Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr91 checked with D/DPr75 and D/DPr76)

23.9.1580 (Friday 23 September 1580)

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fine 20sit is found by the homage that Jn Wentworth that held to him and his heirs of the lord by the rod etc one customary tenement with the appurtenances lying near Tollehouse Green called Wallers and one parcel of customary land to the same tenement adjoining containing in length 3rod and a half and in breadth 2rod2ft as by the court roll here holden 11.4.17Eliz1 more at large appears died since the last court and before his death lying upon his death bed surrendered into the lord's hands by the hands of Jn Leffingwell and Wm Bunner and Thos Leffingwell the lord's customary tenants in the presence of others the same witnessing the foresaid tenement with the appurtenances and the foresaid parcel of customary land to the use and behoof of his last will and testament by which he willed gave and legacied the premises in these english words following viz item I give and bequeath unto the said Francis my son and to his heirs forever all that my tenement and garden with the appurtenances as well free as customary with appurtenances situate and lying in Earls Colne in the said county of Essex as by his said last will bearing date 28.7.1580 more at large appears whereupon now to this court came Francis Wentworth the son of the said Jn Wentworth and humbly prayed to be admitted to the premises according to the form and effect of the surrender aforesaid to whom by the lord's steward there is seisin thereof delivered by the rod to have and to hold to him his heirs and assigns of the lord by the rod etc