Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr77)

23.10.1616 (Wednesday 23 October 1616)

document 37801586

item it is shown by the homage that Susan Cooke wife of Jn Cooke after the last court died and she held to herself for the term of her natural life from the lord of this manor by the rod etc one cottage with a parcel of land sometime the waste of this manor situated upon Colne Green the remainder thereof to the use and behoof of Jeremy Cooke Ann Cooke Susan Cooke and Mary Cooke the children of the said Jn and Susan as by a court roll here in court produced bearing the date illegible text in easter week being 3.4.1616 clearly shows and appears now at this court it is shown that the said Jeremy Ann Susan and Mary are under the age of fourteen years upon which to this court came the aforesaid Jn Cooke their father and humbly sought from the lord of this manor admittance as guardian of the aforesaid children until they should reach their separate ages of fourteen years and it is granted to him until etc to hold from the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the annual rent thereof of 12d to be paid at the usual times etc and other services thereunto belonging and by right accustomed and the said Jn Cooke gave to the lord his fine and made fealty and was admitted thereof guardian