Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr77)

3.4.1616 (Wednesday 3 April 1616)

document 37801049

admission of Rose Churche widow to 1a of Berecroft a garden and a pond for her lifetimeitem it is shown by the homage that Robt Churche late of Earls Colne doctor of divinity lately customary tenant of this manor after the last court and before this court by his surrender here in court presented bearing the date 22.12.1615 surrendered into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands of Robt Cobbe instead of the bailiff in the presence of Jn Churche Edw Cressner gentleman and Sam Brewer customary tenants of the said manor to the use and intention stated and declared in the last will and testament of the said Robt Churche bearing the date 29.11.1615 which same said last will here in court produced and read by the same established and shows that the said Robt Churche gave and bequeathed among other things about 1a of land and one customary garden with a certain pond adjoining the same to the use and behoof of Rose his wife for the term of her natural life and after her decease the remainder thereof to Barth Churche son of the said Robt his heirs and assigns forever provided however that if the said Barth died before the full age of twenty one years then the said 1a of land and garden with appurtenances should remain to Rosamund Churche the daughter of the aforesaid Robt her heirs and assigns forever and now to this court came the aforesaid Rose and humbly sought admittance to the said premises according to the form and effect of the said last will whereof the lord of the said manor by his said steward granted seisin thereof to her to have and to hold the said premises with appurtenances to the use and behoof of Rose herself for the term of her life according to the form and effect of the said last will from the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the manor by the rents and services thereunto belonging and by right accustomed and she gave to the lord her fine and made fealty and was admitted thereof tenant of the lord