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

17.8.1581 (Thursday 17 August 1581)

document 66300586

    it is found by the homage that Thos Culverton that held to him and his heirs of the lord by the rod etc one parcel of land containing by estimation 6a of land parcel of a certain field called Lowfield containing by estimation 16a of land lying between the lord's meadow called Hallemeadow of the one part and the common way leading from Colne aforesaid toward Great Tey of the other part as 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 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 parcel of land with the appurtenances to the use and behoof and to the performance of his last will and testament by the which he willed gave and legacied the premises in these english words following viz item I give and bequeath unto the aforesaid Joan my daughter one croft of land now divided into two parts commonly called Lowfield holden of the earldom to her her heirs and assigns and furthermore by his said last will and testament he willed that if it should happen the said Joan or Thomasine his other daughter should die before they come to their age of twenty one years that then she that overlived should have the other's part as by the said last will bearing date 10.7.1581 more at large appears whereupon now came the foresaid Joan Culverton that now is of the age of 3yrs by Robt Peerson her guardian and humbly prayed to be admitted to the foresaid parcel of land with the appurtenances 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 her and her heirs and assigns of the lord by the rod to the will of the lord according to the custom of the manor and she gave fine etc and the fealty etc and is admitted the lord's tenant