Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr77)

.4.1619 (April 1619)

document 37900790

whereas at a view with court here held monday being 23.9.1611 Rich Parker was admitted tenant of the lord for himself and his heirs to certain customary lands with appurtenances called Gosses lying in the said Colne as they are divided by the meets and bounds as by a roll of a certain court fully binding and certain now at this court it is shown by the homage that the aforesaid Rich Parker after the last court and before this court died seised in his demesne as of fee of the said premises and that before his death he surrendered the said premises with appurtenances into the hands of the lord by the hands of Wm Dashe instead of the bailiff in the presence of Thos Smyth and Robt Crowe two customary tenants of this manor the same testifying according to the custom of the said manor to the use and behoof of his last will and testament which said testament concerning these premises in the following english words viz the rest of my lands and tenements by what name or names soever they be called illegible text both free and copy I give and bequeath unto Eliz Parker my daughter and to her heirs forever as by the said testament here in court produced bearing the date 29.12.1618 and under the signature of the ordinary of this place fully approved and also the homage present that after the death of the said Rich father of the said Eliz and before this court the aforesaid Eliz Parker being of the age of 1year and a half or thereabouts and the sole daughter and next heir of the aforesaid Rich died seised of the said premises with appurtenances in her demesne as of fee and right and that Margt now wife of Hugh Potter and Agnes now wife of Jn Bullock Jane now wife of Thos Machin and Ann now wife of Jn Kent sisters of the said Rich Parker are aunts and coheirs of the aforesaid Eliz and should have the right to the said premises upon which to this court came the aforesaid Margt Agnes Jane and Ann and sought their admittance from the lord to the said premises to whom the lord by his said steward granted to them seisin thereof to have to themselves and their heirs forever from the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the rents and services thereunto belonging and by right accustomed and they gave to the lord their fine and were admitted tenants (rest illegible)