Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr21)

16.4.1623 (Wednesday 16 April 1623)

document 33801042

agreement between the lord and tenants at this court and in this full court the aforesaid chief pledge with homage delivered into the hands of the said steward a certain writing or document containing a certain agreement or concord between the lord of this manor and the tenants of the same made before then and sought for it the matter continually to be remembered to be written down and enrolled in the rolls of this court which same said petition the lord also gave agreement for the tenor of which same agreement in these following words the concord order and agreement made 26.7.20Jas1 between Rich Harlakenden esq lord of the manor of Earls Colne and Colne Priory of the one part and Hen Abbott Edw Cresner gentleman Sam Brewer Jn Brewer Jn Reade Thos Prior Thos Hales Sam Game Jn Potter Xoph Isaack and Thos Aylett and others tenants of the said manor by the mediation of Jn Wakering and Francis Sidnor aforesaid parties or any tenant or tenants their heirs or assigns or any of them by any trial examination of witnesses or other matter of prosecution or proceedings in the said court of star chamber or at the common law concerning the premises and that the said parties shall do their best endeavours at their equal charges respectively to withdraw the said suit in the star chamber it being between the lord and tenants and to have licence of the same court for the same purpose and that the defendants therein shall at the costs and charges of the plaintiff do any act reasonable for the taking out suppressing or making void of the depositions and proceedings in said court of star chamber that may any way prejudice or discredit any witness or the plaintiff's court rolls moreover it is agreed that this order final concord and declaration shall be enrolled in the court rolls of the said manors for a perpetual peace and memorial of the premises and that for the further confirmation ther eof the tenants at their costs and charges shall have the same decree in his majesties honourable court of chancery and that the said Rich Harlakenden shall do such act and acts as shall be reasonably required for the performance thereof at the tenants like costs and charges