Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr24)

20.3.1684 (Thursday 20 March 1684)

document 35801159

whereas at a court here held 4.11.1657 Ralph Josselin clerk was admitted to him and his heirs to two parts into five parts divided to a parcel of customary land lying on the west side of Brockhole once of Jn Bird and also to a certain croft of land called Whitecroft and also to another parcel of land called Beanefield Wellfield and Bambles and to a certain croft of land called Murdons Croft and a garden called Murdons and another croft called Murdons and a garden called Buggs Garden and another parcel of pasture enclosed in two pieces upon which a certain tile kiln lately stood and also to a parcel of land with a garden or grove adjoining called Sturpitts and a certain tenement with a garden adjoining called Doddingpole Hoe and another tenement called Wanstaves and another croft of land called Howletts and another croft of land with an aldercarr called Smythes and another croft of land once Jn Sexton's and another tenement once Rich Hoe's and a pasture upon Le Hoe once Jn Wallis and another garden called Hegges Garden with a way lying between lands late of the Earl of Oxford called Bridgmans and a croft of land called Taynter Croft and half a croft of lands called Tredgolds alias Glasiers all which premises late were held by Rich Nevill gentleman after which the said Ralph Josselin was admitted to the other parts of the premises now at this court it appeared to the homage that the said Ralph on 23.3.last surrendered to the lord by the hands of Jn Ludgater instead of the bailiff and in the presence of Robt Potter and Sam Finch two customary tenants etc all his customary lands held of this manor to the use of his last will and also it appeared that the said Ralph died afterwards upon which to this court came Jane Josselin widow and executrix of the said Ralph and showed here in court the last will of her said husband the tenor concerning the premises in the following words item I give and bequeath during her life to my well beloved wife mrs Jane Josselin my two Lower Broome Fields called the Lower Coes or by whatsoever name they are called by which said fields abut on the lane that goeth down to Prucknetts Closes on the west and on the north on a field belonging to the said Prucknetts and to the lands also on the north which I bought of mr Fletcher and his wife in Colne and the said Jane Josselin humbly asked to be admitted etc to whom the steward delivered seisin etc to hold the said lands etc devised to her to Jane and her assigns for the term of her life at the will of the lord etc and a fine of 8li was imposed of which 3li10s was paid by the said Jane and the rest of the fine to be paid after her death etc