Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr76)

24.7.34Eliz1 (Monday 24 July 1592)

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whereas there hath been some question between the lord and tenants of the same manor and of the manor of Colne Priory for and concerning the taking felling and using of their woods and underwoods growing upon the customary lands and tenements holden as well of this manor as of the said manor of Colne Priory for the appeasing as well of suits about the said question as also to set peace between the said lord and tenants a thing much to be desired the said lord as well of his own good disposition as at the humble petition of his tenants of both the said manors is well contented and pleased that it may be ordered in form following that is to say that every copyholder and customary tenant of all and every the said manors may take the lopping of the bollingers and husbands and the same burn and use upon his copyhold customary or freehold houses holden of either of the said manors without any impeachment or contradiction for the same and likewise so to use take and fell any dead pollinger or tree within time of year beareth no green leaf provided that this order extend not to cut down any timber tree or trees or the bodies of any bollinger or husband or to destroy any hedgerows otherwise than to take timber by the assignment of the lord for the reparation of their copyhold houses holden of either of the said manors neither shall extend to any copyholder who hath but interest in the herbage or feedings in their copyhold lands or to any enclosed or coppice woods or springs and this the lord's consent and pleasure and agreement doth said tenants do most thankfully accept and promise to be contented with all and that there be no advantage taken of any former warrant or grant to be used in form aforesaid