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Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr24)

20.3.1683 (Tuesday 20 March 1683)

document 35800576

whereas at a court here held 4.11.1657 it was presented by the homage that Ann Day widow customary tenant of the manor on 28.10.1657 surrendered into the hands of the lord etc one croft of land with a garden enclosed called Malloryes upon which croft a messuage was lately built and two other crofts of land containing by estimation 5a more or less and two crofts of land lying between Mills Fenn and the brook containing by estimation 5a and two crofts of land one of which lies next to Sandhills and contains 4a and the other late part of Mills Fenn lying between the last mentioned croft and the common highway leading to Great Tey to the use of the said Ann Day for the term of her life and after her death one half of the messuage and lands aforesaid to the use of Ann wife of Jn Crow one of the daughters of the said Ann and the heirs of her body forever and for default of heirs to the use of Mary Day another daughter of the said Ann and the heirs of the body of the said Mary forever and for default of heirs to the use of the right heirs of Ann the mother forever and the other half of the said messuage and lands to the use of the said Mary Day and the heirs of her body forever and for default of heirs to the use of the said Ann Crow and the heirs of her body forever and for default of heirs to the right heirs of the said Ann the mother forever now at this court it appeared to the homage that the said Ann died after the last court and that Thos Osborne senior took to wife the said Mary Day and that the said Mary died before now and that Thos Osborne junior is the son and heirs of the body of the said Mary procreated upon which the said Thos Osborne junior humbly petitioned admittance to one half of the messuage and lands etc and the steward delivered seisin to have and to hold the half of the messuage and lands aforesaid to the said Thos Osborne junior his heirs and assigns of the lord etc and he gave the lord for fine etc and was admitted and at this court came Edw Johnson in his proper person and by licence of the lord brought a plea of land viz in half of one messuage with garden 70a of land and 4a of pasture with appurtenances in Earls Colne within the jurisdiction of this court and held by copy etc to him and his heirs to which the said Thos Osborne junior had not ingress since the disseisin of Hugh Hunt etc and Thos Osborne present in court etc defended his right etc and brought to warrant Jn Barnard etc and Edw Johnson complained against him etc and Jn Barnard defended his right and asked to implead etc then failed to appear in court so Edw Johnson recovered the land against him and Thos Osborne junior etc and the steward delivered seisin to him and the said Thos Osborne surrendered into the hands of the lord the said messuages etc to the use of the said Edw Johnson his heirs and assigns forever and after the said Edw Johnson surrendered all his lands held of the manor aforesaid to the use and intention of his last will etc