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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr79)

23.7.1650 (Tuesday 23 July 1650)

document 39000590

and furthermore whereas at a court here held 28.12.1640 Ann Game now wife of Jn Holden and Eliz Game late wife of Jn Crowe were admitted tenants of the lord for themselves and their heirs to one messuage or tenement and two crofts of land containing about 8a with appurtenances called Bowerfeild as is shown by the said court roll now at this court it is shown by the homage that afterwards and before this court a division was made between the said Jn Holden and Ann his wife and the said Eliz while she was single of the premises in the manner and form following viz the said messuage and one croft containing about 2a of land of the said messuage adjoining next to the parcel of the said premises were allotted and assigned to the said Eliz for her part and she was to hold her share to herself and her heirs separately by the rent of 1d per annum and the other croft containing about 6a the remainder of the premises was allotted and assigned to the said Jn Holden and Ann in the right of the said Ann for her part and share to hold separately by the rent of 1s per annum and furthermore it was shown by the homage that the said Eliz afterwards and before this court died seised thereof and that Jn Crowe junior is her son and heir and is 3yrs old or thereabouts to whom through Jn Crowe senior his father and in the part of his deputy came and humbly sought admittance to the said messuage and croft containing 2a of land with appurtenances to whom the said Jn Crowe junior by the hands of his said father the lord by the said steward granted and delivered seisin by the rod to have and to hold the said messuage and croft of land with appurtenances to the said Jn Crowe junior 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 fealty was respited and because the said Jn Crowe is under age as is said above therefore custody of the said tenement was granted by the lord and through the said steward delivered by the rod to the said Jn Crowe senior until at the full age of twenty one years of the said Jn Crowe junior to return to him the accrued profits thereof to hold from the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the manor etc by the rents and services thereunto belonging and by right accustomed and for such custody he gave to the lord his fine and made fealty