Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr22)

7.10.1643 (Saturday 7 October 1643)

document 34601318

and furthermore to this court came the aforesaid Geo Bentall and Ann his wife Ann herself solely and secretly examined by the steward of the court as is the custom and surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of the aforesaid steward one capital messuage with pond and yard with appurtenances now in the tenure of the said Geo and one part of a great orchard lying and abutting there upon a piece of land called Blakes as it was lately divided and one field called Homefield containing by estimation 4a of land and all their estate or other holdings in the premises or any parcel thereof with appurtenances excepting always and reserving to the said Ann and her heirs the hall room and kitchen parcel of the said messuage and the rooms above the said hall room and kitchen room and the other part of the said great orchard lying removed from the said parcel of land called Blakes as it was lately divided which same said messuage and other premises excepting the exceptions the aforesaid Geo and Ann took for themselves and the heirs of the body of the said Geo legitimately procreated upon the body of the said Ann the remainder thereof to the rightful heirs of the said Geo at a court here held 28.12.1638 as by a roll of the aforesaid court it is shown to the use and behoof of Antho Bentall of Halstead yeoman his heirs and assigns 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 and to hold the aforesaid capital messuage and other premises with appurtenances excepting the aforesaid exceptions to the aforesaid Antho Bentall h is heirs and assigns 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 for a fine and made fealty and was admitted tenant