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Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr22)

3.10.1643 (Tuesday 3 October 1643)

document 34601042

whereas at a court here held 20.10.1625 Joan Kempe then wife of Rich Kempe was admitted tenant of the lord for herself and her heirs to one hall room of a certain cottage and to a lower room adjoining the same on the western end of the said cottage with two upper rooms and to part of a yard pertaining to the said cottage by the surrender of Robt Gilott as by a roll of the aforesaid court it appears and whereas at a court here held 17.2.1631 the aforesaid Rich Kempe was admitted tenant of the lord for himself and his heirs to another part of the said cottage viz one upper room and one lower room of the said cottage and to the other part of the aforesaid yard by the surrender of Wm Gylott brother and heir of the said Robt as by a roll of the aforesaid court it appears now at this court it is shown by the homage that after the last court viz 10.1.1642 the aforesaid Rich Kempe an d Joan his wife surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of Jn Reade instead of the bailiff in the presence of Sam Burton and Jn Brewer two customary tenants of the aforesaid manor the same testifying the aforesaid cottage and other premises then divided with the yards gardens and other gardens pertaining then in the tenure of the said Rich Kempe and     Springet widow or their assigns to the use and behoof of Jn Allen of Great Tey and his heirs upon the condition that if the aforesaid Rich Kempe and Joan their heirs executors or assigns or any of them should pay or cause to be paid to the aforesaid Jn Allen or his assigns 20li15s of legal money of England in or upon 10.3.1643 at the dwelling house of the said Jn Reade in Earls Colne or they give any other satisfaction to the said Jn Allen or his assigns for the aforesaid sum that then the aforesaid surrender should be void and afterwards and before this court the aforesaid Rich Kempe died and the aforesaid Jn Allen gave the court here intelligence and information that the aforesaid sum nor any parcel thereof was not paid nor any satisfaction given to him according to the aforesaid condition and whereof he sought admittance but because the aforesaid surrender concerning the part and the estate of the said Jn in the premises was void after the death of the aforesaid Rich Kempe by way of a default in the examination of the said Joan therefore the aforesaid Joan came into court and surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of the aforesaid steward the aforesaid cottage and other premises and her said part in the said premises and all right estate and interest in the aforesaid cottage and premises or in any part or parcel thereof to the use and behoof of the said Jn Allen his heirs and assigns forever upon the condition that the aforesaid Jn Allen his heirs or assigns should pay or cause to be paid to the aforesaid Joan or her assigns 4li of legal money of England in or upon 1.11.next at the dwelling house of the said Jn Reade and upon the further condition that the aforesaid Jn Allen and his heirs should allow the aforesaid Joan Kempe or her assigns during her natural lifetime to live and enjoy as her proper use all that part of the said cottage lying next to the town of Halstead and now in the possession of the said Joan and a certain part of the yard pertaining to the said cottage as now marked and delimited divided and separated upon which came into court the aforesaid Jn Allen and humbly sought admittance to all the aforesaid cottage and other premises thus as shown to his use by the surrender to whom the lord by the aforesaid steward granted and delivered thereof seisin by the rod to have and to hold the aforesaid cottage and other premises with appurtenances to the aforesaid Jn Allen his heirs and assigns forever upon the aforesaid condition 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 he gave to the lord for a fine and made fealty