Court baron and view of frankpledge, 23 April 1701

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Originals in Latin unless stated (individual words are sometimes in English, marked with "..."). 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] Manor of Winslowe with members. View of Frankpledge with Court Baron of Charles Twittey and Samuel Brewster gent., fiduciaries of William Lowndes esq., 23 April 1701 13 William III by Nicholas Merwin esq., deputy steward.

Essoins: Squier Emerton, William Bull, Richard Topping, Michael Ginger, Francis Robbinson, William Tattam and William Firth, residents

Jurors: Simon Hogson, Charles Kingson, Thomas Wainwright, Robert Grainge
George Dandridge, Richard Allen, Henry Curtis, William Shelton sr
William Elliott, George Elliott, George Stevens, Robert Hughes & Thomas Spooner

Defeault - residents: Benjamin Saunders 2d, Richard Bendboe 2d, John Burrall 2d, Thomas Prentice 4d, Oliver Mayne 2d, Richard Punn 2d
John Stevens 2d, Edward Smith 2d, Joseph Rogers 4d, John Smalbones 2d, Benjamin Dudley 2d, John Rutland 2d & William Stevens 2d

A fine of 6d was imposed on Robert Mitchell, tithingman of Shipton, because he did not appear or return the names of the residents in his tithing.

A fine of 5s was imposed on Joseph Coxe, constable of Little Horwood, because he was drunk and disturbed the lord's court and behaved himself badly in court.

Presentments

Emer Fyrth late of Winslowe labourer on 1 April 1701 at Winslow allowed "a Chimney" in his dwelling house to be ruinous by failure to repair it, putting all inhabitants in manifest danger of fires. He has refused to repair it since. Fine 2s 6d.

Robert Reddall, John Burrall, John Robbinson and Nicholas Miller, late of Winslowe, victuallers, on 1 April 1701 and before, after keeping "an Alehouse" at Winslowe permitted bad rule in their houses, and hosted various idle people knowing them to be vagrants and of bad reputation, and permitted them to remain for the space of diverse days and hours. Fine 2s 6d each.

The "Standarrd" for weights and measures is lacking, which the lords should provide.

Officers elected

Samuel Norman and Mark Morris: constables of Winslowe in place of Thomas Urlwin and George Blake.

Edward Tomerlin: constable of Winslowe [=Shipton] in place of Robert Elliott.

Court Baron

Essoins: Peter Lowndes jr, Joan Dorsett Spinster, John Hogson, Robert Stevens, Francis Mead, John Hodgekins, Robert Grainge gent., Thomas Rutland & John Holland with many other tenants.

The Homage:
Thomas Blake gent., Peter Lowndes sr, Robert Dorsett, Robert Gibbs jr, Mark Morris, Richard Bartton, Thomas Bartton
Joseph Turner, John Bence, William Stevens, Robert Grainge jr gent., Robert Smith, Samuel Norman, Robert Stevens
John Henley, Thomas Henley, William Townesend, Henry Townesend, Thomas Oakley, William Miller, George Thorpe

Default: William Lowndes esq. 12d, Robert Lowndes gent. 6d, Richard Martin clerk 6d, Charles Shales gent. 6d
Robert Spooner 2d, Elizabeth Tomerlin 2d, Richard Westley 2d, Mary Seaton widow 2d, Roger West 4d, John Chandler 2d, Nicholas Pleastead 2d, Samuel Wilston 2d
Daniel Seaton 2d, John Townesend gent. 6d, William Edmonds 6d, John Plomer 6d, John Keen 2d, Henry Hughes 6d, Daniel Stevens 4d, John Godwin 4d, Robert
Wyatt 2d, Robert Reddall 2d, John Meakes 2d, Joseph Dandridge 2d, Thomas Smith 2d, Joan King widow 2d, Henry King 4d, John Hollier 2d, [blank] Holloway 6d
Edward Berkley by his wife's right 2d, Richard North 2d, John Sims 4d, Jeremy Bird 4d, John Mead 2d, James Woodward 2d, Thomas Woodward 2d, Francis Coy 2d
John Willeatt 4d, John Cooper gent. 4d, Thomas Willice 2d, Roger Vaughne 2d, John Hawkins 2d, John Stevens 2d, William Stevens att Tildhouse 4d, Ralph
Stevens of Marston 2d, Joseph Thorpe of Hogston 2d, Hester Mantill widow 2d, John Stevens of Marston 2d, Thomas Holland 2d, John Stevens of Hogshaw 4d & John Haynes 2d - tenants.

Ordinances [English]

At the request of John Townesend gent., 5 jurors are to view Incroachments on his land. Like orders for Robert Holt, John Henley, Benedict Holland, Robert Stevens.

[agricultural regulations not transcribed]

[f.1v] Richard Tring shall be heardsman and heyward for this year.

Peter Lowndes the younger, John Henley and John Seaton the younger yeoman shall be overseers.

Richard Reading shall continue scavenger of Winslowe.

[orders concerning roads not transcribed]

William Stevens and his fellow jurors have veiwed the complaint of Robert Hughes and sett out the ground complained on.
Also the complaint of John Bence.

Peter Lowndes and his fellow jurors have veiwed the complaint of William Gyles the elder. Mr Gyles and Mr Thomas Blake doe agree the Ditch at Tucky Hill shall remain as now itt is.

Presentments [Latin]

Daniel Coley, John Shelton Blacksmith, Joseph Glenister Drover and John Hewett pastured their cows in the common fields of Winslowe against the ordinances. Each amerced 1s.

John Seaton sr pastured his horses in the common fields of Winslowe against the ordinances. Amerced 7s.

Nicholas Merwin gent., Mary Bigg, John Hearn, Walter Herbert, Richard Bendboe, Richard Redding and Hugh Burrall pastured their horses in the common fields of Winslowe against the ordinances. Each amerced 8s.

John Shelton Hogman (16s), John Stutsberry (29s), Daniel Seaton (5s) pastured their horses in the common fields of Winslowe against the ordinances. Amerced.

John Smalbones of Winslowe Hatter on 1 April 1701 placed 20 cartloads of muck and dung in the common streets of Winslowe and left it there for 40 days, not counting muck and dung from the pond called Pillowes Ditch. Amerced 3s 4d, half payable to the surveyors of highways.

William Wyatt of the parish of Winslowe Butcher on 7 April 1701 permitted his stall to remain in the Market Place of Winslowe, that day not being a market day. Amerced 3s 4d, one third payable to the scavenger, one third to the surveyors of highways.

[f.2r] Peter Stutsbury formerly died seised of a messuage now changed to three messuages. John Stutsbury is his nephew and heir, of full age, who was called and did not come. 1st proclamation made.

Francis Dorsett died since the last court, seised of a messuage, a barn and adjoining "Leentoo", 2 acres 1 rood of land. Heriot arises. Robert Dorsett is his son and heir, of full age. Out of court on 24 Oct last Francis surrendered through Thomas Urlwin and Thomas Foster the messuage in which he then lived (the barn next to the street and Leantoo excepted), William Gyles jr east. To the use of Ann Attwood of Brackley, widow, on condition that it would be void if Francis paid her £40 with 5% interest 1 year after the date of the surrender. Robert sought admission as tenant. Rent [blank], fine 5s, heriot [blank].

Benedict alias Benjamin Scott and Elizabeth his wife and John Wyatt surrendered the messuage now in Benedict's occupation. To the use of Benjamin Saunders and Elizabeth his wife for their lives, then Benjamin's heirs. They sought admission. Rent [blank], fine 5s. Benedict gave 3s 6d for heriot by composition.

The marriage of Robert Gibbs jr and Sarah Sutton was celebrated before 18 Jan last. They sought admission to the messuage late in the occupation of Joseph Ayres and Robert Gibbs jr which came into the lords' hands on the surrender of Robert Gibbs sr at the court on 18 Oct last. To hold for their lives, then to the heirs of their bodies, or Robert's right heirs. Rent 4¾d, fine 5s.

Katherine late wife of John Seaton Yeoman, died since the last court, seised of a messuage and 22 acres of copyhold land. Mary wife of John Deverell and Ann wife of John Wyatt are her co-heirs, of full age. They sought admission. Rent [blank], fine 41s, heriot 10s by composition.
[Katherine Seaton, wife of John, was buried on 3 March 1700/1. She inherited the land from her father William Wyatt sr in 1696, and her two heirs were her sisters. She married John Seaton on 6 June 1697, and they cannot have had any surviving children, but John came to an arrangement with the sisters - see below.]

John Deverell gent. and Mary his wife, and John Wyatt gent. and Ann his wife surrendered a messuage in Shipton now in the occupation of John Seaton Yeoman or his assigns. To the use of John Seaton. Rent [blank], fine 5s.

John Deverell gent. and Mary his wife, and John Wyatt gent. and Ann his wife surrendered all their lands late of Katherine Seaton deceased, late wife of John Seaton, in the fields of Winslowe and Shipton, containing 22 acres.
[f.2v] To the use of John Seaton jr late Katherine's husband for his life. After his decease, half to the use of William Deverell infant, son of John and Mary, or if he dies before the age of 21 to the use of Mary Deverell and her heirs. The other half to the use of Ann Wyatt infant, daughter of John and Ann Wyatt, or if she dies before the age of 21 to the use of her mother Ann Wyatt and her heirs. Rent [blank]. Mary and Ann paid 10s for heriot by composition.
[Ann Wyatt jr came into her half in 1725 and sold it to Richard Lowndes in 1740]

Thomas Rice and Elizabeth his wife surrendered a piece of sweard ground containing 3 acres at Westerne Willowes, the land of John Seaton sr east. To the use of Richard Bigg of Winslowe gent. Rent 9d, fine 6s. Elizabeth paid for heriot by composition 5s.
[This land had been mortgaged to Richard Bigg in 1700]

[f.3r] John Hearne and Ann his wife, Stephen Bigg sr and Richard Bigg surrendered a messuage now in John's occupation called the Kings Head. To the use of John Yeomans of Hampton Wick, Middx, Bricklayer. On condition that if John and Ann pay him the full sum of 50s on 24 Oct next, 24 April and 24 Oct 1702 and 1703, and £102 10s on 24 April 1704 at his dwelling in Hampton Wick, the surrender will be for the use of Ann Hearne and her heirs. John Yeomans sought admission. Rent [blank], fine 5s.
[This refers to 10 High Street; see the 1700 court; the Biggs were the previous mortgagees]

Robert Gibbs and Robert Adams gent. surrendered:

To the use of Simon Harris gent. and Charles Gibbs gent., on condition that if Richard pays them £143 10s on 24 Oct next at Simon's domicile in Padbury, the surrender will be to the use of Richard and his heirs. Simon and Charles were called and did not come. 1st proclamation made.
[The land by Granborough Brook was probably the 9 acres which Richard Gibbs held at Enclosure when it was replaced by 7 acres there. Robert Adams acquired it in 1684 when Silvester Claver failed to pay his mortgage. Simon and Charles were admitted as tenants in May 1702]

2nd proclamation made for Frances, Ann and Elizabeth Norman on the death of Robert Norman their father.

2nd proclamation for Robert Eden

1st proclamation for Elizabeth Brittain

2nd proclamation for Richard Styrman

3rd proclamation for Thomas Pitkin

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Nicholas Merwin


Court Baron, 18 August 1701

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Manor of Winslowe with members. Court Baron of Charles Twittey gent., surviving fiduciary of William Lowndes esq., 18 Aug 13 William III 1701 by Nicholas Merwin gent., deputy steward.
[Both transactions are also recorded in British Library, Add.Ch.53987]

Essoins none. Complainants none.

Homage: William Gyles sr, Thomas Blake, William Shelton, Richard Seaton
Stephen Bigg sr, John Henley, Peter Lowndes sr, Thomas Urlwin
Henry Hughes, Richard Bigg, Benjamin Bigg & Charles Bowler

William Lowndes esq. sought to be admitted tenant to 2 acres of land which came into the lord's hands on the surrender of John Godwin at the court on 16 April 1700. Rent 1s, fine 4s. William and Rebecca his wife then surrendered the land:

To the use of Richard Martin of Southwarke clerk, Charles Shales of London silversmith, William Gyles jr of Winslowe linen draper and Peter Lowndes of Winslowe yeoman. On this special trust, that they "should stand and be seized" of the land according to an indenture dated 26 Nov 1698. They were called and did not come. 1st proclamation made.

Thomas Arnet surrendered:

containing 5 acres in all. To the use of John Markham gent., who sought admission. Fine pardoned. A procedure of common recovery followed: Thomas Spratley brought a plea of land against John Markham, who called to warranty Thomas Arnett, who called Robert Gibbs. William Gibbs, minister of the court, delivered seisin to Thomas Spratley. Thomas Spratley, John Markham and Thomas Arnett surrendered the land to the use of Richard Martin et al. on special trust as above.
[The land was mortgaged by Thomas and Susan Grant alias Miller in 1679, and they previously acquired it from Robert Lowndes. Thomas Arnett and Anne his wife (perhaps nee Grant) acquired the reversion in 1676. Albons Close must have been to the east of Burleys Road, later part of Parsons Close, perhaps including the land where Western House was built.]

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Nicholas Merwin


Court Baron, 15 September 1701

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Manor of Winslowe with members. Court Baron of Charles Twittey gent., surviving fiduciary of William Lowndes esq., 15 Sep 13 William III 1701 by Nicholas Merwin gent., deputy steward.

Essoins none. Complainants none.

Homage: William Gyles sr, Henry Hughes, Thomas Urlwin, William Short
John Spratley, William Bigg, Daniel Gyles, Thomas Foster
Robert Gibbs jr, William Gyles jr, Stephen Bigg jr, William Shelton

William Hazzlewood surrendered:

To the use of Stephen Bigg sr of Winslowe, Postmaster, who sought admission. Fine waived. A procedure of common recovery followed. Robert Ridgeway complained against Stephen Bigg on a plea of land concerning 10 acres of land. Stephen called to warranty William Hazzlewood, who called John Markham. William Gibbs, minister of the court, delivered seisin to Robert Ridgeway. Robert, Stephen and William surrendered the premisses to the use of Richard Bigg who sought admission. Rent [blank], fine [illegible].
[Some of this land was left by Richard Bigg's widow Elizabeth to their daughter Susanna in 1739. William Hazlewood acquired the land in 1693 after the death of his father(?) Nathaniel.]

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Nicholas Merwin


Court baron and view of frankpledge, 4 October 1701

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[f.1r] Manor of Winslowe with members. View of Frankpledge with Court Baron of Charles Twittey gent., surviving fiduciary of William Lowndes esq., 4 Oct 13 William III 1701 and by adjournment 13 & 14 Oct, by Nicholas Merwin esq., deputy steward.

Essoins: Christopher Bigg, George Dandridge, William Fyrth with many others

Jurors: Benjamin Dudley, John Shelton sr, William Hunt, William Bigg, Edward Tomerlin, John Hodgekings
Richard Lettman, William Eden, Thomas Barton, John Stevens of Marston, Philip Bayly, John Stevens of Hogshaw

Default: Joseph Ayres of Winslowe 2d, Richard Benboe 3d, William Bull 3d
John Burrall 3d, Squier Emerton 2d, Emer Fyrth 2d, Phillipp Goodier 2d, Thomas George 2d, Robert Grainge Shoomaker 3d
Michael Ginger 2d, Mathew Hobbs 2d, Daniel Kerbie 2d, Thomas Prentice 3d, Richard Punn 2d
Joseph Rogers 4d, John Stevens 2d, William Tattam 2d, William Parkins Drover of Shipton 2d, John Fuller Granborough 2d
Henry Pitkin 2d, Thomas Thorpe 2d & Benedict Fuller 2d - residents

A fine of 1s was imposed on John Robbinson because appearing, he withdrew from court having been summoned as juror.

Court Baron

Essoins: Margarett Eden widow, Richard Wesley, Robert Gibbs jr, Joseph Glenister, Edward
Beckley by his wife's right, Arthur Smith, John Willeatt, John Bence & Benedict Pitkin with many others

Homage:
William Gyles sr, Peter Lowndes jr, Charles King jr, William Short, Thomas Foster, William Illing, Thomas Adams, Thomas Oakeley
Benedict Holland at Elme, John Henley, Thomas Rutland, John Thorpe, Charles Bowler, Stephen Bigg jr, Robert Manwareing, Henry Hughs
Thomas Ward, William Shelton jr, Robert Spooner, Henry Curtis, William Viccars, Henry Townesend, William Stevens of Tilehouse, Robert Stevens sr

Default: Robert Lowndes gent. 12d, Richard Martin clerk 12d
Charles Shales gent. 12d, Edward Turnham in the right of Elizabeth his wife 4d, Thomas Spooner jr 3d, Roger West 12d
James Allen 2d, Edward Reddall 4d, Samuel Wilston 2d, John Seaton sr 12d, William Edmonds 12d, John
Plomer 6d, John Keen 3d, William Bence 2d, John Hazzlewood 4d, Thomas Bett 2d, Frances Harris widow 2d
Daniel Harris 2d, Richard Bigg 6d, Benjamin Bigg 6d, William Prentice by his wife's right 2, Frances Leach widow 2d
Henry Miller 2d, William Gibbs Lab(ourer) 2d, Ralph Bates 3d, Joseph Meakes 3d, Thomas Smith 3d
Joan King widow 2d, Henry King 4d, Robert Eliott 4d, William Holloway clerk 4d, Richard North 4d, Christopher
Smith 2d, John Sims 4d, Jeremy Bird 4d, John Meade 12d, Francis Coy 2d, Thomas Coocke 2d
William Richardson 2d, Numan Willeatt infant 2d, John Cooper gent. 6d, Thomas Willice 2d
Roger Vaugham gent. 4d, Edward Footman 4d, William Barton 2d, John Stevens of Granborough 3d
the youngest, Henry Emerton 2d, Robert Stevens jr 3d, John Mountague sr 2d, John Holland 12d
Robert Holt 2d, John Thorpe sr 4d, William Morecraft 3d, Hugh Thorpe 3, John Mountague 2d, Hester
Maltill widow 3d, Thomas Holland 2d, John Haines 2d, Ithamar Whitinill widow 2d, Thomas Woorall 2d infant - tenants

A fine of 1s was imposed on Robert Eden sr because he withdrew from court being lawfully summoned to serve as juror.

Ordinances [English]

It is Ordered that the Jury meat and sett out all Incroachments and Complaints made upon and by Thomas Miller, Thomas Blake gent., Peter Lowndes, Mr John Townesend, John Seaton jr yeoman.

[Orders about fields etc. not transcribed]

Presentments [Latin]

Thomas Urlwin 1s, Robert Gibbs sr 4d, John Stutsbury 9s, Robert Wyatt 1s, Philip Budd 1s, William Gyles jr 5s, William Gibbs 5s, John Seaton sr 8s, John Seaton jr Butcher 3s, Thomas Spooner jr 6s pastured their horses in the common fields of Winslowe against the ordinances.

[f.1v] John Seaton 4s pastured his cow and "surcharged" the common.

Simon Hogson 4s, Joseph Glenister Drover 1s, William Edmonds 18d and Roger West 4d pastured their sheep.

Thomas Deely 3s[?], Robert Gibbs jr 1s, Charles King jr 2s, Robert Dorsett 2s, George Blake 1s, William Edin 1s, Thomas Blake gent. 3s 4d, John Spratley 2s, Mark Morris [..], Squier Emerton 1s, Thomas Buncker 3s, William Edmonds 3s 4d, Hugh Burrall 2s, William Short 1s overburdened the common pasture in the common fields of Winslowe with horses, cows and sheep.

Robert Gibbs, William Gyles jr, Thomas Tayler, John Wyatt of Grandborough, William Wyatt, John Seaton sr, Hugh Burrall, John Seaton jr, Philip Budd, Robert Wyatt and Daniel Seaton kept their "stalls" in and on the Market Place for the whole week and on other days than "the Markett day". Each amerced 3s. £1 18s 6d.

Cicily Anstee widow has died since the last court seised of a messuage and 1 acre of land. Elizabeth wife of Thomas Wallis is her daughter and next heir, who sought admission. Rent 6d, fine 5s, heriot by composition 6s 8d.

Joseph Thorpe has died since the last court seised of half a messuage and 15 acres of land. Thomas Thorpe is his brother and next heir, who sought admission. Rent [blank], fine 15s, heriot by composition 2s 6d.

Richard Falkner has died, seised of 8 acres. John Falkner is his son and next heir, of full age. Rent 2s, fine 16s, heriot 12s.

[f.2r] On 11 Sep last William Edmonds and Joan his wife surrendered through the deputy steward 4 acres of arable land, meadow and pasture in the fields of Winslowe:

To the use of Gilbert East, provided that it will be void if William and Joan pay him £71: £30 on 2 Nov next, £20 on 25 March following, £21 on 29 Sep 1702 at Gilbert's domicile outside Bishopsgate, London. Gilbert was called and did not come. 1st proclamation made.

On 9 May last Daniel Seaton and Ann his wife and William Gyles jr surrendered through the deputy steward 3½ acres of arable land lying together at Astmead, extending over Demeram field, the land of William Lowndes esq. west. To the use of John Seaton jr of Winslowe, Butcher, who sought admission. Rent [blank], fine 7s.

On 15 Oct inst., Daniel Seaton and Ann his wife surrendered through the steward 3 lands lying together at Hoxlowe, the land of Robert Wyatt north and John Seaton sr south, and 1 land more on Tuckey Hill, the land of John Keniston west. To the use of William Kurby of Winslowe Carryer and Jane his wife, who sought admission. William Gyles also surrendered the premisses in open court. Rent 9d, fine 6s.

On 15 Oct inst., Daniel Seaton and Ann his wife surrendered through the steward 3 ridges lying together at Old Mill furlong containing 1½ acres, the land of Mr John Townesend west and John Seaton east, and 1 land at Overwesterne, the land of William Lowndes esq. east. To the use of Benjamin Saunders of Winslowe Baker and Elizabeth his wife for their lives, then the heirs of their two bodies, or Benjamin's heirs. William Gyles also surrendered the premisses in open court. Rent 6d, fine 4s. They were admitted as tenants.

[f.2v] Richard Martin of Southwarke clerk, Charles Shales of London silversmith, William Gyles jr of Winslow woollen draper and Peter Lowndes jr of Winslow yeoman through Peter Lowndes sr their attorney sought to be admitted tenants to 2 acres of land late John Godwin's [see above]. Rent 6d, fine 4s, fealty respited. And to Albans Close and Blackthorne Platt, containing together 5 acres [see above]. Rent 6d, fine 4s, fealty respited.

Thomas Kirbie surrendered:

To the use of Richard Martin et al. [as above]. They were admitted through Peter Lowndes their attorney. Rent 3s 1d, fine 21s, heriot by composition 30s, fealty respited.
[William Lowndes paid £400 in all; the land apart from Kirbies Close amounted to 8½ acres. It appears that the Bridge Foot and Kirbies Close were on the north side of Sheep Street: Richard Wootten sold William Lowndes in 1694 a messuage in Sheep Street and an adjoining close of 3 acres in 1694, and according to an entry in the 1741 court, Tenters was next to the road to Little Horwood. Thomas Kirby (b.1642) seems to have acquired the land from his uncle Thomas Kirby (d.1667), who inherited from his father Thomas Kirby (d.1615), who probably inherited from his father John Kirby (d.1609). The last Thomas may already have left Winslow by 1701; his burial is not recorded.]

[f.3r] Ann Attwood widow surrendered the messuage in which William Warr lately, lived with all frontages, lights, easements, etc. To the use of Charles Coetts and Frances his wife, who sought admission. Rent [blank], fine 5s.

Thomas Pitkin sought to be admitted tenant to a cottage which came into the lord's hands on the death of Henry Pitkin his father presented at the court on 16 April 1700. Rent 9d, fine 5s, heriot by composition 10s.

Michael Ginger and Frances his wife surrendered a messuage now in the occupation of Dorothy Norman spinster in Winslow at the Church Yard Gate. To the use of Thomas Wright of Winslow Wheelwright. Rent [blank], fine 5s.
[Dorothy Norman may have been living at 5 Vicarage Road in 1697, suggesting that the Churchyard Gate was on the north side]

[f.3v] John Stutsbury sought admission to the separate tenements which came into the lord's hands on the death of Peter Stutsbury presented at the court on 23 April last. Rent [blank], fine 15s.

John Shelton Drover surrendered the messuage in Winslow in which he now lives, adjoining the messuage of Henry Tombs, with the land belonging to it containing 30 feet in width on the east side, 50 feet on the west side. To the use of Daniel Giles of Winslow Linnen Draper, provided that it will be void if John pays him £15 7s 6d on 5 April following at Daniel's domicile in Winslow. Rent ½d, fine 5s.

John Hollier surrendered 3 acres of meadow or "sweard ground" in the common fields of Shipton:

To the use of William Townsend sr. Rent 9d, fine 6s, heriot by composition [blank].
[John Hollier bought this land from Thomas Kenwrick in 1700]

John Amborough surrendered a messuage, malthouse and premisses in Winslow. To the use of Joseph Meaks of Bourton Daryman, provided that it will be void if John pays him £30 15s on 14 April following. Rent [blank], fine [blank].

Grace Dorsett widow surrendered all right and title to 2 acres of arable land in the common fields of Winslow:

To the use of Samuel Norman of Winslow Grocer and Martha his wife for their lives, and Samuel's heirs. Rent [blank], fine 1s 4d.
[f.4r] She also surrendered all right and title to 2 ridges of arable land containing 1 acre extending towards Adington Hedge, the land of George Blake south, William Kirbie north. To the use of William Kirbie of Winslow and Jane his wife. Rent [blank], fine 8d.
[This must have been a surrender of dower or a life-interest. Grace only received 12d under her husband's will.]

Robert Spooner, Edward Turnham and Elizabeth his wife surrendered a messuage in Great Hornstreet with malthouses, barns, stables, yards, gardens, orchards, houses, outhouses and backyards (lately the estate of William Spooner sr and jr deceased) now in the separate occupations of John Kinaston, Thomas Spooner jr and Thomas Wainwright of Winslow yeoman. To the use of Thomas Wainwright and Mary his wife for their lives, then Mary's heirs. Rent 2d, fine 5s, heriot [blank].
Thomas and Mary then surrendered the messuage and barn and part of the orchard adjoining the barn, lying on the south side of it, as now "staked forth" (except the door used with the premisses lying on the east side), with free ingress for John Seaton jr of Winslow yeoman and his servants and labourers to come into Thomas Wainwright's yard "to Thatch" the barns and erect a fence on the orchard as now designated, which fence John Seaton is to repair when necessary. To the use of John Seaton jr. Rent 1d, fine 5s.
Memorandum: That at this court both Thomas Wainwright and Mary his wife and John Seaton jr separately sought that this agreement made between them should be recorded: that the seat for a man in the parish church of Winslow next to the seat of Stephen Bigg jr belonging to the premisses lately William Spooner's, being on the north side of the Middle Row in the church, in future should be[?] enjoyed by John as <pertaining?> to the premisses lately acquired from Thomas and Mary.
[Robert Spooner and Elizabeth Turnham must have inherited this property from their father William Spooner (d.1698), probably at the manor court of 1699 for which the records are missing. Thomas Wainwright's will of 1714 and John Seaton's will proved 1723 do not mention the property explicitly.]

Robert Eden sr sought to be admitted tenant to a tenement which came into the lord's hands on the death of Robert Eden his father presented at the court on 18 Oct 1700. Rent 9d, fine 5s, heriot 1 tree worth 2s 6d, fealty respited.

[f.4v] A 2nd proclamation was made for Elizabeth Brittain.

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Nicholas Merwin

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