Court baron and view of frankpledge, 21 October 1667

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.

[f.11r] 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 19 Charles II 1667 before William Lane esq. chief steward.

Essoins set out in the charter.

Homage for the lord king and the lord of the manor.
For Winslow: John Hogson, John Blechly, Thomas Smallbone, Andrew Studsbury, Richard Shelton sr, William Spooner
For Shipton: Charles Bowler, Richard Phips, Robert Elliot, William Glenister
For Little Horwood: William Illing, Thomas Ward, Thomas Curtis, John Hawkins, Thomas Oakely
For Grandborough: Benedict Holland at the Pound, John Stevens at the Tild House, Robert Manwaring, Thomas Mountague, John Holland

Robert Gibbs overburdened the common with 20 sheep; amerced £1.
Peter Lownds overburdened the common with 40 sheep; amerced £2.
John Kirby overburdened the common with 10 sheep; amerced 10s.
Richard Udding did not keep his cows on the king's highway according to the ordinance; amerced 3s 4d.
Robert Wells, Widow Keniston [the same].
John Watts kept his horse in the fields against the ordinance; amerced 10s.
Robert Scot [the same]

For Little Horwood: Thomas Stredwicke chosen heyward. John Haukins and Ralph Cooke chosen constables.
For Grandborough: John Thorpe and John Mountague chosen constables. Richard Sturman and Robert Holt sr chosen tithingmen.
For Winslow: John Crawley and Roger Atwood sworn as constables. Thomas Knight and Richard Ginger sworn as tithingmen. Robert Benbow and Thomas Mayne sworn as ale-tasters. Richard Shelton sworn as ale-sealer.
For Shipton: Charles Butler [sic] jr sworn as constable. Thomas Sheffeild sworn as tithingman.

Court Baron

Michael Norman surrendered a messuage or cottage in Winslow in which he now lives, with buildings, orchards, garden, barns, stable and structures. To the use of John Norman his son and John's wife Dorothy for their lives, then to John's heirs. Rent 1s 4d, fine 5s, heriot by composition 4s.
[f.11v] John Norman son of Michael Norman "shooe maker" and Dorothy his wife surrendered a messuage in Winslow in which Michael now lives. To the use of Francis Glenister of Winslow "hempdresser", on condition that the surrender will be void if John Norman pays him £50 with 6% interest at Michaelmas following. Rent 1s 4d, fine 5s.
[The messuage was probably 10 High Street which John Norman mortgaged to Francis Glenister in 1670.]

Nicholas Bigg on 24 May last surrendered by the steward his dwelling house in which he now lives, as recently divided. To the use of Edward Palmer of London Wine Cooper, on condition that the surrender will be void if Nicholas pays him 15s on 2 Dec next, 2 June and 2 Dec 1668 and 1669, and £25 15s on 2 June 1670. Edward sought admission by Thomas Godwyn his attorney. Rent 4d, fine 5s.
[The messuage was 21-23 Market Square, which was divided off in 1665.]

[f.12r] Wendover Lowndes surrendered 1 acre of ley and meadow in Old Mill Feild in Stone furlong, land of Silvester Claver west. To the use of Silvester Claver. Rent 3d, fine 2s.

John Henley sr surrendered 38 acres in the fields of Winslow and Shipton. To the use of John Henley jr his son. Rent 9s 6d, fine £3 16s.

[f.12v] John Crawley surrendered a house and yard in Winslow in his own tenure. To the use of Thomas Smallbones, on condition that the surrender will be void if John pays him £42 8s on 23 Oct 1668. Rent 5d, fine 5s.
[This was in the Market Square, and was sold to Daniel and Ann Beadles in 1668]

Joseph Dandridge, customary tenant, and Ann his wife surrendered 13 selions of arable land and ley in Old Mill Feild in or adjoining a lane [sic] called Grove Leys Furlong next to the land of John Watts north, William Spooner south, containing 4 acres. To the use of Thomas Deely on condition that the surrender will be void if Joseph pays him £23 12s: 24s on 23 Oct 1668 and 1669 and the residue of 24s [sic] on 23 Oct 1670. Rent 1s, fine 8s.

[f.13r] Wendover Lownds surrendered 1 acre of arable land with pasture and hades in New Mill Feild in Hawkeslow Furlong, Thomas Robinson north, Mr William Retchford south. To the use of Benjamin Leach. Rent 3d, fine 2s.

Edmund Paxton, customary tenant, and Mary his wife surrendered 1 acre of arable land in Old Mill Feild in Change Furlong, Widow Eldridge north. To the use of Benjamin Leach. Rent 3d, fine 2s.

Edmund Paxton and Mary his wife and Joan his mother surrendered:

To the use of Susanna Michel Spinster. Rent 1s 6d, fine 12s. John Hogson complained against her on a plea of land.
[f.13v] Procedure of common recovery: Edmund Paxton called to warrant Robert Gibbs; William Underwood minister of the court delivered seisin. All surrendered to Edmund Paxton who surrendered to Susanna Michell, on condition that the surrender will be void if he pays her £6 on 22 Oct 1668 and 1669 and £106 on 22 Oct 1670. Rent 1s 6d, fine 12s.

[f.14r] Thomas Bigg on 24 May last surrendered by the steward:

[f.14v] To the use of Thomas Chandler of Winslow. Rent 6d, fine 4s.

George Foster and Elizabeth his wife and Hugh Seaton on 25 Oct 1666 surrendered by the steward a messuage in Winslow in which Hugh now lives and a close of pasture in Long nant ditch extending to a place called Sound breach containing 6 acres. To the use of Susanna Michel spinster on condition that the surrender will be void if Hugh pays her £118: £6 on 25 Oct 1667 and 1668, £106 on 26 Oct 1669. Rent 2s, fine 12s.

Silvester Claver surrendered land in the fields of Winslow:

[f.15r] containing 7 acres. To the use of Benjamin Leach, on condition that the surrender will be void if Silvester pays him £63 12s on 23 Oct 1668. Rent 1s 9d, fine 14s.

[f.16r] Thomas Dandridge lately died seised of 4 acres in the fields of Winslow. Joseph Dandridge is his son and heir and sought admission. Rent 1s, fine 8s.

William Glenister, customary tenant, and Abigail his wife surrendered a parcel of meadow in Blackgrove Feild in a furlong called New leane next to the land of William Townsend west, containing ½ acre. To the use of Benjamin Glenister who came and sought that his admission be dispensed with because he was admitted before, and that the fine should be remitted because he paid the fine for the premisses at his aforesaid admission. The cause of this (present) admission was that Abigail was so ill that she could not come to the court then held when the aforesaid surrender was transacted - to all of which the court agreed.
[The previous surrender was in 1666, where there is no mention of Abigail]

Christopher Bigg and Joan his wife surrendered:

To the use of John Godwin and Rabia his wife. Rent 6d, fine 4s, heriot by composition 3s.

John Grant alias Miller out of court on 1 Nov 1666 surrendered by John Glenister and Peter Stutsbury a piece of meadow in Winslow lying by lot with Mr Paxton and called Free Acre. To the use of Edward Felow / Fello, on condition that the surrender will be void if John pays him at the porch of the church of Winslow £24 2s on 1 May next. Rent 1d, fine 8s.

[f.16v] Silvester Pim lately died seised of a messuage in Winslow called the Bell and 1½ acres in the field of Winslow. Dorothy and Ann Pim his sisters are his coheirs and sought admission by John Henly their guardian. Rent 5s, fine 5s.

Thomas Kirby on 7 Nov last surrendered by John Hogson and Bennet Glenister a messuage with barns and other buildings, and 7½ acres of land in the fields of Winslow. To the use of Joan Kirby his wife for her life. Then to Thomas Kirby son of George Kirby, on condition that he pays George Kirby his brother £5, and Mr Richard Edmunds £5, and Elizabeth Grace daughter of Thomas Grace £5, and Thomas Edmunds £5, within a year and a day of Joan's decease. Rent 1s 10½d, fine 15s.
[This, and possibly the land mentioned next, was sold to William Lowndes in 1701. The house was apparently on the north side of Sheep Street. See Edmunds family for the relationships of the people involved.]
He also surrendered a close of pasture called Hutchin Close containing 1½ acres, and 1½ acres in the fields of Winslow: in Hawkeslow Furlong a half-acre, at Bradford a half-acre and at Marracre 2 "le yards". To the use of Joan his wife for her life, then to Elizabeth Hughes wife of Henry Hughes and the heirs of her body, and for default of such to Thomas Kirby son of George Kirby. Rent 9d, fine 6s.

[f.16v] Christopher Bigg, customary tenant, and Joan his wife surrendered a barn with yard late in the tenure of William Hogson. To the use of William Retchford Clerk. Rent 3d, fine 1s.

 

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