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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr71)

13.5.1516 (Tuesday 13 May 1516)

document 61000587

Skinners etcfine 12d to this court came Nich Banbury and Joan his wife and the same Joan alone and secretly examined by the lord's steward confessed and surrendered into the lord's hands one messuage customary with the appurtenances called Skinners and one croft of customary land sometime builded on and one barn customary with the appurtenances called Burtons Garden with free ingress and egress through the gates of the manor there viz from the highway leading from Colchester to the said barn and through the croft of land called Beerecrofte when it shall please him without hurt doing there to the intent that the lord thereof having thereof seisin might regrant the foresaid messuage croft of land and barn with the way aforesaid and all the appurtenances to the aforesaid Nich Banbury and Joan his wife their assigns for term of their lives and either of them longer living and after the decease of the said Nich Banbury and Joan the said messuage and croft of land and the barn with all the premises shall remain to the heirs of the bodies of the said Nich and Joan between them lawfully begotten to hold of the lord etc and for default of heirs of the bodies of the said Nich and Joan lawfully begotten the foresaid messuage croft of land and barn shall fully and wholly remain to the right heirs of Robt Bieston and Agnes his wife to hold to them and their heirs forever and the lord by virtue of the surrender aforesaid so seised at this court by his steward regranted out of his hands the foresaid messuage with the croft of land and barn with all the appurtenances to the aforesaid Nich Banburie and Joan his wife and their assigns for term of their lives as above to remain from thence as above to whom there is seisin thereof delivered to hold to them and their assigns for term of their lives etc and they give fine and made fealty