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

20.8.1584 (Thursday 20 August 1584)

document 66400676

whereas at the court here holden 11.4.17Eliz1 is appears that Jn Somersham was admitted the lord's tenant of and in one tenement with the lands to the same belonging called Stacyes otherwise John Adams containing by estimation 15a of land as by meets and bounds etc of the surrender of Hen Somersham his father and whereas at this court it is given the court to understand that the foresaid Jn Somersham now holdeth one piece of land containing by estimation 2r called Wastelins but by what right they know not therefore the foresaid Jn Somersham in the full court was asked by what title he entered upon the foresaid parcel of land called Wastelins who answered that the foresaid piece called Wastelins is parcel of the foresaid lands called Stacyes but because all his evidences and court rolls of this manor were casually burned with fire together with his dwelling house he hath nothing in writing to prove the same to be true and he saith further that one Jn Pennocke and Geo Pennocke held to them and their heirs as well the foresaid lands called Stacyes as the foresaid parcel of land called Wastelins and surrendered the foresaid lands called Stacyes and the foresaid parcel called Wastelins into the lord's hands by the hands of Robt Pierson instead of the bailiff in the presence of Jn Parker and Jn Sparrowe the younger the lord's customary tenants to the use and behoof of Hen Somersham his father his heirs and assigns which surrender was presented by the homage at the next court after the surrender made but because the foresaid parcel called Wastelins was parcel of the foresaid Stacyes therefore the same Hen Somersham was admitted to the foresaid land called Stacyes and the foresaid parcel called Wastelins by the name of Stacyes Tenement and no mention made by the steward of the foresaid parcel called Wastelins which allegation is committed to the homage to enquire whether it be true or not whereupon it was found by the homage that the foresaid surrender was made and presented in manner and form as the foresaid Jn Somersham hath alleged and that the foresaid parcel of land called Wastelyns was and is parcel of the lands called Stacyes and it appears further by a court roll of 22Hen8 that one Edw Wastelin held the said parcel by the name of one garden called Stacyes Garden containing 2r of land parcel of the tenement called Stacyes and surrendered the same parcel to the use of Jn Pennocke his heirs and assigns all which the court thought good to be enrolled at the petition of the said Jn Somersham