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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr79)

2.1.1667 (Wednesday 2 January 1667)

document 39500887

at this court it was shown by the homage that Jn Stephens customary tenant of this manor after the last court viz 26.4.last surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of Jn Bagshawe instead of the bailiff and in the presence of Wm Adams senior and Wm Adams junior two customary tenants of the said manor the same testifying all that customary tenement or cottage late     Harvy in which Joan Stephens widow grandmother of the said Jn Stephens then lived and one parcel of a waste field containing in length 28rod and in breadth to one head 10rod at to the other head 9rod and a half and abutting upon the free lands of Hen Abbott senior of Earls Colne saymaker called Longlands towards the south and upon a parcel of customary land or the garden plot of Hen Abbott son and heir apparent of the said Hen Abbott senior and now in the tenure of Faith Hodson on the east and upon the kings highway leading from the parish church of Colne towards Colne Park on the north to the use and behoof of the said Hen Abbott junior his heirs and assigns forever to whom the same said Hen Abbott junior present here in court and seeking this the lord by the said steward granted and delivered seisin thereof by the rod to have and to hold the said cottage and parcel of the waste field with appurtenances to the said Hen Abbott junior 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 he gave to the lord his fine but his fealty was respited because he was under age