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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr76)

14.6.1595 (Saturday 14 June 1595)

document 67001227

whereas at the leet with court here holden on thursday 30.12.28Eliz1 Wm Garrard was admitted the lord's tenant to him and his heirs to a messuage with appurtenances called Skinners and to a croft of land with houses thereupon built and to one barn or garden called Burtons Barn or Burtons Garden with free ingress and egress through the gates of the manor there viz from the highway leading towards Colchester unto the said and through the croft called Bearcroft as well to carry and recarry there through the said gates and through the said croft of land and to one tenement with appurtenances called Gentries to three crofts of land containing 12a called Bromecrofts and also to one croft of land containing 11a of land with a way leading unto the foresaid field to drive and chase and to one meadow late parcel of the said croft called Bearcroft containing 3a of land with the appurtenances lying in Earls Colne aforesaid as by metes and bounds it is divided and shown and as by the roll of the same court appeareth now to this court came the foresaid Wm Garrard in his proper person and in the open court surrendered into the lord's hands by the hands of his said steward all and singular the premises with appurtenances to the use and behoof of Edm Potter and his heirs on condition that the foresaid Edm Potter and his heirs executors or assigns pay or cause to be paid to the foresaid Wm Garrard his executors or assigns the sum of 40li at the now dwelling house of one Jn Dowtie situate in Ballingdon near Sudbury before or upon the feast of all saints next following otherwise this surrender shall be void and of none effect to which Edm here present in court there is seisin of the premises granted to have and to hold to him and his heirs on the condition aforesaid 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 fine and fealty and is admitted etc