ID: MARG_543 / 28 March 1650

TitleManorial Document of Great Wigborough Court referring to William Thedam and his wife Marie
AbstractManorial Document of Great Wigborough Court 28th March 1650 referring to William Thedam and his wife Marie transcribed from ERO D/DU 4/5 1652-67

Transcription by Jenny Ennew Dec 2023 checked by Elaine Barker

Transcription
1.   Wheras att A Court here houlden for this Mannor the eight & twenteth day of March in the yeare of our
2.   Lord one thowsand six hundred & fiftie William Thedam & Marie his wife (Shee the sayd Marie being solely & secretly
3.   examined by the then Steward of that Court according to the Custome of this Mannor & consenting) did surrender into
4.   the hands of the Lords of this Mannor by the hands of the sayd Steward one Mesuage & eleaven acres of land more or lesse then
5.   or then late before in the tenure or occupac[i]on of William Hoborough or of his assignes & three parcells of land called Gales
6.   with the appurtenances contayning by estimac[i]on fiftie acres being Customarie tenements houlden of this Mannor by the rodd
7.   at the will of the Lords according to the Custome of this Mannor. To the use and behoofe of George Read for the terme
8.   of his life & after his decease to the use & behoofe of George Reade the younger of Layer Marney yeoman sonne of the sayd
9.   George Read the elder & the heires & assignes of the sayd George Reade the younger for ever Uppon condic[i]on
10.   that if the sayd William Thedam & Marie or either of them the heires executors or administrators of them or either of them
11.   should pay or cause to be payd to the sayd George Reade the elder & George Read the younger or either of them their heires executors
12.   or assignes at the manc[i]on howse of John Radhams scituate in Colchester Five hundred fiftie & eight pounds of lawfull money of
13.   England in manner & forme following (vizt) Eighteene pounds in or uppon the third day of August then next following
14.   Eighteene pounds in or upon the fowerth day of February which should be in the yeare of our Lord one thowsand six hundred
15.   & fiftie, Eighteen pounds in or uppon the fift day of August then next following, Eighteene pounds in or uppon the sixth
16.   day of February which should be in the yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred fiftie one Eighteene pounds in or uppon
17.   the seaventh day of August then next following and Fower hundred sixtie & eight pounds residue of the sayd som[m]e of five
18.   hundred fiftie eight pounds in or uppon the eight Day of February which should be in the yeare of our Lord one thowsand+
19.   six hundred fiftie twoe, that then the sayd surrender should be void & of none effect, As by the rolles of the sayd recited
20.   Court more at large doth & may appeare Now att this Court it is found & p[re]sented by the homage that the
21.   sayd William Thedam & Marie his sayd wife or either of them have not payd to the sayd George Reade the elder & George Reade
22.   the younger or either of them at the place of payment aforesayd the sayd som[m]e of five hundred fiftie eight pounds or any
23.   penny therof in or uppon the dayes or tymes in the aforesayd Condic[i]on specified for the payment therof according to the
24.   forme & effect of the sayd Condic[i]on whereby the aforesayd Customarie lands & tenements by the sayd William Thedam & Marie
25.   in manner & forme aforesayd surrendred are become unto the sayd George Reade the elder & George Reade the younger
26.   forfeited according to the tenor & true meaning of the before specified surrender And because the sayd George Reade the
27.   elder & George Reade the younger or either of them allthough solemnly called at this Court Come not, to clayme & take
28.   out of the hands of the Lords of this Mannor the aforesayd Customarie lands & tenements with the appurtenances & to be admitted therof
29.   tennants of the Lords according to the Custome of the sayd Mannor Therfore it is now by the Court here comannded to the
30.   bayliff of the sayd Mannor & minister of this Court that he take into & retaine in the hands of the Lords of the sayd Mannor the
31.   aforesayd Customarie lands & tenements with the appurtenances untill &cetera & that he answer to the Lords the issues & proffitts
32.   of the same And theruppon at this Court in full & open Court the first proclamac[i]on therof is publiquely & solemply made
33.   three tymes according to the custome of the sayd Mannor (vizt) If the sayd George Reade the elder or any other person
34.   will come into this Court & iustly & right fully clayme & take out of the hands of the Lords of this Mannor the customarie
35.   lands & tenements aforesayd with the appurtenances according to the Custome of this Mannor they shalbe heard
36.   otherwise they shalbe debarred from their Clayme therof for ever./

Author28 March 1650
SourceMersea Museum
IDMARG_543