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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr91 checked with D/DPr75)

20.10.1578 (Monday 20 October 1578)

document 66100885

to this court came Geo Cressener gentleman and in his proper person and according to the custom of the manor aforesaid by the lord's licence of the manor complaineth against Sibil Reynold widow being present here in court of a plea of land viz 24a of customary land with appurtenances lying in Lowfield in Earls Colne aforesaid within the jurisdiction of this court holden by copy of court roll of this manor of the lord of this manor and protesteth to prosecute his plea aforesaid in the nature and form of the writ of our sovereign lady the queen of entry upon disseisin in le post at the common law according to the custom of the manor aforesaid claiming the tenement and the land aforesaid with appurtenances to be his right and inheritance according to the custom of the manor aforesaid and upon the which the said Sibil had no entrance but after the disseisin which Hugh Hunt unjustly and without judgement made against the said Geo within thirty years now last past and found pledge to prosecute his said plea Jn Dent and Rich Fent and now viz in this present court came the foresaid Sibil Reynold in her proper person and freely appeared to the plea aforesaid whereupon the same Geo Cressener came and in his proper person and by the licence of the lord of the manor aforesaid craveth against the foresaid Sibil Reynold the tenement and lands aforesaid with appurtenances being the 24a of land aforesaid lying in Lowfield in Earls Colne aforesaid within the jurisdiction of this court as his right and inheritance which he claimeth to hold to him and his heirs of the lord of the manor aforesaid by the fealty and other services therefore due and of right accustomed and upon which the said Sibil had no entrance but after the disseisin which Hugh Hunt thereupon unjustly and without judgement made against the foresaid Geo within these thirty years now last past and whereupon he saith that he himself was seised of the lands and tenements aforesaid with appurtenances in his demesne as of fee and right according to the custom of the manor aforesaid in the time of peace in the time of our sovereign lady the queen that now is etc taking the issues thereof to the value etc and upon which etc and thereupon he bringeth his suit etc and now in this present court came the foresaid Sibil Reynold and in her proper person and defended her right when etc and to warrant the same she calleth Wm Manners who being present here in the court in his proper person freely warranteth the foresaid lands and tenements to the foresaid Sibil Reynolds etc and hereupon the foresaid Wm Manners the tenant by his warranty aforesaid the aforesaid tenement and land with the appurtenances in manner aforesaid etc and whereupon he saith that he was seised of the lands and tenements aforesaid with appurtenances in his demesne as of fee and right according to the custom of the manor aforesaid in the time of peace etc and taking the issues to the value etc and thereupon he bringeth his suit and the foresaid Wm Manners the tenant by his warranty aforesaid in the court defendeth his right when as etc and further he calleth to warrant Hen Clerke who was present here in the court in his proper person and freely warranteth the said lands and tenements to the foresaid Wm Manners and hereupon the foresaid Geo prayeth against the same Hen Clerke tenant by his warrant aforesaid the aforesaid lands and tenement with appurtenances in the form aforesaid and whereupon he saith that he was seised of the lands and tenements aforesaid with appurtenances in his demesne as of fee and right according to the custom of the manor aforesaid in the time of peace in the time of the queen that now is etc taking the issues etc to the value etc and upon which etc and thereupon he bringeth his suit etc and the foresaid Hen Clerke tenant by his warranty aforesaid being here present in court came and defended his right when as etc and craved licence to speak until three pm of the same day this court sitting and he hath etc and the same hour is given to the parties aforesaid by the assent of the said parties here etc and afterwards the court sitting the same day at the said hour of three pm the said Geo Cressener came in his proper person and the said Hen Clerke although he was solemnly required came not again but went away and made default etc therefore it is considered by the court here according to the custom of the manor aforesaid etc that the foresaid Geo Cressener shall recover his seisin against the said Sibil Reynold of the tenement and lands aforesaid with appurtenances to hold to him and his heirs according to the custom of the manor etc quietly of the said Sibil Reynold and her heirs and that the foresaid Sibil Reynold shall have of the land of the foresaid Wm Manners to the value etc and the foresaid Wm Manners shall have of the land of the foresaid Hen Clerke to the value etc and the same Hen Clerke is in mercy etc and hereupon the said Geo Cressener now craveth seisin of the lands and tenements aforesaid to be delivered unto him according to the custom of the manor aforesaid etc and it is granted unto him etc whereupon in this same court there is a precept given to Robt Reade bailiff of the manor aforesaid and minister of this court that he cause to be had to the foresaid Geo his full seisin of the lands and tenements aforesaid with appurtenances according to the form of the recovery aforesaid which the same bailiff afterwards viz in this same court came and gave the court to understand that he by virtue of a precept to him thereof directed in this court sitting had caused to be had to the foresaid Geo Cressener the full seisin of the tenement and lands aforesaid according to the form of the recovery aforesaid to hold of the lord of the manor as of this manor as before etc and after in this court came the foresaid Geo Cressener in his proper person and prayed to be admitted to the foresaid tenement and land with the appurtenances according to the custom of the manor aforesaid to whom the lord by his steward granted seisin thereof to have and to hold the foresaid tenement and lands with the appurtenances to the same Geo Cressener his heirs and assigns of the lord by the rod to the will of the lord according to the custom of the manor aforesaid by the rents and services therefore before due and of right accustomed etc and he giveth fine and made fealty and is admitted the lord's tenant