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Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr25)

31.5.1714 (Monday 31 May 1714)

document 36200344

at a court held 31.3.1691 Gilb Smith gentleman and Eliz his wife were admitted for the term of their lives and the longer liver the remainder to the right heirs of the said Gilb to a customary messuage or tenement called Clarks and five crofts or parcels of land lying on the backside of the said messuage and to another croft called Catscroft and also to one field once into two divided called Tenacres and to two parcels of land called Reading and to one croft of land called Stonebridge Croft and also to one croft of land called Mordens containing 1a2r and also to a certain parcel of customary land lying on the west part of Brockhole once Jn Bird's and also to a certain croft of land called Whitecroft and also to another parcel of land called Beanfield Wellfield and Bambles and a certain croft of land called Mundons Croft and another croft called Murdens and a garden called Murdons and another garden called Bugs Garden and another parcel of pasture enclosed in two pieces upon which a tile kilne once stood and also to one parcel of land with a garden or grove adjoining called Sturpits and a certain tenement with garden adjoining called Doddingpole Hoe and to another tenement called Wanstaves and another croft of land called Howletts and another croft of land with an aldercarr called Smiths and other lands once Jn Sexton's and another tenement once Rich Hoe's and a pasture on Le Hoe once Jn Wallis and to another garden called Hedges Garden with a way lying between lands once of the earl of Oxford called Bridgemans and a croft of land called Taynter Croft and also to one croft of land called Tredgolds alias Glasiers once Rich Nevill's gentleman and also to one croft of land called Doddingpole Hoe and also to one croft of land called Sawers with appurtenances containing by estimation 4a and also to all other customary lands tenements and hereditaments then late Jn Josselin's deceased except the lands and tenement to which Jane Josselin widow mother of the said Jn Josselin was admitted for the term of her life and after at the same court the said Gilb surrendered all and singular his customary lands held of the manor to the use of his last will and at a court held 16.3.last it appeared that the said Gilb died after the last court now at this court came Eliz Smith widow and relict of the said Gilb and showed his will dated 28.4.1710 the tenor of which concerning the premises in the following words item I give unto Eliz my loving wife and her heirs forever all my messuages farms lands and hereditaments whatsoever in the said county of Essex upon condition that she or they shall by mortgage or sale of all or such part of the said premises as she shall think fit to raise monies and pay and discharge all my aforesaid legacies as shown etc upon which the said Eliz was admitted on the conditions shown in the will etc and gave fine etc