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Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr21)

8.10.1608 (Saturday 8 October 1608)

document 33201999

whereas at a court here held monday being 24.9.1599 Ann Nicholson widow late wife of Geo Nicholson and Jn Nicholson their son were admitted tenants of the lord by the surrender of the aforesaid Geo Nicholson to one messuage with appurtenances called Gurneys and to certain land meadow pasture and aldercarr with their appurtenances lying and being in Henningham Sible Castle Henningham and Maplested Magna viz to the said Ann for her lifetime the remainder thereof after her decease to the aforesaid Jn Nicholson and his heirs upon the condition and in a certain manner and form as in the last will of Geo Nicholson himself it was set out as in the said court it was clearly shown now at this court it is shown by the homage of this court that the said Jn Nicholson out of this court and after the last court surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of Wm Catte instead of the bailiff in the presence of Robt Reade and Jn Parker customary tenants of the lord the same testifying according to the custom of the aforesaid manor all his remainder of and in the three parcels of land and pasture called The Harrowe lying and being in Great Maplested and the other in the county of Essex one head thereof abutting upon a lane leading from Hopwell towards Alderford Mill on one part and the other head thereof abutting upon a lane leading from Alderford Mill towards Maplested Magna and lying next to the land of Math Alliston on one part being a parcel of the lands meadows pastures and said aldercarrs to the use and behoof of Wm Harrington and his heirs and assigns who present in court sought for himself admittance thereof to whom the lord by his aforesaid steward granted thereof seisin to have to the same Wm Harrington and his heirs to hold from the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the aforesaid manor by the rents and services thereunto belonging and by right accustomed and he gave to the lord his fine as is shown in the margin     and made fealty to the lord and was admitted thereof tenant of the lord