Court Baron, 10-11 April 1657

Centre for Bucks Studies D175/8

Originals in English. Most entries have been summarised, retaining original spelling. Punctuation has been added. This court dealt almost entirely with Little Horwood business, and most of the jurors were from Little Horwood.

Winslow with members. The Court Baron of John Bowden, William Coleman & Michaell Norman Lords of the Mannor aforesaid their holden on Fryday and Saturday the Tenth & Eleaventh dayes of Aprill in the yeare of our Lord One thousand six hundred fifty seaven by Francis Clerke gent Steward their. It is thus Inrolled:

The Jury:
John Bavin, William Illinge, Emanuell Waters, Thomas Okely, John Illinge, Tho: Mountague - sworne
William Smyth, John Barton, Tho: Curtice, Thomas Verny, Henry Pitkyn, Tho: Addams

Itt is given to the Court here To understand That att a Court holden the Mannor aforesayd, That is to say the 18 & 19 dayes of Aprill 1656 That Foulk Owyn before That tyme dyed seized of Three acres of land and that John Oweinge was his next heire & came not. Therefore it was comanded to the Bayliffe of the Mannor That he seize the premisses into the Lords hands untell &c.

Henry Pymm dyed since the last Court seized of One acre & a halfe of Customary land And Silvester Pym is his sonne & next heire & of the age of Five yeares. There happeneth to the Lords a herriott which is one horse of the price of Five pounds which is payd. Silvester was called to come into this Court by his Gardian & came nott. Therefore it was comanded &c.
This Henry was the son of Henry Pym (d.1667) who kept The Bell.

William Smyth surrendered one acre of land in Little Horwood. To the use of Edward Markham.

Thomas Willis & Joane his wife surrendered All that Quarterne & halfe quarterne of land in Little Horwood. To the use of John Hawkins. Fyne 22s 6d.

John Bence & Hester his wife surrendered All that Messuage & Pittle neere or adioyninge thereto in Greenborough & Three acres of arrable land. To the use of John & Hester & of the heires of Hester for ever. There happeneth to the Lords one Herriott which was 15s by composicion which was payd. Fyne 6s.

William Hogson did surrender One close of Pasture called Cowmeade close conteyninge by estimacion Tenn acres abutinge upon the land of Joane Pymm west in the Feilds of Winslowe. To the use & behoofe of Thomas Bowers & his heires for ever Provided alwayes That if William Doe well & truly pay unto Thomas the full somme of Seaventy pounds (£5 on 12 Oct next, 12 April 1658, 12 Oct following, 12 Oct [=12 April] 1659, 12 Oct following, 12 April 1660, 12 Oct following, 12 April 1661, 12 Oct following, 12 April 1662, 12 Oct following, 12 April 1663, 12 Oct following, 12 April 1664) att the now dwellinge house of Thomas att Addington, the sayd surrender to be voyde. Thomas desireth to be admitted. Fyne 20s, rent 2s 6d.

John Illinge & Elizabeth his wife surrendered Fower acres of land & halfe a quarter of a yeard land [in Little Horwood]. To the use of John Palladine. Fyne 8s, rent 2s.

Thomas Barton surrendered One Cottage & Homestall conteyning by estimacion one acre in Shipton. To the use of Thomas Bowers, provided that if Thomas Barton doe well & truly pay to Thomas Bowers the full somme of Thirty & Five pounds & eight shillinges upon the Twelvth day of Aprill 1660 att the now dwelling house of Thomas Bowers att Addington, the surrender to be voyde. Fyne 5s, rent 6d.

[f.1v] Thomas Illinge dyed since the last Court who before his death on 24 Feb 1656 did surrender by the hands of Henry Smyth & Thomas Dorsett[?] One yard land & the moyty of one Messuage or Homstale [in Little Horwood]. To the use of John Illinge his sonne & his heires for ever provided that if John doe pay unto Henry Illinge other of the sonnes of Thomas the somme of One hundred pounds & unto Elizabeth Illinge daughter of Thomas Thirty pounds Accordinge to a former agreement made, then this surrender to be in full force & effect. But if default in payment be made Then the premisses to be surrendered to the use of Henry, to pay to Elizabeth the somme of Fifty pounds One yeare after the premisses are surrendered unto him. Fyne £3.
[Procedure of common recovery:] John Illinge surrendered One yard land & a halfe to the use of William Smyth. John Norman complayneth on a plea of land in the forme & nature of a writt of Oliver Lord Protector of the Common wealth of England Scotland & Ireland & the dominions. John Illinge voucheth to warranty George Shaw. Thomas Norman who for this tourne was made Cheife Bayliffe did cause to be delivered to John Norman full seisen. John Norman surrendered to the use of John Illinge. Fyne as is abovesaid.

The Lords of the Mannor out of their speciall favour & upon the humble peticion & request of Jeffery Dandridge have granted All that Cottage wherein Jeffery now dwelleth beinge lately erected & now standinge upon the wast ground. He giveth to the Lords for his entrance 5s. Rent 3d.

Robert Hawkins dyed since the last Court. On 29 March 1657 he did surrender by Hugh Seaton & Ralph Cooke One Messuage & halfe a yard land in Little Horwood to the use of Katharine Hawkins his wife for the terme of her naturall life. John Hawkins is his sonne & next heire. Herriott One Cow price 54s which is payd. Fyne 30s for her entrance.
Katharine did surrender all her Interest to the use of John. He giveth to the Lords for her [sic] entrance 30s.

John Barratt the younger & Anne his wife did surrender One acre of leas lying at Hatchgate upon Shucklowe To the use of John Hawkins. Fyne 2s.

William Smyth did surrender one halfe acre of land in Woodfeild in Little Horwood To the use of John Hawkins.

[f.2r] Att a Court holden upon 18-19 April 1656 It was presented that Peter Pitchforke was the sonne & heire of Alice Pitchforke deceased. Peter requesteth to be admitted to the Moyty of one Messuage & Three halfe acres of land in Little Horwood. Herriott 3s by composicion which is payd. Fyne 1s 6d. He surrendered to the use of Thomas Willis & Joane his wife. Fyne 1s 6d.
John Greene & Elizabeth his wife did surrender The Moyty of one Messuage & Three halfe acres of land in Little Horwood. To the use of Thomas Willis & Joane his wife. Fyne 1s 6d.


Court Baron, 28-29 April 1657

The Mannor of Winslowe. The Court Baron of John Bowden, William Coleman & Michaell Norman Lords of the Mannor aforesayd there holden on Tuesday & Wednesday the eight & Twentith & Nyne & Twentith dayes of Aprill In the yeare of our Lord One thousand six hundred fifty seaven by Francis Clerke gent Steward there. It is thus Inrolled:

The Homage:
Robert Lownds, William Hogson, Andrew Studsbury, Christopher Bigg - sworne
Michaell Norman, John Hogson, John Henly, John Shelton - sworne

William Smyth did surrender One close of Pasture grounde conteyninge Fower acres scituate in Little Horwood. To the use of Thomas Heward. Provided that if William doe pay to Thomas the full somme of Three & Twenty pounds & Twelve shillings upon the Thirtith day of Aprill 1660 at the now dwellinge house of Thomas scituate in the parish of Little Horwood then this surrender shalbe voyde. Fyne 8s. Rent 12d.

John Shelton & Bridgett his wife did surrender One Messuage & Three acres of land scituate in Winslow, That is to say,

To the use & behoofe of Edward Mitchill & his heires for ever Provided alwaies That if John doe well & truly pay to Edward the full somme of Fifty & nyne pounds in manner & forme followinge - 30s on 29 Oct next, 29 April 1659 and 29 Oct followinge [sic] & Fifty one pounds & Tenn shillings residue of the sayd somme on the nyne & Twentith day of Aprill 1660 at the dwellinge house of Edward scituate at Winslowe - Then this surrender to be voyde. Edward desireth to be admitted. Fyne for his entrance 6s.

John Shelton & Bridgett his wife did surrender One acre of arrable land & meadowe lyinge in Stone furlone in a Feild called Newmillfeild scituate in Winslow, John Hogson lyinge on the west. To the use & behoofe of Henry Wyatt & his heires for ever. Henry desireth to be admitted. Fyne 2s. Rent 3d.

Edward Mitchill, Samuell Rawlins th'elder & Mary his wife & Samuell Rawlins the younger & Jane his wife did surrender One Cottage with the Barnes Stables outhouses Backsids Orchards & gardins scituate in Winslow To the use & behoofe of John Watts & his heires for ever. John requesteth to be admitted. Fyne 5s. Rent 2d.
John Watts & Catharine his wife did surrender One cottage [as above] To the use & behoofe of Samuell Rawlins th'elder his heires & assignes for ever provided That is if John Watts doe well & truly pay to Samuell the full somme of Twoo hundred pounds at the next generall Court Leet, at the now dwellinge house of Beniamen Leach scituate in Winslow, then this surrender to be voyde. Samuell desireth to be admitted. Fyne 5s.
[Edward Mitchell became mortgagee in 1656. Although described as a cottage, this was evidently a valuable property, probably part of 6 High Street]

William Short, Peter Fige the younger & Martha his wife did surrender One peece of Pasture ground commonly called Groveleyes lyinge in the feilds of Winslow. To the use & behoofe of Stephen Chalke & his heires for ever. Stephen requesteth to be
[f.2v] admitted. Fyne 8s.

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