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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr79)

19.10.1659 (Wednesday 19 October 1659)

document 39301732

whereas at a court held for the said manor 8.1.20Chas1 Geo Mann was admitted tenant to him and the heirs of his body to one messuage or tenement customary with the appurtenances called Mordens and to the moiety of a parcel of land called Tollhouse Greene then and now used as a yard to and with the said messuage or tenement now at this court sitting the court Geo Andrewes gentleman did come and did complain against the said Geo Mann in a plea of land that is to say of one messuage 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 Geo Mann hath no entry but after the disseisin which Hugh Hunt unjustly and without judgement did to the said Geo Andrewes within thirty years now last past and the said Geo Andrewes doth 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 fine pledges to present his said plaint that is to say Jn Doe and Rich Roe and desired process according to the custom of the said manor against the said Geo Mann that he be at the next court to be held for the said manor to answer to him the said Geo Andrewes in his plea aforesaid and it was granted unto him etc but the said Geo Mann being present in court did freely appear and desired the licence of this court that he may be admitted to answer the said Geo Andrewes without any process to be directed against him and by the consent of the said Geo Andrewes it was granted and thereupon the said Geo Andrewes did demand against the said Geo Mann one messuage 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 Geo Mann hath no entry but after the disseisin which Hugh Hunt unjustly and without judgement did unto him within thirty years now last past and whereupon he saith he was seised of the said messuage with the 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 the reign of Charles late king of England etc by taking thereof the profits etc to the value etc and thereupon doth bring suit and thereupon the said Geo Mann in his own person did come and defend his right when etc and doth call thereof to warranty Jn Clerke who being present in court did freely warrant the messuage aforesaid with the appurtenances to the said Geo Mann whereupon the said Geo Andrewes did demand against the said Jn tenant by his warranty the messuage aforesaid with the appurtenances in form aforesaid and saith that he was seised of the said messuage with the appurtenances in his demesne as of fee and right etc by taking the profits etc and thereupon did bring suit and the said Jn tenant by his own warranty aforesaid doth defend his right when etc and saith that the said Hugh Hunt did not disseise the said Geo Andrewes of the messuage aforesaid in manner and form as the said Geo Andrewes by his plaint aforesaid hath supposed and for this doth put himself upon the homage of this court and the said Geo Andrewes doth desire licence to imparl till three o'clock this afternoon of this instant 19.10. and it is granted unto him and the same hour is granted to the said Jn to be here etc and afterwards in the same court at the said third hour after noon of the said day the said Geo Andrewes did come and the said Jn though solemnly demanded and called came not but in contempt of the court did depart and made default therefore according to the custom of the said manor it is considered by the court that the said Geo Andrewes recover against the said Geo Mann the messuage aforesaid with the appurtenances and that the said Geo Mann have of the lands of the said Jn held of the said manor by copy of court roll to the value etc and the said Jn in mercy whereupon the said Geo Andrewes did desire the precept of the lord of the said manor by his said steward to the bailiff of the said manor to be directed to deliver to him seisin of the said messuage with the appurtenances so as aforesaid recovered and it is granted to him returnable at this court at four o'clock at which hour the said Geo Andrewes did come in his own person and Giles Crow bailiff of the said manor and officer of this court did come and testify that by virtue of the said precept to him directed he hath delivered full seisin to the said Geo Andrewes of the messuage aforesaid with the appurtenances as by the said precept he was commanded and thereupon the lord of the said manor at the petition of the said Geo Andrewes and in further execution of the said recovery did by his said steward grant and deliver to him seisin by the rod of the messuage so as aforesaid recovered with the appurtenances to have and to hold the same to the said Geo Andrewes his heirs and assigns of the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the rents and services due etc and his fine was pardoned