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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr79)

4.1.1659 (Tuesday 4 January 1659)

document 39300448

at this court it was presented by the homage that Rose Church widow a customary tenant of the said manor since the last court that is to say upon 17.11.1657 did surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands of Jn Carter instead of the bailiff and in the presence of Wm Adams and Robt Carter two customary tenants of the said manor the same witnessing amongst other things one croft or parcel of copyhold land with the appurtenances called Stulps to the uses intents and purposes mentioned and expressed or to be mentioned and expressed in the last will and testament of the said Rose and that afterwards and before this court the said Rose died thereof seised which premises the said Rose did take to her and her heirs at a court held for the said manor 17.5.1631 and thereupon to this court came Ralph Josselin clerk and showed forth in court the last will and testament of the said Rose in writing bearing date 15.4.1657 the tenor whereof concerning the premises amongst other things is in these words item I give and bequeath to Ralph Josselin clerk and to his heirs forever all my freehold meadow or marsh ground with the appurtenances commonly called Spriggs Marsh item I give and bequeath to the said Ralph Josselin and to his heirs forever all my copyhold croft or parcel of land with the appurtenances called Stulps holden of the manor of Earls Colne by copy of court roll and adjoining to the said parcel of land called Spriggs Marsh and thereupon the said Ralph Josselin desired to be admitted tenant to the said croft or parcel of land called Stulps 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 croft or parcel of land called Stulps with the appurtenances to the said Ralph Josselin his heirs and assigns forever of the lord of the said manor 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 he gave to the lord for his fine