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Freehold Titles (ERO D/Q6ACC 6029/52)

26.2.1651 (Wednesday 26 February 1651)

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to all christian people to whom this present writing shall come Rich Harlakenden of Earls Colne in the county of Essex esq sendeth greeting know ye that the said Rich Harlakenden for and in consideration of 112li of lawful english money to him in hand paid by Thos Harlakenden of Earls Colne aforesaid gentleman at the ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof the said Rich Harlakenden doth acknowledge and thereof and every part thereof doth fully and clearly exonerate acquit and discharge the said Thos Harlakenden his heirs executors and administrators by these presents hath aliened enfeoffed and confirmed and by these presents doth alien enfeoff and confirm to the said Thos Harlakenden all those three freehold closes fields or parcels of meadow or pasture ground situate and being in Earls Colne aforesaid being part or heretofore reputed as part or parcel of a meadow called Hall Meadow in Earls Colne aforesaid and formerly planted with hops containing by estimation 5a more or less and now or late in the tenure or occupation of the said Thos Harlakenden lying between the said meadow called Hall Meadow towards the east and the lands now or late of Edw Spooner and Robt Abbot towards the west one head thereof abutting upon the close of ground called the Pightle leading into or unto the said meadow called Hall Meadow towards the north all which said three closes of meadow or pasture ground were formerly conveyed and assured or mentioned to be conveyed or assured to the said Rich Harlakenden and his heirs by Thos Harlakenden gentleman late father of the said Thos Harlakenden and by the said Thos Harlakenden the son or one of them in or by one indenture of feoffment executed by livery of seisin thereupon had bearing date the 4.11.19Chas1 and made between Thos Harlakenden the father and the said Thos Harlakenden the son on the one part and the said Rich Harlakenden on the other part upon certain conditions in the said nulld# indenture mentioned as by the same it doth and may more at large appear to have and to hold the said three closes fields or parcels of meadow or pasture ground with their appurtenances to the said Thos Harlakenden the son his heirs and assigns to the only use and behoof of the said Thos Harlakenden his heirs and assigns forever of the chief lord or lords the fee or fees of the premises by the rent and services heretofore due and accustomed in witness whereof the said Rich Harlakenden hath hereunto put his hand and seal the 26.2.1651 Rich Harlakenden (outside) sealed and delivered and quiet and peaceable seisin and possession taken and given of the within mentioned land by the within named Rich Harlakenden to the said Thos Harlakenden personally according to the tenor of these presents Rich Harlakenden 26.2.1651 Robt Browne (may be Robt Browne) Robt Johnson mark Thos Lenton