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Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr22)

18.5.1630 (Tuesday 18 May 1630)

document 34100579

and furthermore at this court it is shown by the homage that Barth Church gentleman customary tenant of this manor after the last court and before this court viz 29.4.1629 surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of Simon Ive instead of the bailiff in the presence of Jn Hawksby clerk and Rich Kempe two customary tenants of the said manor the same testifying according to the custom of the aforesaid manor among other things one customary field called Ten Acres now divided into two closes and two closes or parcels of customary land called Readings and one other customary croft called Stonebridge Croft namely all lands and tenements and hereditaments customarily held of the aforesaid manor to the use and intention of his last will and testament and afterwards viz 11.1.1630 the aforesaid Barth Church made his testament and last will in writing signed and approved under the seal of the ordinary of this area it was produced and shown here in court by which it was agreed by the court that the aforesaid Barth Church by his aforesaid testament willed and bequeathed the aforesaid customary field called Ten Acres and the aforesaid closes or parcels of land called Readings and the aforesaid customary croft called Stonebridge Croft to the aforesaid Rose Church widow his mother for her lifetime the remainder thereof after her decease to Mary Church sister of the aforesaid Barth and the heirs of the said Mary forever and afterwards and before this court the aforesaid Barth died thus seised thereof upon which came here into court the aforesaid Rose Church and humbly sought admittance to whom the lord by the aforesaid steward granted and delivered thereof seisin by the rod to have the aforesaid customary field called Ten Acres and the other premises with appurtenances to the aforesaid Rose Church and her assigns for the lifetime of the said Rose 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 she gave to the lord her fine and made fealty to the lord and was admitted thereof tenant