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

1854 (1854)

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Free deed of Earldom Thos Wing - a parcel of land called Burrows Marsh formerly Aimes and Potter's land holden by free deed etc of the manor of Earls Colne and the annual rent of 4d

and also one other piece of land, part of Burrowes sometime Aimes and formerly used with a tenement called Hitchcocks - holden by free deed etc. of the manor of Earls Colne and the annual rent of 2s4d1h

The ownership of these parcels holden by free deed seems to have been the same with those of the preceding copyhold above - Jas Wing on the several alienations of Jas and Edw Wash in 1780 1786 and 1791 - acknowledged the free tenure and paid the relief - but it appears to have been overlooked when his son Thos came into possession in 1803 although he continued to pay the free rent

Rental 1751 Phil and Grace Robinson

mr Jn Taylor acknowledged this free tenure on the alienation of mr Thos Wing's executors 18.4.1855

These parcels are part of The Meadow no. 489 (489) (489a) - 3a2r2p in the Commutation map of 1836 - They are mapped, without distinction of free and copy in the Terrier 1598 fo. 28 - called Burrows Meadow Wm Fisher 4a17p - mr Wittey of Colchester who was solicitor to the executors of Thos Wing told me that the title deeds showed a freehold of about 2.5a - but he could not state the boundaries. Under this uncertainty it might be well for the tenant and lord of the manor to go over the land together and agree upon some fair division making the boundaries so as to prevent dispute hereafter