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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr77)

25.9.1606 (Thursday 25 September 1606)

document 37400319

40swhereas at a court here held monday being 5.1.32Eliz1 Edw Clemens was admitted tenant of the lord for himself and his heirs to one piece of land late parcel of the waste of the lord of this manor containing about 1r2p lying next to Windemillhill in the village of the said Earls Colne viz between the garden called Lophams on the south and the kings highway there on the north one head thereof abutting upon the highway there on the east and the other head thereof abutting upon the said Windmillhill on the west now at this court it is shown by the homage that the said Edw Clemens out of court and after the last court surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of Wm Catte instead of the bailiff in the presence of Robt Rooks senior and Peter Gilotte customary tenants of this manor the same testifying according to the custom of the said manor to the use and behoof of Margery Clarke widow now wife of the said Edw Clemens and her assigns for and during the whole of the natural lifetime of Margery herself who the same said Margery now present in court sought from the lord admittance to the aforesaid premises with appurtenances to whom the lord by his said steward granted seisin thereof to have to the same Margery and her assigns for and during the whole of the natural lifetime of Margery herself to hold from the lord by the rod 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 she gave to the lord her fine as is shown in the margin fealty was respited and she was admitted tenant of the lord thereof