Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr76)

25.5.1594 (Saturday 25 May 1594)

document 67000528

fine 9swhereas at the court here holden on monday viz 5.1.32Eliz1 Rich Sampford was admitted the lord's tenant to him and his heirs by the surrender of Jn Gunner to a little cottage builded upon a little parcel of land containing by estimation 1r late parcel of a tenement called Stacies alias John Adams lying on the west part of the residue of the tenement called Stacies abutting upon the lane leading to Curds Stile to the highway leading to Coggeshall as by the roll of the same court here shown in this court appeareth now the homage aforesaid present that since the last court and out of this court viz 4.5.36Eliz1 the said Rich Sampford surrendered into the lord's hands by the hands of Edw Reade instead of the bailiff in the presence of Rich Parker and Jn Somersham two customary tenants of this manor the same witnessing according to the custom of the manor aforesaid one parcel of the same cottage containing in length 36ft of assize and in breadth at the end towards the south west 9ft and at the other end towards the north east 14ft in breadth with a certain neat way leading unto the said cottage at the south end of the same cottage containing in breadth 2ft6i and one little piece of land containing about 2p in compass with a certain place to water belonging to the said cottage to the use and behoof of Rich Mapas and his heirs on condition that the foresaid Rich Mapas pay or cause to be paid to the foresaid Rich Sampford his executors or assigns the sum of 30s upon 20.8. upon the other part of the said cottage in which the foresaid Rich Sampford now dwelleth whereupon the lord by his steward granted him seisin thereof to have and to hold to him and his heirs of the lord by the rod of the will of the lord according to the custom of the manor upon the condition aforesaid by the rent of     by the year and by other services and customs therefore due and of right accustomed and he made fine and fealty and is admitted the lord's tenant