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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr77)

18.9.1603 (Sunday 18 September 1603)

document 37300382

fine 20sat this court it was shown by the homage that after the last court and before this court viz 20.10.1602 Thos Polley senior of the said Earls Colne butcher surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of Wm Catt instead of the bailiff in the presence of Robt Rookes senior and Edw Catt two customary tenants of this manor the same testifying according to the custom of the said manor all that his barn or tenement with all and singular the garden and other certain appurtenances pertaining situated and being in the aforesaid Earls Colne to the use and behoof of Thos Turner and his heirs forever upon condition however that the aforesaid Thos Turner his heirs executors administrators or assigns or any of them should pay or cause to be paid to the aforesaid Thos Polley and Margery his wife or and either of them the sum of 50s etc at the four yearly customary feasts by equal portions the first payment thereof to be made at the feast of the nativity next following after the date of the said surrender and if the conditions to the aforesaid Thos Turner his heirs executors or assigns should be in default in any payment of the said payments in the aforesaid form it should be that then the provisional licence to the aforesaid Thos Polley and Margery his wife or either of them or the longer liver and their assigns to reenter into the said premises with appurtenances and to have possession of them as in their former estate and this surrender should not stand in any part to whom the same said Thos Turner present here in court seisin thereof is granted to have to himself and his heirs upon the said conditions to hold from the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the customs of the said manor by the rents services and customs thereunto belonging and by right accustomed and he paid his fine and made fealty and was admitted tenant thereof