Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr29)

10.3.1735 (Monday 10 March 1735)

document 36700411

whereas at a court held 23.4.1731 Joseph Abbutt gentleman did surrender by the rod all his copyhold messuages lands and tenements to the use of his last will now at this court the homage present his death whereupon came Abigail the wife of Oliver Johnson and sister of the said Joseph Abbutt and produced the will of the said Joseph bearing date 9.11.last in and by which said will the said Joseph did give and devise among other lands and tenements unto his said sister Abigail Johnson and to her heirs all that messuage or tenement with the yards orchards lands and appurtenances thereunto belonging situate lying and being in the street of Earls Colne in the occupation of     Edwards subject to the payment of his late brother Edw Abbutt's legacies given to her children as reference being had unto the will etc and she was admitted to a messuage or tenement and two crofts of land with appurtenances late Edw Abbutt's in Church St in the tenure of Jn Edwards or his assigns according to her brother's will etc and gave fine etc