Star Chamber (PRO STAC8/163/9 Rich Harlakenden v Wm Eedies et al)

4.10.4Jas1 (Saturday 4 October 1606)

document 19100526

Hugh Lepyngwell Colne Engaine husbandman 60yr said on 17.5. two years on friday Jn Cooper and Sam Diglette were there in peaceable possession of the mill for he saw them grinding but on the friday night Wm Eedies Wm Strutte and Robt Peartree and others being in the house of one Cooke in Earls Colne did agree to meet at the mill next morning and take possession of it Strutte said to constable Peartree "give me thy hand that thou wilt not fail me" and that possession was taken that day in forcible manner as he heard