Court baron and view of frankpledge, 22 April 1702

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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 gent., surviving fiduciary of William Lowndes esq., 22 April 1 Anne 1702 by John Markham gent., deputy steward.

Essoins: Joseph Ayres, Christopher Bigg, William Bull, Squier Emerton and Thomas George with many others

Jurors: Simon Hogston, Robert Grainge, Edward Berkley, Joseph Harding, Benjamin Saunders, William Edmonds
Matthew Hobbs, George Elliott, John Seaton Butcher, Joseph Glenister, John Spratley, George Blake

Default: John Burrall 2d, Joseph Collins 2d, George Dandridge 2d, Benjamin Dudley 4d, William Firth 3d, Oliver Mayn 2d, Francis Robbinson 2d
William Reddall 2d, Joseph Rogers 3d, John Stevens 2d, William Tattam 2d, Richard Cox of Shipton 3d, Edward Tomerlin 2d - residents

A fine of 1s was imposed on Edward Smith because he withdrew from court when summoned as juror.

Officers elected:
Constables of Winslowe: Benjamin Dudley and Thomas Foster in place of Samuel Norman and Mark Morris
Constable of Shipton: William Parkins jr in place of Edward Tomerlin

Court Baron

Essoins: John Amborough, Stephen Bigg sr, Stephen Bigg jr, Richard Bigg, Robert Dorsett, Thomas Foster, Robert Gibbs with many others

Jurors: William Gyles, Thomas Wainwright, William Elliatt, Philip Budd, William Townesend, John Seaton yeoman, Richard Seaton, Peter Lowndes
Daniel Gyles, Thomas Henley, Arthur Smith, Richard Barton, William Miller, John Bence, John Rutland, William Stevens yeoman
William Stevens Butcher, Robert Stevens jr, Thomas Mountague, George Thorpe, William Thorpe, Francis Coy, William Illing, Robert Wyatt

Default: James Allen 2d, Thomas Bett 2d, Ralph Bates 2d, William Bence 2d, John Chennells 3d, John Chandler 2d, Joseph Dandridge 3, John Goodwin 3d, Sarah Hobcroft 2d, John Hogson 4d, John Hazzlewood 3d
Daniel Hams 2d, Grant Hewett 3d, John Keen 2d, John Keniston 2d, William Lowndes esq. 6d, Robert Lowndes esq. 6d, Francis [sic] Leach
widow 2d, Henry Miller 2d, Joseph Meakes 3d, William Prentice by his wife's right 2d, Robert Spooner 2d, John Stutsberry 2d, Robert Smith 3d, Thomas
Smith 4d, John Townesend gent. 6d, Samuel Wilston 2d, Charles Bowler 4d, Joseph Glenister of Shipton 2d, William Holloway LLD 4d,
Richard North 4d, Jeremy Bird 3d, Thomas Cook 2d, John Sims 3d, Henry Emerton 3d, Benedict Holland at Elme 4d, John
Holland 4d, Thomas Henley 3d, Thomas Holland 3d, John Haines 2d, Hester Mantill widow 2d, Benedict Pitkin 3d, John Stevens the youngest 2d
John Thorpe of London 2d and John Wyatt 4d - tenants
[There seem to be more or less alphabetical lists for Winslow, Shipton and Granborough]

Squier Emerton "hath Ditched upp" an ancient way, in English "Happway" leading into Newmill Feild (now being in "the Fallowe Feild" of Winslowe), going out from Westerne Lane at Grants Baulk.
William Eden "hath Stopped upp" another ancient way in "the Fallowe Feild" leading as above.
Thomas Smith "hath Ditched upp" the common way in the "Fallowe Feild" lying at the "nether end" of Lower Westerne.
[English] They are to levell the said happwayes in Fourteen dayes, or forfeit 3s 4d.

William Edmonds has "Ditched upp" a way leading into Chain Furlong.
William Scott has ditched up the Church headland.
[English] They are to levell the ditches before 24 [blank] next ensueing.

John Mountague sr died seised of 6 acres in the fields of Granborough. On 8 Dec last he surrendered all to his own use for his life, then to John Mountague his son, who is to pay £5 each to William and Pleasant Mountague, son and daughter of John sr. John jr was called and did not come.

John Stutsberry and Elizabeth his wife (examined by Nicholas Merwin, deputy steward), on 26 Feb last surrendered and released a messuage in Winslow in the occupation of John or his assigns. To the use of William Gyles jr of Winslowe, woollen draper. Provided that it will be void if John pays him £20 10s on 27 Aug next at William's domicile in Winslowe. William did not come, 1st proclamation made.

[f.1v] William Gyles sr died seised of 2 messuages and 48 acres copyhold. William Gyles jr is his son and next heir, of full age. Heriot [blank]. William jr was called to do and receive etc. for 2 acres, parcel of the 48 acres. He did not come, 1st proclamation made.
[William Gyles also held freehold land which he disposed of in his will.]

William Gyles sr and Mary his wife on 13 March last through Nicholas Merwin the deputy steward surrendered a close of copyhold "sweard ground" with an adjoining Ley containing together 4 acres, lying at Westerne, the land of Mr Blake west , William Gyles jr south, Mr Richard Bigg east. To the use of William and Mary for their lives, then to William Norman, grandson of William Gyles sr. Mary Gyles and William Norman sought to be admitted. Rent 1s, fine 8s. Mary did fealty, William Norman's respited.

William Gyles sr and Mary his wife on 13 March last surrendered all copyhold lands in the common fields of Winslowe containing 31 acres, except 2 acres:

To the use of William and Mary for their lives, then to Daniel Gyles, son of William. Mary and Daniel sought to be admitted. Rent 10s 6d, fine £4 1s 4d.

William Gyles sr on 28 March last through Daniel Coley and Joseph Harding surrendered 2 messuages in Winslowe: one in the occupation of Charles King sr called the Crown; the other late in the occupation of William Firth. To the use of Samuel Norman of Winslowe Grocer on this special trust: he should from the rent and profits pay to Mary Gyles sr for her life an annuity of £12 in quarterly instalments at William's domicile. If Samuel defaults, the premisses are to the use of Mary for her life. After Mary's decease, on further trust, Samuel is to pay an annuity of £12 as above to Mary Gyles jr, daughter of William. After the decease of Mary sr and Mary jr, the premisses are to the sole use of Samuel in perpetuity. Rent 1s, fine 10s, heriot by composition [blank]

Gilbert East through Peter Lowndes his attorney sought admission to 4 acres which came into the lord's hands on the surrender of William Edmonds and Joan his wife at the court on 4 Oct last. Rent 1s, fine 8s.

[f.2r] Elizabeth Brittain jr sought admission to a messuage and 3 acres in Winslowe expectant on the death of Elizabeth Brittain her mother, which came into the lord's hands on the death of William Brittain her father presented at the court on 8 Oct 1700. Rent 1s 3d, fine 5s. The lords at the time had as heriot a cow worth 50s.

William Hogg jr sought admission to 5 acres of arable land, meadow and grassland in the common fields of Winslowe which came into the lord's hands on the surrender of Thomas Hogg bearing date 23 April inst. after the end of the court on the same date. Rent 1s 3d, fine 10s, heriot 1 selion of beans.

Jane Kenwrick widow surrendered all right and title to 2 acres of grassland in Shipton mentioned in a surrender bearing date 16 April 1700. To the use of Thomas Langley of Kingston on Thames Maulster and Hannah Merwin of the same Spinster. They were called and did not come. 1st proclamation made.
She also surrendered all right and title to 3 acres of meadow in Shipton mentioned in a surrender of 4 Oct last. To the use of William Townesend sr. Rent 9d, fine 2s.

John East and Frances his wife surrendered the reversion expectant on the death of Alice East widow of a cottage with Bakehouse in Winslowe now in Alice's occupation. To the use of the said Alice, who sought admission. Rent 2d, fine 5s, heriot [blank].
Alice then surrendered a messuage in Winslowe in her own occupation. To the use of Daniel Gyles of Winslowe Linnendraper, provided that it will be void if she pays him £5 10s on 23 Oct next at his domicile in Winslowe. Rent 2d, fine 5s.

William Short sr of Winslowe Baker surrendered a messuage in or near the Markett Place of Winslowe now in the occupation of William and a certain Henry Hopkinson, with "kitching" lately erected, yard etc., and free ingress etc. to the well in the yard of Grant Hewett now in the occupation of Richard Allen. To the use of William for his life, then to his son William Short jr and Martha his wife for their lives, then to the heirs of their bodies, or the heirs of William jr. Rent [blank], fine 5s.

[f.2v] Thomas Robbinson and Ann his wife and Faith Robbinson widow surrendered a messuage or messuages in Winslowe in the separate occupations of Faith Robinson, Hugh Burrall, Thomas Knight and Ralph Hall[?] or their assigns, with all houses, outhouses, buildings, structures, barns, stables, yards, orchards, gardens, backyards etc. To the use of Simon Hogson and Elizabeth his wife for their lives, then to their joint heirs, or Simon's heirs. Rent [blank], fine [blank], heriot [blank].

Thomas Neal and Joan his wife surrendered a messuage now in the occupation of Daniel Seaton and a close of pasture called The Pightle and 11½ acres of land in the common fields of Winslowe. To the use of Joan for her life, then to Margarett wife of John Brown in perpetuity. Joan and Margaret sought admission. Rent 3s 6d, fine 24s, heriot by composition 2s 6d.
[The 11½ acres were acquired by the Lowndeses in 1760; see the admission of Margaret/Margery in 1708]

Edward Turnham and Elizabeth his wife surrendered the undivided half of a close of meadow or pasture in Old Mill Field called Cowe Mead Close. To the use of Robert Spooner on condition that he pays all the legacies mentioned in the will of William Spooner sr. Rent 2s, fine 8s, heriot by composition [blank].
[Elizabeth Turnham or Tomerlin was William Spooner's daughter]

Gilbert East through Peter Lowndes his attorney and William Edmonds and Joan his wife surrendered 1 acre of arable land at Parsonage Planck Highway. To the use of William Gyles. Rent 3d, fine 2s.

William Short surrendered a messuage with barns, stables, orchards, gardens etc. in the separate occupations of John Stevens, Widow Firth and Richard Topping, situate in Great Horne Street. To the use of John Seaton jr who sought admission. A plea of common recovery followed: Peter Lowndes brought a plea of land; William called to warranty John May; Robert Gibbs the minister of the court delivered seisin to Peter Lowndes. Peter Lowndes, John Seaton and William Short then surrendered the premisses to the use of William Short in perpetuity. Rent [blank], fine [blank].

William Bigg and Stephen Bigg surrendered the messuage in which they now live to the following uses:

Rent [blank], fine 5s.
[William Bigg was buried on 16 May 1705. This Stephen Bigg was not the postmaster of the same name. The messuage seems to have been in the Market Square.]

Thomas Spooner jr and Mary his wife on 26 Dec last through Nicholas Merwin the deputy steward surrendered two bays of a barn next to the well in the yard of Thomas Wainwright, lately William Spooner's. To the use of Thomas Wainwright and Mary his wife for their lives, then Mary's heirs in perpetuity. Rent [blank], fine [blank].
[This property was in Horn Street]

Grant Hewett on 24 Dec through Nicholas Merwin surrendered a messuage in the occupation of Squier Emerton and John Hewett, and two closes belonging to the messuage, once grassland but now turned into garden, with all hedges, ditches and fences, now in the occupation of Squier Emerton. To the use of Joseph Meakes of Bourton Daryman, provided that it will be void if Grant pays him £127 and £3 interest on 25 June following at his domicile in Bourton. Rent [blank], fine [blank].
[William Lowndes acquired this property in 1715 and recorded its history: it was surrendered by Thomas Grant in 1676]

1st proclamation made for Jane Miller, daughter of Thomas Miller deceased.

End of this court
Nicholas Merwin
steward


Court baron, 11 May 1702

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[recto] Manor of Winslowe with members. Court Baron of Charles Twittey gent., surviving fiduciary of William Lowndes esq., 11 May 1 Anne 1702 by Nicholas Merwin gent., deputy steward.

Essoins: none
Complainants: nonw

Jurors: Richard Seaton, Richard Bigg, John Hearne, Benjamin Bigg, Grant Hewet, Mark Morrice

Simon Harris gent. and Charles Gibbs gent. sought admission to 12 acres in Winslowe which came into the lord's hands on the surrender of Robert Gibbs and Robert Adams at the court on 23 April 1701. Rent 3s, fine 24s.
[See the April 1701 court for the original surrender]
They then surrendered:

To the use of Stephen Bigg sr, on condition that it will be to the use of Robert Gibbs in perpetuity if he pays Stephen £204 10s on 12 Dec next at his domicile in Winslowe. Rent 3s, fine 24s.

End of this court
Nicholas Merwin


Court baron, 13 June 1702

Manor of Winslowe with members. Court Baron of Charles Twittey gent., surviving fiduciary of William Lowndes esq., 13 June 1 Anne 1702 by Nicholas Merwin gent., deputy steward.

Jurors: Daniel Gyles, William Bigg, Philip Bayley, Robert Gibbs jr, Stephen Bigg jr, Robert Smith

Daniel Seaton and Ann his wife surrendered 1 acre of arable land at Longmead Leyes in Newmill Feild, the land of Mr Townesend west. To the use of Ralph Cooke.
[Procedure of common recovery followed:] Thomas Urlwin complained on a plea of land against Ralph. Daniel and Ann called to warranty William Gyles, who called Thomas Paxton. John May, minister of the court, delivered seisin to Thomas. They all surrendered the land to the use of Daniel and Ann. Rent 3d, fine 2s.
Daniel and Ann then surrendered it to the use of Robert Eden Carpenter. Rent 3d, fine 2s.

Daniel Seaton and Ann his wife and William Gyles surrendered a close of pasture containing 2½ acres at Orrill Hill. To the use of William Gyles. Rent 7½d, fine 5s.

End of this court
Nicholas Merwin

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