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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr77)

30.9.1611 (Monday 30 September 1611)

document 37700389

the tenement is called Attwoods whereas at a view with court here held the tuesday in the week of pentecost 27.5.1561 Jn Leffingwell and Alice his wife were admitted tenants of the lord for themselves and their heirs to two cottages now converted into one with appurtenances lying in the said Colne sometime of Wm Attwood then Geof Buckwell and next of Nich Moore as by a copy of a roll of the same said court here in court produced and clearly shown now at this court it is shown by the homage that the said Jn died many years ago and that the said Alice held for herself meanwhile by right accruing and that the said Alice out of and after the last court and before this court surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of Robt Spilman instead of the bailiff in the presence of Edw Clemens and Hen Bridge two customary tenants the same testifying according to the custom of the said manor all the said premises with their appurtenances to the use and behoof of Thos Smithe also Baylie and Joan his wife one of the daughters of the said Alice and their heirs and assigns forever who the same said Thos and Joan present here is court came and sought for themselves admittance to the premises according to said surrender to whom the lord by his steward granted seisin thereof to have to themselves and their 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 they gave to the lord their fine as is shown in the margin     and made fealty and were admitted tenants thereof and afterwards the court sitting and in open court came the said Thos Smithe also Baylie and Joan his wife and Joan herself being solely and secretly examined by the said steward as is the custom surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of the said steward all and singular the said premises with their appurtenances to the use and behoof of the said Thos and Joan for and during the term of their lives and of the longer liver the remainder thereof after their decease to the heirs of Joan herself forever who the same said Thos and Joan present in court came and sought for themselves admittance to the premises according to the said surrender to whom the lord by his steward granted thereof seisin to have to themselves for their lifetimes and to the longer liver the remainder thereof as above 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
entire fine 8li and made fealty and were admitted tenants thereof and afterwards at this same court came the said Thos Smithe also Baylie and Joan his wife Joan herself solely and secretly examined by the steward as is the custom and they surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of the said steward the said two cottages now converted into one with all appurtenances to the use and behoof of Agnes Prior wife of Thos Prior of the said Earls Colne     her executors and assigns forever to hold to her self her executors administrators or assigns from the feast of michaelmas next following after this court until the finish and end of 10years from then next following and fully to return the rents thereof annually twice a year viz at the feast of michaelmas and the annunciation the sum of 40s in equal portions and the said Agnes present in court came and sought for herself admittance to the premises according to the said surrender to whom the lord by his steward granted to her seisin thereof to have to herself her executors and assigns during the said term 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 she was admitted thereof tenant of the lord