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

28.7.1578 (Monday 28 July 1578)

document 66100733

fine 5sit is found by the homage that Jn Lemington alias Baily that held to him and his heirs of the lord by the rod etc two parcels of customary land commonly called Chewniesland containing by estimation 8a of land or more or less as by the meets and bounds etc as by the court roll here holden on tuesday being 8.10.19Eliz1 more at large appears 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 Barth Churche and Jn Parker the lord's customary tenants and other the same witnessing one piece or parcel of the foresaid two parcels containing by estimation 2a or more or less as by the hedge and ditches it is en closed lying near a certain way leading to the common meadow in Colne aforesaid to the use and behoof of Wm Bunner his heirs and assigns on condition following viz that if the foresaid Jn Lemington his heirs executors or assigns pay or cause to be paid to the foresaid Wm Bunner his heirs executors or assigns 6li of lawful money of England on the 24.6.1581 in the south porch of the church of Colne aforesaid that then this present surrender and seisin thereof shall be void and of none effect and that then it shall be lawful to the foresaid Jn Lemington his heirs and assigns licence being first obtained thereto into the foresaid parcel of land to reenter and the same to have again as in his former estate or otherwise it shall stand and be in all his force and effect now to this court came the foresaid Wm Bunner and craved to be admitted to the foresaid parcel of land according to the form and effect of the surrender aforesaid to whom by the lord's steward there is seisin thereof delivered to hold to him his heirs and assigns of the lord by the rod etc