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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr77)

30.5.1626 (Tuesday 30 May 1626)

document 38201055

it is shown above by the homage that Lance Prior before this court and after the last court viz 28.2.1626 surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of Wm Adams instead of the bailiff in the presence of Barth Clarke and Jn Clarke two customary tenants the same witnessing according to the custom of the said manor one part or parcel of a certain tenement with two lower rooms and one chamber which one chamber is now in the occupation of Jn Garrett on the north side towards the street and the other room with a chamber now in the occupation of the said Lance Prior towards the south and also one part of a certain yard orchard or garden with appurtenances pertaining to the same situated in the said Earls Colne called by the name of Pannells containing by estimation in length 8rod14ft6i and in breadth to the south end abutting upon the orchard of Robt Rookes 16ft and the end next to the dwelling house or tenement towards the north containing about 1rod2ft of which one part abuts upon the kings highway leading from Colne Green towards Colne Park towards the west and the other part abutting on the other part of the tenement towards the east to the use and behoof of Jn Smith tailor and his heirs upon this condition that if the aforesaid Jn Smith his heirs executors administrators or assigns should well and faithfully pay or cause to be paid to the aforesaid Lance Prior or his appointed attorney heirs executors administrators or assigns the full sum of 4li3s4d in or upon the feast day of michaelmas next following the date of this present surrender in or at the dwelling house of the aforesaid Lance Prior situated in the said Earls Colne upon which now to this court came the aforesaid Jn Smith in person and sought admittance to the said premises according to the condition of the said surrender to whom the lord by his said steward granted and delivered seisin thereof by the rod to have for himself and his heirs upon the said condition 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 he made fine and fealty and was admitted upon the said condition tenant etc