Thu 23 November 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.
Thu 30 November 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 December 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 December 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 - there is plenty of material which you can work on at home.


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

21 November 2017

Court rolls 1656: several people were penalised for building houses illegally
Court rolls 1657: mainly about Little Horwood, but one entry seems to concern 6 High Street
Burglary, 1832: 3 teenagers sentenced to death for stealing some bacon

19-20 November

Taxation certificate of Silvester Claver, 1663/4
Sequestration of the Rectory, 1658
Will of Joan Forde, 1644: details added of a case in Chancery brought by William Lowndes
More about Roger Vaughan of Little Horwood (d.1715)

13-14 November

Will of Andrew Veal, retired officer of excise, 1855 (proved 1857): lived at 3 Market Square
Will of Robert Ivatts, grocer and tallow chandler, 1812 (proved 1821): he lived at 1 Horn Street
Hearth Tax, 1670-3: a list of exempted householders, 80 in all

10 November Will of Francis Robinson, tailor, 1812 (proved 1813): he lived at 24 High Street
Will of Richard Gibbs, yeoman, 1812 (proved 1816): the last of the bell-ringing Gibbs brothers
Will of George Cross, draper and maltster, 1862 (proved 1864): lived at 15 Market Square
9 November Charities: the decisions in 1863 which led to the establishment of the present Winslow Charities
Vestry minutes, 1867: Rev. Preston had to sign the minutes of a meeting which denounced him to the Bishop. A number of people applied for permission to install bow windows.
6 November Vestry, 1839: minutes of a very well attended meeting
Additions to: Poor's Piece; Firefighting and fire insurance; Lock-up
2 November Will of Richard Mayne, yeoman, 1840
26 October Will of Sarah Mayne, spinster, 1852: she kept a school at 27 Market Square
17-18 October Will of Mary Lowndes Selby, 1785 (proved 1786): wife of William of Winslow Hall
Will of William French of Buckingham, gentleman, 1845 (proved 1846): father of three Winslow businessmen
Will of Thomas Ridgway of Thornborough Grounds, yeoman, 1818: owner of some property in Winslow acquired from the Budd family
12 October Will of Elizabeth Turney, widow, 1848 (proved 1849): a farmer's widow living in The Walk; she disinherited her niece
Administration of Elizabeth Lee, singlewoman, 1821
10 October Will of George Cross the Elder, maltster, 1842 (proved 1846): owner of Churchwalk House, formerly a blacksmith
Will of Ann Griffin (nee Gyles), 1727 (proved 1732): another member of the Baptist family
8 October Will of Piercy Harding, grocer, 1814 (proved 1816): lived at 2 Horn STreet
5 October Gyles Family: over 60 18th-century descendants of William and Mary Gyles, Winslow's leading Baptists
2 October 1790s Directory: notes by A.J. Clear added; it can now be dated to 1795, not 1798 as previously thought.
The George: page completely revised with separate histories of the two buildings making up the present George.
Turnpike updated with information from the newly published book: Peter Gulland, The Toll Roads of Buckinghamshire 1706-1881 (Bucks Archaeological Society, 2017).
29 September Willis family of lawyers: a letter from Frederic Willis aged 12 to his brother David Thomas (1819); the articles of David and Frederic to their father (1821-3); obituary of D.T. Willis (1884)
Will of Elizabeth Blake, widow, 1823 (proved 1824): she was very keen to make sure her property didn't go to her son-in-law
19 September 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
Copyright 21 November, 2017