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

15.6.1546 (Tuesday 15 June 1546)

document 64000658

a piece of land parcel of the garden of Brownes Messuage Xfine 4d to this court came Jn Culverton and Thomasin his wife and the same Thomasin alone and secretly examined by the lord's steward surrendered into the lord's hands one piece of land parcel of a garden belonging to the tenement or messuage sometime Jn Sloe's and since Rich Browne's and late Wm Davison's and now Jn Culverton's and the foresaid piece of land now surrendered lieth between the garden of Wm Smythe of the one part toward the west and contains in length on the same side (west) 7rods and a half and the garden of Jn Culverton of the other part toward the east and contains on the same side (east) 8rods one head thereof abutting upon the way leading toward Barcrofte and the croft of land of Reynold Heygate called Burtons toward the south and contains in breadth in the same head (south) 3rods the other head thereof abutting upon the bakehouse of the said Wm Smythe toward the north and contains in breadth at the same head (north) 2rods and a half as etc to the use and behoof of the foresaid Wm Smythe his heirs and assigns saving always to the same Jn Culverton and his heirs tenant of the foresaid messuage sometime Jn Slooe's one competent cartway to be occupied and had for carriage with carts at mete times to the foresaid Jn Culverton and his heirs which Wm Smythe being present in the court came and craved to be admitted thereunto and 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 yielding therefore yearly to the said Jn Culverton and his heirs tenants of the foresaid messuage sometime Jn Slowe's 2d by year at two usual terms of the year etc always saved and reserved the way aforesaid as above and the foresaid Wm Smythe giveth fine etc and made fealty