Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr79)

8.1.1645 (Wednesday 8 January 1645)

document 38801320

and furthermore at this court it is shown by the homage that Jn Smith after the last general court viz 4.10.1643 surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of Jn Reade junior instead of the bailiff in the presence of Jn Reade senior and Jn Clarke two customary tenants of the said manor thus testifying one part or parcel of a certain messuage or tenement called Pannells with two lower rooms and one chamber and one part of a yard orchard or garden with appurtenances which certain area contains in length 8rod14ft6i and in breadth to the southern boundary 6ft abutting against the orchard of Edw Potter and to the boundary adjoining the said tenement towards the north about 1rod1ft one head abutting the king's highway leading from Earls Colne to Colne Park towards the west and the other head abutting against the tenement of Lance Prior towards the east and then in the tenure of the said Jn Smith which said premises the said Jn Smith took for himself and his heirs at a court here held 30.5.1626 as is shown by the said court roll to the use and behoof of Eliz Allen her heirs and assigns forever upon the condition that if the said Jn Smith his heirs executors or assigns pay of cause to be paid to the said Eliz or her assigns 13li19s9d of legal english money in or upon 11.5.1644 at the mansion house of Jn Reade in Earls Colne or to give each and every satisfaction which the said Eliz or her assigns well approve that then the said surrender should be void now to this court came the said Eliz now the wife of Jn Stephens junior and gave the court here information that the said sum or other for the parcel thereof was not paid according to the said condition and to this time was unpaid and that no satisfaction was given of which the said Eliz approved and on that account she 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 Eliz her heirs and assigns 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 paid the fine and thus was admitted tenant saving the rights of any person