Events

Thu 18 July 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 July 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 1 August 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 8 August 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 14 September HERITAGE OPEN DAY IN WINSLOW
14:00-17:00: Keach's Meeting House, 28 High Street (Winslow Town Council offices) and the Brownie & Guide Hall (Church Street) will be open
17:00-18:00: Winslow History Walk starting at Keach's Meeting House. This year's theme: People Power
Thu 19 September 10:00-11:00: Winslow History Walk starting at Keach's Meeting House. This year's theme: People Power

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

16-17 July 2019 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
27 March Kelly's Directory of Buckinghamshire, 1903
22 March 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)
Copyright 17 July, 2019