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Coroner's Inquisition Post Mortem (PRO C142/482/42)

13.6.8Chas1 (Wednesday 13 June 1632)

document 12700081

taken at Stratford Langthorne in Essex 28.10.7Chas1 before Rich Freeman esq escheator of the king for the said county by virtue of letters of the king etc inquisition post mortem on Rich Harlakenden esq deceased by the oath of Robt Swann Thos Alden Jas Merryman Wm Benbowe Rich Barker Andrew Jennings Jn Vaughan Thos Griggs Jn Catheringham Arth Harrison Rich Cobham Wm Wright Jn Pargrave Rich Bawden and Dan Wale who say on oath that before the death of the said Rich Harlakenden in the bill mentioned Roger Harlakenden esq father of the said Rich was seised in his demesne as of fee in one messuage called The Little Lodge and all lands and tenements meadows pastures and hereditaments and apps belonging containing by estimation 360a now or late parcel of the late disparked park of Earls Colne in Essex and parcel of the manor of Earls Colne late the lands of the said Rich Harlakenden and the said Roger so seised by indenture dated 31.1.35Eliz1 in consideration of the marriage to be solemnised between the said Rich Harlakenden and Margt Hubard he granted the same to Rich Harlakenden Margt Hubard Edw Hubard and the said Roger and their heirs for his life and after his death to the use of Margt for her life and after her death to the use of the right heirs of the said Roger as shown by the said indenture shown in evidence before this inquisition according to an act of 27Hen8 which showed that Roger Harlakenden held the said premises and apps by free tenure for the term of the life of the said Roger and afterward the said Roger died and the said marriage between the said Rich Harlakenden and Margt Hubbard having been solemnised before his death after which the jury say that the said Rich was seised of the premises in fee and of the manor of Earls Colne and in all messuages meadows pastures and hereditaments appertaining in Earls Colne and he held the advowson of the vicarage of Earls Colne and also manor of Colne Priory with apps in Earls Colne and also a capital messuage and apps called Colne Priory and apps in Earls Colne with messuages lands and hereditaments belonging to the last mentioned manor etc and in one messuage with apps in Gaines Colne in Essex with apps late purchased by the said Rich from Humph Mawditt gent and in several crofts or parcels of land called Lowfields late bought of Jn Church and a parcel of land called Plaistow Farm or Kelne with apps in Halstead Stisted and Gaines Colne and that the said Rich held the capital messuage and other the premises before mentioned and after 12.5.6Jas1 by indenture dated illegible text by considerations in the said indenture specifically stated he conceded the same to his heirs and Hen Mildmay esq and Arth Herris esq witnessed the same and he also held in his lifetime several crofts containing by estimation 54a called Ten Acres and a messuage called Carters and a croft belonging to it called Pitcroft now or late in the tenure of Thos Rampton and in all lands belonging containing 100a called or known by the name of Tile Kelne Wildfield Oxney Fenn and Siggs Meadow now or late in the tenure of Edw Pilborough and in all the house and mill and free land of the said Rich Harlakenden containing 10a of meadow and pasture and known by the name of Chalkney Mill now or late in the tenure of Thos Christmas and all barns and lands containing by estimation 64a called and known by the name of Sedcoppes and Bradfields with all the grove containing by estimation 6a called Le Haye late in the tenure of the said Rich in the bill mentioned and all that messuage and mansion house called and known by the name of Scotts Elme and Ryefield now or late in the tenure of Jn Parker and all that meadow called Kemborne and a parcel of pasture called Dagnall containing 24a and all the premises lying and being in the parishes or hamlets of Earls Colne Colne Engaine alias Gaines Colne and White Colne and any other places in Essex and also a parcel called Oxney Fenn containing 3a and another parcel of land with a hopground parcel of The Tile Kelne containing by estimation 1a and all the said premises with apps etc were held to the use of Rich Harlakenden in the bill mentioned and his heirs and he surrendered the same on the marriage of Rich Harlakenden son of the said Rich in the bill mentioned and Alice Mildmay eldest daughter of Hen Mildmay to the use of Rich and Alice during the life of the said Rich mentioned in the bill and after the death of Rich mentioned in the said bill and Rich his son to the use of the said Alice for her life in recompense of her dowry and after the death of Alice to the use of the heirs male of the said Rich the son on the body of the said Alice procreated and for defect of heirs male to the use of heirs female etc and for defect of heirs female to the use of heirs male of the body of the said Rich the son and for defect of heirs male to the use of Roger Harlakenden second son of the said Rich in the bill mentioned and the heirs male of his body legitimately procreated and for defect of such issue to the use of the right heirs of Rich Harlakenden in the bill named forever and all that farm called Milles and Copins and all other lands and pastures belonging and several parcels called Chalkney Croft and a mill called Colneford Mill and a meadow adjoining containing by estimation 1a2r and the hereditaments belonging to the mill all parcel of the manor of Colne Priory the said Rich in the bill mentioned conveyed by indenture witnessed by the aforesaid Hen Mildmay and Arth Herris to the said Rich for his life and after his death to the use of Rich Harlakenden his son and the heirs male of his body legitimately procreated and for defect of issue to the use of Roger Harlakenden second son of the said Rich and the heirs male of his body and for defect of issue to the use of Thos Harlakenden brother of the said Rich and to the heirs male legitimately procreated and for defect of issue to the use of the right heirs of Rich Harlakenden in the bill named forever and the messuage called The Little Lodge which is held by Margt Harlakenden and the said several crofts called Lowfields containing by estimation 10a and the lands called Plaistow Farm and all the lands belonging to The Little Lodge the said Rich in the bill named conceded and conveyed as witnessed by the said Hen Mildmay and Arth Herris by indenture to the use of Rich for his life and after his death to the use of Roger Harlakenden the son and his heirs male legitimately procreated and for defect of issue to the heirs of the said Rich in the bill named and his heirs forever and the said Alice Harlakenden died during the life of the said Rich in the bill named and afterwards they say that Rich Harlakenden in the bill named was seised of the said Little Lodge and premises all of which he limited to the use of Margt Harlakenden his wife and in two crofts called Lowfields and Plaistow Farm etc and by writing dated 29.6.last purporting to be his last will he said as follows viz and I do further give unto my wife and her assigns for the increase of her jointure those two parcels of ground commonly called Lowfield which I late purchased of Jn Church containing by estimation 10a during the term of her natural life without paying any tithe corn for the same and as touching and settling some part of my lands and tenements my mind and will is and I do further devise and bequeath the reversion and remainder after the decease of my said wife of all that part of Colne Park in Earls Colne aforesaid called The Little Lodge with all houses barns stables orchards gardens lands and tenements thereunto belonging containing by estimation 360a more or less as the same is divided from the new way that leadeth from Colne aforesaid towards Markshall Green as the same lieth on the east side of the same way and lieth towards Coggeshall and all the woods underwoods timbers and trees standing growing or being in or upon the premises unto Roger Harlakenden my youngest son and to the heirs male of his body lawfully begotten or to be begotten without paying any manner of tithes for the same and for default of such issue to Rich Harlakenden my eldest son and to the heirs male of his body lawfully begotten or to be begotten and for default of such issue to Thos Harlakenden brother of me the said Rich Harlakenden he paying the lawful tithes due for the same and to the heirs male of his body lawfully begotten or to be begotten and for default of such issue to the right heirs of me the said Rich Harlakenden forever and I do further devise and bequeath to the said Roger Harlakenden the reversion after the decease of my said wife of two parcels of ground commonly called Lowfield aforesaid containing by estimation 10a or thereabouts formerly in this my will bequeathed unto her as an increase of her jointure and to his heirs forever he paying the quit rent due for the same yearly being 10s from the time of his entry to the lord of the manor of Earls Colne for the time being and to be discharged of all former arrearages and also paying for the same Lowfields all tithes to whom they shall be due and lastly I do give and bequeath unto the said Roger Harlakenden after my decease all the houses edifices and buildings on the same thereunto belonging commonly called and known by the name of Plaistow Farm or Kelne situate lying and being in the parish of Halstead Stisted and Gaines Colne in the county of Essex and all woods and underwoods timber and trees standing and growing or being upon the premises now or late in the tenure or occupation of Wm Dodd or his assigns unto the said Roger Harlakenden and the heirs male of his body begotten or to be begotten and for defect of such issue to Rich Harlakenden elder brother of the said Roger and the heirs male of his body lawfully begotten or to be begotten and for defect of issue to the right heirs of the said Roger forever as shown by the will and testament shown to this inquisition and afterwards they say that the said Rich Harlakenden died seised on 24.8.last and the said Rich Harlakenden was aged at the time of the death of his said father twenty one years and more and they say on oath that the said messuage and premises called The Little Lodge containing by estimation 360a late parcel of the disparked park of Earls Colne was held of the lord king in capite by military service by an annual reprise of 4li and that the said manor of Earls Colne and other the premises at the time of the death of Rich Harlakenden were held of the king in capite by military service and the yearly reprise of 5li and that the site of the priory and apps and the advowson of vicar of Earls Colne were held at the time of the death of Rich Harlakenden in capite by military service and the yearly reprise of 46s8d and the advowson nill and the said manor of Colne Priory and the capital messuage called Colne Priory and premises etc at the time of the death of the said Rich were held of the king in capite by military service and the annual reprise of 10li and the said messuage and apps in Gaines Colne late belonging to Humph Mawditt was held at the time of the death of the said Rich of the king and of the manor of Sherriffs in Gaines Colne in free socage by fealty and the annual rent of 8d and all services and a reprise of 5s and that the said two crofts called Lowfields with apps in Earls Colne at the time of his death were held of the king as capital messuages by military service and an annual reprise of 10s and a close of land called Plaistow Farm with apps in Halsted Stisted and Colne Engaine were held at the time of the death of the said Rich of the king etc by military service and an annual reprise of 40s and the said Rich Harlakenden in the bill named died seised of all the lands in the bill named etc of the king etc