Thu 24 January 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 31 January 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 7 February 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 14 February 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 21 February No meeting

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


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 for more information.

Additions to website

19 January 2019 Will of Robert Pollard Harding, plumber & glazier, 1832 (proved 1833): lived at 10 High Street
Will of William Sellar, cordwainer, 1830 (proved 1831): ancestor of the Sellar family of Winslow
16 January Will of William Rochford, Rector of Addington, 1679 (proved 1683)
Manor court entries for 1757 and 1760
11 January Will of Robert Corbett, baker, 1850 (proved 1855): owner of 8-10 Horn Street
8-9 January Will of Thomas Burgess of Shipton, farmer & farrier, 1829 (proved 1847)
Will of William Bowler, yeoman, 1833 (proved 1839): he lived at 9 Horn Street
Will of William Walker, brandy merchant, 1810 (proved 1812): proprietor of the Punch House
3 January Will of Richard Staniford, lately brickmaker, 1849 (proved 1857): owner of 32 High Street
31 December 2018 Will of George West, currier, 1825 (proved 1827): he ran the Greyhound Lane tannery
14 December Subsidy, 1641: 20 taxpayers from Winslow, 9 from Little Horwood
Lowndes Roll 2: more additions concerning the Spooner family
10 December Will of William Judge of Shipton, dairyman, 1830 (proved 1832): he lived at Red Hall Farm
2-3 December Richard Newcourt's account of the manor, 1708: mainly about King Offa, includes a list of vicars
Lowndes Roll 2: some additions
Town Guide, 1932: list of advertisers
George Verney, postman, retired 1910
Freemasons: members of Wineslai Lodge, 1892-1921
Additions to Biggin
30 November Will of Joseph Hinton, victualler, 1833 (proved 1834): he kept the Crooked Billet
Will of James Todd, carpenter and joiner, 1837 (proved 1838 and 1841): he lived at Brook Hall
Lowndes Roll 1: the last part, including information about 8 High Street and 2 Church Street
25 November Lowndes Roll 2: William Lowndes' abstracts of title for some of his property (first part transcribed)
22 November Browne Willis, description of Winslow church, c.1735: the fullest known description of the church before its Victorian restoration
17 November Congregational Church: list of pastors added
14-15 November Manor court 1729 with another full list of tenants and male residents
Browne Willis' account of the manor of Winslow, 1735
12-13 November John Croft's totals of births, marriages and deaths, 1702-08
List of residents, 1726
Additions to Manor court 1726
9 November Station Road: sale of gasworks site, 1880
Winslow Road Station: pre-1892 photo added
Rev. John Croft writing in 1710 about a lost Roman road between Addington and Winslow, and about Biggin
6-7 November Bailey's British Directory, 1784
Wills of Samuel Cleaver of London, soap manufacturer, 1805 (proved 1806) and his widow Ann Cleaver (nee Mayne), 1831 (proved 1834): the soap business was the beginning of Yardley's Soap
Business letters of W.S. Neal of The Bell, 1899-1900
More photos added to Winslow in the First World War
Captain Thomas Fremantle tries to recruit sailors for the Navy in Winslow, 1800
List of tenants, 1726: includes 104 names from Winslow and 15 from Shipton
2 November Letter of S.B. Dudley of 5 Horn Street, 1864, concerning the Newport Pagnell Railway
Wills of John Mayne, butcher, 1800 (proved 1803) and his daughter Alice Mayne, 1803
1 November New page: Winslow in the First World War
28-29 October Letter of Rev. John Croft to Browne Willis of Whaddon Hall, referring to a trip he had made to Cyprus.
John Croft's description of the church, early 18th century
Statement of Henry Langley, 1711: now identified as referring to Newton Longville
Addition to Public Hall
25 October Will of Edmund Colles of Elstree, gent.: his main beneficiary was Edmund Lowndes
24 October Final batch of William Lowndes accounts, from 1703
21 October More William Lowndes accounts, mainly from 1702
17 October Additions to: John Deverell d.1758 (his clockmaking business); settlement of Thomas Hughes (1743); Nicholas Merwin d.1751 (references to him by the Verneys of Claydon House); Maps (1774 map added)
15 October Additions to: Congregational Church, Turnpike (dangerous driving in 1849), The Bell (1726), Railway (some reports from 1849), Dutch troops in Winslow in 1715
13 October Lock-up: a burglary in 1858
Ecclesiastical enquiry, 1849
11 October Bucks Quarter Sessions, 1737-43: various cases involving Winslow people
Petition to Sir John Fortescue, c.1589, concerning the stewardship of the manor
7 October More of William Lowndes' accounts 1699-1700
3-4 October Subsidy, March 1625: 19 names from Winslow and 7 from Little Horwood
Administration of Henry Cox, 1789: his father became guardian of his three children
Will of Mary King, widow, 1840 (proved 1845)
28 September Church: photo from 1862 added
List of jurors, 1769: 20 names
More Winslow Hall building accounts
Letter from Lancelot Wyatt, 1815
25 September Will of Benjamin Sanders, baker, 1735 (proved 1745): more information added
Will of James Britten of Granborough, grazier, 1731/2 (proved 1732): he left money to the Baptist Meeting House in Winslow
Will of John Gibbs, 1752: more information added
20 September Agreement between James Brittain and William Lowndes, 1698
William Short's bond to William Lowndes, 1698
Letters to Richard Lowndes from his sisters, 1754-66
Will of Sarah Lowndes of Worcester, spinster, 1794 (proved 1795)
Browne Willis' thoughts on Rev. James Edmunds
17 September Subsidy, June 1628: 20 taxpayers from Winslow and 8 from Little Horwood
15 September Lowndes v Faldoe 1669: answer of Richard Shreive added
William Lowndes' accounts, 1699-1702: more pages added. The moletaker got 8¾d
Will of Thomas Fige of Barnard's Inn, gentleman, 1588, which throws more light on the Fige Family
8 September William Lowndes' accounts, 1699-1702: his accounts with his agents and tenants in Winslow while he was building Winslow Hall (more pages to follow)
4 September Will of John Parrott of East Claydon, dairyman, 1764 (proved 1765): owner of some land in Winslow
30 August Epitaphs recorded by Arthur Clear added to John Turner (1777), William Shelton (1727)
Manor court, 1760: Sale of Sheepcote House
24 August Will of Benjamin Ingram of East Claydon, dairyman, 1785 (proved 1794): owner of the Sow & Pigs and a lot of land in Winslow
Manor court 1730: George Barrett buys a house
Manor Court, 1750-1: two entries concerning one property
Manor court 1753: transaction by Robert Gibbs and Jane his wife, nee Hurst
23 August Alehouse Recognizances: new lists added for 1759-67. Where were the Dolphin and the White Hart?
Biggin: mortgage in 1678 of the Granborough part
Lease of the manor and rectory to Charles Tyrrill, 1661
21-22 August 2018 Will of Richard Seaton, gentleman, 1821 (proved 1824): former owner of the Punch House
Enclosure Commissioners' expenses 1767: they were well supplied with wine, tobacco and brandy
William Lowndes' accounts, 1722-23: income and expenditure in Winslow, including building "the new barn"
16-17 August Association Rolls, 1696: 133 men from Winslow signed an oath of loyalty to William III
Gift for the defence of the Palatinate, 1622: 10 of Winslow's wealthiest residents contributed
15 August Will of William Selby-Lowndes of Winslow and Whaddon, esquire, 1837 (proved 1840)
Biggin: some new 17th-century documents
13 August Robert & Elizabeth Lowndes v Thomas & Hannah Faldoe, 1669: A case concerning wine supplied to The Angel by a London cooper up to 1665
Will of William Coleman of Middle Claydon, gentleman, 1703 (proved 1705)
10 August Will of Robert Grainge of Little Horwood, yeoman, 1649
Testimonial to Dr Cowley, 1843
6-7 August Manor court, 1685: mortgage of Horsemead Piece
1681: Henry Hughes releases all claims against Robert Lowndes
Manor court, 1687: purchase of 29 acres by William Lowndes
Manor court, 1695: 4 purchases by William Lowndes
1766: receipt for payment by Richard Lowndes
Will of Robert Parrott of East Claydon, dairyman, 1819 (proved 1825): he owned some land in Winslow
Photos added of gravestones of Mark and Charles Kerr, Sarah Cowley Willis
3 August 15 Market Square: sale in 1819 added and some information removed which turns out to refer to 17 Market Square and 4 High Street
2 August Manor court, 1699: some Lowndes-related transactions added
Copyright 19 January, 2019