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Freehold Titles (ERO D/DPr162)

8.2.1592 (Tuesday 8 February 1592)

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to all christian people to whom this present writing may come Edw de Veere earl of Oxford vicount Bulbeck lord great chamberlain of England and lord of Badlesmere and Scales gives greeting in the lord everlasting know I the aforementioned earl of Oxford so in part complement and perform a certain covenant and agreement contained and specified in a certain indenture bearing date 7.2.34Eliz1 between me the aforementioned earl of Oxford on the one part and Rich Harlakenden of Staple Inn in the county of Middlesex on the other part made as for divers other good causes and considerations me in this specially moving did give grant enfeoff release surrender and by these presents confirm to the aforesaid Rich Harlakenden his heirs and assigns all the site foundation enclosure circuit and precinct of the house and late priory or monastery of the blessed virgin mary and st john the evangelist of Colne Comitis or Earls Colne in the county of Essex by the authority of parliament sup pressed and dissolved and moreover the house and late priory of Earls Colne aforesaid and all the church and cemetery of the same late priory or monastery besides all the messuages houses edifices barns granges dovecotes orchards gardens ponds fishponds land and ground so within the bounds and circuit of the same late house and priory or monastery as outside the bounds and circuit of the same late house and priory or monastery belonging or appertaining also the manor or lordship of Colne alias the lordship of Colne Priory in Colne Comitis alias Earls Colne or elsewhere in the said county of Essex also all the rectory and parsonage of Earls Colne in the said county of Essex and the advowson of the vicarage there with all and singular the rights members liberties and appurtenances to the same and there wherever and all and singular the messuages granges farm land tenements meadows pasture feedings mills woods underwoods waters fishings fishponds moors marshes waste rents reversions services advowsons patronage of the church chapel and vicarage rectory glebe portions pensions tithes of sheaves grain and hay and all other tithes whatsoever courts leet hundreds regalities goods chattels waifs goods of felons and outlaws fines markets wards marriages reliefs escheats annuities fees firme fees knights fees customary tolls franchises liberties profits commodities and hereditaments whatever with all and singular their appurtenances situate lying and being near renewing or coming in the town field hamlet parish or place of Colne Comitis alias Earls Colne Aldham in the county of Suffolk Aldham in the county of Essex Lavenham Sible Henningham Maplested Magna Maplested Parva Bures ad Montem alias Mount Bures Halsted or elsewhere wheresoever to the same manor or lordship rectory and vicarage or to any other belonging or howsoever appertaining or with the same or elsewhere or some other place or with any there part or parcel usually located or occupied or accepted taken to be reputed or known and part parcel member of the same or there anywhere or any there part or parcel and all arrearages of rent of the premises also the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders of all and singular the premises and where so it please there parcel and all the rents and annuities profits reserved upon by whatever dissession# or concession premission or anywhere there parcel before this made or shall contain to have and to hold and enjoy the site house manor lordship lands tenements tithes rents reversions services and hereditaments and the rest of all and singular the premises above in these presents mentioned with their appurtenances to the use of the aforementioned Rich Harlakenden his heirs and assigns to the sole and proper work and use of him Rich Harlakenden his heirs and assigns forever to hold of the chief lords fee there by services then before owed and of right accustomed and I the very aforementioned earl of Oxford and my heirs the aforesaid site house manor lordship land tenements tithes rents reversions services and hereditaments and the rest of all and singular the premises above in these presents mentioned with their appurtenances to the aforementioned Rich Harlakenden his heirs and assigns to the sole and proper work and use of him Rich Harlakenden his heirs and assigns forever against all people shall warrant forever by these presents defend know I the aforementioned earl of Oxon do make ordain constitute in my place by these presents empower my beloved in christ Wm Tyffyn esq and Wm Addams clerk my true and lawful attorneys together or separately to enter in my place and in my name into the foresaid site house manor lordship lands tenements hereditaments and the rest of all and singular the premises and in anywhere or anything there parcel i n my name and all there fully and peacefully possess and be seised of in my place and name to take and receive and after this possession and seizure so then taken and had full and peaceful possession and seisin of the premises where so it please or anywhere there parcel in the name of all to the aforesaid Rich Harlakenden or his certain attorney or attorneys deliver to have and to hold the site in tenor form and effect of this present writing and these to be made and approved all and whatever by my attorney or other made or to be made in the premises or of the premises by these presents in witness whereof to this my present writing I the aforementioned earl of Oxford do set my seal given 8.2.34Eliz1 Edw Oxeford sealed delivered the day and year above written by Jn Harvie