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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr77)

10.12.1609 (Tuesday 10 December 1609)

document 37600834

whereas at a court here held friday being 31.3.1609 it was shown by the homage of this court that Chas Huntisman before this same court surrendered into the hands of the lord according to the custom of the said manor etc one tenement with garden adjoining with appurtenances called Frannces situated and lying in the said Colne with a certain gateway for carrying in and out from the said garden as far as Lowefield as by copy of a roll of that court clearly shows to the use and behoof of Helen Goldinge widow then wife of the said Chas and the assigns of the said Helen for the term of the natural life of Helen herself and because no one came to that court to take the premises from the hands of the lord and to pay to the lord the fine thereof which was owed therefore there was a precept to the bailiff to seize into the hands of the lord the said tenement and other premises with appurtenances and to render thereof to the lord the profits now to this court came the said Helen by the said Chas her husband and sought thereof admittance for herself to whom the lord by his said steward granted seisin thereof to have to the same Helen and her assigns for the term of the natural lifetime of Helen herself 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 she gave to the lord her fine as is shown in the margin and fealty was respited and she was admitted thereof tenant of the lord