Conisbrough & Denaby Main
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The time of the Commonwealth between Charles I and Charles II


40    Court Roll    4th May 1653

At the Court Baron holden at Conisbrough aforesaid for the Lord of the Manor aforesaid the fourth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand six hundreth fiftie and three before Edmond Nicholson Steward there.
At this court comes here in Court George Drable thereupon in his own person and surrenders into the hands of the Lord of the said Manor the reversion of one messuage or tenement  with a garden and an orchard to the land belonging and the half of one oxgang of land and the half of one acre of land to the same messuage or tenement belonging with appertinances in Conisbrough assort said now in the tenure or occupation of the said Geroge Drable the elder and also ffoure acres and three roods of land in Conisbrough afforsaid late one Glasdale Pigotts and of two acres and three roods of land in Conisbrough aforesaid late Thomas Mightmans gent and one acre of land in Conisbrough afforesaid late Nicholsons and also of one half acre of arable land in Conisbrough afforesaid late Blackbournes with all the singular their appertainances to the use and behoof of George Drable the younger sonne of the afforesaid George the elder and of the heirs and assignes of the said George Drable the younger for the use according to the custom of the manor afforesaid and thereupon came into the court aforesaid before the steward there the said George Drable the senior and presents to be admitted tenant to the Lord for the premises who is d admitted tenant and prayes to the Bailiffe of the Lord of the manor aforesaid the fine for the said to witt and doth his fealtie for the same according to the custom of the manor aforesaid.

No 43/44    Court Roll 6th December 1653

At the Court holden at Conisbrough aforesaid the 6 of December 1653
Whereas Anne Mirfin late wife of James Mirfin of Braithwell in the said Mannor was seized in her demesne as of fee according to the custome of the said Mannor of Conisbrough by copy of Court Roll of the said Mannor of one cottage three acres and a half of arrable land and a cowgate situate lyeing and being in Braithwell aforesaid and being suthere of seized byed at Braithwell of one said so seized and the same cottage lands and cowgate discended unto Jane the wife of William Killome of Rossington in the said County yeoman and Alice the wife of John Alan of Braythwell aforesaid yeoman as daughters and heirs of the said Anne Mirfin.  Now the said William Killome and Anne his wife and Johne Allan and Alice his wife comes into the Court aforesaid before the Steward aforesaid and the said Jane and being examined by the Steward aforesaid do make partition separation and division of this premises in manner and forme following as to nine years and a half and half a quarter in length (nine years and nine months) of the south end of the said cottage or building and all seventeene yeards and a half and six  ……1……in length on the barkside belonging the said cottage lyeing in the southeast side thereof and also five acres of land in Breithwell fields that is to say one acre of land in the Greatfield there being one land or selion, next to the lands of Randall Ingall on the south and half an acre of land lying in the Litlefield of Braithwell aforesaid being the south half of one acre of land in the Litlefield aforesaid and also the north halfe acre of land in Birkwood field in Braithwell aforesaid and one cowgate in a certain place called Birkwood aforesaid to the use and behoof of the said William Killome and Anne his wife and the heires of the said Jane for ever and as to the other half acre of land in the Greatfield aforesaid (lying on the north side of the said acre of land by partition assigned to the said William and Jane as aforesaid) and the south half acre of land in Birkwood field, the north half acres of land in the Litlefield aforesaid and the residue of the said cottage buildings and barkside not allotted to the said William and Jane with free libertie ingresse agresse and regresse into the barkside of the said William and Jane at all times needfull so far as the building of the said John
Allan and Alice his wife extende thereto bring therein matteriall for the repareing of the buildings allotted unto them and to repaire the same there with all ……relevant……..speed for the use and behoof of the said John Allan and Alice his wife and the heires of the said Alice for ever.

No 45    Court Roll  1653

At this Court comes William Blackbourne esquire older in his own person in the presence of the Court and did surrender into the hands of the Lord of the said Mannor the reversion and re rsone remaining after the decease of him the said William of and in one messuage with all the buildings and edifices gardens orchards and appertainances thereunto belonging sett lyeing and beinge in Conisbrough aforesaid in a certaine street there called  gaukhole between the messuages or tenements of Richard Bossevile and Edward Nicholson on the south and the orchard of Henery Saxton to the west and the cottage or tenement of the heires of Robert Darley on the north and also between the towne street on the east and another orchard of the said William Blackbourne on the west and sepparated and divided from the same by the wall of the said Richard Bossevile  ……………....... the certai  ………………..   extending from the corner of the orchard of the said Henery Saxton and of and in seventeen acres and three roods of arrable land meadow and pasture ground by estimation be there more or less with ……………………  lyeing and being in the savall fields of Conisbrough and specified and confirmed in a certain schedule thereof made betweene the said William the elder of the one partie and Wiliam Blackbourne the younger on the other partie to the use and behoof of the said William the younger and of Anne now his wife for and during the terme of their naturall lives and of the life of the longer liver of them two and ofter theire decease therein to the use and behoof of their heires of the said William the younger on the bodie of the said Anne lawfullie begotten ……….. be begotten for ever.  And for want of such yssue to the right heires of the said William for ever provided always by this ………………….       surrender that if in …………. it please God                                                         One line illegible
that the said William Blackbourn the elder and the said Anne his wife living, That then from and after the time of the death of the said William the younger all and singualr the aforesaid premises with appertainances shall be to the use and behoof of the said Anne for and furing the terme of her naturall life according to the custom of the maor afforesaid any thinge therein contained to the son  …………  there of notwithstanding and thereupon come into the court the said William Blackbourn the younger and prayes to be admitted tenant to the said premises and the Lord admit his tenant and payes five shillings and eleven pence for his ffine for the same and doth the fealtie for the same.

46    Court Roll

At this Court comes William Brlackbourn the elder in his owne persone in the …………. … of the Court surrender into the hands of the Lord of the said manor the reversion or resions? remainde or remainders after the decease of him the said William of and in seaven acres and a half of arrable meadow and pasture ground by affirmation lyeing and beinge in the several fields of Conisbrough aforesaid .  To the use and behoof of William Brlackbourne the younger his heires and assignes forever according to the custome of the manor aforesaid and thereupon comes into the court aforesaid they said William Blackbourne the younger and prayes to be admitted tenant to the premises whome the said admitted his tenant then he payes 2s 6d for a fine to the Lords Bailiffe for the same and doth his fealty for the same accordingly.

47    Court Roll   1653

At this Court cometh William Amery in his owne person in the presence of the Court surrender them to the hands of the Lord of the said manor one cottage or tenenment with a croft theareunto belonginge with all the buildings and edifices there are on sett and builded with the appertenances  sittuate lyeinge and beinge in Clifton within the jurisdiction of this manor and now in the tneure or occupation of William Arnoll or his assignes and also one piece of ground lyeinge and beinge at the east end of the aforesaid croft and containinge by estimation half a roode in more or less to the use and behoof of the said William Arnall his heirs and assignes forever according to the custome of the manor afforesaid and therupon comes into the Court aforesaid the said William Arnall and prayes to be admitted tennant to the premises and payes two pounds for such ffine to the Lords Bailiffe and doth his fealty and is admitted accordingly.

48     Court Roll 24th December 1653

The Court Baron of the Right Honourable Sir John Carey Knight Viscount Rochford Lord of the Manor or Conisbrough holden there this foure and twentithe day of December in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundreth and fiftie and three.  
At this Court it is presented upon the oathes of William Blackbourne, Richard Amory sonne of Richard Amory, Robert Nicholson, Richard Amory sonne of John Amory, Edward Ffairham, Thomas Hall, Thomas Jubb, George Drable, William Pearson, Roger Hawksworth, Thomas Swallow, George Sheepshank …………….. homager of this court that heretofore that ………….. to pay this thirteenth day of December in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundreth and fiftie and three aforesaid Thomas Wasse of Conisbrough aforesaid ye customary tenant of the manor aforesaid by indenture betweene the said Thomas Wasse on the one partie and John Broughton of Balby in the County aforesaid yeoman of the other partie made heareing this said thirteenth day of December afoesaid, and to the said John Broughton by the said Thomas Wasse sealed and delivered as his art and deede did demise grant and to forme lett unto the said John Broughton without ffine making with the Lord and without …………… of the Lord and against the custome of the mannor aforesaid one cottage or tenement with all the buildings therupon bjuilded with their appurtinances in Conisbrough aforesaid in a certaine streete there called Cambergate late in the tenure of John Well late of Conisbrough, aforesaid yeoman deceased, his assignes and all his copyhold lands meadows pasture and arrable with theire appurtinances which were in the tenure or occupation of the said John Well or his assignes containing by estimation fifteene acres and a roode lyeing and being within the fields and territories of Conisbrough aforesaid and heretofore purchased of Richard Bossevile of Clifton witin the manor, yeoman and Elizabeth his wife to have and to hold all the aforesaid premises and every part and parcell thereof with the appurtinances by the indenture aforesaid demised unto the said John Broughton his executors Administrators and Assignes from the ffeast day of Saint Martin the bishopp in winter last past before the date of the indenture aforesaid untill the full end and tearme of right yeares from thence next follwing yeilding for the premises yearly every and during the said tearme unto the said Thomas Wasse his heires and assignes the rent of ffoure pounds of the Feast of Penticost and Saint Martin the Bishopp in winter by equall portions by reason whereof the said Thomas Wasse hath forfeitted and lost to the said Lord of the Manor aforesaid the premises aforesaid in forme aforesaid demised therefore the Court sitting is ……………………. Thomas Gill the Bailiffe of the said Manor to seaze the tenement aforesaid in forme aforesaid ………….. into the hands of the Lord of the said manor to …………………… the Lords of the issue proof untill therefore according to the custome of the Manor aforesaid and in that he shall do or rectifie the Lord or his Steward thereof, which said Thomas Gill entered into all the aforesaid tenement and premises as aforesaid demised and seazed therein into the hands of the Lord and to the use in forme aforesaid as he the Steward aforesaid rectifie.  And thereupon afterwards at the said Court holdon at conisbrough aforesaid the said this seven and twentieth day of December aforesaid before the Steward aforesaid publique and  proper proclamation was made on the said Court as the custome of the manor aforesaid insure …………………….    ……………. That if any would ………….. to have and to hold of the Lord of the manor aforesaid there aforesaid land and tenemente with appurtinances and for the same rendered do unto the Lord of the Manor aforesaid to his heirs and assignes forever the Rente and ……………………………………….. according to the custome of the manor aforesaid that such …………….. come in and be …………….. and now thereupon ………………… himself to claime the same as aforesaid.  And afterwards at the Court holden at Conisbrough aforesaid for the Lord of the manor aforesaid that is to say the seventeenth day of January in the yeare aforesaid fefore the said Steward the second proclamation was made publikly and ……………. In the Court aforesaid as the custome of the manor in such ………………. If any person would claime to …………… and to hold of the Lord of the manor aforesaid the aforesaid land and tenement ……………………………………………and for the same do and render to the Lord of the manor aforesaid and to his heirs and assignes for ever the Rents and Services of ………………… due and accustomed for the same that such person should come and be ……………….  And no person afforde to claime the same.  And afterwards at the Court holden at Conisbrough aforesaid for the Lord of the Manor aforesaid this eight and twentieth day of February in the yeare aforesaid the third proclamation publickly and ………………….. made in the same Court before the Steward aforesaid as the custome of the manor aforesaid such …… enquired if any person would claime to have and to hold of the Lord of the manor aforesaid the aforesaid lands and tenement with appurtinance and for the said render and doe to the Lord of the manor aforesaid and to his heires and assignes forever the Rend and Services of …………… due and accustomed according to the custome of the manor aforesaid and now person claimed to ………. the same as aforesaid comes Thomas Wasse aforesaid all and singular ………..said premises with appurtinances and are granted by the Steward aforesaid unto the said Thomas Wasse to have and to hold to him and to his heires fore ever of the Lord of the manor aforesaid at the will of the Lord according to the custome of the manor aforesaid by the auntient (ancient) and services therefore due and accustomed according to the custome of the manor aforesaid and gives to the Lord for a ffine for the entrance ………… shilling and desire to be admitted tennant unto the premises in forme aforesaid to ………….. the Lord  jurisdiction by the Steward.  For according to the custome of the manor aforesaid and he doth his fealty for the said and is admitted tennant thereof.