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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr91 checked with D/DPr75 and D/DPr76)

17.9.1579 (Thursday 17 September 1579)

document 66200615

(not in D/DPr75 but in D/DPr76) whereas at the court here holden on tuesday in the week of pentecost 4.6.1PhM it was found by the homage that Robt Greene that held jointly with Ann his wife then living to them and the heirs of the said Robt of the lord by the rod one messuage rentery and garden adjoining in Colne St late Wm Boomes alias Bromes and after Jn Bieston's and 3a of land enclosed lying near Hynesland with the appurtenances or more etc died before the same court and before his death surrendered into the lord's hands all the premises after the death of the said Ann to the use and behoof of Rich Greene his son and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten and for default of such issue to remain to the said Ann and her heirs after the death of which said Robt the said Ann entered upon the premises and held the same during her life viz by the space of three years after the death of which Ann the foresaid Rich Greene came not to take the premises out of the lord's hands by the space of sixteen years and then viz at the court here holden on wednesday being 8.7.15Eliz1 the said Rich was admitted the lord's tenant to the foresaid messuage rentery and garden who entered upon the foresaid 3a of land and fraudulently surrendered all the premises to divers persons first to one secondly to another and thirdly to a third person by reason whereof divers strifes and controversies arose and sprang up among the said persons and for the pacifying and assuaging of the same it is considered by the court that all the premises should be seised into the lord's hands that he that hath any right by equity to the premises might be releived by the court without any great expense therefore after good deliberation and diligent examination of the matter it appears that one Thos Cocke hath right to the premises by reason of a surrender of the said Rich Greene to the use and behoof of the said Thos Cocke made which surrender is of more force than any other surrender made to the use of any other as manifestly appears to the court whereupon to this court came the foresaid Thos Cocke and humbly prayed to be admitted to the premises to whom as well in consideration of the good and faithful service done by the same Thos to the lord before as for that he bought the premises of the foresaid Rich Greene at his great cost the lord by his steward granted out of his hands all the premises to the same Thos Cocke and by the lord's steward there is seisin thereof delivered by the rod to hold to the same Thos his heirs and assigns of the lord etc