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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr84)

18.4.1726 (Monday 18 April 1726)

document 41700194

when at last general court here held it appears to that homage that Wm Boosbey a customary tenant of the manor before that court to wit 3.8.1724 surrendered by the rod into hand of lord by hand of Isaac Potter in place of the bailiff in presence of Rich Potter and Jn Brewster two customary tenants etc all and singular his messuages lands and tenements whatever held of the manor by copy of court roll to use of his last will in writing and at that court it lastly appeared to homage that said Wm died seised of one messuage now divided into three tenements with appurtenances situate next to cemetery of Earls Colne and held of the manor by copy of court roll and that nobody came etc therefore first proclamation was made etc now to this court comes Ann Boosbey widow and relict of said Wm and produces last will of said Wm the tenor of which in the following english words to wit item I give and bequeath unto Ann Boosbey my loving wife all those my copyhold messuages and tenements with the yards gardens backsides with all and singular the appurtenances to the same belonging as they are situate lying and being in Earls Colne aforesaid and in the several occupations of me the said Wm Boosbey Thos Hutton and Susan Stow and holden on the manor of Earls Colne aforesaid by copy of court roll which said messuages or tenements with the appurtenances to the same belonging I give unto the said Ann my wife to have them sold for the payment of my said debts as soon after my decease as conveniently as she can and also my will and mind is that after the said messuages or tenements are sold and my debts fully satisfied and paid then all the rest and residue of the money that shall arise over and above the payment of my said debts I give and bequeath unto the said Ann my loving wife towards the bringing up of my two children after which the said Ann petitions etc admitted to premises according to tenor of the said last will etc