Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr77)

8.8.1620 (Tuesday 8 August 1620)

document 38000803

and also it is presented that before this Clem Cunnie late customary tenant of the same manor surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of Simon Ive instead of the bailiff in the presence of Jn Pierson and Thos Smythe two customary tenants of the said manor the same testifying according to the custom of the said manor all his customary tenements with appurtenances called Coopes and all other houses and tenements held of the said manor to the use and performance of his last will by which last will here brought into court and shown proved under the signature of the official bearing date 12.1.1619 it is shown that Clem Cunnie gave and bequeathed among other things all that house and yard now in the tenure of Thos Pilgrim to Jas Cunnie one of the sons of the said Clem his heirs and assigns forever the tenor of which same last will concerning the premises in these english words item I do give unto Jas Cunnie my son the house and the yard now in the occupation of the said Thos Pilgrim to have and to hold to the said Jas and his heirs from and after the decease of the said Dorcas my wife upon condition that the said Jas his heirs or assigns do pay unto the said Lucy my daughter the sum of 25s8d of lawful money within two years next after the decease of the said Dorcas at or in the south porch of the parish church of Earls Colne abovesaid that is to say 13s4d within the next two years now at this court it is shown by the homage that after the last court and before this court the aforesaid Dorcas died upon which to this court came the said Jas Cunnie and humbly sought from the lord admittance to the said house and the yard with appurtenances according to the tenor and effect stated in the last will 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 however the fealty of the said Jas was respited until etc and he was admitted thereof tenant of the lord and because the said Jas Cunnie is under age therefore custody of his body was committed to Thos Sakings until the said Jas should reach his full age of twenty one years