Thu 28 March 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 4 April 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 11 April 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 18 April 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 25 April No meeting, so that we can go to the Winslow Annual Town 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.


Terry Smith of Little Horwood has written an autobiography, An Orrod Lad, covering life in Little Horwood 1942-68. Please read the flyer and let him know if you would be interested in a copy, so that he knows how many to get printed. Download the flyer (PDF file).
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

22 March 2019 Will of Richard Stevens of Granborough, gentleman, 1799: owner of Biggin Farm Ground, which he left to his housekeeper
20 March Will of Sarah West, widow, 1830: widow of George West of Greyhound Lane tannery
Will of Elizabeth Gibbs, spinster, 1842 (proved 1846): owner of 20-22 High Street
18 March Hearth Tax return for Granborough, 1662: 33 names
Opening of Baptist schoolroom (Centenary Hall), 1880
John Neal's jewellery and watch business, 1849-50
Station Road and Sheep Street: sale of land and houses by Selby-Lowndes estate, 1875
Railway: additions for 1849-50
Will of Ann Morecraft Fountain, 1824 (proved 1837): she got married at the age of 62
Will of Richard Mayne, grocer, 1828 (proved 1829): he was left the Crooked Billet by his grandfather
15 March Robson's Commercial Directory, 1839: over 90 entries with occupations, and a brief description of the town
Pigot & Co.'s Directory, 1842: this also gives addresses
14 March Will of Newman Williatt of Buckingham, 1809: a bailiff (i.e. mayor) of Buckingham with several Winslow connections
6-7 March Opening of the Reading Room (Iron Room), 1874
Sale of S.B. Dudley's property, 1883

Additions from 1850 to Railway, Station Road, Tinkers End
Opening of the Baptist Tabernacle, 1864, and anniversary, 1868
Will of William Bull, dairyman, 1819 (proved 1820): tenant of Tuckey Farm, originally from Swanbourne
Will of Robert Willett of Little Horwood, yeoman, 1583
28 February Discovery of skeletons at Shipton, 1934
Will of Thomas Gibbs the elder of Addington, dairyman, 1776 (proved 1777)
Will of Joseph Corbett of Adstock, yeoman, 1800 (proved 1807)
Charles Mayne of Anmount Lodge (1803-1890)
25-26 February Additions to King's Head and Royal Oak concerning Jabez Price, 1895
Will of Ann Stevens of Granborough, widow, 1719 (proved 1721)
22 February Will of John Dandridge of Addington, husbandman, 1681 (proved 1683)
Will of Ann Coulson of Addington, widow, 1747 (proved 1754)
Will of William John Jones, farmer and cattle dealer, 1886: owner of Mill Knob and Horsemead Piece among other property
12 February Will of Mary Bradbury of Granborough, spinster, 1814 (proved 1815)
Will of Thomas Mountague of Granborough, yeoman, 1728 (proved 1729)
Winslow Hall: plan of grounds and schedule of fixtures from lease to H.R. Lambton, 1873
7 February Alleged theft of coal, 1849
Windmill Inn: bankruptcy of Joseph King, 1867
Thomas Lomath of the Railway Tavern (160 High Street): sale of effects after his death
Sale of William Mortimer's stock, 1862: also at 160 High Street
Winslow's first recorded football matches, 1879
6 February Will of John Holland the elder of Granborough, yeoman, 1731 (proved 1734)
Will of Robert Stevens of Granborough, gentleman, 1738/9 (proved 1739): owner of the site of Biggin
Will of Hannah Anson of Granborough, 1767 (nee Butcher)
31 January Articled clerkship of Francis John Budd (1802)
Will of Benedict Holland of Granborough, 1630 (proved 1634)
Maps: road map from 1782 added
27-28 January Inheritance of John Curtis in Little Horwood, 1822
Register of electors, 1838: 51 men listed
Redfield: Land Tax entries added
Will of John Janes of Granborough, yeoman, 1651 (proved 1658)
Will of John Thorpe of Granborough, yeoman, 1654 (proved 1655)
Nuncupative will of Oliver Styles of Little Horwood, 1642 (proved 1661/2)
Administration of William Butler, 1802
22 January Will of Joseph Mead, gentleman, 1816 + the tribulations of Matthew Mead: Matthew offered a reward for the return of his son who had absconded
Biggin: Division of the land in Granborough, 1685 (Stephens & Thorpe)
19 January 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)
Copyright 22 March, 2019