Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr25)

28.3.1715 (Monday 28 March 1715)

document 36200565

at a court held 16.10.1679 Jn Rowning was admitted to him and his heirs to one messuage called Gurnies and to certain customary lands called Gurnies Fenn and to certain lands called Millfield lying in Sible Hedingham and Hedingham Castle and at a court held 6.11.1679 it appeared that the said Jn Rowning surrendered all his customary lands and tenements to the use of his will and at a court held 16.3.1714 it appeared that he died after the last court so seised and proclamation was first made etc now at this court came Eliz Rowning widow of the said Jn by Wm May gentleman her attorney and showed the last will of the said Jn dated 24.4.1710 the tenor concerning the premises in the following words item I give and bequeath to Eliz my beloved wife the house in which I now dwell with my tanyard and all the buildings and outhouses thereunto belonging and all my copyhold lands whatsoever during the term of her life in full satisfaction of her jointure or dower as shown etc and upon the said Eliz Rowning was admitted for life etc and gave fine and fealty respited