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Inquisition re estate of Roger Harlakenden deceased (PRO WARD7 38 no 163)

26.5.1Jas1 (Thursday 26 May 1603)

document 12800005

taken at Stratford Langham inquisition taken 26.5.1Jas1 before Jn Courtman escheator of the king concerning Roger Harlakenden of Earls Colne deceased say that Roger Harlakenden in his life and before his death was seised in his demesne as of fee in the manor of Earls Colne with apps and in several lands messuages and apps that is a parcel of land called The Hoppegrounde a wood called Bettingland in demesne as of fee and also in a parcel of land late disparked called Colne Park and all buildings barns stables edifices orchards and gardens on the said land late disparked built or made with all apps now by a way into two divided and also one parcel of meadow part of the park or disparked land which disparked park and meadow were late in the tenure or occupation of Thos Barefoot Thos Luther and Jn Collin or the one of them and after in the tenure of the said Roger Robt Sibthorpe and Jn Kendal and also a meadow called Hall Meadow late in the tenure or occupation of Rich Simmonds or assigns and one close of pasture land containing by estimation 1a lying in the meadow aforesaid called Hall Meadow and adjoining a highway and in another meadow in the said meadow called Hall Meadow in Earls Colne held in fee and the said Roger Harlakenden holding the said manor lands tenements and hereditaments etc by indenture under his hand and seal 28.5.35Eliz1 by Roger Harlakenden on the one part and a certain Wm Rowe of Walthamstow in the said county esq and Thos Harlakenden son of Roger and Dorothy Cheney one of the daughters of Jn Cheney late of Chesham Boys in the county of Bucks esq deceased of the other part in consideration of a marriage to be solemnised between the said Thos Harlakenden and Dorothy Cheney and jointure of the said Dorothy in consideration of the great love and affection which the said Roger felt for Thos his son Roger Harlakenden for his heirs executors administrators and assigns by the said indenture conceded for all time messuages lands and hereditaments now to be declared that is all the capital messuage called The Great Lodge with apps existing as parcel of the said land called the disparked park called Colne Park and all the capital messuages belonging to it or held and occupied with it also all land arable pasture meadow and woodland parcel of the disparked park in Earls Colne belonging to the said messuage and all lands and tenements of the said Roger and one way or path late made in the said park leading from Earls Colne to Markshall and also a meadow aforesaid called Hall Meadow with a way in the tenure or occupation of Robt Sibthorpe or his assigns to the use of Thos Harlakenden for life and after his death to the use of Dorothy for her life and after the death of Dorothy to the use of the sons of Thos Harlakenden and the heirs of his body legitimately procreated and for defect of heirs to the use of the right heirs of Roger Harlakenden forever and all the messuages lands meadows pastures and apps part of the said disparked park in the tenure of the said Jn Kendall adjoining the said lands parcel of the said disparked park and in another messuage and croft of land adjoining and a parcel of land called The Hoppegrounde parcel of Hall Meadow and in two other tenements adjoining late in the tenure of Robt Pigotte or assigns and in a wood called Bettingsland to the use of Thos Harlakenden and the heirs of his body legitimately procreated and for defect of heirs to the use of Roger Harlakenden his heirs and assigns forever and afterwards that is on 14.6.35Eliz1 the said Thos Harlakenden and Dorothy according to an act of parliament took possession the said Thos of the whole capital messuage called Great Lodge and apps with all houses edifices orchards and gardens to the messuage demised located and occupied also in all lands meadows pastures woods and apps late of the said disparked park and of a meadow called Hall Meadow and in a close and in a meadow in the tenure of Robt Sibthorpe seised in demesne by free tenure for the term of his life to remain after his death to Dorothy for life and to remain after her death to Thos Harlakenden and heirs legitimately procreated and for defect of such heirs to the heirs of Roger Harlakenden forever and in the whole messuage aforesaid with lands meadows pastures and apps in the tenure of Jn Kendall also in a messuage with croft of land adjoining and a parcel of land called The Hoppeground and in two other tenements adjoining with apps late in the tenure of Robt Pigott or assigns and in a wood called Bettingsland to the same Thos Harlakenden seised in demesne as of fee tail to himself and the heirs of his body legitimately procreated and for defect of heirs to remain to Roger Harlakenden and his heirs forever as by indenture plainly appears and the said inquisition further say that the messuages lands meadows pastures woods etc and hereditaments appearing in the said indenture are held of the lord king and they owe a relief of 5li per annum and the said inquisition say that Roger Harlakenden was seised of the manor of Earls Colne and apps and in the residue of the land part of the disparked park and lying in it divided from it by the way aforesaid on the east by the indenture signed and sealed and shown to the inquisition dated 29.8.39Eliz1 made between the said Roger Harlakenden Rich Harlakenden and Thos Harlakenden his sons on the one part and Thos Dewhurst gent Wm Dormer gent Geo Speering and Wm Driwood of the other part and the said Roger Harlakenden in consideration of the marriage to be solemnised between the aforesaid Roger and Ann Dewhurst widow and for the jointure of the said Ann by the aforesaid indenture conceded for him his executors etc to the said Thos Dewhurst Wm Dormer Geo Spering and Wm Driwood and to their heirs executors etc that the said Roger his heirs and assigns and all other person or persons who at the time of the making of the indenture or at any time hereafter and at the house of the solemnisation of matrimony aforesaid having any state of inheritance or free tenure in the manor of Earls Colne aforesaid with apps or in the residue of the disparked park called Colne Park now lying divided by a way aforesaid to the east part immediately after the solemnisation of the marriage between the said Roger and Ann Dewhurst to make their suit of and in the manor aforesaid with apps and of and in the residue of the disparked park called Colne Park to the use of the said Ann for the term of her life and after on 1.9.39Eliz1 Roger Harlakenden was married to the aforesaid Ann Dewhurst after which marriage by act of parliament possession was given to the said Roger of the manor aforesaid and the said residue and he was seised in his demesne and of free tenure in the right of Ann his wife the reversion and remainder in the aforesaid Roger Harlakenden in fee simple and the aforesaid Roger Harlakenden was seised in the reversion and remainder and being so seised on 2.1.last by his will in writing made Rich Harlakenden and Thos Harlakenden his executors and all the lands aforesaid during the term of forty years after the decease of the said Ann next following and for monies paid by him and for performing the will the aforesaid remainder to the said Rich Harlakenden and the heirs male of his body legitimately procreated and for default of heirs to the aforesaid Thos Harlakenden and his heirs male and for default of heirs to the right heirs of Roger forever as by the testament under the seal of the prerogative court of Jn archbishop of Canterbury as to the jury aforesaid shown and plainly appears in evidence and the jury say lastly that the aforesaid manor of Earls Colne and certain premises specified in the last indenture were held of the lord king at the time of the death of Roger by military tenure in capite paying 3li per annum and lastly the jury aforesaid say that the aforesaid Roger Harlakenden has other lands in the county and that he died 1.1.last and that the said Rich Harlakenden is his son and next heir and at the time of the death of Roger 1.1.last was 34yrs old