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

26.5.1556 (Tuesday 26 May 1556)

document 65000321

3a3r parcel of Barcrofte Xfine 5s it is found by the homage that Edm Allen out of the court and since the last court lying upon his death bed surrendered into the lord's hands by the hands of Lewis Jegon bailiff in the presence of Jn Pennock Jn Culverton and Geo Bieston the lord's tenants and other the same witnessing one croft of land enclosed containing by estimation 3a3r of land parcel of the croft of land called Barcrofte containing in the whole by estimation 6a of land which parcel of land now surrendered containing 3a3r of land lieth between the land of Robt Allen called     of the one part toward the west and the land of Lewis Jegon late parcel of the said croft of land called Barcroft of the other part toward the east one head thereof abutting upon the way called Barrcrofteland toward the south and the other head thereof abutting upon the garden of Wm Hallden in right of his wife toward the north as by the metes and bounds to the use and behoof of Joan his wife during the whole term of her life to remain after her decease to Robt Allen his son and his heirs according to the tenor force form and effect of the last will of the foresaid Edm Allen deceased to wit on condition of payment of divers sums of money as in the said last will and testament of the said Edm Allen more at large it doth appear which Joan 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 whole term of her life of the lord by the rod to the will of the lord etc to remain after her decease to the foresaid Robt Allen and his heirs as before and the foresaid Joan giveth fine etc and made fealty