View of frankpledge and court baron, 17 April 1695

Centre for Bucks Studies D175/30

Originals in Latin unless stated (individual words are sometimes in English). Only entries concerning Winslow have been summarised here, apart from the lists of jurors and defaulters which also include Little Horwood and Granborough. There are no surviving records for the October 1695 court which may mean that references to the creation of Keach's Meeting House have disappeared.

[f.1] Winslow with members. View of frankpledge with court baron of Nicholas Goodwin gent., 17 April 7 William & Mary, by James Hayes esq., deputy steward.

Essoins: Residents: Edward Smith, William Redding, Thomas Wainwright and Thomas White.

Tenants: William Eding, Robert Spooner, Charles Bowler, Thomas Woodward, Robert Stevens and Thomas Mountague with many others.

No complainants.

Jurors: Thomas Blake, Christopher Coates, Peter Lowndes, John Amborough, Francis Dorsett, Thomas Bett, Charles King jr, George Blake
Henry Hughes, Joseph Harding, William Shelton, William Townesend, John Henley, John Holland, William Stevens, Thomas Henley
Robert Manwareing, Thomas Mountague, Thomas Rutland, Thomas Oakeley, John Hodgekins, Henry Curtis, Arthur Smith & Robert Pitkins

Default: Tenants amerced 6d: William Bayly gent., Thomas Addams, William Mead, Henry Gasquine, John Coy, James Woodward, Edward Markham, Richard Falckner, John Elles, Thomas Ward, Hugh Williatt, John Cooper, Henry Pitkin, Thomas Willice, Robert Norman, Joseph Cox, William Bevin, John Hawkins, John Varney, William Willice, Thomas Showler, John Williatt, William Illing, George Illing, Richard Barton, Thomas Barton, Robert Grainge gent., William Barton, Edward Hopkins

Constables of Winslow: Joseph Gyles and Christopher Stutsbury in place of Thomas Foster and Thomas Bett

Constable of Shipton: John Henley jr in place of Richard Phipps

[Orders for Granborough, in English]

[English] The jury to meet concerning an incroachment and complaint: 2 acres of William Elliott's in Demeram Field at Tanit Hedge between Mr Lowndes and the Poores Land, and a head acre of Mr Blake west between William Kurby and Robert Eden, and between John Chennell and William Benson gent.

Edward [=Edmund] Lowndes gent. died seised of a messuage in the occupation of Thomas Spooner. Heriot [blank]. Martha wife of Robert Mountague and Frances wife of Charles Coates are his nearest heirs, and were admitted. Rent [blank], fine 5s.
[See the will of Wendover Lowndes, 1687]

William Prentice and Avis his wife in open court surrendered part of a messuage or tenement in Winslowe in which William lately lived, and in which Joan Linney widow formerly lived, with a yard 18 feet wide at the higher end and so down with a right line to the far part of the main post, with free passage to Robert Gibbs' well to get water, and free passage at all reasonable times for horses and cows for entry of Robert's domicile, with all houses, outhouses, etc. The messuage of Nicholas Merwin gent. south, the domicile of Robert Gibbs north, fronting west towards the graveyard. To the use of Nicholas Merwin, who was admitted. Fine 5s. William gave for heriot by composition [blank].
[Probably 20 High Street]

[f.1v] William Eden surrendered all his domicile in Winslowe and 1 acre of uncultivated land, the land of Robert Eden east; and a close in upper Westerne Furlong containing 1 acre, the land of Robert Eden west; and 4 roods of land in Neither Leyes Furlong, the land of John Chennills east; and 3 ridges containing 1 acre at Stone Furlong, the land of Robert Gibbs south. To the use of William Eden and Elizabeth his wife for their lives, then the heirs of their bodies, or William's heirs. Rent [blank], fine 8s.

Nicholas Merwin and Elizabeth his wife surrendered 6 acres of grasse ground called Bradford Peece. To the use of Nicholas, his heirs and assigns. Rent [blank], fine 12s.

John Seaton jr and Rebecca his wife (Ann [sic] being examined alone) surrendered their messuage in the Sheep Street of Winslow in the occupation of Robert Grainger, with all outhouses etc. To William Lowndes of Westminster, who sought admission through John Wyatt his attorney. Rent [blank], fine 5s, fealty respited.
[This was on the east side of John Dimmock's house. William Lowndes paid £50 7s 6d. He presumably demolished it to build Winslow Hall.]

Dorothy Norman widow, William Norman and Sarah his wife, and Robert Adams surrendered a messuage now in the occupation of Dorothy Norman and William Norman and one Thomas Rice in the Sheep Street with yard, orchard and backyard, containing 3½ perches and 6 feet in width, 9½ perches 4 feet in length. To William Lowndes of Princes Court Westminster, gent., who sought admission through John Wyatt his attorney. Rent [blank], fine 5s, fealty respited.
[William Lowndes paid £123 2s 6d. Robert Adams was the mortgagee (see 1692 court). The plot was about 64 x 161 feet.]

William Shelton and Robert Adams surrendered a messuage in Sheep Street in Winslow with yard and garden, 170 feet long, in width between the ground of William Norman and Henry Timms 21 feet, between the ground of William Norman and the lane called Astons Lane 48 feet 3 inches, between the ground of William Norman and Henry Hughes 39 feet 6 inches. And the adjoining piece called the upper Orchard containing between the ground of Mr Merwin and Richard Brittaine 109 feet 4 inches, between the ground of William Norman and of Richard Lettmann 89 feet. To William Lowndes of Princes Court Westminster, who sought admission through John Wyatt his attorney. Rent [blank], fine 5s, fealty respited. William Shelton gave for heriot by composition [blank].
[William Lowndes paid £156 10s. Presumably Robert Adams was the mortgagee. Astons Lane seems to have joined Sheep Street.]

Richard Phipps jr and Elizabeth Phipps widow surrendered all those pieces of arable land, ley ground, meadow and pasture containing 28 acres, now in Richard's occupation, with common of pasture for 5 cows in the Cow pasture of Shipton, and all trees, woods, underwoods, etc. They were all lately the lands and holdings of Richard Phipps sr deceased, previously acquired by him from Thomas Elliott and Susannah his wife, lying dispersed in the common fields of Shipton. To William Lowndes of Westminster, gent., on condition that if Richard pays him the full sum of £200 with 5% p.a. interest on 18 April 1696 the surrender will be void. William Lowndes came through John Wyatt his attorney. Rent [blank], fine [blank], fealty respited.
[f.2r] Afterwards came Richard Phipps and Robert Grainge gent. and Elizabeth Phipps widow and surrendered a messuage in Shipton now in Richard's occupation with all houses, outhouses, barns, stables, yards, gardens and backyards, and all separate pieces of arable land, uncultivated land, meadow and pasture in the common fields of Winslowe and Shipton containing 68 acres, belonging to the messuage and enjoyed with it. And 2 acres of swerd ground in Rye Fur<l>ong in the common fields of Winslow, and all other lands and holdings in Shipton and Winslowe, 1 acre lying at Sheffields hedge excepted. And common of pasture for 11 cows in the Cow pasture of Shipton. To Peter Lowndes, who was present and sought admission. Fine pardoned.
Afterwards at the same court came William Shelton jr and complained against Peter Lowndes on a plea of land concerning a messuage, a garden, 40 acres of land, 15 acres of pasture, <15 acres of meadow> and common of pasture for 11 cows, in Winslow and Shipton.
[A procedure of common recovery follows in which Peter Lowndes calls to warrant Richard Phipps, Richard Phipps calls Elizabeth Phipps and Robert Grainge gent.]
It was ordered that William Shelton should recover seisin against Peter Lowndes. Thomas Gibbs, minister of the court, certified that he gave seisin to William on 17 April.
William Shelton, Peter Lowndes, Richard Phipps jr, Elizabeth Phipps and Robert Grainge surrendered and released all the property (except the acre at Sheffields Hedge) to William Lowndes of Westminster, gent. On condition that if Richard pays him the full sum of £750 and 5% interest on 18 April 1696, the premisses except the 2 acres at Rye Furlong will be to the use of Richard and his heirs. Otherwise to the use of William Lowndes. William Lowndes sought admission through John Wyatt his attorney. Rent [blank], fine [blank], fealty respited.
[See the Lowndes Rolls for more details (nos 41-3). The 2 acres at Rye Furlong are described by William Lowndes as new closes at Dean Hill.]

Benjamin Leach surrendered a messuage now or late in his own occupation and Ann Jones widow's in the Markett Place of Winslowe, with all barns, stables, outhouses and yards. To William Shelton jr of Winslowe, Shoomaker. On condition that if Benjamin pays him the full sum of £80 on 18 April 1698 with 5% interest in semiannual payments at the present house of [....] alias Mary Hogson widow in Winslowe, the surrender is to be void. Fine 5s.

[f.2v] [partly illegible entry concerning Thomas Willmott]

Nicholas Merwin of Winslow gent. sought admission to a messuage in the occupation of Christopher Coates with all houses, outhouses, etc. (except the Great [Room] over the Entry), the messuage of Nicholas Merwin north. And a Plott of ground lying between the barn or outhouse in the occupation of John Hearne and the stable adjoining the tenement in the occupation of John Green, the said barn east. All which premises were surrendered at the court held on 17 Oct 1694 by Christopher and Alice his wife and Jane Nash now wife of Joseph Glenister, and at the court on 26 Oct last were surrendered by Joseph Glenister and Jane his wife, Christopher and Alice, on condition that if Christopher and Alice paid Nicholas Merwin the full sum of £55 on 27 Oct 1697 and interest, the surrender would be void. Seisin was granted to Nicholas and he was admitted tenant. Rent [blank], fine 5s.
[The original mortgage is recorded in the 1694 court; Jane Nash was the previous mortgagee. Presumably Christopher and Alice failed to pay the interest.]

William Mayne and Alice Mayne widow surrendered a messuage in Shipton in the occupation of Wendover Bendboe with all houses, outhouses, barns, stables, yards, gardens and backyards. And all their separate pieces of arable land, uncultivated land, meadow and pasture in Shipton and Winslowe belonging to the messuage. And their other holdings in Shipton and Winslowe with common of pasture for 9 cows in the Cow pasture of Shipton. To the use of Peter Lowndes, who sought admission. Rent [blank], fine pardoned.
William Shelton jr complained against Peter Lowndes on a plea of land, namely a messuage, 11 acres of land, 11 acres of meadow, 11 acres of pasture and common of pasture for 9 cows in Winslowe and Shipton.
[Procedure of common recovery follows]
Peter Lowndes called to warrant William Mayne, Alice Mayne widow, John Bradbury sr. The court decided that William Shelton should recover seisin against Peter Lowndes.
Afterwards William Shelton, Peter Lowndes, William Mayne, Alice Mayne and John Bradbury surrendered and released all the premisses to William Lowndes of Westminster, gent., who was admitted tenant through John Wyatt his attorney. Rent [blank], fine [blank], fealty respited.
[See the Lowndes roll nos.35-6.]

Elizabeth Willins spinster died since the last court, seised of half of a third of a cottage in Winslowe. Alice wife of William Gibbs and Ann wife of Edward Curtin are her nearest heirs, of full age. They did not come to court. First proclamation issued.