Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr22)

28.12.1638 (Sunday 28 December 1638)

document 34402622

and furthermore to this court came Robt Till and Margt his wife who held for themselves and the heirs of the said Margt one field called Homefeild and one part of a large orchard lying and abutting upon a piece of land called Blakes as it is divided and one capital messuage with pond and yard with appurtenances except for one hall way and kitchen parcel of the said messuage and the rooms above the said hall and kitchen and one ancient barn one small orchard and the rest of the said great orchard lying remote from the said parcel of land called Blakes and two chases and a way by and across the said yard from and to the king's highway towards Coggeshall to drive and carry as by a roll of court bearing the date 13.10.1637 it appears and Margt herself solely and secretly examined by the steward of the court as is the custom they surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of his aforesaid steward all and singular the aforesaid premises with appurtenances except for the exceptions to the use and behoof of Geo Bentall and Ann his wife and the heirs of the body of the said Geo legitimately procreated on the body of the said Ann and in default of such heirs to the use of the rightful heirs of the said Geo forever who present in court humbly sought admittance to whom the lord by the aforesaid steward granted and delivered thereof seisin by the rod to have and to hold the aforesaid fields and all and singular the premises with appurtenances excepting the aforesaid exceptions to the aforesaid Geo and Ann for their lifetimes and to the longer liver the remainder thereof to the rightful heirs of the body of the said Geo legitimately procreated on the body of the said Ann the remainder thereof as above 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 and were admitted tenants