Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr79)

16.1.1655 (Tuesday 16 January 1655)

document 39102097

whereas at a court held for the said manor 11.6.1633 Frances Church the wife of Jn Church the elder was admitted tenant for the term of her life to one customary messuage and garden with the appurtenances called Sonnells the remainder thereof to Jn Church the younger and to his heirs upon the surrender of the said Jn Church the elder yet upon condition that the said Jn Church the elder should take the profits of the said messuage and premises during his life according to the tenor of the said surrender now at this court it was presented by the homage that the said Jn Church the younger in the lifetime of the said Frances died without heir of his body and that the said Frances afterwards died and that the said Jn Church the elder since the last court also died and that Barth Church is brother and heir of the said Jn Church the younger who being present in court prayed to be admitted tenant to the same to whom the lord of the said manor by his said steward did grant and deliver thereof seisin by the rod to have and to hold the said messuage and garden with appurtenances to the said Barth Church his heirs and assigns at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the rents services and customs due and he gave to the lord for a fine and did his fealty