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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr80)

27.12.1676 (Friday 27 December 1676)

document 39801301

whereas at a court here held 22.10.1646 Francis Turner and Helen his wife were admitted tenants to them and the heirs of their bodies legitimately procreated and for defect of issue to the right heirs of the said Francis to one cottage with a garden adjoining with appurtenances called Oldhall and to 1r of land parcel of the waste land of the lord adjoining the cottage and at a court here held 12.7.1664 it appeared to the homage that the said Helen then wife of Edw Stephens died thereof seised and that Ann Turner was her next heir which said Ann did not come to take the land etc therefore after proclamation was three times made it was seized etc and at two other general courts proclamation was made that the aforesaid Ann should come to take the premises out of the lord's hands and the said Ann did not come therefore etc now at this court came the said Ann Turner and surrendered the premises by the rod into the lord's hands by the hands of the steward to the use of Harlakenden Bowes gentleman Jn Eldred junior gentleman Jn Cressener gentleman Jn Josselin gentleman and Hen Abbutt junior their heirs and assigns forever and the lord of this manor at the request of the inhabitants of Earls Colne aforesaid and of his grace and for the continuation of the ancient rents and services permitted his steward to deliver to the said Harlakenden Bowes Jn Eldred junior Jn Cressener Jn Josselin and Hen Abbutt junior by Solomon Grimston their attorney or deputy in this part seisin of the premises etc to have and to hold the cottage aforesaid to the said Harlakenden Bowes Jn Eldred junior Jn Cressener Jn Josselin and Hen Abbutt junior their heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord etc on the condition following that their heirs and assigns within nine months next following well and sufficiently repair the cottage etc and build a new brick chimney upon the premises and that the aforesaid cottage shall forever be for the habitation and maintenance of the poor of Earls Colne aforesaid and from time to time by licence of the overseers the common way to the town aforesaid on part of the 1r of land is to be made with stone and gravel to the door of the cottage and will be kept so repaired forever and they gave the lord for fine etc