Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr21)

9.8.1620 (Wednesday 9 August 1620)

document 33700819

the aforesaid homage present that before this Clem Cunnie late customary tenant of this same manor died who before his death surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of Simon Ive instead of the bailiff in the presence of Jn Pierson and Thos Smythe two customary tenants of the said manor the same testifying according to the custom of the aforesaid manor all his houses lands or tenements with appurtenances held of the aforesaid manor to the use and performance of his last will by which last will here produced in court and shown approved under the official seal bearing the date 12.1.1619 it is shown that the aforesaid Clem Cunnie gave and bequeathed among others one parcel of land now parcel of Kings Garden held of this same manor to the use and behoof of Hen Cunnie the elder son of the aforesaid Clem and his heirs forever the tenor of which same said last will concerning the premises in the following english words item I give unto Hen Cunnie my son all that my copyhold tenement with the appurtenances called Coopes holden of the manor of Earls Colne except the house and the yard now in the occupation of Thos Pilgrime to have and to hold to the said Hen and to his heirs forever from and after the decease of Dorcas now my wife as by the same said will it is clearly shown and furthermore it is presented that after the last court and before this court the aforesaid Dorcas died upon which to this court came the aforesaid Hen Cunnie and humbly sought from the lord admittance to the aforesaid parcel of land according to the tenor and effect of the last will of this aforesaid father to whom the lord by his aforesaid steward granted thereof seisin to hold for himself and his heirs according to the tenor and effect of the said last will 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 made fealty and was admitted thereof tenant of the lord