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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr91)

21.7.1587 (Friday 21 July 1587)

document 66600361

fine 15sit is found by the homage that Rich Prentice out of the court and since the last court lying very sick surrendered into the lord's hands by the hands of Rich Ennowes instead of the bailiff in the presence of Jn Greene and Jn Warde the lord's customary tenants and other the same witnessing two cottages now used and occupied together one with a garden to them adjoining in which he dwelt at the day of his death late parcel of the chief messuage called Morses now in the tenure of Thos Smythe tanner which two cottages are by measure in length 40ft as they lie at the east end of the foresaid chief messuage called Morses and the one head th ereof abutteth upon the said chief messuage toward the west and the other head upon a tenement and garden now in the tenure of Rich Ennowes called     toward the east as they are divided from the said chief messuage at Colford Hill in Colne aforesaid to the use and behoof of Margt Helen and Joan the daughters of the said Rich Prentice deceased for and during the term of ten years from thence forth following and fully to be complete and ended the remainder after the term of the said ten years to Albone Prentice and Jn Prentice two of the sons of the said Rich Prentice deceased and to their heirs forever which Margt Helen and Joan by Jn Prentice their guardian came and prayed to be admitted thereunto to whom by the lord's steward by the hands of their said guardian there is seisin thereof delivered to hold to them the said Margt Helen and Joan for and during the term of ten years the remainder after the said term of ten years to the foresaid Albone and Jn Prentice and their heirs forever of the lord by the rod to the will of the lord according to the custom of the manor and they give fine as appears in the head and their fealty is respited until etc