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

13.3.1577 (Wednesday 13 March 1577)

document 66001135

fine 40sit is found by the homage that Jn Potter that held to him and his heirs of the lord by the rod etc one croft of land called Spoutecroft otherwise Rycroft containing by estimation 4a or more or less as in the court here holden on wednesday being 8.8.18Eliz1 more at large appears out of court and since the last court surrendered into the lord's hands by the hands of Barth Churche instead of the bailiff in the presence of Robt Peerson and Robt Reade the lord's customary tenants and other the same witnessing the foresaid croft of land with the appurtenances to the use and behoof of Thos Bridge and Ann his wife and the heirs of the said Thos forever who being present in 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 to the said Thos Bridge and Ann his wife and the heirs of the said Thos forever of the lord by the rod to the will of the lord etc