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Freehold Titles (ERO D/Q6 ACC6029/62)

21.6.1614 (Tuesday 21 June 1614)

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to all christian faithful to whom this present indented writing may come from Rich Harlakenden of Earls Colne in the county of Essex esq eternal greeting know I the aforementioned Rich Harlakenden for and in consideration of 25li good and lawful english money to me in hand paid by a certain Jn Brownson now of Earls Colne aforesaid sawyer whence I acknowledge myself to be fully paid and satisfied the said Jn his heirs executors and administrators then to be wholly acquitted and exonerated forever by these presents deliver release enfeoff and this my present indented writing confirm to the same Jn Brownson and Eliz his wife all that my tenement from ancient times called Cobbes with a curtilage and garden to the same tenement adjoining and appertaining accordingly as by hedges and ditches and with other metes and bounds it is now fully divided and situate and being apparently in Earls Colne aforesaid upon a way there called Holtestreete with all and singular its appurtenances to have and to hold all the aforesaid tenement with curtilage and garden adjoining and the rest of its appurtenances to the aforesaid Jn Brownson and Eliz now his wife and the heirs of Jn himself to the sole and proper work and use of Jn himself and Eliz and the heirs of Jn himself forever from me the aforementioned Rich Harlakenden and from my heirs forever rendering and making then yearly to me and my heirs the lord of manor of Colne Priory in Earls Colne 2d good and lawful money of England or at the feast or terms of the manor that are usual by equal portions and suit at court of the manor there and I the very aforementioned Rich Harlakenden and my heirs wholly the aforesaid tenement with curtilage garden and rest of its appurtenances to the aforementioned Jn Brownson and Eliz his wife and to the heirs of him Jn to the work and use aforesaid by rents and services aforesaid against me and my heirs shall warrant and forever defend by these presents in witness whereof to one part of this my indented writing remaining in the possession of the aforesaid Jn Brownson and Eliz his wife I the aforementioned Rich Harlakenden have set my seal the other very part remaining in my possession by the aforementioned Jn and Eliz sealed with their seals given 21.6.1614 Rich Harlakenden sealed and released and full and peaceful possession status and seisin of the tenement within written openly publicly and clearly given and released upon this tenor in the aforesaid writing the day and year within mentioned in the presence of witnesses whose names are underwritten Wm Glascock Jn Allen Ro Cobbe