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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr79)

3.11.1657 (Tuesday 3 November 1657)

document 39202013

whereas at a court held for the said manor 4.4.1732 Grace Shillitoe afterwards the wife of Steph Champney deceased was admitted tenant to her and her heirs to one cottage with a garden adjoining called Cocks with the appurtenances lying in Earls Colne in a street called Holt St held by the yearly rent of 2s now at this court it was presented by the homage that since the last general court that is to say upon 19.2.1657 the said Grace did surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands of Edm Potter in place of the lord's bailiff and in the presence of Wm Adams the elder and Jn Clerke two customary tenants of the said manor etc the said cottage garden and appurtenances then in the several tenures or occupation of the said Grace and of Jn Shillitoe her son to the uses intents and purposes mentioned or expressed in her last will and testament and afterwards and before this court the said Grace died so seised whereupon at this court came the said Jn Shillitoe son and heir of the said Grace and showed forth in court the last will and testament of the said Grace in writing bearing date the said 19.2.1657 the tenor whereof concerning part of the premises is in these words following imprimis I give and bequeath to Jn Shillitoe my eldest son and to his heirs and assigns forever all that part of my copyhold tenement or cottage wherein he now dwelleth called Cocks with the yard or garden plat thereunto belonging as it is now divided or fenced out with a pale and thereupon the said Jn Shillitoe desired 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 part of the said copyhold tenement or cottage with the yard or garden plat divided and fenced out as aforesaid to the said Jn Shillitoe 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 yearly rent of 8d as the yearly rent of 2s and by consent of the said lord and of the said Jn and of Rich Shillitoe his brother apportioned and divided and by the customs and services due etc and he gave to the lord for his fine and did his fealty