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Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr24)

16.10.1673 (Thursday 16 October 1673)

document 35501237

admission of Margt and Thos Hailes whereas at a court here held 2.11.1653 Thos Hales was admitted for himself and his heirs to one croft of land called Bomefeilds now divided into six crofts with 1a called an aldercarr lying between the king's highway leading from Coggeshall on one part and a croft of land parcel of Procknotts on the other part now at this court it is shown by the homage that the aforesaid Thos Hales on 15.8.1673 surrendered the premises into the hands of the lord by the hands of Jn Bagshaw instead of the bailiff and in the presence of Jn Carter and Thos Osborne two customary tenants of the aforesaid manor to the use and behoof of the testament and last will of the said Thos and that afterwards the aforesaid Thos died upon which came here into court Margt Hales widow of the aforesaid Thos and Thos Hales by the aforesaid Margt his mother and in this part his attorney or deputy and showed here in court the testament and last will of the aforesaid Thos bearing the date 15.8.25Chas2 which same said testament is in the following english words item also I give and bequeath to my wife Margt Hailes all and singular my copyhold lands being eight several parcels commonly called or known by the name of Boamefeilds or by whatsoever other name or names the same or any part thereof now are or at any time heretofore hath been called containing by estimation 20a more or less now in the tenure or occupation of myself situate lying and being in Earls Colne aforesaid yielding of the manor of Gilberts all the term or time until my son Thos Hailes shall attain to the age of twenty one years and then to my son Thos and to his heirs forever paying out of the said copyhold land to my two daughters Mary Hailes and Margt Hailes the sum of 20li apiece when they shall attain the age of twenty eight years but if the said Thos Hailes my son shall neglect the payment of the said 20li apiece at the time aforesaid or of any part thereof that then it shall be lawful for my said two daughters Mary and Margt to sell the said copyhold lands aforementioned and pay themselves their said legacies and restore the overplus to the said Thos Hailes or his heirs and assigns as by the aforesaid testament it plainly appears and the aforesaid Margt and Thos by the aforesaid Margt humbly sought from the lord admittance for themselves to the aforesaid premises as tenants to whom by his steward the lord granted and delivered seisin thereof by the rod to have and to hold the aforesaid lands and other premises to the aforesaid Margt as executor and administrator until the aforesaid Thos should reach his age of twenty one years and after he has reached the age to have the premises to the said Thos and his heirs upon the condition and provisions in the aforesaid testament and last will above specified 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 they gave to the lord for a fine etc