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Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr21 together with rough copy of rolls D/DPr38)

31.5.1626 (Wednesday 31 May 1626)

document 33901070

whereas at a court here held for the aforesaid manor 20.10.1625 it was shown by the homage of this same court that Jn Potter of Brambles who lately held for himself and his heirs by copy of a court roll according to the custom of the aforesaid manor one grove of wood called Little Redinge lying in White Colne with the underbrush and the brush growing in that same grove as by copy of a roll of court here held 12.12.1586 it is clearly shown died before that same court and that before his death he surrendered into the hands of the lord according to the custom of the aforesaid manor the aforesaid premises with dwelling places now built thereon to the use uses and intentions in his testament or last will as specified the tenor of which same said testament concerning the premises in these following words item I do give unto Jn Potter my eldest son and to Helen Potter the daughter of Jn Potter of White Colne aforesaid the elder yeoman whom my said son Jn intends by gods grace to marry and take to wife all those my lands tenements and hereditaments being copyhold to the manor of Colne Priory lying in White Colne aforesaid called by the name of Little Redinge to have and to hold the same premises to the said Jn Potter my son and to the said Helen Potter for and during the natural lives of the said Jn my son and of the said Helen Potter and the life of the longer liver of them and after their decease then to the use and behoof of the said Jn Potter my son and of the heirs of the body of the said Jn Potter my son upon the body of the said Helen Potter lawfully begotten or to be begotten and for default of such issue then to the use and behoof of the said Jn Potter my son and of his heirs forever upon condition that the said Jn my son his heirs or assigns shall pay or cause to be paid unto Agnes now my wife the yearly sum of 3li10s of lawful money of England at the feast of michaelmas and the annunciation by even portions or within ten days next ensuing either of the said feasts for and during the natural life of the said Agnes at or in the south porch of the parish church of White Colne aforesaid the first payment thereof to begin at whichsoever of the said feasts shall first happen or chance after my decease and if the said Jn my son his heirs or assigns shall make default of payment of the said sum of 3li10s in manner and form aforesaid then my will and meaning is and it shall be lawful to and for the said Agnes my wife to enter upon and to have hold and enjoy three closes or fields lying on the west side of my said house and adjoining to the land now in the occupation of Jn Bowles during her natural life as by the same testament in writing bearing the date 19.5.1623 here in court produced and approved under the seal of the ordinary it is clearly shown and appears now to this court came the aforesaid Jn Potter the son and the said Helen now his wife in person and humbly sought admission to be given to them of and in the aforesaid premises according to the tenor of the aforesaid testament to whom the lord by his steward granted and delivered thereof seisin by the rod to hold to themselves the aforesaid Jn the son and Helen for and during the term of their lives and to the longer liver and after their decease to the use and behoof of the said Jn Potter the son and the heirs of his body lawfully procreated or to be procreated upon the body of the aforesaid Helen and in default of such heirs then to the use and behoof of the said Jn Potter the son and his heirs forever upon the conditions stated above in the same said testament specified and declared by the aforesaid Jn Potter the father 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 the aforesaid Jn Potter the son and Helen gave to the lord fine and fealty and were admitted according to the testament and upon the aforesaid condition tenants etc