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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr77)

21.5.1604 (Monday 21 May 1604)

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(very blotched and faded) whereas at a view with court here held 21.7.1587 Thos Smith son of Thos Smith of White Colne deceased was admitted tenant for himself and his heirs to the reversion or remainder of a messuage with curtilage adjoining called Seabrights and a certain Eliz Smith wife of the aforesaid Thos Smith deceased was admitted tenant to possession of the said messuage with curtilage called Sebrights for and during the lifetime of the said Eliz as is clearly shown and demonstrated by a certain copy of court roll bearing date illegible text now at this court it is shown by the homage that the said Thos Smith the son of Thos after the last court and before this court surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of Robt# Cobbe instead of the bailiff and in the presence of Jn Pennocke and Robt Pearetree two customary tenants of this same manor all his right and title of and in the said messuage and curtilage with their appurtenances to the use and behoof of Thos Man and his heirs forever upon the stated condition that the aforesaid Thos Man his heirs executors or assigns should pay or cause to be paid to the aforesaid Thos Smith his heirs executors or assigns the sum of 3li=s4d the 6.10.next following in the south porch of the church of the said Earls Colne otherwise this surrender to be null and void in law and that anything should be doubted concerning the abovementioned surrender in this that the aforementioned Thos was not admitted tenant to the reversion or remainder of the said messuage in any other way except by the acknowledgement of the said Eliz in possession to the reversion of the said messuage therefore the aforementioned Rich Harlakenden lord of this manor before the said surrender by the said Thos Smith to the said Thos Man by the hands of the lord Rich Harlakenden himself granted to the aforesaid Thos Smith seisin by the rod of the reversion or remainder of the abovementioned messuage to have to himself and his heirs to hold from the lord illegible text at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the rents and services thereunto belonging and by right accustomed and he gave to the lord his fine as is written in the margin     as is clearly shown and demonstrated by certain writings of the said Rich Harlakenden produced here in court bearing the date =.11.1604 and afterwards came the aforesaid Thos Man and sought admittance for himself to the reversion or remainder of the said messuage according to the form made in the surrender by the said Thos Smith to whom the lord by his said steward granted to him seisin thereof to have for himself and his heirs to hold from the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the manor by the rents and services thereunto belonging and by right accustomed and he gave to the lord his fine as is shown in the margin     and was admitted tenant thereof although fealty was respited until it should fall vacant at this court the court sitting came the aforesaid Thos Man in person and surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of his said steward all that customary tenement with appurtenances called Sebrights or by whatever other name it should be recognised or called with this intention that the lord should regrant the premises to the aforesaid Thos Man and Eliz his wife throughout their lifetime and to the longer liver thereof and after their decease to the rightful heirs of the said Thos forever to whom the same said Thos Man and Eliz his wife the lord by his steward granted seisin thereof to them to have to the said Thos and Eliz for their lifetimes and to the longer liver the remainder thereof after their decease to the rightful heirs of the said Thos Man forever to hold from the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the manor by the rents and services thereunto belonging and by right accustomed and they gave to the lord their fine as in the margin     and made fealty to the lord and were admitted tenants thereof