Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr76)

15.4.38Eliz1 (Thursday 15 April 1596)

document 67100437

whereas at the leet with the court here holden on monday being 24.7.34Eliz1 Rich Smith joiner was admitted the lord's tenant to him and his heirs by the surrender of Thos Richold to the east end of a certain customary tenement called Masons containing in length 37ft even to the east end together with the stable yard and garden lying on the north and east end of the same tenement being parcel of one messuage with appurtenances called Masons lying between the churchyard of the parish church of Earls Colne aforesaid and the highway leading from Colne aforesaid towards Halstead on the part of the north and by copy of the roll of the same court brought and shown here in court appeareth now it is found by the homage aforesaid that since the last court and before this court the foresaid Rich Smith surrendered all and singular the premises with appurtenances into the lord's hands by the hands of Humph Brock instead of the bailiff in the presence of Thos Pollie the elder and Robt Rookes two customary tenants of the manor the same witnessing according to the custom of the manor aforesaid to the use and behoof of Rich Heywarde and his heirs forever to which Rich here present in court there is seisin granted of the premises 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 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