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Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr23)

3.4.1662 (Thursday 3 April 1662)

document 35200818

Wm Davye to a tenement called The Blewboare whereas at a court here held 4.4.14Jas1 Robt Davye took for himself and his heirs by copy of a court roll two tenements now one tenement lately called The George and then called The Blewboare with appurtenances in the Church St in Earls Colne and whereas at a court here held 20.10.1659 it was presented by the homage that the aforesaid Robt after the then last court viz 26.1.1659 surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of Giles Crowe instead of the bailiff and in the presence of Sam Burton and Xoph Mathews two customary tenants of the aforesaid manor the same testifying the aforesaid premises with appurtenances late in the tenure and occupation of the said Robt to the use and intention in his last will and testament now at this court it was presented by the homage that the aforesaid Robt Davye after the last general court died thus seised thereof upon which came here into court Wm Davye son of the said Robt and showed here in court the testament and last will of the said Robt bearing the date 24.4.1660 the tenor of which concerning the premises in the following english words item I give and bequeath to my son Wm Davye the house where I lately lived called The Blewboare or by any other name or names whatsoever with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging as the same is now standing and being in Earls Colne to have and to hold to him and his heirs forever as by the aforesaid testament proved before Mundeford Bramston knight doctor of law and the official Jn Halsey archdeacon of Colchester 6.7.1661 and sealed with their seals it plainly appears upon which the aforesaid Wm Davye humbly sought admittance as tenant of the premises to whom the lord by his aforesaid steward granted and delivered thereof seisin by the rod to have and to hold the aforesaid premises with appurtenances to the aforesaid Wm Davye his heirs and assigns forever from the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the aforesaid manor by the rents services and customs thereunto belonging and by right accustomed and he gave to the lord for a fine etc