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

15.5.1543 (Tuesday 15 May 1543)

document 63700229

Browns messuage Xfine 20d it is found by the homage that Agnes Bieston widow out of the court and since the last court surrendered into the lord's hands by the hands of Thos Harryson one of the lord's tenants in the presence of Jn Chatterton likewise the lord's tenant and other the same witnessing one messuage with a garden adjoining the appurtenances sometime Jn Slooe's since Rich Browne's and late Wm Davison's deceased as etc to the use and behoof of Jn Carter of Earls Colne his heirs and assigns who being present in the court came and craved to be admitted thereunto and because it is so found out 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 his heirs and assigns of the lord by the rod to the will of the lord according to the custom of the manor and he giveth fine and made fealty yet this present surrender and seisin thereof delivered is made on condition following viz that if the foresaid Jn Carter his heirs or assigns pay or cause to be paid to the foresaid Agnes Bieston or her certain attorney or executor 10li13s4d sterling as well for the foresaid tenement as for another free tenement or cottage which the foresaid Agnes late sold to the said Jn Carter as by a certain indenture bearing date the 22.7.34Hen8 between the foresaid Agnes Bieston of the one part and the foresaid Jn Carter of the other part more at large appears that then this present surrender and seisin thereof delivered shall stand and remain in all his strength and effect but if there be default in any payment of the payments aforesaid contrary to the form of the said indenture that then it shall be lawful to the said Agnes Bieston and her heirs into the foresaid messuage with the garden adjoining and the appurtenances to reenter and into every parcel thereof to have again and so as in the former estate the same to hold enjoy and possess and the foresaid Jn Carter and his heirs from thence wholly to remove and expel this present surrender and seisin thereof being void and of none effect