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Rental of the Manors of Earls Colne and Colne Priory (ERO D/DPr118)

1854 (1854)

document 80000385

Copyhold of Priory - quitrent 1s3d Robt Hills esq 30.10.1830 death of father Phil Hills to all that parcel of land called Little Sixpence containing 4a, lying in White Colne

1729 Thos Sewell surrender of Rich Heyward

1766 Thos Sewell death of father Thos

1804 Thos Sewell will of his cousin Thos

1807 Phil Hills esq surrender of Thos Sewell

Under legal opinion the executors had first to pay a death fine from the testator's estate (see fine book) and afterwards mr Robt Hills paid a purchase fine on surrender of the executors - Cotes Croft , Goss Fen and Little Sixpence together about 18a - £33.15s

sketch plan

Sketch of Little Sixpence map 1598 Fo. 130

The fence was continued in the dotted line at the bottom of Little Sixpence - and the remaining part north and west abutting upon the road, laid into the adjoining field called land " of Lorrence's heirs " - this was done by the late mr Phil Hills - The fence on the west side was removed a few years since, by mr Robt Hills a tree or two remains to show the old boundary