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

26.5.1556 (Tuesday 26 May 1556)

document 65000656

1r of land near Heyhouse Xfine 4d to this court came Lewis Jegon bailiff of this manor and saith that he by virtue of a warrant and precept given him in the court here holden on monday next after the feast of st andrew the apostle in the 3Edw6 etc 2.12.1549 seized 1r of land lying between the land of Heyhouse and the lord's park gate because nobody came after the death of one Agnes Roger late tenant thereof to claim the same as in the said court more plainly appears now at this court the seizure aforesaid notwithstanding at this present court it is certified to the court by Hen Golding steward of the household and Thos Allmotte gentleman one of the lord's council that the lord's pl easure is such that Joan Allen widow late wife of Edm Allen deceased should have and hold the said rood of land during the whole term of her life to her and her assigns of the lord by the rod to the will of the lord according to the custom of the manor by the ancient rents therefore due and accustomed to the intent that the issues and profits thereof coming should yearly be yielded bestowed and expended at a potation# on the second day in the rogation week at the croft which standeth in the way leading towards the lord's park as before it hath been used upon a surrender thereof made by one Simon Lingwood late tenant thereof as in the leet with the court here holden in the week of pentecost in the 14Hen8 10.6.1522 more at large appears to remain after her decease to Robt Allen the son of the foresaid Edm Allen and his heirs in the form aforesaid which Joan being present in the court came and craved to be admitted thereunto and 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 etc in form aforesaid to remain thence to the foresaid Robt and his heirs as before etc and she giveth fine etc and made fealty