View of Frankpledge and Court Baron, 18-19 April & 27 May 1656

Centre for Bucks Studies D175/7

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

Winslow cum membris. The View of Franke Pledge with the Court Baron of John Bowden, William Coleman & Michaell Norman Lords of the Mannor aforesayd there holden on Fryday the Eighteenth & on ye Saturday the nyneteenth day of Aprill in the yeare of our Lord One Thousand Six Hundred Fifty Six and by Adiournment Tuesday the seaven and twenty day of May in the yeare aforesayd by Francys Clerke gent Steward of the Mannor aforesayd It is thus Inrolled

Esoyne: As in the Papers of Tenants & Resid<e>nts

The Homage as well for the Common wealth as for the Lords of the Mannor

John Henly th'elder - sworne
Richard Phipps
William Townsend
William Norman
William Hogson
John Bavyn
John Robinson
Benjamin Anstey
John Addams
Emanuell Ward
George Willett
John Barton
Henry Smyth
Benedict Holland
Thomas Stevens
Joseph Holyday
John Tharpe
John Bowden
Thomas Mountague sen.

Defalters: The Jury upon there Oathes Doe say & present That John Grange 4d, Naaman Willett 4d, Francys Cooper 4d, Elizabeth Styles widdow 4d, Francys
Curson 4d, John Robinson 4d, John Marriatt 2d, Thomas Streadivins[?] 4d, William Curtis 4d, William Hall 2d, John Bray[?] 2d, John Carter 2d, John Denby 2d, John Winton ?d
of Little Horwood, [blank] Elles widdow 2d, Robte Elinge 2d, Thomas Browne 4d, [blank] Lutman 2d, Susann Norman widdow 2d, William Paradine 2d,
Thomas Grassopp 2d of Winslow, The heires of John Worrall 2d, Thomas Bowden 2d, Willm Hatinge 4d, Robte Goodspeed 4d, Richard Grace 4d of Grandborrow
are Tenants or Resiants within the precincts of this Court & doe ow suite to the same & att this day have made Default & not Appeared
therefore they & every of them are in mercy to the Lords as Appeareth upon their heades

New Erections: They alsoe present Edward Parish for Erectinge of a new Cottage att Shipton within the precincts of this Leete & not having layd Fower acres of land thereto accordinge to the forme of the Statute in that Case made & provided. Therefore he is in mercy Accordinge to the penalty in the same Statute declared.

Thomas Dandridge [the same, Shipton]

Encrochment: They alsoe present Nicholas Gates for Encrochment upon the Common Highway by settinge up a porch and a pale in Winslow. Therefore he is in mercy to the Lords Tenn shillings If he take them not away before the Twentith day of May next. And for every month soe long as any of them stand their afterwards he is in mercy 5s.

Jeffery Dandridge for the like Encrochment.

Now of the Court Baron then & there likwise holden by the same Jury

Edward Glenister & Dorothy his wife did surrender and release all their right in all that parte of Twoo Messuages in Winslow which were the Messuages of Dorothy Bird deceased That is to say That end thereof which is next unto Motehall & conteyninge One low roome One shopp Twoo Chambers & One Cock loft over the sayd Chambers To the use & behoofe of Mary Bird & her heires for ever.
Mary Bird did surrender all her right in all that parte of Twoo Messuages in Winslow which were the Messuages of Dorothy Bird decased That is to say That end thereof which is next unto the house of the Widdow Playstead conteyninge One Roome One Shopp a little Roome above stayres & a Buttery & a Cockloft to the use & behoofe of Dorothy Glenister wife of Edward Glenister & her heires for ever.
[Dorothy Bird was buried on 25 May 1656; see further below. Edward Glenister married Dorothy Bird her daughter, in 1651. The two daughters of Dorothy sr divided her house between them.]

John Grant otherwise Miller did surrender All that parte of a Messuage in Shipton now in the possession of Amy Miller widdow & all those Twenty acres of land in Winslow & Shipton which is in ye possession likwise of the sayd Amy Miller or of her Assignes To the use of him the sayd John Graunt otherwise Miller & Judith Willson for terme of there lives & the life of the longest liver of them & after there decease To the use & behoofe of the heires & Assignes of the sayd John Grant otherwise Miller for ever. Rent 5s, fyne 4s. And the sayd John hath done his fealty.
[This was a marriage settlement; the wedding took place on 11 June 1656. It was John's second marriage. Judith was the widow of Richard Willson; see below.]

Robert Lounds & Elizabeth his wife & James Spencer & Frances his wife did surrender these lands followinge:

conteyninge by estimacion Eighteene acres. To the use & behoofe of Silvester Cleaver & his heires for ever. Rent 4s 6d, fyne 36s.
[Frances Spencer was Robert Lowndes' sister]

John Grant otherwise Miller did surrender Tenn acres of land [11 acres listed] in Shipton That is to say,

To the use & behoofe of John Godwyn the younger & his heires forever upon Condicion (tha)t if the sayd John Grant otherwise Miller his heires exec(utors) or Assignes Doe well & truly pay or cause to be payd unto the sayd John Godwyn his exec(utors) Admin(instrators) or Assignes or any of them att or in the now dwellinge house of John Godwyn th'elder in Swanborne in the County of Bucks the somme of Fifty & nyne pounds of lawfull english money in mannor followinge That is to say, Three pounds thereof on the nynth day of May which shalbe in the yeare of our Lord One Thousand six hundred Fiftye Seaven & Three pounds thereof on the Nynth day of May 1658 & Fifty & Three pounds residue thereof on the nynth day of May 1659 Then this surrender to be voyde or els to stande in full force. Rent 2s 9d, fyne 22s.

William Hogson did surrender Fower acres of land in Winslow & Shipton Feilds:

To the use & behoofe of Christopher Bigg & his heires for ever upon Condicion that the sayd Christopher Bigg his heires & Assignes shall & may peaceably & quiettly have hold & Enioy One parcell of ground called the Backgard or Penngard conteyninge Fower & twenty foote in Breadth & Eighty Fower foote in length beinge parcell of the ground belongeinge to the Messuage wherein the sayd William Hogson now dwelleth Accordinge as it is more at large expressed in a surrender thereof made by the sayd William Hogson to the sayd Christopher Bigg by vertue whereof the sayd Christopher was thereunto att this Court Admitted. And from henceforth & at all tymes untell the sayd William Hogson Robert Addams & John Godwyn Doe make a further better & more perfect & good estate of the same premisses To the sayd Christopher Bigg & his heires for ever And att the Costs & Charges of the sayd William Hogson his heires & Assignes, That then this surrender shalbe voyde & of none effect but elce continue & abide in full force & vertue.
[f.1v] Fine 8s.

Dorothy Bird widdow who held One Cottage in Winslow dyed seized thereof since the last Court, And Mary Bird Spinster, Dorothy the wife of Edward Glenister are her daughters & her heires, by vertue of whose death there happened to the Lords of the Mannor aforesayd one Herriott beinge 10s by Composicion which was payd. Edward Glenister & Dorothy his wife requested to be admitted to the Moytie of the premisses. And they gave to the Lords therefore for a fyne for one Moytie 5s & are admitted Tenants.
Mary Bird Spinster requested to be Admitted to the Moyty of the premisses. There happeneth to the Lords for a Herriott being 10s by composicion. Fyne 5s. [margin] Rent 5d.

Daniell Seare & Anne his wife & Henry Pymm the younger & Joane his wife did surrender One Messuage & six acres of land scituate in Winslow, That is to say:

To the use & behoofe of William Deverill of ye Stone house in Swanborne & his heires for ever upon Condicion That if the said Henry Pymm doe well & truly pay to William Deverill the somme of One hundred seaventy seaven pounds of lawfull English money in manner followinge - That is to say £4 10s on 19 October next, £4 10s on 20 Aprill 1657, £4 10s on 29 October next followinge, more [sic] pounds 10s on 20 Aprill 1658, £4 10s on 20 October next followinge and £154 10s on 20 Aprill 1659 - then this surrender to be voyde. William requested to be admitted. Fyne 12s, herriott nothinge.
   Daniell Seare & Anne his wife & Henry Pymm the younger & Joane his wife did surrender One Cottage in Winslow To the use & behoofe of Daniell & Anne & their heires for ever upon Condicion that if Henry & Joane Doe well & truly pay unto Daniell & Anne the yearly somme of Fifteene pounds at the dwellinge house of Daniell scituate in Winslow att the Twoo most usuall Feasts in the year [Michaelmas & Lady Day] by equall porcions for & duringe the naturall life of Anne Seare Then this surrender to be voyde. Daniell & Anne request to be admitted. Fyne 5s, herriott nothinge.
   Silvester Studsbury who held One Messuage One Cottage & Twenty acres of land dyed seised thereof since the last Court. Anne his wife now the wife of Daniell Seare holdeth the premisses for terme of her naturall life. Joane Pymm the wife of Henry Pymm the younger is daughter & heire of the sayd Silvester. Joane Pymm requested to be Admitted to the reversion expectant upon the death of Anne to the Messuage & Cottage & Six acres of the sayd Twenty acres of land, That is to say [listed as above apart from the spelling "Burnsbush"]. Fyne 17s.
[Silvester Stutsbury in fact died in 1629.]

Anne Studsbury who held One Cottage with a slipe of ground thereunto belonginge in Winslow dyed seised thereof. Nicholas Spooner is her [blank] & next heire & requested to be admitted. Herriott [blank], fyne 5s.
[This could be the Anne Stutsburie who was buried in 1640; the Nicholas Spooner (son of Nicholas and Katherine) baptised in 1635 would have come of age in 1656.]

Benedict Holland th'elder did surrender one headley beinge halfe an acre lyinge on Sandell. To the use & behoofe of John Holland his son. Fyne 12d, rent 1½d.

William Smyth did surrender one halfe quarterne land & meadow in Little Horwood. [margin: Smyth to Marcum]

[f.2r] John Shelton and Brigett his wife did surrender One Parcell of ground lyinge and beinge in the Towne of Winslowe, the length of it extendinge to [=from] the Maulthouse end to the Churchyard Seaven and Fifty Foote in length, that end abuting on the Churchyard Fifteene foote & a halfe in breadth & att the Maulthouse end One & Twenty foote in Breadth, the land of Edward Tomline east. To the use and behoof of Richard Shelton and his heires for ever. The Lords have granted seisen. Fyne 5s.
[This refers to land between Church Walk and Horn Street, probably behind 16-20 Horn Street]

Francis Woodcock & Robert Udden and Anne his wife did surrender One Messuage in Winslow To the use & behoofe of John Seaton & his heires for ever. The Lords have granted thereof seisen. Fyne 5s. [l. margin] Rent 5d.

Silvester Cleaver did surrender Eighteene acres of land Arrable pasture & meadow grounde in Winslow:

To the use of Edward Mitchill upon Condicion that if Silvester doe pay att the now dwellinge house of Edward scituate att Quainton the somme of Twoo hundred & six & thirty pounds in manner followinge - £12 on 19 April 1657 and 19 April 1658 and £212 on 19 April 1659 - this surrender to be voyde. Edward requested to be admitted. Fyne 36s, herriott nothinge. [l. margin] Rent 4s 6d.

Hugh Seaton did surrender Twenty acres of land arrable pasture & Meadow ground in Winslow and Common of pasture thereunto belonginge, That is to say:

To the use & behoofe of Edward Mitchill upon Condicion that if Hugh doe well & truly pay att the now dwellinge house of Edward scituate in Quainton the full summe of One hundred & Eighteene pounds in manner followinge - that is to say £6 upon 19 April 1657, £6 on 19 April 1658 and £106 on 19 April 1659 - then this surrender to be voyde. Edward requested to be admitted. Fyne 40s, herriott nothinge. [l. margin;] Rent 6s.

William Spooner and Margarett his wife did surrender One acre of Leas ground in Grandborrow Feild. To the use & behoofe of John Tharpe.

William Hogson did surrender One parcell of ground called by the name of the Backyard or Pennyard beinge parcell of the ground belonginge to the Messuage wherein William now dwelleth in Winslow conteyninge Fower & Twenty foote in breadth & Fower score & Fower foote in Length extendinge from the Old Barne or Kilnhouse unto the Pale post that standeth between twoo Willow trees next unto the street gates, And soe from thence to the Twentith Tree next unto the lane thereunto Adioyninge, And soe from thence over Strait unto the end of the sayd Old Barne or Kilnhouse, with One smale Cowhouse & Nyneteene Trees there standing & growinge upon the sayd parcell of ground. To the use & behoofe of Christopher Bigg & his heires. The Lords granted thereof seison. Fyne 5s. [l. margin:] Rent 2s.

Richard Maynard before his death, on 26 Nov 1655 did surrender one Close of Pasture conteyning Twoo acres lyinge neere Crabside gate, the Close of William Maynard south. To the use & behoofe of Anne Maynard
[f.2r] daughter of William & the heires of her body & for want of Issue To the use of Judith one other of the daughters of William. There happeneth to the Lords for a herriott [blank].
[Also surrendered a close of 8 acres to the use of Judith]

Roberte Hawkins and Katharine his wife did surrender all their land beinge eight acres in Winslow To the use & behoofe of Hugh Seaton the elder & his heires for ever. Hugh requested to be Admitted. Fyne 16s. [l. margin:] Rent 2s.

Richard Maynard on 19 Oct 1655 did surrender All those lands lying dispersedly in the feilds of Little Horwood [details given]. To the use of Elizabeth daughter of William Maynard, now the wife of John Illinge.

Benedict Pitkyn and Elizabeth his wife did surrender six acres of land with One Cowes Common & Tenn sheepe, lyinge dispersedly in the Fields of Grandborow [details given]. To the use & behoofe of John Bouden & Joane his wife & their heires lawfully begotten of their bodyes And for want of such Issue to the heires of the Survivour of them Twoo for ever.

Richard Willson dyed since the last Court, who before his death, That is to say, the sixe & twentith day of February in the yeare of our Lord One Thousand six hundred Fifty Five Did surrender by the hands of John Hogson & Henry Pymm Three acres of land lying in the feilds of Winslow To the use & behoofe of Judith Willson his then wife duringe her naturall life & from & After her decease To the use & behoofe of Richard Daniell sonne of William Daniell & his heires for ever upon this Condicion That he the sayd Richard Daniell or his heires shall pay unto William Daniell Brother of the sayd Richard the somme of Three pounds & unto John Daniell Brother of the said Richard the somme of Three pounds & unto Judith Daniell Sister to the sayd Richard the somme of Three pounds & unto Anne Daniell sister to the sayd Richard the somme of Three pounds upon his or their Admittance to the premisses. Judith Willson requested to be Admitted. And he [sic] giveth to the Lords for a Fyne 6s And for a Herriott [blank] by Composicion. [l. margin:] Rent 9d.

Richard Worrall did surrender a halfe acre of land [in Granborough]. To the use & behoofe of Edward Tharpe.

Thomas Pitkyn dyed since ye last Court. On 29 Dec 1655 he surrendered 2 acres lyinge dispersedly in Little Horwood. To the use of Elizabeth Pitkyn his wife for her naturall life, then to Mary Pitkyn his daughter, and in case she dye without heires to the use of Anthony Pitkyn his brother.
[f.3r] Fyne 4s, rent 6d, herriott [blank] by Composicion.

Nathaniell Holland did surrender All those his lands lyinge in the feilds of Grandborrow [details given]. To the use & behoofe of Thomas Holland sonne of the sayd Nathaniell. Fyne 12s. Rent 3s 4d.

William Hogson did surrender Twoo acres of Meadow lyinge in Winslow in Old Mill feild, One acre thereof lyinge in Marracre, the other acre lyinge in the same feild called Horspoole. To the use & behoofe of John Hogson, his heires & Assignes for ever upon Condicion That if the sayd William shall at all tymes hereafter save and keepe harmlesse & Indempnified the sayd John from all Obligacions whatsoever wherein John now is or standeth bounde or shall stande bound with William at the request & for the proper debt of the sayd William to any person at any tyme before the First day of May which shalbe in the yeare of our Lord One Thousand six hundred Fifty seaven, That then this surrender to be voyde. John requested to be admitted. Fyne 4s, herriott nothinge.

John Ward did surrender One Messuage & divers peeces & parcells of land lyinge dispersedly in the feilds of Little Horwood [details given]. [procedure of common recovery]
[f.3v] John Ward surrendered some of the land to Thomas Addams.

George Willson heretofore dyed seised of One Messuage & Three halfe acres of land in Little Horwood. Alice Pitchfork & Katherine Greene were sisters & Coeheires, since likewise dead. John Greene is the sonne & heire of Katharine. John requested to be Admitted to the Moytie. Peter Pitchfork was sonne & heire of Alice who is likewise dead as it is sayd. Oliver Pitchforke was his brother & next heire. Oliver requested to be Admitted to the Moytie.

William Glenister and Abigale his wife Complayne against Edward White of a plea That he render to them their reasonable Dower accordinge to the custome of the sayd Mannor which doth happen to the sayd Abigale out of the lands & Tenements of William Glenister her late husbond deceased in Shipton, whereof they have nothinge & Whereupon they Complayned That the sayd Edward White hath Cast them out That is to say, The Third parte of [blank] in Shipton. And have made protestacion to follow their sayd Complaynt in ye same Court against the sayd Edward in forme & nature of a writt of the Lord Protector &c of Dower (whereof they have nothinge) att the Common law. And have found pledges to prosecute the sayd Complaynt, That is to say, John Doo & Richard Roo, And desire proces thereupon To be made Accordinge to the custome of the sayd Mannor. And it is granted him. Therefore a precept is to ye Bayliffe of the sayd Mannor that he Summon by good Summons Edward That he doe Appeare here at the next generall Court to Answere to William and Abigale.
[l. margin:] In Dower  proclam' Judgmt by default  warrt to set out   3d
[The will of the first William Glenister was proved on 20 Jan 1654/5. Edward White was the mortgagee of his property under a conditional surrender of 1652; see further below. William's widow Abigail married William son of Richard Glenister on 30 July 1655. The second William died in 1671. Abigail died in 1695.]

The Jury Doe present upon their Oaths That Peter Figge since the last Court did possesse himselfe of one Haycock as a Herriott due to the Lords of the Mannor upon the death of Richard Maynard But say It is contrary to their Custome, a Herriott beinge but one proper Good & this was severall goods bought of John Barton & Thomas Okley.

Foulke Owinge heretofore dyed seised of Three acres of land lyinge within the Mannor. John Owinge is his next heire as the Homage say upon the Informacion of Benedict Holland, whereupon their happeneth to the Lords for a Herriott [blank]. And proclamacion then made for him to make Clayme and be Admitted or els the Lords would seize the Lands as Forfeite &c.

Afferers: John Henly, John Bavin, John Thorpe


View of Frankpledge and Court Baron, 10-11 October 1656

This is in a different hand from the previous court.

[f.4r] Winslow cum membris. The View of Frank Pledge with the Court Baron of John Bowden, William Coleman and Michaell Norman Lords of the Mannor aforesaid there holden on Fryday & Satterday the Tenth & Eleaventh Dayes of October In the yeare of our Lord One thousand six hundred Fifty six by Francis Clerke gent, Steward of the Mannor aforesaid. It is Inrolled as followeth:

Esoyne: As in the papers of Tenants and Residents

The Homage as well for the Common wealth as for the Lords of the Mannor:
John Paxton, Roger Worrall, Benedict Holland, Joseph Hollyday, John Stevens, John Tharpe, George Rutland, Francis Cooper - sworne
Thomas Curtis, John Barton, George Willett, William Smyth, William Spooner, Emanuell Ward, William Hogson, Heugh [sic] Seaton - sworne
John Miller, Richard Phippes, Roberte Elliott, Thomas Okly, John Eelinge, Thomas Kerbey, John Hogson - sworne

Defalters. The Jury upon their Oathes doe say and present that:
Valentyne Fige 4d, Richard Edmonds 4d
Maurice Griffin Clarke 4d, Martyn Townson 2d, William Chapman 2d, Thomas Browne 2d, John Hobcroft 2d
George Jelyton 2d, Thomas Bats in the right of his wife 2d, Thomas Glenister 2d, Richard Dearing 2d (all of
Winslowe) Thomas Dandridge 2d, Daniell Payce 2d, Thomas Glenister 2d, John Stevens 2d & Amy Miller 2d
all of Shipton, John Grange 4d, Naaman Willett 4d, Francis Cooper 4d, Elizabeth Styles widdow 4d, Francis
Curson 4d, John Robinson 4d, John Murriatt 4d, Thomas Stredwick 4d, William Curtis 4d, William Hall 12d
John Carter, John Denby 2d and John Winton 2d all of Little Horwood and are Tenants or
Resiants withn the precincts of this Court & doe owe suite to the same & att this day have made
defalt and not appeared therefore they and every one of them is in mercy to the Lords
as appeareth upon their heads

John Seaton and Roberte Hale of Winslowe to be Constables there for the yeare following, which said Roberte for the better Execucion of the said Office is sworne.
Thomas Deely of Shipton to be Constable there for the yeare following, who for the better Execucion of the said Office is sworne.
Henry Stevens & Robert Thrope of Granborow to be Constables there for the yeare following, which said Henry for the better Execucion of the said Office is sworne.
John Holland and William Hardinge of Granborow to be Headboroughs there for the yeare Following.
William Warner and Richard Betts of Winslow to be headboroughs there for the yeare following.

It is Ordred by the Jury aforesaid that all such officers as are Chosen att this Court and take not their oath before the Steward there, the Court sittinge, or before some Justice of peace within Tenn dayes after the end of this Court for the better Execucion of his or their Office shalbe in mercy to the Lords Forty shillings.

They alsoe present William East for Erecting of a new Cottage within the precincts of this Leet & not haveing Layde Fower acres of Land to the same according to the forme of the statute in that case made & provided. Therefore if he take it not away before the Tenth day of November next he shalbe in mercy to the Lords Twenty shillings & soe for every moneth after untill it be taken away Twenty shillings.

They also present William Tooly for Encrochment upon the Common Highway by a new Erection to the hindrance of passingers. Therefore If he take it not away within Oon moneth next after the end of this Court he shalbe in mercy to the Lords five shillings and for every moneth after untill it be taken away Five shillings.

They also present Isabell Cooke for a Common Disturber of the peace but by reason of her old age (being Eighty & six yeares old) or thereabouts by the favour of the Court she is pardoned.
[She was buried at Winslow on 31 May 1663]

Now of the Courte Baron there & then holden by the Homage aforesaid

The jury doe say and present upon their Oathes That Thomas Hawkins hath surcharged the Common belonging to the mannor aforesaid for puttinge One horse thereon, therefore he is in mercye to the Lords 5s.
John Cooper: Twoo horses, 10s.
William Wyatt: One horse, 5s.
John Finch: One horse, 5s.
Thomas Daniell: One horse, 5s.
Nicholas Mitchell: one horse, 5s.
Robert Welles: one horse, 5s.
Edward Glenister: one horse, 5s.
Thomas Robson: Three Cowes, 10s.

John Paxton & Joane his wife did surrender All that west parte of their home Close as it is now staked & bounded out Conteyninge by Estimacion Threescore and Three foote in Length & seaventeene foote in breadth & lyeth next the now dwelling house of Richard Worsley towards the East. To the use & behoofe of the said Richard Worsley. Richard desireth to be admitted. Fyne 6d, heriott nothinge for that they have other Customary Lands there. [l. margin:] Rent 1d.
Richard Worsley did surrende All that south parte of his home Close as it is now staked & bounded out Conteyning by Estimacion Threescore and Three foote in Length & seaventeene foote in breadth & lyeing next the Land of John Paxton towards the North. To the use & behoofe of the said John Paxton. John requested to be Admitted. Fyne 6d. [l. margin:] Rent 1d.
[There was another exchange of land between Richard Worsley and Edmund Paxton, John's son, in 1683: 4 perches each. That is about the same area as in this transaction, so they probably reversed this exchange.]

Henry Stephens, who held Twoo acres of Land with one Cowes Common in the Feilds of Greenborough, dyed seised thereof since the Last Court. George Stephens is his sonne & next heire. Herriott [blank] which was paid.
[f.4v] Fyne 4s, rent 6d.

Thomas Dandridge & Alice his wife did surrender All that headland Lyeing for one Acre in Blackgrove Feild & called by the name of Headland, Blackgrove abutting upon it. To the use & behoofe of Roberte Heale. Robert requested to be admitted. Fyne 2s. [l. margin:] Rent 3d.
Roberte Heale & Martha his wife did surrender One Land of greenesword Lyeinge in a furlonge called Littleton, the Land of Roberte Elliott south. And also One Lea of greenesword Lyeing in Reedon furlong, the land of Thomas Miller North, & halfe a baulke. To the use and behoofe of Thomas Dandridge. Thomas requested to be admitted. Fyne 2s. [l. margin:] Rent 3d.

John Paxton & Joane his wife did surrender All that Messuage with a yard, Garden & Backside now in the possession of Richard Rogers, with one Cowes Common, scituate in Wynslow next the said John Paxton south & the widdow Keningston north. To the use & behoofe of the said Richard Rogers & Mary his wife for & dureing the Terme of their naturall Lives & the life of the longest Liver of them and from & after both their deceases to the heires & assignes of the said Richard for ever. Fine 5s. [l. margin:] Rent 2s.
[This seems to refer to 14 High Street]

Beniamin Anstey did surrender One acre & one Roode of Land Lyeing in the feilds of Shipton in a furlonge there Called Howseham, the Land of William Townesend on the East, & alsoe Three Lands Lyeing for one acre in the Feilds of Winslow in a furlong there called Bublesgore in New Mill feild. To the use & behoofe of Roberte Heale. Fine 4s 6d. [l. margin] Rent 6½d.
Imediatly afterwards Roberte Heale did surrender the land to the use & behoofe of him the said Roberte & Martha his wife for & dureing the terme of their naturall Lives & the life of the Longest Liver of them & from & imediatly after both their deceases to the heires & assigines [sic] of the said Roberte. Fyne 4s 6d.

Thomas Norkett & Hanna his wife did surrender One acre of Land Lyeing in Winslow Feild in a furlong there Called Stone furlong. To the use & behoofe of Bennett Glenister. Fyne 2s. [l. margin:] Rent 3d.

Thomas Glenister did surrender One halfe acre of Land lyeing in Shipton redd feild in a furlong there called Marsh Slade furlong, the Land of Roberte Elliott Lyeing on the East. To the use & behoofe of Bennett Glenister. Fyne 1s. [l. margin:] Rent 1½d.

Thomas Hilsdon dyed since the last Court seised of One Roode of Land in Little Horwod. Mary Bracey the wife of Martyn Bracey is his daughter & next heire.

Arthure Illing & Elizabeth his wife by their humble Peticion to the Lords of the Mannor here in open Court present doe request Admittance unto One Cottage & Twoo acres of Land in Little Horwod which they lately purchased of one Richard Curtis And unto which one [blank] ?Kindall Father to the said Elizabeth was att a Court heretofore holden Admitted Tenante. And for that it appeareth by the said Peticion Attested by the said Richard Curtis & John Illing Tenants of the Mannor that the said [blank] ?Kindall was admitted in Trust only for the said Arthure & Elizabeth and is since dead. The Lords of the Mannor takeing the Premisses into Consideracion have graunted thereof seisin.
[f.5r] And Arthur hath made fealty to the Lords, saveing every mann his right.

Samuell Rawlin & Rebecca Gerrard widdow did surrender One Messuage wherein the said Samuell now dwelleth & Three acres of Land in Winslow:

To the use & behoofe of Edward Mitchell of Queinton upon Condicion notwithstandinge That if Samuell & Rebecca or either of them shall pay unto Edward the full somme of Nyne & fifty pounds att the now dwelling house of Edward scituate in Queinton in manner following - that is to say £3 on 11 October 1657, £3 more on 11 October 1658 & £53 on 11 October 1659 - then this Surrender to be voyde. [l. margin:] Fyne 6s, rent [blank]
[Samuel had mortgaged the messuage and land to Rebecca for £53 in 1653.]

Anthony Styles dyed before that Court seised of Twoo yard Land in Little Horwod. Elizabeth Styles was his only daughter & next heire. There happened to the Lords one Herriott which by Composicion was 10s and was paid. She giveth for a Fyne nothinge for that this Court is Informed there was a Fyne of six pounds paid att a Court heretofore holden wherein Elizabeth Styles mother of the said Elizabeth was admitted Gardian to the said Elizabeth her daughter dureing her minoritie. Elizabeth being now about the age of sixteene yeares hath here in full Court desired & Elected Elizabeth her mother to be & Contynew her Gardian. Therefore the Tuition of the body of Elizabeth the daughter & the proffitts of the Lands and Premisses are Comitted to Elizabeth her mother untill &c. upon Condicion to give Accompt thereof &c.
[Elizabeth the daughter later married John Bampton, then John Mole]

Elizabeth Styles widdow Complayneth against Elizabeth Styles her daughter of a plea that she render to her her reasonable dower accordinge to the Custom of the Mannor whereof she hath nothinge & c. whereupon she Complayneth that Elizabeth her daughter hath Cast her out (That is to say) The third parte of Twoo yard Land. And hath made protestacion to follow her said Complaynt in the same Court against Elizabeth her daughter in forme & nature of a writt of the Lord Protector &c. of Dower whereof she hath nothinge att the Common Law. And hath found pleges to presente the said Complaint (that is to say John Doo & Richard Row) And desireth proces thereupon to be made. And it is graunted her. Therefore a precept is to the Bayliffe of the Mannor that he summon by good summoners Elizabeth Styles the younger that she doe Appeare here att the next generall Court to Answere to Elizabeth th'elder of the Complaynt aforesaid.

Judith Maynard requested to be admitted to One Close of Eight acres [see above]. Fyne 16s. But her fealty is respeted untill &c. [l. margin:] 2s.

William Hattyn dyed since the Last Court seised of One Cottage & One Cowes Common in [blank]. There happeneth to the Lords of the Mannor one herriott which is 14s Composicion & is paid. Thomas Hattyn is his sonne & next heire & of full age. He requested to be admitted. Fyne 5s. [l. margin:] Rent 4d.

Richard Rogers & Mary his wife did surrender All that Tenement in Little Horwood neere the Tenement wherein Roberte Jeffes now dwelleth together with the ground lately staked out conteyninge by Estimacion Fower poole & a halfe. To the use & behoofe of William Darvall & Liddea his wife. Fyne 5s.

Thomas Lambe & Elizabeth his wife did surrender Twoo acres of Land Lyeing in the Feilds of Little Horwood. To the use & behoofe of Mary Pitkine daughter of Elizabeth when & soe soone as she shall accomplish the age of One & Twenty yeares.

[f.5v] Att this Court it is Wittnessed & recorded by Francis Clerke gent Steward of the Mannor that Thomas Bowden & Katherine his wife since the last Court (that is to say) the Nynth day of June 1656 did surrender three acres of arrable Land in Greenborow [details given]. To the use & behoofe of William Bowden upon Condicion that if Thomas <pays> the full somme of £22 14s att the now dwelling house of the said Roberte [sic] Bowden scituate in Greenborow - 9s on 10 Dec next, 9s on 10 June next, 9s on 10 Dec 1657, 9s on 10 June 1658, 9s on 10 Dec following & £20 9s on 10 June 1659 - this surrender shalbe voyde.

Afferers: John Paxton, William Hogson, Joseph Hollyday


Court Baron, 12 December 1656

[f.6r] Winslow cum membris. The Court Baron of John Bowden, William Coleman and Michaell Norman Lords of the Mannor aforesaid there holden one Frydaye the Twelfth daye of December in the yeare of our Lord One thousand six hundred Fifty six by Francis Clerke gent. Steward their it is Inrolled:

William Spooner, Robert Lounds sen', John Thorpe, Joseph Hollidaye, John Holland - sw(orn)
George Stevens, Emanuell Ward, John Barton, Heugh Seaton, Edward Hobcrofte - sw(orn)

Richard Grace th'elder & Katharine his wife & Richard Grace the younger doe surrender One Rood of ground in Blackwell Feild. To the use of Robert Bowden. Fyne 6d, herriott nothinge.

Edward White gent. & Richard Glenister did surrender One Messuage wherein William Glenister, Father of the said Richard, lately dwelt & Fortye acres of arrable, pasture & Meadowe grounde in Shipton. To the use & behoofe of Thomas Hollaway Esq. for & duringe the terme of his naturall life & from & after his decease To the use & behoofe of Elizabeth Holloway his now wife for terme of her naturall Life & after the decease of Thomas & Elizabeth To the use of the heires of their twoo bodyes begotten & for want of such issue to the use of the right heires of the survivour of them. Fyne £4, herriott nothinge.

Richard Grace th'elder & Katherine his wife did surrender All that Messuage & Three acres of arrable & pasture ground in Granborowe [details given]. To the use of John Moorecrosse. [Procedure of common recovery - involves Richard Grace the younger, Mathew Dancer, John Norman, Thomas Bowden, and "a writt of Oliver lord protector of the Common welth of England Scotland Ireland & the Dominions"]
[f.6v ] All surrender to John Norman who surrenders to John Moorecrosse.

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