Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr78)

28.12.1640 (Wednesday 28 December 1640)

document 38701751

and furthermore whereas at a court here held 18.4.1620 Jn Prentice was admitted tenant of the lord for himself and the heirs of his body legitimately procreated by reversion thereof to the rightful heirs of the said Jn forever to 3r of meadow lying in a meadow called Nokes and Borrowes and to one pasture called Buroughes containing 4a of land lying next to the said 3r of meadow late acquired from Jn Wingfield and separately to one croft of land called Little Burroughs with appurtenances in the aforesaid Colne as is shown by the said court roll now at this court it is shown by the homage that the said Jn Prentice after the last court viz 30.5.1640 surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of Wm Adams instead of the bailiff in the presence of Hen Ennewe and Hen Abbot two customary tenants of the said manor the said premises with appurtenances to the use and intention of his last will and that afterwards he died seised thereof without heirs of his body legitimately procreated upon which came here into court Helen Aimes wife of Hen Aimes and sister of the said Jn Prentice and brought here into court the testimonial letters of the said Jn the same group of documents proved under the signature of the ordinary bearing the date 3.6.1640 before the date of this court the tenor of which as far as the premises in the following words first of all I give and bequeath to Helen now wife of Hen Aimes my sister all my messuage or tenement called Warkemans with all the houses edifices and buildings with the appurtenances and also all my lands and meadow both freehold and copyhold called Burrowes Land and Burrowes Meadows with the appurtenances by whatsoever name or names the same now or heretofore have been called lying in Earls Colne to have and to hold to the said Helen my sister and to the heirs of her body lawfully begotten and for want of such issue of her body then I give and bequeath my aforesaid messuage lands tenements and hereditaments whatsoever above mentioned to Abraham the son of Abraham Markham and Alice his wife my aunts son and his heirs forever as is clearly shown and proved by the said testament here in court upon which came here into court the said Helen 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 premises with appurtenances to the said Helen Aimes and the heirs of her body legitimately procreated 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 she gave to the lord her fine but fealty was respited because she was under age