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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr79)

3.11.1657 (Tuesday 3 November 1657)

document 39202086

whereas at a court held for the said manor 4.4.1632 Grace Shillitoe afterwards the wife of Steph Champney deceased was admitted tenant to her and her heirs to one cottage and garden with the appurtenances called Cocks in Holt St in Earls Colne 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 and Jn Clerke two customary tenants of the said manor the same witnessing the said cottage garden and appurtenances then in the several tenures or occupations 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 died so seised whereupon at this court came Rich Shillitoe younger son 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 item I give to Rich Shillitoe my younger son and to his heirs and assigns forever all that other part of my copyhold tenement or cottage wherein I now dwell called Cocks with all the houses buildings yards and appurtenances to the same belonging upon these conditions hereafter following that is to say that he the said Rich Shillitoe his heirs or assigns shall pay to Jn Shillitoe my eldest son his heirs executors administrators or assigns the full sum of 3li or good and lawful money of England within six months next en suing after my decease and also pay to Rich Harlakenden lord of the said manor his fine for the whole tenement or cottage and garden as well for his brother Jn fine as for his own at the next court that shall be holden for the said manor after my death and also upon condition that the said Rich Shillitoe my son his heirs or assigns shall pay to Thos the son of Thos my son long since deceased my grandchild the full sum of 5li of good and lawful money of England so soon as he shall attain to his full age of twenty one years and I will and my true intent and meaning is that if it shall happen that the said Thos my grandchild shall depart this life before he shall attain his age of twenty one years that then the said sum of 5li shall be paid to Rich Shillitoe Wm Shillitoe and Grace Shillitoe his brothers and sister so soon as they shall attain their several ages of twenty one years or to so many or whichsoever of them shall be then living by equal portions upon his her or their lawful demand of the same as by the said last will it doth and may more at large appear and thereupon the said Rich Shillitoe son of the said Grace desired to be admitted tenant to the said part of the said copyhold tenement and premises 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 cottage or tenement and premises with the appurtenances to the said Rich his heirs and assigns of the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the said will and custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 1s4d as the said ancient rent by the consent of the lord and of Jn Shillitoe eldest son of the said Grace and of the said Rich is apportioned and divided and by all other services and customs for the same due etc and he gave to the lord for his fine and for the fine of the said Jn and did his fealty