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Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr22)

13.10.1637 (Friday 13 October 1637)

document 34401570

whereas at a view with court here held 31.5.1637 Margt Till wife of Robt Till was admitted tenant of the lord for herself and her heirs to one field called Homefield and one part of a great orchard lying and abutting next to a piece of land called Blakes as it is now divided and to one capital messuage with a pond and year with appurtenances excepting one hall room and kitchen parcel of the said messuage and the rooms above the said hall room and kitchen and liberty and licence to draw water at the aforesaid pond for hauling water and one ancient barn one small orchard and the rest of the said great orchard lying removed from the said parcel of land called Blakes and two chases and a way through and across the great yard from and to the king's highway towards Coggeshall to drive carry and recarry as by a roll of the aforesaid court it appears now to this court came the aforesaid Robt Till and Margt his wife Margt herself solely and secretly examined by the steward of the court as is the custom and surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of the aforesaid steward the aforesaid capital messuage and other premises with appurtenances excepting the exception to the use and behoof of the said Robt and Margt for their lifetimes and to the longer liver and after their decease to the use of the rightful heirs of the said Margt forever to whom the lord by the aforesaid steward granted and delivered thereof seisin by the rod to have and to hold the aforesaid messuage and other premises with appurtenances excepting the exception to the aforesaid Robt and Margt and the heirs of the said Margt forever from the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the aforesaid manor by the rents services and customs thereunto belonging and by right accustomed and they gave to the lord for a fine and made fealty