Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr21)

27.5.1624 (Thursday 27 May 1624)

document 33801255

it is also shown by the homage that Jn Brewer senior out of court namely 2.1.1624 surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of Simon Ive instead of the bailiff in the presence of Hen Wade and Jn Wade two customary tenants the same testifying according to the custom of the aforesaid manor all his customary lands tenements and hereditaments whatsoever held of the aforesaid manor to the use and behoof of his testament or last will as set down and stated who the same said Jn Brewer senior made his testament or last will in writing bearing the date 2.1.1624 and by the same said his will among other things he willed and bequeathed as following item I do give and bequeath unto the said Jn my son and to his heirs all my copyhold land tenements and hereditaments whatsoever holden of Rich Harlakenden esq as of his manor of Colne Priory upon condition that the said Jn or his heirs shall pay unto Ann my daughter 5li of lawful money of England within four years next after my decease at or in the south porch of the parish church of Much Tey aforesaid and to my daughter Judith 5li of the like money at the place aforesaid within five years next after my decease as by the said testament here produced in court and approved now under the seal of the ordinary it is clearly shown and appears and afterwards the aforesaid Jn Brewer senior died and upon this now to this court came the aforesaid Jn Brewer the son in person and sough t for himself admittance to all and singular the aforesaid customary lands and tenements mentioned in the aforesaid testament or last will according to the tenor and intention of the surrender and the aforesaid last will to whom the same said Jn the son the lord by his aforesaid steward granted seisin to the premises by the rod to have to him and his heirs upon the condition specified in the aforesaid testament 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 customs and services thereunto belonging and by right accustomed and he gave to the lord his fine for his entry as is shown in the margin and made fealty and was admitted thereof in the aforesaid form tenant etc