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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr77)

7.10.1608 (Friday 7 October 1608)

document 37501063

whereas at a court here held tuesday being 18.2.1606 Robt Pearetree was admitted tenant of the lord for himself and his heirs to one part or parcel of pasture called Rushefield containing by estimation about 6a divided from the rest of the said pasture lying between customary lands of this manor called Lowefield now in the tenure of Wm Rayner towards the north west and the remainder of the said pasture towards the south east as by a roll of the said court here in this court brought and clearly shown now at this court it is shown by the homage that the said Robt Pearetree before this court and after the last court viz 11.8.1608 surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of Wm Dashe instead of the bailiff in the presence of Thos Smithe and Randolph Greene customary tenants of the lord the same testifying according to the custom of the said manor one cottage or tenement now newly built upon one small parcel of the said pasture with yard and garden of the same tenement adjoining as it is now included and divided from the rest of the parcel of pasture at the north west corner of the pasture to the use and behoof of Thos Pearetree and his heirs upon condition that if the said Thos Pearetree his heirs executors or assigns should pay or cause to be paid to the aforesaid Robt Pearetree his executors or assigns the sum of 24li now and in the following manner viz upon the feast of michaelmas next following the date of the said surrender 10li at or in the house now the dwelling house of the said Robt Pearetree situated within the parish boundary of St Peter the Apostle in the town of Sudbury Suffolk and 4li of the remaining sum of 24li in the said place in or upon the feast of all saints then next following then the said surrender in all its force should remain in effect otherwise should be completely in vain and null and void in law upon which now to this court came the said Thos Pearetree and sought admittance to the said tenement with yard garden etc with appurtenances upon the said conditions to whom the lord by his said steward granted seisin thereof to have to the same Thos Pearetree and his heirs upon the said condition 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 etc and made fealty and was admitted thereof tenant of the lord