Court baron, 10 March 1641/2

Centre for Bucks Studies D175/1 (cont.)

Translated from Latin.

[f.10v] Winslow with members. Court Baron of the Rt Hon. Randell Earl of Antrim and the most illustrious Katherine, Duchess of Bucks, his wife, held there on 10 March 17 Charles 1641.

Homage :
William Lownds gent., Daniel Seer, Robert Lownds, Nicholas Overing
Henry Pym sr, Richard Hodgkin, Robert Shelton, Robert Hawkins
Henry Norman, Thomas Glenister, Thomas Kirby and Edward Plesteed

Richard Edmonds gent. and Sarah his wife surrendered all their holdings in Little Horwood, Shipton and Granborow: a messuage and 1½ virgates in Little Horwood, and a messuage and virgate in Shipton and Granborow. To the use of John Holland. Procedure of common recovery: Thomas Fige gent. complained on a plea of land: 2 messuages, 60 acres of land, 15 acres of meadow, 15 acres of pasture. Richard and Sarah called to warranty Michael Walker. Peter Fige gent., bailiff and minister of the court, delivered seisin. All surrendered to Richard Edmonds.

The court baron held on 10 March is enrolled in the preceding roll.


View of frankpledge and court baron, 11 October 1642

[f.12r] Winslow with members. View of Frankpledge with Court Baron of the Rt Hon. Randell Earl of Antrim and the most illustrious Katherine, Duchess of Bucks, his wife, held there on 10 March 18 Charles 1642.

Essoins in the charter of tenants and residents.

Homage for the lord king and the lords of the manor:
Winslow: William Lowndes, Henry Pym, Daniel Seere, William Hogson, Samuel Rawlins, John Stutsbury
Shipton: John Snow, Ralph Phippes, William Glenister, John Miller
Granborow: William Holland, Benedict Holland sr, Thomas Mountagu, John Stevens, John Thorpe, Roger Wirrall
Little Horwood: Arthur Smith gent., George Williat, Emanuel Ward, Robert Hawkins, John Illing

Default by tenants:
Richard Browne 6d, John Bird 6d, William Grant alias Miller 4d, Thomas Grant 4d, Robert Illing 4d, Robert
Stutsbury 4d, Francis Seare 4d, Walter Tomlyn 4d, Thomas Barton 4d, Thomas Deely 4d, Thomas Elliott 4d, John Hewes 4d, John Pitkin 4d, John Wirrall 4d, John ?Nilly 4d, Henry Curtis 4d, Robert
Hawkins 4d, Thomas Illing 4d, Henry Verney 4d and Richard Showler 4d

Default by residents:
Christopher Bigges 4d, John Glenister 4d, John Shilborne 4d, John Berrell 4d, Richard Prentice 4d, Thomas Law 4d, Benedict Glenister 4d, Richard Shelton 4d, William Browne 4d, John Cross 4d
Thomas Kirby 4d, Edward Ailyn 4d, Thoma Benbo 4d, Thomas Pitkyn 4d, Robert Holt 4d, George Elliott 4d, John Rawlins 4d, John Baily 4d, Abell Seere 4d, William Daniel 4d, Christopher King 4d, William
Spooner 4d, Rowlands Fell 4d, Christopher Moore 4d, Thomas Daniel 4d, Edward Budd 4d, Thomas Warner 4d, William Day 4d, William Cooke 4d, Robert Stevens 4d, Thomas Illing 4d, William Hues 4d, Thomas Harrup 4d
Alpha Jones 4d, George Gardiner 4d, John Glenister 4d, John Foster 4d, Richard Haines[?] 4d, Stephen Bigg 4d, John Bond 4d, Ralph Cook 4d, John Jurden 4d, William Jurden 4d and Anthony Phillipes 4d

Humphrey Butcher made a kitchen between the Angell Barne and the dwelling-house of Richard Hodgkins in Winslow, causing a nuisance to Richard; amerced 3s 4d.
[This was probably on the site of Brook Hall]

Amy Miller built from new a cottage in Shipton and did not attach four acres of land to it according to the form of the statute issued about it, and continued so for the space of three months; therefore etc. 30s.

[blank] wife of William Topping collected beans against the order; therefore forfeited 3s 4d.

Humfrey Bucher and Nicholas Mitchel dug earth in the highway, causing a nuisance; therefore each amerced 2s 6d. Total 5s.

Ralph Udden overburdened his common with two horses; therefore amerced 20s.

Nicholas Walker, Benedict Holland sr, John Stevens, Benedict Holland jr, Robert Bowden, Thomas Stevens, John Grace and William Holland each kept a colt in the Beane feild against the order, and a penalty of 3s 4d imposed for it; therefore each forfeited 3s 4d. Total 26s 8d.

The wife and servants[?] of Henry Varney broke and carried away the "wood[?] mownds"; therefore he is amerced 3s 4d.

Thomas Barbor, Robert Inwards and Elizabeth Bradwell kept their beasts away from the herdsman; therefore each forfeited 2s. Total 10s.

Affearers: William Lownds, Henry Pym, John Snow and Arthur Smith

Winslow

Constables: Samuel Rawlins and Nicholas Brinsall were chosen and sworn.
Tithingmen: Thomas Norcott and George Elliott remain in office and were sworn again.

Shipton
Constable: Robert Elliott was chosen and sworn.
Tithingman: Thomas Miller was chosen.

Little Horwood
Constables: Thomas Okeley and John Bond were chosen and sworn.
Tithingmen: Oliver Pitchfork and Lewis Robinson were chosen. And John Adams and Robert Grant were chosen overseers of the orders and sworn.

Granborow
Constables: William Wyet and Henry Stevens were chosen.

Court Baron

William Wyat and Elianor his wife surrendered a messuage in Winslow near the Church stile called the Rose and 9 acres in the fields of Shipton and Winslow:
In the fields of Winslow: In Demrom feild 3 acres:

In the Milfeild:

In Shipton:

To the use of William's son Henry Wyat. Rent 2s 9d, fine 18s.

John Bedells surrendered a messuage in Winslow now in the occupation of John Bedels. To the use of Elizabeth Griffith wife of Maurice Griffith. Rent 3d, fine 5s, heriot by composition 12d.

Thomas Ayris and Margaret his wife surrendered a messuage with common for one cow in Granborow and 1 acre. To the use of Joseph Holladay who sought admission by the said Thomas his attorney. Fine 5s.

Christopher Smith and Elizabeth his wife surrendered a messuage in Granborow. To the use of John Jeanes [Jeaves?] and Agnes his wife. Rent 3d, fine 5s.

Thomas Hogson and William Hogson and Margery his wife surrendered 2 acres in the fields of Winslow [=Shipton]:

To the use of John Sheffeild. Rent 6d, fine 4s.

Peter Fige jr gent. and Martha his wife surrendered a cottage in Winslow in the occupation of Edward Budd and John Yates with hades. To the use of John Hobcroft and Katherine his wife and John's heirs. Rent 2d, fine 5s.
[This probably refers to Tinkers End Cottage]

Ursula Stiles deceased, late wife of Oliver Stiles gent. deceased, surrendered a half-acre extending at Winslow way to Shortspott in Little Horwood late Hobbes, and 5 perches of meadow in Shortmead in Little Horwood late Merseyes. To the use of George Wilson and Katherine his wife and George's heirs. Rent 2½d, fine 18d.

William Glenister now deceased on his deathbed surrendered by Henry Pym and John Stutsbury a cottage in Shipton and 1 acre in Winslow over Northden furlong with hedge adjoining the highway. To the use of Agnes Glenister, then his wife. Fine 5s. She was admitted, not infringing anyone's right.
William Glenister died since the last court seised of a messuage and 40 acres in Shipton. William Glenister is his son and heir. Fine £4, heriot a horse worth 40s.

Robert Hatton died since the last court seised of a cottage in Winslow. Heriot a cow worth 20s. William Hatton is his son and nearest heir. Rent 3d, fine 5d.

John Bowden died since the last court seised of a messuage and quarter-virgate in Granborow. Robert Bowden is his nearest heir. Fine 15s, heriot 6s 8d by composition.

John Mead now deceased on his deathbed surrendered by John Illing and Anthony Okely a cottage with pightle and three half-acres in Little Horwood. To the use of Elianor Mead then his wife for her life, reversion to John's rightful heirs. Rent 9d, fine 5s, heriot 8s by composition.

William Perry since the last court surrendered 2 roods in Granborow to Robert Perry. Fine 12d, fealty respited because he is an infant.

Walter Grant now deceased surrendered by Robert Lowndes and Thomas Bull 2 acres in the fields of Winslow:

To the use of Daniel Seere. Rent 6d, fine 4s.

William Perry died since the last court seised of a tenement with common of pasture for one cow in Granborow. William Perry is his son and nearest heir. Fine 5s, heriot 12s by composition.

Thomas Stevens now deceased surrendered by John Sheffeild and William Glenister 1 acre of meadow in Demeram and 1 acre of land extending to Buckingham way next to Thomas Miller's piece of land. To the use of Agnes Stevens his wife, on trust that they be sold and the money arising be disposed for the convenience and utility of Thomas' married daughters. Rent 6d, fine 5s, heriot a mare worth 30s. Agnes was admitted, not infringing anyone's right.

Robert Michell died since the last court seised of a cottage in Winslow in the occupation of Thomas Ashbey. Ralph Michell was then his son and heir. Since the decease of Robert and before this court, Ralph also died so seised. Thomas Michell is his brother and nearest heir, aged about 2. Thomas came by Joseph Ruddiard his guardian and sought admission. Fine 5s, heriot 6s 8d by composition.

[f.12v] Roger Wirrall and Elizabeth his wife surrendered a messuage in Granborow and 27 acres which he lately had on the surrender of Richard Wirrall his father. To the use of Richard Edmonds gent. Plea of common recovery: Robert Powers complained, Roger called Michael Walker to warranty, Peter Fige gent. bailiff and minister of the court delivered seisin. All surrendered to Nicholas Wyat, a son of William Wyat, and the heirs of his body, or for want of such issue to William and Robert Wyat, two other sons of William. Rent 10s 4d, fine £2 14s, no heriot.

The court baron held on 18 July 18 Charles at the petition of Ursula Stiles widow for common recovery remains in the charters.


Court baron, 10 April 1643

Winslow with members. Court Baron of the Rt Hon. Randell Earl of Antrim and the most illustrious Katherine, Duchess of Bucks, his wife, in the duchess's right, held there on 10 April 19 Charles 1643.

Homage:
Peter Fige jr gent., William Lownds gent., Daniel Seere, Nicholas Overing
Robert Shelton, Henry Norman, Thomas Kirby, Richard Cowper
Arthur Smith gent., John Williat, Henry Curtis & John Illing

Richard Edmonds gent. surrendered 1½ virgates of arable land, leys and pasture in the fields of Little Horwood, now or late in the tenure of John Barton. To the use of William Grange son of Robert Grange, on condition that the surrender will be void if Richard pays him £150 on 13 April 1646 at the now dwelling-house of Robert Grange in Little Horwood. Fine £4 10s. [See a dispute about this in 1661]

William Benbow surrendered 3 acres of arable land and leys in the fields of Winslow:

To the use of Samuel Rawlins. Rent 9d, fine 6d.

By William Rushton, deputy steward

Copyright 6 April, 2018