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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr77)

1.4.1608 (Friday 1 April 1608)

document 37500319

fine 15swhereas at a court here held the saturday in easter week 2.4.1597 Thos Wade was admitted tenant of the lord for himself and his heirs to three crofts of land containing by estimation about 20a called Bowerfields upon which one messuage or tenement was built with appurtenances according as by copy of a roll of this same court henceforth of the court now here brought and clearly shown it appears whereas also at a court here held tuesday being 18.2.3Jas1 Hugh Johnson was admitted tenant of the lord for himself and his heirs by the surrender of the said Thos Wade to two closes of land parcel of the premises one of which lies between the demesne lands of the manor of Colne Priory called Southfield towards the east and north east and the other close of land parcel of the said Bowerfields towards the south west one head thereof abutting upon the demesne lands of the said Colne Priory called Milles towards the north west the other head thereof abutting upon two pightles of land parcel of the said Bowerfield towards the south east and the other close of land lying between the said demesne lands of Colne Priory called Southfield towards the east and also a parcel of land parcel of the said Bowerfield towards the west one head thereof abutting upon the said close towards the north the other head thereof abutting upon a certain way towards the south and containing altogether by estimation about 7a3r7p and whereas also it is shown by the homage of this court that out of this court and after the last court the said Thos Wade surrendered half the remaining two crofts of land and the other premises into the hands of the lord to the use and behoof of the said Thos Wade and his assigns for the natural lifetime of Thos himself the remainder thereof after his decease to a certain Robt Parker and Eliz one of the daughters and the heir of Thos Wade and to the heirs of Robt himself forever now to this court came the said Thos Wade and in full and open court surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of his said steward the other said half of the remainder of the land and the said tenement to the use and behoof of the said Thos Wade and his assigns for and during the whole of the natural lifetime of Thos himself the remainder thereof after his decease to Helen now wife of the said Thos for and during the whole of the natural lifetime of Helen herself the remainder thereof after her decease to Alice Wade younger daughter of the said Thos and the heirs of Alice herself forever to whom the same Thos present here in court the lord by his said steward granted and delivered the seisin of the said half to have to the same Thos and his assigns during the whole natural lifetime of Thos himself the remainder thereof as stated above 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 he gave to the lord his fine as is shown in the margin and he made fealty to the lord and was admitted thereof tenant of the lord