Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr78)

19.8.1639 (Monday 19 August 1639)

document 38700695

whereas at a view of frankpledge with court baron here held 20.4.1636 it was shown by the homage that Wm Nevill gentleman who held for himself and his heirs seven crofts of land called Michills with appurtenances surrendered into the hands of the lord the said crofts of land with appurtenances then in the tenure of Sam Game to the use and intentions of his last will and that afterwards he died seised thereof now to this court came Grisella Nevill one of the daughters of the said Wm and brought here into court testimonial letters of the said Wm Nevill that same group of documents proved under the seal of the ordinary and bearing the date 23.12.1635 the tenor of which as far as the premises in the following words item I give and bequeath to my daughter Grisel Nevill one parcel of copyhold land called Michills lying in Earls Colne now in the tenure and occupation of Sam Game and to her heirs for ever my will that if any of my daughters shall depart this life in their virginity and single life that then the possessions of them so departing and dead shall be equally divided amongst the surviving sisters and younger brother item I give bequeath and allot unto my loving mother mrs Mary Nevill 60li a year shall be paid her out of all my before devised and bequeathed lands and leases and the profits and rents that shall arise of the same towards the bringing up of all my children in learning and good nurtriture according as is clearly shown by the said testimonial letters upon which to this court came the said Grisella Nevill and humbly sought admittance to whom the lord by the said steward granted and delivered seisin by the rod to have and to hold the said crofts of land with appurtenances to the said Grisella Nevill her heirs and assigns forever 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 according to the tenor of the said testament the said Mary and her assigns should be paid the sum of 60li according to the tenor of the said testament and the fine for the said admission assessed at 20li to be paid to the lord of the said manor or his assigns at the manor house of the lord called Colne Priory by or upon 20.12.1639 and fealty was respited