Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr77)

31.3.1609 (Friday 31 March 1609)

document 37501716

whereas at a court here held monday being 24.7.1592 Jeff Finche was admitted tenant of the lord for himself and his heirs to one croft of land called Perriecrofte containing by estimation about 1a as by copy of a roll of the same court here in this court produced and shown now it is shown by the homage of this court that out of this court and after the last court the said Jeff Finch surrendered the said croft of land with appurtenances into the hands of the lord by the hands of Wm Savell instead of the bailiff in the presence of Robt Rookes senior and Robt Parker customary tenants of the lord the same testifying according to the custom of the said manor to the use and behoof of Wm Finche and his heirs who present in court sought from the lord admittance thereof for himself to whom the lord by his said steward granted seisin thereof to have to the said Wm and his heirs 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 made fealty to the lord and was admitted thereof tenant of the lord