Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr76)

9.6.35Eliz1 (Saturday 9 June 1593)

document 66902249

fine 18swhereas at the leet with the court here holden on monday viz the 24.9.7Eliz1 Thos Marche was admitted the lord's tenant to him and his heirs to a cottage with a garden adjoining with their appurtenances called Francis as by meets and bounds it is more fully divided and shown etc now the homage aforesaid present that out of this court and since the last court the foresaid Thos Marche surrendered all and singular the premises with appurtenances into the lord's hands by the hands of Wm Loveney instead of the bailiff in the presence of Thos Allen and Rich Heyward two customary tenants of this manor the same witnessing according to the custom of the manor to the use and behoof of Joan Marche his wife during the term of her life and after her decease then to the use of Barth Marche son of Robt Marche of Bellcham St Paul and his heirs for ever which Joan died since the last court whereupon now came the foresaid Barth Marche and prayed to be admitted the lord's tenant of the premises to which Barth here present in court at his humble request there is seisin of the premises delivered to have and to hold to him and his heirs of the lord by the rod to the will of the lord according to the custom of the manor by the rents and services and customs therefore due and of right accustomed and he made fealty with the lord and is admitted tenant thereof