Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr23)

3.1.1656 (Thursday 3 January 1656)

document 34901638

whereas at a court held for the said manor 31.5.1626 Jn Potter and Helen his wife were admitted tenants for them and the heirs of the body of the said Jn upon the body of the said Helen begotten and for default of such issue to the right heirs of the said Jn to one grove of land called Little Reading lying in White Colne with the underwoods and brush in the same grove growing and to the houses thereupon built part of which said grove is converted into arable and pasture land now at this court it is presented by the homage that since the said court the said Helen died and the said Jn did survive her and that the said Jn since the last court died of the said premises sole seised and that Sam Potter is his son of his body upon the body of the said Helen begotten and right heir to the said Jn who being present in court prayed to be admitted tenant to the same 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 premises to the said Sam and to the heirs of his body by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the rents and services due and he gave to the lord for a fine
Sam Potter Little Reading