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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr91 checked with D/DPr71)

11.6.1527 (Tuesday 11 June 1527)

document 62100604

Millhill and Lophams X10d whereas at the last leet with the court here holden on tuesday in the week of pentecost in the 5Hen8 17.5.1513 one Jn Tillwick took out of the lord's hands one parcel of land with the appurtenances called the Millhill and one garden with the appurtenances called Lophams containing 1r of land or more etc lying over against the foresaid hill called the Millhill on the south side to hold to him his heirs and assigns for term of forty years as in the foresaid leet with the court more at large appears yet now at this court it is found by the homage that one Rich Lopham was seised in his demesne as of fee according to the custom of the manor of and in the foresaid parcel of land and the garden with the appurtenances and being thereof seised died seised in his demesne as of fee acco rding to the custom of the manor after whose death the foresaid parcel of land with the garden and the appurtenances were seized into the lord's hands because none came after the death of the aforesaid Rich Lopham to claim the premises and they say further that Rich Lopham being of full age is the son of the foresaid Rich and next heir and hath right to the premises who being present in the court came and craved to be admitted thereunto and because it is so found by the homage therefore the lord of their special grace by their steward have admitted the foresaid Rich Lopham to the premises to hold to him and his heirs and assigns of the lord by the rod to the will etc to which Rich by the lord's steward there was seisin thereof delivered to hold to him his heirs and assigns of the lord by the rod to the will of the lord etc and he giveth fine etc and made fealty