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Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr23)

2.11.1653 (Wednesday 2 November 1653)

document 34900564

Burton to Crossefeild whereas at a court held for the said manor 13.10.1637 it was presented by the homage that Sam Burton who held to him and his heirs one croft of customary land containing 3r more or less called Crossefeild did surrender the same amongst other things to the use of his last will and whereas the said Sam by his last will in writing bearing date 28.8.1637 did devise the same to Ann his wife for her life and after her decease to Rich his son and his heirs as by the said will now provided it appeareth and afterwards the said Sam died thereof seised and whereas at the said court the said Ann was admitted to the said croft for her life now at this court it is presented by the homage that the said Rich divers years since died and that Jacob Burton of the age of 9yrs or thereabouts is his son and heir and that the said Ann since the last court died whereupon the said Jacob Burton being present in court prayed to be admitted tenant to the same to whom the lord of the said manor by the said steward did grant and deliver thereof seisin by the rod to have and to hold the said croft with the appurtenances to the said Jacob his heirs and assigns of the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the rents and services due and 30s of lawful money is assessed for his fine upon his admission to be paid to the lord of the said manor or his assigns upon 1.3.next betwixt the hours of one o'clock and four o'clock in the afternoon of the said day at or in the south porch of the church of Earls Colne (unusual noting of fine and where it is to be paid) and the custody of the body of the said Jacob and of the lands and tenements is committed to Jn Harwin and Sarah his wife the mother of the said Jacob to have until his age of twenty one years to hold of the lord of the said manor by the rents and services due and for the said custody they gave to the lord for a fine