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

7.6.1541 (Tuesday 7 June 1541)

document 63500217

Skinners etc Xfine 3s4d1h it is found by the homage that Nich Banbury out of the court and since the last court surrendered into the lord's hands by the hands of Thos Harrison one of the lord's tenants in the presence of Hen Prentice Jn Leffingwell and Barth Churche likewise the lord's tenants and other the same witnessing one messuage customary with the appurtenances called Skinners and one croft of land with the appurtenances sometime builded on and one barn customary with the appurtenances called Burtonsgarden with free ingress and egress through the gate of the manor there viz from the highway leading toward Colchester even to the said barn and through a croft of land called Beerecrofte as well to carry and recarry there through the said gates as through the said croft of land when it shall please them without hurt doing there to the use and behoof of Jn Banbury his son and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten and for default of such issue to remain after the decease of the said Jn to the right heirs of the said Nich and their heirs who being present in the court came and craved to be admitted thereunto and because it is so found by the homage therefore he is admitted the lord's tenant thereof to whom by the lord's steward there is seisin thereof delivered to hold to him and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten and default of such issue to remain after the decease of the said Jn to the right heirs of the said Nich and their heirs etc and he giveth fine etc and made fealty