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Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr22)

17.2.1631 (Thursday 17 February 1631)

document 34101262

and afterwards in the same court and the court sitting the aforesaid Sam Burton in person came and surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of the aforesaid steward the aforesaid two closes or parcels of land called Haines and Clotes with appurtenances to the use and behoof of Dionisia Hawksby wife of Jn Hawksby vicar of Earls Colne and before wife of Rich Lancaster doctor of theology deceased for the lifetime of the said Dionisia and after her decease to the use and behoof of Margt Lancaster second daughter of the said Rich Lancaster and Dionisia and the heirs of the body of the said Margt legitimately procreated and in default of such heirs to the use and behoof of Mary Lancaster first born daughter of the said Rich and Dionisia and the heirs of the body of the said Mary legitimately procreated and in default of such issue then to the use and behoof of the rightful heirs of the said Dionisia forever upon which came here into court the aforesaid Dionisia in person and the aforesaid Margt by Jn Hawksby her deputy and attorney and they humbly sought admittance according to the aforesaid surrender to whom the same said Dionisia and Margt by the aforesaid Jn Hawksby for the said Margt the lord by the aforesaid steward granted and delivered thereof seisin by the rod to have the said two closes or parcels to the said Dionisia Hawksby and her assigns for the lifetime of the said Dionisia and after her decease the remainder thereof to the aforesaid Margt and the heirs of her body legitimately procreated 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 the aforesaid Dionisia and Margt gave to the lord separately for their fines and the aforesaid Jn Hawksby and Dionisia made fealty but the fealty of the said Margt was respited because she was under age and thus they were admitted tenants etc and afterwards into the same court and the court sitting came the aforesaid Nich Pierce and Alice his wife Alice herself solely and secretly examined by the aforesaid steward as is the custom and surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of the aforesaid steward and by licence of the lord for themselves and the heirs and assigns of the said Alice remitted relaxed and quitclaimed all their right estate title and interest whatsoever of and in the aforesaid two closes or parcels of the aforesaid land with appurtenances to the aforesaid Dionisia Margt and Mary and their heirs forever according to the form and effect of the aforesaid surrender and for such a licence they gave to the lord for a fine etc