply click for more information

Robert Bassett in mortalites surrendered for John Cullen clerk, vicar, vice bailiff, 2 acres enclosed native land in Hollowfield, between, land of Nicholas Skinner, N land of George Trace S, next Kings Road to Chippenham E land also face W, also a croft of native land between a holding of said Robert, S to that of Robert Weste N, of Trinity Hall land W and the road Chippenham E, to the use of Joan Bassett, his wife and heir. Rent 3/-
Note: John Cullen A.M. was vicar of Moulton in 1523 John, a Pott and other inhabitants hold freely by charter a medietyA half. Obs.OR spec. in Law. = moiety. Chiefly with reference to ecclesiastical benefices. OR Middle or intermediate state, position, or quality. Obs. OR Moderation. (Cf. mean n.2) Obs OR Math. The quality of being a mean between two quantities; hence = mean n.2 8. Obs of land containing 6 acres in Downfield between Stonehill Manor land south and north, next common heath west and land of George Trace and his Manor east. Rent a peppercorn. The other mediety is held from George Trace of his Manor of French Hall. Stephen Gardiner, Bishop of Winchester master or custodian of the college or Hall of Holy Trinity de Norwich in Cambridge and the fellows and scholars of the same, were granted by the Lord, 2 enclosed meadow pastures and 1 rodMeasure of length  (16.5 feet) of meadow, part of this Manor viz: (a) 1 acre pasture between the college curtilagearea attached to dwelling house north and pasture of George Trace senior, south, between Narrow Lane east and customary Manor land in tenure of George Weste, west (b) 1 acre of pasture called Copy Yard between pasture of George Trace, east, and Kings road, to Kentford, west, on Gazeley Lane south (c) 1 rodMeasure of length  (16.5 feet) of meadow, in a hollow stretching towards Kentford, south, of an acre of meadow called Holm Acre, Rent 4s Further the master asks leave to demise to James Weste or certain others to farm 34 and half acres of arable and 3 acres of customary meadow held of the Manor by copy of the court roll. 9 Henry 7th. Rent 1.8s.0d Also 2 pieces of enclosed pasture containing 2 acres 1 rod of meadow (as above), to be held the said James for a term of 20 years.

Stonehall Court, 1538Simply click for more information

Richard Monson surrendered a customary tenementdwelling house or any permanent property that  is held and 5 and half acres of land, lateley Henry Mortlake's to the use of John a Bolt. Rent 5s 6d. Elizabeth Ripley widow.....of Henry Mortlake released to John a Bolt all right of herself and heirs, to the above 5 and half acres. Richard Monson surrendered a messuageDwelling house with outbuildings or Manor House and 6 acres of land and 1 rodMeasure of length  (16.5 feet) of customary meadow, formerly in tenure of John Pratt and lately of James a Woode, to the use of John a Pott. Rent 4s 6d. James Skotmand dies since last court, seised of a messuage in Moulton between a customary holding in tenure of Richard Baldwine, West and the Lords pasture called Afrilton, south , held freely by charter. Rent 4s ........Skotman, aged 6 son and heir in guardianship of his mother Agnes. Richard Baldwin surrendered a cutomary holding of 9 acres of arable , viz: (a) 2 acres in Lidgateway Field (b) 2 acres next Cheveley Rd (c) 3 acres in Downfield above Brookfurlong (d) 1 acre in Mellwayfield (e) 1 acre next land lately in tenure of William Weste, carpenter, to the use of said Richard Baldwin and Robert Fyott and Joan his wife and heirs, of the same Robert . Rent 7s.

Stonehall Court, 1544Simply click for more information

Joan Bassett, widow, surrendered 2 acres of enclosed customary land in Hollowfield, between land farmed of Nicholas Skinner of afterwards Robert Bassett and now John Bassett N land of George Trace S, next Kingsway to Chippenhamd E land George Trace W, also a croft (as described), which Joan held by remainder of Robert Bassett, her late husband and appears in Court 27th of .................. to the use of John Bassett her son their heir.
John Heyward in extemis surrendered a pightleA small field or enclosure; a close or croft 4 and half acres of land........in Kentford End and 2 acres of land in 2 pieces (as described above), which John had of the Lords land as appears in court held die martis dominore in allis, next after in 14 Henry 8th. To the use of Philippa Heyward his wife and John his eldest son and their heirs. Tenants of the land of Trinity Hall to repari hedges which encrouched on land of Laurence Cerstire, called Kempes, containing 30 perches.
Thomas Germyn surrendered half acre of land enclosed with hedges and ditch between land, of George Trace, south land of Oliver Sparrow, north, next Millway, east and a meadow of George Trace, west, to the use of the same Mister Sparrow and Heirs. Robert Reye to be distrained in all his goods and chattelsmoveable possessions, if found in the bailewicklimit of the bailiffs authority in safe custody so that they shall be here at the next court ot make fealtyduty to the lord/fidelity to a superior and pay dues for each free holding in Moulton. James Segur surrendered a cottage in a curtilagearea attached to dwelling house containing one acre of land between Kings Way to south and land of the King lately in tenure of Laurence Costin, north, which James Segur surerendered to William Sage as appears in Court 21 Henry 8th, to the use of Thomas Fletcher and his heirs.

Stonehall Court, 1672 (October)Simply click for more information

And similarly at this Court it was found by homageacknowledgement made by a fuedal tenant to his Lord, on receiveing investiture of a fee that John Pytches, customary or native tenant of this Manor since the last Court namely on the 30th of April 1672, rendered back into the hands of the Lord of the Manor aforesaid by the hands of George Fyson and Jeremy Pytches, two customary tenants of the same Manor, a customary tenementdwelling house or any permanent property that  is held with prutenances to the work and use of John Spalding of Westley in the County of Suffolk, single man and his heirs and assyns. Under this condition however that if the aforesaid John Pytches hid heirs, executer administrators and assyns should well and truly pay or cause to be paid the full sum of 9s in and on 29th day of April, which shall be in A.D. 1673 at then house of Ambrose Mortlock situate and existing in Moulton aforesaid, that then the same rendering back and would be void otherwise it would remain in full price and at the same time at this Court it was found by the Homageacknowledgement made by a fuedal tenant to his Lord, on receiveing investiture of a fee that John Pytches lately customary or native tenant of this Manor died since last Court seised of a customary tenement with croft adjacent to the same, containing by estimation half acre, held of this Manor by copy or roll of Court and that Mary Pytches is his daughter and heir and about the age of one year and that no one came to the Court. The final proclamations was made..... And at that Court it was presented by the Homageacknowledgement made by a fuedal tenant to his Lord, on receiveing investiture of a fee that John Pytches ploughed a balk between two parcels of land in his occupation in Downfield abutting on Le......,called Le Thrift, and part of two balksridge of land left uncultivated or left as a boundary lying within 2 parcels of land in his occupation in Buryway Field abuttingbordering on on the way leading from Moulton to Bury and they enjoined him to restore the same as there were of old when he ploughed the lands thereto adjoining under penalty of forefeiting for each balk not then restored 10s..............Simply click for more information
And at this Court it was presented by Homageacknowledgement made by a fuedal tenant to his Lord, on receiveing investiture of a fee that John Pytches dug and ploughed a piece of land called Haven, lying between the fields called Buryfileds and Kentfordfields, therefore in ..... for each 3d and they enjoined him to restore the same as it was of old when he ploughed the lands thereto adjoining under penalty of foereiting of the Lord of the Manor 5s And at this Court it was presented by Homageacknowledgement made by a fuedal tenant to his Lord, on receiveing investiture of a fee that John Pytches ploughed 2 balksridge of land left uncultivated or left as a boundary lying in a field called Buryfield in a place called Foxhole Hill abuttingbordering on on Needham Path and they enjoined him to restore the same as they were of old when he ploughed the lands thereto adjoining under penalty of forefeiting to the Lord of the Manor 10s. And they chose John Pytches and Samuel Dawlyng to discharge the office of Constable within the town of Moulton for the year following. Which John and Samuel were sworn in to execute the office. Among the ........William Cocke. William Cocke is mentioned among the residents in Oct 1671. The 1672 Court says: "At this Court the land of the Manor aforesaid of his special grace by his aforesaid steward granted to William Cocke and Elizabeth his wife, seised by rodMeasure of length  (16.5 feet) in a certain tenement or cottage and a certain parcel of waste of this Manor, situated, lying and existing in a certain vicus (row of houses), called Gazeley Lane, which had been granted to John Betts and Helen his wife who died a long time before this Court for the (..............) of their natural lives and of the longer lived of them at the court held here on the 5th of October 1654, to he held by the aforesaid William and Elizabeth for the duration of their natural lives and of the longer lived of them and for their heirs of their bodies by rod at the Lords will according to the constitution of the aforesaid Manor for a rent of 5s per annum and the provisions customary among other native tenants of the Manor aforesaid. And they were admitted then as tenants and give to the Lord in fine 9s Among the jury George Fyson. George Fyson was among the tenants in Oct 1671. The 1672 Court says ; And at this Court it was found by the Homageacknowledgement made by a fuedal tenant to his Lord, on receiveing investiture of a fee that Dorothea Fyson (one of the daughters of George Fyson deceased), who held herself and her heirs a 4th part of one pightleA small field or enclosure; a close or croft, continaing half acre lying at a certain place called Kentford End and of 3 and half acres of land lying in 5 parcels and of 3 acres of land lying in 3 parcels, died since last Court and that Martha Fyson, Ann Fyson and Rose Fyson are her sisters and heirs. Martha aforesaid is about 20 years of age , Ann aforesaid about 16 years of age, Rosa aforesaid about 14 years of age.
Whereupon the aforesaid Martha, Ann and Rosa came by George Fyson by licence of the Court, their attorney and sought from the Lord ot the Manor that they be admitted tenant to the aforesaid premises, which the aforesaid Dorothea held and took to herself and her heirs at the Court held here on 15th of April A.D. 1667, as appears in the rolls of the same Court. To whom by their aforesaid attorney the Lord by his aforesaid Steward conceded and delivered by the rodMeasure of length  (16.5 feet) to be held by the aforesaid Martha, Ann and Rosa and their heirs by the rod, at the Lords will according to the contribution of the aforesaid Manor by rents and provisions etc. And they were admitted as tenants and give to the Lord in fine 13s 4d. And because this Court agrees that the aforesaid Martha, Ann and Rosa are age, therefore the custody of these persons and premises is committed to the aforesaid George, until they have come to full age. (Martha, Ann and Rosa come before the court again in 1674)

Stonehall Court, 1674Simply click for more information

"And to this Court came Martha Fyson, Ann Fyson and Rosa Fyson, customary or native tenants of this Manor and in full court they chose Mathew Prick to be the guardian of the same Martha, Ann and Rosa, for their lands and tenementsdwelling house or any permanent property that  is held customary holdings of that Manor during their minority. And the aforesaid Mathew in the same full Court came and had petitions of the Lord of the Manor aforesaid, that he be admitted as guardian for the aforesaid Martha, Ann and Rosa." Martha, Ann and Rosa are named among the customary tenants at the Courts in 1680 and 1683. George Fyson (d before Oct 1672) " " " -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- " " " " " " " " " " George (Query) Dorothea Martha Ann Rosa Stonehall Jury Customary tenant b 1652 b1656 b1658 1672, for Martha in 1667 of land -------------------------------------------------------Ann & Rosa in Kentford End Dorothea's heirs died between Oct 1671 and Oct 1672 (See Stonehall Court for 1672 with respect to Fyson).
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