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

19.6.1570 (Monday 19 June 1570)

document 65700663

fine to term of years 3s4d it is found by the homage that whereas Hen Prentice that held to him and his heirs of the lord by the rod etc one cottage and curtilage and the appurtenances sometime called Coopes lying between the said messuage late Steph Miller's of the one part and the garden late Jn Wright's of the other part one head abutting upon the way leading towards Colchester as by the meets and bounds etc late Wm Swattock's deceased and one parcel of land of the lord's waste at Colford Hill upon the which the said Wm Swattock late builded one swine sty containing in length 13ft and in breadth 12ft as by the meets and bounds etc and being so thereof seised out of the court and since the last court lying upon his death bed made his last will and testament and by the same last will among other things gave and legacied the said cottage and other the premises with all and singular their appurtenances by these words viz item I will and give to Joan my wife all my tenements and lands both free and copy with their appurtenances set lying and being in Earls Colne Colne Engaine and White Colne to have and to hold to her and her assigns during all the term of her natural life item I give my tenement with appurtenances in Earls Colne now in the occupation of Clem Turnor to Rich Prentice my son and to Agnes Man my daughter in manner and form following viz I will that my said son Rich Prentice shall have the part from the entry unto the east end viz the hall the chamber over the hall with free going to the same by the stairs there the chamber beyond the hall and the shop and the one half of the yard most meet for the same to have to him and his heirs forever and I will my said daughter Agnes Man shall have the west end of the same tenement and the other half of the yard with free access unto the well there during all the term of her life and after her decease I will as well her part in the said land called Bynga with appurtenances as also her part in the said tenement with appurtenances shall wholly remain to my said son Rich Prentice and his heirs forever paying out of the same unto my daughter Alice Jenor 40s of lawful money of England which said tenement with appurtenances in Earls Colne aforesaid now in the occupation of Clem Turnor is one and the same cottage and curtilage before specified and surrendered into the lord's hands by the hands of Wm Finche the elder and Thos Culverton to the foresaid Joan by the name of all his lands and tenements with appurtenances set lying and being in Earls Colne aforesaid whereupon to this court came the said Joan and according to the surrender aforesaid prayed to be admitted to the premises aforesaid 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 to remain after the decease of the said Joan to the foresaid Rich Prentice and Agnes Man and the heirs of the said Rich Prentice according to the use and behoof and the true intent of the last will and testament of the foresaid Hen of the lord by the rod to the will of the lord according to the custom of the manor and the foresaid Joan Rich and Agnes gave fine and the foresaid Joan made fealty and they are admitted the lord's tenants
fine for the said Rich Prentice 3s4d fine for the said Agnes 3s4d