View of frankpledge and court baron, 9 October 1646

Centre for Bucks Studies D175/1 (cont.)

Translated from Latin.

[f.16v] Winslow with members. Court of View of Frankpledge with Court Baron held 9 October 22 Charles 1646.

Essoins as in the charter of tenants and residents.

Homage for the lord king and lord of the manor sworn:
Winslow: John Paxton, Henry Pym, William Hogson, Thomas Kirby, Daniel Seere, William Norman
Shipton: William Glenister, Thomas Glenister, Ralph Phipps, Thomas Miller, Robert Elliott
Granborow: Benedict Holland, Thomas Stevens, Thomas Mountagu, George Rutland, Benedict Holland sr
Little Horwood: George Williat, Henry Curtis, Francis Cowper, John Illing, Robert Hawkins

Default by tenants:
John Adams 12d, John Grange 12d, John Barret 12d, John Bent 6d, William Burrow 6d, Richard Eldridge 6d, Robert Illing 6d, Alice Kynaston 6d, Thomas Lee 6d
Nicholas Miller 6d, Edward Norman 6d, Thomas Snow 6d, Hugh Seaton jr 6d, Edward Tomlyn 6d, John Snow 6d, Robert Goodspeed 6d, Francis
Hartnoll 6d, Thomas Hale 6d, William Hawten 6d, Henry Stevens sr 6d, Henry Stevens jr 6d, William Wyat 6d, Nicholas Wyat 6d, Richard Wirrall 6d
John Wirrall 6d, Henry Fitkyn [=Pitkyn], George Hobbes 6d, John Mead 6d, William Pallady 6d and Richard Tomlyn 6d

Default by residents: Humfrey Bucher 4d, Thomas Law 4d, Benedict Glenister 4d, William Browne 4d, Edward Richardson 4d, George Cowper 4d
William Webb 4d, John Crosse 4d, Ralph Porter 4d, Thomas Benbow 4d, Thomas Robson 4d, Edward Allin 4d, Robert Lownds jr 4d, John Branford 4d
Christopher King 4d, John Bayly 4d, Philip Bally 4d, John Mun 4d, Isity [sic] Lynney 4d, Jerome Gilbert 4d, Thomas Daniell 4d, William Daniel 4d
Richard Shelton 4d, William Spooner 4d, William Pease 4d, William Ellis 4d, Robert Wells 4d, John Kirby 4d, Thomas Couper 4d, Robert Gibbs 4d, Thomas Norket 4d
Christopher Biggs 4d, John Glenister 4d, Thomas Tomes 4d, Richard Rogers 4d, George Gardiner 4d, Abraham Prentice 4d, Edward Elliott 4d, Robert
Holt 4d, Thomas Broun 4d, John Jones 4d, Thomas Pearson 4d, Francis Smith 4d, Robert Holt 4d, Thomas Whitmill 4d, Robert Cook 4d, William
Wirrall 4d, Richard Dover 4d, Edward Maine 4d and Roger Butler 4d

John Miller 2s 6d and John Sheffeild 2s 6d overseers of the orders for Shipton negligently exercised the office; therefore each amerced.

Ralph Phipps broke the common park; therefore amerced 3s 4d.

Edward Kynaston committed the same offence; therefore amerced 3s 4d.

Ralph Phipps ploughed on the king's highway lying between the fields of Winslow and Shipton and on the common; therefore amerced 6s 8d.

Affirmed by John Paxton, Henry Pym, William Glenister, Benedict Holland and George Williat.

Winslow: The constables remain in office.
Tithingmen: Nicholas Overing and Thomas Robinson were chosen and sworn.

Granborow: Constables: Thomas Montagu and Hugh Stevens remain and were sworn again.
Tithingmen: Richard Dover and Henry Smith were chosen and sworn. [Presumably this refers to Little Horwood]

Little Horwood: Constables: Richard Dover and Henry Smith were chosen and sworn.

Court Baron

Thomas [sic] Bowden and Elizabeth his wife surrendered a messuage and half-virgate of land in Granborow now in the occupation of Roger Wirrall. To the use of Roger Wirrall. Rent 6s, fine 30s, heriot [blank] by composition. Richard Thorpe complained on a plea of land: a messuage, 24 acres of land, 6 acres of pasture. Plea of common recovery: Roger called to warranty Robert [sic] Bowden and Elizabeth his wife. Robert and Elizabeth called Michael Walker. Peter Fige jr gent. bailiff delivered seisin. Richard Thorpe and Thomas [sic] Bowden surrendered to Roger.

William Grant alias Miller and Elizabeth his wife surrendered 2 acres in the fields of Winslow:

To the use of Richard Wilson. Rent 6d, fine 4s.

Peter Jackson, a customary tenant, died since the last court seised of a cottage in Winslow. Peter Jackson is his son and nearest heir, and sought admission by Peter Fige sr his attorned. Fine 5s, heriot 12d by composition.

[f.15r] Richard Edmonds gent. and Jane his wife surrendered 1 acre 1 rood in the fields of Granborowe to Henry Stevens. Rent 4d, fine 2s 6d.

John Smith son of Arthur Smith since the last court surrendered all his lands, ley and meadow in Little Horwood and the Pasture Close (except 10 acres which he lately had on the surrender of Richard Barton). To the use of the said Arthur Smith. Rent 5s 10½d, fine £3.
He also surrendered the 10 acres to Arthur Smith son of Henry Smith. Rent 2s 6d, fine 20s, heriot 1 selion of wheat worth 15s. [margin: 15s by composition]

John Shelton sr died since the last court seised of 6 acres in the fields of Winslow. Richard Shelton is his nearest heir. Rent 18d, fine 12s, heriot by composition 5s.

Anthony Stiles gent. died since the last court seised of a messuage and 2 virgates of land in Little Horwood. Elizabeth Stiles his daughter is his nearest heir, aged 7. She sought admission by Elizabeth Stiles her mother and guardian. Fine £6, heriot 1 selion of wheat worth 15s. Fealty respited; guardianship to Elizabeth her mother, to render account when she comes of age.

John Pitkin since the last court surrendered a messuage in Granborow now in the occupation of Jane Pitkyn and 33 acres of land and ley in the fields of Granborow and common of pasture for 6 beasts and 63 sheep. To the use of Benedict Pitkyn his brother. Rent 8s 3d, fine £3 6s, heriot 1 selion of wheat worth 15s. He was admitted, saving the right of Benedict's mother Jane Pitkyn in the messuage and 5 acres for the term of her life.

William Grant alias Miller and Elizabeth his wife surrendered 19 acres in the fields of Winslow. To the use of John Grant alias Miller. Rent 4s 9d, fine 38s, heriot [blank].
They also surrendered 1 acre of land abutting on Hollow furrow in Stone feild next to the "highway" towards the west. To the use of Richard Udwyn. Rent 3d, fine 2s.

John Miller and Joan his wife surrendered 6 selions of land with the "Picks" containing 3 acres lying together at Smallidoles in New Mill feild, Nicholas Spooner east. To the use of Benjamin Leach. Rent 9d, fine 6s.

John Barret surrendered a cottage and 2 acres in Little Horwood to John Barret his son. Rent 7d, fine 5s, heriot 5s by composition.

At the court on 29 April 21 Charles [1645] it was found that John Hughes died before the court seised of a cottage in Granborow, and Robert Hughes was his son and heir. Heriot of 6s by composition arose. Robert at that court before his admission surrendered to one William Hawten. Now came Robert and paid the 5s fine. Robert and Joan his wife surrendered the cottage to William Hawten and renounced all claim.

William Lea died since the last court seised of a cottage in Winslow. Henry Lea is his son and nearest heir. Rent 3d, fine 5s, heriot 12d and no more because poor.

Robert Benbow and Jane his wife remised to Robert Stevens all right and claim by reason of dower or otherwise to 1 acre of land at Stone abutting on Granbrow brooke.

Robert Bowden and Elizabeth his wife surrendered 3 acres in the fields of Granborow to Thomas Bowden. Rent 9d, fine 6s.
They surrendered 2 acres to Richard Thorpe and the heirs of his body, or for want of such heirs to Hugh Thorpe his brother. Rent 6d, fine 4s.
They surrendered 1 acre to Henry Stevens. Rent 3d, fine 2s.

Thomas Bowden and Katherine his wife surrendered 3 acres in Granborow which they had at this court on the surrender of Robert Bowden and Elizabeth his wife. To the use of Maurice Griffith clerk, on condition that the surrender will be void if Thomas pays him £15 14s: £1 13s 4d each All Saints Day at the south porch of the parish church of East Claydon until the full sum is paid. Fine 6s.

Nicholas Overing died since the last court seised of 12 acres in the fields of Winslow. Nicholas Overing is his son and nearest heir. Fine 24s, heriot a cow.

[f.15v] Nicholas Overing surrendered a messuage in Winslow in which he lately lived and all his customary lands in the fields of Winslow (except 4 acres lying together on the west side of Cowmead Close). To the use of himself and Mary his wife and the heirs of their bodies, and for want of such issue to Nicholas' rightful heirs. Fine 16s.

Edward Pleistead died since the last court seised of a messuage in Winslow. Margery Hogson now wife of William Hogson is his daughter and nearest heir. Rent 12d, fine 5s, heriot by composition 5s.

Thomas Barbor died since the last court seised of a cottage and 1 acre in Little Horwood with common of pasture for 2 beasts and 1 "breeder", a mare and foal and 5 sheep. John Barbor is his son and nearest heir. Rent 4d, fine 5s, heriot arises [margin: in kind].
John Barbor and Ann his wife surrendered to John Jurdon and Alice his wife and John Jurdon's heirs. Fine 5s, heriot 5s by composition.

Thomas Deane alias Lea and Katherine his wife surrendered 6 selions containing 3 acres lying together in Demram feild over Burns bush furlong, William Lownds north. To the use of Thomas Barton. Rent 9d, fine 6s, heriot by composition 5s.

At the court on 29 April 1645 it was found that John Snow before that court, lying on his deathbed, surrendered by William Norman a messuage and all his lands in the fields of Shipton containing 28 acres. To the use of Joan Snow then his wife and Alice Snow then wife of Richard Snow for their lives, and then to John Snow, son of Richard and Alice. At that court Alice was admitted, and has since died. To this court came Joan and sought admission, to hold for her life with reversion to John son of Richard Snow. Fine £2 16s; heriot a cow worth £1 6s 8d paid at John's death.

Thomas Thornton died since the last court seised of a small cottage in Winslow. Thomas Thornton is his son and nearest heir. Rent 4d, fine 5s, heriot by composition 5s.

At the last court it was found that John Wirrall died before that court seised of 1½ acres and common of pasture for 1 cow in Granborow, and William Wirrall was his brother and nearest heir. William now sought admission. Rent 12d, fine 3s, heriot by composition 12d.

John Robinson died since the last court seised of a cottage in Little Horwood. John Robinson is his nearest heir and under age. Rent 1d, fine 5s, heriot 12d. John Lamborne was admitted guardian, on account to be rendered etc.

William Grant alias Miller and Elizabeth his wife surrendered 5 acres in the fields of Winslow:

To the use of Benjamin Anstey. Rent 15d, fine 10s.

John Grant alias Miller and Joan his wife surrendered 5 roods or ridges containing 2 acres lying over Trowbridge furlong, William Lownds north. To the use of John Hogson. Rent 6d, fine 4s.

Thomas Grant alias Miller surrendered a messuage in Shipton and 12 acres in the fields of Winslow:

To the use of Francis Dodsworth gent., on condition that the surrender will be void if Thomas pays him £4 on 10 April next and 10 Oct 1647 and £104 on 10 April 1648, at Francis' now dwelling-house in Whaddon Parke commonly called Whaddon Parke Lodge. Fine 24s.

Peter Fige sr gent. and Elizabeth his wife and Peter Fige jr gent. and Martha his wife surrendered:

To the use of John Kirby. Rent 13½d, fine 17s.
[f.16r] William Stevens complained against John Kirby on a plea of land: 5 acres of land, 2 acres of meadow, 2 acres of pasture. Procedure of common recovery: Peter and Martha called Michael Walker to warranty; Peter Fige sr bailiff of the manor delivered seisin. All surrendered to Peter Fige jr.
Peter Fige jr and Martha his wife then surrendered 2 acres in Shipton [as above] and 4 acres at Clerksfurlong way [as above]. To the use of Benjamin Leach. Rent 18d, fine 12s.
They surrendered Hobhutchin Close to John Kirby. Rent 4½d, fine 3s.
They surrendered 1 acre over Change furlong to Thomas Barton. Rent 3d, fine 2s.


Court baron, 11 December 1646

Winslow with members. Court Baron held 11 December 22 Charles 1646.

Homage sworn:
Peter Fige sr gent., Henry Pym, John Miller, Robert Lownds, Hugh Seaton sr
Andrew Stutsbury, Robert Hale, Thomas Kirby, Benjamin Leach
William Hogson, Michael Norman, Robert Benbow, William Norman

Richard Edmonds and Jane his wife on 23 Nov last surrendered by the steward in the person of William Norman and Benjamin Leach a messuage in Shipton now in the occupation of Abraham Prentice and all their customary lands in the fields of Shipton containing a virgate and 3 acres and also common of pasture for seven cows and thirty sheep. To the use of William Townsend who now came to the court and sought admission. Rent 10s 1½d, fine £3 6s.

Valentine Fige and Margaret his wife on 23 Oct last surrendered by the hands of the steward in the person of Samuel Rawlins and Benjamin Leach a piece of land in the fields of Winslow called Clerkes furlong way containing 1½ acres with the hedge growing on it. To the use of Robert Hale who now came to the court and sought admission. Rent 4½d, fine 3s.

William Miller and Elizabeth his wife in full court surrendered a messuage in Winslow now in the occupation of William or his assigns. To the use of John Kirby, who sought admission. Rent 8d, fine 5s, heriot by composition 10s.
[This might refer to 8-10 Horn Street]

Robet Benbow and Jane his wife in full court surrendered a half-acre of land over Brach furlong between the land of William Lownds west and John Paxton east. To the use of Michael Norman, who sought admission. Rent 1½d, fine 12d.
They also remised to Anthony Holding, being in full possession, all claim to 2 acres of land lying together in the fields of Winslow which Anthony lately had on Robert's surrender.


Court baron, 26 February 1646/7

[f.16v] Winslow with members. Court Baron held 26 February 22 Charles 1646.

Homage sworn:
Peter Fige sr gent., Daniel Seere, Benedict Leach, Nicholas Brinsall
Thomas Kirbey, John Kirbey, Richard Shelton, Henry Pym
Thomas Shilborne, Andrew Stutsbury, Ralph Phipps and Thomas Glenister

John Burt and Margaret his wife surrendered a cottage in Shipton and three orchards adjoining the cottage late Stevens, and 55 acres of arable land, ley, pasture and meadow in the fields of Shipton, Winslow and Granborow which John lately had on the surrender of Robert Burt and Margaret his wife. To the use of John Henley. Rent 14s 5d, fine £5 10s, heriot 16s by composition. John Henley was admitted, saving the right of Robert Burt for the term of his life in the cottage and 20 acres by copy of court roll.
[This seems to mark the arrival of the Henl(e)y family in Shipton, who were very prominent for over a century.]

John Barton and Alice his wife surrendered a messuage in Little Horwood now in the occupation of Emanuel Ward, 1 rood of land at Shucklow, and 8 acres in the fields of Little Horwood. To the use of Thomas Ward. Fine 16s 6d. Richard Weston complained on a plea of land of a messuage and 1 rood at Shucklow. Procedure of common recovery: John and Alice called Michael Walker to warranty; Peter Fige jr bailiff delivered seisin. All surrendered to Thomas Ward.

John Barton surrendered a messuage in Little Horwood and a close containing 5 acres. To his own use for his life, then to John Barton his son. Fine 10s.

End of this court

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