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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr76)

24.7.34Eliz1 (Monday 24 July 1592)

document 66901482

fine 11liwhereas at the court baron here holden on thursday being the 7.11.29Eliz1 Robt Pearetree was admitted tenant to him and his heirs to a piece or parcel of customary pasture called Rushefield and also to a customary meadow with appurtenances called Rushemeadow in Colne aforesaid containing together in the whole 16a by estimation be it more or less as by a copy of the roll of the same court brought forth and shown here in court appeareth etc now at this court the homage aforesaid present that since the last court and before this court the aforesaid Robt lying in danger of death surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of Hen Abbotte junior instead of the bailiff in the presence of Robt Reade and Robt Rooks two customary tenants of this manor the same witnessing according to the custom of the same manor all and singular the premises with appurtenances to the use and behoof of his last will and testament the tenor whereof followeth in these english words etc item also I give and bequeath unto Marge my wife one field called Rushefield and one meadow called Rushemeadow with appurtenances thereunto belonging lying in Earls Colne in the county aforesaid which lately I bought of one Thos Bridge containing by estimation together 16a be it more or less until my two sons Robt and Thos shall come unto their ages of twenty one years and at their ages of twenty one years my will and true mind is that my forenamed two sons Robt and Thos shall have my said Rushefield and Rushemeadow to them and their heirs for ever to be equally divided betwixt them always provided my will and true meaning is that my foresaid two sons die or any of them before they come to their ages of twenty one years my mind is that my foresaid wife shall have it still during the whole time of the years before named moreover provided that if the same Marge my wife decease before the years abovenamed be accomplished then my mind is that Robt Cooke my brother shall have the use of it and so to be accountable unto my said two sons Robt and Thos as by the testament of the foresaid Robt Pearetree deceased under the seal of the ordinary of that place dated 20.12.33Eliz1 brought forth and shown here in the court more at large may appear and hereupon came the foresaid Marge Pearetree their natural mother and prayed to be admitted to the lands and tenements aforesaid according to the form and effect of the surrender and last will and testament of the foresaid Robt Pearetree deceased to which Marge here present in court and to the foresaid Robt and Thos by the said Marge their mother and deputy the lord by his steward granted seisin of the premises to have and to hold to them according to the tenor form and effect of the surrender and testament aforesaid of the lord by the rod to the will of the lord according to the custom of the manor aforesaid by the rents services and customs therefore due and of right accustomed and they made their several fines for their several estates thereof to be had and the said Marge made fealty and the fealty of the foresaid Robt and Thos is respited until etc and they are admitted in form aforesaid etc