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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr77)

16.2.1631 (Wednesday 16 February 1631)

document 38301949

at this court it is shown by the homage that Robt Golding customary tenant of this manor after the last court and before this court viz 3.6.1630 surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of Simon Ive instead of the bailiff in the presence of Thos Smyth senior and Ambrose Waller two customary tenants of the said manor the same testifying according to the custom of the said manor one messuage or customary tenement called Francis with a garden adjoining with appurtenances lying in Earls Colne together with a certain gateway to carry and recarry out of the said garden to a certain place called Lowfields in the said Colne to the use and behoof of Jn Middleton junior and his heirs forever upon the condition that the said Jn Middleton his heirs executors or administrators should pay to the said Robt Golding his heirs executors or administrators 15li in or upon the 24.6.next following the said surrender at or in the dwelling house of the said Simon Ive situated in Colne Engaine and 14li at or in the said place in or upon the 29.9.next following the said surrender and furthermore it is shown by the homage that Jn Middleton paid the said 15li and the said 14li to the said Robt Golding according to the said condition upon which the said Jn Middleton humbly sought admittance to the premises to whom the lord by his said steward granted and delivered seisin thereof by the rod to have the said messuage or tenement and other premises with appurtenances to the said Jn Middleton his heirs and assigns free of the said conditions 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 he gave to the lord his fine and made fealty to the lord and was admitted thereof tenant and afterwards in the same court and the court sitting the said Jn Middleton surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of his said steward the aforesaid messuage or tenement called Francis with garden and the said gateway and other premises pertaining to the use and behoof of Thos Smyth senior and his heirs forever who present here in court humbly sought admittance to whom the lord by his said steward granted and delivered seisin thereof by the rod to have the said messuage or tenement called Francis with garden and the said gateway and other premises pertaining to the said Thos Smyth his 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 he gave to the lord his fine and made fealty to the lord and was admitted thereof tenant