Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr79)

15.1.1650 (Tuesday 15 January 1650)

document 38901980

and furthermore whereas at a court here held 8.1.1645 custody of the body and lands of Geo Mann was committed to a certain Jn Reade junior to the use and intention of the last will and testament of Steph Champney as is shown by the said court roll now to this court came the said Geo now aged 14yrs or thereabouts and gave to the lord and the court information that the said Jn Reade fled the country two years ago or about that time and that neither the said Jn nor anyone else in his place and name and at the suggestion mentioned in the last will of the said Steph received or disposed the rents and profits of the lands and tenements of the said Geo wherefore he humbly requested that the said Jn was relieved of the said custody and that custody of the said lands should be committed to Edw Browne senior until the said Geo reaches full age to whom the same Edw at the petition and election of the said Geo the lord by the said steward granted custody of the lands and said tenements to have to himself until the full age of twenty one years of the said Geo at the suggestion mentioned in the said testament to hold from the lord by the rod etc by the rents thereunto belonging and the fine was pardoned