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Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr21)

15.10.1624 (Friday 15 October 1624)

document 33801857

whereas at a court here held for the aforesaid manor 27.5.last it was shown by the homage of this court that Barth Church gentleman was lately seised for himself and his heirs among other things of and in one parcel of garden of a certain Robt Pierson gentleman containing in length 6rod 4ft and in breadth 9ft lying in Colne St viz between the rest of the aforesaid garden of the aforesaid Robt Pierson called Grapnells on one part towards the west and a parcel of garden late parcel of the said garden called Grapnells late of Geo Beeston and afterwards of Barth Church on the other part towards the east held of the aforesaid manor by copy of a court roll and that he himself being thus seised thereof in the .4.1623 committed the crime of murder upon a man and for such same offence he was attainted by outlawry at the suit of our lord the king now by reason of which same said crime and attainder the aforesaid parcel of garden among other things was found forfeit to the lord of the aforesaid manor as by a roll of the court here cited above it is clearly shown by which same said precept the aforesaid premises the aforesaid parcel of garden among others was seized into the hands of Rich Harlakenden esq lord of the aforesaid manor and he himself is thus legitimately seised thereof now at this court through his grace he specifically granted out of his hands the aforesaid parcel of garden to Jn Church gentleman the natural brother of the aforesaid Barth and his heirs to whom the same said Jn present here in court the lord by his aforesaid steward granted and delivered thereof seisin by the rod to have to him the aforesaid Jn Church his heirs and assigns forever 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 made therefore fine and fealty to the lord and was admitted etc