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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr91 checked with D/DPr72)

11.6.1549 (Tuesday 11 June 1549)

document 64300193

Copes one Colfordhill a swinesty Xfine     it is found by the homage that Hen Wyght who held to him and his heirs of the lord as of this manor by the rod etc one cottage with a curtilage adjoining and the appurtenances called Copes and lieth between the messuage late Steph Myller's of the one part and the garden of Jn Wright of the other part the one head therefore abutting upon the way leading toward Colchester as by etc late Walt Swattocke (Wm Swattocke ) deceased and one parcel of the lord's waste lying at Colfordhill upon which the foresaid Walt Swattocke (Wm Swattocke ) hath lately builded one swinesty and contains in length 14ft and in breadth 12ft6i as etc died since the last court of and in the foresaid cottage curtilage and waste sole seised in his demesne as of fee according to the custom of the manor etc and they say further that Thos White of full age is the brother of the foresaid Hen and next brother thereto and hath right to the foresaid cottage and other the premises with the appurtenances who by Robt Wrennald and Geo Bieston his attorneys jointly and severally by his letter of attorney made to the same Robt and Geo by the said Thos Whyte bearing date the 6.4.2Edw6 etc with the seal of the foresaid Thos and shown here in the court more plainly appears came and craved to be admitted thereto as to his right and inheritance 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 the hands of his said attorneys to hold to him his heirs and assigns of the lord by the rod etc he he giveth fine and afterwards to this court came the foresaid Robt Wrennald and Geo Bieston by virtue of the letters of attorney aforesaid in the name and behalf of the foresaid Thos Wyght according to the tenor force form and effect of the said letters of attorney suressiclt# to the lord's hands the cottage curtilage and parcel of the lord's waste with all and singular the appurtenances to the use and behoof of Thos Allmotte gentleman his heirs and assigns who being present in the court came and craved to be admitted thereto 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 his heirs and assigns of the lord by the rod etc and he giveth fine etc and made fealty