Colne Priory Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr29)

22.4.1740 (Tuesday 22 April 1740)

document 36900040

whereas at a court held 4.5.1739 it was found that on 14.3.1739 that Jn Lay gentleman and Mary his wife surrendered by the hands of Solomon Grimston deputy steward she the said Mary first solely examined and consenting all those eight crofts or parcels of land called Moorlands containing 40a with a messuage barn and stable thereupon built with appurtenances in Earls Colne in the tenure of the said Jn Lay or his assigns to the use of the said Mary Lay for life and after her death to the said Jn for his life the remainder to the use of Wm Lay their youngest son and his assigns forever and because none came therefore proclamation was made and first default recorded now at this court came the said Mary by the said Jn as her attorney and was admitted to the premises for life etc but paid no fine for this her estate for life because she paid a fine on her admission in 1706 fines set on the remainder men each 30li to be paid by them respectively when in possession of the premises