Chancery Depositions (PRO C1/54/86 Wm and Alice Clerk v Jeff Audleigh)

1475-1485 (no date) (1475)

document 14500225

to the right rev father in god the bishop of Lincoln and chancellor of England meekly beseecheth your gracious lordship your poor suplianter Wm Clerk and Alice his wife which was the wife of Robt Audeliegh late of Earls Colne in the county of Essex that where the said Robt was seised in his demesne as of fee in and of three crofts containing 12a of land with the appurtenances in Earls Colne aforesaid and thereof so seised of great trust enfeoffed Jn ====cop Jn Smith Wm Baker and Jeff Audeleigh to have to them and to their heirs to the use and behoof of the said Robt Audeleigh and to the intent that they therewith should perform his last will and refeoff him or any other at his denunciation in and of the said land with appurtenances at such time as they thereto were required and after the said Robt made his last will and died and by that his said last will willed that after his decease the said Alice late his wife should have the said land with appurtenances to her and her heirs forever after whose decease the said Alice oftimes and many hath required the said Jeff to make her an estate in and of the said land with appurtenances according to the said will yet nought withstanding the said Jeff howbeit all other his said cofeoffees thereto be ready that to do always hath refused and yet doth against all right and good conscience it will please therefore your lordship the premises considered and that your said supplianter hath no remedy by the common law of this land to grant a writ of subpoena to be direct to the said Jeff commanding him by the same to appear before the king in his chancery at a certain day and under a certain pain by your lordship to be limited and thereupon such direction to be taken as by your good lordship shall be thought most according to right and good conscience in that behalf and this at reverence of god and in the way of charity pledged to prosecute Edw Eston of Brentwood Essex yeoman Robt Markette of London yeoman

before the lord king in his chancery in the fifteen days of st martin next