Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr23)

4.11.1657 (Wednesday 4 November 1657)

document 35000604

whereas at a court held for the said manor 3.10.1643 it was found by the homage upon the testimony of the said steward that Jn Browne and Eliz his wife the said Eliz being by the said steward solely and secretly examined did surrender into the hands of the lord by the hands of his said steward all that customary messuage with the appurtenances called The Middle House lying in Holstreete in Earls Colne to the use of the said Eliz for the term of her life and after her decease to the use of Alice Browne daughter of the said Jn Browne for the term of twelve years from the death of the said Eliz fully to be complete and ended and after the end of the said term to the use of Jn Hutton son of Guy Hutton and his heirs forever upon condition that the said Jn his heirs or assigns shall pay to Thos Hutton Hen Hutton and Wm Hutton 10li apiece of lawful english money within one year after the end of the said term and whereas the said Eliz afterwards that is to say upon 10.5.1644 died and the said term of twelve years is now expired now at this court came the said Jn Hutton and desired to be admitted tenant to the said premises 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 messuage and premises with the appurtenances to the said Jn Hutton his heirs and assigns upon condition aforesaid 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
Jn Hutton to The Middle House