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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr79)

2.1.1656 (Wednesday 2 January 1656)

document 39200249

at this court it was presented by the homage that Hen Abbott the elder who held to him and his heirs three crofts of land called Husseys containing by estimation 4a late parcel of a tenement and 30a of land called Cruds since the last court died thereof so seised which premises the said Hen at a court held for the said manor 15.1.1650 did surrender into the hands of the lord by the hands of his steward to the use of his last will and testament whereupon Robt Abbott his son by Hen Abbott the younger his attorney and deputy did come and showed forth in court the last will and testament of the said Hen Abbott his father in writing bearing the date 30.7.1654 the tenor whereof concerning the premises amongst other things is in these words item I give and bequeath to Robt Abbott my son all those my three parcels of land and 1a3r of meadow being copyhold containing in all by estimation 18a be they more or less called or known by several names of Hussies Chewnesland Sandhills Perricrofts also Cockyscrofts and Sandalls or by whatsoever other name or names the same be called or known to have and to hold all the said lands with their and every of their appurtenances thereunto belonging to the said Robt Abbott my son during the term of his natural life and after his decease to his heirs lawfully begotten of his body etc as in etc by the said will it doth and may appear and thereupon the said Robt by his said deputy desired to be admitted tenant to the same to which said Robt by the hands of his said attorney and deputy 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 three crofts of land called Husseys to the said Robt for the term of his natural life and after his decease to the heirs of his body lawfully begotten of 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 due and of right accustomed and he gave to the lord for a fine but his fealty is respited