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Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr23)

5.1.1659 (Wednesday 5 January 1659)

document 35100692

whereas at a court held for the said manor 24.7.10Chas1 Wm Brewer was admitted tenant to him and his heirs by the surrender of Jn Wade to one messuage called Burtons with an orchard adjoining and to two closes of customary land lying towards the lane leading from Much Tey to Earls Colne on the south of the said messuage and the lands called Conisby on the one part and the highway leading from Colne aforesaid towards Tey aforesaid on the other part and whereas at a court held for the said manor 3.10.19Chas1 the said Wm Brewer was admitted tenant to him and his heirs by the surrender of Thos Wade to one cottage now converted into a barn and 5a of land more or less with the appurtenances parcel of Burtons aforesaid all of which before recited premises do contain together 10a of land more or less and whereas at a court held for the said manor 4.11.1657 it was presented by the homage that the said Wm Brewer did before the last court that is to say on 28.10.1657 surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands of Wm Adams instead of the bailiff and in the presence of Giles Crowe and Rich Fisher two customary tenants of the said manor the same witnessing etc the said premises by the name of all his copyhold messuage barn and six closes or parcels of land with the appurtenances called Burtons and then in the tenure or occupation of the said Wm Brewer to the use of his last will and testament now at this court it was presented by the homage that the said Wm Brewer since the last court died of the said premises so seised and thereupon at this court Jn Brewer second son of the said Wm Brewer did come and show forth in court the last will and testament of the said Wm Brewer bearing date 7.12.1657 and duly proved before the judges for probate of wills and granting administrations the tenor whereof concerning the premises in these words I give and bequeath to Jn Brewer my second son and to his heirs and assigns forever all that my copyhold messuage or tenement and six closes or parcels of copyhold land in the parish of Earls Colne holden of the manor of Colne Priory called Burtons or by what name soever the same now or at any time heretofore have been called containing by estimation 10a be they more or less with all and singular their and every of their appurtenances thereunto belonging upon condition that the said Jn Brewer my son his heirs executors administrators or assigns shall deliver unto Mary my well beloved wife one half load of wood or logs every year during the full time of her natural life and shall also pay to the said Mary my wife the full sum of 3li of good and lawful money of England every year during the full time of her natural life at the four most usual feast days or terms of the year that is to say at the feast of the annunciation st jn bapt michaelmas and xmas by even and equal portions as in and by the said last will it doth appear and thereupon the said Jn Brewer desired to be admitted tenant to the 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 or tenement six closes of land and all and singular the premises with the appurtenances to the said Jn Brewer his heirs and assigns upon the conditions aforesaid of the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 4s1d being the ancient entire rent to the all the said premises and by all other services and customs for the same due etc and he gave to the lord for his fine and did his fealty
Jn Brewer to Burtons