The Manor of Weeks: Park Hall in the County of Essex
The General Court Baron of Nathaniel Garland Esquire Lord of this Manor holder in and for the said Manor at Park Hall on Wednesday the seventeenth and by adjournment on Thursday the eighteenth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fourteen Before Rees Goring Thomas Esquire Chief steward there.
Whereas at a General Court Baron holder for this Manor on the twenty sixth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eight Joseph William Cutting of Bradfield in the County of Essex Farmer was admitted to him his Heirs and assigns under or by virtue of the last Will and Testament of Thomas Cutting formerly of Bradfield aforesaid his late Father deceased to (among other Hereditaments) the Hereditaments hereinafter particularly described. Now to this Court cometh James Sexton of Wix in the County of Essex Farmer and produceth and the Homage present an absolute Surrender taken out of Court from the said Joseph William Cutting since the last General Court and which is in the words following viz’t, “The Manor of Weeks Park Hall in the County of Essex. Be it remembered that on the eighteenth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fourteen Joseph William Cutting of Bradfield in the County of Essex Farmer, a Customary or Copyhold Tenant of the said Manor, in Consideration of the Sum of six Hundred Pounds of lawful money of England to him paid by James Sexton of Wix in the said County Farmer (the receipt of which Sum he the said Joseph William Cutting doth hereby acknowledge and thereof and therefrom and of and from every part thereof acquit release and for ever discharge the said James Sexton his Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns and every of them by these presents and the sum of twenty-two Pounds and ten shillings part of the said Sum of six hundred Pounds being for the purchase of the Crop standing and growing on that part of the Customary or Copyhold Hereditaments hereinafter particularly described which is called or known by the name of the Barnfield) Did out of Court Surrender out of his hands into the hands of the Lord of the said Manor by the Rod and by the acceptance of Mr. Joseph Harris the Lord’s Bailiff in the presence of John Woodruffe and John Jessup two like Customary or Copyhold Tenants, witnessing the same according to the Custom of the said Manor. All those four Closes of Land Customary and Heriotable called Kingsland containing by Estimation Eleven acres be the same more or less with the appurtenances holden of this Manor by the yearly Rent of nine shillings and now or lately in the Tenure or occupation of the said Joseph William Cutting (to which Premises the said Joseph William Cutting was admitted Tenant to him his Heirs and assigns at a General Court. Baron holder for the said Manor on the twenty sixth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eight under or by virtue of the last Will and Testament of Thomas Cutting formerly of Bradfield aforesaid his late Father deceased) And the Reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders Rents Issues and Profits of those Premises and every part and parcel thereof And Also All the Estate Right Title Interest Property Claim and Demand whatsoever of him the said Joseph William Cutting therein thereto and thereout To the Use of the said James Sexton his Heirs and Assigns for ever absolutely according to the Custom of the said Manor. J. W. Cutting. This Surrender was duly taken on the Day first above mentioned by me Joseph Harris In the presence of J. Woodruffe. Jn. Jessup. I do hereby acknowledge to have received from the above named James Sexton the Sum of six hundred Pounds, being the Consideration money for this Surrender. �600 J. W. Cutting. Witness Joseph Harris whereupon the said James Sexton being present here in Court in his proper Person humbly desireth to be admitted Tenant to the said Hereditaments so Surrendered to him as aforesaid To whom the Lord of this Manor, by the hands of his said Steward Doth grant and deliver seisin thereof, by the Rod To hold the same Premises with their appurtenances unto the said James Sexton his Heirs and Assigns according to the Form and effect of the said Surrender of the Lord of this Manor by the Rod yearly rent 9 s. at the will of the Lord according to that Custom thereof at the yearly Rent of nine shillings by Fealty Suit of Court and the other Services therefore due and of right accustomed Saving nevertheless the right of all other Persons and paying to the Lord for a Time as appears in the margin the said James Sexton is admitted Tenant accordingly But his Fealty is respited until hereafter
R. G. Thomas