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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr77)

23.4.1622 (Tuesday 23 April 1622)

document 38100129

whereas at a view with court here held friday being 12.6.1590 Jn Pierson and Edith his then wife were admitted to four parcels or crofts of land and customary pasture with appurtenances late parcel of Lowfield containing by estimation about 20a thereof to have for themselves the aforesaid Jn and Edith and the heirs of their bodies legitimately procreated between them and in default of such heirs the remainder thereof to the aforesaid Jn and his heirs forever as by copy of a roll of the said court clearly shown and certain now to this court came Jn Reade in person and in this same full court complained against the aforesaid Jn Pierson of a plea of land viz of the said four parcels or crofts of land and pasture late parcel of Lowfield containing by estimation 20a with appurtenances in Earls Colne within the jurisdiction of this court and held of the lord of this manor as of his said manor by copy of court roll according to the custom of the same manor and he protested to present his complaint against the aforesaid Jn Pierson in the form and nature of a writ of our lord the now king of rightful letters patent at the common law and he found pledge to prosecute his complaint namely Jn Doe and Rich Roe and sought process for himself to be made thereof against the aforesaid Jn Pierson returnable here at the next court of the aforesaid manor here at this sa id manor court to be held etc to reply to for himself to the aforesaid Jn Reade of the said plea and it was granted to him etc and the same day was given etc and upon this to this same court came the aforesaid Jn Pierson in person and freely appeared and sought licence of the lord that he himself should reply to the aforesaid Jn Reade in the said plea without any process to be directed against him and it is granted to him and upon this the said Jn Reade in person complained against the said Jn Pierson of the four parcels or crofts of land and customary pasture late parcel of Lowfield containing by estimation about 20a with appurtenances in the said Earls Colne within the jurisdiction of this court and held of the lord of this manor as of his said manor by copy of court roll etc as his right and inheritance and whereof the same Jn Reade says that he was seised of the said tenements with appurtenances in his demesne as of fee and right according to the custom of the said manor in the time of peace in the time of our lord the now king by taking thereof the profits to the value etc and whereof the said Jn Pierson unjustly seised the same and that such should be his right etc and the aforesaid Jn Pierson came in person and defended his right to the said Jn Reade and his seisin of such seisins etc whenever etc and altogether etc and whatever etc and most of all of the said tenement with appurtenances as of fee and right according to the custom of the said manor used and approved time out of memory of man and he called thereof for warranty Jn Brownson who present here in court in person freely appeared and warranted to him the said tenement with appurtenances and upon this the said Jn Reade complained against Jn Brownson himself tenant by his warranty of the aforesaid tenement with appurtenances in the said form and whereof he says that he himself was seised of the said tenements with appurtenances in his demesne as of fee and right according to the custom of the said manor in the time of peace in the time of our lord the now king by taking thereof the profits to the value etc and whereof the said Jn Pierson unjustly took possession from him and that such should be his right etc and the said Jn Brownson tenant by his said warranty defended his right to the said Jn Reade and his seisin of such seisin etc whenever etc and altogether etc and whatever etc and most of all of the said tenements with appurtenances as of fee and right and according to the custom of the said manor furthermore he calls thereof to warranty Thos Tuke who likewise present here in court in person freely appeared and warranted the said tenement with appurtenances to him and upon this the aforesaid Jn Reade complained against Thos Tuke himself tenant by his said warranty of the said tenements with appurtenances in the said form and whereof he says that he himself was seised of the said tenements with appurtenances in his demesne as of fee and right according to the custom of the said manor in the time of peace in the time of our lord the now king by taking thereof the profits to the value etc and whereof the said Jn Pierson unjustly took possession from him and that such should be his right etc and the said Thos Tuke tenant by his said warranty defended his right to the said Jn Reade and his seisin of such seisins etc whenever etc and altogether etc and whatever etc and most of all of the said tenements with appurtenances as of fee and right according to the custom of the said manor and he placed himself thereupon in the said great assize of our lord the king according to the custom of the said manor and sought recognition thereof to be either that he himself should have the right to hold the said tenements with appurtenances according to the custom of the said manor for himself and his heirs as tenant thereof by his said warranty or the said Jn Reade should have the said tenements with appurtenances according to the custom of the said manor as having greater right and the said Jn Reade sought licence thereof to implead until the hour of one o'clock this same day and it was granted and the same hour was given to the aforesaid Thos Tuke etc and afterwards the said Jn Reade returned here in court in person at that same hour of one o'clock but the said Thos Tuke although solemnly required did not return but in contempt of court went away and made default therefore according to a custom of the said manor used and approved from time out of memory of man it is considered by the court here that the said Jn Reade should recover his seisin against the aforesaid Jn Pierson of the said tenements with appurtenances to hold to the same Jn Reade and his heirs according to the custom of the said manor in peace from the aforesaid Jn Pierson and his heirs and from the aforesaid Jn Brownson and his heirs and from the aforesaid Thos Tuke and his heirs forever and the aforesaid Jn Pierson should have of the customary lands of the aforesaid Jn Brownson to the value etc within the jurisdiction etc and that the said Jn Brownson similarly should have of the customary lands of the aforesaid Thos Tuke to the value etc within the jurisdiction etc and the same Thos Tuke is in mercy etc and upon this the aforesaid Jn Reade according to the custom of the said manor sought a precept of the lord of the said manor by the bailiff of the same manor and servant of this court to be directed to give to him full seisin of the said tenements with appurtenances in the form of the said recovery and it is granted returnable to him here the same day the court sitting and afterwards this same day the court sitting came the aforesaid Jn Reade and Jn Parker bailiff of the said manor and servant of this court who now here in court according to the custom of the said manor by the rents customs and services thereunto belonging and by right accustomed and he gave to the lord his fine for his entry as is shown etc and made fealty and was admitted etc and afterwards in this same court came the aforesaid Jn Pierson Jn Brownson and Thos Tuke in person and in this full court surrendered remitted released all and every claim for themselves and their heirs and the heirs of any of them forever in peace to the aforesaid Jn Reade and his heirs in his full and peaceful possession and existing seisin all rights estates titles claims interests and demands whatsoever and of any of them which they now have should have or will have in the future or any of them have should have or will have of or in the said premises or in any parcel thereof thus viz that neither themselves nor any of them nor their heirs nor any of them should be able to demand claim or challenge rights titles claims interests or demands of or in the said premises or in any parcel thereof but by these presents are excluded from all action rights title claim interest or demand able to cause trouble and afterwards similarly the court sitting came the aforesaid Jn Reade in person and in this same full court surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of the aforesaid steward the said four parcels or crofts of land and customary pasture late parcel of Lowfield containing by estimation about 20a with their appurtenances to the use and behoof of Jn Pierson his heirs and assigns forever to whom the same said Jn Pierson present here in court the lord by his said steward granted and delivered seisin thereof to have all and singular the said premises with appurtenances to himself the aforesaid Jn Pierson and his heirs to hold from the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the rents customs and services thereunto belonging and by right accustomed and the said Jn Pierson gave to the lord his fine for such his entry as is shown in the margin and made fealty and was admitted thereof tenant of the lord     and afterwards came the aforesaid Jn Pierson in person and in this full court surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of the said steward the four parcels or crofts of land and customary pasture pertaining late parcel of Lowfield containing by estimation about 20a to the use and behoof of Edw Cresner gentleman his heirs and assigns forever upon this form and upon the following condition viz that the aforesaid Edw Cresner his heirs executors administrators or assigns should pay or cause to be paid to the aforesaid Jn Pierson or his assigns for and during the natural lifetime of Jn himself annually and from this year the sum of 11li at the two usual feasts viz at the feast of michaelmas and the annunciation by even portions in or at the now dwelling house of the said Jn Pierson situate upon Colford Hill in White Colne the first payment thereof to be due at the feast of michaelmas next following and furthermore upon the condition that the said Edw Cresner his heirs executors administrators or assigns should pay or cause to be paid the sum of 120li in or at the aforesaid dwelling house of the aforesaid Jn Pierson within six months following upon the decease of the said Jn in the following manner and form viz to Joan Pierson one of the daughters of the said Jn Pierson her executors administrators or assigns 24li parcel of the said sum of 120li and to Kath Pierson another of the daughters of the said Jn Pierson her executors administrators or assigns another 24li another parcel of the said sum of 120li and to Rose Pierson another of the daughters of the said Jn Pierson her executors administrators or assigns another 24li another parcel of the said sum of 120li and to Agnes Pierson another of the daughters of the said Jn Pierson her executors administrators or assigns another 24li another parcel of the said sum of 120li and to Edith Pierson another of the daughters of the said Jn Pierson her executors administrators or assigns another 24li another parcel of the said sum of 120li in complete fulfilment of the said sum of 120li and if the said Edw Cresner his heirs executors administrators and assigns default or any of them default in paying the said sum or any part of it in the manner and form aforesaid to be paid according to the tenor and true intention of the said condition that then this present surrender should be null and void to whom the same said Edw Cresner present here in court the lord by his said steward granted and delivered seisin of the said premises with appurtenances upon the said condition by the rod to have to himself and his heirs upon the said condition to hold from the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the rents customs and services thereunto belonging and by right accustomed and he gave to the lord his fine for such his entry as is shown in the margin and made fealty and was admitted etc