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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr77)

28.4.1614 (Thursday 28 April 1614)

document 37800350

whereas at a court here held tuesday being 21.5.1605 Thos Man and Eliz his wife took for themselves and the heirs of Thos himself by the surrender of Eliz Stevens widow and Thos Smithe one customary messuage with a curtilage adjoining called Sebrights as by copy of a roll of the said court here in this court produced and clearly shown now at this court it is shown by the homage that the said Thos Man out of this court and after the last court surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of     instead on the bailiff and in the presence of     customary tenants of this manor the same testifying etc one cottage or tenement newly built upon the parcel of the said curtilage with a garden to the same cottage adjoining and a parcel of a well being in the same curtilage as it is now enclosed and divided from the rest of the said curtilage and containing altogether by estimation about 13p and a half to the use and behoof of Thos Allen and his heirs forever upon condition that if the said Thos Allen his heirs executors or assigns should pay or cause to be paid to the aforesaid Thos Man his heirs executors or assigns the sum of 40s on 13.6.next following the date of this court in or at the dwelling house of a certain Thos Prior situate and being in the said Colne that then the said surrender in all its force should remain as effected otherwise it should be completely in vain and null and void in law and furthermore also came the aforesaid Eliz wife of the aforesaid Thos Man and was examined by the lords steward in full and open court and surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of his said steward the said cottage or tenement newly built upon the parcel of the said curtilage with a garden adjoining to the same cottage and a parcel of a well being on that same curtilage as it is enclosed and divided from the rest of the curtilage and the said well etc to the use and behoof of the aforesaid Thos Allen and his heirs upon the said conditions who the same said Thos Allen now present in court sought admission for himself from the lord in the said form upon the said condition to whom the lord by his said steward granted seisin thereof to have to the same Thos and his heirs upon the said condition to hold from the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the rent of 2d per annum always to be paid in equal portions at the usual times for the manor and all other services and customs 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 in the said form