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Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr21)

19.5.1619 (Wednesday 19 May 1619)

document 33601424

whereas at a view with court here held 10.4.1618 it was presented by the homage of that same court that Edw Wattson before that same court died and that at the time of his death he left two daughters living viz Eliz and Ellen and because the aforesaid Eliz and Ellen were then minors in years viz the aforesaid Eliz being 5yrs and the aforesaid Ellen 2yrs and they did not have any uncle at that court to whom their custody should be committed therefore their admission was then respited now at this court it is shown that the aforesaid Eliz and Ellen are the next heirs of the aforesaid Edw Wattson and should have the right to the one tenement with garden with appurtenances situated and lying in Holte St between a tenement late of Wm Stonnard towards the west and a certain garden of Jn Sparrowe towards the east of which premises the aforesaid Edw Wattson died seised in his demesne as of fee now to this court came the aforesaid Eliz and Ellen the aforesaid Eliz now being aged 6yrs and the aforesaid Ellen 3yrs6mths and humbly sought from the lord admittance to the aforesaid premises to whom the lord of the manor by his aforesaid steward granted thereof seisin to them to have to them and their heirs forever from the lord by the rod at the will of the lord etc and they gave to the lord their fine for their separate estates as is shown in the margin
fine 6li their fealty however was respited until etc and because the aforesaid Eliz and Ellen are under the age of fourteen years separately now to this court came Jas Pennock who is an uncle by marriage and the next heir apparent of the aforesaid Eliz and Ellen and he sought from the lord admittance to the custody of the aforesaid Eliz and Ellen as guardian and because no one else came to seek the custody therefore custody both of the bodies of the aforesaid Eliz and Ellen and of the aforesaid premises was committee to the aforesaid Jas Pennock to have to himself and his assigns until their separate ages of fourteen years then to return to them the rents and profits and meanwhile to find for them both food clothing and all other necessaries whatsoever and the aforesaid Jas now came into court and sought for himself admittance to the aforesaid premises to whom the lord by his aforesaid steward granted thereof seisin to him to have to him and his assigns during the minority of the aforesaid Eliz and Ellen from the lord by the rod etc and he made fealty and his fine for such custody was pardoned by the lord