Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr76)

19.4.40Eliz1 (Wednesday 19 April 1598)

document 67102169

whereas at a view with court here held thursday in the week of easter 38Eliz1 13.5.1596 Rich Heyward was admitted tenant to himself and his heirs by the surrender of Rich Smithe joiner to the east end of a tenement called Masons containing in length 37ft viz to a yard stable barn and garden lying on the north and east end of the tenement parcel of a messuage with appurtenances called Masons lying between the churchyard of the parish of Earls Colne aforesaid and the highway leading from Colne to Halsted to the north as shown by copy of court roll now it appears to the homage aforesaid that after the last court and before this court the aforesaid Rich Heyward died and before his death he surrendered all and singular the premises with appurtenances into the hands of the lord by the hands of Jn Church instead of the bailiff in the presence of Jn Church and Robt Reade two customary tenants of the manor witnessing according to the custom of the manor aforesaid to the work and use of Jas Heyward his son and heirs forever and that the aforesaid Jas is not present and has not come to take the premises out of the hands of the lord therefore there is a precept to the bailiff to seize the aforesaid premises