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Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr21)

27.5.1624 (Thursday 27 May 1624)

document 33801525

it is shown also by the homage that Barth Church gentleman who lately held for himself and his heirs from the lord of this manor as of the same manor by copy of a court roll one parcel of a garden sometime of Robt Pierson one tenement with garden adjoining called Muggs alias Princes situated in Colne Church St one tenement with garden adjoining called Tredgolds lying in Colne St with a croft of land adjoining next to it called Grapnells with a certain way upon the western side of the aforesaid tenement to the aforesaid croft one parcel of land containing 3r now called Crossefeild and one parcel or croft of land called Sandpitt Croft containing by estimation 2a2r as by a roll of a court of the aforesaid manor it is clearly shown by the said homage in evidence he himself the aforesaid Barth was seised of the aforesaid lands and tenements as thus presented in the month of .4.1623 by committing the crime of murder upon a man and thereupon fleeing upon which through a capital inquest by the coroner for the county of Suffolk the aforesaid Barth Church was found guilty of the crime of murder on account of which same offence he is now attainted as an outlaw at the suit of our lord the king by reason of the same said crime and attainder he forfeited the aforesaid lands and customary tenements to the lord of this manor by way of escheat therefore there is now a precept to the bailiff of the aforesaid manor to seize into the hands of the lord all and singular the aforesaid customary lands and tenements etc and also that he should at the next court to be held for the aforesaid manor show by what right he carried out the aforesaid precept