help with 1600 English will transcription

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I am working on transcribing a will, and I believe it mentions the names of two properties owned by the deceased: 

"my will and meaninge is that Thos Tilly of Corton shall have, hold, occupy possesse & enioy, the howse, [Parhand?], & [Backside?] yt he now dwelleth in"

It is in the first "Itm" found here:

Could someone with better paleography skills make out what the two properties mentioned are? 

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in Genealogy Help by Jason Tilley G2G1 (1.2k points)
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howse, o[a]rchard & backeside  (the 'a' is  guess because it's a blob And it would be an r not an a)

Backside is  the area behind the house; a backyard.

oops, wrong again, leave as a comment. Edited.

Ah yes, thanks for explaining. I bet you are right about that being an old spelling as oarchard.

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Looks like "orchard, & Backeside"
by Chase Ashley G2G6 Pilot (220k points)
selected by Jason Tilley
You must be right. For the first unknown word, I definitely see the second to last letter as an "r" now. And I also see I mistook the "r" that is actually a "c". Careless errors, really. I don't see the first "r" of orchard, unless that is it smushed against what I guess is a little "o"? How about that first letter? Is that a capital "O"? OK, I see the other comment now. It would be O[a]rchard.
no Chase is right, that blob is an 'r' followed by a c.
OK, thanks.

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