Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr21)

19.2.1606 (Wednesday 19 February 1606)

document 33101393

whereas at a view with court here held 25.9.1565 Thos Leffingwell was admitted tenant of the lord for himself and his heirs by the surrender of Thos Waller to one croft of land called Catescrofte containing by estimation about 2a2r and lying in the said Earls Colne and abutting at one head upon the king's highway leading from the said Earls Colne towards Colne Ingayne and the other head thereof abutting upon the lands sometime of Jn Clarke as by the metes and bounds it is clearly divided and shown and according to copy of a certain court roll it is clearly shown now at this court it is shown by the homage that the aforesaid Thos Leffingwell after the last court and before this court being in extremis surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of Wm Catt instead of the bailiff in the presence of Robt Rookes and Edw Clement two customary tenants of this manor the same testifying the aforesaid croft of land among others to the use and behoof of Agnes Leffingwell daughter of the said Thos and her heirs forever as is shown by the last will of the said Thos Leffingwell bearing the date 6.1.1606 the tenor of which in the following english words viz item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Agnes Leffingwell and to her heirs forever all that part of my house or tenement from the entry towards Colne church with a parcel of the yard leading to the pond even with the said parcel of the house and also a parcel of ground called Katescroft and a certain parcel of ground Tenn Acre Fenn containing 6a more or less to her and her heirs forever according as the last aforesaid testament and last will of the said Thos Leffingwell clearly shows and demonstrates who the same said Agnes Leffingwell present here in court sought admittance to the premises according to the tenor and effect of the will or testament of the said Thos Leffingwell but because the aforesaid surrender was void for the aforesaid parcel of messuage and the aforesaid lands called Tenn Acre Fenn as stated above in this court is clearly shown therefore the aforesaid Agnes was not admitted to the same but only to the aforesaid parcel of land called Cates Croft which the aforesaid Thos Leffingwell was seised of in his demesne as of fee and was not admitted to a parcel of land or tenement called Clarks of which the said Thos Leffingwell was seised for himself and his male heirs the lord by his said steward granted thereof seisin to her to have for herself and her heirs to hold from the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the manor by the rents and services thereunto belonging and by right accustomed and she gave to the lord her fine as is shown in the margin     and was admitted thereof tenant