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Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr22)

1.6.1650 (Saturday 1 June 1650)

document 34800021

whereas at a court here held 18.5.1630 it was presented by the then homage of the court that Barth Church customary tenant of the aforesaid manor after the then last court viz 29.4.1629 surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of Simon Ive instead of the bailiff and in the presence of Jn Hawksby clerk and Rich Kempe two customary tenants of the aforesaid manor etc among other things one customary field called Tenn Acres then divided into two closes and two parcels of land called Readings and one croft of land called Stonebridge Crofte by name all his customary lands and tenements held of the aforesaid manor to the use and intention of his last will and testament and that afterwards viz 11.1.1630 the aforesaid Barth made his testament and last will in writing and that by his said testament he gave and bequeathed the aforesaid field called Tenn Acres the aforesaid two parcels of land called Readings and the aforesaid croft of land called Stonebridge Croft to Rose Church his mother for her lifetime and after her death to Mary Church sister of the said Barth and the heirs of the said Mary forever and afterwards and before the said court he died thus seised thereof and whereas at the said court the aforesaid Rose was admitted tenant of the lord to the premises according to the tenor of the aforesaid testament as by the roll of the aforesaid court it plainly appears who the same said Rose is at this time in full health and holds the premises for her lifetime now to this court came the aforesaid Mary Church by Robt Crowe in the part of her attorney and deputy and humbly sought admittance to her remainder of the premises to whom the same said Mary by the hands of her attorney and deputy the lord by the aforesaid steward granted and delivered thereof seisin by the rod the aforesaid remainder of the field parcel of land and croft when they should occur by the death of the said Rose to the aforesaid Mary her 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 she gave to the lord for a fine but her fealty was respited until etc