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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr91 checked with D/DPr74)

19.6.1570 (Monday 19 June 1570)

document 65700340

fine 6li13s4dit is found by the homage that Jn Gerard that held to him and his heirs of the lord by the rod etc one messuage with appurtenances called Skinners one croft of land with the houses thereupon builded one garden called Burtons Garden with free ingress and egress by the gate of the manor there viz leading from the highway toward Colchester to the said garden and through the croft called Berecroft as well to carry and recarry there through the said gate as through the said croft of land and one tenement with appurtenances called Gentries and three crofts of land containing 12a of land called Bromecrofts and one croft of land containing 11a of land called Berecrofte together with a way leading to the same field aforesaid to drive and chase and one meadow late parcel of the croft called Berecroft containing 3a of land with appurtenances lying in Earls Colne aforesaid as by the meets and bounds etc as in the leet with the court here holden on monday being 24.9.7Eliz1 died since the last court of and in the foresaid messuage and other the premises sole seised in his demesne as of fee according to the custom of the manor and they say further that Jn Gerard is his son and next heir and of full age who being present in the court came and prayed to be admitted thereto 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 to the will of the lord according to the custom of the manor and he giveth fine etc and made fealty and is admitted the lord's tenant