Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr22)

29.12.1640 (Thursday 29 December 1640)

document 34501303

and furthermore whereas at a court here held 9.8.1620 Jn Prentice was admitted tenant of the lord for himself and his heirs to one parcel of land with appurtenances containing 7a of land more or less late of Jas Pennock as it is divided by the metes and bounds and lying in Earls Colne now at this court it is shown by the homage that the aforesaid Jn Prentice after the last court viz 30.5.1640 surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of Wm Adams instead of the bailiff and in the presence of Hen Ennewe and Jn Brewer two customary tenants of the aforesaid manor a parcel of land with appurtenances by name all his customary lands held of the aforesaid manor to the use and intention of his last will and that afterwards and before this court he died thus seised thereof without heirs of his body legitimately procreated upon which came here to court Helen wife of Hen Aymes and only sister of the said Jn Prentice and produced here in court the testimonial letters of the said Jn Prentice proved under the seal of the ordinary for this area bearing the date 3.6.last the tenor of which concerning the premises in the following words item I give unto Helen now wife of Hen Aymes my sister all those my other lands which were sometime Jas Pennock's containing by estimation 7a be it more or less with the appurtenances by whatsoever name or names the same are now or heretofore have been called lying in Earls Colne to have and to hold the same to the same Helen my sister and to the heirs of her body lawfully begotten and for want of such issue of her body then I give and bequeath the same lands to Abraham the son of Abraham Markeham and Alice his wife my aunt's son and to his heirs forever as by the aforesaid testimonial letters it is clearly shown and appears to whom the same said Helen the lord by the aforesaid steward granted and delivered thereof seisin by the rod to have and to hold the aforesaid 7a with appurtenances to the aforesaid Helen and the heirs of her body legitimately procreated the remainder thereof in the aforesaid form 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 she gave to the lord for a fine and made fealty and was admitted tenant