Court Baron, 27 October 1653

Centre for Bucks Studies D175/6

Originals in English. Most entries have been summarised, retaining original spelling. Punctuation has been added.

The Court Baron of the right hono(ura)ble Maior Generall Phillipp Skippon there held the seaven and twentieth day of October one thousand sixe hundred Fifty and foure

The Homage 

William Lowndes gent
Daniell Seare 
Beniamyn Leach
John Hogston
Henry Wyatt
John Miller    
Sworne    
Richard Phippes
John Henly th'elder
William Norman
William Townsend
Benedict Holland
Robert Stevens 
Sworne

Hanna Stevens widdowe did surrender:

To the use of John Baven. Rent 16d, fine 6s, har(iot) nothinge.
[Susanna Bavin sold the land in 1692]

[Richard Thorpe to William Thorpe, Granborough]

Ex. by Oliver Lawrence Steward there

[f.1v] George Sherwood and Anne his wife did surrender 4½ acres of land in the Feildes of Shipton:

To the use of John Cooke of Newbery Berks. Rent 13d, fine 9s, harriott 6s 8d by composition.

Thomas Stevens who held one Messuage and three quarters of a yard land except foure acres <died> seised thereof and [blank] his wife who held the same for the terme of her life since the last Court dyed and John Stevens is the sonne & next heire to the said Thomas. Fine 37s; harriott was paid upon the death of Thomas.

Thomas Tomlyn did surrender ½ acre in Blackgrove furlong in Blackgrove feild in Shipton. To the use of the said Thomas for the terme of his life and after his decease to the use of Jone Tomlyn his daughter. Rent 1½d, fine 12d, harriott 12d by composition.

Thomas Shilborne who held one Cottage in Winslowe since the last Court dyed in Ireland. Mary Betts is his daughter & heire. Fine 5s, harriott nothinge.
[This Thomas seems to have been the uncle of the Parliamentary commander Col. Thomas Shilborn of Stewkley who also died in Ireland]

Peter Fygge the younger gent, Martha his wife & Peter Fygg th'elder gent \& Rebecca Gerrard widdowe/ did surrender one Close of pasture & meadowe in Winslowe conteyninge 5 acres called Home close joyninge to the orchard & yard of the said Peter. To the use of Stephen Chalke upon condition that if Peter the younger pay £4 10s on 28 Aprill next and £154 10s upon 28 Oct 1654, this surrender to be voyd. Fine 10s, har(iot) nothinge.

Thomas Glenester, Luce his wife & Francis Dodsworth gent <surrendered> 2 yeards of meadowe in Lower Knole in Shipton, William Short east. To the use of William Short. Rent 1½d, Fine 12d, harriott nothinge because the said Thomas hath other landes.

[2r] Thomas Miller did surrender one Messuage in Shipton and the close there called the home close joyninge to Thomas Glenesters yard conteyninge 1½ acres. To the use of Francis Dodsworth gent upon condition that if Thomas pay 30s on 27 Aprill next and £51 10s on 28 Oct 1654, this surrender to be voyd. Fine 5s, harriott nothinge.

Robert Elliott did surrender one Close of pasture in Blackgrove Feild in Shipton joyninge to the yard belonginge to the Messuage wherein Robert nowe dwelleth cont 2 acres, and 1 acre of land in Change furlonge in Winslowe. To the use of Francis Dodsworth gent upon Condition that if Robert pay £30 18s on 28 Aprill next, this surrender to bee voyd. Fine 6s; harriott nothinge.

[Richard Grace to Mathew Dancer, Granborough]

Thomas Grant did surrender 4 leyes conteyninge 2 acres lyinge upon Westwell and adjoyninge to the Messuage wherein Thomas nowe dwelleth in Winslowe. To the use of Edward Mitchell upon Condition that if Thomas pay 24s on 28 Oct 1654 and 1655 and £21 4s on 28 Oct 1656 this surrender to bee voyd. Fine 4s, har(iot) nothinge.
[The later history of the land and house can be found in the Lowndes notebook; William Lowndes bought them in 1716]

Nicholas Mitchell did surrender halfe of 5 acres of meadowe in Demeram Feild in Sparlowe furlong next Twelve acres north in Winslowe. To the use of Frances Mitchell. Rent 7½d, fine 5s, harriott nothinge.

Nicholas Mitchell did surrender halfe of 5 acres of meadowe in Demeram Feild in Sparlowe furlong next the land of Richard Shelton south. To the use of George Spratley and Alce his wife for terme of theire lives and after thire decease to the use of the heires of George. Rent 7½d, fine 5s, harriott nothinge.

Ex. by Oliver Lawrence Steward there

[f.2v] Nicholas Sponer did surrender one Messuage wherein hee nowe dwelleth, Thomas Snowe east, and all his landes conteyning foure score acres lyinge in the Feildes of Winslowe & Granborowe. To the use of William Sponer and his heires. Fine £8, har(iot) nothinge.
[This seems to have been a marriage settlement for William Spooner (1624-98), Nicholas' son]

Samuell Rawlins and Mary his wife did surrender one Messuage wherein hee dwelles and 3 acres of land in Winslowe:

To the use of Rebecca Gerrard widdowe upon Condition that if Samuell pay 30s on 28 Aprill next and £51 10s on 28 Oct 1654, this surrender to be voyde. Fine 6s, har(iot) nothinge.
[Samuel Rawlins in 1634 "abused Peter Fige of Winslow as he was coming to make proof of his gentry"; Peter was Rebecca Gerrard's father]


Court Baron, 22 December 1653

The Court Baron of the right hono(ura)ble Maior Generall Phillipp Skippon there held the two and twentieth day of December one thousand sixe hundred Fifty and three

The homage: Peter Fygg the younger gent, William Maynard, Emanuell Ward, John Barton, Thomas Warde, Thomas Mountague: sworne.

[Little Horwood: Richard Stevens to James Selby; William Maynard & John Jorden to Thomas Adams; John Barton to Nicholas Brinsall]

[f.3r] William Ellis who held one Cottage in Winslowe on 27 Oct 1651 did surrender the same to the use of him and Margarett his wife for life and after theire decease to the use of Jane Ellis his daughter. Since the last court William dyed and Margarett is livinge. There happened to the Lord upon the death of William one old dune horse price 10s for a harriott which is delivered to the Lordes bayliffe.
[The cottage was a bay and a half of Robert Illing's. Jane Ellis married William Cle(y)don in 1659.]


Court Baron, 19 January 1653/4

The Court Baron of the right hono(ura)ble Maior Generall Phillipp Skippon there held the nineteenth day of January one thousand sixe hundred Fifty and three

The Homage: William Lowndes gent, Peter Fygge, Andrewe Studsbery, Henry Norman, Michaell Norman, Richard Shelton: sworne

John Shelton did surrender one Close of pasture in Winslowe conteyninge an acre, the Close of Thomas Snowe east; and 2 acres in Arsemeade, the Berry lands east and Mr Edmondes west and shotinge upon the highway next to Shoulder of mutton. To the use of Thomas Carpenter, upon condition that if John pay 36s on 20 Jan 1654 and 1655 and £31 16s on 20 Jan 1656, this surrender to bee voyde. Fine 6s, harr(iot) nothinge.

[Henry Pitkin, Little Horwood; William Mulbery otherwise Smith to Edward Markeham & Thomas Pitkin, Little Horwood]


Court Baron, 2 February 1653/4

The Court Baron of the right hono(ura)ble Maior Generall Phillipp Skippon there held the second day of February one thousand sixe hundred Fiftye and three

The homage: Peter Fygge, Bennett Glenester, Thomas Miller, Thomas Glenester, Michaell Norman, Andrewe Studsbery: sworne

John Robinson and Thomas Robinson did surrender one Messuage in Winslowe & 38 acres in Winslowe and Shipton. To the use of John Haislocke Cittezen and Chirurgion of London, upon condition that if John and Thomas pay £12 12s on 3 Feb 1654, £6 6s on 3 Aug 1655 and 3 Feb 1655 and 3 Aug 1666, and £216 6s on 3 Feb 1656, this surrender to bee voyde. Fine £3 16s, har(iot) nothinge.

Ex. by Oliver Lawrence Steward there


Court Baron, 10 April 1654

[f.3v] The Court Baron of the right hono(ura)ble Maior Generall Phillipp Skippon there held the tenth day of Aprill one thousand sixe hundred Fifty and foure

The Homage: Peter Fygge the younger, Benedict Holland th'elder, Benedict Holland of the Pound, Joseph Holliday, Beniamyn Leech, Henry Pym the younger, William Sponer, Thomas Bowden: sworne

[Henry Stevens & William Stevens to John Thorpe & Henry Stevens, Granborough]

Thomas Barton did surrender one Messuage wherein he nowe dwelleth and the Close thereto belonginge cont 1 acre; & 6 ridges lyinge togeather conteyninge 2 acres in Demerum Feild in Winslowe shotinge downe to Cleydon brooke, Robert Lowndes east, Daniell Seare west. To the use of Thomas Bowers, upon condition that if Thomas Barton pay Thomas Barton the yearly summe of £10 for & duringe the terme of 8 yeares upon 24 Oct & 24 Apr, this surrender to bee voyde. Fine 6s, har(iot) nothinge.


Court Baron, 27 March 1654

[f.4r] The Court Baron of the right hono(ura)ble Maior Generall Phillipp Skippon there held the seaven and twentieth day of March in the yeare of our Lord one thousand sixe hundred Fifty and foure

The Homage 

Peter Fygg the younger
John Hogston
Henry Wyatt
Richard Wilson
Thomas Barton
Christofer Bigges   
   
Robert Udden
John Miller
George Elliott 
William Sponer
Robert Lowndes
Henry Pym 
sworne

Robert Lowndes did surrender 25 acres in Winslowe:

To the use of James Spencer. Fine 50s, har(iot) nothinge. Peter Fygge th'elder gent complaynes against James Spencer of a plea of land. [Plea of common recovery:] James voucheth to warrant Robert Lowndes who voucheth to warrant Robert Gibbes. Peter Fygge the younger gent who was made cheif bayliffe of the Mannor for this turne certified that hee delivered unto Peter full seisin. Peter and Robert did surrender & release the premisses to the use of James Spencer upon condition that if Robert

Ex. by Oliver Lawrence Steward there

[f.4v] pay £4 5s on 29 Sep next and 25 March 1655 and £147 on 1 Oct 1655 at the nowe dwellinge house of James in Ivingoe, this surrender to be voyde. Fine as above.

Thomas Glenister the younger did surrender one Messuage in Winslowe. To the use of Francis Woodcocke upon condition that if Thomas pay the yearely summe of £4 for 8 yeares upon 29 Sep and 29 March, the first payment to begin 29 Sep next, this surrender to bee voyde. Fine 5s, har(iot) nothinge.


Court Baron, 1 June 1654

The Court Baron of the right hono(ura)ble Maior Generall Phillipp Skippon there held the two and twentieth day of June one thousand sixe hundred Fifty and foure

The homage: Peter Fygge, Andrewe Studsbery, Christofer Bigges sworne

Richard Phippes did surrender all his land in Winslowe conteyninge 10 acres. To the use of Thomas Grassum upon condition that if Richard pay 30s on 2 Dec 1654-1660 and £51 10s on 2 June 1661, this surrender to bee voyde. Fine 20s, har(iot) nothinge.


Court Baron, 22 June 1654

The Court Baron of the right hono(ura)ble Maior Generall Phillipp Skippon there held the two and twentieth day of June one thousand sixe hundred Fifty and foure

The Homage 

John Paxton gent
Henry Pym th'elder 
Roger Worrall
Benedict Holland of the pound
Rob(er)t Stevens
John Henly th'elder    
Sworne    
John Henley the younger
William Townsend
John Hogston  
Thomas Kirbye
Hugh Seaton th'elder
Thomas Barton 
Sworne

To this Court came Richard Edmondes gent and Judith his wife Oliver Deereman and Margarett his wife the said Judith and Margarett beinge alone & secretly examined by the steward of the Manno(r) aforesaid and in full Court they did Surrender into the handes of the Lord by the handes of his Steward One Messuage or Tenem(en)t barnes orchardes & gardens & the Close to the said Messuage adioyninge & belonging conteyninge three acres and all the landes arrable pasture & meadowe ground of them the said Richard Edmondes & Oliver Deereman conteyninge threescore & seaventeene acres w(hi)ch said Messuage and landes are lyinge & beinge in Winslowe aforesaid and nowe in the tenure or occupation of John Miller and the said Richard Edmondes theire assignee or assignes Except free lib(er)ty of ingresse egresse & regresse att all convenient tymes for the said Richard Edmondes his heires & assignes into & through the yard of the said Messuage for Carts and cariages to cary & recary any wood hay corne & dung to & from the yard belonginge  to the house comonly called the Swanne in Winslowe To the use and behoofe of John Townsend  sonne of Martin Townsend of Hinton in the County of North(amp)ton gent and his heires for ever  And nowe att this Court came the aforesaid John Townsend and prayed to bee admitted to the p(re)misses  To whome the Lord by his steward granted seisin thereof To hold to the said John Townsend and his heires by the Rodd att the will of the Lord accordinge to the Custome of the Manno(r) by yearely Rent suite of Court harriott & the services therefore due and of right accustomed  And giveth to the Lord for a Fine viij li har(riot) nothinge because &c. and is admitted Tennant & has made his fealtye

[f.5r] [A procedure of common recovery follows: John Henlye the younger claims from John Townsend on a plea of land a messuage, 45 acres of land, 20 acres of meadowe and 15 acres of pasture.  JT calls to warrant Richard Edmondes.  RE calls to warrant Robert Gibbes.  JH is to recover seisin.  Peter Fygge the younger gent who was made "cheife bayliffe for this turne" certified that he delivered seisin.  JH surrendered the premisses to the use of JT.]

The full extent of Richard Edmonds' property may be shown in a terrier of c.1635. He inherited from his father William in 1632. He was the nephew by marriage of Peter Fyge and Robert Maynwaring. He is later referred to as being of the City of Westminster, gent.

William Hogston did surrender one parcell of sworde ground conteyninge a Roode lyinge att th'ende of Change furlonge in Old mill feild, hadinge 5 langes of the said Thomas Barton lyinge north and William Hogston south. To the use of Thomas Barton. Rent 1d, fine 6s, har(iot) nothinge.


Court Baron, 28 July 1654

The Court Baron of the right hono(ura)ble Maior Generall Phillipp Skippon there held the eight and twentieth day of June one thousand sixe hundred Fifty & foure

The homage: John Paxton gent, Richard Hodgkin, Thomas Kerbye
Andrew Studsbery, Henry Norman, Richard Wilson
Bennett Glenister, Michaell Norman, Henry Pym jun
John Shelton, Christofer Bigge, Edward Hobcrafte sworne

Robert Lowndes and Elizabeth his wife did surrender:

To the use of Richard Edmondes of the Cittye of Westminster gent. Fine 18s, har(iot) nothinge. [Plea of common recovery:] Edward Redwell complaineth against Richard Edmondes of a plea of land.
[f.5v] Robert Lowndes voucheth to warrant Robert Gibbes. The Cheife bayliffe for this turne Peter Fygg the younger gent certified that hee delivered to Edward seisin. Edward and Richard did surrender to the use of Robert Lowndes. Fine as above. Robert and Elizabeth did surrender the premisses to the use of Richard Edmondes upon condition that if Robert pay att the Sheriffe of Middlesex seate in Westminster hall the summe of £7 4s on 29 Jan next, 29 July 1655, 29 Jan 1655, 29 July 1656, 29 Jan 1656, and £247 on 29 July 1657, this surrender to be voyde. Fine as before.

Ex. by Oliver Lawrence Steward there


Court Baron, 18 Oct 1654

[f.6r] The Veiwe of Frank pledge with the Court Baron of the right hono(ura)ble Maior Generall Phillipp Skippon one of the Councill of his highnes the Lord Protector there held the eighteenth day of October one thousand sixe hundred Fiftye & foure

The Inquest for the Lord Protector:
John Paxton gent, John Miller, Daniell Seare, Henry Pym the younger, Thomas Kerbye, William Illinge, John Hogston, Hugh Seaton, Robert Bowden: sworne
George Rutland, William Norman, John Thorpe the younger, John Holland, Thomas Mountague, Joseph Halliday, John Henley the younger, Thomas Curtis: sworne

Of the Court Baron

The homage: John Paxton gent, John Miller, Daniell Seare, Henry Pym the younger, John Hogston, Thomas Kerbye, Hugh Seaton, Robert Lowndes the younger, William Illinge, Thomas Curtis, Emanuell Ward, John Barton: sworne
Robert Hawkings, Richard Phippes, John Henley the younger, William Townsend, William Norman, Thomas Mountague, Robert Bowden, George Rutland, John Thorpe the younger, Joseph Hollidaye, John Holland: sworne

William Short and Elizabeth his wife did surrender 3½ acres of land and meadowe ground in Shipton. To the use of William Townsend. Rent 10½d, fine 7s, har(iot) by Composition 8s.

John Sheffeild did surrender 1 acre in Shipton: one land on Over Knowle, John Miller north, John Henley south; one land on Bridge furlonge, Thomas Miller east. To the use of Thomas Dandrige. Rent 3d, fine 12d, har(iot) nothinge.

Alce Kenaston widdowe did surrender All that Messuage which is behind the Messuage wherein the said Alce dwelleth & the yard so far as Mr Paxtons peare tree & 2 acres of land & 2 yerdes on the backe side of the said Messuage. To the use of Alice for terme of her life and after her decease to the use of John Kenaston. Fine 5s, har(iot) nothinge.

[Thomas Grace, Little Horwood; John Tomlyn to Frances Taplin, Little Horwood]

Ex. by Oliver Lawrence Steward there

[f.6v] Thomas Glenister, Luce his wife & Francis Dodsworth gent did surrender 10½ acres of land in Shipton & Winslowe:

To the use of Benett Glenister. Rent 2s 7½d, fine 21s, har(iot) nothinge.

William White did surrender 1 acre in Shipton: 1 land in Upper Clay furlong, Robert Elliott east; 1 land in Walles, Thomas Miller south. to the use of Francis Glenister. Fine 2s, harriott 3s 4d by Compositoin.

[Henry Varney, Little Horwood]

Michaell Norman and Mary his wife did surrender One Tenement in Winslowe in the occupation of Robert Wells. To the use of Daniell Seare. Fine 5s, har(iot) nothinge.

John Shelton and Bridgett his wife did surrender 1 acre of arrable land att Orill Hill in Newe Millfeild in Winslowe, William Hogston south. To the use of Andrewe Studsbery. Fine 2s, har(iot) nothinge.

[Thomas Grace, Granborough]

Richard Tomlin who held a Tenement, 1 acre of land & 2 Cowes Comons in Shipton since the last Court dyed seised thereof. William Tomlin is his brother & next heire. Fine 5s, har(iot) 2s 6d.

[f.7r] Att this Court it is found by the Homage that William Lowndes who held of the Lord by Coppy one acre of land att Dudslowe in Winslowe since the last Court died seised thereof and that Robert Lowndes  is his sonne & next heire And nowe att this Court came the said Robert Lowndes and prayed to be admitted to the premisses To whome the Lord by his Steward granted seisin thereof To hold to the said Robert Lowndes and his heires by the Rodd att the will of the Lord accordinge to the Custome of the Mann(o)r by Rent suite of Court harrio)t and other services therefore due and of right accustomed and giveth to the Lord for a Fine ijs and for a harriot one blacke [sic] price xxjs which is delivered to the Lordes bayliffe is admitted Tennant and hath done his fealty

To this Court came Robert Lowndes and in full Court did Surrender into the handes of the of the Lord by the handes of the steward one acre of land att Dudslowe in Winslowe To the use and behoofe of Thomas Pitkin and his heires for ever And nowe att this Court came the aforesaid Thomas Pitkin and prayed to bee admitted to the premisses To whome the Lord by his Steward granted seisin thereof To hold to the said Thomas  Pitkin and his heires by the Rodd ... for Fine ijs har(riot) nothinge & is admitted Tennant and hath done his fealtye

To this Court came John Stevens and in full Court did Surrender into the handes of the of the Lord by the handes of the steward one Messuage and three quarters of a yard land in Granborowe except for one acre formerly surrendred unto him To the use and behoofe of the said John & Elizabeth for terme of their lives & the life of the longer liver of them and after theire decease to the use of the heires of the said John Stevens for ever  And nowe att this Court came the aforesaid John & Elizabeth and prayed to bee admitted to the premises ... for a Fine xxxvijs har(riot) nothinge & are admitted Tennants and the said John has done his fealtye

Thomas Coles and Elizabeth his wife did surrender one Messuage with a Close in Shipton. To the use of Robert Holt. Fine 5s, har(iot) by Composition 6s 8d.

Daniell Paris and Martha his wife did surrender 1 acre beinge 4 ridges att Shipton Bridge furlonge next the highway down to the quicksett. To the use of Thomas Dandridge. Fine 2s, har(iot) nothinge.

Hugh Stevens and Annis his wife did surrender 4 acres in Shipton:

To the use of Thomas Dandridge. Fine 8s, har(iot) nothinge.

To this Court came Frances Lowndes widdowe and in full Court did Surrender into the handes of the of the Lord by the handes of his Steward one acre of arrable land in Winslowe in old Millfeild in upp(er) Trobridge John Hogston South To the use and behoofe of John Hogston and his heires for ever  And nowe att this Court came the aforesaid John who prayed to be admitted to the premisses  To whome the Lord by his Steward granted seisin thereof To hold to the said John Hogston and his heires by the Rodd ... for a Fine ijs har(riot) nothinge & is admitted Tennant hath done his fealtye

John Hogston and Katherine his wife did surrender 2 ridges in Winslowe in Old Millfeild in Adderswell furlonge and three foote in breadth from one end to th'other of the ridge that lyeth on the west side of the two ridges. To the use of Frances Lowndes. Fine 2s, harriott nothinge.

Ex. by Oliver Lawrence Steward there

[f.7v] [John Thorpe th'elder to Robert Thorpe & Edward Thorpe, Granborough]

Henry Norman and Elizabeth his wife did surrender 1 acre lyinge upon Ryefurlonge, John Robinson south. To the use of Elizabeth Overinge upon Condition that if Arthur Benbowe of Dunstable hempdresser pay unto Thomas Kerby of Winslowe shoemaker 6s on 11 Sep 1655 and 1656 and £5 6s on 11 Sep 1657 then this surrender to bee voyde. Fine 2s, har(iot) nothinge.

Richard Browne who held one Cottage in Winslowe in the occupation of Widdowe Toms since the last Court dyed seised thereof. Thomas Browne is his eldest sonne & next heire. Richard out of Court did surrender by the hands of John Hogston and Thomas Kerby one Cottage in Winslowe in the occupation of Evan Griffin. To the use of Elizabeth Browne his wife for terme of her naturall life and after her decease to the use of the heires of the body of Richard on the body of Elizabeth lawfully begotten, and for want of such issue to the right heires of Richard. Elizabeth prayed to be admitted. Fine 5s, rent 3d, har(iot) nothinge.
[f.8r] Richard Browne did surrender by the handes of John Hogston and Thomas Kerbye one Cottage in the occupation of Elizabeth Hall, to the use of Jone Browne his daughter. Jone prayed to bee admitted. Fine 5s, rent 3d, har(iot) nothinge.
[Richard Brown was buried on 4 Sep 1654]

To this Court came Frances Lowndes widdowe and in full Court did Surrender into the handes of the Lord by the handes of his Steward one acre of land att Bradford in Winslowe Mr Griffith lyinge north west To the use and behoofe of Mary Pitkin and the heires of Thomas Pitkin on the body of the said Mary lawfully begotten and for want of such issue to the use of the right heires of the said Frances Lowndes for ever And nowe att this Court came the said Mary and prayed to bee admitted to the premisses To whome the Lord by his Steward granted Seisin there of To hold to the said Mary in forme aforesaid by the Rodd at the will of the Lord according to the Custome of the Mann(o)r by Rent suite of Court ha(rriot)t & other services therefore due & of right accustomed and giveth to the Lord for a Fine ijs har(riot) nothinge and is \admitted/ Tenant

Att this Court it is found by the Homage that William Lowndes Customary Tennant of this Mann(o)r the Court beinge absent did Surrender into the handes of the Lord by the handes of John Miller and John Robinson two Customary Tennants of this Mannor Foure acres of land in Winslowe one acre att Dudslowe and the hedges  In Demearum feild one acre of short Leyes next the high way In the old Millfeild one lone land shotinge into Mr Edmunds headland William Spooner East Richard Phippes West one land by the name of Stone over the path in Granborowe way John Robinson South and Cleaver north and one acre beinge three landes att Gills Hooke Cleaver lyinge south To the use and behoofe of Mary Pitkin and the heires of Thomas Pitkin on the body of the said Mary lawfully begotten and for want of such issue to the use of the right heires of the said William Lowndes for ever And nowe att the Court came the said Mary and prayed to be admitted to the premisses To whome the Lord by his Steward granted seisin thereof To hold to the said Mary in forme aforesaid by the Rodd ... for a Fine viijs har(riot) nothinge and is admitted Tenant

To this Court came Frances Lowndes widdowe and in full Court did Surrender into the handes of the Lord by the handes of his Steward All that Messuage or Tenem(en)t wherein the said Frances nowe dwelleth & all the landes conteyninge by estimation Foure score acres with there appurtenances in Winslowe to the said Messuage belonging except those lands herein after menconed & p(ar)ticularly menconed That is to say In the new Millfield att Orrell hill one ridge of arrable land Att Nant ditch in the newe Close shotinge to Addington hedge foure ridges the newe Close of arrable att Nant ditch next Mr Edmonds conteyninge twelve ridge two leyes att Littlehill five leyes att Albans pitt In the old Millfield att Rye furlonge two ridges of arrable att Berry path two ridges arrable att John Hogstons backside two ridges of arrable one lone land next Robert Lowndes three In Demearum Feild in greate Sparlowe next the high way two ridges In the same furlong neere Berry Hedge two ridges of arrable five leyes att Berry hedge on both sides of Rob(er)t Lowndes over Claydon way next Mr Edmonds headland two landes att Short Bradford Rob(er)t Lowndes west the Berry land East thirteene ridges att long Bradford two ridges Mr Griffith west In the newe Millfield att Dudsloe two ridges Mary Pitkin East to the uses following that is to say As concerninge that part of the said Messuage w(i)thin the south west end thereof from the parlor to the streete gate and a slipp of wast ground in the streete To the use of the said Frances Lowndes for terme of her life and after her decease to the use and behooffe of Dionis Elsden for terme of her life and after her decease to the use of Wendover Lowndes and the heires of his body lawfully begotten and to bee begotten and for default of such issue to the use of Rob(er)t Lowndes and the heires of his body lawfully begotten and to bee begotten and for default of such issue to the use of Mary Pitkin and the heires of her body lawfully begotten and for default of such issue to the use of Frances Spencer and the heires of her body ... & for default ... to the use of Dionis Elsden and the heires ... & for default ... to the use of Elizabeth Lowndes and the heires ... and for default to the use of the right heires of the said Frances Lowndes for ever And as concerning the residue of the said Messuage and such yet of the said Foure score acres as are not before excepted To the use of the said Frances for terme of her life and after her decease to the use of the said Wendover Lowndes and the heires of his body lawfully begotten and to bee begotten and for default of such issue to the use of Rob(er)t Lowndes and the heires of his body ... and for default to the use of Mary Pitkin and the heires of her body ... and for default of such issue the use of Frances Spencer and the heires of her body  ... and for want of such issue to the use of Dionis Elsdon and the heires of her body ... and for default of such issue to the use & behoofe of Elizabeth Lowndes and the heires of her body ... and for want of such issue to the use of the right heires of the said Frances Lowndes for ever And nowe att this Court came the said Frances Lowndes Dionis Elsden & Wendover Lowndes and prayed to bee admitted to the premisses To whome the Lord by his Steward granted seisin thereof To hold to the said Frances and Dionis & Wendover in Forme aforesaid by the Rodd att the will of the Lord Accordinge to the Custome of the Mannor by Rent suit of Court harriott and other Services therefore due and of right accustomed And giveth to the Lord for a Fine vli xixs Har(riot) nothinge  are admitted Tennants have done their fealty

To this Court came Frances Lowndes widdowe and in full Court did Surrender into the handes of the Lord by the handes of his Steward one Messuage or Tenem(en)t called Hamons in Winslowe To the use and behoofe of the said Frances Lowndes for terme of her life and after her decease to the use of Elizabeth Lowndes and her heires for ever  Upon Condicon and alwaies provided that if Wendover Lowndes his heires or assignes shall & doe pay unto the said Elizabeth her executor or assignes the sume of Fifty poundes of lawfull English money within sixe Months next after the decease of the said Frances then to the use & behooffe of the said Wendover and the heires of his body lawfully begotten  and for want of such issue to the use of Rob(er)t Lowndes and the heires of his body lawfully begotten and

Ex. by Oliver Lawrence Steward there

[f.8v] for want of such issue to the use of Mary Pitkin and the heires  of her body lawfully begotten and for default of such issue the use of Frances Spencer & the heires  of her body ...  and for want of such issue to the use of Dionis Elsdon and the heires of her body ... and for default of such issue to the use & behoofe of Elizabeth Lowndes and the heires of her body ... and for want of such issue to the use of the right heires of the said Frances Lowndes for ever And nowe att this Court came the said Frances Lowndes and Elizabeth and prayed to bee admitted to the premisses To whome the Lord by his Steward granted seisin thereof To hold to the said Frances and Elizabeth in Forme aforesaid  & upon condicon aforesaid by the Rodd att the will of the Lord Accordinge to the Custome of the Mannor by Rent suit of Court harriott and other Services therefore due and of right accustomed And giveth to the Lord for a Fine vs Har(riot) nothinge are admitted Tennants

Frances (nee Wendover) was the widow of William Lowndes d.1654, q.v. for more about the family.

Hamons can be traced partialy in earlier records: