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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr79)

2.1.1656 (Wednesday 2 January 1656)

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at this court it was presented by the homage that Hen Abbott the elder who held to him and his heirs 1a2r of meadow more or less being in two parcels of pieces and lying under the lord's park with the appurtenances as by metes and bounds the same now are or lately were divided since the last court died thereof so seised which said 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 in writing of the said Hen Abbott his father bearing date 30.7.1654 the tenor whereof concerning the premises in these words item I give to Robt Abbott my son all those my illegible text parcels of land and 1a3r of meadow being copyhold containing in all by estimation 18a be they more or less called or known by the several names of Husseys Chewnislands Sandhills Perricrofts also Cockyscrofts and Sandalls or by whatsoever 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 to the said Robt my son during the term of his natural life and after his decease to his heirs lawfully begotten of his body and in and by the said will more at large it appeareth and thereupon the said Robt by the said deputy desired to be admitted tenant to the said 1a2r of meadow with the appurtenances to which said Robt by the hands of his said deputy and attorney 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 1a2r of meadow with the appurtenances to the said Robt for the term of his natural life and after his decease to the heirs of his body of the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the rents and services due and he gave to the lord for a fine but his fealty is respited