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Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr23)

4.11.1657 (Wednesday 4 November 1657)

document 35000274

whereas at a court specially held for the said manor 3.6.1656 Mary the wife of Jn Morley gentleman Eliz Nevill Grisel the wife of Hen Wealls gentleman Bridget Nevill and Margt the wife of Math Butcher the younger gentleman sisters and coheirs of Rich Nevill gentleman deceased were admitted tenants to them and their heirs in coparcenary to one croft of land called Whitecroft and one parcel of land called Beanfield Welfield and Bamble and a croft of land called Mundons Croft and one other croft called Murdons and one garden called Murdons and one garden called Buggs Garden and one pasture land enclosed in two parcels upon part whereof a tilekiln was lately built and a parcel of land with a garden or grove adjoining called Sturpitts and a tenement with a garden adjoining called Doddingpolehoe and a tenement called Wanstaves and a croft of land called Howletts and a croft of land with an aldercarre called Smiths and a croft of land late of Jn Sexton and one tenement late of Rich Hoe and the pasture upon The Hoe late of Jn Wallis and a garden called Hegges Garden with a lane lying between the lands late of the earl of Oxford called Bridgemans and a croft called Teynter Croft and whereas at the same court the said Hen Wealls and Grisel his wife the said Grisel being by the steward solely and secretly examined and consenting did surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hand of his said steward all their fifth part of the said lands and tenements and all their and either of their purparty part and estate in the said lands and tenements to the use of the said Math Butcher his heirs and assigns and the said Math was then admitted tenant to the same accordingly now at this court it was presented by the homage upon the testimony of the said Jn Joscelyne steward of the said manor that since the last court that is to say upon 14.7.1656 aforesaid the said Math Butcher did come before the said steward and did by the rod surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands of his said steward according to the custom of the said manor all that his fifth part of the said lands and tenements which he had as aforesaid by the surrender of the said Hen Wealls and Grisel his wife with the appurtenances to the use and behoof of Ralph Josselin of Earls Colne clerk and of his heirs and assigns forever and it was further presented by the said homage upon the testimony of the said steward that the said Math Butcher and Margt his said wife did upon 14.7.1656 aforesaid come before the said steward and the said Margt being by the said steward solely and secretly examined and consenting they the said Math and Margt did by the rod surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands of the said steward all that fifth part of the said lands and tenements which the said Margt had to her and her heirs as one of the sisters and coheirs of the said Rich Nevill as aforesaid with the appurtenances and all the purparty part and estate of the said Margt in the said premises to the use and behoof of the said Ralph Josselin his heirs and assigns forever and thereupon the said Ralph Josselin desired to be admitted tenant to the said two fifth parts of the said lands and tenements 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 two fifth parts of the said lands and tenements with the appurtenances to the said Ralph Josselin his heirs and assigns 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 he gave to the lord for a fine and did his fealty
Ralph Josselin to two fifth parts of Whitecroft etc