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

4.6.1555 (Tuesday 4 June 1555)

document 64900632

Tredgolds Crofte Xfine double 2s whereas in the leet with the court here holden on tuesday in the week of pentecost in the 23Hen8 30.5.1531 it was found by the homage that one Wm Lingwood lying upon his death bed surrendered into the lord's hands by the hands of Jn Sparrowe one of the lord's tenants in the presence of Thos Roote likewise the lord's tenant and other the same witnessing one croft of land enclosed late Jn Tredgold's lying near Beerecrofte to the use and behoof of Jn Farthinge during the whole term of seven years and after the said term of seven years to remain to Wm Farthinge son of the said Jn Farthinge and his heirs as in the said leet with the court more at large appears now it is found by the homage that the said term of seven years long before this present court is ended and determined and that the foresaid Wm Farthing is deceased and they say fur ther that Edm Farthinge of Stowemarkette is cousin and next heir of the foresaid Wm and hath right to the premises viz the brother of the foresaid Jn Farthing father of the said Wm who being present in the court came and craved to be admitted thereunto and because it is so found out 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