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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr79)

15.6.1663 (Monday 15 June 1663)

document 39401359

whereas at a court here held 16.1.1654 Martha Gibson and Susanna Gibson daughters and coheirs of Grace Gibson deceased elder daughter of Ambrose Waller deceased and Rachel Greene wife of Hugh Greene other daughter of the said Ambrose were admitted tenants of the lord for themselves and their heirs in coparcenary as coheirs of the said Ambrose to one messuage or tenement and garden called Morses and to one parcel of land or yard adjoining the said messuage on the east and containing by estimation one half perch of land and enclosed with fencing or pales now at this court it was presented by the homage that after the last court viz 13.6.1663 the said Martha Gibson and Susanna Gibson by the rod surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of Sam Burton instead of the bailiff and in the presence of Giles Crowe and Jas Day two customary tenants of the said manor the same testifying according to the custom of the said manor all that half part and purpart of the said Martha and Susanna of the said messuage or tenement garden and parcel of land with appurtenances to the use and behoof of Mary Bircher of Lexden widow for her lifetime and after her decease to the use and behoof of Jas Gibson son of the said Mary and Jas Gibson late her husband deceased and the heirs and assigns of the said Jas Gibson the son forever upon which the said Mary in person and the said Jas Gibson the son by the said Mary in the part of his attorney and deputy came and humbly sought admittance as tenants of the said premises to whom the same said Mary in person and the said Jas Gibson by the hands of his attorney and deputy the lord by the said steward granted and delivered thereof seisin by the rod to have and to hold the said half of the premises with appurtenances to the said Mary for her lifetime and after her decease to the said Jas Gibson the son his heirs and assigns forever from 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 thereunto belonging and by right accustomed and they gave to the lord their fine etc