Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr79)

2.10.19Chas1 (Monday 2 October 1643)

document 38800201

whereas at a court here held 19.10.1625 Susan Bridge wife of Wm Bridge of Wortham in Suffolk yeoman was admitted tenant of the lord for herself and her heirs to one croft of land with a barn built thereon called Oliver Croft containing about 2a as is shown by the said court roll now at this court it is testified by the said steward and shown by the homage that after the last court viz 19.4.1643 the said Wm Bridge and Susan his wife out of court came before the said steward and Susan herself solely and secretly examined by the said steward as is the custom surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of the said steward according to the custom of the said manor the aforesaid croft of land with barn and appurtenances to the use and behoof of Hannah Hunt daughter of Joseph Hunt of Great Tey yeoman the heirs and assigns of the said Hannah forever upon the condition that the said Hannah her heirs or assigns should pay or cause to be paid to Wm Rooks of the said Wortham or his assigns 56li10s of legal english money at or before the next general court to be held for the said manor and before the admission of the said Hannah to the premises in the place where the said general court is to be held now at this court if is shown by the homage upon the testimony of Jn Reade presented in court that the said Hannah Hunt paid the said Wm Rookes the said 56li10s in and upon 31.5.last past at the mansion house of Robt Potter where this general court being the next general court after the date of the said surrender is held according to the condition contained in the said surrender upon which came here into court the said Hannah Hunt 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 croft of land with barn and appurtenances to the said Hannah Hunt her heirs and assigns forever from the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom 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 until etc