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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr76)

5.1.32Eliz1 (Monday 5 January 1590)

document 66800492

to this court came Joan Spurgeon widow sister and next heir of Jas Game son and heir of Jn Game in her own proper person and in her pure widowhood and of her own free will surrendered remised released and for ever for her and her heirs quitclaimed to Thos Allen in his full and peaceable possession and seisin being and to his heirs and assigns all her right estate title use interest and demand of and in one cellar called the Taverne with a sollar built thereupon and in one shop with appurtenances as they are situate in Earls Colne aforesaid between the maypole and the church gate so that neither the foresaid Joan her heirs nor assigns may hereafter challenge claim or demand any right title or interest therein but are fully barred from all action of right forever by these presents and for such release allowance and enrolling thereof in the rolls of this manor the said Thos Allen made fine with the lord and hereupon came to this court the foresaid Thos Allen and Margt his wife in their proper persons and the same Margt being alone examined by the lord's steward surrendered into the lord's hands by the hands of the said steward the foresaid cellar called the Taverne with the sollar built thereupon and the shop with appurtenances to the intent that the lord might regrant all the premises so surrendered with appurtenances to the foresaid Thos Allen and Margt his wife for term of their lives and the longer liver of them by the services due and accustomed the remainder thereof after the death of the said Thos and Margt and the longer liver of them to the said Joan Spurgion and her heirs forever by virtue of which surrender the lord was thereof seised in his demesne as of fee to the use aforesaid and hereupon the lord for the full execution of the surrender aforesaid by his steward aforesaid granted and delivered to the foresaid Thos Allen and Margt h is wife the lands and tenements aforesaid with appurtenances to have to them and their assigns for term of their lives and the longer liver of them to hold of the lord by the rod to the will of the lord according to the custom of this manor and by fealty suit of court and rent of 8d by the year at the usual terms of this manor and also by all other customs and services therefore before due and accustomed yielding and paying therefore yearly 2s of lawful money etc at the said terms to the said Joan and her heirs the remainder as well of the said lands and tenements as of the said rent of 2s after the death of the said Thos and Margt and the longer liver of them to the said Joan Spurgeon her heirs and assigns for ever to hold by all the foresaid rents customs and services and the same Thos and Margt and Joan for such their estate thereof to be had in form aforesaid made their several fines and fealties with the lord and so they are admitted etc and hereupon the same Joan being in the full court surrendered into the lord's hands as well the remainder of the premises as of the said rent of 2s by the hands of his said steward to the use and behoof of Benedict Watson son of the said Joan when it shall happen by and after the deaths of the said Thos and Margt and of the heirs of the same Benedict to which Benedict the lord by his steward aforesaid delivered seisin as well of the said remainder as of the said rent to have to him and his heirs to hold from the time of the death of the said Thos and Margt of the lord by the services aforesaid and for such his estate the same Benedict made fine and fealty with the lord and so is admitted the lord's tenant thereof in form aforesaid