Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr91 checked with D/DPr73)

15.5.1554 (Tuesday 15 May 1554)

document 64800562

Lophams etc Xfine     it is found by the homage that Thos Ellis who held to him and his heirs of the lord by the rod as of this manor one garden with the appurtenances called Lophams over against the Mellhill containing 1r of land or more etc out of the court and since the last court died of such estate seised in his demesne as of fee etc and they say further that Jn Ellis is son and next heir of the said Thos and hath right to the foresaid land called the Mellhill and the garden called Lophams who being present in the court came and craved to be admitted thereunto 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