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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr79)

3.11.1657 (Tuesday 3 November 1657)

document 39201863

at this court it was presented by the homage that Jn Wade a customary tenant of the said manor since the last court that is to say upon 25.8.1656 did surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands of Wm Creake in place of the lord's bailiff and in the presence of Wm Adams the elder and Jn Stephens the elder two customary tenants of the said manor the same witnessing etc all that his customary cottage and garden with the appurtenances situated in Crosse Gate St containing in length against the highway 54ft and in breadth 20ft with the appurtenances to the use and behoof of Jn Stephens the younger of Earls Colne bricklayer and of his heirs and assigns forever upon condition that the said Jn Wade shall have his dwelling in the said cottage with the appurtenances during the term of his natural life doing no strip or waste thereupon which premises the said Jn Wade did take to him and his heirs at a court held for the said manor 23.10.1616 1626 and thereupon the said Jn Stephens the younger by Giles Crow his attorney and deputy in that behalf did come and desired to be admitted tenant to the said premises to which said Jn Stephens the younger 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 cottage and garden with the appurtenances to the said Jn Stephens the younger his heirs and assigns forever 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 his fine