Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr76)

19.4.40Eliz1 (Wednesday 19 April 1598)

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whereas at a view with court here held saturday 9.6.35Eliz1 Jn Knight and Kath his wife and Robt Knight were admitted tenants of the lord viz the aforesaid Jn and Kath for the term of their lives and after their death to remain to Robt Knight son of the aforesaid Jn and Kath and the heirs of the said Robt forever to one capital messuage with garden and curtilage adjoining once called Sonningwells and to one tenement adjoining called Tabors with appurtenances lying in Colne aforesaid as by metes and bounds is clearly shown as appears in the roll of the court now at this court the homage aforesaid present that after the last court the aforesaid Robt Knight died and before he died surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of Robt Cobbe instead of the bailiff in the presence of Francis Newton and Jn Pierson two customary tenants of the manor the same witnessing according to the custom of the manor all the reversion of the aforesaid lands and tenements with appurtenances to the use and work of his last will and testament which testament the tenor concerning the premises follows in these words viz item I give and bequeath all that the reversion or remainder of and in the customary tenements and lands with the appurtenances holden of the manor of Earls Colne aforesaid wherein Kath Knight my mother now dwelleth when it shall happen by and after the decease of my said mother unto my trusty and well beloved friends mr Thos Harlakenden gentleman and mr Parkinson parson of the parish of Colne Engaine to be letten by them to the best and most profit and commodity towards the payment of all such debts and sum or sums of money as I do in law or conscience stand charged with by means or occasion of a surrender of the said customary tenement and lands with appurtenances lately made unto my own use by Jn Knight my late father deceased and the said Kath Knight my mother and after the said debts and sum or sums of money shall be discharged and paid then I will that the said tenements and lands with appurtenances shall remain and be unto the said Jn Knight my son and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten forever and that the aforesaid Kath is still alive therefore the admission is respited until the death of Kath and afterwards after the last court the aforesaid lord by the steward aforesaid granted the aforesaid Thos Harlakenden and Jn Parkinson and Jn Knight the premises to have according to the form and effect of the last will and testament of the aforesaid Robt deceased of the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the manor by the rents services and customs before due and of right accustomed and made the lord the several fines and were admitted tenants