View of frankpledge and court baron, 22 April 1690

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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.

Winslow with members. View of frankpledge with court baron of Nicholas Goodwin gent., held on 22 April 1690 before James Hayes esq., deputy steward.

Essoins as set out in the roll of names of suitors.

Jurors for the lord king and for the homage:
John Henley, John Amborow, John Seaton, Benjamin Leach, Thomas Bishopp, Zachary Hams, Christopher Stutsbery, Robert Wyatt
William Hunt, George Elliott, Henry Townsend, Robert Stephens, Robert Manwaring, John Holland, Thomas Mountague, Benedict Holland
Stephen Emerton, William Illing, Thomas Ward, Henry Curtice, Thomas Oakley, John Varney, Thomas Adams, Richard Bartten

Default by residents or tenants [amerced 4d each]:
William Claver of Winslow, Robert Seaton of the same, William Claydon of the same, Nicolas Plested of the same, Thomas Goodwin of
the same, William Kirbey of the same, Richard Benbow of the same, Thomas Kerbie of the same, William Bence of the same, William Elliot of the same, Thomas
Robinson of the same, John Hogson of the same, John Goodwyn of the same, Richard Redell of the same, David Est of the same, Ralph Doggett of the same, William Short
of the same, Robert Hale of the same, Samuel Miller of the same, John Hewett of the same, Thomas Neale of the same, William Woodcock of the same, Nathaniel
Kemp of the same, Joseph Meake of the same, Thomas Hogg of the same, John Chevell of the same, Thomas Smith of the same, William Wyatt of Shipton,
Richard Phipps of the same, Joseph Glenister of the same, Richard North of the same, John Worrall of Granborrow, Thomas Rutland of the same, John
Wyatt of the same, Robert Stephens of the same, William Thorp of Hogson, Robert Huighs of the same, [blank] Anderson of the same [i.e. Granborough], Robert Holt of the same,
Ralph Stephens of Marson, Benedict Pitkin of the same, John Bowden of the same, Benedict Holland of the same, Christopher King of the same, Henry
Stevens of Claydon, John Morecraft of the same, John Stevens of the same, Ralph Stevens of the same, John Stevens of Hogshow, Christopher Smith
of Little Horwood, William Mead of the same, Henry Gaskins of the same, John Coxe of the same, Joan Woodwerd of the same, Edward
Markham of the same, Thomas Oakly of the same, John Eles of the same, William Richarson, Hugh Williat of the same, Newman Willat of the same,
John Cooper of the same, Henry Pitkin of the same, Thomas Willice of the same, Robert Norman of the same, William Willice of the same, John
Capp of the same, Thomas Showler of the same, John Varney of the same, John Williat of the same, Richard Misendun of the same, Thomas Barton of the same,
William Barton of the same, Edward Hopkins of the same, Simon Robinson, William Warne, Barnet Nash, Richard Purchase, Charles King sr,
Charles King jr, William Fryth jr, George Jennings, Abraham Day jr, Benjamin Dudley, Thomas Forster, Edward Smith, Thomas
White, George Blake, Edward Redding jr, Daniel Hogson, Richard Ason, Nicolas Miller, William Miller, Robert Spooner sr,
Thomas Ridgway, Thomas Ruxson, Joseph Dandridge, Robert Redding, Robert Udding jr, Christopher Bigge, William Rose, Walter
Harbert, Joseph Collings, Thomas Daniell, William Codreynn, William King, George Cooper

Matthew Bishop died since the last court seised of 10 acres in the field of Winslow and a close of meadow containing one acre called Kings Close, and a barn, garden and penetrali in Winslow. Thomas Bishopp is his son and nearest heir, and sought admission. Rent [blank], fine 22s.
Thomas Bishopp surrendered 6 acres in the field of Demerum in the Bradford furlong, William Wyatt south, John Seaton north. To the use of Thomas and Elizabeth his wife. Fine 12s.

John Steevens sought admission to 5½ acres which came into the lord's hands on the death of Henry Stevens his father as recorded at the court on 5 April 1689. Rent 1s 4½d, fine 11s.

Frances Hams, wife of Zachary Hams, surrendered two messuages in Winslow in the occupation of Christopher Stutsbury and Charles Coates, with stables, barns and all structures. To the use of Zachary and his heirs in perpetuity. Rent [blank], fine 10s.

Robert Hale and Frances his wife surrendered 1 acre of land in Old Mill Feild in Coldham Furlong. To the use of Robert Scott. Rent [blank], fine 2s.
Robert Scott surrendered 1 acre of arable land in Coldhum Furlong, Thomas Bishop north, to the use of Robert Hale, on condition that it will be void if Robert Scott pays him £10 with 5% interest on the next court. Rent [blank], fine 2s.

On 25 Aug 1689 Daniel Beadles surrendered by Thomas Goodwyn and Joseph Gyles a messuage in Winslow to the use of Jane Beadles his wife for her life, then to Daniel Beadles his son, provided that Daniel jr pays Frances Beadles, daughter of Daniel sr, £30 within 6 months of Jane's death if Daniel jr is then 21, or within one year of him reaching 21 if Jane dies while he is under age. If Daniel defaults and Frances is alive, the surrender will be to Frances' use. Jane and Daniel jr sought admission. Fine 5s.
This was a deathbed surrender. Daniel had mortgaged the messuage, in the Butter Market, in 1685.

[f.1v]. Mary Shelton widow surrendered a messuage in Winslow with barns, stables, outhouses, courtyards [atriis], orchard etc., except a parcel of land from the door now in the occupation of William Daniel equal with Dorothy Norman's "Mound". To the use of Mary's son William after her death. Fine 5s.
This was on the site of Winslow Hall, and was later bought by William Lowndes from William Shelton.

Joseph Glenister and Jane his wife surrendered the messuage in Winslow in which Joseph now lives and a close of pasture next to it containing 5 acres. To the use of Stephen Bigg. Fine 10s. Procedure of common recovery followed: William Claydon complained against Stephen Bigg, who called to warranty Joseph and Jane Glenister, who called William Udden. [blank] Gibbs, minister of the court, delivered seisin to William Claydon. William and Stephen then surrendered the messuage and 5 acres to Joseph and Jane and the heirs of their bodies, or for want of such to the survivor's heirs. Fine 10s.

Robert Adams and Mathew Adams surrendered a barn lately pertaining to the messuage called the Angell Inn in Winslow adjoining the gate/ door [Januam], the road on the south, with the sheep-pens [ovilibus] belonging to it and the [blank - evidently the writer couldn't find the Latin for "lean-to"] adjoining the new stable and as much of the yard of the Angell Inne as is now marked off [terminet'] with all the sheep-pens situated next to the barn lately belonging to the said Angell Inne and which Stephen Bigg bought from Edward Palmer, with liberty to place sheepfolds before the said barn. To the use of Stephen Bigg. Fine 5s.
This repeats a transaction of 1681 when Stephen Bigg bought and then mortgaged the same property; see The Angel for more details.

Richard Phipps and William Bigg surrendered part of a messuage (heretofore the holding of Nicolas Bigg) in which [blank] Joanes widow now lives, viz. the lower place next to the vicina and the bedroom [cubiculum] over the same place and the storeroom [promtuarium] and entrance belonging to it. To the use of Stephen Bigg jr. Rent [blank], fine 5s.
Richard and William were acting as executors of Mary Bigg, Nicholas' wife and Stephen's mother.

William Gyles and Mary his wife surrendered a piece of land in the field of Winslow adjoining the messuage of Henry Tombs in the place commonly called Little Picles, containing at this end 30 feet in width and at that end 50 feet. To the use of John Shelton. Rent [blank], fine 6d.
John Shelton evidently built a house on this site (as Henry Toms had already done on an adjacent plot), which he mortgaged to Daniel Gyles in 1701. Another plot (54 x 90 feet) was sold to Silvester Reddall in 1691. The public road was to the east or south. This seems to be the beginning of the development of the west side of the High Street north of Vicarage Road.

[f.2r] Richard Wootton and Avice his wife surrendered 1 acre of meadow in the field of Demorum lying between the lands of William Spooner "shooteing upon Clarkes Furlong hedge". To the use of Samuel Norman and Martha his wife for their lives, then to Samuel's heirs. Seisin granted to Martha for her life, then to Samuel and his heirs. Rent [blank], fine 2s.

Edward Beeson and Ann his wife surrendered a messuage in Winslow with stables, barns and structures, in the occupation of John Amborow. To the use of Elizabeth wife of Christopher Stutsbery for her life, then to Christopher and his heirs. Fine 5s.

Christopher Stutsbury and Elizabeth his wife surrendered all those parcels of arable land in the fields of Winslow, viz:

containing 3 acres. To the use of Thomas Bett and Elizabeth his wife for their lives, then to Thomas' heirs. Rent [blank], fine 6s.

Thomas Godwyn surrendered a messuage in the occupation of Thomas Smallbones and 6 ridges of arable land and meadow containing 1½ acres in his own occupation in the fields of Winslow. To the use of William Lowndes, gent., provided that it will be void if Thomas Godwyn pays him 20s on 22 Oct 1690 and £41 on 22 April 1691. William Lowndes sought admission through Richard Phipps his attorney. Rent [blank], fine 5s.
William Lowndes recorded this mortgage, but acquired only the land and not the messuage permanently. Thomas' widow Mary sold the messuage to William Gyles in 1696.

William Claydon died since the last court seised of one customary holding held by copy. William Claydon is his son and nearest heir and sought admission. Rent [blank], fine 5s.
William jr sold two messuages in Great Horn Street to Robert Eden in 1691.

Christopher Coets and Alice his wife surrendered a messuage in the occupation of Joseph Dandridge to the use of Mary Clarke sr, widow, provided that it will be void if they pay her 20s on 23 April 1691 and 1692 and £21 on 23 April 1693. Mary sought admission. Rent [blank], fine 5s.
In 1697 the messuage (12 High Street) was in the occupation of Joseph Ayres, and Christopher surrendered it to the use of (presumably) his daughters after his death.

Robert Hale and Frances his wife surrendered 1 acre of arable land in the common field of Winslow in Old Mill Feild lying between the public road commonly called Buckingham Way and the Bowling Leas, Thomas Black's land south. To the use of John Chennell. Fine 2s.

Robert Hale surrendered 1 acre 1 rood of land <and?> meadow in the field of Shipton in a furlong called Househam, William Townesend east. To the use of Robert and Frances his wife and the heirs of their bodies, or for want of such to Robert's heirs. Fine 2s 6d.

Benjamin Leach and Frances his wife and Thomas Bishopp surrendered a parcel of arable land and pasture containing 5 acres in Demorum Feild adjoining the land of John Haines north and William Lowndes east and west. And another parcel containing 5 acres in New Mill Feild, William Lowndes east, William Elliott west. To the use of William Lowndes gent., who sought admission through Richard Phipps his attorney. Fine 20s.
William Lowndes recorded this transaction, which also involved some freehold land. The second parcel was "a close near Furzen Hill".

Richard Phipps surrendered a close of land in the Mill Feild of Granborow containing 2 acres. To the use of Ann wife of William Steevens for her life, then to William Steevens.
Ann Stevens was probably Richard Phipps' daughter Ann, born 1666.

[f.2v] John Henly surrendered these parcels of land scattered in the common fields of Shipton:

containing 12 acres. To the use of Thomas Henly and Mary his wife for their lives, then Thomas' heirs. Rent [blank], fine 24s.
This must have been a marriage settlement: Thomas Henly married Mary Glenister on 29 Dec 1689.

John Stutsbery and Elizabeth his wife surrendered 2 closes in the field of Winslow commonly called Bell Closes and 2 roods of meadow in New Mill Feild next to Viccas Mead, Thomas Hogg west, containing 4 acres in all. To the use of William Giles and Sarah his wife for their lives, then to William's heirs. Rent [blank], fine 8s.

On 4 April 1689 John Daniel surrendered by Richard Worseley and John Stutsbury a cottage in Winslow and all his other holdings. To the use of Mary Daniell his wife and her heirs. Now she sought admission. Fine 10s.


Court baron, 19 June 1690

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Manor of Winslowe with members. Court baron of Nicholas Goodwin gent., held on 19 June 2 William & Mary before Nicholas Merwin, deputy steward.

Essoins: none. Complainants: none.

Homage: Richard Phipps, Richard Seaton, Richard Barton, Edward Markham, Richard Missendon, William Claver

Benjamin Anstee died since the last court. On 23 April he surrendered by Richard Phipps and Robert Stevens a messuage in Shipton in which he then lived, with all yards, gardens and buildings, with a close adjoining it. And 1½ acres of meadow in the field of Shipton called Blackgrave Feild in a place there called Howes Ham, William Townesend east, Robert Hale south. To the use of Benjamin for his life, then to Cicely Anstee his then wife and her heirs in perpetuity. Cicely was called and did not come. 1st proclamation made.

John Keniston surrendered 1 acre of arable land in New Meale [sic] Feild in a furlong called Greate Hoxley, Benjamin Griffin's land north, the land late Nathaniel Hazellwood's south. To the use of Benjamin Griffin of Ockingham [=Wokingham] in the county of Berks Mercer and Ann his wife, who sought admission. Rent 3d, fine 2s.

William Gyles sr and Benjamin Griffin and Ann his wife surrendered a messuage in Winslowe, William Firth's messuage north, John Robinson's south, with 2 stables and liberty of entering etc. in and from the yard belonging to William Gyles' messuage called The Crowne to and from the Pump [antlia] now standing in the said yard. To the use of Joseph Gyles of Winslowe Hatter and Mary his wife, they being at a quarter of the expense for the repair of the pump. Rent 6d, fine 10s.
This is most likely to refer to what is now 15 Market Square (but it could mean part of the Rose and Crown).

William Claver surrendered all his pieces of arable land, uncultivated land and meadow dispersed in the common fields of Winslowe containing 6 acres:

To the use of William Lowndes of Princes Court, Westminster, gent., who sought admission through Richard Phipps his attorney. Rent 1s 6d, fine 12s.
This was also recorded by William Lowndes, who paid £48.

End of this court
Examined by me, N. Merwin
deputy steward of the aforesaid manor


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