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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr79)

22.4.1669 (Thursday 22 April 1669)

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whereas at a court held for the said manor 28.12.1640 Helen then wife of Hen Aymes was admitted tenant of the lord for herself and the heirs of her body legitimately procreated among others to one parcel of land called Burroughes containing about 4a lying next to 3r of meadow called Nokes and Burrowes and also to one croft of land called Little Burroughs with appurtenances who the same said Hen afterwards died now to this court came Hen Hutton gentleman and complained against the said Helen Aymes in a plea of land viz of 8a of land and 1a of pasture with 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 manor itself 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 Helen did not have entry except after a disseisin which Hugh Hunt unjustly and without judgement made to the aforesaid Hen Hutton within thirty years now last past and the aforesaid Hen made protest to present his said complaint in the form and nature of a writ of our lord the king of entry upon disseisin in le post at the common law according to the custom of the said manor and he found pledge to prosecute his aforesaid complaint viz Jn Doe and Rich Roe and demanded process for himself thereof to be made against the said Helen to be here at three o'clock this same day to reply to the aforesaid Hen in the said plea and it is granted to him but the said Helen present in court freely appeared and sought licence of the court that she herself should be allowed to reply to the aforesaid Hen without any process to be directed against her and by the agreement of the aforesaid Hen it was granted to her upon which the aforesaid Hen complained against the aforesaid Helen for the said 8a of land and 1a of pasture with appurtenances in the said Earls Colne held from the lord of the said manor as of the manor itself by copy of court roll at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor and into which the said Helen did not have entry except after the disseisin which Hugh Hunt unjustly and without judgement made to the aforesaid Hen within thirty years now last past and he said that he himself was seised of the said tenement with 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 our lord the now king by taking thereof the profits to the value etc and thereupon he brought his suit and the said Helen came and defended her right whenever etc and called thereof to warranty Robt Crowe who present in court freely warranted the said tenement to the said Helen and upon this the aforesaid Hen complained against the said Robt tenant by his said warranty for the said tenement with appurtenances and he said that he himself was seised of the said tenement with appurtenances in the time of peace in the time of our lord the now king by taking thereof the profits to the value etc and the said Robt tenant by his said warranty defended his right whenever etc and he said that the said Hugh Hunt had not disseisined the aforesaid Hen of the said tenement as the aforesaid Hen by his complaint and declaration aforesaid had above set out and concerning this he put himself upon the homage of this court and the aforesaid Hen sought licence thereof to implead until four o'clock this same day and he had it and the same hour was given to the said Robt and afterwards in the same court and at the same hour of four o'clock the aforesaid Hen returned in person and the said Robt although solemnly required did not come but in contempt of court went away and made default therefore according to the custom of the said manor it was considered by the court that the aforesaid Hen should recover his seisin against the said Helen of the said tenement with appurtenances and that the said Helen should have of the lands of the said Robt held of the said manor by copy of court roll to the value etc and the said Robt in mercy and upon this the aforesaid Hen according to the custom of the said manor sought a precept of the lord of the said manor by his said steward to be directed to the bailiff of the said manor and minister of this court to deliver to him full seisin of the said tenement with appurtenances thus in the form of the said recovery and it was granted to him returnable here this same day the court sitting and afterwards this same day and the court sitting the aforesaid Hen came and Giles Crow bailiff of the said manor and minister of this court certified to this court that he himself by virtue of the said precept directed to him this same day gave to the aforesaid Hen seisin of the said tenement with appurtenances as by the said precept it was commanded and upon this the lord of the said manor at the petition of the said Hen and in further execution of the said recovery by the said steward granted and delivered to the aforesaid Hen seisin of the said tenement with appurtenances by the rod to have and to hold the said tenement with appurtenances thus in the form of the said recovery to the aforesaid Hen his heirs and assigns forever from the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the separate rents services and customs thereunto belonging and by right accustomed and the fine was pardoned by the grace of the lord and afterwards in the same court and in open court the aforesaid Hen came and by the rod surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of the said steward the said tenement with appurtenances to the use and behoof of the said Helen her heirs and assigns forever from 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 thereunto belonging and by right accustomed and the fine was pardoned and afterwards in the same court and in open court came the said Helen in person and by the rod surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of the said steward the said parcel of land called Burroughes and the said croft of land called Little Burroughs with appurtenances to the use and behoof of Edw Potter of Earls Colne yeoman his heirs and assigns forever who the same said Edw Potter present here in court seeking this the lord by the said steward granted and delivered seisin thereof by the rod to have and to hold the said parcel of land called Burroughes and the said croft of land called Little Burroughs with appurtenances to the said Edw his heirs and assigns forever from 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 thereunto belonging and by right accustomed and he gave to the lord his fine and thus he was admitted tenant of the lord thereof