Conisbrough & Denaby Main
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​49    Court Roll   1654

At the Court holden at Conisbrough aforesaid the fifth day of April 1654.

At the Court if is presented upon to oathes of William Blackbourne, Richard Bossevile, Gervase Bossevile, Robert Nicholson, Richard Amory, sonne of John Amory, William Amory, William Pearson, Edmond Ffairham, Edward Nicholson, George Drable, Thomas Jubb and Thomas Nicholson, lawful and honest men within the Manor aforesaid ……… say upon their oathes that Christopher Ffairham late of Clifton within the said manor deceased by said writing under said hand and seal, sealed  ………… with ……….. and season bearing date the foure and twentieth  day of November in the yeare of our Lord God 1637 amongst other things did give grant enfeoffe and confirme unto John Moore of Braithwell and Leney Shaw of Doncaster in the said county yeoman there, their heirs and assignes for ever the Moyety of half part of one toft and  twelve acres of land with the appurtenances in Clifton aforesaid and one acre of arrable land in Conisbrough to have and to hold the said premises with appurtenances to the said John Moore and Henry Shaw and their heires forever to the sole and proper use of him the said Christopher Ffairham and his assignes for and during the terme of his natural life and after their decease then to such use intent and purpose as should be declared in his last will and testament and to none other use intention purpose ………..sworn in which said will of the said Christopher bearing date the 20th day of January in the yeare of our Lord God 1638 amongst other things it is specified and declared as follows therein these words? And as  ………  one close in Clifton aforesaid called Langsett Yeard after my said wifes death and also all the residue of my said ffreehould lands and premises from and after my decease I do give and appoint the same to the use and behoof of him the said Robert Ffairham for and during the tearme of his natural life and after his decease then to and for the only use and behoof of the heires of the body of him the said Robert Ffairham lawfully to be begotten for ever and for want of such issue then to and for the only use and behoof of Ffrancis John Thomas Cotton Joseph and Edmond Ffairham and their heires forever and to none other use and uses.  And the jurors further pay and present upon their oathes that the said Christopher Ffairham by his surrender bearing date the eighteenth day of August in the yeare of our Lord God 1635 did surrender into the hands of the Lord of the manor of Conisbrough eightie and three acres of land meadow and pasture with appurtenances in Clifton and also all other his customary messuage lands tenements and hereditaments and edifices within the manor of Conisbrough aforesaid to the use of him the said Christopher Ffairham for and during the tearme of his natural life and after his decease thereon to such use and intent and purpose as should be declared in his said last will and testament therein is declared and expressed that all the said Christophers lands and premises should be and           to the use and behoof of him the said Robert Ffairham for and during the tearme of his natural life and after his decease thereon to the use and behoof of the heires of the body of the said Robert lawfully to be begotten forever.  And for want of such yssue then to and for the only use and behoof of them the said Francis John Thomas Cotton Joseph and Edmond and their heires for ever and to none other use or intent or purpose  ……………….. as of that said Will  now presented to the Jury in evidence may appeare, and the Jurors further say and present upon their oathes that the said Robert Ffairham was in his lifetime siesed of all the said ffreehold and copyhold premises  ….. saving the said Langsett Yearde and such other premises as are …………… to the widdow of the said Christopher Ffairham for the tearme of her natural lifetime is not living and that the said Robert Ffairham died seised of all the residue of the said ffreehold and copyhould premises about the two and twentieth day of January last past before the taking of this inquisition.  Except five roods and half a rood of land lyeing in Clifton aforesaid where the said Robert has sold to Richard the sonne of John Amory and also except for the said acre of ffreehold land lyeing in Conisbrough aforesaid where the said Robert has sold to Thomas Swallow, and the jurors further say and present upon their oathes that Christopher Ffairham sonne of the said Robert Ffairham is his heir and was at the time of the death of the said father of the age of nine yeare or thereabouts and that the said ffreehould premises are holden of the Lord of the said manor in free and common souage?  By fealtie and said of Court and the said copyhould premises are holden of the Lord of the manor aforesaid by copy of Court Roll featlie suit of Court and the yearely rent of twentie six shillings tenne pence and half a penny thereupon they ………………. to the Lord of the manor for a ffine twentie six shillings tenne pence half penny.  
And thereupon comes into the Court aforesaid before the Steward aforesaid Elizabeth Ffairham widdowed mother of the said Christopher sonne of the said Robert her husband and prayes to be admitted …………… and guardian of the said Christopher and of his land during his minority who paye the said ffine and doth her fealtie for the said premises and is thereof admitted tenant.


50    Court Roll   1654

At this Court comes here into the Court Henry Nicholson and surrenders into the hands of the Lord of the said manor the REVERSION of one messuage or tenement in Clifton within the jurisdiction of this Court and of all the buildings thereupon builded or unto the said messuage belonging and one cottage with all appurtenances situate lying and being in Clifton aforesaid and of nine acres three roods and half a rood of arrable land by affirmation with the appurtenances lying and being within the fields and territories of Clifton and Conisbrough aforesaid after the death of Robert Nicholson of Clifton aforesaid, to the use and behoof of Richard Amory his heires and assignes for ever and thereupon the said Richard comes into the Court and prayes to be admitted tennant to the premises and is accordingly admitted and payes the fine and doth his featie for the said.  And afterward at the Court holden there the three and twentieth day of May in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundred and fiftie and foure aforesaid come there into the court aforesaid Ann the wife of the said Henry (she being examined privately by the Steward there) consented willingly to the surrender aforesaid made by her said Husband.


51    Court Roll 23rd May 1654

At this Court it is presented upon the oathes of William Backbourne Richard Bossevile Gervais Bossevile Richard Amory sonne of Richard Amory Thomas Jubb Robert Nicholson William Pearson Roger Hawksworth Thomas Nicholson Randall Ingall Thomas Swallow and William Amory lawfull within the manor aforesaid and sworn who say and present upon their oathes the John Hewitt late of Braithwell deceased was in his life time seised in his demesne as of fee by copy of Court Roll according to the custom of the manor aforesaid of and in one messuage in Braithwell aforesaid within the jurisdiction of this Court and of one croft or curtillage to the same belonging and that the said John Hewitt died thereof seised on or about the fourteenth day of May in the yeare of our Lord god one thousand six hundred fiftie and one and that John Hewitt to his sonne and next heir and at the death of his said father was unborn and is at the time of the taking this inquisition of the age of two years and three quarters of ayeare or thereabouts.  And the jurors further say and present upon their oathes that the premises are holden of the Lord of the manor aforesaid by copy of Court Roll by fealtie and suit of court from three weeks to three weeks and by the yearly rent of one penny whereupon there happens due to the Lord for a ffine for the said premisesone penny.  And thereupon Robert Boot and Alice his wife in right of the said Alice comes into the Court and prayes to be admitted tuor and Guardian for John Hewitt her sonne and of his said lands during his minoritie and are admitted accordingly and doth their fealtie for the same and pay the said ffines.

52     1654

The Jurors further say and present upon their oathes that Joan Smith late of Conisbrough aforesaid widdow do seised in her lifetime hold of the Lord of the manor aforesaid to their and her heirs for  ……. By copy of Court Roll according to the custome of the said manor one parcell of land with the buildings thereon builded situate and being near the Moot Hall yearde in Conisbrough aforesaid and that the said Joan is dead and that John Smith is the sonne and heir is at the time of taking this inquisition is of the age of tenne yeares or thereabouts and that six pence is yearely payable to the Lord for the said for rent whereupon there ……………. To the Lord for a ffine six pence whereupon Richard Nicholson of Braithwell comes into the Court and prayes to be admitted Tutor and Guardian of the said John and his said Lands who payes the ffine and doth his fealtie and is admitted accordingly during the Minoritie of the said John Smith.


53  COURT ROLL 1654

The jurors aforesaid further say and present upon their oathes that Richard Robinson lagte of Maltby in the said County of Yorks deceased was in his life time seised in the demesne of fee of and  in three parts of Three Closes called or knowne by the name of the Lepper Croft where said Three Closes containing by estimation twelve acres lyeing together within the byelaw or Townshipp of Greasbrough with the jurisdiction of this Court and the said Richard Robinson being so thereof seised died thereof so seised on or about the first day of January before the taking of this Inquisition that Anne the wife of John Wright of Maltby aforesaid gentleman is daughter and heir of the said Richard Robinson and that the said Anne at the time of the death of  the said Richard was of the age of thirtie five years or thereabouts and the jurors further say upon their oathes that the premises are and at the time of the death of the said Richard was holden of the Lord of the manor of Conisbrough or Knight  ……………. And by the yearly rent of                               and suit of Court from three weeks to three weeks and thereupon comes into the Court aforesaid the said John Wright and payes two pence for a reliefe unto the Lord of the Manor aforesaid and doth his fealtie for the same.


54   1654

The Jurors aforesaid further say and present upon their oathes that Richard Marsden in his lifetime was seised in the demesne as of fee according to the custom of the manor of Conisbroughof and in one messuage with appertenances in Conisbrough aforesaid in the occupation of George Birke or his assignes and of and in one cottage in the occupation of Thomas Child lyeing and being in Conisbrough aforesaid, and also of and in one other cottage in Conisbrough aforesaid in the tenure or occupation of Henry Wirrall, and the said Richard Marsden being so thereof seised on or about the first day of October in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundred and fortie and five at Conisbrough aforesaid died thereof so seised and that Richard Marsden is the sonne and next heir and was at the time of the death of his father of the age of seven yeares or thereabouts and that the said cottage in the occupation of the said Thomas shall yield yearly to the Lord of the manor

55   1654

At the Court holden at Conisbrough aforesaid the seaven and twentieth day of June in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand and fiftie and foure.
It is presented at the Court upon the oathes of William Blackbourne Richard Bossevile Thomas Jubb William Pearson Thomas Wasse Robert Nicholson Richard Amory sonne of John Amory Richard Amory the younger Gervaise Bossevile Thomas Swallow and Richard Nicholson good and lawful men and sworne the Robert Darley the younger was in his life time seised in the demesne as of fee of and in three messuage and parcell of three oxgangs of customary land in Conisbrough aforesaid containing by estimation seaven acres three roods and a half a rood of land and of half an acre of land late Blackbourns where the said premises the jurors aforesaid say upon their oathes are and at the time of the death of the said Robert now are holden by the Lord of the manor aforesaid by copy of the Court Roll at the will of the Lord according to the custom of the manor aforesaid and by the yearely rent of three shillings eleven pence half penny farthing.  And the jurors further say and present upon their oathes that the said Robert Darley was also seised in the demesne and if for and for of and in ……………… and one acre and a rood of land lying in the fields and territories of Conisbrough aforesaid and being so thereof seised died thereof seised on or about the nine and twentieth day of October last past before the taking of this Inquisition and that the said premises are and at the tenure of the death of the said Robert come he then of the Lord of the manor aforesaid free and common souage …………. Of Court from Gresbrooke to three weeks and by the yearly rent of tenne shillings nine pence farthing.  And that John Darley is the sonne and heir and was at the time of the death of his ffather of the age of nine yeares or thereabout whereupon there happen to the Lord of the said manor for a ffine for the copyhold premises for a reliefe whereupon comes into the court aforesaid Sarah the wife of the said Robert Darley and prayes be admitted tutor and guardian of the said Joohn Darley and of all the land, and payes the said ffine and reliefe to the Lords Bailiffe and doth her fealtie and is admitted accordingly.



56    Court Roll

At this Court comes here in Court William Glue and Sarah his wife, the said Sarah first examined by the Steward of the said Court alone and secretly according to the custom of the manor aforesaid and surrenders into the hands of the Lord of the manor aforesaid half of the third part of one cottage or tenement and one orchard with appertenances thereunto belonging situate lying and being in Clifton witbhin the jurisdiction of this Court in the occupation of Edmond Burlison.  To for the use and behoof of the said Edmond Burlisson his heirs and assigns for and according to the custom of the manor aforesaid whereupon the said Edmond comes into the Court aforesaid pray to be admited tenant and pays one penny farthing for a ffine and doth his fealtie for the suit and is admitted tenant accordingly.

57  1654

At this Court holden at Conisbrough aforesaid the six and twentieth day of July 1654.
At this Court comes here in the said Court Richard Amory of Clifton in the County of York yeoman and surrenders into the hands of the Lord of the said manor the reversion of one messuage or tenement in Clifton aforesaid within the jurisdiction of the Court and of all the buildings thereupon builded thereunto the said messuage belonging and ofone cottage with the appurtinance situate lying and being in Clifton aforesaid, and of nine acres and half a rood of arrable land by estimation lying and being within the fields and territories of Clifton and Conisbrough aforesaid .  After the death of Robert Nicholson of Clifton aforesaid ………………… which said reversion of all and singular the promise the said Richard Amory lately …………………… him and his heirs for use of one Henry Nicholson and of Anne his wife to their use and behoof of Robert Nicholson the younger sonne of the said Robert his heirs and assignes for ever and thereupon comes in the Court aforesaid the said Robert Nicholson the younger and prayes to be admitted tenant to the Lord for the premises who payes his ffine doth his fealty and is admitted tenant accordingly.

58

At this Court it is presented upon their oathes of George Drable the elder and William Blackbourne the elder two customary tennants of the Lord of the said manor and sworne that heretofore that is to say the fourteenth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred and fiftie and three that Thomas Vincent esq by the hands of the said George Drable and William Blackbourne did surrender into the hands of the Lord of the manor aforesaid two messuage or tenement situate and being in Conisbrough aforesaid in a certaine streete thereon called Wellgate in the occupation of Robert Jubb and tenne acres and one rood of arrable land meadow and pasture ground with appertainances lying and being in the several fields and graveship of Conisbrough aforesaid that is to say in the Nortcliffe Field one half acre in B ………… , one acre in Wrangholme going ……. the water of ……………….. into Mexborough Field, one rood in Skittholme, one three rood land on the topp of Nortcliffe and one rood lying in the place called tentare in the Parkfield, half an acre on the land called the Roddlands, one parcell of land called a Bulld   ? One rood of land butting on the parkpale, one acre lying upon bear   ?, one half acre lying upon Kearsley in the highfield one rood at Doncaster Gate abutting on the highway, one half acre upon Medley, one half acre upon the long easte layne, one little close containing three roods near the way leading to Doncaster, one half acre in Town Bridge Dale and three roods lying altogether on the top of the cliffe neare a lane called L….bert Tounge, to the use and behoof of Thomas Jubb the heirs and assignes for ever according to the custome of the manor aforesaid provided always that if he the said Thomas Vincent his heires executors administrator or assignes or any of them shall well and truly …………… satisfy and pay or  ………. To be well and truly contented satisfied and paid unto the said Thomas Jubb his executors administrators or assignes or to any of them the whole and just summe of three seven and four pounds with consideration for the  …….. of or upon the sixteenth day of April next coming after the date of the said surrender at or in the therein dwelling house of Ffrancis Clay situate and being in Conisbrough aforesaid that then the said surrender should be voyd and of none effort to all intents and purposes whatsoever anything in the said surrender …………… to the contrary notwithstanding and thereupon the said Thomas Jubb comes into the Court aforesaid and prayes to be admitted tenant to the Lord for the premises who payes the ffine doth his fealty and is admitted tenant accordingly.

At the end of the proceedings, Thomas Jubb would be admitted to the Court, he would pay a fine or fee to the Lord of the Manor through the Steward and also swear an oath to the Lord of the Manor.  After this is done he would be accepted as tenant of the said premises.

59   1654


At the Court holden at Conisbrough aforesaid the 12th Day of September 1654.
At the Court Richard Nicholson of Conisbrough and Elizabeth his wife comes here in Court before the Steward there.  the said Elizabeth being examined by the said Steward according to the custome of the manor of Conisbrough aforesaid and surrenders into the hands of the Lord of the manor aforesaid according to the custome of the manor aforesaidhalf an acre of arrable land lyeing and beinge in the Parkfield of Conisbrough aforesaid, one rood whereof lyes between the lands of Thomas Vincent esquire on the moety  of Mary Wasse widdow on the east buttinge on the lands of the said Thomas Vincent esquire on the south and upon a place called Ellisha Mouth the other wood lyes betweene ye lands of Thomas Barnsley gent on the north the lande in ye occupation of George Birkes onn the south and butts on woodgate on the east and on Rotherham Gate on the west.  To the use and behoof of Thomas Snell or his heires and assignes for ever payinge the rents and performing the services for the same hereafter due and accustomed and thereuppon the said Thomas Swallow comes into the court aforesaid and prayes to be admitted tennant to the Lord for the premises who payes his fine doth his fealty and is admitted tennant accordingly.

60   1654

At this Court Baron here holden this 27th day of October 1654
At this Court Henry Saxton Clerk surrendereth into the handes of the Lord of the said Manor in his own person one parcel of land with all the buildings thereupon builded situate lyeing and being betwixt the tenement late of James Smith deceased of the east and the Towne Street on the west.  And also one land containing about half an acre lyeing in a certain place called the ‘sillie furlong’ being now of late in the tenure or occupation of one John Morton to the use and behoof of Thomas Lirhayes and Dorothy his wife for and during the terme of their natural lives and the longer liver of them and from and after their deceases then to the use and behoof of Elizabeth Lirhayes the youngest daughter of the said Thomas Lirhayes her heires and assignes for ever according to the custome of the manor aforesaid and thereupon the said Thomas Lirhayes comes into the Court aforesaid and prayes to be admitted tenant to the Lord for the premises who payes their fine do their fealty and are admitted tenants accordingly.


61   1654

At the Court holdon at Conisbrough aforesaid the fifth day of December 1654.
At this Court it is presented upon the oathes of William Blackbourne and Thomas Jubb two customary tenants of the manor aforesaid and sworne that heretofore that is to say the eight and twentieth day of November  in the yeare aforesaid Richard Nicholson and Elizabeth his wife Roger Nicholson and Joan his wife out of this Court according to the custom of the said manor surrendered unto the hands of the Lord of the same manor by the hands of the said William Blackbourne and Thomas Jubb one acre and a half acre of meadow or pasture ground by estimation more or less with appertainances lyeing and being in ………….. Conisbrough aforesaid within the fields there called Nortcliffe fields on a certain furlong there called Gallow Tree Whounge and …………. on a certain way leading to a place called Strafforde Sande.  To the use and behoof of Robert Jubb and Elizabeth his wife for and during the tearme of their naturall lives and of the life of the longer liver of them and after their decease as then to the use and behoof of Elizabeth Jubb daughter of the said Robert Jubb their heirs and assignes  for ever according to the custome of the manor aforesaid and thereupon afterwards at the Court comes there in Court Elizabeth the wife of the said Richard Nicholson and being solely and secretly examined by the Steward of the said Court according to the custom of the manor aforesaid consent to the said Steward freely whereupon comes here into the Court aforesaid the said Robert Jubb and Elizabeth his wife and praye to be admitted tenant to the Lord for the premises
wherein the Lord admitted his tenants paying doing and performing to him and his tenure rents due …………. Customs and services as for the said hereafter shalbe due and accustomed and thereupon they pay  …..  for a ffine to the Lord and do theire fealty for the said.

62   1654

At this Court it is presented upon the oathes of William Blackbourne Thomas Jubb two customary tenants of the manor aforesaid and sworne that heretofore that is to say the eight and twentieth day of November in the yeare aforesaid.  Roger Nicholson and Joan his wife out of the Court according to the custome of the same manor furrendered into the hands of the Lord of the said manor by the hands of the said William Blackbourne Thomas Jubb one acre of arrable land meadow and pasture ground by estimation with the appurtinances lyeing and being in Conisbrough in a field called Nortcliffe field aforesaid near a way called North Gate whereof the said premises lyeth inclosed at the north end thereof.  To the use and behoof of Richard Nicholson of Conisbrough and Elizabeth his wife and of the longer liver of them and to the heires of the said Richard on the bodie of the said Elizabeth  lawfully begotton or to be begotten for ever according to the custom of the manor aforesaid and thereupon afterwardes at this Court comes here in Court the said Richard Nicholson Elizabeth his wife and  pray to be admitted tenants to the Lord for the premises whome the Lord admits his tenants paying doing and performing to him and his heires such rents duties customes and services as for the same hereafter shall be due and accustomed and thereupon they pay iiiys (four shillings) for a ffine doth his fealties for the same.


63   1654

Memoranded that before the Court that is to say the twelfth of November in the yeare of our Lord God 1654 aforesaid Thomas Vincent of ……………… in the County of York Esquire before Isaark Bates Deputy Steward there and surrendered into the hands of the Lord of the said manor according to the custome of the said manor two messuages and one oxgang of land situate lyeing and being in Conisbrough aforesaid and in the ffields and territories thereof now in the tenure or occupation of George Birkes of Conisbrough aforesaid or the assignes to the use and behoof of Anne Moore and Dority Moore spinsters their heires and assignes for ever provided always …………… the less it was agreed that if the said Thomas Vincent his heires executors and administrators should pay or  ……….to be paid to the said Anne and Dorothy More or other of their executors or administrators the sume of one hundreth pounds of lawful english money upon or before the twelthe day of December next ensuring the date thereof att the house of Henry …………… in Conisbrough that then the said surrender shall be voyd and of none effort otherwise to stand and be in full force and ………….
And afterwards at the Court holden at Conisbrough aforesaid the 26th day of December in the yeare aforesaid comes into the Court aforesaid the said Anne and Doroty Moore and praye to be admitted tenant to the premises who are ………… and do their fealties according to the custom of the manor aforesaid