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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr77)

18.5.1619 (Tuesday 18 May 1619)

document 37901523

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 the same court viz one parcel of meadow called Stonebridge Meadow parcel of one messuage with garden adjoining with appurtenances called Sonells and certain lands and meadows called Bridgmans with a certain way or lane leading from a lane called Boultinghouse Lane as far as the said meadow containing by estimation about 1a1r of land which was sometime in the tenure of Thos Rolt which said premises 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 said homage bearing the date 23.2.1617 showed that the said Jn Churche gave and bequeathed the said premises to Jn Churche son of the said Jn and his heirs and assigns the tenor of which said last will concerning the premises in the following english words item I give and bequeath unto Jn Churche my youngest son a meadow called Little Bridge Meadow holden of the manor of the earldom to have and to hold unto him the said Jn Church my son and to his heirs and assigns forever immediately after my decease now to this court came the aforesaid Jn Churche and humbly sought from the lord admittance to the said premises according to the tenor and effect stated in the last will of his father to whom the lord by his said steward granted thereof seisin to have to him and his heirs 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 belonging and by right accustomed and he gave to the lord his fine and made fealty and was admitted thereof tenant of the lord