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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr79)

3.11.1657 (Tuesday 3 November 1657)

document 39201557

whereas at a court held for the said manor 2.1.1656 Robt Abbott the son of Hen Abbott deceased was admitted tenant to him and to the heirs of his body lawfully begotten to three crofts of land called Hussies containing by estimation 4a late parcel of a tenement and 30a of land called Crudes and moreover whereas the said Robt Abbott was at the same court admitted tenant to him and to the heirs of his body to 1a2r of meadow more or less lying in two pieces and lying under the lord's park and also whereas at the same court the said Robt was admitted tenant to him and the heirs of his body to 2r of meadow more or less late parcel of 2a of 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 thereof 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 otherwise Orbel towards the west and also whereas the said Robt was at the same court admitted tenant to him and to the heirs of his body to one croft of land containing 1r more of less called Sandhills now at this court sitting the court came Geo Andrewes gentleman and did complain against the said Robt Abbott in a plea of land that is to say of 4a of land 4a of meadow and 6a of pasture with the appurtenances in Earls Colne in the county of Essex and within the jurisdiction of this court and held of the lord of the said manor as of the said manor by copy of court roll at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor as his right and inheritance and into which the said Robt hath not entry but after the disseisin which Hugh Hunt unjustly and without judgement did to the said Geo within thirty years now last past and the said Geo did make his protestation to follow his said plaint in the form and nature of a writ of entry sur disseisin in le post at the common law and did in court find pledges to follow his said plaint that is to say Jn Doe and Rich Roe and desired process according to the custom of the said manor to answer to him the said Geo in his plea aforesaid and it was granted to him etc but the said Robt being present in court did freely appear and desired the licence of this court that he may be admitted to answer to the said Geo without any process to be directed against him and by the consent of the said Geo it was granted and thereupon the said Geo did demand against the said Robt 4a of land 4a of meadow and 6a of pasture with the appurtenances in Earls Colne aforesaid and held of the lord of the said manor as of the said manor by copy of court roll etc as his right and inheritance according to the custom of the said manor and into which the said Robt hath not entry but after the disseisin which Hugh Hunt did to him unjustly and without judgement within thirty years now last past and whereupon he saith that he was seised of the said tenement 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 the reign of Charles late king of England etc by taking thereof the profits to the value etc and thereupon doth bring suit and thereupon the said Robt in his own person did come and doth defend his right etc and doth call thereof to warrant Robt Lea who being present in court did freely warrant the tenements aforesaid to the said Robt Abbott whereupon the said Geo did demand against the said Robt Lea tenant by his own warranty the tenements aforesaid with the appurtenances in form aforesaid and saith that he was seised of the said tenements with the appurtenances in his demesne as of fee and right etc by taking the profits and thereupon doth bring suit and the said Robt Lea tenant by his warranty aforesaid doth defend his right etc and saith that the said Hugh Hunt did not disseise the said Geo of the tenement aforesaid in manner and form as the said Geo by his said plaint hath supposed and for this doth put himself upon the homage of the said court and the said Geo doth desire licence to imparl to three o'clock this instant 3.11. and it is granted unto him and the same hour is given to the said Robt Lea to be here and afterwards in the same court at the said three o'clock of the same day the said Geo did come and the said Robt Lea being solemnly demanded and called did not come but in contempt of court did depart and make default therefore according to the custom of the said manor it is considered by the court that the said Geo recover against the said Robt Abbott the tenement aforesaid with the appurtenances and that the said Robt Abbott have of the lands of the said Robt Lea held of the said manor by copy of court roll to the value etc and the said Robt Lea in mercy