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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr80)

14.12.1676 (Saturday 14 December 1676)

document 39800521

whereas at a court here held 30.12.1651 Wm Harlakenden esq was admitted to him and his heirs to one messuage or tenement called Littmans with yards gardens and orchards pertaining and at a court here held 27.6.1676 it appeared to the homage that the said Wm Harlakenden surrendered all his customary lands and tenements held of the manor aforesaid to the sole use of his last will and testament and at this court it appeared to the homage that the said Wm Harlakenden lately died now at this court came Hezekiah Haynes esq and Jn Eldred esq by Ralph Josselin clerk their attorney or deputy in this part and gave the court intelligence that the said Wm Harlakenden made his last will and testament in writing dated 1.3.1675 the tenor concerning the premises in the following english words item I give and bequeath all my lands woods tenements messuages and hereditaments whatsoever both free and copyhold and all my goods and chattels whatsoever unto my beloved friends Jn Eldred the younger of Earls Colne in the county of Essex esq and to Hezekiah Haynes of Copford in the said county esq and the survivor of them as is shown in the testament aforesaid and upon this the said Hezekiah Haynes and Jn Eldred by their attorney aforesaid humbly petitioned admittance etc to 2p of land or thereabout late parcel of a yard of the aforesaid tenement called Littmans adjoining the messuage that the said Wm late lived in called Princes late fenced with pales and divided from the residue of the said yard and the steward delivered seisin thereof to have and to hold the said lands etc to the said Hezekiah Haynes and Jn Eldred to the intentions that they or the survivor sell the same as is expressed in the said last will of the lord etc and they gave the lord for fine etc