View of frankpledge and court baron, 1 May 1687

Centre for Bucks Studies D175/21

Note: the court roll for 1686 has not been preserved with the others.

Originals in Latin. 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] Winslow with members. View of frankpledge with court baron of Nicholas Goodwin gent., held on 15 April 3 James II 1687 by James Hayes esq., deputy steward.

Jurors:
John Henley, William Spooner, Thomas Blake, Peter Lowndes, John Ambrorow
John Hogson, John Stusbery, Thomas Robinson, John Keniston, William Townesend
Charles Bowler, Henry Townesend, Robert Manwaring, John Bowden, Benedict Holland
William Stephens, Robert Stephens, William Illing, Thomas Ward, Richard Barton
Arthur Smith, Richard Missenden, Henry Curtis, Stephen Emerton

Default by residents or tenants [amerced 4d each]
William Barrall of Winslow, William East of the same, Daniell East of the same, John Borall of the same, Thomas Rigwee of the same, Richard Pound of the same,
Antony Bockingham of the same, Thomas Foster of the same, Walter Harbord of the same, Robert Grange of the same, Ralph Hall of the same, Daniel Kirby of the same, William
King of the same, John Brinklow of the same, William Greene of the same, William Ball of the same, William Roads of the same, Joseph Dandridge of the same, John Smallbone
of the same, Abraham Day of the same, Thomas Daniell of the same, Daniel Colly of the same, George Jennings of the same, James Allen of the same, William Ashfield of
the same, Daniel Hogson of the same, William Miller of the same, Richard Asson of the same, Thomas White of the same, William Dyer of the same, Samuel Arnatt of the same, Thomas Knight
of the same, Francis Rogers of the same, William Ward of the same, Samuel Wakar of the same, Charles King sr of the same, Charles King jr of the same, Joseph Harden
of the same, Nicolas Miller of the same, Richard Ginger of the same, Christopher Bigg of the same, William Forth sr of the same, William Forth jr of the same, William Fennamor
of the same, William Daniell of the same, William Loffatt of the same, Joseph Riden of Granborow, Thomas Anstis of the same, John Bond of the same, Daniel Paine of
the same, John Fuller of the same, Benedict Fuller of the same, William Edinge of Winslow, widow Edinge of the same, George Knight of the same, Robert
Spooner of the same, William Claver of the same, Silvester Claver of the same, Richard Westly of the same, John Seaton carrier [vehicularius] of the same, Robert Seaton of the same,
widow Seaton of the same, Thomas Black of the same, William Claydon of the same, Edward Horwood of the same, Nicolas Plestow of the same, Thomas Mayne of
the same, Antony Deely of the same, John Seaton butcher of the same, John Shelton of the same, Edward Beerson of the same, Robert Mitchell of the same, William Willmott of
the same, William Edmunds of the same [no sum], John Townesend of the same, Francis Dosett of the same, Thomas Godwyn of the same, Philip Bayly of the same, Richard Tring of the same,
John Plomer of the same, widow Atwood, Thomas Smallbones of the same, Thomas Deely of the same, widow Deareing of the same, Richard Benboe of the same,
Robert Scott of the same, John Chittum of the same, John Dymock of the same, Joseph Glenister of the same, William Britten of the same, widow Shelton of the same,
Thomas Kirby of the same, Thomas Rice of the same, John Glenister of the same, Richard Woolton of the same, Thomas Norman of the same, William Elliott of the same,
widow Marshall of the same, Thomas Miller of the same, widow Chandler of the same, John Darnell of the same, John Hogson of the same, John Godwyn of the same, John
Greene of the same, John Herne of the same, Christopher Coates of the same, [blank] Sherogg of the same, William Hunt of the same, Nicolas Coates of the same, Richard Riddle of the same,
Philip Budd of the same, [blank] Stutsbury of the same, William Bigg of the same, Stephen Bigg jr of the same, Ralph Doggett of the same, Robert Edinge of the same, William Short
of the same, William Kirby of the same, Daniell Begells of the same, Mathew Bishopp of the same, Thomas Bishopp of the same, widow Willings of the same, Robert Heale of
the same, Ralph Noone of the same, Samuell Miller of the same, John Hewett of the same, David East of the same, Thomas Neale of the same, William Woodcock, John Barkwell of the same,
Nathaniell Kempe of the same, John Meake of the same, Thomas Hogg of the same, John Cherill of the same, Thomas Smith of the same, [blank] King of the same, Christopher Smith
William Vickars of the same, Henry Curtis of the same, William Bayly of the same, Thomas Adams of the same, William Mead of the same, John Quay of the same,
Edward Markham of the same, Thomas Woodward of the same, Richard Falkner of the same, Thomas Oakely of the same, widow Bamton of the same, John
Hoakins of the same, widow Cooke of the same, William Richardson of the same, widow Hodgkins of the same, widow Fardine of the same, Richard Barton of the same, Thomas
Barton of the same, Hugh Williatt of the same, Newman Williatt of the same, John Cooper of the same, Henry Pitkine of the same, Robert Norman of the same, Thomas Fuller of the same,
Joseph Cox of the same, William Bevine of the same, John Varny of the same, William Willis of the same, John Capp of the same, Thomas Showler of the same, Thomas Ward of
the same, Richard Misenden of the same, Thomas Inwards of the same, Robert Grainge of the same, William Barton of the same, Edward Hopkins of the same, James Woodward of
the same, John Varney of the same, David Worrall of Granborow, George Worrall of the same, John Worrall of the same, Joseph Holloday of the same, George Stevens
of the same, Benedict Holland of the same, John Bence of the same, Thomas Rutland of the same, William Stevens of the same, John Wyatt of the same, William Tharpe of the same,
John Holland of the same, Richard Sterman of the same, Robert Hughes of the same, Robert Holt of the same, Ralph Stevens of the same, Benedict Pitkine of the same, John
Tharpe of the same, William Morecroft, Benedict Holland of the same, Thomas Mountague of the same, John Stephens at Elme of the same, Henry Stephens at
Claydon of the same, John Morecroft of the same, John Stephens at Newhouse of the same, John Stephens at Hogshaw of the same, Robert Stephens of Shipton
John Mayne of the same, Richard North of the same, Charles Bowler of the same, Robert Evans of the same, William Wyatt of the same, widow Miller of the same, George
Elliott of the same, John Judge of the same, widow Tomalin of the same, William Cooke of the same, Joseph Glenister of the same, and Henry Townesend

Amerced for not appearing to make their return:

Richard Fakner for permitting his sheep to go into the Wheatefeild against the ordinances: amerced 5s.
Thomas Adams for the same: 2s 6d.
[blank] Bamton for not making his/her "wood mounds" according to the ordinances made at the last court: amerced 2s.
Joseph Cox for the same: 2s.
James Woodward for the same: 2s.

Ordinances for Winslow
[English] Imprimis It is ordered that every p(er)son whoe hath any p(ro)p(er)ty or share in the Pound doe repaire the same by the xxvth day of this Instant Aprill and doe keepe the same hereafter in good repaire upon paine of forfeiteing ijs vjd each makeing default. 
Item It is ordered that noe p(er)son doe keepe or suffer his Sheepe to bee kept in any of the Wheat Feilds (Except on his own Land) untill Wheate Harvest bee a weeke at home upon paine of forfeiteing for every offence ijs vjd.
Item It is ordered that noe p(er)son doe keepe or suffer to bee kept any Sheepe in the Beane Feilds till St. Edwards day [13 Oct] on paine of forfeiteing for every offence ijs iiijd.
Item It is ordered & that all p(er)sons doe ring their Hoggs and Piggs by the xxvthh of this instant Aprill on paine of forfeiteing every one soe neglecting ijs iiijd.
Item It is ordered that noe p(er)son doe keepe or suffer to bee kept either horse or Cow in the Fallow Feild after the xxiiijth day of this instant Aprill until the first day of August next comeing on paine of forfeiteing for every offence iijs vjd.
Item It is ordered that noe p(er)son  doe keepe any Mares and Colts in the Wheate Feilds after the Colt bee one month old Except the Colt bee tyed and kept out of the Corne nor in the Beane Feild after the Colt bee two monthes old Except the Colt bee tyed and kept out of the Beanes upon paine of forfeiteing for every offence iijs iiijd.

William Townesend surrendered 2 ridges in Blagrove Feild in Lames Lease Furlong, John Henly north, and 1 ridge in Blagrove Feild in Long Blagrove Furlong, John Henly east. To the use of William and Jane his wife for their lives, then to Henry Townesend their relative [affinis] and his heirs. William and Henry sought admission.

Silvester Claver, Robert Adams gent., William Deverell and Katharine his wife, John Smith and Jane his wife surrendered all their customary lands in the manor:

All containing by estimation 28 acres. Also the lands now in the occupation of William Townesend gent. in the manor in which Silvester Claver claims right or title. To the use of William Lowndes gent. and Robert Lowndes his son. William came through Richard Phipps his attorney and sought admission. Rent [blank], fine [blank], fealty respited.
[William Lowndes paid £330 for this land.]

[f.1v] Amice Collins, widow of William Collins, sought admission to a messuage and a close of land which came into the lord's hands on the death and surrender of William enrolled at the court on 15 Oct 1686. To hold for her widowhood. Rent [blank], fine [blank].

Thomas Miller, Jane his wife and Dorothy Miller his mother surrendered 2 ridges of arable land with "Greenesword" containing 1½ acres in Rye Furlong in Old Mill feild, Thomas Blake gent. one side, Richard Phipps the other. to the use of William Lowndes gent., who sought admission through Richard Phipps. Rent [blank], fine [blank], fealty respited.

Thomas Collins, son of William Collins, sought admission to a messuage and close of land [as above].

Thomas Mountague died since the last court seised of a virgate and a quarter of land and a messuage in the parish of Granborow. Thomas Mountague is his son and nearest heir. 1st proclamation made.

On 2 Feb 1686 John Yeomans of Westminster brickmaker and Mary his wife (examined by William Cherry the steward) surrendered a messuage in Winslow now or late in the possession of Thomas Miller and Thomas Ridgeway in the Beast Markett and all their title to it. To the use of Edmund Sharrocke and Susanna his wife. Rent [blank], fine [blank].

On 10 Nov 1686, Sarah Patridge of London Spinster and Elizabeth Tomlyn of Winslow widow surrendered by William Cherry esq. a messuage with barns, stables, orchards, gardens in which Thomas Tomlins deceased lately lived, now in the possession of John Stevens in Great Horne Street. To the use of William Short of Winslow and Elizabeth his wife and the heirs of their bodies, or William's heirs. Rent [blank], fine [blank].

Silvester Claver surrendered a messuage in Winslow in which Thomas Daniell lived with barns, orchards, yards and 1 acre of land adjoining below the yard of the messuage, and adjoining the land of John Stutsbery on the north. To the use of John Chennell. Rent [blank], fine [blank].

Elizabeth Rice sought admission to:

Containing in total by estimation 14 acres. They came into the lord's hands on the death of Joan Kirby, as set out in the court rolls of 9 April 1686. Rent [blank], fine [blank].
Elizabeth Rice sought admission to a parcel of land called Hogacre in Winslow on the death of Joan Kirby. She is to hold, not infringing the right of any claimants.

John Seaton sr surrendered a messuage in Winslow in which Robert Lowndes gent. lately lived, with barn, buildings, yard, orchard, gardens. And a messuage in Sheepestreete in which Dorothy Pitkin now lives. To the use of John Seaton jr his son. Rent [blank], fine [blank].

John Seaton sr surrendered all his lands in the fields of Winslow and Shipton:

In total, 20 acres. To the use of John Seaton jr his son for his life, then to Rebecca wife of John jr for her life, then to the heirs of their bodies, or the heirs of John jr. Rent [blank], fine [blank].

John Greene and Emma his wife surrendered 1 acre of arable land in Aarill hill, [blank] Lowndes gent. north, widow Chandler south. To the use of John Chennill. Rent [blank], fine [blank].

Henry Hughes and John Hogson sought admission to 1 acre in New Mill Feild in Nandridge Furlong "shooteing" to Addington hedge, which came into the lord's hands on the surrender of Frances Willmott dated 10 March 1685, enrolled at the court on 9 April 1686.


View of frankpledge and court baron, 21 October 1687

[f.2r] Winslow with members. View of frankpledge with court baron of Nicholas Goodwin gent., held on 15 April 3 James II 1687 by James Hayes esq., deputy steward.

Jurors:
William Spooner, Thomas Blake, Peter Lowndes, Benjamin Leach, Thomas Smith
John Shelton, Richard Phipps, George Elliott, William Townesend, Henry Townesend
Richard Barton, Arthur Smith, Henry Curtis, Henry Pitkins, Richard Faukner
John Jilling, John Markham, John Holland, Thomas Mountague
Robert Manwaring, Benedict Holland, John Seaton, Benedict Holland [sic]

Defaults by residents or tenants [amerced 2d; place names seem to have been omitted several times]

William Wyatt of Shipton, Thomas Paxton of the same, Robert Mitchell of the same, John Bouden of Granborough, Joseph Bouden of the same, John Bond of the same, John Bence
of the same, Robert Huse of the same, John Titmouse of the same, John Hollyday of the same, Daniell Paine of the same, Henry Townesend of the same, John James of the same, Nicolas Stevens of
the same, William Steevens of the same, Richard Dimocke of the same, John Richardson of Little Horwood, John Miller of the same, Thomas Bell of the same, John Willett of the same, Joseph
Parrell of the same, Jeremy Osbone of the same, Charles Inwood of the same, Geoffrey Cooke of the same, John Greene of the same, William Willmar of the same, William Edmunce of Winslow,
John Townesend of the same [no sum], John Plomer of the same, widow Deareing of the same, Richard Benboe of the same, Henry Tims of the same, Thomas Kirby of the same, William Bence of the same,
William Elliott of the same, Thomas Miller of the same, John Goodwin of the same, John Herne of the same, William Bigg of the same, Robert Heale of the same, Ralph Noone of the same, Samuell
Miller of the same, John Hewett of the same, David East of the same, William Lowndes esq., Thomas Neele of the same, William Woodcocke of the same, Nathaniell Kemp of the same, John Chenill of
the same, William French of the same, widow King of the same, John Henly of Shipton, Richard North of the same, Samuell Palmer of the same, Thomas Bayly of Little Horwood,
William Mead of the same, Thomas Woodward of the same, Thomas Okley of the same, widow Collins of the same, widow Bampton of the same, John Hawkins of the same, John
Eales of the same, widow Cooke of the same, William Richardson of the same, \widow Hogkins of the same, Thomas Barton of the same, Hugh Williatt of the same,/ Newman Williatt of the same, John Cooper of the same, John Varney of the same, Thomas Willis of the same,
Robert Norman of the same, Joseph Cox of the same, William Willis of the same, John Capp of the same, John Varney of the same, [blank] Heale of the same, Richard Misendon of the same, Robert Grainge
of the same, William Barton of the same, [blank] Woodward of the same, Edward Hopkins of the same, George Worrall of the same, John Bence of the same, Thomas Rutland of the same, widow Wiatt
of the same, widow Steevens of the same, William Thorpe of the same, Robert Hiughs of the same, Elizabeth Anderson of the same, Robert Holt of the same, Ralph Stevens of the same, Robert Pitkin
of the same, Nicolas Steevens of the same, Christopher King of the same, Hester Hart of the same, Henry Steevens of the same, John Mourcroft of the same, Ralph Steevens sr of the same, John
Steevens of the same, Christopher Stotchbery of the same, William East of the same, William Burall of the same, Joseph Dangredge of the same, Richard Ginger of the same, Charles King sr of the same,
Charles King jr of the same, Nicolas Miller of the same, Thomas Ridgard of the same, Joseph Harding of the same, William Warr of the same, George Ginenop of the same, Thomas
Mitchell of the same, John Shelton of the same, Thomas Knight of the same, Francis Rogers of the same, Samuell Arnutt of the same, William Dyer of the same, Daniell East of the same,
Thomas White of the same, James Oling of the same, Edward Illing of the same, Daniell Hogson of the same, William Miller of the same, Richard Ason of the same, Richard Benboe of the same,
William Lovett of the same, William Ashfeild of the same, Abraham Day of the same, William Fennemore of the same, William South of the same, Daniell Coley of the same, William Roades of
the same, William Bull of the same, Thomas Smallbones jr of the same, William Greene of the same, William King of the same, Simon Hogson of the same, Daniell Kirby of the same, Ralph
Hall of the same, William Norman of the same, Joseph Collins of the same, Robert Granber of the same, Walter Harbet of the same, Richard Pim of the same, Thomas Forster of the same,
Antony Buckingham of the same

Amerced for overburdening the common:
2s 6d: Joseph Cox, Richard Faulkner, Edward Bates
1s: William Cox, [blank] Footman, Richard Barton, Charles Inwards, Antony Godwin, William Richardson, Jonathan[?] Quay

Thomas Ward amerced 1s for permitting his sheep to pasture in the Wheate Stubble against the previous ordinance.
Thomas Adams 1s for the same.
Nicolas Rand amerced 1s for permitting his sheep to pasture in the Beane Stubble.

Officers:
William Spooner and Thomas Bishopp: constables for Winslow, sworn.
Christopher Stutsbery: tithingman for Winslow, sworn.
Thomas Bett: tithingman for Winslow, refused [cont'].
Henry Tomes and Ralph Bates: assessors for Winslow, refused.
Robert Stevens: constable for Shipton, sworn.
Benjamin Anstee: tithingman for Shipton, sworn.
Charles King jr and William Hunt were chosen assessors for Winslow; amerced 10s each for refusing their office.
[Most of the officers for Granborough were given a day for presenting their oath. Presumably these difficulties were connected with the general turmoil at the end of James II's reign.]

Thomas Mountague sought admission to 1¼ virgates and a messuage in the parish of Granborow on the death of his father. Rent [blank], fine [blank].

Hester Henly died since the last court seised of 6 acres. Thomas Miller is her nearest heir. 1st proclamation made.

Joseph Bowden died since the last court seised of a piece of meadow containing 1 acre. His son is the nearest heir. 1st proclamation made.

[f.2v] On 18 Oct 1687 Ralph Noone surrendered by John Ambrow and Samuel Miller a messuage in Winslow. To the use of Susanna Noone his wife for her life while she lives a widow, then to their four daughters Margaret, Elizabeth, Joan and Martha, to be equally divided. He died since the last court. 1st proclamation made for Susanna his widow.

Antony Deely and Margaret his wife and Thomas Egerton surrendered a messuage with yards, orchards, gardens, buildings and gateway [via Janua] lying between the house late in the possession of Thomas Smallbones and the house now in the possession of Abraham Day, with liberty to use the well in the yard of John Bickwell [sic] adjoining the premisses, with "sheepepens" situate in Sheepestreete, now in the possession of Abraham Day and George Cooper, abutting on the Bell Inne on the west, reserving to John Brickwell the privilege to go through by the gateway with carts and horses and livestock [pecud'] (excluding hostlery horses and sheep). To the use of Stephen Bigg of Winslow. Rent [blank], fine [blank].

John Barksdale of London, merchant, and Sarah his wife surrendered all their customary lands in Winslow and Shipton containing 39 acres. To the use of Thomas Mountague. Procedure of common recovery followed: Richard Phipps complained; John and Sarah called Robert Gibbs; Stephen Gibbs, minister of the court, delivered seisin to Richard. All surrendered to the use of William Elliott of St Giles Cripplegate Victuler and Ann his wife for their lives, then to William's heirs. Rent 9s 9d, fine £3 18s.

Thomas Smalbbones [sic] and Ann his wife and Thomas Egerton surrendered a messuage in the Sheepestreete adjoining the house of Thomas Deely on the east, with orchards, gardens, buildings, with privilege to go across by the gateway with carts [as above], reserving liberty for Stephen Bigg of Winslow to have water and use the well within the premisses. To the use of John Brickwell of Adstock Yeoman for his life, then to Thomas Brickwell his son. Rent [blank], fine 5s.

William Edmunds and Jane his wife surrendered all their lands dispersed in the fields of Winslow:

To the use of Robert Adams of Swanborne on condition that it will be void if they pay him £40: 20s on 21 April and 21 Oct 1688 and 21 April 1689, and £41 [sic] on 21 Oct 1689. Rent 1s 1½d, fine 9s.

On 6 May 1687 Charles Coates surrendered through William Cherry part of a messuage in which Antony Buckingham now lives, with stable, yard and garden from the last post of the stable of Widow Claver directly to the fence/hedge [sepem] and all his interest in the same, except the chamber over the vestibule belonging to the house in which Antony now lives, and freedom of ingress etc. for carts and carriages to the house in which William Norman now lives. To the use of Wendiver Lowndes of Westminster gent. after the decease of Christopher Coates and Alice his wife. To be void if Charles pays him £115: 50s on 6 Nov next, 6 May and 6 Nov 1688 and 1689, and £102 10s on 6 May 1690.
[This refers to 14 High Street. Charles was mortgaging his inheritance before he received it, as he only held it in reversion on his father Christopher's death.]

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