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

26.5.1556 (Tuesday 26 May 1556)

document 65000555

Hobestevens Xfine 8s to this court came Ann Ashefield widow late the wife of Edm Ashefield gentleman deceased and surrendered into the lord's hands one tenement customary with the appurtenances situate and lying in Colne aforesaid which sometime was in the tenure of Robt Stephens and late in the tenure of Wm Clarke now called Hobestevens as etc to the intent that the lord being thereof so seised might regrant the said tenement with the appurtenances to the foresaid Ann to hold to her and her assigns during the whole term of her life to remain after her decease to Wm Ashefield her son and his heirs and the lord by force of the surrender aforesaid in the foresaid tenement with the appurtenances being so seised regranted out of his hand the foresaid tenement with the appurtenances to the foresaid Ann Ashefield 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 Wm Ashefield 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 Wm etc and she giveth fine etc and made fealty