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Freehold Titles (ERO D/DPr181 Edw de Vere earl of Oxford to Roger Harlakenden Colne Park)

17.11.26Eliz1 (Sunday 17 November 1583)

document 50600005

this indenture made 17.11.26Eliz1 between the right honourable Edw de Vere earl of Oxford etc of the one part and Roger Harlakenden of Colne in the county of Essex esq of the other part witnesseth that the said Edw de Vere earl of Oxford for and in consideration of the sum of 2000li to him the said earl beforehand well and truly contented and paid by the said Roger Harlakenden whereof he doth by these presents clearly acquit and discharge the said Roger his heirs executors and administrators forever hath bargained and sold given and granted and by these presents doth clearly and fully bargain and sell give and grant unto the said Roger Harlakenden his heirs and assigns all that the enclosed ground or park of late disparked commonly called Colne Park with all houses edifices lodges gardens and orchards set lying in and upon the same and one parcel of meadow which together with the said enclosed ground or park now or of late in the tenure or occupation of one Thos Barfoote Thos Luther and Jn Collyn or one of them or of their assigns or the assigns of them and also one other parcel of meadow ground commonly called Hall Meadow now or late in the tenure or occupation of     Symons or his assigns to have and to hold the said enclosed ground or park of late disparked commonly called Colne Park and the said two parcels of and all and singular other the premises with all their appurtenances to the said Roger Harlakenden his heirs and assigns forever to the only prop er use and behoof of the said Roger Harlakenden his heirs and assigns forever without any condition or limitation and the said Edw de Vere earl of Oxford doth for him his heirs executors and administrators covenant promise and grant to and with the said Roger Harlakenden his heirs that he the said earl is lawful owner of all the same enclosed ground or park and of all other the afore granted premises and that he is lawfully seised of a perfect and absolute estate of inheritance in fee simple or fee tail without any condition limitation use or deference of all the afore granted premises with their appurtenances and that he hath full power and lawful authority to bargain and sell give and grant the same unto the said Roger Harlakenden his heirs and assigns and the said earl doth further covenant promise and grant for him his heirs executors and assigns to and with the said Roger Harlakenden his heirs and assigns that the said enclosed ground or park commonly called Colne Park both the said meadows aforementioned and all other the premises with their appurtenances be fully and clearly acquitted or otherwise sufficiently discharged or saved harmless and so forever shall or may continue of and from all former bargains sales gifts feoffments grants intails conditions jointures dowers leases rents statutes recognizances executors intentions extents and other incumbrances whatsoever had made or done by the said earl or any his autestrese or any other person or persons whatsoever except two several leases of the said enclosed ground or park with the said first parcel of meadow made by the said earl of Oxford by several deeds indented whereof the one bearing date 22.4.22Eliz1 was made unto Thos Barfoot Thos Luther and Jn Collyn for 21years from the feast of the annunciation of the virgin then next following the day of the date of the said deed indented and the other bearing date 20.4.22Eliz1 made to the said Thos Barfoot Thos Luther and Jn Collyn upon each of which leases the rents of 14li is reserved to be paid yearly at the two most usual feasts of the year by even portions and payable unto the said Roger his heirs and assigns and the said earl of Oxford for him his heirs executors and assigns doth further covenant promise and grant to and with the said Roger Harlakenden his heirs executors and assigns shall and may have use occupy always heretofore accustomed or used unto the said parcel of meadow called Hallmeadow for men horse cart and carriages and that the same way for men horse cart and carriages shall be always open and passable to and for the said Roger his heirs and assigns and to and for all other persons coming about the affairs or by the procurement commandment or licence of the said Roger his heirs or assigns without any interruption or molestation of the said earl his heirs or assigns and the said Edw de Vere earl of Oxford doth further for him his heirs executors and administrators covenant and grant to and with the said Roger Harlakenden his heirs and assigns that he before st andrews day next ensuing shall levy and knowledge a fine to the said Roger according to the order of the law of the said enclosed ground or park with al l other the premises in the said county of Essex and in the said fine shall knowledge the said premises to be the right of the said Roger as those which he the said Roger hath of the gift of the same earl and the same by the same fine shall remise and quitclaim from him and his heirs to the said Roger and his heirs and assigns and further that the said earl shall warrant the premises to the said Roger and his heirs against the said earl and his heirs and against Jn late earl of Oxford deceased father unto the said earl and against all persons claiming any estate interest or title by the said earls and their heirs or by or from any their ancestors forever now the same parties do agree that the said fine shall be to the only use of the said Roger his heirs and further the same Edw de Veer earl of Oxford doth further for him his heirs executors and administrators covenant promise and grant to and with the said Roger Harlakenden his heirs and assigns for the more perfect and full assuring conveying and sure making of the said enclosed ground or park and all other the premises to the said Roger his heirs and assigns to his and their use and behoof that he the said earl his heirs and all others rightfully claiming pretending challenging any right title estate and interest of in or to the premises or any part of them by from under or after the said earl except before excepted shall at all times hereafter upon reasonable request at the cost and charges in the law of the said Roger his heirs and assigns or by his or their learned council in the law to the use and behoof of the said Roger his heirs and assigns in witness whereof the parties abovesaid have hereunto interchangeably put their hands and seals the day and year first above written Edw earl of Oxford (at the head) a recognizance at the house of mr Amyce next to Warwick Lane the day and year above written before Francis Wyndham a justice of common bench