Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr1)

12.6.1508 (Monday 12 June 1508)

document 53501979

at this court the lord by his steward granted out of his hands to Hen Poleyn his water mill with all buildings gates water channels banks pastures and meadows with their singular appurtenances pertaining or belonging to the same said mill called Colneford Mill excepting and reserving to the lord and his successors half of any fish whatsoever which are caught both in the aforesaid water channels and of the others in the same said parts of the banks which the aforesaid Hen Poleyn or his assigns take or will take in whatever numbers and at whatever time to have and to hold the aforesaid mill with buildings gates water channels pastures meadows and their appurtenances without making waste of destruction there excepting the aforesaid exceptions to the aforesaid Hen Poleyn and his attorney from the feast of the annunciation next after the date of this court until the end and term of twenty one years next following and fully completed by returning annually to the same said lord prior and his successors 40s of legal money of England at the two annual terms viz at the feast of michaelmas and the annunciation in equal parts and suit of court and by keeping up and maintaining all repairs thereof and all charges arising in the meantime with their proper expenses both of the mill stones the iron equipment and their wood work plastering the rammers the roofing the fencing and of the fishing the timbering the scrub the stubbings mud and sand and the fencing of the banks of the river there from the aforesaid mill as far as the place called Calie otherwise the said Swartpole
(in later hand) Callice called Swartpole the lord and his successors will find for the same repairs timbering the brick mud and sand with the transport of the same except the carriage of the necessary brick mud and the said Hen will have and take all the wood growing upon the banks from both sides of the banks there to maintain and keep up the fencing thereof and the said Hen or his assigns shall not be allowed to hand over for rent the aforesaid mill nor any parcel thereof without the assent of the prior or his successors and if it should happen that the annual rent of 40s was in arrears and not paid after either of the aforesaid feasts in part or in whole for a space of fifteen days of the same said repairs were not well and sufficiently done and were maintained defectively by the said Hen or his attorney that then the said prior and his successors should have the right to enter into the aforesaid mill and any parcel thereof and to distrain goods which can be seized there and taken and carried away to be sold in satisfaction of the payment of the aforesaid annual rent and if sufficient goods are not furnished there by the premises that then immediately the aforesaid prior and his successors will be allowed to have the aforesaid mill with all its premises and appurtenances and to expel the aforesaid Hen and his assigns there from forever and for all future time and because the aforesaid Hen at the beginning of his term received two grindstones whereof one is 8i thick and the other 4i thick therefore he himself should hand over at the end of his aforesaid term the grindstones good to the same point of thickness and breadth without any allowance in the aforesaid accounts thereof and he should hand back and redeliver the aforesaid mill gates water channels banks and fencing with all their appurtenances in as good a state as when he received them and he gave to the lord for a fine as is shown in the margin and made fealty
fine 6s8d