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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr77)

14.10.1624 (Thursday 14 October 1624)

document 38101966

twowhereas at a view with court here held for the said manor 26.5.last past it was shown by the homage of that court that Sam Game before that court surrendered into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands of Robt Parker instead of the bailiff in the presence of Dan Lea and Edw Browne one messuage or tenement and divers parcels of land of meadow pasture and wood containing altogether by estimation about 18a at that time or lately in the tenure or occupation of the aforesaid Sam Game and Thos Brewer or their assigns called Bettings Land sometime of Nich Game to the use and behoof of Edw Bridgwood gentleman and Robt Smyth their heirs and assigns upon the same certain conditions mentioned and specified in that surrender as by copy of a roll of the said court clearly shown now to this court came the aforesaid Edw Bridgwood in person and the aforesaid Robt Smyth by Edw Cresner his deputy and sought admittance to the said messuage and other premises according to the tenor and intention of the surrender and the said conditions to whom the same said Edw Bridgwood and Robt Smyth the lord by his said steward granted thereof seisin by the rod to have to themselves and their heirs upon the conditions stated mentioned and expressed in the surrender above 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 they gave to the lord their fine for such an entry as is shown etc and the aforesaid Edw Bridgwood made fealty to the lord but the fealty of the said Robt Smyth was respited etc