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Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr23)

3.1.1668 (Friday 3 January 1668)

document 35400021

whereas at a court held for the aforesaid manor 16.1.1650 it was testified by the aforesaid steward and was shown by the homage that Hen Ennew senior who held for himself and his heirs by copy of court roll one garden upon which a barn was lately built and then destroyed late of Barth Church and one parcel of land called Lovelands also Loveneys containing by estimation 10a more or less with appurtenances lying in Earls Colne after the then last court viz 23.11.last by the rod surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of his aforesaid steward the aforesaid premises with appurtenances by name all his customary lands and tenements held of the aforesaid manor to the use and intentions mentioned in his testament and last will and whereas at a court held the 13.12.1651 it was shown by the then homage that the aforesaid Hen after the then last court died thus seised thereof at which court Phil Ennew the executor of the testament and last will of the said Hen was admitted tenant of the lord for the premises for himself and his assigns until Wm Ennew grandson of the said Hen should reach his age of twenty three years according to the tenor and effect of the testament and last will of the said Hen now at this court it was shown by the homage that the aforesaid Wm in the month of .9.last reached his age of 23yrs and upon this came here into court the aforesaid Wm and produced here in court the testament and last will of the said Hen Ennew his grandfather in writing bearing the date 20.11.1649 the tenor of which concerning the premises among other things in the following english words item I give and bequeath unto the said Wm Ennew my grandchild all those my messuages lands and tenements as well freehold as copyhold with every of their appurtenances situate lying and being within the several parishes of Aldham Fordham Earls Colne and Copford by what name or names the same premises or any of them are called or known to have and to hold to the said Wm Ennew my grandchild at the age of twenty three years and to the heirs male of his body lawfully to be begotten and for want of such issue to the said Hen Ennew my grandchild and the heirs male of his body lawfully to be begotten and for want of such issue to the right heirs of the said Hen Ennew my son forever as by the testament and aforesaid last will proved 7.6.1655 and under the seal of the then court for proving the will and granting the administration of the property and here in court produced it plainly appears and upon this the aforesaid Wm Ennew sought admittance for himself as tenant of the lord to the aforesaid garden parcel of land with appurtenances to whom the lord by the aforesaid steward granted and delivered thereof seisin by the rod to have and to hold the aforesaid garden and the aforesaid parcel of land called Lovelands also Loveneys with appurtenances to the aforesaid Wm and the heirs male 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