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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr79)

18.4.1650 (Thursday 18 April 1650)

document 38902155

whereas at a court here held 26.12.1639 Grisella Nevill now wife of Robt Reeve gentleman was admitted tenant of the lord for herself and her heirs to seven crofts of customary land called Michills containing about 30a as is shown by the said court roll now to this court came the said Robt Reeve and Grisella his wife the same Grisella solely and secretly examined by the steward of the said court as is the custom and consented to surrender into the hands of the lord by the hands of the said steward the said crofts of land with appurtenances to the use and behoof of Wm Death his heirs and assigns who present in court 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 crofts of land with appurtenances to the said Wm Death 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 rent of 8s per annum to be paid at the customary payment feast within the said manor according as the ancient rent was apportioned at a court here held 20.10.1646 and by all other services and customs thereunto belonging and by right accustomed and he gave to the lord his fine and made fealty and afterwards in the same court and the court sitting came the said Wm Death and surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of the said steward the said croft of land with appurtenances to the use and behoof of the said Robt and Grisella and their heirs upon the condition that if the said Wm Death his heirs executors or assigns should pay of cause to be paid to the said Robt and Grisella or either of them their executors administrators or assigns 106li of legal english money at the mansion house of the said Rich Harlakenden called Colne Prior in or upon 19.4.1651 that then the said surrender should be null and void