Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr79)

16.2.1648 (Wednesday 16 February 1648)

document 38900425

whereas at a court here held 20.10.1646 it was shown by the homage of the court that Jn Church gentleman on 5.10.1646 as above surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of Jn Brewer instead of the bailiff and in the presence of Robt Carter and Jn Reade two customary tenants of the said manor testifying one parcel of customary land called Stonelays also Stoneleys lying next to a parcel of land called Inhams to the use and behoof of Wm Enew the grandchild of Hen Enew of Coggeshall clothier and the heirs of the said Wm forever as is shown by the said court roll which said premises Jn Church took for himself and his heirs at a court here held 18.5.1629 now to this court came the said Wm Enew through Phil Enew his deputy and humbly sought admittance to the said parcel of land to whom the said Wm by the hands of the said Phil Enew his deputy the lord by the said steward granted and delivered seisin by the rod to have and to hold the said parcel of land to the said Wm Enew his heirs and assigns 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 he gave to the lord his fine but his fealty was respited and because the said Wm is under age viz 3yrs or about that therefore at the naming of the said Hen Enew custody of the said tenement was granted and delivered by the rod to the said Phil Enew until at the full age of the said Wm Enew being twenty one years to return to the said Wm possession thereof at the said age and for such custody he gave to the lord his fine and made fealty