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Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr21)

29.3.1627 (Thursday 29 March 1627)

document 34000719

whereas at a court here held thursday in easter week being 20.4.1598 Hen Byrd and Agnes his wife were admitted tenants of the lord by the surrender of Robt Pierson to the reversion when it should occur by and after the death of Joan Pierson widow of one tenement with garden adjoining with appurtenances called Mathewes Acre and to one piece of land with a certain well being in the same which was parcel of a tenement sometime of Thos Olmested and also to one croft of land with appurtenances called Olmestedds Croft with one barn at the southern edge built on the same said croft with appurtenances as by the metes and bounds etc and to one tenement with appurtenances called Flamemans and to one garden called Grapnells excepting and reserving thereof to the lord and his successors a certain broad way to lead and carry between the said garden and the dwelling house late of Barth Church and to one piece of a pasture and aldercarr containing by estimation 4a of land more or less lying in the aforesaid Colne late parcel of 10a of land called Tredgoulds Fen as the aforesaid piece lies between the lands of Jn Parker called Dagnall Hill towards the north and a common way there leading from Earls Colne as far as the common meadow and the said aldercarr called Tredgoulds Fen towards the south one head thereof abutting upon a meadow late of Jn Pennock towards the west as by the metes and bounds etc and also to 2a1r of land lying and being in Kemborne Meadow in the aforesaid Colne and also to 1a of land lying and being in Tredgould late parcel of the lands of Tredgoulds Fen late parcel of the demesne lands one head thereof abutting upon the common way leading to the common meadow on the southern part the other head thereof abutting upon a meadow called Curds Meadow on the western part another head thereof upon certain lands called Priestlands on the northern part another head thereof abutting upon the remaining land of Tredgoulds Fen on the eastern part and to one enclosed pasture called Lyttmans alias Newmans as by the metes and bounds etc to the use and behoof of the said Hen Byrd and Agnes his wife and the heirs of Hen himself forever as by a court roll here in court produced and shown it is clearly shown now at this court it is shown by the homage that the aforesaid Hen Byrd died seised of the premises the said Agnes at this time being alive and that Hen Byrd was his son and next heir who similarly died thereof seised and that Rich Byrd brother of Hen himself and son of the aforesaid Hen and Agnes was the next heir of the said Hen the son who the same said Rich Byrd after the last court and before this court died and before his death viz on 8.1.last surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of Rich Kemp and Thos Prior two customary tenants of the manor of Earls Colne and Colne Priory in the presence of Peter Mott instead of the bailiff the aforesaid premises to the use of the last will of the said Rich the tenor of which concerning the premises in the following words item I give unto Jn Lucas of Salcott Wigborrowe and to Mary his wife my younger sister and to the longer liver of them both all my customary lands and tenements lying in the parish of Earls Colne and now in the occupation of Wm Cosin Rich Kemp and Jn Bridge during the time of their natural lives and after their decease to Mary Lucas the elder daughter of the said Jn and Mary Lucas my sister and to her heirs forever as by a copy of the said will produced here in court it is clearly shown and appears who the same said Jn and Mary his wife present here in court sought admittance to the aforesaid premises according to the surrender and the aforesaid last will to whom the lord by his aforesaid steward granted thereof seisin to them to have to the aforesaid Jn and Mary during their natural lives and to the longer liver 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 services and customs thereunto belonging and by right accustomed and they gave to the lord their fine as is shown in the margin     and the said Jn made fealty to the lord and they were admitted tenants