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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr77)

10.12.1609 (Tuesday 10 December 1609)

document 37600566

fine 24liwhereas at a court here held monday being 21.6.1568 Robt Reade was admitted tenant of the lord for himself and his heirs to one croft or enclosed pasture containing 8a of land more or less and one croft or close of arable land containing 4a more or less and one meadow containing about 2a of land etc parcel of certain lands and meadows called Bridgemans as it lies in the said Earls Colne as by copy of a roll of that court in this court is produced and shown now at this court it is shown by the homage that the said Robt Reade out of this court and after the last court namely 26.6.1609 surrendered the said premises with appurtenances into the hands of the lord by the hands of Wm Catte instead of the bailiff in the presence of Jn Gremarde and Robt Rookes senior customary tenants and of this manor the same testifying according to the custom of the said manor to the use and behoof of Thos Prior and Agnes his wife and the heirs of Agnes herself forever upon the condition however that if the said Thos and Agnes their heirs executors or assigns should pay or cause to be paid or either of them should pay or cause to be paid to the aforesaid Robt Reade his heirs executors or assigns the sum of 180li in the following manner and form viz upon the feast of the apostles simon and jude then next following the date of the said surrender the sum of 100li and the other 80li of the said sum being the remainder etc upon the feast of michaelmas which will be in the year of our lord 1610 then the said surrender in all its force should remain with effect otherwise should be completely in vain and null and void in law upon which now to this court came the said Thos Prior and Agnes his wife and sought thereof admittance for themselves to whom the lord by his said steward granted and seisin thereof to have to the same said Thos and Agnes and the heirs of Agnes herself forever upon the said conditions 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 they gave to the lord their fine as is shown in the margin and the said Thos made fealty to the lord and they were admitted thereof tenants of the lord