Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr79)

8.1.1645 (Wednesday 8 January 1645)

document 38801114

whereas at a court here held 27.12.1641 it was shown by the homage that Joan Gilott who held for herself and her heirs one customary tenement with garden adjoining with appurtenances called Fyrmantylers as is shown by court roll bearing the date 19.12.1610 surrendered into the hands of the lord according to the customs of the said manor the aforesaid tenement and garden with appurtenances then in the tenure of the said Joan and Jn Amy to the use and intention mentioned and expressed in her last will as is shown by the said court roll now at this court it is shown by the homage that the said Joan by her last will in writing bearing the date 19.8.1639 gave and bequeathed the premises in these words it em I give and bequeath to Joan Amy my sister's daughter now wife of Jn Amy of Earls Colne all that my messuage or tenement called or known by the name of Fyrmantylers wherein I myself with Robt Andrews my brother and the said Jn Amy my kinsman now dwell with all yards orchards and appurtenances thereunto belonging for and during her natural life making no strip nor waste upon the premises and after her decease I give the said messuage with the appurtenances unto Joan Amy my goddaughter daughter of the aforesaid Jn and Joan his wife and to the heirs of her body lawfully to be begotten and for want of such issue I give the same to Thos Andrews my sister's son and to his heirs forever as is clearly shown by the said testament brought here into court with the signature of the said Joan Gilott and that afterwards and before this court the said Joan Gilott died seised thereof upon which came here into court the said Joan Amy wife of the said Jn Amy and humbly sought admittance to the premises to whom the lord by the said steward granted and delivered seisin by the rod to have and to hold the said tenement and garden with appurtenances to the said Joan Amy wife of the said Jn for her lifetime according to the effect of the said testament 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 there unto belonging and by right accustomed and the fine for her admission was agreed by the court at 3li of legal english money to be paid to the lord or his assigns at the mansion house called Colne Priory in the manner and form following viz 20s at the feast of the annunciation and 20s at the feast of the nativity of john baptist commonly called midsummer day next following and the remaining 20s of the 3li at the feast of michaelmas next following but the admission and fine of Joan daughter of the said Jn and Joan was respited until etc