Arthur Clear: A Thousand Years of Winslow Life (1888)

p.6 on the Mayne family

In an old map of the parish, made previous to the enclosure, a road is shown leading direct from Shipton towards Little Horwood, passing down a field called the Cow Pasture and joining the present road at Little Horwood Ford; at this time Shipton was evidently larger than at present, and the family of Bowler held much of the land there. As before-mentioned one John Mayne held a yard land at Shipton, in the reign of Edward III, and four hundred years afterwards, one of his descendants continued to hold property there, one William Mayne in 1763, being described as the owner of a house and one acre of land in Shipton Field. This family would appear to be the oldest in Winslow. The Church Register has an entry of the burial of Edward Mayne in 1566, Isabell Mayne in 1605, and Edward Mayne in 1651.

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