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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr76)

14.6.1595 (Saturday 14 June 1595)

document 67001269

whereas at the leet with court here holden on friday being 12.6.32Eliz1 Jn Church was admitted the lord's tenant to him and his heirs of the surrender of Wm Bieston to a tenement called the Stable with the Cowhouse with and garden adjoining with a way late parcel of Bearcroft leading towards the said croft called Bearcroft with free ingress and egress to carry and drive and also to one croft of land called Parkfield containing by estimation 4a2r or more or less lying beside the lord's park and to two crofts of land whereof one is called Stoneleigh and the other called Burrowes and to one parcel of land called Dovehousefield and to two parcels of land containing 6a more or less parcel of certain lands called Chewnysland and to one croft of land with appurtenances called Pondcroft and to 1r of land parcel of Bearcroft as by the roll of the same court shown here in this court appeareth now came Jn Sayer in his proper person and complaineth against Jn Church in a plea of land viz of one tenement one garden 20a of land 6a of meadow and 6a of pasture with appurtenances in Earls Colne aforesaid within the jurisdiction of this court and maketh protestation to prosecute his plaint aforesaid in the form and nature of the writ of our sovereign lady the queen de recte patent at the common law and found pledges to prosecute his plaint aforesaid in form aforesaid viz Jn Doe and Rich Roe and prayeth process thereupon to be made according the the custom of the manor aforesaid to be directed against the foresaid Jn Church returnable etc and it is granted him etc and hereupon the foresaid Jn Church being here present in court appeared voluntarily without any further process to be directed against him to the plaint aforesaid etc and hereupon the foresaid Jn Sayer prayeth against him the said Jn Church in one tenement one garden 20a of land 6a of meadow 6a of pasture with appurtenances in Earls Colne within the jurisdiction of this court as his right and inheritance according to the custom of the manor aforesaid and whereof he saith that he was seised of the 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 taking of the issues thereof to the value etc and that such is his right and he offereth etc and hereupon came the foresaid Jn Church in his proper person and defendeth the right of the foresaid Jn Sayer and his seizure of which seisin etc when etc and all etc and whatsoever etc and chiefly of the tenements aforesaid with appurtenances in his demesne as of fee and right according to the custom of the manor aforesaid and according to the custom of the same manor called to warranty the tenements aforesaid with appurtenances Wm Bieston gentleman who being also present here in court did voluntarily appear in his own proper person without further process and warranteth the tenements aforesaid with appurtenances unto him etc and hereupon the foresaid Jn Sayer prayeth against him the foresaid Wm Bieston the tenant by his warranty the tenements aforesaid with appurtenances etc and whereupon he saith that he himself was seised of the tenements aforesaid with appurtenances in his demesne as of fee and right according to the custom of the manor aforesaid in the time of the peace of our sovereign lady the queen that now is taking the issues thereof to the value etc and that such is his right etc he offereth etc and hereupon the foresaid Wm Bieston came in his proper person and defendeth the right of the foresaid Jn Sayer and his seisin of which seisin etc when etc and all etc and whatsoever etc and chiefly of the tenements aforesaid with appurtenances in his demesne as of fee and right according to the custom of the manor aforesaid and according to the custom of the same manor he called to warrant the tenements aforesaid with appurtenances Jn Turnor who being present here in court appeared voluntarily without further process and warranteth the tenements aforesaid with appurtenances unto him etc and hereupon the foresaid Jn Sayer prayeth against the same Jn Turnor tenant by his warranty in the tenements aforesaid with appurtenances in form aforesaid and saith that he was seised of the tenements aforesaid with appurtenances in his demesne as of fee and right according to the custom of the manor in the time of peace of our sovereign lady the queen taking the issues thereof to the value etc and that such is his right etc and he offereth etc and hereupon the aforesaid Jn Turnor the tenant by his warranty in his proper person came and defended the right of the foresaid Jn Sayer and his seisin etc and all and whatsoever etc and especially of the tenements aforesaid with appurtenances in his demesne as of fee and right according to the custom of the manor aforesaid and puteth himself therein upon the homage of this court and instead of the great assize of our sovereign lady the queen that now is at the common law and prayeth recognition thereof to he made whether he hath more right to hold the tenements aforesaid with appurtenances to him and his heirs according to the customs of the manor aforesaid as tenant thereof by his warranty as he now holdeth the same or the foresaid Jn Sayer to have the tenements aforesaid with appurtenances to him and his heirs according to the custom of the manor aforesaid as he before prayeth the same and hereupon the foresaid Jn Sayer prayed licence to imparl until eleven o'clock in the forenoon of the same day etc and it is granted him etc the same hour is given to the foresaid Jn Turnor here etc and afterwards viz at eleven o'clock in the same day the foresaid Jn Sayer came again in his proper person and the foresaid Jn Turnor being solemnly required came not again but departed in contempt of the court and made default whereupon proclamation was made in the same court openly and publicly that if any man would claim the tenements aforesaid he should come before final judgement were given thereupon and none came therefore according to the custom of the manor aforesaid it was considered by the court here that the foresaid Jn Sayer shall recover his seisin against the foresaid Jn Church of the tenements aforesaid with appurtenances to hold to the same Jn Sayer and his heirs according to the custom of the manor aforesaid quietly of the foresaid Jn Church and his heirs and of the foresaid Wm Bieston and his heirs and of the foresaid Jn Turnor and his heirs forever and that the foresaid Jn Church shall have of the lands and tenements of the foresaid Wm Bieston to the value etc within the jurisdiction of this court etc and that the foresaid Wm Bieston have of the lands and tenements of the foresaid Jn Turnor to the value etc within the jurisdiction of this court etc and the same Jn Turnor in mercy etc and hereupon the aforesaid Jn Sayer the precept of the lord of the manor aforesaid to the bailiff of the same manor to be directed to deliver unto him full seisin of the tenements aforesaid with appurtenances etc and it is granted him etc returnable here at one o'clock in the afternoon of the same day sitting the court and afterwards viz at one o'clock the same day sitting the court came the foresaid Jn Sayer in his proper person and Thos Allen bailiff of the manor aforesaid and minister of this court returned the precept aforesaid for the delivery of seisin to him directed served and executed in every point according to the custom of the manor viz that he by virtue of the said precept to him directed hath delivered to the foresaid Jn Sayer full seisin of the tenements aforesaid with appurtenances as he was commanded by the same precept to him directed as aforesaid and the same Jn Sayer of the tenements aforesaid with appurtenances being so seised by virtue of the recovery aforesaid and execution thereof made in form aforesaid the lord of his special favour for the further establishing ratifying confirmation of all and singular the premises in this full court by his steward aforesaid gave and delivered unto the said Jn Sayer seisin of the tenements aforesaid with appurtenances to have and to hold to him and 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 services and customs therefore due and of right accustomed and he made fine and fealty and was admitted tenant thereof and afterward sitting this court came the foresaid Jn Sayer in his proper person and in the open court surrendered into the lord's hands by the hands of his steward aforesaid all and singular the premises with appurtenances before recovered to the use and behoof of the foresaid Jn Church and his heirs forever to which Jn Church here present in court there is seisin thereof delivered to have and to hold to him and 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 services and customs therefore due and of right accustomed and he made fine and fealty and was admitted tenant thereof