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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr78)

3.1.1637 (Tuesday 3 January 1637)

document 38502279

whereas it appeared by a court roll held for the said manor dated 10.8.1622 that Jn Potter surrendered out of court all that capital messuage with garden and adjoining curtilage at sometime called Sonningwells and all that adjoining tenement called Tabors with appurtenances to the use of the said Jn Potter for his lifetime and after his decease then to the use and behoof of Jeff Potter and Ann his wife for their lifetimes upon the condition that the said Jeff and Ann or either of them pay or cause to be paid to Joan Brewer wife of Sam Brewer annually and each year during the lifetime of the said Joan 100s of legal english money twice a year at michaelmas and at the annunciation at or in the said capital messuage called Sonningwells and after the decease of the said Jeff and Ann then to the use of Jn Potter son of Wm Potter brother of the said Jn and his heirs as long as the said Jn Potter son of the said Wm pay or cause to be paid or his heirs executors or assigns pay or cause to be paid to the said Joan during the lifetime of the said Joan annually and each year the full sum of 100s etc at the said two times that is at the feast of michaelmas and the annunciation in equal parts at or in the said mansion house called Sonningwells or if it should happen that the said Jeff and Ann after the death of the said Jn Potter senior should fail to pay the said sum to the aforesaid Joan or the said Jn Potter son of the said Wm or the heirs of the said Jn the son after the death of the said Jeff and Ann should fail to pay the said 100s to the said Joan during her lifetime contrary to the form of the said conditions then and immediately after such a default all and singular the said premises with appurtenances should remain to the said Joan and her heirs forever according as it is clearly shown by the said court roll