Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr77)

30.5.1626 (Tuesday 30 May 1626)

document 38200926

it is shown by the homage that Jn Hodson who lately held for his lifetime the remainder thereof to the next heirs of Jn himself forever a parcel of a waste field of the lord of this manor containing by estimation 10p with a cottage built thereon lying in the lane called Curds Lane next to Curds Stile as by a roll of the year 16Jas1 clearly shown died before this court and after the last court seised in the said form and that before his death he surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of Wm Adams instead of the bailiff in the presence of Jn Bullocke and Jn Dedman two customary tenants the same testifying according to the custom of the said manor the said cottage with appurtenances to the use and behoof of his testament and last will as specified in writing the tenor of which same testament concerning the premises in the following words first of all I give and bequeath unto Jn Hodson my son all that my messuage tenement or cottage with all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging wherein I now dwell in Earls Colne aforesaid to him and his heirs forever upon this condition that he the said Jn Hodson my son shall give unto Grace my wife her dwelling in this my said house with all the profits and commodities here unto belonging by the space of three years next after my decease as by the said testament here in the aforesaid court and also to the aforesaid steward and homage shown in the same court bearing the date 30.4.1625 clearly shown upon which now to this court came the aforesaid Jn Hodson son and heir of the said Jn his father in person and sought admittance to the said parcel of waste field with the cottage built thereon with appurtenances according to the tenor of the said testament to whom the lord by his said steward granted and delivered seisin thereof by the rod to have for himself and his heirs according to the tenor of the said testament and upon the conditions specified in the same said testament to hold from the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the an nual rent of 6d and other services thereunto belonging and by right accustomed and he made therefore fine and fealty to the lord and was admitted in the said form