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

7.6.1552 (Tuesday 7 June 1552)

document 64600227

it is found by the homage that Reynald Heygate which held to him and his heirs of the lord by the rod as of this manor etc one messuage called Skynners one croft of land sometime builded on one barn called Burtonsgarden with free ingress and egress through the gates of the manor there viz from the highway leading toward Colchester even to the said barn and through the croft of land called Barcrofte as well to carry and recarry through the said gate as through the said croft of land one tenement with the appurtenances called Gentryes three crofts of land containing 12a of land called Bromecrofts one croft of land containing 11a of land called Berecroft together with one way leading ever to the field aforesaid to drive and chase and one meadow late parcel of the said croft called Berecrofte containing 3a of land with the appurtenances lying in Earls Colne aforesaid as etc died since the last court of and in the foresaid messuages and other the premises with the appurtenances sole seised in his demesne as of fee according to the custom of the manor and they say further that Reynald Heygate of full age is the son and next heir and hath right to the premises who being present in the court came and craved to be admitted to the premises and hereupon to this court came Ann late the wife of the foresaid Reynald Heygate deceased and craved to be admitted to the third part of the foresaid messuage and other the premises with the appurtenances as to her reasonable dowry for that the said Reynald was sole seised of and in the foresaid messuages and other the premises with the appurtenances during the marriage had and solemnized between them and because it is testified by the homage that the custom of this manor is not to the contrary therefore she is admitted the lord's tenants of the third part of the foresaid messuage and other the premises with the appurtenances in the name of her dowry to hold to her and her assigns during the term of her life of the lord by the rod to the will of the lord according to the custom of the manor etc to remain after her decease to the foresaid Reynald the son and his heirs to which Ann by the lord's steward there is seisin thereof delivered to hold to her and her assigns during the whole term of her life of the lord by the rod etc to remain after her decease to the foresaid Reynald and his heirs and after the for esaid Reynald is admitted the lord's tenant to two parts of the foresaid messuages and other the premises 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 etc and made fealty 13s4d and likewise the said Ann giveth fine and made fealty 6s8d