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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr77)

25.9.1606 (Thursday 25 September 1606)

document 37400518

fine 15swhereas at a court here held thursday being 30.12.1585 Albery Prior and Mary his wife were admitted tenants of the lord for themselves and their heirs to one barn now a tenement with garden adjoining with appurtenances called Pannells now at this court it is shown by the homage that the aforesaid Mary who survived her said husband Albery out of this court and after the last court surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of Wm Dashe instead of the bailiff in the presence of Robt Rookes senior and Peter Gilotte tenants of the lord the same testifying according to the custom of the said manor the aforesaid barn now a tenement with garden and appurtenances to the use and behoof of Lance Prior his heirs and assigns forever upon the following conditions that the said Lance his heirs and assigns should maintain and sustain the said tenement with garden and appurtenances in all necessary repairs during the whole natural lifetime of the said Mary and also that the said Mary should have her dwelling place in the said tenement with appurtenances during the natural lifetime of Mary herself and further that the said Lance Prior his heirs or assigns should pay or cause to be paid to Isabel Prior and Kath Prior daughters of the said Mary the sum of 4li 40s to each of them within one year next following the death of the said Mary provided also that if the said Isabel or Kath or either of them should die before receiving the aforesaid sum of 40s that then the other survivor should have and receive that part of the one thus dying upon this now to this court came the said Lance Prior and sought from the lord of this manor admittance to the said premises with appurtenances to whom the lord by his steward granted seisin thereof to have to the same Lance his heirs and assigns 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 shown in the margin and he made fealty to the lord and was admitted thereof tenant of the lord