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

17.8.1581 (Thursday 17 August 1581)

document 66300387

fine 40s it is found by the homage that Thos Culverton that held to him and his heirs and assigns of the lord by the rod etc 1a2r of meadow lying in two parcels or pieces under the lord's park with all and singular their appurtenances as by the meets etc as by the copy of court roll here holden 21.6.10Eliz1 more at large appears died since the last court and before his death lying very sick surrendered into the lord's hands by the hands of Barth Churche instead of the bailiff in the presence of Robt Peerson and Thos Bridge the lord's customary tenants and other the same witnessing the foresaid 1a2r of meadow with the appurtenances to the use and behoof and in performance of his last will and testament by which he gave willed and legacied the premises in these english words following viz item I give to Thomasine Culverton my daughter and her heirs and assigns all those my lands called Periscrofts etc also I give to her her heirs and assigns 2a of meadow more or less lying in the common meadow and furthermore by his said will he willed that if it should happen the said Thomasine or Joan his other daughter to die before they came to their full ages of twenty one years then she that overlived should have the other's part as by this said will bearing date 10.7.1581 more at large appears whereupon now came the foresaid Thomasine Culverton being now of the age of 6yrs by Robt Peerson her guardian and humbly craved to be admitted to the foresaid 1a2r of meadow according to the form and effect of the surrender and will aforesaid to whom by the lord's steward to the hands of her said guardian there is seisin thereof delivered to have and to hold to the same Thomasine her heirs and assigns of the lord by the rod to the will of the lord according to the custom of the manor etc and she gave fine and made fealty and is admitted the lord's tenant
fine 40s