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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr79)

2.1.1656 (Wednesday 2 January 1656)

document 39200389

at this court it was presented by the homage that Hen Abbott the elder who held to him and his heirs 2r of meadow late parcels of 2a of customary land lying under the park called Colne Park between certain lands called Chewnieslands towards the south and a meadow late of Wm Fisher parcel of The Hayhouse towards the north one head abutting upon a common meadow of the lord's tenants towards the east and the other head thereof abutting upon a meadow late of Rich Smith alias Orbell towards the west as by metes and bounds the same now is or lately was divided since the last court died thereof so seised which premises amongst other things the said Hen at a court held for the said manor 15.1.1650 did surrender into the hands of the lord by the hands of his steward to the use of his last will and testament whereupon at this court came Robt Abbott second son of the said Hen by Hen Abbott the younger his attorney and deputy in that behalf and showed forth in court the last will and testament of his said father in writing bearing date 30.7.1654 the tenor whereof concerning the premises amongst other things is in these words item I give to Robt Abbott my son all those my five closes and parcels of land and 1a3r of meadow being copyhold containing in all by estimation 18a be they more or less called or known by several names of Husseys Chewnisland Sandhills Perricrofts also Cockyscroft and Sandalls or by whatsoever other name or names the same be called or known to have and to hold all the said lands with the appurtenances to the said Robt my son during the term of his natural life and after his decease to his heirs lawfully begotten of his body etc as by the said last will more at large it appeareth and thereupon the said Robt by his said deputy prayed to be admitted tenant to the said 2r of meadow to whom by the hands of his said deputy the lord of the said manor by his said steward did grant and deliver thereof seisin by the rod to have and to hold the said 2r of meadow with the appurtenances to the said Robt for term of his life and after his decease to the heirs of his body lawfully begotten of the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the rents services and customs due etc and he gave to the lord for a fine and did his fealty