Events

Thu 22 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 29 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 6 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 13 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 20 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 d.noy@btinternet.com - there is plenty of material which you can work on at home.

News

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

14-15 November 2018 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
31 July Photos of gravestones added: Richard Staniford (d.1813), Louisa Hooper nee Dudley (d.1917)
27 July Additions to: 6-10 Horn Street (photo of Cyril Beckett), Turnpike (report to Parliament in 1766), 1943 Air Disaster (photo of Rose Cottages)
24 July Additions to: Redfield, Turnpike, David Twining (petition for insolvency, 1848), Descriptions (visit by Thomas Hearne the antiquary in 1716)
Sale of the effects of Ann Hayes, 1841 (10 High Street)
23 July Court rolls, 1748: property mentioned includes 8-10 and 28 Horn Street
Thomas Lomath: coach proprietor fined for going over 4 m.p.h. in 1848
19-20 July Subsidy, 1663: 11 taxpayers with land in Winslow
Court rolls, 1760
Special manor court, 1753
Manor court, October 1749
Additions to: Gibbs family, Biggin
Will and inventory of Steven Janes of Biggin Farm, 1638
5-6 July Will of Mary Sayer of Buckingham, widow, 1804 (proved 1806): owner of the Brick-Kiln Norden
Will of Frances Holland, widow, 1812 (proved 1833): she lived at 1 Horn Street with her brothers
Will of Joan Mitchell of Stony Stratford, widow, 1621: a member of the Spooner family of Winslow
22 June Bucks Assizes, Summer 1676: the respectable citizens of Great Horwood were outwitted by "a young lusty woman"
13-14 June Court rolls, 1671: these were kept by a different steward and preserved separately from the rest
Mrs Lambourne's funeral, 1899: accounts kept after the death of the resident of 33 Station Road
10-11 June Bowling Green Club: 1895 accounts
William Goodman (1835-1904): mineral water manufacturer
Will of John Ingram of Houghton, Leics, 1799 (a native of Winslow who held extensive property for his life)
Poll Books added for 1701-2 and 1734: everyone voted for Richard Lowndes in 1734
8 June Robert Lowndes v John Stafford, 1725: a Chancery case concerning Robert's debts, which involved bailiffs being sent into Winslow Hall
6-7 June Sales at Shipton Farm, 1846-7
Cross-dressing men assault the police, 1848
Sale of property, 1848: including 5 Horn Street and 5 Vicarage Road
Will of Grant Hewiet of Great Horwood, yeoman, 1719: descendant of the Grant family of Winslow
Will of Edward Michell of Stony Stratford, baker, 1600: he and his wife both came from Winslow
Envelope addressed in 1809 to Rev. Thomas Howard of Hoggeston, son-in-law of William (Lowndes) Selby
Additions to Bowling Green
4-5 June Manor court, 1647: missing pages now added
Jane Worrall, nee Gyles, sold some property of her 1st husband Henry Langley at Whitchurch, 1743
Mr Wilson's lost mare, 1786
Additions to Railway (1848)
2 June Inventory of Matthew Clarke, draper, 1730/1: probably from 4 High Street
Copyright 16 November, 2018