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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr76)

5.8.37Eliz1 (Tuesday 5 August 1595)

document 67001769

whereas at the leet with the court here holden on wednesday being the 7.8.18Eliz1 Rich Ennowes was admitted the lord's tenant for the term of his life the remainder thereof to Rich Horspett and Grace his wife and to the longer liver of them and after their decease to remain to Wm Ennowes and Israel Ennowes sons of Robt Ennowes and their heirs to a cottage with a garden adjoining with appurtenances called Beriffs alias John Wrights as by the copy of the roll of the same court brought and shown here in court appeareth whereupon now to this court came the foresaid Wm Ennowes and Israel Ennowes and humbly pray to be admitted the lord's tenants of the premises as to their right and inheritance to whom there is seisin thereof granted to have and to hold to them and their heirs and assigns of the lord by the rod to the will of the lord according to the custom of the manor by the rents services and customs therefore due and of right accustomed and they made fine and were admitted the lord's tenants and afterwards sitting the court came the foresaid Wm Ennowes and Israel Ennowes in their proper persons and in the open court surrendered into the lord's hands by the hands of the steward aforesaid all and singular the premises with appurtenances to the use and behoof of Hen Bridge and his heirs forever not withstanding upon condition that the said Hen Bridge and his heirs or assigns pay or cause to be paid to the foresaid Israel Ennowes or his heirs the sum of 7li before the feast of the annunciation next in the south porch of the church of Earls Colne aforesaid or otherwise this surrender shall be void and of no force to which Hen here present in court there is seisin thereof 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 aforesaid by the rents services and customs therefore due and of right accustomed and he made fine and fealty and is admitted the lord's tenant