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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr77)

17.5.1630 (Monday 17 May 1630)

document 38301440

and furthermore it is shown by the homage that the said Barth Church customary tenant of this manor after the last court and before this court viz 29.4.1629 surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of Simon Ive instead of the bailiff in the presence of Jn Hawksby clerk and of Rich Kempe two customary tenants of the same manor the same testifying according to the custom of the said manor among other things all that customary croft or his lands called Stulps Croft late parcel of Bearecroft containing by estimation 1a held of the said manor by name all his customary lands and tenements held of the said manor to the use and intention of his last will and testament and afterwards viz 11.1.1630 the said Barth Church made his testament and last will in writing under the signature of the ordinary for this area signed and approved and here in court produced and shown by which the court established that the said Barth by his said testament willed and bequeathed the said above mentioned croft of land or tenement called Stulps Croft to Rose Church and her heirs forever and afterwards and before this court the said Barth died thus seised thereof upon which the said Rose Churche came into court and humbly sought admittance to whom the lord by the said steward granted and delivered seisin thereof by the rod to have the said croft of land called Stulps with appurtenances to the said Rose Church her heirs and assigns 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 services and customs thereunto belonging and by right accustomed and she gave to the lord her fine as is shown in the margin     and made fealty to the lord and was admitted thereof tenant