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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr77)

9.4.1618 (Thursday 9 April 1618)

document 37802111

whereas at this court it is shown by the homage that Edw Clemens after the last court and before this court surrendered into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands of Wm Dashe instead of the bailiff in the presence of Barth Clarke and Lance Prior two customary tenants of the said manor the same testifying according to the custom of the said manor all that his reversion or remainder in one piece of land late a parcel of a waste field of the lord of this same manor containing by estimation about 1r2p to the use and behoof of Eliz Rooks and Joan Rooks and their heirs forever now also at this court came Robt Rooks father of the aforesaid Eliz and Joan and humbly sought admittance to the said premises with appurtenances to the use and behoof of the aforesaid Eliz and Joan his children and their heirs to whom the lord by his said steward granted to him seisin thereof to have to him to the use and behoof as stated 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 he gave to the lord his fine and fealty was respited until etc and he was admitted thereof tenant of the lord