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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr68)

22.5.1431 (Tuesday 22 May 1431)

document 56700442

recovery fine 8d whereas at a court with view here held on the tuesday in pentecost week 29.5.3Hen6 came Wm Prodeman and Thos Kelet and surrendered into the hands of the lord one messuage with curtilage adjoining and its appurtenances lying between a messuage of Jn Bray on one part and a garden called Symond on the other part one head abutting upon the king's highway leading from Earls Colne towards Halsted to the use of Jn Cook and Joan his wife Jn Turnor chaplain and Jn Hawcon upon this condition however that the aforesaid Jn and Joan his wife Jn and Jn or their attorneys should pay or cause to be paid to the aforesaid Wm and Thos or their attorneys 9marks sterling viz at michaelmas next following after this present date 6s8d and at the feast of easter next following 6s 8d and thus from year to year until the aforesaid sum should be paid to whom the lord now at this court granted thereof seisin to hold to the same said Jn Cook and Joan his wife Jn and Jn their heirs and assigns from the lord at the will of the lord by the ancient services and customs etc and upon the aforesaid condition and if it should happen that the aforesaid Jn and Joan his wife Jn and Jn or their attorneys default in the aforesaid payment of 9marks sterling at any of the aforesaid terms in part or in whole or for eight days after then truly it should be allowed to the aforesaid Wm and Thos or their attorneys by the lord's licence to go into and reenter into the aforesaid messuage with garden and its appurtenances and to recover notwithstanding this surrender otherwise it should stand in its full force and vigour and now to this court came the aforesaid Thos Kelet after the death of the aforesaid Wm Prodeman before the steward and the aforesaid Jn Cook was present there in court etc and the same said Thos sought a licence to have entry into the aforesaid messuage with garden with its appurtenances by default of a payment of 8marks sterling which was owed by the aforesaid Jn Cook and not paid to this time and upon this the aforesaid Jn was examined by the steward enquiring for the aforesaid payment of 8marks sterling and the same said Jn alleged and said that he ought not to pay because the aforesaid Wm before his death made acquittance of Thos Kelet for the aforesaid sum and illegible text etc and upon this it was considered by the court that the same said Thos should have reentry into the aforesaid messuage with all its appurtenances by default of the payment of the aforesaid 8marks sterling and thereof he was delivered seisin etc and now to this court came the aforesaid Thos Kelet and surrendered the aforesaid messuage with garden adjoining and with its appurtenances called Petemannes and now the lord regranted by the aforesaid steward the messuage with all its appurtenances to hold to the same said Thos Kelet Wm Clerk and Margt his wife who was lately wife of Wm Prodeman and Jn Brokeman their heirs and assigns from the lord at the will of the lord by the ancient services and customs etc saving the rights etc and they gave to the lord for a fine etc and made fealty etc