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Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr23)

31.12.1651 (Friday 31 December 1651)

document 34801780

and whereas at a court held for the said manor upon 28.12.1638 the said Hen Ennew was admitted tenant to him and his heirs to one parcel of land called Loveland otherwise Lovenyes containing by estimation 10a lying in Earls Colne and whereas at a court held for the said manor upon 16.1.1650 it was presented by the homage that since the then last court that is to say upon 23.11.last it was presented by the homage that the said Hen Ennew did surrender into the hands of the lord by the hands of the said Jn Joscelyne steward of the said manor the said parcel of land amongst others to the uses and purposes in his last will mentioned now at this court it was presented by the homage that since the last court the said Hen Ennew died thereof seised whereupon at this court came Phil Ennew executor of the last will and testament of the said Hen in his own person and Wm Ennew grandchild of the said Hen by the said Phil his guardian and showed forth in court the last will and testament of the said Hen in writing bearing date 20.11.1649 the tenor whereof concerning the premises is in these words item I give to Wm Ennew my grandchild all those my messuages lands and tenements with every of their appurtenances situate lying and being within the several parishes of Aldham Fordham Earls Colne and Copford by what names or name the same premises or any of them are called or known to have and to hold to the said Wm Ennew my grandchild at his age of twenty three years and to the heirs male of his body lawfully begotten and for want of such issue to Hen Ennew my grandchild and to the heirs male of his body lawfully begotten and for want of such issue to the right heirs of Hen my son forever provided always and my will and meaning is that until my said grandchildren Hen and Wm shall accomplish their said several ages of twenty three years my executor hereafter named shall receive and take the rents issues and profits of all my said manor messuages lands and tenements hereby devised to them respectively for and towards the payment of my debts and legacies and towards their education and maintenance and payment of their fines and in and by his said will did appoint and nominate the said Phil Ennew to be executor of his said will as by the said will in due form of law proved it doth and may more fully appear and thereupon the said Phil Ennew in his own person the said Wm by the said Phil his attorney and deputy in that behalf did humbly pray to be admitted to the said parcel of land with the appurtenances according to the tenor of the said will to which said Phil in his own person and to the said Wm by the hands of the said Phil his attorney and deputy the lord of the said manor by his said steward did grant and deliver thereof seisin by the rod to have and to hold the said parcel of land with the appurtenances to the said Phil Ennew and his assigns until the said Wm shall attain his age of twenty three years to the intents and purposes in the said will mentioned and from and after the said Wm shall attain his said age to have and to hold the said parcel of land with the appurtenances to the said Wm and the heirs male of his body of the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the rents services and customs due and of right accustomed and they gave to the lord for a fine and the said Phil did his fealty