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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr79)

3.11.1657 (Tuesday 3 November 1657)

document 39201904

at this court it was presented by the homage that since the last court that is to say upon 26.6.1657 Judith Rampton widow and Thos Rampton son and heir of Thos Rampton deceased did surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands of Joseph Butcher 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 customary cottage or tenement with the yards and appurtenances to the same belonging called Brayes then in the tenure or occupation of Jane Markham widow or of her assigns to the use of Jn Stephens the younger of Earls Colne aforesaid bricklayer his heirs and assigns forever which premises Thos Rampton deceased late husband of the said Judith and the said Judith did take to them and the heirs of the said Thos at a court held for the said manor 10.6.9Chas1 and the reversion of the said premises the said Thos Rampton the son did after the decease of the said Thos Rampton his father take to him and his heirs at a court held for the said manor 8.1.1645 and thereupon the said Jn Stephens the younger by Giles Crow his attorney and deputy in that behalf did come and desireth to be admitted to the said premises to which said Jn Stephens the younger 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 cottage and yard 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