Court baron and view of frankpledge, 21 April 1662

Centre for Bucks Studies D175/10

Originals in Latin apart from words shown in "...". Only entries concerning Winslow have been summarised here, apart from the lists of jurors and defaulters which also include Little Horwood and Granborough.

[f.1r] Manor of Winslow with members. View of Frankpledge with Court Baron of the most noble George, Duke, Marquis and Earl of Buckingham, Earl of Coventry, Viscount Villiers, Baron Whaddon of Whaddon, master of horse of the most serene lord king, Knight of the Garter, Privy Councillor, lord of the manor, 21 April 14 Charles II 1662 before William Lane esq. chief steward.

Essoins as set out in the charter.

Homage for the lord king and the lord of the manor:
John Hogson, John Underwood, Edmund Packson, Richard Seaton, Peter Stutsbury, Silvester Claver, William Spooner, Thomas Goodwin, Thomas Graunt
John Holland, Robert Stevens, John Stevens, John Bowden, Thomas Curtis, Thomas Oakely, John Hawkins, Ralph Cooke, Robert Elliot, Thomas Sheffield, Richard Varney

Default by residents: John Shelton jr 2d, John Townsend 4d, Maurice
Griffith 4d, John Finch 4d, William Elliot 4d, Christopher Bigge jr 4d, Edward Hobcroft 4d, John Hobcroft 2d, John Bavin 4d, Richard
Bet 2d, Thomas Gubbing 2d, Thomas Hogg 4d, William Chennell 2d, William Claydon 2d, John Snow 4d, Benjamin Ansteed 2d, George Elliot 4d, John
Glenister 2d, Leonard Tompson 2d, Henry Stevens 2d, John Cap 2d, John Carter 2d, Edward Hopkins 2d, John Bayly 4d, William Maynard 2d
Agnes Maynard 2d, Judith Maynard 2d, John Willis 2d, Lewis Robins 2d, John Grange 4d, John Illing 4d, William Jeffes 2d, John Pitkin 2d
Widow Stiles 2d, Elizabeth Stiles 2d, Samuel Wood 2d, [blank] Sanders gent. 4d, Newman Willet 4d, John Cooper 4d, John Denby 2d, Christopher Smith 2d
John Jurdon 2d, Widow Evans 2d, William Hull 2d, Edward Macum 2d

Edward Hobcroft of Winslow took into his house one Thomas White as "inmate" to live with him. Edward should forfeit to the lord 5s for each month until he gives security to indemnify Winslow concerning the said "Inmate".

Assessors: John Hogson, John Underwood, Edmund Paxon, Thomas Kirby, John Stevens

Court Baron or Halimot

[f.1v Granborough and Little Horwood only]

[f.2r] William Hogson jr surrendered a messuage in Winslow with buildings. To the use of Thomas Dandridge and Alice his wife. Rent 1s, fine 5s, heriot by composition 2s.

Thomas Norcot, customary tenant, and Hannah his wife surrendered 1 acre in Shipton Cowpasture, the land of William Townsend west. To the use of Thomas Wilmot, provided that the surrender will be void if Thomas Norcot pays him £8 and interest on 9 Jan 1664. Rent 3d, fine 2s, heriot nothing.

Thomas Udding, customary tenant, and Joan his wife surrendered 2 acres of arable land in Demoram field in Goresbush Furlong, Wendover Lownds south. To the use of William Udding. Rent 6d, fine 4s, heriot nothing.

[f.2v] Thomas Gubbin, customary tenant, and Frances his wife surrendered a parcel of land in Winslow containing a half-rood next to the orchard of Thomas Robinson north. To the use of John Robinson. Rent 3¾d, fine 3d, heriot by composition 6d.
[This could be in Hobhouchin Lane]

Edward Allen, customary tenant, and Alice his wife surrendered a messuage or cottage in Winslow with buildings, gardens, orchard, now in their own occupation. To the use of William Firth and Mary his wife and the longer liver of them, in perpetuity. Rent 6d, fine 5s, heriot by composition 6d.
[This was probably on the south side of Sheep Street]

Robert Lowndes sr, customary tenant, and Alice his wife surrendered a messuage or cottage in Winslow with a close and an orchard adjoining. To the use of George Foster, on condition that the surrender will be void if he pays £70 16s: £3 12s on 22 April 1663 and 1664, £63 12s on 22 April 1665. Rent 2s, fine 5s.
[This Robert Lowndes was the father of Peter, and great-uncle of William Lowndes who built Winslow Hall. His death was reported in 1671.]

William Norman, customary tenant, and Joan his wife surrendered a messuage in Winslow with buildings, barns, stables, orchard, gardens, with 2 leys adjoining containing 1 acre, the land of Andrew Stutsbury north. To the use of Silvester Claver. Rent 6d, fine 2s, heriot by composition 3s.

Richard Shelton jr, customary tenant, and Margaret his wife surrendered a messuage or cottage in Winslow now in their own occupation. To the use of Thomas Glenester. Rent 2s, fine 5s, heriot by composition 6d.

[f.3r] Wendover Lounds, customary tenant, and Susanna his wife and John Parnum surrendered a parcel of land in Winslow, 68 feet in length, 34 feet in width to the south side, 41 feet to the north side near [blank], next to the land of Edward Hobcroft west. To the use of Benjamin Leach. Rent ½d, fine 6d.

George Elliot on 2 April 1662 surrendered by the steward in the presence of Leonard Thompson and William Glenister a messuage and 30 acres of arable land and leys in the fields of Shipton. To the use of Thomas Elliot who now sought admission. Rent 7s 6d, fine £3, heriot by composition 10s.

William Giles sr and Ann his wife surrendered a messuage in Winslow with a parcel of pasture belonging to the same cottage [sic]. To the use of William Giles jr. Rent 9d, heriot by composition 5s, fine 5s. Plea of common recovery: Thomas Glenister complained against William Giles jr on a plea of land. William called to warrant William sr and Ann, who called Thomas Chandler
[f.3v] Thomas surrendered to William sr and Ann for their lives, then to William jr and Mary his wife and William's heirs in perpetuity. William sr gave for a fine 5s.
[This could be the house in Bell Walk where William Gyles jr later lived]


Court baron, 9 July 1662

Manor of Winslow with members. Court Baron of the most noble George, Duke, Marquis and Earl of Buckingham, Earl of Coventry, Viscount Villiers, Baron Whaddon of Whaddon, master of horse of the most serene lord king, Knight of the Garter, Privy Councillor, lord of the manor, 9 July 14 Charles II 1662 before William Lane esq. chief steward.

Essoins: none

Homage: John Hogson, Benjamin Leach, Thomas Kirby, John Henly sr, William Townsend, Andrew Stutsbury, Christopher Bigges
John Underwood, Wendover Lowndes, Thomas Goodwin, Edward Hobcroft, Thomas Smalman, Edward Tomlins

William Hogson and Katherin his wife surrendered a half-acre in the fields of Shipton in Langland field extending into Buckingham highway, John Henly east. To the use of Francis Glenister. Rent 1½d, fine 1s.

Thomas Bunce and John Graunt alias Miller surrendered a messuage in Shipton with buildings, orchard, gardens, and these separate parcels of land in Shipton fields:

To the use of William Bignell of Chesham Yeoman. Rent 9d, fine 6s, heriot nothing.

Christopher Rookes and John Graunt alias Miller, customary tenants, surrendered 11 acres in the fields of Shipton:

To the use of William Bignell of Chesham Yeoman. Rent 2s 9d, fine £1 2s, heriot nothing.

[f.4r] Charles Stanford gent. and John Graunt alias Miller, customary tenants, surrendered:

To the use of William Bignell of Chesham Yeoman. Rent 5s 9d, fine £2 6s, heriot nothing.

Rebecca Gerrard widow and John Graunt alias Miller, customary tenants, surrendered 10½ acres:

To the use of the said William Biggnel, Rent 5s 4½, fine £2 3s.

In total, 73½ acres of John Grant alias Miller's mortgaged land was transferred at this court and the next one to William Bignell, who seems to have come to live in Shipton but sold the property to Charles Bowler in 1664.

Thomas Robinson and Charles Stanford gent. surrendered:

To the use of Elizabeth Norton of Penn Spinster, on condition that the surrender will be void if Thomas pays her at the dwelling house of Stephen Young in the precincts of St Katherine, Tower of London, £3 on 10 Jan 1662, 10 July 1663, 10 Jan 1663, 10 July 1664, 10 Jan 1664, and the full sum of £103 on 10 July 1665. Stephen Young, attorney of the said Elizabeth, sought admission. Rent 3s, fine £1 4s.

William Hogson and Catherine his wife and Charles Stanford surrendered:

To the use of Elizabeth Norton of Penn Spinster, on condition that the surrender will be void if William pays her at the dwelling house of Stephen Young in the precincts of St Katherine, Tower of London, £6 on 10 Jan 1662, 10 July 1663, 10 Jan 1663, 10 July 1664, 10 Jan 1664, and the full sum of £206 on 10 July 1665. Stephen Young, attorney of the said Elizabeth, sought admission. Rent 9s 6d, fine £3 16s.


Court baron and view of frankpledge, 21 October 1662

Manor of Winslow with members. View of Frankpledge with Court Baron of the most noble George, Duke, Marquis and Earl of Buckingham, Earl of Coventry, Viscount Villiers, Baron Whaddon of Whaddon, master of horse of the most serene lord king, Knight of the Garter, Privy Councillor, lord of the manor, 21 Oct 14 Charles II 1662 before William Lane esq. chief steward.

Essoins as set out in the charter.

Homage for the king and the lord of the manor:
John Hogson, John Henley, Benjamin Leach, Edmund Paxon, William Spooner, Hugh Seaton, Thomas Godwin, Robert Lownds jr, Wendover Lownds, William Townsend, Robert Elliot, Thomas Deely
John Stevens jr, Roger Worrall, John Stevens sr, George Stevens, Henry Stevens, Robert Manwaring, Emanuel Ward, William Collins, Thomas Curtis, Henry Pitkin, Thomas Oakley

Default by inhabitants [amerced 2d]: John Finch, Thomas Knight, Thomas Chaundler, William Browne, Edward Hobcroft, William Finch, Richard Bet, John Snow, Thomas Glenister, John Cooper & Richard Varney

Constables of Winslow: Daniel Sayer and Francis Glenister
Tithingmen of Winslow: John Norman and Abraham Day
Constable of Shipton: John Scot
Tithingman of Shipton: John Judge
Sealers of leather: Robert Lownds and Henry Norman

Court Baron or Halimot

William Glenister surrendered:

To the use of John Judge of Shipton, on condition that the surrender will be void if William pays him at John's dwelling house in Shipton £70 16s: 36s on 25 March next, 29 Sep 1663, 25 March following, 29 Sep 1664, 25 March following, and £61 16s on 29 Sep 1665. Rent 9d, fine 6s.

John Graunt alias Miller and Francis Woodcocke surrendered 9 acres of land, meadow and pasture in Winslow:

To the use of Richard Norton of Lattimas, Bucks, Fuller. Rent 2s 3d, fine 18s.

Joseph Glenister sought admission to 2 acres of arable land in Shipton Field:

William Glenister, Joseph's brother, died seised of the premisses. Rent 6d, fine 4s, heriot by composition 1s.

John Shelton surrendered:

containing 2½ acres. To the use of Thomas Goodwin. Rent 7½d, fine 5s.

[f.5v] John Shelton and John Parneham, customary tenants, surrendered 8 acres of arable land, meadow and pasture in Old Mill Field in a furlong called West Stone, 6 selions of them extending into the king's highway, the others extending from the south of the 6 selions into Grandborough Brooke, Wendover Lownds east. To the use of Silvester Claver. Rent 2s, fine 16s.

Thomas Robinson, customary tenant, and Faith his wife surrendered out of court in the presence of Thomas Kirby and William Spooner 1 acre of meadow in Demorum field, John Townsend south. To the use of Thomas Deely for his life, than to Anthony Deely infant his son. Rent 3d, fine 2s.

John Shelton sr surrendered a part of a messuage in Winslow on the west side, with buildings, barns, yards and orchards. To the use of Margaret Shelton for her life, then to John for his life, then to John Shelton his son. Rent 1s 6d, fine 5s.
[see further below]

William Wood surrendered a messuage and 3 acres of arable land in Winslow:

To the use of John Shelton, rent [blank], fine [blank].

Richard Edmonds surrendered a messuage in the tenure of Daniel Bedles. To the use of Thomas Tunn. Rent 2d, fine 5s.

John Grant alias Miller and Rebecca Gerrard widow surrendered:

All now in the occupation of John Miller or his assigns. To the use of Richard Norton of Latimas Bucks Fuller. Rent 3s 3d, fine £1 6s.

Thomas Chandler surrendered a cottage in Winslow and 3 acres of land in the fields of Winslow. To the use of himself and Elizabeth his wife and their heirs in perpetuity. Rent 1s 3d, fine 6s, heriot by composition 2s 6d.
[This seems to have been in Horn Street]

Edmund Paxton, customary tenant, and Mary his wife surrendered 1 acre in Old Mill Field, Thomas Dandridge north. To the use of Thomas Dandridge and Alice his wife. Rent 3d, fine 2s.

[f.6r] Robert Wyat, customary tenant, and Margaret his wife surrendered 2 selions in Demorum Field in Woras meade [=Arsmeade?] furlong containing 1 acre, William Spooner west. To the use of Bennet Glenister. Rent 3d, fine 2s.

Robert Wyatt surrendered a messuage in Winslow and 2 leys lying on the back side containing 1 acre. To the use of Robert and Margaret his wife. Rent 3d, fine 5s.
[William Lowndes acquired the land in 1699; the house was probably in Greyhound Lane]

John Grant alias Miller and Ralph Whittington of Great Milton surrendered all those closes and parcels of land, meadow and pasture in the fields of Shipton late in the occupation of Ann Miller widow deceased, who was wife of John Grant alias Miller late deceased, or her assigns, which she held as dower from her husband's lands containing 15 acres. To the use of William Bignell of Chesham Yeoman. Rent 3s 9d, fine £1 10s.

Robert Wyat, customary tenant, and Margaret his wife surrendered 7 "yeards" and 1 ley of arable land and pasture in Winslow in Old Mill Field extending in Grandborough brooke, the Bury Land west, containing 2 acres. To the use of John Thorpe. Rent 6d, fine 4s.

[f.6v] William Hogson surrendered the messuage in which he now lives in Winslow and 3 acres of meadow in Demorum field:

To the use of William Wood of London, citizen and tailor, on condition that the surrender will be void if William Hogson pays him £59 at the south porch of the parish church of Winslow: 30s on 25 March next, 29 Sep and 25 March 1663 and 1664, and £51 10s on 29 Sep 1665.

Richard Phips surrendered all that arable land and ley containing 28 acres in Shipton belonging to a messuage in which William Willis of Shipton now lives, lately acquired by Richard from Thomas Elliot (a close of pasture adjoining the messuage excepted). To the use of Thomas Elliot, on condition that the surrender will be void if Richard pays to Thomas annually for the life of Thomas' brother George Elliot £9 in equal instalments at Lady Day and Michaelmas for George's food and clothing, and £80 to Thomas within 6 months of George's death. Rent 7s, fine £2 16s.
[George and Thomas were the sons of Thomas Elliott (d.1633).]

Thomas Elliot and Susanna his wife surrendered a messuage in Shipton with 30 acres of arable land and ley in Shipton. To the use of Richard Phips of Shipton. Rent 7s 6d, fine £3, heriot by composition 10s.

Thomas Dandridge, customary tenant, and Alice his wife surrendered a parcel of land in Old Mill field containing 4 acres, Stephen Chalke north. To the use of William Seyer of Layton Buzard, on condition that the surrender will be void if Thomas pays him £55 at William's dwelling house in Layton: £5 on 25 March next, 29 Sep and 25 March 1663, 1664, 1665, 1666 and 1667.

Robert Wyat of Winslow Butcher and Margaret his wife surrendered in the presence of Thomas Godwin and Edward Hobcroft on 10 July last 8 selions of arable land containing 2½ acres in Mill field in Winslow, Christopher Bigges west. To the use of Edward Tomlin. Rent 7½d, fine 5s.

[f.7r] Andrew Stutsbury surrendered:

To the use of Robert Wells, on condition that the surrender will be void if Andrew pays him £35 8s: 36s on 29 Sep next and 1664, £31 16s on 29 Sep 1665, at Robert's dwelling house in Winslow. Rent 9d, fine 6s.

John Shelton surrendered 3 acres of arable land in Winslow:

[f.7v] To the use of Benjamin Leach. Rent 9d, fine 6s, heriot nothing.

John Shelton, customary tenant, and Margaret Shelton his mother surrendered the east part of a messuage in Winslow in his own occupation with the walls dividing the east from the west part, with the east part of the yard as now divided and "a Malthouse" and stable standing in the east part of the yard, reserving to John free ingress with horses and carts in and through the east part of the yard. To the use of Thomas Spooner. Rent 1s 6d, fine 5s.
[This probably refers to the site of 12 Horn Street]

Copyright 28 December, 2016