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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr71)

26.5.1523 (Tuesday 26 May 1523)

document 61700546

Petticrofts Xfine 20d it is found by the homage that Wm Finche out of court since the last court lying upon his death bed surrendered into the lord's hands by the hands of Rich Curlewe one of the lord's tenants in the presence of Thos Waller likewise the lord's tenant one cottage with a garden adjoining and the appurtenances called Clovyers and also surrendered into the lord's hands by the hands of Rich Curlewe in the presence of the witness aforesaid three crofts of customary land with the appurtenances called Pettiscrofts to the use and behoof of Joan his wife and her assigns for term of her life from thence after her decease to Wm Finche son of the said Wm deceased and his heirs which Joan by Jn Sparrowe her attorney came and craved to be admitted thereunto and because it is so found out by the homage therefore she is admitted the lord's tenant and to which Joan by the lord's steward to the hands of her attorney there is seisin thereof delivered to hold to her and her assigns for term of her life of the lord by the rod to the will of the lord according to the custom of the manor etc to remain as above etc and she giveth fine etc and made fealty