Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr23)

6.1.1654 (Friday 6 January 1654)

document 34901064

whereas at a court held for the said manor 19.5.1619 Hugh Potter and Margt his wife customary tenants of the said manor in the right of the said Margt the said Margt being by Jn Stephens esq then a steward of the said manor solely examined did surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands of his said steward one parcel of customary land formerly a lane leading from the highway leading from Earls Colne to Coggeshall to a field called Smithfield lying betwixt the customary lands of Rich Parker towards the north and another parcel of land late of the said Rich towards the south to the use of her the said Margt for her life and after her decease to the use of Margt Bridge daughter of the said Hugh and Margt and of the heirs of the body of the said Margt Bridge begotten and for default of such issue to the use of the right heirs of the said Margt Potter forever at which said court the said Margt Potter was thereupon admitted tenant for her life now at this court it was presented by the homage that the said Margt Potter since the last court died and that the said Margt Bridge in the lifetime of her said mother died and that Wm Bridge is son and heir of the said Margt Bridge and of full age who being present in court humbly prayed to be admitted tenant to the same to whom the lord of the said manor by his said steward did grant and deliver thereof seisin by the rod to have and to hold the said parcel of land to the said Wm Bridge and to the heirs of his body begotten of the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the rents services and customs due and of right accustomed and he gave to the lord for his fine and did his fealty
Bridge to a parcel of land