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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr78)

13.1.1636 (Wednesday 13 January 1636)

document 38501138

whereas at a view of frankpledge with court baron here held 29.9.1613 Thos Prior and Agnes his wife were admitted tenants of the lord to themselves and the heirs of the said Agnes to certain parcels of customary land called Heathfield alias Heathecroft Stonieland and Brookehouse Meadow with appurtenances which parcels of land were parcels of one tenement called the Hayhouse as is clearly shown by the said court roll now at this court it is shown by the homage that after the said court and before this court the said Agnes died and the aforesaid Thos himself is still living and that Thos Prior junior is son and heir of the said Agnes whereupon to this court the said Thos Prior junior came himself and humbly sought admittance to the reversion of the said parcel of land with appurtenances to whom the lord by the said steward granted and delivered seisin by the rod to have to himself 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 with the said rent which falls due in his possession and he gave to the lord his fine and afterwards in the same court and the court sitting came the said Thos Prior junior in person and surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of the said steward the reversion of the said parcel of land called Heathfield also Heathecroft Stonieland and Brookehouse Meadow with appurtenances and all his rights titles and demands in and to the premises and all his lands and tenements held of the said manor by copy of court roll which passed to him as son and heir of the said Agnes to the use and behoof of Edw Alleston of Earls Colne gentleman his heirs and assigns forever who present in court sought admittance to whom the lord by the said steward granted and delivered seisin by the rod to have to himself 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 with the said rent which falls due in his possession and he gave to the lord his fine and made fealty etc