Thu 28 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.
If coming by car, please park in McLernon Way before you reach the speed bump.
Sat 30 September Buckinghamshire Local History Network: Buckinghamshire Land and People
Click here for more information and booking.
There will be a Winslow History stall.
Thu 5 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 12 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 19 October 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.


Trade tokens:

The Portable Antiquities Scheme has recently (2016) recorded some trade tokens found in or near Winslow. They don't seem to match any of the known Winslow types.

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.

  • Jennifer Moss, Ways and Means: A study of the life and career of William Lowndes, Secretary to the Treasury and his descendants: £20

Available from the author. Please contact her at

Additions to website

19 September 2017 Will of Rebecca Evans of Shipton, widow, 1813 (proved 1814): owner of property in Horn Street
Will of Sarah Mayne, widow, 1811 (proved 1816): she and her daughter lived at 27 Market Square
Will of John Jellyman, ropemaker, 1790 (proved 1796): also had property in Horn Street; originally from Bloxham
13-14 September

Court rolls, 1717: transactions concerning 2A High Street; more purchases by William Lowndes
Will of Jane Harding (nee Gyles) of Aylesbury, widow, 1755 (proved 1761): includes a bequest to the Winslow Baptists
Cecil Walker (1901-1962): born at 33 Avenue Road

8 September Will of John Chinnall, 1619: probably the miller
6 September Will of George Jones of Buckingham, lacebuyer, 1835 (proved 1836): owner of The Bull
1 September Will of Charles Bowler of Whitchurch, wheelwright, 1810 (proved 1812): descendant of the Bowler and Eden families of Winslow
30 August Will of John Harding of Aylesbury, gentleman, 1750: owner of The Bull
28 August Court rolls, 1716: includes details of the 286 acres of land which William Lowndes had acquired since 1703
24 August Will of Robert Gibbs, maltster, 1794 (recorded 1795): owner of extensive property including 18 Horn Street and Churchwalk House
Will of Reverend Mark Kerr, 1853 (proved 1855): former curate of Winslow, died in Alton Lunatic Asylum
21 August Will of James Morecraft, butcher, 1844 (proved 1845): he lived at 12 High Street
Administration of Thomas Aldridge, victualler, 1814: landlord of the Old Crown
Administration of James Hall, victualler, 1823: landlord of the Rose and Crown
Administration of Ann Jones, 1828: wife of George Jones jr, lacebuyer
Administration of John Brise of Shipton, dairyman, 1840: he lived at Red Hall Farm
Administration of Richard Shelton, currier, 1805 & 1820: administration was sought 20+ years after Richard's death
18 August Administration of Matthew King, 1841
10 August Will of Abiel Whichello, peruke maker, 1810 (proved 1811): he lived at 5 Market Square
4 August William Lowndes' real estate, 1722: a list of property and tenants in Winslow and elsewhere
Will of William Walker of Buckingham, butcher, 1815 (proved 1816): owner of 4 The Walk
Will of Thomas Jones, farmer 1856 (proved 1857): he lived at 8 Buckingham Road
Cattle Market and Avenue Road: some modern photos added
30 July Buckinghamshire Muster Book, 1673 (8 men from Winslow)
Royal Bucks Militia: men discharged 1799 and 1807 (17 men from Winslow)
Additions to Golden Lion, Chapels
27 July Will of Hannah Gibbs, widow, 1803 (proved 1811): owner of the Rose and Crown and 20/22 High Street
Will of Thomas Evans, gardener, 1807: owner of 12 Horn Street
Will of John Arnott, 1842 (proved 1843): a retired farmer
15-16 July Will of Elizabeth Jones, 1841 (proved 1856): a member of the Blake family
Will of Mary Ann Jones, spinster, 1852 (proved 1853): daughter of Elizabeth
Will of William Goodman, victualler, 1798: owner of The George
13 July Will of William Ivatts, grocer, 1806: he lived at 1 Horn Street
Will of Edward Williatt Jones, yeoman, 1837 (proved 1838): part of the Jones family of Horn Street
5-6 July Will of Thomas Bowler, maltster and wheelwright, 1802 (proved 1805 and 1811): owner of 9 and 28 Horn Street and the Old Crown
Will of Thomas Ingram, gentleman, 1803 (proved 1809): tenant of Tuckey Farm and proprietor of the Butter Waggons
25 June Musson & Craven's Directory, 1853: a very detailed list of all the "gentry" and "trades"
Will of Roger Vaughan of Little Horwood, gentleman, 1715: his wife carried out property transactions while he was away fighting Louis XIV
Will of William Mobbs, farmer, 1807 (proved 1811): tenant of the farm which later became Redfield
15 June Will of John Sayer of Buckingham, grocer, 1802 (proved 1803): husband of Mary Budd of Winslow
Statement of Henry Langley, 1711: he had to deliver writs to some very menacing people for riot and assault
8-9 June Will of John Plomer of Stone, yeoman, 1715: co-owner of The Bell, but the will doesn't mention it
Will of John Harris the elder of Great Horwood, yeoman, 1785 (proved 1792): he married into the Hewiett family of Great Horwood and Winslow
Court rolls, 1715: more purchases by William Lowndes
Churchwardens' accounts 1845-46: gas lighting was installed in the Churchyard
Churchwardens' accounts 1852-53
2 June Will of George Jones the elder, gentleman, 1823 (proved 1836): he lived at Blake House (Tinker's Corner), which his wife had inherited
25-26 May Will of Thomas Hughes, victualler, 1767 (proved 1769): he kept the Old Crown
Will of Thomas Bowler the elder, wheelwright, 1779 (proved 1795): he lived at 9 Horn Street, and owned 28 Horn Street and 14 Market Square
Will of Elizabeth Line of Shipton, spinster, 1786
Will of Joanna Hinton, widow, 1797
Will of Ann Read of Whaddon, widow, 1821 (proved 1834): owner of the site of Lakers Nursery
19-20 May Administration of Charles Clark, grazier, 1789
Will of Sarah Sayer, spinster, 1803 (proved 1804)
16 May Letter of William Spooner to William Lowndes, 1681: an offer to sell some land, providing information about how William Lowndes began his property empire
Will of Henrietta Tookey of Hemel Hempstead, widow, 1846 (proved 1847): previously lived at Lawn House
2 May Court rolls, 1748: an extract concerning the Seaton family, with a family tree
Will of Thomas Lomath, cordwainer and leather cutter, 1852 (proved 1859): a substantial property owner
23 April Orders made at 1714 manor court: very complicated arrangements which seem to result from people not keeping to the spirit of open-field farming
Will of Thomas Blake, proved 1762: full transcription now available
Will of John Blake, baker, 1804 (proved 1815): he lived at 8-10 Horn Street
Will of Sarah Blake, widow, 1807
12 April Will of Mary Turnbull, widow, 1792 (proved 1799): a draper, and a member of the Hogg family of Adstock
Church accounts 1839-40: including a project to replace the pews, paid for by pew fees and a grant from the Society for Englarging Churches
1-2 April Will of Thomas Deely, bricklayer, 1714
Churchwardens' accounts, 1838-39: including expenditure on "Winding up the Church Clock & Chimes"
Copyright 24 September, 2017