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Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr23)

23.4.1669 (Friday 23 April 1669)

document 35401228

whereas at a court held for the aforesaid manor 19.2.19Chas2 Jeff Potter was admitted tenant of the lord for himself and the heirs of his body legitimately procreated the remainder thereof to the said Jeff to certain lands and tenements called Much Reading customary lying in White Colne now to this court came Hen Hatton gentleman and complained against the aforesaid Jeff in a plea of land viz of 2a of land 16a of pasture and 2a of wood with appurtenances in White Colne and within the jurisdiction of this court and 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 as his right and inheritance and into which the aforesaid Jeff 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 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 pledged to prosecute his aforesaid complaint viz Jn Doe and Rich Roe and sought process to be made thereof against the aforesaid Jeff to be here at the hour of three o'clock this instant day to reply to the aforesaid Hen in the aforesaid plea and it was granted to him but the aforesaid Jeff present in court freely appeared and sought licence of the court that he himself should be allowed to reply to the said 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 Jeff of the aforesaid 2a of land 14a of pasture and 2a of wood 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 Jeff 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 he says that he himself was seised of the aforesaid tenement in his demesne as of fee and right according to the custom of the aforesaid manor by taking thereof the profits to the value etc and whereof he produces the suit etc and the aforesaid Jeff came into the same said court and defended his right whenever etc and he called thereof to warranty Robt Crow who present in court freely warranted to the aforesaid Jeff the aforesaid tenement and upon this the aforesaid Hen complained against the aforesaid Robt tenant by his aforesaid warranty of the aforesaid tenement with appurtenances 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 by taking thereof the profits to the value etc and the aforesaid Robt tenant by his aforesaid warranty defended his right whenever etc and he says that Hugh Hunt did not disseisin the aforesaid Hen of the aforesaid tenement with appurtenances as the aforesaid Hen by his complaint and aforesaid account above supposed and concerning this he places himself upon the homage of this court and the aforesaid Hen sought licence of the court to implead thereof until the hour of three o'clock this instant day and he had it and the same hour was given to the aforesaid Robt and afterwards in the same said court and at the same said hour of three the aforesaid Hen returned in person but the aforesaid Robt 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 Jeff his seisin of the aforesaid tenement with appurtenances and that the aforesaid Jeff should have of the lands of the said Robt held of the aforesaid manor by copy of court roll to the value etc and the aforesaid Robt should be in mercy and upon this the aforesaid Hen according to the custom of the aforesaid manor sought a precept from the lord of the manor by his aforesaid steward to be directed to the bailiff of the aforesaid manor and servant of this court to deliver to him full seisin of the aforesaid tenement 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 and with the court sitting the aforesaid Hen came and Giles Crow bailiff of the aforesaid manor and minister of this court certified to the court that he himself by virtue of the precept directed to him gave to the aforesaid Hen seisin of the aforesaid tenements 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 the aforesaid steward granted and delivered to the aforesaid Hen seisin of the aforesaid tenement with the 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 his fine was pardoned by the grace of the lord etc