Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr77)

10.12.1609 (Tuesday 10 December 1609)

document 37600356

whereas at a court here held saturday in the week of pentecost being 14.6.1595 Sam Burton was admitted tenant of the lord for himself and his heirs to one croft of land called Spoutecrofte also Rycrofte held by fealty suit of court and the annual rent of 5s6d as by copy of court roll of the same court here in this full court produced and clearly shown now at this court it is shown by the homage that the said Sam Burton out of this court and after the last court surrendered the said croft of land with appurtenances into the hands of the lord by the hands of Robt Cobbe instead of the bailiff in the presence of Thos Smithe and Ambrose Waller customary tenants of the lord the same testifying according to the custom of the said manor to the use and behoof of Sam himself and his heirs for and during the whole natural lifetime of Sam himself and after the decease of Sam himself to the use and behoof of Jn Burton his son and Sarah wife of the same Jn himself and the heirs of the bodies of the said Jn and Sarah legitimately procreated upon which now to this court came the said Sam Burton by Thos Cockerell gentleman as his deputy and attorney and the said Jn Burton in person and sought for himself and the aforesaid Sarah admittance thereof according to the tenor of the said surrender to whom the lord by his said steward granted seisin thereof to have to the same Sam and his assigns during the whole lifetime of Sam himself and after his decease to have to the same Jn and Sarah and the heirs of their body legitimately procreated to hold from the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according the custom of the said manor by the rents and services thereunto belonging and by right accustomed and they gave to the lord their fine as is shown in the margin     and the said Jn Burton made fealty to the lord and they were admitted tenants thereof in the said manner