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

7.6.1552 (Tuesday 7 June 1552)

document 64600551

fine 12d to this court came Thos Christmas and in the court brought forth certain writing or warrant of the noble man Jn Veer earl of Oxenford vicount Bulbecke and lord of Badlesmere directed to the steward of the court the tenor whereof in these words wellbeloved I give your will and I will and command you that at my next court to be holden at Earls Colne within the county of Essex for the manor of my earldom there ye do grant to one Thos Christmas and Maud his wife of Earls Colne aforesaid the reversion of one garden plot with one little pond in the same being in Earls Colne aforesaid containing in the whole 1r of ground by estimation more or less when it shall happen by and after the death of Thos Harryson and Alice his wife the profits whereof late were bestowed and did go unto the finding of one ab bot (obit) in the parish church of Colne aforesaid and lately was seized and taken into my hands to have and to hold all the said garden plot and pond with the appurtenances unto the said Thos Christmas and Maud his wife and their heirs and assigns by the rod to my will after the custom of my said manor paying and doing for the same all manner of rents suits services and customs of old and ancient time before paid and done and this writing signed with my seal shall be to ye a sufficient warrant and discharge against me in that behalf given at the manor of Earls Colne the 20.5.6Edw6 etc Oxenford and hereupon the foresaid Thos Christmas came to this court and craved himself and the said Maud his wife to be admitted to the foresaid garden with the appurtenances according to the force form and effect of the warrant aforesaid whereupon the steward by force of the commandment and warrant aforesaid admitted the foresaid Thos and Maud to the reversion of the foresaid garden with the appurtenances to whom by the lord's steward there is seisin thereof delivered to hold to them their heirs and assigns of the lord by the rod to the will of the lord according to the custom of the manor and they give fine etc and made fealty