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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr77)

14.10.1624 (Thursday 14 October 1624)

document 38101665

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 lately seised for himself and his heirs among other things of 1r of customary land of this manor parcel of Barcroft lying in the said Colne viz between land late of Geo Beiston on the east part and 1a of land late parcel of the said Barcroft now enclosed and now or late in the tenure of Thos Christmas towards the west one head thereof abutting upon the way leading from the said Colne towards Colne Park and the other head thereof abutting upon a garden late of the said Geo Beiston called Princes and that he himself being thus seised thereof in the month of .4.1623 committed a crime by killing a man and for such an offence was attainted by being outlawed at the suit of our lord the now king by reason of which said felony and attainder the said 1r of land among others was forfeited to the lord of the said manor as by a roll of the said court clearly shows by the precept concerning the said same premises the said 1r of land among others was seised into the hands of Rich Harlakenden esq lord of the said manor and he himself was legitimately thus seised thereof now at this court by his special grace he granted out of his hands the said 1r of land parcel of Barcroft with appurtenances to Jn Church gentleman natural brother of the aforesaid Barth and his heirs to whom the same said Jn present here in court the lord by his said steward granted and delivered thereof seisin by the rod to have to the aforesaid Jn Church his heirs and assigns forever to hold from the lord by the rod at this 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 fine and fealty and was admitted tenant etc