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Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr23)

13.7.1664 (Wednesday 13 July 1664)

document 35300152

Jn Joscelin junior to Sandhills whereas at a court here held 3.10.19Chas1 Jane Clench and Helen Clench daughters of Jane Elliston then wife of Jn Elliston gentleman and previously wife of Hen Clench gentleman deceased were admitted tenants of the lord for them and the heirs of their bodies legitimately procreated to one messuage lately built and to 20a of land more or less called Sandhills with appurtenances the remainder thereof to the said Jane Elliston and the heirs of her body legitimately procreated and in default of such issue the remainder thereof to the said Jane Elliston and her heirs forever as by a roll of the aforesaid court it plainly appears now at this court it was presented by the homage that the aforesaid Jane Elliston afterwards and sometime before this court died and that the aforesaid Jane Clench and Helen Clench afterwards wife of Jn Josselin of Stortford were her daughters and coheirs and it was further shown by the homage that the aforesaid Helen afterwards died thus seised thereof and that Jn Josselin junior is her son and heir and that the aforesaid Jane Clench survived the aforesaid Helen and held the premises by right of accretion and that the aforesaid Jane Clench after the last general court died thus seised thereof without heirs of her body and that the aforesaid Jn Josselin junior should have the right to one half of the premises as the son and heir of the body of the said Helen legitimately procreated and to the other half of the premises as blood relative and heir of the body of the said Jane Elliston and upon this the aforesaid Jn Josselin junior present in court humbly sought admittance as tenant of the lord for the premises to whom the lord by the aforesaid steward granted and delivered thereof seisin by the rod to have and to hold the aforesaid messuage and lands with appurtenances to the aforesaid Jn Josselin junior and the heirs of his body legitimately procreated the remainder thereof to the said Jn Josselin junior and his heirs forever from the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the aforesaid manor by the rents services and customs thereunto belonging and by right accustomed and he gave to the lord for a fine and fealty was respited