Court baron and view of frankpledge, 30 October 1665

Centre for Bucks Studies D175/11

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.2r] 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, 30 October 17 Charles II 1665 before William Lane esq. chief steward.

Jurors: Edmund Paxon, Benjamin Glanister, Thomas Kirby sr, Richard Seaton, Daniel Beagles, Thomas Smallbones, John Henly jr, Richard Phipps, William Illing
Thomas Curtis, Thomas Oakeley, John Paradine, Thomas Ward, Thomas Holland, John Bence, John Stephens att the Tile house, Thomas Mountague

Default by inhabitants: Thomas Hog 2d, William Claydon 2d, Thomas Knight 2d, William Firth 2d
John Bowim 4d, William Chennill 2d, John Norman 1d, Francis Glenister 2d, John Miller 1d, Robert Holt 1d, Henry Stephens 1d, Thomas Holland 1d
John Hipkins 2d, \John Capp 3d[?], Thomas Carter 4d, Edward Hopkins 2d/ Thomas Adams 2d, Newman Millett [=Williatt] 4d, John Cooper 4d

Affearers: Daniel Beagles, Richard Phipps, William Illing, Thomas Mountague
Constables for Winslow: Benjamin Leach, Wendover Lounds
Tithingmen for Winslow: Robert Shelton sr, Thomas Gubbins
Constable for Shipton: Robert Bowdon
Tithingman for Shipton: William Townsend
[Also records officers for Little Horwood but not Granborough]

Court Baron

Richard Bet and Mary his wife, customary tenants, surrendered a cottage in Winslow with yard, next to the land of Thomas Bigg on the north and Richard Bet on the south, reserving liberty of entry for Richard Bet when necessary to repair his dwelling house. To the use of Elizabeth Markham. Rent 2d, fine 5s.

Richard Rodgers, customary tenant, and Mary his wife surrendered a messuage or cottage in Winslow in which he now lives, excepting only a new bay of structure with "a slipe of ground" the width of the structure from the structure to John Norman's garden. To the use of Edmund Paxton and Wendover Lounds on condition that the surrender will be void if Richard indemnifies them against Simon Bennett of Calverton esq. by virtue of an obligation dated 8 April 1665 in which they were obliged with Richard for Richard's debt in the penal sum of £100 conditional for payment of £53 on 10 Oct following as appears in the obligation. Rent 1s, fine 5s.
[See more on this at the 1666 court; it seems to concern 12-14 High Street]

[f.2v] Christopher Bigg, customary tenant, and Joan his wife surrendered 1 acre of land in Demorum field next to the land of Edmund Paxton north. To the use of Stephen Bigg. Rent 3d, fine 2s.

Thomas Bigg surrendered 1 selion and 2 pieces of arable land called Yeards in Newmill field next to the common way called Parsonage Planke highway south containing 1 acre. To the use of Thomas Smalbones. Rent 3d, fine 2s.

William Hogson and Catharine his wife out of court on 24 July 1665 surrendered by the steward in the presence of John Hogson and Robert Lownds 3 selions of arable land in New Millfield in a furlong called Littlehill next to the land of John Hogson north, John Norman south, containing 1½ acres. To the use of Mathew Bisshopp who now sought admission. Rent 4½d, fine 3s.

[f.3r] William Bigg surrendered part of a messuage in Winslow in which Christopher Bigg deceased lately lived: a hall and "a chamber" over it and "a Leantoo" and "a Penthouse" before the hall towards the street with kitchen, yard, stable, "the Smiths shopp" adjoining "the Churchyard" and "the Roomes" over the kitchen and workshop and "the entry" or passage near the house of William Giles. To the use of Nicholas Bigg, William's brother, on condition that Nicholas pays £5 to Mary Bigg his sister on 8 May 1666 and the same sum to Stephen Bigg his brother. Rent 4½d, fine 5s.
Nicholas Bigg and Mary his wife surrendered part of a messuage in Winslow in which Christopher Bigg deceased lately lived: a cellar and a workshop over it and a bedroom over the workshop and "a penthouse" before the workshop and "a parlour" [cenaculum] behind the workshop and a bedroom over the parlour and "the old Smiths shopp" with bedroom over. To the use of William Bigg his brother on condition that he pays Ann Willis daughter of Christopher Bigg deceased £10 on 8 May 1666. Rent 4½d, fine 5s.
[These arrangements followed the deaths of Christopher Bigg in 1664 and his wife Jane in 1665. The messuage was on the north side of the Market Square, probably from 21 to 27 inclusive, with Nicholas taking the western part.]

William Glenister, customary tenant, and Abigail his wife, surrendered this arable land, pasture and meadow in Shipton:

containing 20 acres. To the use of Charles Bowler sr. Rent 5s, fine £2.

[f.3v] Thomas Elliott, customary tenant, and Ann his wife surrendered a cottage in Winslow in which he now lives, with buildings, yards, orchards, gardens. To the use of Thomas Bransford, on condition that the surrender will be void if Thomas Elliott pays him £17 14s: 18s on 31 Oct 1666 and 1667, £15 18s on 31 Oct 1668. Rent 2d, fine 5s

John Henly and Joan his wife surrendered a messuage or cottage in Winslow next to the land of Benjamin Leach west. To their own use for 4 years from Michaelmas last. Then half to the use of Dorothy Pim, the other half to the use of Ann Pim, provided that Ann pays Dorothy £10 from the first profits of the premisses accruing to her. If Ann or Dorothy dies under the age of 21, the whole messuage to the use of the survivor. John and Joan, and Ann and Dorothy by John their guardian, sought admission. Rent 1s, heriot by composition 2s 6d, fine 5s.
[This could refer to 3-5 Market Square; see will of Henry Pym for more on the Pyms]

Nicholas Michel surrendered by Benjamin Leach and John Robinson these lands:

To the use of Frances Wilmot. Rent 1s, fine 8s.
[This seems to have been a deathbed surrender. Frances was probably Nicholas' sister.]

John Underwood, Thomas Glenister and Elizabeth his wife surrendered a cottage in Winslow now in the occupation of John Pitkin. To the use of Thomas Deely. Rent 2d, fine 5s, heriot by composition 4s.

End of this court


Court baron, 20 December 1665

[f.1r] 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, 20 December 17 Charles II 1665 before William Lane esq. chief steward.

Defaults: none

Homage for the lord of the manor:
Edmund Paxton, Benjamin Leach, Richard Seaton, Andrew Stutsbury, John Blechly, Thomas Smallbones
Edward Hobcroft, Peter Stutsbury, Wendover Lownds, John Miller, William Glenister, Charles Bowler

William Wood surrendered a messuage in Winslow with buildings, barns, stables, closes, orchards, yards, "backsides" with 2 acres of meadow in Demorum. To the use of William Hogson. Rent [blank], fine 5s. William Hogson, customary tenant, and Agnes his wife then surrendered to William Retchford. Rent [blank], fine 5s, heriot by composition 15s.

Francis Glenister, customary tenant, and Ann his wife surrendered a piece of land which is the western part of an orchard in Winslow now in his own occupation, next to the land [sic] called Sheepe Streete on the north and the land of John Brightwell on the south. To the use of Daniel Bedells and Ann his wife for their lives, then to Elizabeth Bedells their daughter and the heirs of her body, or for want of such heirs to the use of Francis [=Frances] Bedels another child of Daniel and Ann and the heirs of his/her body, and for want of such to Daniel's heirs. Rent 1d, fine 6d.
[See William Lowndes' notebook for more on this land]

William Hogson sought admission to a half-acre of land containing 2 selions in New Mill Feild in Nantwich Furlong, of which William Hogson his father lately died seised. Rent 1½d, fine 1s.

Robert Lownds, customary tenant, and Elizabeth his wife, surrendered arable land, pasture and meadow in the fields of Winslow:

containing 5 acres. To the use of William Wood of Margaret Lothbury, London, "habberdasher", on condition that the surrender will be void if Robert pays him £59: £3 on 20 Dec 1666 and 1667, £53 on 20 Dec 1668. Rent 1s 3d, fine 10s.

Thomas Dandridge, customary tenant, and Frances his wife, surrendered a messuage in Winslow now in the occupation of John Ambrose and William Firth, with all "outhouses", yards, barns, stables, workshops, cellars. To the use of William Giles. Rent 1s, fine 5s.

Catherine Hogson widow surrendered all title and interest in a messuage in the occupation of William Hogson of Winslow her husband late deceased, and in 2 acres of meadow in Demorum Field. To the use of William Retchford Clerk. [see above]

John Seaton and Jane his wife surrendered 1 acre of land in Old Mill Feild in Col[dum?]e Furlong next to the land of Richard Phipps on the north. To the use of Henry Wyatt. Rent 3d, fine 2s.

 

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