Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr91)

21.7.1587 (Friday 21 July 1587)

document 66600547

fine 40sit is found by the homage that Robt Jolly that held to him and his heirs of the lord by the rod as of this manor etc the feed and pasture of one wood called Hansers Hedge out of the court and since the last court died and before his death lying on his death bed surrendered into the lord's hands by the hands of Jn Churche instead of the bailiff in the presence of others the same witnessing the foresaid feed or pasture of the foresaid wood called Hansers Hedge to the use and behoof and for the performance of his last will and testament bearing date 20.6.29Eliz1 by the which he willed and bequeathed the premises to the uses and behoofs following viz to the use and behoof of Agnes his wife for and during the natural life of the said Agnes to remain after her decease to one Jn Jolly one of the sons of the foresaid Robt Jolly deceased for and during the term of the natural life of the said Jn Jolly the remainder after the decease of the said Jn Jolly to Robt and Wm Jolly the two other sons of the said Robt Jolly deceased and to the heirs of their bodies between them equally as in his said will more at large appears whereupon now to this court came the foresaid Agnes Jolly widow and prayed to be admitted to the premises according to the form effect and intent of the said will and surrender and because it is found that the request of the said Agnes is true and lawful therefore she is admitted the lord's tenant thereof to whom by the lord's steward there is seisin thereof delivered to have and to hold to the same Agnes during the term of her natural life to remain after her decease as before etc of the rod by the rod to the will of the lord according to the custom of the manor by the rents and services therefore before due and of right accustomed and she giveth fine etc and made fealty and is admitted the lord's tenant