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Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr21)

29.4.1614 (Friday 29 April 1614)

document 33500383

it is shown by the homage that Robt Rookes who held for himself and his heirs from the lord of this manor at the will of the lord according to the custom of the aforesaid manor 2a2r of land more or less lying in the aforesaid Colne pertaining to a tenement sometime of Wm Sprigge as by a copy of a roll of a court here held tuesday being 21.6.1603 after the last court and before this surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of Jn Reade and Dan Lee and Thos Prior instead of the bailiff customary tenants of this manor the same testifying according to the custom of the aforesaid manor the aforesaid premises with appurtenances to the use and behoof of his testament and last will by which he gave and bequeathed the aforesaid premises with appurtenances to Dorothy his wife and her assigns for and during the whole term of the natural lifetime of Dorothy herself and after her decease to Robt Rookes son and heir of Robt himself and the heirs of Robt the son himself forever upon which now to this court came the aforesaid Dorothy by the aforesaid Robt her deputy and attorney in this part and the aforesaid Robt Rookes in person and sought from the lord admittance thereof for themselves to their separate estates of the premises according to the form and effect of the testament and last will to whom the lord by his aforesaid steward granted thereof seisin to have to the same said Dorothy and her assigns during the whole term of her natural life and after her decease to the aforesaid Robt and his heirs forever to hold from the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the aforesaid manor by the rents and services thereunto belonging and by right accustomed and they gave to the lord their fine for such their estates to have as is shown above and the aforesaid Robt made fealty to the lord and the fealty of the aforesaid Dorothy was respited until etc and thus they were admitted thereof tenants of the lord etc