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Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr22)

18.5.1630 (Tuesday 18 May 1630)

document 34100733

and furthermore it is shown by the homage that the aforesaid Barth Church 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 aforesaid manor the same testifying according to the custom of the aforesaid manor among other things one customary croft of land with appurtenances called Cates Croft in the tenure of the said Rich Kempe held of the aforesaid manor namely all his lands 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 place here in court produced and shown by which it is agreed by the court that the aforesaid Barth by his aforesaid testament willed and bequeathed the aforesaid customary croft of land called Cates Croft to the aforesaid Mary Church his sister and the heirs of the said Mary forever and afterwards and before this court the aforesaid Barth Church died thus seised thereof upon which came here into court the aforesaid Mary 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 croft of land called Cates Croft with appurtenances to the aforesaid Mary Church and her heirs 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 she gave to the lord her fine but fealty was respited because she was under age and thus she was admitted thereof tenant