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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr79)

2.1.1656 (Wednesday 2 January 1656)

document 39200475

at this court it was presented by the homage that Hen Abbott the elder who held to him and his heirs one croft of land containing by estimation 1r more or less called Sandhills as by metes and bounds it is divided since the last court died 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 at this court came Robt Abbott his son by Hen Abbott the younger his attorney and deputy and showed forth in court the last will and testament of his said father in writing bearing date 30.7.1654 the tenor whereof concerning the premises amongst other things is in these words item I give to Robt Abbott my son all those my five closes and 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 Husseys Chewnislands Sandhills Perricrofts also Cockyscrofts and Sandalls or by whatever other name or names the same be called or known to have and to hold all the said lands with the 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 etc and by the said last will more at large it appeareth and thereupon the said Robt by his said deputy prayed to be admitted tenant to the said croft of land to whom by the hands of his said 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 croft of land with the appurtenances to the said Robt for the term of his 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 etc and he gave to the lord for a fine but his fealty is respited