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Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr23)

3.6.1656 (Tuesday 3 June 1656)

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the sisters of Rich Nevill to Tredgolds etc whereas at a court held for the said manor 27.12.1639 Rich Nevill gentleman was admitted tenant to him and his heirs to the moiety of one customary croft of land called Tredgolds also Glasiers and to one customary parcel of land lying at the west end of Brockhole late of Jn Bird 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 hi s 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 same premises the bailiff of the said manor was commanded to seize the said premises into the lord's hands etc and a seizure was made accordingly and whereas at a court held for the said manor 4.1.1656 none came after the second proclamation thrice made according to the custom of the said manor to take the premises out of the lord's hands and to be admitted tenant to the same the said seizure was continued now at this court it was presented by the homage that Mary wife of Jn Morely gentleman Eliz Nevill Grisell the wife of Hen Wealls 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 his said steward did grant and deliver thereof seisin by the rod to have and to hold the said moiety of the said croft of land called Tredgolds also Glasiers and the said parcel of land lying at the west end of Brockhole late of the said Jn Bird to the said Mary Eliz Grisell Bridget and Margt and to their heirs and assigns forever 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 their fine and so were admitted tenants