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Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr23)

4.11.1657 (Wednesday 4 November 1657)

document 35001209

whereas at a court held for the said manor 16.1.1650 Thos Osborne was admitted tenant to him and his heirs to one parcel of land called Oxen Fenn containing 4a more or less and to one field called Homefield containing 4a more or less and to one capital messuage with a pond and yard to the same belonging and to one part of a great orchard lying and abutting upon a piece of land called Blakes as it was divided from the residue of the said orchard except the hall and kitchen parcel of the said messuage and the chambers over the said hall and kitchen and except the other part of the orchard lying furthest from the said parcel of land called Blakes now at this court it was presented by the homage that the said Thos Osborne since the last court that is to say upon 26.9.last did surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands of Wm Adams instead of the bailiff and in the presence of Mich Hayward and Rich Fisher two customary tenants of the said manor the same witnessing the said capital messuage with the buildings barns outhouses orchards gardens and appurtenances to the same belonging except before excepted and the said parcel of land called Oxen Fenn and the said field called Homefield with the appurtenances to the use of Thos Osborne his son and to the heirs and assigns of the said Thos the son forever upon the conditions following that is to say that the said Thos the son his heirs and assigns shall permit and suffer Alice Osborne mother of the said Thos the son to hold possess and enjoy for and during the term of her natural life for herself to dwell in and inhabit two rooms parcel of the said tenement such as she shall have most desire to and shall give and allow yearly during her natural life one load of wood and upon condition that if the said Thos the son shall depart this life before the said Alice without heirs of his body that then the said messuage lands and premises shall be and remain to the only proper use of the said Alice for and during the term of her natural life and after her decease to the right heirs of the said Thos forever