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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr79)

4.1.1659 (Tuesday 4 January 1659)

document 39300887

whereas at a court held for the said manor 19.10.1625 Susan Bridge the wife of Wm Bridge of Wortham was admitted tenant to her and her heirs to one parcel of land containing 20p more or less late of Simon Warde which said Wm Bridge divers years since died now it was presented by the homage that the said Susan Bridge since the last court that is to say upon 10.6.1658 did surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands of Jn Rookes in place of the bailiff and in the presence of Giles Crow and Jas Day two customary tenants of the said manor the same witnessing etc the said parcel of land by the name of all her customary lands held of the said manor to the only use and behoof of Jn Holden his heirs and assigns forever who being present in court did desire 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 parcel of land with the appurtenances to the said Jn Holden 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 he gave to the lord for a fine and did his fealty