Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr79)

2.1.1656 (Wednesday 2 January 1656)

document 39200720

at this court it was presented by the homage that Barth Church son and heir of Jn Church the elder deceased and brother and heir of Jn Church the younger deceased since the last court that is to say upon 18.1.1655 did surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands of Barth Micklefield in place of the lord's bailiff and in the presence of Robt Potter and Robt Finch two customary tenants of the said manor the same witnessing one messuage and garden called Sonnells with the barns stables buildings orchards yards and appurtenances to the said messuage belonging to the use and behoof of such person or persons and of such estate and estates as Geo Cressner of Earls Colne gentleman or his heirs shall nominate limit and appoint and until such nomination limitation and appointment to the use of the said Geo Cressner and his heirs which premises the said Barth Church did take to him and his heirs at a court held for the said manor 16.1.1655 and thereupon at this court the said Geo Cressner did come and 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 premises to the said Geo Cressner his heirs and assigns 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