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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr77)

18.5.1619 (Tuesday 18 May 1619)

document 37901420

and also at this court it is shown by the homage that Jn Churche gentleman late customary tenant of this same manor before this court died seised in his demesne as of fee of and in certain customary lands held by copy of a roll of a certain court viz one croft of land with appurtenances called Pondecroft in the said Colne containing by estimation 4a31p which said croft of land among others the aforesaid Jn Churche surrendered into the hands of the lord to the use of his last will which last will now shown to the homage bearing the date 23.2.1617 shows that the aforesaid Jn Churche gave and bequeathed the said croft of land to Barth Churche his son and the heir of Jn himself his heirs and assigns forever the tenor of which last will concerning the premises in the following english words viz the residue of all my lands and tenements not formerly given I give and bequeath unto Barth Churche my eldest son to him his heirs and assigns forever after my decease now to this court came the aforesaid Barth Churche and humbly sought from the lord admittance to the said premises according to the effect stated in the last will of his father to whom the lord by his said steward granted seisin to have to him and his heirs forever to hold from the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor thereunto belonging and by right accustomed and he gave to the lord his fine and made fealty and was admitted thereof tenant of the lord