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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr85)

22.4.1740 (Tuesday 22 April 1740)

document 42400020

at this court it is found by homage that Nich Bullock died since last court seised of part of a copyhold tenement called Crossland held of the manor and that before his death to wit 22.2.1739 he Nich Bullock surrendered by rod into hand of lord by hand of Jn Scott in place of the bailiff in presence of Thos Hales and Thos Bullock two customary tenants of manor etc all his copyhold messuage or tenement wherein he then dwelt with yards gardens and appurtenances thereunto belonging to use of his last will whereupon comes into court Mary Bullock widow and relict of Nich and produces before homage the last will of her then late husband deceased dated 22.2.1739 by which he devised to his wife Mary Bullock his messuage or tenement with appurtenances called Crossland or otherwise and to her heirs but in case she marry again then his will is that his son Nich Bullock should enjoy it from the day of her marriage in his own proper right also his will and meaning is that if Mary his wife should come to want he gives her liberty and power to sell or mortgage in the time of her widowhood her copyhold messuage or tenement wherein he then dwelt as reference being had may fully appear thereupon Mary Bullock craved etc admitted tenant to premises to wit to one lower room and chamber over it with a yard towards the gatehouse being part of a tenement called Crossland House unto which Nich was admitted in fee in 1732 etc on condition in will mentioned etc