Court baron and view of frankpledge, 16 March 1662/3

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. The sheets were sewn together in the wrong order.

[f.7v] 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, 16 March 15 Charles II 1663 before William Lane esq. chief steward.

Essoins of tenants and residents as set out in the charter.

Homage for the lord king and the lord of the manor:
John Hogson, John Underwood, Andrew Stutsbury, Benjamin Glenister, Christopher Bigges, John Finch, Richard Phipps, Thomas Hauten
John Thorpe, George Rutland, Thomas Holland, Joseph Holliday, Thomas Mountague, Benedict Holland, John Illing, John Barton

Default by residents [amerced 2d each unless stated]: William Udding, Thomas Norket, Maurice
Griffith, John Bavin, Thomas Neale, John Norman, John Snow 4d, Robert Elliot 4d, John Stevens sr 4d, Robert
Bowden, William Bayly, Thomas Willis, Newman Willet 4d

The steward imposed a fine of 2s 6d each for non-appearance on John Stevens and Richard Sturman, constables for Grandborough; John Norman, one of the tithingmen for Winslow; John Judge, tithingman for Shipton; John Scot, constable for Shipton; Oliver Pitchford and Thomas Taplin, tithingmen for Little Horwood; William Bowden and John Mountague, tithingmen for Grandborough.

Court Baron or Halimot

John Dingley infant aged 14 sought that the lord should admit Richard Shelton and Thomas Kirby as his guardians.

Thomas Glenister surrendered the messuage in Winslow in which he now lives, with buildings, yards, orchards, gardens. To the use of John Underwood, on condition that the surrender will be void if Thomas pays him £35 8s: 18s on 18 Sep and 18 March 1663, 1664 and 1665 and 18 Sep 1666, and £30 8s on 18 March 1666. Rent 2d, fine 5s.
[This was sold to Thomas Deely in 1665]

John Cooke, customary tenant, and Joyce his wife surrendered 4½ acres of arable land in Shipton:

[f.8r] To the use of Michael Norman. Rent 1s 1½d, fine 5s.

Peter Fige surrendered the west part of an orchard now in his own occupation in Winslow as now divided, containing 1 rood, with free passage of the watercourse from it in and through his close adjoining it. To the use of Daniel Beagles and Ann his wife for their lives, then to Daniel's heirs. Rent 2d, fine 6d.
[This was on the south side of Sheep Street]

William Glenister surrendered these lands in the fields of Shipton containing 20 acres:

To the use of William Read, on condition that the surrender will be void if William Glenister pays him £118: £3 on 18 Sep and 18 March 1663 and 1664 and 18 Sep 1665 and £103 on 18 March following. Rent 5s, fine £2.

[f.8v] Robert Lownds surrendered these lands in Winslow:

containing 1 acre. To the use of Thomas Chandler. Rent 3d, fine 5s.

Edward Ping surrendered a cottage with the "Backside" to the following uses:

Rent 3d, fine 5s.
[Richard Seaton administered Edward Ping's estate when he died in 1665, and may have been his son-in-law. Richard Seaton entailed his messuage, apparently in Horn Street, to his son Richard in 1684. He died in 1706.]

Richard Edmunds and Judith his wife surrendered a messuage in Winslow now in the possession of Daniel Beagles. To the use of Thomas Tunn. Rent 2d, fine 5s.
[Thomas sold it to Thomas Godwin in 1670.]


Court baron, 7 April 1663

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, 7 April 15 Charles II 1663 before William Lane esq. chief steward.

Essoins: none

Homage: John Hogson, Benjamin Glenister, John Henly jr, John Shelton
Edmund Paxon, Thomas Grant, Richard Phips, Thomas Ward
John Illing, Nicholas Wyat, Roger Worrall, Edward Tomlins

[f.9r] Thomas Sheffield surrendered:

To the use of Thomas Kirby and Richard Shelton as "trustees" for Mary Dingley and John Dingley on condition that the surrender will be void if he pays them £37 10s for the use of Mary and John on 20 June 1666 in the porch of the parish church of Winslow. Rent 9d, fine 6s.

William Hogson, customary tenant, and Catherine his wife and John Hoare of Somnerton, Oxon., Husbandman, surrendered Cowmead Close in the parish of Winslow containing 10 acres, and 3 leys adjoining containing 1 acre. To the use of William Spooner. Rent 2s 9d, fine £1 2s.


Court baron, 18 April 1663

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, 18 April 15 Charles II 1663 before William Lane esq. chief steward.

Essoins: none

Homage: John Hogson, Hugh Seaton, William Spooner, Thomas Spooner
Andrew Stutsbury, Peter Stutsbury, Michael Norman, Robert Lownds sr
Richard Phips, William Glenister, Christopher Bigges, John Shelton

Thomas Knight and Pleasant his wife surrendered a cottage in Winslow adjoining the house of Edward Hobcroft west. To the use of Richard Lake, on condition that the surrender will be void if they pay him £44 13s on 25 March next. Rent [blank], fine 5s.

William Hogson and Katherine his wife and Elizabeth Norton of Penn Spinster surrendered:

To the use of Stephen Young within the precincts of St Katherine at the Tower of London, gent., on condition that the surrender will be void if William pays him at his dwelling house in London £3 on 10 July next, £6 on 10 Jan 1663, 10 July 1664 and 10 Jan 1664, and £206 on 10 July 1665. Rent 9s 6d, fine £3 16s.

Thomas Robinson and Elizabeth Norton of Penn Spinster surrendered:

To the use of Stephen Young of St Katherine of the Tower of London gent., on condition that the surrender will be void if Thomas pays him at his dwelling house within the precincts of St Katherine £1 10s on 10 July next, £3 on 10 Jan 1663, 10 July 1664 and 10 Jan 1664, and £103 on 10 July 1665. Rent 3s, fine £1 4s.
[Stephen Young transferred his mortgages to Edward Palmer in 1670]


Court baron, 19 June 1663

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, 19 June 15 Charles II 1663 before William Lane esq. chief steward.

Essoins: none

Homage: John Hogson, William Hogson, John Henly jr, Benjamin Leach
Edward Hobcroft, Silvester Claver, William Illing, Emanuel Ward
John Barton, Thomas Okely, William Bignel, Richard Phips

John Grainge and Richard Edmunds gent. surrendered 1½ virgates in Little Horwood now or late in the occupation of Thomas Okely. To the use of Robert Willet.


View of frankpledge with court baron, 19 October 1663

[f.10r] 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, 19 Oct 15 Charles II 1663 before William Lane esq. chief steward.

Homage for the lord king and the lord of the manor:
John Hogson, John Townsend, Thomas Kirby, William Spooner, Edmund Paxon, Wendover Lownds, Richard Phips
Robert Elliot, William Glenister, John Hawkins, John Illing, Robert Willet, William Illing, William Bignel
John Barton, John Stevens sr, John Stevens jr, Richard Stirman, Nicholas Wyat, Ralph Cooke, Robert Manwaring

Default by residents and amercements: Hugh Seaton sr 6d, Thomas Robinson 6d, Maurice
Griffith clerk 4d, William Giles jr 6d, Christopher Bigge sr 6d, Thomas Elliot 2d, Aaron Westley 2d, Thomas Chandler 2d, Edward Tomlin 6d,
William Firth 6d, Christopher Cotes 3d, Thomas Dandridge 3d, William Cheninell 3d, Richard Norton 4d, John Varney 2d, William Bayly 6d,
John Willis 3d, Henry Smith 4d, John Grange 6d, John Fuller 4d, John Pitkin 2d, Thomas Adams 4d, Mr Selbey 4d, Mr Sands 4d, Newman
Willet 6d, John Cooper 4d, Edward Markham 2d, Widow Evans 2d, Thomas Shouler 2d

Affearers: John Hogson, Thomas Kirby, William Spooner, Wendover Lownds, John Stevens, Richard Stirman

Officers:
Constables for Winslow: Thomas Norcot and Daniel Beadles
Tithingmen for Winslow: Thomas Chandler and Roger Atwood
Constables for Little Horwood: Thomas Edmunds and Richard Varney
Tithingmen for Little Horwood: John Jourden and John Varney
Constable for Grandborough: Thomas Rutland
Richard Stirman was nominated constable for Grandborough and chosen but because he refused his oath the steward imposed a fine of 30s
Sealers of leather [sigillatores corei] for Winslow: Thomas Norcot and Michael Norman

Court Baron

John Finch surrendered 4 leys in Palmers Leyes in New Mill Field containing 1 acre, the Berry Land east. To the use of Edward Tomlins. Rent 3d, fine 2s.

Robert Lownds surrendered 10 acres in the fields of Winslow:

To the use of John Underwood, on condition that the surrender will be void if Robert pays him £153 8s: £7 16s on 22 Oct 1664 and 1665, £137 16s on 22 Oct 1666. Rent 2s 6d, fine £1.

Peter Fige, customary tenant, and Tobias Chalke, brother and heir of Stephen Chalke deceased, surrendered a close of pasture and meadow in Winslow containing 5 acres adjoining the orchard and yard of Peter called Home Close. To the use of John Miller, on condition that the surrender will be void if Peter pays him £159:
[f.10v] £4 10s on 22 April next, £154 10s on 22 Oct 1664. Rent 1s 3d, fine 10s.
[See William Lowndes' notebook for more on this]

Wendover Lownds surrendered 6 acres of arable land, meadow and pasture in the fields of Winslow:

To the use of Elizabeth Lownds widow, on condition that the surrender will be void if Wendover pays her £59: 30s on 25 March following, 29 Sep 1664, 25 March following, 29 Sep 1665 and 25 March following, and £51 10s on 29 Sep 1666. Rent 1s 6d, fine 12s.

John Finch surrendered 1 acre of arable land with hades in Old Mill Field:

To the use of Edward Tomlins. Rent 3d, fine 2s.

Ann King wife of John King since the last court with her husband's consent surrendered by Thomas Kirby and Richard Shelton half a cottage in Winslow now in the occupation of William Paradine, next to the house of Robert Stevens east. To the use of Mary Dingley her daughter after the death of Elizabeth wife of William Paradine. Mary sought admission. Rent 4¾d, fine 5s.
[Richard Dingley married Ann Sheffield in 1645 and died in 1658; Mary was born in 1647]

Stephen Chalke since the last court surrendered by Silvester Claver and Benjamin Leach a parcel of land in Winslow commonly called Grove Leyes containing 4 acres. To the use of Stephen Simonds son of [blank] Simonds. Rent 1s, fine 8s, heriot by composition 13s 4d.
Stephen Simonds, customary tenant, and Mary his wife
[f.11r] then surrendered it to the use of John Watts. Rent 1s, fine 8s, heriot by composition 13s 4d.

Elizabeth Norman widow surrendered 1 acre of arable lands with hades in Old Mill Field on Ry Furlong, Thomas Robinson south. To the use of Edward Tomlins. Rent 3d, fine 2s.

John Bavin surrendered a messuage in Winslow with 3 acres of land in the fields of Shipton. To the use of himself and Susanna his wife for their lives, then to John's heirs. Rent 1s 1d, fine 6s.
[This was part of the "encroachment" in the Market Square]

Henry Wyat surrendered a messuage in Winslow commonly called The Rose, with buildings, yards, gardens. To the use of John Wilward, on condition that the surrender will be void if Henry pays him £106 on 30 Oct 1664. Rent 6d, fine 5s.

Thomas Dandridge surrendered part of a messuage or cottage in Winslow now in the occupation of Henry Grant with all appurtenances (the kitchen only excepted). To the use of William Giles on condition that the surrender will be void if Thomas pays him £45: £15 on 29 Sep 1664, 1665 and 1666, at William's dwelling house in Winslow. Rent 6d, fine 5s.

Laurence Shelton, customary tenant, and Elizabeth his wife surrendered these lands with hades in the fields of Winslow:

Containing 7½ acres. To the use of William Retchford. Rent 1s 10d, fine 15s.

John Shelton surrendered 1 acre in Old Mill Field in Rey Furlong, John Townsend north. To the use of William Wyat. Rent 3d, fine 2s.

Hugh Seaton and Catherine his wife surrendered 6 selions of arable land and pasture lying together at Bradford in Demorum Field containing 3 acres, Edmund Paxon west. To the use of John Seaton sr. Rent 9d, fine 6s.

Thomas Pease surrendered a cottage. To the use of John Hobcroft on condition that the surrender will be void if Thomas pays him 14s 4d on 29 Sep 1664 and 1665 and £12 14s 4d on 29 Sep 1666. Rent 2d, fine 5s.
John Hobcroft surrendered a cottage with The Backside to the use of Thomas Pease. Rent 2d, fine 5s.
[This was probably Tinkers End Cottage]

Michael Norman surrendered 6 acres of arable land with hades in the fields of Winslow and Shipton:

To the use of William Retchford of Addington clerk, who sought admission. Rent 1s 6d, fine 12s.

John Shelton surrendered 3 acres of arable land in the fields of Winslow:

To the use of Martha Judge, infant, who sought admission through John Judge her father and guardian. Rent 9d, fine 6s.

Copyright 3 January, 2017