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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr77)

3.4.1616 (Wednesday 3 April 1616)

document 37800986

item it is shown by the homage that Margt Catt one of the daughters of Wm Catt held for herself and the heirs of her body legitimately procreated from the lord of this manor according to the custom of the said manor one part of a tenement called Le Head House at one time parcel of a tenement called Garlands the remainder to Eliz the other daughter of the said Wm and the heirs of the body of the said Eliz legitimately procreated who held for herself and the heirs of her body legitimately procreated from the lord of this manor according to the custom of the manor the other part of the said tenement called Le Backhouse and the remainder thereof to the said Margt and the heirs of the body of the said Margt legitimately procreated as by copy of a roll of court here produced in court bearing the date thursday 28.4.1614 clearly and lawfully shown who the same said Eliz and Margt after the last court and before this court died without heirs of their bodies legitimately procreated and that Jn Catt is next heir in order and should have the right to the said tenements upon which here into full and open court came the said Jn and humbly sought admittance to the aforesaid tenement to whom the lord of the said manor by his said steward granted thereof seisin to have and to hold the said tenements with appurtenances to the use and behoof of Jn himself his heirs and assigns forever 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 due and by right accustomed and he gave to the lord his fine and was admitted thereof tenant and fealty was respited until etc and now to this same said court came Eliz mother of the said Jn and humbly sought admittance for herself to the premises as guardian of the aforesaid Jn until he should reach the age of twenty one years and it was granted to her