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Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr23)

4.11.1657 (Wednesday 4 November 1657)

document 35000752

recovery of the premises whereas at a court held for the said manor 3.1.1656 Robt Abbott was admitted tenant to him and the heirs of his body to two crofts of land called Perriscrofts otherwise Cockscrofts and to a parcel of land with a pit in the same parcel of certain lands called Seddcopps now at this court sitting the court came Geo Andrews and did complain against the said Robt Abbott in a plea of land that is to say of 6a of pasture with the appurtenances in Earls Colne Essex and within the jurisdiction of this court and held of the lord of the said manor as of the said manor by copy of court roll at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor as his right and inheritance and into which the said Robt hath not entry but after the disseisin which Hugh Hunt unjustly and without judgement did to the said Geo within thirty years now last past and the said Geo doth make his protestation to follow his said plaint in the form and nature of a writ of entry sur disseisin in le post at the common law and did in court find pledges to prosecute his said plaint that is to say Jn Doe and Rich Roe and desired process according to the custom of the said manor against the said Robt that he be at the next court to be held for the said manor to answer to him the said Geo in his plea aforesaid and it was granted to him etc but the said Robt being present in court did freely appear and desired the licence of the court that he may be admitted to answer to the said Geo without any process to be directed against him and by the consent of the said Geo it was granted and thereupon the said Geo did demand against the said Robt 6a of pasture with the appurtenances in Earls Colne aforesaid and held of the lord of the said manor as of the said manor by copy of court roll etc as his right and inheritance according to the custom of the said manor and into which the said Robt hath not entry but after the disseisin which Hugh Hunt unjustly and without judgement did to him within thirty years now last past and whereupon he saith that he was seised of the said tenement in his demesne as of fee and right according to the custom of the said manor in the time of peace in the time of the reign of Charles late king of England etc by taking thereof the profits to the value etc and thereupon doth bring suit and thereupon the said Robt in his own person did come and doth defend his right etc and doth call thereof to warrant Robt Lea who being present in court did freely warrant the tenement aforesaid to the said Robt Abbott whereupon the said Geo did demand against the said Robt Lea tenant by his warranty the tenement aforesaid with the appurtenances in form aforesaid and saith that he was seised of the said tenement with the appurtenances in his demesne as of fee and right etc by taking the profits etc and thereupon doth bring suit and the said Robt Lea tenant by his warranty aforesaid doth defend his right etc and saith that the said Hugh Hunt did not disseise the said Geo of the tenement aforesaid in manner and form as the said Geo by his plaint aforesaid hath supposed and for this doth put himself upon the homage of this court and the said Geo doth desire licence to imparl till two o'clock this afternoon 4.11. and it is granted unto him and the same hour is granted to the said Robt Lea to be here etc and afterwards in the said court at the said hour of two o'clock of the same day the said Geo did come and the said Robt Lea being solemnly demanded and called came not but in contempt of court did depart and make default therefore according to the custom of the said manor it is considered by the homage that the said Geo recover against the said Robt Abbott the tenement aforesaid with the appurtenances and that the said Robt Abbott have of the lands of the said Robt Lea held of the said manor by copy of court roll to the value etc and the said Robt Lea is in mercy etc whereupon the said Geo did desire the precept of the lord of the said manor by his steward to the bailiff of the said manor to be directed to deliver to him seisin of the tenement so as aforesaid recovered and it is granted to him at the hour of three o'clock of this instant 4.11. at which hour the said Geo did come in his own person and Giles Crow bailiff of the said manor and officer of this court did come and testify that by virtue of the said precept to him directed he hath delivered full seisin to the said Geo of the tenements aforesaid by the said precept he was commanded and thereupon the lord of the said manor at the petition of the said Geo and in further execution of the said recovery did by his said steward grant and deliver to the said Geo seisin of the said tenement so as aforesaid recovered to have and to hold the same to the said Geo 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 and services due etc and his fine was pardoned