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

11.4.1575 (Monday 11 April 1575)

document 65901447

fine 20sand afterward the court sitting to this court came the foresaid Rich Abraham and Margery his wife and the same Margery being alone and secretly examined by the lord's steward surrendered into the lord's hands by the hands of his said steward their aforesaid half or moiety of the foresaid tenement and lands with appurtenances called Stacyes otherwise John Adams and all their right title and interest of and in the same to the use and behoof of Jn Somersham his heirs and assigns which Jn being present in the court came and prayed to be admitted thereto to whom by the lord's steward there is seisin thereof delivered by the rod to hold the foresaid half of the foresaid tenement and foresaid 15a of land with appurtenances to the same Jn his heirs and assigns of the lord by the rod to the will of the lord according to the custom of the manor by the fealty rents and services therefore before due and of right accustomed and he giveth fine etc and made fealty and is admitted the lord's tenant