Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr80)

27.12.1676 (Friday 27 December 1676)

document 39801239

Browns Messuage fine 2li5swhereas at a court here held 26.12.1639 Joseph Hunt was admitted to him and his heirs to one barn one stable and parcel of a customary curtilage with appurtenances lying in Earls Colne then in the tenure of Jn Hatch butcher and at a court held 4.4.1671 it appeared to the homage that the said Joseph 16.4.1669 surrendered the premises into the lord's hands by the hands of Thos Turner gentleman instead of the bailiff in the presence of Adam Brewer and Giles Crow to the use of his last will etc now at this court it appeared to the homage that the said Joseph Hunt died before this court upon which Wm Stebbing gentleman showed here in court the last will of the said Joseph Hunt made and dated 12.2.1670 the tenor of which concerning the premises in the following english words item I give to my son in law Wm Stebbing all that my free messuage or tenement and gardens thereunto belonging with the appurtenances situate lying and being in Earls Colne in the said county and now in the tenure or occupation of Wm Paretree with a barn stable and part of a yard thereunto adjoining being copyhold holden of the manor of Earls Colne to hold to my said son in law Wm Stebbing to him and his heirs forever upon which the said Wm Stebbing humbly petitioned admittance etc to whom the steward delivered seisin etc to have and to hold the barn stable and part of the yard aforesaid to the said Wm Stebbing his heirs and assigns of the lord etc and he gave the lord for fine etc