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

28.7.1578 (Monday 28 July 1578)

document 66100465

fine 40swhereas at the view of frankpledge with the court here holden on tuesday in the week of pentecost 3.6.36Hen8 one Rich Halle and Alice his wife were admitted the lord' tenants jointly to them and their heirs to one cottage with a garden adjoining and the appurtenances once Cock's and after Jn Ridnale's deceased as etc by virtue of which the same Rich and Alice were seised thereof in their demesne as of fee according to the custom of the manor and jointly so thereof seised the said Rich died and the said Alice survived him and held her self therein by the right accruing and since the said Alice died being thereof so seised after whose death the said cottage with garden adjoining with the appurtenances descended and of right ought to descend to one Geo Hall son and next heir of the said Alice yet the foresaid Rich Hall before his death as if he had been tenant sole seised thereof surrendered into the lord's hands the foresaid cottage with garden adjoining to the use and behoof of the foresaid Alice his wife for term of her life to remain after her decease to the foresaid Geo Hall and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten and for default of such issue to remain further to such use as in the court here holden on tuesday in the week of pentecost 16.5.1Eliz1 more at large appears and so died and a little after the said Alice his wife died also whereupon the said Geo at the same court was admitted the lord's tenant according to the form and effect of the surrender of the said Rich Hall his father whereas indeed the said Rich could by no means surrender the same premises because he was jointly seised with his wife as before appeareth now at this court it was found by the homage that the foresaid Geo that in his former estate remitted is admitted in his former estate and so thereof seised in his demesne as of fee out of the court and since the last court surrendered into the lord's hands by the hands of Robt Reade instead of the bailiff in the presence of Robt Peerson and Rich Ennewes the lord's customary tenants and others witnessing the foresaid cottage with the garden adjoining to the use and behoof of Wm Meddowe his heirs and assigns who being present in court came and prayed to be admitted thereunto to whom by the lord's steward etc