Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr77)

18.4.1620 (Tuesday 18 April 1620)

document 38000250

whereas at a court here held friday being 1.4.1608 Thos Wade customary tenant of this manor surrendered into the hands of the lord a certain half part of the residue of a illegible text called Bowerfield and a certain part of a messuage or tenement built on the same as by copy of court roll of the same court to the use and behoof of the said Thos for his lifetime and after his death to remain to Helen his then wife for the lifetime of Helen herself and at the same court the aforesaid Thos Wade was admitted to the premises as by copy of a roll of a certain court shown now at this court it is shown by the homage that after the last court the aforesaid Thos Wade died seised of the said premises and that the aforesaid Helen should have the right to the said remainder of the premises according to the effect of the said surrender upon which to this court came the aforesaid Helen and humbly sought from the lord admittance to the said premises to whom the lord by his said steward granted thereof seisin to have to the said Helen for her lifetime 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 she gave to the lord her fine and made fealty and was admitted thereof tenant of the lord