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Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr21)

9.4.1619 (Friday 9 April 1619)

document 33600972

whereas at a court here held illegible text being 29.4.1614 Dorothy Rooks wife of Robt Rooks was admitted to 2a2r of land more or less lying in the aforesaid Colne late pertaining to a tenement sometime of Wm Spriggs to have for herself for the term of her natural lifetime and also at this same court Robt Rooks son of the aforesaid Robt was admitted to the remainder of the aforesaid premises after the decease of the aforesaid Dorothy to have to him and his heirs forever by the rod etc as by a roll of that same court it was clearly shown and appeared now at this court it is shown by the homage that after the last court and before this court both the aforesaid Dorothy Rooks and the aforesaid Robt surrendered their aforesaid separate estates of and in the aforesaid premises into the hands of the lord by the hands of Wm Smyth instead of the bailiff in the presence of Jn Read and illegible text customary tenants of this same manor the same testifying according to the custom of the aforesaid manor to the use and behoof of Rich Kempe his heirs and assigns forever to hold from the lord by the rod at the will of the lord etc now also to this court came the aforesaid Rich Kempe and humbly sought from the lord admittance thereof in the aforesaid manner and form to whom the lord of the aforesaid manor by his aforesaid steward granted thereof seisin to have to him and his heirs forever 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 also in this court sitting came the aforesaid Rich Kempe and surrendered the aforesaid premises with appurtenances into the hands of the lord by the hands of his aforesaid steward to the use and behoof of Rich Kempe himself and Joan his now wife for their lifetimes and to the longer liver and after their decease then the remainder thereof to the next heir of Rich himself forever to whom the lord of the aforesaid manor by his aforesaid steward granted thereof seisin to them to have to them for their lifetimes and to the longer liver 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 their separate estates and the aforesaid Rich Kempe made fealty to the lord the fealty however of the aforesaid Joan was respited until etc and thus they were admitted tenants of the lord in the aforesaid form