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Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr21)

4.4.1616 (Thursday 4 April 1616)

document 33500782

item it is shown by the homage that Robt Churche of Earls Colne doctor of theology customary tenant of this manor after the last court and before this court by his surrender here in court produced bearing the date 22..1615# surrendered into the hands of the lord of the aforesaid manor by the hands of Robt Cobb in the presence of Jn Churche Edw Cressner gentleman and Sam Brewer customary tenants of the said manor according to the custom of the aforesaid manor his lands tenements and inheritance held of the said manor to the use and intention mentioned and declared in the last will and testament of Robt Churche himself bearing the date 19.11.16 15 which same said last will produced here in court and by the same it is shown and appears that the aforesaid Robt Churche gave and bequeathed among others one tenement and eleven crofts of land and garden containing by estimation 23a2r more or less called Clarks to the use and behoof of Barth Churche son of the aforesaid Robt his heirs and assigns forever provided always that if the aforesaid Barth dies before his full age of twenty one years then the aforesaid lands and tenements with appurtenances should remain thereof to Mary Churche one of the daughters of the aforesaid Robt to her heirs and assigns forever and now to this court in person came the aforesaid Barth Churche and humbly sought admittance to the premises according to the form and effect of the last will and testament aforesaid whereof the lord of the manor by his aforesaid steward granted seisin to him to have and to hold the aforesaid tenement with appurtenances to the aforesaid Barth Churche his heirs and assigns forever according to the form and effect of the aforesaid last will and testament 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 he gave to the lord his fine and was admitted thereof tenant and fealty was respited until etc