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Freehold Titles (ERO D/DPr163 recovery of Colne Priory)

28.11.1593 (Wednesday 28 November 1593)

document 52100005

Elizabeth by the grace of god etc to all to whom these present letters may come greeting know that amongst documents enrolled at Hertford Castle in the county of Hertford before Edw Anderson knight and his fellow justices of the queen's bench in the michaelmas term 34Eliz1 and 35Eliz1 roll ninety one continues thus at some other time according as it is evident from the term of the holy trinity last as well as roll twelve continues thus Essex Jeremy Bettenham esq in his proper person petitioned against Rich Harlakenden gentleman the manor of Colne alias Colne Priory in Colne Comitis alias Earls Colne with the appurtenances and twenty messuages twenty tofts two mills two dovecotes twenty gardens 40a land 120a meadow 300a pasture 300a woods 100a moor and 80s rent with the appurtenances in Earls Colne alias Colne Comitis Aldham Lavenham Siblehenningham Maplestede Magna Maplestede Parva Bures ad Montem alias Mount Bures Halstede Colne Engaine Colne Alba Colne Wake and Tayne Magna likewise the rectory of Earls Colne alias Colne Comitis with the appurtenances and also all and every the tenths portions pensions oblations and obventions whatsoever growing the nomination or renomination of and in the parish of Colne Engaine Colne Comitis alias Earls Colne Tayne Magna alias Muche Tayne Aldham Halsted Siblehenningham Maplested Magna and Bures ad Montem alias Mount Bures as his right and inheritance and in which the same Rich has not right of entry but after the disseisin which Hugh Hunt then unjustly and without judgement made to the aforesaid Jeremy within thirty years now last past etc and at which time that seisin was made of the manor tenements rents rectories tithes portions pensions oblations and obventions aforesaid with the appurtenances in his demesne as of fee and by right in time of peace in time of the now lady queen taking there fully to the value etc and in which etc and then the aforesaid seisin etc and the aforesaid Rich in his proper person came and defended his right when etc and called there to warranty Edw earl of Oxon he having the same there to the morrow of st martin to undertake in the county aforesaid by legal aid etc the same time given the parties aforesaid and upon this the aforesaid Rich appoints for him Isaac Hammond against the aforementioned Jeremy of the aforesaid document etc before which time the action aforesaid is adjourned by letters from the queen of common# adjournment from Westminster in the county of Middlesex to the castle of the lady queen in Hertford situate in the county of Herts to the same on the morrow of st martin and now at Hertford Castle aforesaid to this day namely on the aforesaid morrow of st martin came so the aforesaid Jeremy in his proper person who Rich by the aforesaid Isaac Hammond his attorney and the aforesaid earl being removed from county aforesaid by Thos Higgens his attorney came and freely warrants the manor tenements rents rectories tithes portions pensions oblations and obventions aforesaid with the appurtenances for the same Rich etc and upon this the aforesaid Jeremy petitions against the earl tenant by his warranty the manor tenements rent rectories tithes portions pensions oblations and obventions aforesaid with the appurtenances in form aforesaid etc and which time that seisin made of the manor tenements rent rectories tithes portions pensions oblations and obventions aforesaid with the appurtenances in his demesne as of fee and by right in time of peace in time of the now lady queen taking there fully to the value etc and in which etc and then the aforesaid seisin etc and the aforesaid earl tenant by his warranty defended his right when etc and lastly called there to warranty Rich Humfrey who is present in this court in his proper person and he freely warrants the manor tenements rents rectories tithes portions pensions oblations and obventions aforesaid with the appurtenances etc and upon this the aforesaid Jeremy petitions against Rich Humfrey tenant by his warranty the manor tenements rents rectories tithes portions pensions oblations and obventions aforesaid with the appurtenances in form aforesaid etc and which time that seisin made of the manor tenements rent rectories tithes portions pensions oblations and obventions aforesaid with the appurtenances in his demesne as of fee and by right in time of peace in time of the now lady queen taking fully to the value etc and in which etc and there the aforesaid seisin etc and the aforesaid Rich Humfrey tenant by his warranty defended his right when etc and said that the aforesaid Hugh had not disseised the aforementioned Jeremy of the manor tenements rents rectories tithes portions pensions oblations and obventions aforesaid with the appurtenances according as the same Jeremy by his letters and statement aforesaid supposes and of this he puts himself etc and the aforesaid Jeremy craves licence to imparl and this etc and afterwards there Jeremy returned to this court in the same term in his proper person and the aforesaid Rich Humfrey although solemnly charged did not return and departed in contempt of court and default made thus it is considered that the aforesaid Jeremy do recover his seisin against the aforementioned Rich Harlakenden of the manor tenements rents rectories tithes portions pensions oblations and obventions aforesaid with the appurtenances and that the same Rich have of the land of the aforesaid earl to the value and that the same earl lastly have of the land of the aforesaid Rich Humfrey to the value etc and the same Rich in mercy etc and upon this the aforesaid Jeremy craves letters from the lady queen making full seisin of the manor tenements rectories tithes portions pensions oblations and obventions etc with the appurtenances in the county aforesaid to arrange and the same is granted returnable there without delay etc afterwards namely 28.11. in the same term there in court the aforesaid Jeremy in his proper person and power viz to Rich Warren esq only commission that he by virtue of letters there to him directed 21.11.last concerning the full seisin made the aforesaid Jeremy of the manor tenements rents rectories tithes portions pensions oblations and obventions aforesaid with the appurtenances according as by letter there to him make precept etc which all and singular to the request aforesaid by Jeremy that an exemplification in the tenor of these presents may be drawn up in witness whereof we seal the seal of law to the letters in the bench aforesaid for the deputy by these presents appointed witness Edw Anderson at Hertford Castle 28.11.