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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr77)

14.10.1624 (Thursday 14 October 1624)

document 38101561

whereas at a court held for the said manor 26.5.last past it was shown by the homage of that court that Barth Church gentleman was late seised for himself and his heirs among others of one parcel of customary land of the this manor called Dovehouse Field lying and being in the said Earls Colne and himself thus being seised thereof in the month of .4.1623 committed a crime by killing a man and for such offence was attainted by outlawry at the suit of our lord the now king by reason of the said crime and attainder the said parcel of land among others was forfeited to the lord of the said manor as by a roll of the court clearly shown by the precept concerning the same said premises the said parcel of land among others was seised into the hands of Rich Harlakenden esq lord of this manor and he himself was thus legitimately seised thereof now at this court by his special grace he granted out of his hands the said parcel of land called Dovehouse Field with appurtenances to Jn Church gentleman the natural brother of the aforesaid Barth and his heirs to which same said Jn present here in court the lord by his said steward granted and delivered thereof seisin by the rod to have for himself the aforesaid Jn his heirs and assigns forever 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 made therefore a fine to the lord and fealty and was admitted thereof tenant and afterwards at this same court the aforesaid Jn Church surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of the aforesaid steward the said parcel of land called Dovehouse Field with appurtenances to the use and behoof of Jn Potter his heirs and assigns forever to whom the same said Jn Potter present here in court the lord by his said steward granted and delivered thereof seisin by the rod to have to himself 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 he made therefore to the lord fine and fealty and was admitted thereof tenant