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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr79)

19.2.19Chas2 (Wednesday 19 February 1668)

document 39501424

whereas at a court held for the said manor 16.10.1633 Ann Fish widow and Jn Fish her son were admitted tenants of the lord for themselves and their heirs by copy of court roll to one cottage then divided into three dwelling places with yards adjoining with appurtenances and then at the said court the said Ann Fish and Jn Fish were admitted for themselves and their heirs by copy of court roll to about 3p of land late parcel of a curtilage pertaining to the messuage in which Thos Prior junior was then living and at that time adjoining and in use with the said cottage and whereas afterwards the said Jn Fish died thus seised thereof and the said Ann herself survived and held the said cottage and 3p of land with appurtenances by the right accruing and whereas at a general court held for the said manor 2.1.last it was shown by the homage that the said Ann died several years ago thus solely seised thereof but who was her heir the said homage did not know upon which proclamation was three times made according to the custom of the said manor that if anyone should have the right to the premises that he should come and put his claim and show his right thereof but no one came and upon this precept was made to the bailiff of the said manor to seize the premises into the hands of the lord until etc and by his right there was a precept to seize the said premises into the hands of the lord etc as Giles Crow bailiff of the said manor present in court testified now at this court it was shown by the homage that Thos Fish was son and heir of the said Ann and that the said Thos died about two years ago and before his admission to the premises and that Thos Fish is his son and heir and about 5yrs old upon which came into court the said Thos Fish the son of the said Thos Fish deceased by Jn Hewes in the part of his attorney and deputy and agreed with the lord about the discharging the said seizure and sought admittance for himself as tenant of the lord to the said cottage and yard with appurtenances to whom the same said Thos by the hands of his attorney and said deputy the lord by the said steward granted and delivered seisin thereof by the rod to have and to hold the said cottage and yard with appurtenances to the said Thos Fish 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 for his father and for himself and fealty was respited and the said Thos by his attorney and said deputy came and sought admittance for himself to the said 3p of land now taken over with the said cottage to whom the same said Thos by the hands of his attorney and said deputy the lord by the said steward granted and delivered seisin thereof by the rod to have and to hold the said 3p of land with appurtenances to the said Thos Fish 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 both his fine for his father and the fine for himself but his fealty was respited and because the said Thos Fish is under age as stated above therefore the lord granted custody both of the body of the said Thos and of the said tenement to the said Jn Hewes and by the said steward delivered possession thereof to him to have and to hold without wasting or stripping until the said Thos should reach his full age according to the tenor and effect of the testament and last will of his father and to return to the said Thos an account of the rents and profits of the said tenement at his full age and for such custody he gave the lord his fine