Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr21)

9.4.1629 (Thursday 9 April 1629)

document 34001605

at this court it was shown by the homage that Sam Brewer a customary tenant of this manor after the last court and before this court viz 29.10.1628 surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of Simon Ive instead of the bailiff in the presence of Edw Cresner and Mich Heyward two customary tenants of the aforesaid manor the same testifying according to the custom of the aforesaid manor all those messuages and tenements whatsoever known and called by the name Debnams containing 30a more or less to the use and behoof of Wm Meadowe son of Jn Meadowe of Wakes Colne yeoman and the heirs and assigns of the said Wm forever who present in court humbly sought admittance to whom the lord by the aforesaid steward granted and delivered thereof seisin by the rod to have the aforesaid 30a of land and other premises with appurtenances to the aforesaid Wm Meadowe 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 services and customs thereunto belonging and by right accustomed and he gave to the lord his fine and was admitted thereof tenant but because the aforesaid Wm is under the age of twenty one years viz aged 16yrs or thereabouts therefore custody both of the body of the said Wm and of the aforesaid lands was granted and given by the aforesaid steward to Jn Meadowe father of the said Wm until Wm should reach the age of twenty one years finding for the aforesaid Wm victuals clothing and other necessaries and faithfully returning to him thereof an account of the rents and profits of the lands and aforesaid tenements to the aforesaid Wm when he shall reach his full age and for such custody the aforesaid Jn Meadowe gave to the lord a fine and made fealty to the lord and was admitted thereof guardian and afterwards in the same court and the court sitting the lord in person granted to the aforesaid Jn Meadowe licence to cut down twenty upright timber trees and twenty six pollingers growing throughout the 30a to build therewith a house or building upon any part of the premises wherever the aforesaid Jn Meadowe sees fit and for such licence he gave to the lord a fine etc