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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr77)

15.4.1623 (Tuesday 15 April 1623)

document 38001640

whereas at a view with court here held monday being 23.9.1611 Frances Greene and Marcia Greene daughters and coheirs of Wm Greene then dead by Ann Greene their mother and deputy were admitted tenants of the lord for themselves and their heirs in coparcenary to one cottage or tenement then lately built upon a small parcel of pasture parcel of Rushefield with one yard and garden adjoining to the same now enclosed and divided from the rest of the said parcel of pasture called Rushfield at the north west corner of the said pasture and also at the same court custody of the bodies of the aforesaid Frances and Marcia and of the said lands was committed to the aforesaid Ann Greene the mother during the minority of the same Frances and Marcia as by copy of a roll of the said court shown fully binding now it is shown by the homage of this court that the said Frances died before this court and after the last court seised of her purport or half of the said premises and that the aforesaid Marcia is her sister and next heir according to the custom of the said manor and also at this time is under age viz     years or thereabouts and that the said Ann Greene mother and guardian of the same similarly died upon which to this court came the aforesaid Marcia Greene in person and sought admittance to the said half or purport of the said cottage and other premises late of the aforesaid Frances her sister to whom the said Marcia at her petition the lord by his steward granted and delivered thereof seisin by the rod to have to herself and her heirs 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 and customs and services thereunto belonging and by right accustomed and she gave to the lord her fine for her entry as is shown in the margin     and she was admitted thereof tenant etc but because she is under age her fealty is respited and furthermore the custody of the body of the said Marcia and the cottage and other said premises during her minority was committed to Humph Taylor her uncle at his petition who also gave a fine and made fealty and was admitted etc