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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr91 checked with D/DPr75)

13.3.1577 (Wednesday 13 March 1577)

document 66000752

item we present that the house of Geo Hall the house of Thos Allen and the house of the widow Prentice are in great decay for want of great timber which tenants humbly crave liberty of the lord to take timber upon their customary lands for the reparation of the same if it be there found or else other where upon the customary lands of this manor where it may be well spared therefore the bailiff is charged to survey the aforesaid tenements and appoint them sufficient timber for the repairs aforesaid and that he see the same timber employed about the said reparations and not otherwise (Thos Allen not mentioned in fair copy)