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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr79)

22.4.1669 (Thursday 22 April 1669)

document 39600378

whereas at a court held for the said manor on the saturday in the week of pentecost 7.6.1595 Edw Potter was admitted tenant of the lord for himself and his heirs to one messuage with appurtenances called Skinners one croft with dwellings built thereon one barn or garden called Burtons Barn or Burtons Garden with free entry and exit through the gateways of the said manor viz from the king's highway leading towards Colchester as far as the said barn or garden and through and across the croft of land called Bearecroft to carry and recarry thereupon both through the said gates and through the said croft and also to one tenement with appurtenances called Gentries three crofts of land containing 12a more or less called Bromecroft and also to one croft of land containing 11a together with one way leading to the aforesaid croft to drive cattle and to drive carts and to one meadow late parcel of the said Bearecroft containing about 3a lying in Earls Colne now at this court it was shown by the homage that the said Edw after the last court died thus seised thereof and that Edw Potter is his son and heir of Hugh Potter eldest son of the said Edw deceased who about twenty years before the death of the said Edw died over seas and no one to this day has heard about him to inform the said homage should have died without heirs of his body and upon this the said Edw Potter as son and heir of the said Edw Potter deceased sought admittance for himself suo piculo# to all and singular the premises with appurtenances to whom the lord by the said steward granted and delivered seisin thereof by the rod to have and to hold the said messuage called Skinners the said croft with the dwellings built thereon the said barn or garden the said tenement called Gentries the said three crofts of land called Bromecrofts the said croft containing 11a and the said meadow late parcel of Bearecroft and all other premises with appurtenances to the said Edw Potter 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 separate rents services and customs thereunto belonging and by right accustomed and he gave to the lord his fine etc and thus he was admitted tenant of the lord saving the right of anyone else