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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr79)

22.4.1669 (Thursday 22 April 1669)

document 39601141

whereas at a court held for the said manor 12.7.1664 Geo Lawrence took for himself and the heirs of his body legitimately procreated one parcel of customary land containing by estimation about 4p with the tenement built thereon one orchard with appurtenances parcel of a tenement called Firman Tylers now to this court came Hen Hutton gentleman and complained against the said Geo in a plea of land viz of one messuage one garden and 6p of land with appurtenances in Earls Colne in the county of Essex and within the jurisdiction of this court held of the lord of the said manor as of the same 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 did have entry except after a disseisin which Hugh Hunt unjustly and without jurisdiction made to the said Hen 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 said com plaint viz Jn Doe and Rich Roe and sought process to be made for himself thereupon against the said Geo to be here at three o'clock this same day to reply to the aforesaid Hen in the aforesaid plea and it was granted to him but the said Geo present in court freely appeared and sought licence of the court that he himself should be allowed to reply to the aforesaid Hen without any further process directed against him and by the assent of the aforesaid Hen it was granted to him upon which the aforesaid Hen sought against the said Geo the said messuage garden and 6p of land with appurtenances in the said Earls Colne 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 and into which the said Geo did not have entry except after a 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 Geo came and defended his right whenever etc and called thereof to warranty Robt Crowe who present in court freely warranted the said tenement to the said Geo and upon this the said Hen sought against the said Robt tenant by his said warranty 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 the profits thereof 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 did not disseisin the aforesaid Hen of the said tenement as the aforesaid Hen by his complaint and said declaration had above set out and concerning this he put himself upon the homage of this court and the said Hen sought licence of the court to implead thereof until the hour of 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 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 seisin against the said Geo of the said tenement with appurtenances and that the said Geo 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 was in mercy and upon this the aforesaid Hen according to the custom of the said manor sought a precept from 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 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 Crowe bailiff of the said manor and minister of this court certified to the court that he himself by virtue of the said precept directed to him this same day gave seisin to the aforesaid Hen of the aforesaid tenement with appurtenances as he was commanded by the said precept and upon this the lord of the said manor at the petition of the aforesaid Hen and in further execution of the said recovery by his said steward granted and delivered to the aforesaid Hen seisin of the said tenement 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 rents services and customs thereunto belonging and by right accustomed and the fine was pardoned through the grace of the lord and afterwards in the same court and in open court came the said Hen Hatton (sic) and by the rod surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of the said steward the said messuage orchard and other premises with appurtenances thus in the form of the said recovery to the use and behoof of the said Geo Lawrence his heirs and assigns forever to whom the same said Geo the lord by the said steward granted and delivered seisin thereof by the rod to have and to hold the said premises to the said Geo his heirs and assigns 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 through the grace of the lord and afterwards in the same court and in open court the said Geo came and surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of his said steward the said parcel of land with the tenement built and the orchard with appurtenances parcel of Firman Tylers to the use and behoof of Wm Andrewes and Ann his wife their heirs and assigns forever to whom the same said Wm and Ann present here in court and seeking this the lord by the said steward granted and delivered seisin thereof by the rod to have and to hold the said premises with appurtenances to the said Wm and Ann their 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 they gave to the lord their fine etc and thus were admitted tenants of the lord thereof