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Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr23)

13.7.1664 (Wednesday 13 July 1664)

document 35300316

Martha Marsh to Sparrowes whereas it a court here held 24.7.1650 Jn Marsh of Elmeswell Suffolk took for himself and his heirs by copy of a court roll upon certain conditions one tenement and one field enclosed divided into separate parts with a pightle adjoining in Colne Engaine at Overhall called Sparrowes sometime of Jn Ram and afterwards of Jn Hassett and late of Peter White and next of Jn Nicholl and afterwards of Math Sympson as it is divided by the meets and bounds and whereas at the aforesaid court the aforesaid Jn Marsh surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of his steward the aforesaid premises with appurtenances to the use proposals and intentions as specified and declared in his last will and testament as by a roll of the aforesaid court it plainly appears now at this court it was shown by the homage that the aforesaid Jn Marsh afterwards and before this court died thus seised thereof upon which came here into court Martha Marsh widow late wife of the said Jn Marsh by Jn Marsh her son and the heir of the said Jn Marsh and in this part the deputy and attorney of the said Martha and produced here in court the last will and testament of the said Jn Marsh deceased bearing date 13.9.13Chas2 the tenor of which concerning the premises in the following english words item I give and bequeath to Martha my wife one messuage with the barn stables orchard and lands and containing by estimation 20a of land more or less lying and being in Gaines Colne in the county of Essex all those lands my will is she shall have and enjoy for the term of her natural life and no longer paying out such legacies with the bringing up of my children as hereafter followeth etc as by the last will and aforesaid testament proved before Robt King doctor of law commissioner and officer for the whole archdeaconry of Sudbury etc 19.3.1662 it plainly appears and upon this the aforesaid Martha by her aforesaid attorney and deputy was admitted tenant of the lord for the premises to whom the same said Martha by the hands of her aforesaid attorney and deputy the lord by the aforesaid steward granted and delivered thereof seisin by the rod to have and to hold the aforesaid premises with appurtenances to the aforesaid Martha and her assigns according to the tenor and effect of the aforesaid last will and testament from the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the aforesaid m nor by the rents services and customs thereunto belonging and by right accustomed and she gave to the lord for a fine but fealty was respited