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Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr23)

19.2.1667 (Tuesday 19 February 1667)

document 35301934

Jeff Potter to 3r of meadow in Longthorpe whereas at a court here held 19.4.18Jas1 Jeff Potter and Eliz Falsted afterward wife of the said Jeff were admitted tenants of the lord for themselves and the heirs of the body of the said Jeff procreated of the body of the said Eliz to 3r of meadow more or less lying in the common meadow called Longstorp the remainder thereof to the rightful heirs of the said Jeff and whereas afterwards the aforesaid Jeff died thus seised thereof and the aforesaid Eliz survived him and held the premises for her lifetime by right of accretion and whereas at a court held for the aforesaid manor 3.1.last it was shown by the homage that the aforesaid Eliz after the then last court died thus seised thereof but because no one came to take the premises out of the lord's hands although proclamation was three times made according to the custom of the aforesaid manor that if anyone should have the right to the premises that he should come and place his claim and present his right there was a precept to the bailiff of the aforesaid manor to seize the premises into the hands of the lord until etc and by virtue of the aforesaid precept the aforesaid premises was seised into the hands of the lord etc as Giles Crow bailiff of the aforesaid manor here in court has testified now at this court it was shown by the homage that Jeff Potter is son and heir of the said Jeff Potter deceased procreated of the body of the said Eliz and should have the right to the premises upon which came here into court the aforesaid Jeff Potter the son and agreed with the lord for pardoning the aforesaid seizure and for his fine and sought for himself admittance as tenant of the lord to 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 3r of meadow with appurtenances to the aforesaid Jeff Potter the son and the heirs of his body legitimately procreated 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 etc