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Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr23)

2.11.1653 (Wednesday 2 November 1653)

document 34900366

whereas at a court held for the said manor 13.10.1637 it was presented by the homage that Sam Burton the elder did since the then last court surrender into the hands of the lord amongst other things one tenement with the garden adjoining called Tredgolds and a croft of land to the same next adjoining called Grapnells with a way lying on the west side of the said tenement leading out of the highway to the said croft held by the yearly rent of 2s3d and one parcel of a garden late of Robt Person used with the said tenement containing in length 6rod4ft and in breadth 9ft more or less held by the rent of 4d to the use of his last will and whereas the said Sam did make h is last will in writing bearing date 28.8.1637 the tenor whereof concerning the premises in these words item I give and bequeath to Ann my well beloved wife all my household land and tenement being customary with the appurtenances edifices yards orchards gardens with the close of land lying on the backside of the said house for and during her natural life item I give and bequeath to Wm Burton my youngest son the reversion and remainder of all that messuage or tenement customary wherein I now dwell with the edifices yards orchards gardens with all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging together with the close of land lying on the backside thereof to have and to hold the said messuage with the appurtenances together with the said close of land to the said Wm and his heirs forever immediately from and next after the decease of the said Ann and my will and meaning is that if my son Wm shall depart this life without any issue before he shall enjoy his portion as aforesaid that then my son Rich shall have the house and croft aforesaid bequeathed to my son Wm as aforesaid paying out thereof to my daughter Mary the sum of 50li of lawful money of England within six months after the decease of Ann my wife and my will and meaning is that if my daughters Mary and Grace or either of them shall depart this life without issue before their portions shall grow due that then the portion and portions of either of them so deceased shall be equally divided amongst the rest of my children then living as by the said will duly proved and now produced it doth more fully appear and afterwards and before the said court the said Sam died at which said court the said Ann was admitted according to the said will now at this court it was presented by the homage that the said Wm in the lifetime of the said Ann and before he did enjoy his portion aforesaid died without issue and that the said Rich divers years since died and that Jacob Burton of the age of 9yrs or thereabouts is his son and heir and that the said Ann since the last court died whereupon the said Jacob did come and humbly prayed to be admitted tenant to the said tenement and premises according to the said will to whom 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 tenement and premises with their appurtenances to the said Jacob his heirs and assigns upon the condition in the said will mentioned 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 for the same respectively due and 10li10s is assessed for the fine for the admission of the said Jacob to be paid to the lord his executors or assigns upon 1.3.next betwixt the hours of one o'clock and four o'clock in the after noon of the said day at or in the south porch of the church of Earls Colne
Burton Tredgolds etc