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Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr23)

5.1.1659 (Wednesday 5 January 1659)

document 35100525

whereas at a court held for the said manor 16.1.1655 Thos Christmas and Ann his wife were admitted tenants to them and the heirs of the said Thos to two crofts or parcels of land customary called Milfeild with the appurtenances containing 3a more or less and lying in White Colne and whereas at a court held for the said manor 24.7.1650 it was presented by the homage that the said Thos Christmas since the then last court that is say upon 2.4.1650 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 Hen Hutton and Rich Fisher two customary tenants of the said manor the same witnessing the said two crofts of land with the appurtenances to the use of his last will and testament and that afterwards and before the said last recited court the said Thos died so seised and the said Ann did him survive now at this court it was presented by the homage that the said Ann since the last court that is to say in .7.last died and thereupon at this court Jn Ayling of Pebmarsh Essex yeoman did come and show forth in court the last will and testament of the said Thos Christmas bearing date 2.4.1650 aforesaid the tenor whereof concerning the premises together with other lands is in these words imprimis I give and bequeath to Ann my well beloved wife all those my copyhold lands holden of the manor of Barwicke Hall etc and after her decease I give and bequeath to Jas Ayling my son in law of Pebmarsh Essex yeoman and to Jn Ayling his brother of the same town and county yeoman and to their heirs and assigns all my freehold messuage or tenement wherein Steph Warner now dwelleth etc and all those my other crofts or parcels of copyhold land with the appurtenances containing by estimation 3a be it more or less called Milfield and holden of the manor of Colne Priory to be sold or conveyed by them or either of them their heirs executors administrators or assigns to any person or persons whatsoever for the best advantage within one whole year next after the decease of the said Ann my wife and the money that my said messuage houses lands and tenements with their and every of their appurtenances shall be sold for I will that it shall be equally divided between every one of my sons and daughters part and part alike that shall be then living as by the said last will duly proved it doth and may appear which said Jas Ayling shortly after the decease of the said Thos and in the life of the said Ann died and thereupon at this court the said Jn Ayling did come and desired to be admitted tenant of the said two crofts or parcels of land called Milfield 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 crofts or parcels of land with the appurtenances to the said Jn Ayling his heirs and assigns forever according to the effect and intent of the said last will 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 and he gave to the lord for a fine
Jn Ayling to Milfield