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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr76)

9.6.35Eliz1 (Saturday 9 June 1593)

document 66902578

fine 20dwhereas at the leet with the court here holden on monday viz 21.4.17Eliz1 etc Greg Garrard was admitted the lord's tenant to him and his heirs to a parcel of waste upon which one cottage is now builded as it lieth in the highway leading toward Coggeshall over against the park of Earls Colne aforesaid containing by estimation 1r of land one head abutting upon the land late Jn Peacock's and since Jn Tilwick's as by meets and bounds it is divided and shown etc now the homage aforesaid present that since the last court and out of court Greg Garrard lying on his death bed surrendered into the hands of Hen Abbotte the younger instead of the bailiff in the presence of Rich Parker and Wm Wade 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 concerning the same followeth in these words viz item I will and bequeath unto Agnes my wife my tenement or cottage with appurtenances wherein I now dwell except the lower end of the yard or orchard wherein a cottage is come to be builded as it is now severed and enclosed with a hedge from the yard adjoining to the said tenement or cottage to have the same to the said Agnes my wife for term of her life the remainder to Geo Garrard my eldest son and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten and that said lower end of the yard or orchard I give to Agnes my eldest daughter during her natural life and after her decease to Greg Garrard one other of my sons and to his heirs forever to which Agnes there is severally granted seisin of the premises according to their titles thereof to hold to them of the lord by the rod to the will of the lord according to the custom of the manor renting therefore yearly to the lord every of them 1d and all other services and customs therefore due and of right accustomed and they made their several fines with the lord and are admitted tenants