Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr91 checked with D/DPr70)

21.5.1499 (Tuesday 21 May 1499)

document 59701020

fine 20dto this court came Simon Beuecroft and surrendered into the lord's hands one cottage with one curtilage and appurtenances sometime called Copes and they lie between the messuage sometime Steph Miller's of the one part and Jn Wright's garden of the other part one head abutting on the highway leading toward Colchester to the use of Hen Burton to whom the lord granted seisin thereof to hold to him and Geof Audeley their heirs and assigns of the lord by the rod on form and condition following viz that if the said Hen pay or cause to be paid to the said Simon Beuecroft 40s in manner following viz in xmas.next following the date of this court 5s and at the feast of pentecost then next following 5s and so from feast to feast and year to year one after another etc and always at every of the feasts aforesaid 5s until the said 40s be fully paid and if there be default in any payment of the payments aforesaid in part or in whole at any feast of the feasts etc it shall be lawful for the said Simon into the said cottage with curtilage and appurtenances to reenter and the same to have again etc this surrender notwithstanding