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Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr23)

5.1.1659 (Wednesday 5 January 1659)

document 35100411

whereas at a court held for the said manor 4.11.1657 Robt Abbott after a recovery had was admitted tenant to him and his heirs unto two crofts of land called Perriscroft otherwise Cockscrofts and to a parcel of land with a pit in the same parcel of certain lands called Sedcopps now at this court it was presented by the homage that the said Robt Abbott since the last court that is to say upon 21.1.1658 did come before the said Jn Joscelyne steward by patent of the said manor and did according to the custom of the said manor surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands of the said steward the said crofts of land and parcel of land with the pit in the same with the appurtenances by the name of all his customary land s tenements and hereditaments held of the said manor together with all his customary lands tenements and hereditaments held of the manor of Earls Colne with the appurtenances to the use of Hen Abbott brother of the said Robt and of his assigns for and during the term of the natural life of the said Hen and from and after the decease of the said Hen to the use and behoof of Thomasine Abbott daughter of the said Hen and of her heirs and assigns forever upon the trust and condition herein after mentioned that is to say upon trust that the said Hen and Thomasine and the heirs and assigns of the said Thomasine some or one of them in case the said Robt shall happen to depart this life without heir of his body lawfully begotten shall and do pay or cause to be paid to Edw Abbott brother of the said Hen and Robt 100li of good money at or in the then dwelling house of the said Hen situate in Earls Colne within one year after the decease of the said Robt if the said Edw be then living provided always and upon condition that the said Hen and Thomasine and the heirs and assigns of the said Thomasine will permit and suffer the said Robt at any time within three years next ensuing the date of the said surrender with carts carriages or otherwise to come to and be upon the premises or any part thereof and to hew cut down take and carry away ten trees growing or being upon the premises at the selection of the said Robt and them to dispose at his will and pleasure and upon the further condition that the said Hen and Thomasine and the heirs and assigns of the said Thomasine some or one of them shall well and truly pay or cause to be paid to the said Robt yearly and every year during the term of the natural life of the said Robt at or in the said dwelling house of the said Hen 20li upon every 25.3. and 29.9. by even and equal portions or within twenty days after the said respective days of payment aforesaid the moiety of taxes deducted and upon this further condition that if the said Robt shall happen to have any heir of his body lawfully begotten and living at the time of his death or that shall be born alive after his death that then the said surrender to be void and of none effect and thereupon the said Hen being present in court desired to be admitted tenant of the said two crofts of land and of the said parcel of land with a pit in 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 two crofts of land and the said parcel of land with the pit in the same with their appurtenances to the said Hen and his assigns for and during the term of his natural life upon the trust and conditions 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 etc and he gave to the lord for his fine