Ploddy House and Emlets, NEWENT 11 Apr. 1649

Manor of Newent: Court Baron of Thos. Morgan, Esq., Wm. Morgan, Esq., John Thorpe, gent. and others; before Wm. Sheppard, Esq., steward. Surrender of 2 copyhold tenements called Ploddy House and Emlets, late in the tenure of John Poydresse, decd., with all lands appertaining thereto which the said John held for life; and Admission of Joan Singleton, widow, to whom the property is granted with her son Francis and her dr. Joan for the life of the longest survivor; at an annual rent of 17/6 and “two fatt capons” at Pentecost, a heriot when due, and all other customary services. Fine of L250 paid to the Lords of the Manor for admission.

Endorsed: “Ambrose Cotterell of Newent in the County of Gloucr., glover, maketh oath that the within-named Jone Singleton Francis her sonne and Jone her daughter were liveing and in health within a fortnight last past & that the said Jone Singleton the Mother was then in possession of the messuage & lands therein granted her”

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Note: This copy of Court Roll was purchased from Myers (booksellers), 1948