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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr78)

11.6.1633 (Tuesday 11 June 1633)

document 38400970

and furthermore it is shown by the homage that Steph Champney junior customary tenant of this manor to himself and his heirs of and in one messuage or tenement with appurtenances called Murdons and of and in one parcel of land called Tollhouse Green after the last and before this court viz 20.6.1632 surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of Jn Read instead of the bailiff in the presence of Edw Cressener and Wm Pennocke two customary tenants of the said manor according to the custom of the said manor the said messuage and parcel of land with appurtenances to his last will and testament and afterwards and before this court he died whereupon Steph Champney his father comes into court and shows here in the court the will of the said Steph in writing under his signature and seal bearing the date 20.7.1632 the tenor of which concerning the premises is in the following words item I give to Steph Champney my father and his heirs my tenement called Murdons and one parcel of land called Tollhouse Green with the appurtenances which I purchased of Robt Parker of Marks Tey according to the surrender and the said testament to whom the lord by his said steward granted and delivered seisin by the rod to have the said messuage and parcel of land with appurtenances to the said Steph Champney and his heirs forever to hold from the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the customs 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 and was admitted tenant