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Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr23)

3.1.1668 (Friday 3 January 1668)

document 35400392

recovery of premises and afterwards into the same court and with the court sitting came Hen Hatton gentleman and complained against the aforesaid Jn Ruggles in a plea of land viz of one messuage and one garden with appurtenances in Earls Colne and within the jurisdiction of this court and held of the lord of the aforesaid manor as of this manor by copy of a 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 Jn does not have entry except after the disseisin which Hugh Hunt unjustly and without judgement made on the aforesaid Hen within thirty years now last past and the aforesaid Hen made protest to present 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 he sought process to be made to him thereof against the aforesaid Jn Ruggles to be here at the hour of two o'clock this instant day to reply to the aforesaid Hen in the aforesaid plea and it was granted to him but the aforesaid Jn 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 Jn of the aforesaid messuage and garden with appurtenances in the aforesaid Earls 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 Jn does not have entry except after disseisin which Hugh Hunt unjustly and without judgement made on 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 the time of peace in the time of our lord the now king by taking thereof the profits to the value etc and whereof he makes suit and the aforesaid Jn came into the same said court and defended his right forever etc and he called thereof to warranty Rich Shillito who present in court freely warranted to the aforesaid Jn the aforesaid tenement with appurtenances and upon this the aforesaid Hen complained against the aforesaid Rich tenant by his aforesaid warranty of the aforesaid tenement with appurtenances and he said 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 by taking thereof the profits etc to the value etc and the aforesaid Rich 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 evidence above supposed and concerning this he places himself upon the homage of this court and the aforesaid Hen sought licence of the court to implea thereof until the hour of four o'clock this instant day and he had it and the same hour was given to the aforesaid Rich and afterwards into the same said court and at the same said hour of four the aforesaid Hen returned in person but the aforesaid Rich although solemnly required did not come but in contempt of court went away and made default therefore according to the custom of the aforesaid manor it was considered by the court that the aforesaid Hen should recover against the aforesaid Jn his seisin of the aforesaid tenement with appurtenances and that the aforesaid Jn should have of the lands of the said Rich held of the aforesaid manor by copy of court roll to the value etc and the aforesaid Rich should be in mercy and upon this the aforesaid Hen sought a precept from the lord of the aforesaid manor by the aforesaid steward according to the custom of the aforesaid manor to be directed to the bailiff of the aforesaid manor and servant of this court to deliver to him seisin of the aforesaid tenement with appurtenances thus in the aforesaid form of the recovery and it was granted to him returnable here this same said day with the court sitting and afterwards this same said day the aforesaid Hen returned and Giles Crowe bailiff of the aforesaid manor and minister of this court certified to the court that he himself by virtue of the aforesaid precept directed to him had handed over to the aforesaid Hen seisin of the aforesaid tenement with appurtenances as by the aforesaid precept it was directed to him and upon this the lord of the aforesaid manor at the petition of the aforesaid Hen and in further execution of the aforesaid recovery by his aforesaid steward granted and delivered seisin to the aforesaid Hen of the aforesaid tenement with appurtenances by the rod to have and to hold the aforesaid tenement with appurtenances 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