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Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr23)

19.2.1667 (Tuesday 19 February 1667)

document 35302075

Jeff Potter to Much Reading whereas at a court held for the aforesaid manor 19.4.18Jas1 Jeff Potter and Eliz Falsted afterwards wife of the said Jeff were admitted tenants of the lord for themselves and the heirs of the said Jeff legitimately procreated on the body of the said Eliz to a wooded field and the bottom end of one grove of wood called Much Reading lying in White Colne 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 hands of the lord 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 whereas by virtue of the aforesaid precept the aforesaid premises were seised into the hands of the lord etc as Giles Crow the bailiff of the aforesaid manor present here in court testified now at this court it was shown by the homage that Jeff Potter is the son and heir of the said Jeff deceased and should have the right to the premises upon which came into court the aforesaid Jeff Potter the son and agreed with the lord for pardoning of the seizure aforesaid and for his fine and sought for himself admittance as tenant of the lord of 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 premises now in part converted into arable land and pasture 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