Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr80)

16.10.1673 (Thursday 16 October 1673)

document 39701100

whereas at a court here held 20.4.1636 Barth Clarke was admitted to him and his heirs to one rentary or messuage called Joullins once Wm Browne's and at a court here held 5.4.1671 it appeared to the homage that on 20.10.1669 the said Barth surrendered the premises into the hands of the lord by the hands of Jn Alston instead of the bailiff in the presence of Jn Clarke and Rich Wilson two customary tenants of the manor etc to the use and intentions of his last will now at this court it appeared to the homage that the said Barth died before this court upon which came into court Eliz wife of Wm Creake and showed here in court the last will of the said Barth in writing dated 11.10.1669 the tenor of which concerning the premises in the following english words I do hereby give and bequeath unto Eliz Creake my daughter the now wife of Wm Creake and to her heirs forever one part or parcel of my copyhold tenement commonly called or known by the name of Joulings that is to say that part or parcel wherein Thos Rayner now dwelleth with the appurtenances that thereunto belonging illegible text to have free egress and regress to pass and repass to carry and recarry but the said Eliz Creake or Wm her husband shall keep the fence next Wm Peartree's abutting upon the illegible text and providing that the said Eliz Creake she or her heirs shall pay or cause to be paid unto Mich Heyward the full and just sum of 5li of good and lawful money of England and then she and her heirs to quietly and peaceably enjoy it forever and by the said will plainly appears and the said Eliz humbly petitioned admittance etc to whom by the steward there is seisin thereof delivered to have and to hold the said premises etc to the said Eliz her heirs and assigns according to the form and effect of the last will aforesaid of the lord etc and she gave for fine etc