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

11.6.1549 (Tuesday 11 June 1549)

document 64300275

Carters Cottage Xfine 8d it is found by the homage that Jn Ruffle out of the court and since the last court surrendered into the lord's hands by the hands of Jn Pennock one of the lord's tenants in the presence of Geo Chatterton and Jn Estaie likewise the lord's tenants and other the same witnessing one cottage with the appurtenances called Carters sometime in the tenure of Jn Carter since Wm Elbie's and late Jn Reynold's as etc to the use and behoof of Helen his wife during the whole term of her life to remain after her decease to Wm and Xoph Ruffle the sons of the foresaid Jn and Eliz and Margt daughters of the said Jn Ruffle deceased and their heirs and either of them living till the death of the said Helen and their heirs which Helen being present in the court came and craved to be admitted thereunto and because it is so found by the homage therefore she is admitted the lord's tenant thereof to whom by the lord's steward there is seisin thereof delivered to hold to her and her assigns during the term of her life of the lord by the rod etc to remain after her decease as before etc and she giveth fine etc and made fealty