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Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr23)

3.1.1667 (Thursday 3 January 1667)

document 35301401

recovery of Little Reading whereas at a court here held 3.1.1656 Sam Potter took for himself and the heirs of his body legitimately procreated one grove called Little Reading lying in White Colne with the underbrush and the bushes growing there and to the messuage and buildings built thereupon which grove is now converted into arable land and pasture now to this court came Hen Hatton gentleman and complained against the aforesaid Sam Potter of a plea of land viz of one messuage 7a of land and 7a of pasture with appurtenances in White Colne and within the jurisdiction of this court and held of the lord of the aforesaid manor as of his manor by copy of court roll at the will of the lord according to the custom of the aforesaid manor as his right and inheritance and into which the aforesaid Sam has not entry except after the disseisin which Hugh Hunt unjustly and without judgement made to the aforesaid Hen within thirty years now last past and the aforesaid Hen made protest to pursue his aforesaid complaint in the form and nature of a writ of our lord the king of entry upon disseisin in le post at the common law according to the custom of the aforesaid manor and he found pledge to prosecute his aforesaid complaint viz Jn Doe and Rich Roe and sought process thereof to be for him against the aforesaid Sam to be here at the hour of two o'clock this same day to reply to the aforesaid Hen in the aforesaid plea and it was granted to him but the aforesaid Sam present in court freely appeared and sought licence of the court that he himself should be allowed to reply to the aforesaid Hen without any process being directed against him and by the agreement of the aforesaid Hen it was granted to him upon which the aforesaid Hen complained against the aforesaid Sam of the aforesaid messuage 7a of land and 7a of pasture with appurtenances in the aforesaid White Colne held of the lord of the aforesaid manor as of this manor by copy of court roll at the will of the lord according to the custom of the aforesaid manor and into which the aforesaid Sam does not have entry except after the disseisin which Hugh Hunt unjustly and without judgement made to the aforesaid Hen within thirty years now last past and whereof he says that he himself was seised of the aforesaid tenement with appurtenances in his demesne as of fee and right according to the custom of the aforesaid manor in the time of peace in the time of our lord the king by taking thereof the profits to the value etc and whereof he presents his suit and the aforesaid Sam came into the same said court and defended his right whenever etc and called thereof to warranty Mich Hayward who present in court freely warranted to the aforesaid Sam the aforesaid tenement with appurtenances and upon this the aforesaid Hen complained against the aforesaid Mich tenant by his aforesaid warranty of the aforesaid tenement with appurtenances in the aforesaid form and he says that he himself was seised of the aforesaid tenement with appurtenances in the time of peace in the time of our lord the now king etc taking thereof the profits etc to the value etc and the aforesaid Mich tenant by his aforesaid warranty defended his right whenever etc and he says that the aforesaid Hugh Hunt did not disseisin the aforesaid Hen of the aforesaid tenement as the aforesaid Hen by his complaint and warranty aforesaid suggested and concerning this he places himself upon the homage of this court and the aforesaid Hen sought licence of this court to implead thereof until the hour of three o'clock this same day and he had it and the same hour was given to the aforesaid Mich and afterwards into the aforesaid court at the same said hour of three the aforesaid Hen returned in person and the aforesaid Mich did not come but in contempt of court went away and made default therefore according to the custom of the aforesaid manor it is considered by the court that the aforesaid Hen should recover against the aforesaid Sam his seisin of the aforesaid tenement with appurtenances and that the aforesaid Sam should have of the lands of the said Mich held of the aforesaid manor by copy of court roll to the value etc and that the aforesaid Mich should be in mercy and upon this the aforesaid Hen sought a precept from the lord of the aforesaid manor by the aforesaid steward to be directed to the bailiff of the aforesaid manor to deliver to him seisin of the aforesaid tenement with appurtenances thus recovered in the aforesaid form and it was granted to him returnable here at the hour of four o'clock this same day at which said hour of four the aforesaid Hen returned and Giles Crow bailiff of the aforesaid manor and servant of this court certified to the court that he himself by virtue of the aforesaid precept directed to him delivered full seisin to the aforesaid Hen of the aforesaid tenement with appurtenances as it was directed to him by the aforesaid precept and upon this the lord of the aforesaid manor at the petition of the aforesaid Hen and in further execution of the judgement and the aforesaid recovery by the aforesaid steward granted and delivered to the aforesaid Hen seisin by the rod of the aforesaid tenement with appurtenances to have and to hold the aforesaid tenement with appurtenances thus in the form of the aforesaid recovery to the aforesaid Hen his heirs and assigns 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 the fine was pardoned by the grace of the lord