Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr91 checked with D/DPr72)

23.5.1553 (Tuesday 23 May 1553)

document 64700207

Chewinesland Xfine 16s it is found by the homage that Thos Spycer who held to him and his heirs of the lord by the rod etc divers customary lands and tenements called Chewniesland lying in Colne aforesaid containing by estimation in the whole about 14a of land or more etc died since the last court of and in the foresaid lands and tenements sole seised in his demesne as of fee according to the custom of the manor etc and they say further that Roger Spycer of full age is the brother of the foresaid Thos and the next heir and hath right to the premises who being present in the court came and craved to be admitted thereunto and because it is so found by the homage therefore he is admitted the lord's tenant thereof to whom by the lord's steward there is seisin thereof delivered to have and to hold to him his heirs and assigns of the lord by the rod to the will of the lord according to the custom of the manor and he giveth fine etc and made fealty