Events

Thu 19 September Winslow History Project workshop, 16 McLernon Way, 19:45-21:45
Drop in at any point in the evening or stay for the whole evening.
Transcribing 18th-19th century wills and other documents.
Thu 26 September Winslow History Project workshop, 16 McLernon Way, 19:45-21:45
Drop in at any point in the evening or stay for the whole evening.
Transcribing 18th-19th century wills and other documents.
Thu 3 October Winslow History Project workshop, 16 McLernon Way, 19:45-21:45
Drop in at any point in the evening or stay for the whole evening.
Transcribing 18th-19th century wills and other documents.
Sat 5 October Bucks Local History Network: "'Social housing in Buckinghamshire". Download leaflet. There will be a Winslow History stall.
Thu 10 October Winslow History Project workshop, 16 McLernon Way, 19:45-21:45
Drop in at any point in the evening or stay for the whole evening.
Transcribing 18th-19th century wills and other documents.
Thu 17 October No meeting
Thu 24 October Winslow History Project workshop, 16 McLernon Way, 19:45-21:45
Drop in at any point in the evening or stay for the whole evening.
Transcribing 18th-19th century wills and other documents.

If you would like to join in the transcribing but don't want to come on a Thursday evening, please contact d.noy@btinternet.com - there is plenty of material which you can work on at home.

News

A transcription of the Winslow Congregational registers, with lists of members and abstracts of some minutes, is now available from the Eureka Partnership.

Winslow books for sale:

  • David Noy, Winslow in 1556: The Survey of the Manor (Bucks Archaeological Society, 2013): £5
  • David Noy, Winslow Manor Court Books 1327-1377 and 1423-1460 (2 vols, Bucks Record Society, 2011): £50
  • Alan Wigley, A Window on Winslow (Winslow, 1981): £5 - this contains many historical photos of Winslow

Please contact d.noy@btinternet.com for more information.

Additions to website

19 September 2019 Parish Council 1914: contrary to what you might expect, the big issue in Winslow was whether to build a water tank for the fire brigade
18 September New page: The Cock
The existence of this previously unlocated 1740s/50s inn/alehouse has emerged from a dispute between John Turner and Peter & Mary Goldsworth in 1749. Click on the link to find out where it was. Another lawsuit brought by the Goldsworths concerned the estate of Mary's grandmother Ann Bigg.
17 September Bigg v Bigg 1746-58: A Bleak House-style dispute between various Biggs which dragged on for over a decade. It includes information about the windmill and 21-25 Market Square.
11-12 September Daniel Seaton v Mary Seaton and others, 1709: a legal dispute between Daniel and his stepmother with a lot of information about the problems which arose when people remarried.
William & Martha Short v John Longbridge, 1710: this concerns 15 Market Square and among other things contains the first reference to someone in Winslow owning a landscape painting, which was supposed to be treated as a fixture in the house.
7 September Gyles family: additions to Daniel Gyles and his children
2 September Parish Council 1913: trouble with the Town Band and the pavements
1 September Purchase of property in Winslow by Baron Rothschild of Mentmore, 1863
Additions to The Bull
30 August Morris and Ingram v Spratley and Bigg, 1724: a dispute within the Bigg family about the property which is now 5 Market Square / 1 Horn Street. Evidently John Spratley jr didn't carry out his threat to pull it down.
Additions to The Bell (William Neal bought out his stepmother's interest in 1855 after she remarried); Thomas Lomath (d.1858): copyhold property which he owned at his death for which his son-in-law became trustee
26 August Parish Council 1912: trouble with gas lamps, footpaths and watering the streets
24 August Will of Anne Webb, widow, 1810 (proved 1811)
19 August Parish Council minutes 1911: celebration of George V's coronation; installation of "High Street" signs
11 August Fortescue v tenants, 1607: bill of complaint of Sir John Fortescue; evidence of John Williott, denying that there was a riot in the wood at Little Horwood
Photo of Market House (27 Market Square) while under the ownership of Ezra Braggins, c.1896
Parish Council minutes 1909 and 1910: there were 16 candidates in 1910 but a behind-closed-doors arrangement prevented an election
7 August Deposition of Robert Williatt, 1607, in the Fortescue v tenants case: he admitted breaking the lord's enclosure in the woods at Little Horwood
5 August Parish Council minutes 1908: business mainly concerned who was to pay for repaving part of the High Street
29-30 July Letter about the T.P. Willis case, May 1910: there were apparently 94 claims against the estate
Parish Council minutes 1907: a contested election and a heated debate about the water supply
Photos of the Willis tomb added to the Willis family page
26 July Parish Council minutes 1906: George Robinson of The Swan becomes a member; Sir Edmund Verney gives the town a barometer
Parish Council 1904: report from Bicester Herald on November meeting added (giving a very different impression)
T.P. Willis payment schedule, Nov 1911: After all T.P. Willis' assets were sold, the Master in Chancery began to repay his creditors, who seem to have included most of Winslow's wealthier inhabitants. Lloyds Bank took priority.
William Stockley v Joseph Bigg, 1721: This legal dispute includes a schedule of Stockley's charges for carpentry work done for Bigg, including work on a balcony at Joseph Bigg's house, probably 21-25 Market Square
Dispute between Sir John Fortescue and his tenants in 1607: depositon of Rooke Mascall
16-17 July Parish Council minutes 1904: another uncontested election
Parish Council minutes 1905: councillors voted on a replacement for G.A. Monk
Additions from 1851 to: Railway, Station Road, Church (installation of an organ)
Mrs Clarke's burglary, 1851: attributed to the railway bringing burglars from London
Will of John Blake, baker, 1804: copy made at St Albans
9 July Parish Council minutes 1903: concern over the state of Station Road; criticism of the Bread Charity
Will of William Coxill, cooper, 1830 (proved 1831): he lived on the west side of the High Street
Dispute between Sir John Fortescue and his tenants in 1607: interrogatories
2 July Parish council minutes 1902: there was a vote on filling a vacancy on the council
Will of David Thomas Willis, 1877, proved 1885: the money he left for the church clock is responsible for the present-day chimes
25-26 June Parish Council minutes 1901: includes the first nomination by a female parishioner, 17 years before any women got the vote
Dispute about tithes in Shipton, 1725: this includes a detailed account of the defendants' livestock, milk, wool, etc.
15-16 June Parish Council minutes 1900: including a public meeting about the water supply
Pain v Willis: another document from 1911 after the property in Winslow had been sold
Action brought by Joseph Meakes against the trustees of John Seaton, 1726
10 June Parish Council minutes 1899: including discussion of the bathing place (Claydon Road) and a possible children's recration ground
T.P. Willis: first part of the case in Chancery which his creditors brought against his estate in 1910
Will of Susanna Hawkins, spinster, 1783, proved at the PCC 1820
1 June Will of Rev. James Preedy, clerk, Vicar of Winslow, 1834 (proved 1836): also chaplain to the Duke of Marlborough
31 May Parish Council minutes 1898: fire brigade arrangements, repair of highways, etc.
20 May Redfield: two photos added
Parish Council minutes 1897: most business concerned repair of footpaths
Will of Sarah Cowley Willis, 1884 (proved 1905)
13-14 May Obituaries of T.P. Willis and details of the sales of his property in 1910 and 1911
Parish Council May-Dec 1896: business included bad language in the streets and ownership of the Market Square
9 May Will of T.P. Willis, solicitor: it was never implemented because his property was sold by his creditors
Parish Council Feb-April 1896, including a detailed report on the cattle market
1 May New page: Paradine family (thanks to Todd Paradine for this)
29 April John Mason Scott and the magistrates' court, 1851
Retirement of Daniel Grace from his school, 1850
Notice to creditors of T.P. Willis, 1910
Parish Council: Oct-Nov 1895, Jan 1896; Parish meeting and election 1897; Parish meeting 1898
26 April Church: Chancel paintings, 1892; Restoration of medieval wall paintings, 1933
Sale of "Tile Villa", 33 Station Road, 1899
Sale of former Salvation Army barracks, 33-35 Sheep Street, 1904
Death of Sarah Cowley Willis, 1905
24 April Parish Council: May-Nov 1895 and 1896 Parish Meetings
22 April Will of Joseph Neal, innholder and dairyman, 1839 (proved 1842): landlord of The Bell for 22 years
14-16 April Additions to: King's Head (1861), Charities (soup kitchen, 1879), 15 Market Square (1880), The George (1880), , Sear family (1896), World War One (electoral registration card of T.J. Stairs)
County Court, 1849: unpaid debts of the main railway contractor, among others
Sale of land, 1877: mainly near Furze Lane
Road names: 4 new ones added
Free and voluntary present, 1661: a contribution to Charles II paid more generously in Granborough than Winslow
Parish Council minutes, April 1895
12 April Association Rolls, 1696: names for Granborough & Little Horwood added
5 April Will of Rebecca Webb, widow, 1851: nee Hinton
Parish Council minutes Jan-Feb 1895: including a detailed report on the Winslow Charities
Copyright 19 September, 2019