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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr77)

15.4.1623 (Tuesday 15 April 1623)

document 38001556

whereas at a view with court here held 17.8.1581 Thomasine now wife of Hen Abbott senior by name Thomasine Culverton was admitted for herself and her heirs to one croft containing by estimation 1r of land with appurtenances called Sandhill as it is clearly divided and shown by metes and bounds as by copy of a roll of the said court clearly shown now to this court came the aforesaid Hen Abbott senior and the said Thomasine his wife in person and Thomasine herself first solely and secretly examined by the lords steward as is the custom and acknowledged and surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of the said steward the said croft of land with appurtenances with this intention that the lord should graciously regrant the same to the aforesaid Thomasine for her natural lifetime the remainder thereof after her decease to Hen Abbott her son and Joan wife of the aforesaid Hen the son and the heirs and assigns of the said Hen the son to whom the same Thomasine Hen Abbott the son and Joan at this same court the lord by his said steward regranted and delivered to them seisin thereof to have to herself the aforesaid Thomasine for and during the term of her natural life the remainder thereof after her decease to the aforesaid Hen Abbott the son and the said Joan his wife and the heirs and assigns of Hen the son himself forever 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 customs and services thereunto belonging and by right accustomed and the aforesaid Thomasine and the said Hen Abbott the son and Joan gave to the lord their fine for their entry as is shown in the margin and the said Thomasine and Hen the son made fealty to the lord but the fealty of the aforesaid Joan was respited and thus the aforesaid Thomasine Hen the son and Joan were admitted thereof in the said form tenants of the lord etc