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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr78)

27.12.1638 (Saturday 27 December 1638)

document 38601779

whereas at a court here held 10.12.1609 Thos Smith was admitted tenant of the lord for himself and his heirs to one parcel of pasture called Rushfield containing about 6a divided from the rest of the said pasture and lying between the lands of this manor towards the north west and the rest of the said pasture towards the south west and to one parcel of meadow called Rushmeadow containing about 2a1r lying between the meadow called Siggs Meadow towards the north west and the rest of the said meadow towards the south now divided according as is shown by the said court roll now to this court came the said Thos Smith in person and in open court surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of his said steward the said parcels of pasture and meadow with appurtenances to the use and behoof of the said Thos Smith for his lifetime and after his death to the use and behoof of Mary Harlakenden wife of the said Rich Harlakenden and the assigns of the said Mary during the lifetime of the said Mary and after her death to such uses and to such a person or persons and for such estates whatsoever that the said Rich Harlakenden nominates or delimits by any writing during his lifetime or by his last will and testament and in default of such nominations of delimitations to the use of the said Rich Harlakenden his heirs and assigns forever to whom the same Thos Smith in person and the said Mary by Edw Clarke her deputy the lord by the said steward granted and delivered seisin by the rod to have and to hold the said parcels of pasture and meadow with appurtenances to the said Thos Smith for his lifetime the remainder thereof to the said Mary for her lifetime the remainder thereof in the aforesaid form 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 their fines were pardoned in the court and thus they were admitted tenants