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Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr23)

3.6.1656 (Tuesday 3 June 1656)

document 34901802

whereas at a court held for the said manor 27.12.1639 Rich Nevill gentleman was admitted tenant to him and his heirs to one croft of land called Whitecroft and to one parcel of land called Beanefeild Welfeild and Bamble and also to one croft of land called Murdons Croft and to one other croft of land called Murdons and to one garden called Murdens and to one garden called Buggs Garden and to one pasture land enclosed in two parcels upon one whereof was lately built a tile kiln and to one parcel of land with a garden or grove adjoining called Sturpitts and to one tenement with a garden adjoining called Doddingpole Hoe and to one tenement called Wanstaves and to one croft of land called Howletts and to one croft of land with and aldercarr called Smiths and to one croft of land late of Jn Sexton and to one tenement late of Rich Hoe and the pasture upon The Hoe late of Jn Wallis and to one garden called Heggs Garden with a lane lying between the lands late of the Earl of Oxford called Bridgemans and a croft of land called Teynter Croft and whereas at a court held for the said manor 17.1.1655 it was presented by the homage that the said Rich Nevill since the then last court died thereof so seised without heir of his body but who was his next heir the homage knew not and thereupon because that after proclamation thrice made according to the custom of the said manor none came to be admitted tenant to the said premises the bailiff of the said manor was commanded to seize the said lands and premises into the lords hands etc and a seizure was made accordingly and whereas at a court held for the said manor 3.1.1656 none came after the second proclamation thrice made according to the custom of the said manor to take the said lands and tenements out of the lord's hands and to be admitted tenant to the said premises the said seizure was continued now at this court it was presented by the homage that Mary the wife of Jn Morley gentleman Eliz Nevill Grisell the wife of Hen Weals gentleman Bridget Nevill and Margt the wife of Math Butcher the younger gentleman are sisters and coheirs of the said Rich Nevill and are all of their full age of twenty one years and thereupon the said Mary Eliz Grisell Bridget and Margt being present in court agreed with the lord for the discharge of the said seizure and for their fine and desired to be admitted tenants to the said premises to which said Mary Eliz Grisell Bridget and Margt the lord of the said manor by the said steward did grant and deliver thereof seisin by the rod to have and to hold all and singular the premises with their and every of their appurtenances to the said Mary Eliz Grisell Bridget and Margt and to their heirs and assigns in coparcenary 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 their fines and so were admitted tenants and afterwards in the same court and in open court the said Hen Wealls and Grisell his wife did come in their own persons and the said Grisell being by the said steward solely and secretly examined as the manner is and consenting they the said Hen and Grisell did surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands of his said steward one fifth part of the said croft of land called Whitecroft and of the said parcel of land called Beanefield Wellfield and Bamble and of the said croft of land called Mundon s Croft and of the said croft called Murdons and of the said garden called Murdons and of the said garden called Buggs Garden and of the said pasture enclosed in two parcels upon one whereof a tile kiln was lately built and of the said parcel of land with a garden or grove adjoining called Sturpits and the said tenement with the garden adjoining called Doddingpole Hoe and of the said tenement called Wanstaves and of the said croft called Howletts and of the said croft of land with an aldercarr called Smiths and of the said croft of land with the appurtenances late of Jn Sexton and of the said tenement late of Rich Hoe and of the pasture upon The Hoe late of Jn Wallis and of the said garden called Hegges Garden and of the lane lying between the lands late of the Earl of Oxford called Bridgemans and the said croft of land called Teynter Croft in five parts to be divided and all their purparty part estate and interest of the said Hen and Grisell of and in the said premises to the use and behoof of the said Math Butcher the younger and of his heirs and assigns forever who being present in court desired 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 fifth part and all the purparty part estate and interest of the said Hen and Grisell of and in all and singular the said premises to the said Math Butcher his heirs and assigns forever 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 due and of right accustomed and he gave to the lord for his fine and did his fealty
Math Butcher the younger to one fifth part of Whitecroft etc above the sisters of Rich Nevill to Whitecroft etc