Court baron, 26 February 1707/8

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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.3v] Manor of Winslow with members. Court Baron of Robert Lowndes esq., 26 Feb 6 Anne 1707 by Nicholas Merwin, gent, steward.

Essoins: none. Complainants: none

Homage: William Elliott, John Spratley, Joseph Harding, Thomas Right [sic], Philip Bayley, William Shelton
Thomas Paxton, Robert Eden, Thomas Deely, Charles King, Robert Pitkin, Robert Redding

Daniel Beagles deceased, on the point of death [moriturus] on 25 Aug 1789 [sic] surrendered by Thomas Godwin and Joseph Gyles a messuage in Winslow to the use mentioned in the surrender and died before the next court. The surrender was presented at the next court on 22 April 1690.

William Prentice and Jane his wife, Daniel Beagles and Francis [=Frances] Beagles surrendered a messuage in Winslow, lately the estate of Daniel Beagles deceased, the common street south and west, and all right, title and equity of redemption to a cottage in Sheep Street now in the occupation of Christopher Bigg. To the use of Richard Bigg of Winslow gent. Rent 5d, fine 10s, heriot by composition 10s.

End of this court
Nicho: Merwin

[The surrender of the messuage (in the Butter Market) is recorded at the 1690 court. Jane Prentice must have been Daniel's widow, remarried.]


Court baron and view of frankpledge, 21-24 April 1708

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[f.1r] Manor of Winslowe with members. View of Frankpledge with Court Baron of Robert Lowndes esq., 21 April and by adjournment 24 April 7 Anne 1708 by Nicholas Merwin, gent, steward.

Essoins: Philip Budd, William Bence, John Ballard, Richard Benboe jr, Thomas Bates, William Bull with many others.

Jurors: William Stevens of Tylehouse, Joseph Meakes, Edward Reddall, Robert Smith
Samuel Willston, John Boan, Thomas Henly, Robert Hughes
William Morecroft, Robert Stevens sr, John Stevens of Newhouse, Edward Tomerlin, Thomas Wainwright

Court Baron

Homage: Thomas Blake, Richard Bigg, Philip Budd, William Eden, John Stevens
Henry Curtice, George Illing, Henry Emerton, Benedict Holland at Pound, Benedict Holland at Elm
John Mountague, Thomas Mountague, George Stevens, William Thorpe, John Henly, Henry Townesend sr

Complainants: none

Mary Tomerlin widow died since the last court seised of 6 acres in Shipton with common of pasture for 2 cows in The Cowpasture. Edward Tomerlin is her son and heir and of full age. Heriot arises. Rent 1s 6d, fine 12s, heriot [blank].

William Tomerlin formerly died seised of a messuage, 1 acre and common of pasture for 1 cow in Shipton. Mary Tomerlin his widow held for her life. Edward sought admission. Rent [blank], fine 5s.
[William actually died in 1669; see his will]

John Yeomans on 29 Nov last surrendered a messuage in Winslowe in the occupation of John Hearne called the Kings Head with yards, backsides, barns, stables, outhouses, etc. To the use of Thomas Langley of Kingson on Thames Maulster and Hannah Merwin of Hampton Wick Spinster. They were called and did not come; 1st proclamation made.
[This was a transfer of the mortgage of 10 High Street]

Richard Lettman of Winslowe surrendered:

To the use of Richard for his life, then to John Worsley of Winslow carpenter his son-in-law and Ann his wife. Rent [blank], fine 5s, heriot by composition 10s 9d.

[f.1v] Thomas Short of Winslowe brazier [faber erarius] surrendered a close of grassland in New Mill Feild in Costend furlong, Daniel Gyles west. To the use of William Firth of Winslowe brazier, on condition that the surrender is to be void if Thomas pays him £12 6s on 22 Oct following the surrender at William's domicile in Winslowe. Rent 6d, fine 2s.
[This Thomas Short was the son of William Short the baker]

Thomas Miller and Priscilla his wife and Francis Miller, Thomas' brother, and Jane Miller widow their mother surrendered:

and the separate pieces of land in Winslowe and Shipton:

To the use of Richard Saunders gent. Procedure of common recovery: Benedict Holland complained on a plea of land of 1 messuage, 1 orchard, 10 acres of land, 6 acres of pasture, 2 acres of meadow, 3 acres of furze [jampnorum]. Thomas Miller called to warrant Francis Miller, who called to warrant Abraham Day.
[f.2r] All surrendered to Thomas Miller. Thomas and Priscilla then surrendered the messuage and close and The Dean Close to the use of William Lowndes of Westminster esq., on condition that if Thomas pays him £105 on 22 April 1709 at his domicile in Westminster, the surrender to be void. William Lowndes sought admission by Peter Lowndes his attorney. Rent [blank], fine [blank].
[Thomas Miller senior had made arrangements about this property in 1696, which is why the procedure of common recovery was needed. The land in Winslow was acquired by Richard Bigg before 1722.]

Joseph Bigg and Mary his wife surrendered a messuage now in Joseph's occupation. To the use of Richard Saunders gent. Procedure of common recovery: William Gyles jr complained on a plea of land; Joseph and Mary called Abraham Day to warrant; Robert Gibbs minister of the court delivered seisin. All surrendered to the use of Joseph and Mary, who then surrendered to the use of William Gyles Woolen Draper, on condition that if they pay him £60 on 23 Oct following the surrender with 5% interest at his domicile in Winslow, the surrender to be void. Rent 4½d, fine 5s.
[This probably refers to 25/27 Market Square, acquired by Joseph in 1703]

Margery wife of John Browne, daughter of Thomas Snow [=Neal] deceased, sought admission to a messuage in the occupation of Daniel Seaton and a close of pasture called the Pightle at Cross Lanes, and separate pieces of land containing 11½ acres in the common fields of Winslowe, which came into the lord's hands on the surrender of Thomas. Rent [blank], fine 24s. John and Margery then surrendered the messuage, close and land:

To the use of Richard Bigg of Winslow gent. Rent [blank], fine 24s.
[Snow seems to be a mistake for Neal, according to a surrender by Thomas in 1702, when the daughter's name was given as Margaret.]

Ann, Mary and Jane Bigg, daughters and co-heirs of Benjamin Bigg deceased and Ann his wife, sought admission to the reversion expectant on Ann's death of a messuage in the occupation of Daniel Seaton which came into the lord's hands on Benjamin's death. Rent [blank], fine [blank].

Ann Bigg widow, relict of Benjamin Bigg, and Mary and Jane infants, Benjamin's daughters, sought admission to the undivided half of a messuage called The Bell Inn which came into the lord's hands on Benjamin's surrender to the use of his will. To hold to Ann for her life, then to Mary and Jane. Rent [blank], fine [blank].
[See 1707 court]

Thomas Whiteing and Elizabeth his wife surrendered 2 acres of arable land in Old Mill Feild in Coldam furlong, Elizabeth Merwin south. To the use of William Lowndes esq., who sought admission by Peter Lowndes his attorney. Rent 6d, fine 4s.

Robert Gibbs sr and Richard Bigg sought admission to a messuage with outhouses which came into the lord's hands on the surrender of John Hearne and Ann his wife presented at the court on 21 Oct 1706, on the trusts contained in the surrender. Rent 4d, fine 5s.

End of this court
Nicho: Merwin


Court baron and view of frankpledge, 13 October 1708

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Manor of Winslow with members. View of Frankpledge with Court Baron of Robert Lowndes esq. 13 Oct 7 Anne 1708 by Nicholas Merwin gent. steward.

Essoins: Oliver Main, William Bull, John Toe & John Allen with many others.

Jurors: Joseph Gyles, John Ballard, Robert Eden sr, Robert Gibbs jr, Thomas Rutland
George Stevens, William Perkins, Thomas Pitkin, William Smith, John Longbridge
Squier Emerton, Thomas Deely and Philip Egerton

Default by residents: William Norman 2d, Thomas Herbert 2d, Philip Bayley jr 2d, Richard Allen 2d, Richard Benboe 2d, Philip Webster 2d, Daniel
Hogson jr 2d, Roger Adams gent 6d, John Pitkin 2d, Edmund Mead 2d, Robert Inwood 3d, Charles Inwood 3d, Thomas Tattam 3d, David Cox 3d, John Wilston 2d (amerced)

The jurors present that there is due and payable at this court to the lord of this manor for the common fine 16s 4d from the inhabitants of Winslow and 8s 4d from the inhabitants of Shipton, 9s 4d from the inhabitants of Grandborough, 12s 4d from the inhabitants of Little Horwood, and 26s 8d from certain inhabitants of the separate vills and "Hamletts" of Oveing and Northmarston.

Officer elected:
John Westley & John Longbridge: constables of Winslow in place of Augustine Seaton and Edward Smith
John Ballard: tithingman of Winslow.
The same John Ballard swore a profane oath in the court; therefore amerced 1s.

Court Baron

Essoins: Thomas Blake gent., Philip Bayley sr, Thomas Bett, Philip Budd, Joseph Bigg, Thomas Bates with many others.

Homage: Daniel Gyles, Stephen Bigg, Robert Dorsett, William Elliott of Shipton, Thomas Foster, Mathew Hobbs
Charles King, Benjamin Saunders, William Illing, Henry Curtice, Robert Bowden of Adstock, John Holland
Robert Stevens jr, Charles Bowler, William Townesend and Graunt Hewett

Default by tenants: George Blake 3d, William Bence 2d, John Chennells 4d, Charles Coates 3d, Robert Eden jr 2d, Richard Gibbs 4d
& wife, Frances Hams widow 2d, William Hogg 3d, Daniel Hams 2d, Joan King widow 3d, Henry King 4d, William Lowndes esq. 6d, Mark Morris 3d, Robert Reddall 2d, Silvester Reddall 2d, Thomas
Row 2d, Hugh Seaton 3d, Robert Seaton 3d, Thomas Smith sr of Cleydon 4d, Thomas Smith jr & wife 4d, John Townesend gent. 4d, Edward Turnham jr <&?> wife 2d, Robert Tims 2d, Samuel
Wilston 2d, Robert Adams 4d, Jeremy Bird 4d, John Gascoin 2d, Robert Grainge gent. 3d, John Hodgekins 3d, James Hoster 3d, John Mead 2d, William Smith 4d, Roger Vaughan 4d
gent., John Ward sr 3d, Thomas Willis 3d, Robert Bowden of Addington 2d, John Bence 2d, John Bowden 2d, Henry Emerton 2d, Thomas Gibbs 2d, Benjamin Holland at Pound 2d
Joyce Holland 2d, Benedict Holland jr at Elm 2d, Thomas Holland 2d, Simon Holt 2d, Robert Manwaring gent. 4d, William Morecroft 3d, Mary Stevens Spinster 2d, Hugh Thorpe 2d, William
Ashfeild 2d, William Cooke 2d, Robert Elliott 3d, William Glenister 2d amerced

Mark Morris of Winslow Drover depastured "a Drove" of 40 "Hoggs" in the common fields of Winslow since the last court and kept them against the orders of this court. Amerced 13s 3d [sic]. One third to the "Feildsman" [custod' agror'], one third to the "Heyward" [custod' pecorum].

John Phillipps of Winslow Drover depastured a Drove of 20 Hoggs. Amerced 6s 8d. [details as above]

Anthony Deely formerly died seised of the equity of redemption of a messuage late in the occupation of William East and of a yard or backside once called Hogsons Close on which a cottage was lately erected. Thomas Deely his son and heir, of full age, sought admission. Rent [blank], fine 5s.

John Kinnaston surrendered the separate pieces of arable and grassland in the common fields of Winslow:

To the use of John's daughter Alice Guest, on condition that she provides for John her father during his life. Rent 10½d, fine 7s.
John Kinnaston also surrendered 2 acres of arable and grassland in Old Mill feild adjoining the enclosed lands of Hugh Seaton and abutting on the queen's highway from Winslow to Great Horwood. To the use of his daughter Alice Guest and her assigns until John Guest her son is 21, then to his use, on condition that Alice provides for John her father. Rent 6d, fine 4s.

John Kinnaston Yeoman surrendered his acre of grassland in Nant Ditch furlong in New Mill feild, William Lowndes esq. north. To the use of John Worsley of Winslow carpenter and Ann his wife for their lives, then to John Worsley's heirs. Rent 3d, fine 2s, heriot 5s.
[John Kynaston was buried on 30 Dec 1712]

[f.1v] Thomas Wainwright and Mary his wife surrendered all their domicile in Winslow now in the occupation of Thomas Wainwright and Thomas Grape with malting [brasiatorio], yard, garden and backsides. To the use of Thomas and Mary for their lives, then to Thomas' daughters Deborah and Sarah to be equally divided between them. They were called but did not come; 1st proclamation made.
[Deborah married Henry Stutsbury in 1712; Sarah seems to have married Henry Eeles of Quainton. The house was 9 Horn Street.]

John Seaton of Winslow Yeoman and Elizabeth his wife, customary tenants, surrendered 8 acres in the common fields of Winslow:

To the use of Mary Seaton widow and her assigns for her life. Rent 2s, fine 16s.

George Blake and Mary his wife, customary tenants, surrendered:

and all their other lands and tenements in the manor. To the use of Richard Bigg gent. Rent 10s 7½d, fine £4 5s. George paid for heriot by composition 30s.

Thomas Foster and Elizabeth his wife on 14 Sep last surrendered a messuage in Sheepstreet adjoining the house of Thomas Deely to the east, the house late Benjamin Bigg's west, the close of Joseph Glenister south, the common street north, with houses, outhouses, buildings, barns, stables, yards, garden and privilege of going "through the gateway" between this messuage and Benjamin Bigg's with carts, horses and "Cattle" ("hostry" horses and sheep only excepted); excepting liberty for Benjamin's heirs to draw water and use the well within the premisses. To the use of William Lowndes of Westminster esq., on condition that if Thomas pays the full sum of £51 5s on 15 March following at William's domicile in Westminster, the surrender is to be void. William sought admission by Peter Lowndes his attorney. Rent [blank], fine 5s.
[This was to the east of The Bell]

Ann Stevens widow died since the last court seised of a messuage once in the occupation of William East and now of Thomas Gally, and a yard commonly called Hogsons Close on which a house was lately erected, Cross Lane north. Subject to equity of redemption for the heirs of Antony Deely deceased. On 27 April last she surrendered by Charles Bowler and William Shelton jr to the use of her will.. She made her will on 18 March 1705. [recites will]
[f.2r] William Shelton [her brother-in-law and beneficiary] sought admission. Rent [blank], fine [blank].

John Seaton sr died since the last court. On 27 April last he surrendered the messuage in which he then lived and all his customary lands to his own use for his life. After his decease: as far as all the premisses (except a piece of meadow at Orrell Slad) to the use of his son Daniel Seaton for his life, then to Daniel's son John Seaton, paying £5 "to each and every" brother and sister of John the grandson surviving at Daniel's death. Concerning the piece of meadow: to the use of John the grandson for his life or until he receives the sum of £20 from the profits of the piece of meadow, clear of all taxes and payments whatsoever, whichever happens first. After his decease or receipt of the £20, to the use of Daniel for his life, then to John the grandson in perpetuity. Daniel and John did not come; 1st proclamation.

[f.2v] Mary Seaton widow, John Seaton jr and Elizabeth his wife surrendered the messuage and Homestall in Winslow in which John now lives and 8 acres in the common fields of Winslow:

To the use of Richard Saunders gent. Robert Dorset complained on a plea of land. Procedure of common recovery: Richard Saunders called John and Elizabeth Seaton who called to warrant Abraham Day. Robert Gibbs delivered seisin. All surrendered to the following uses:

[This Mary Seaton was not the widow of the John Seaton sr in the previous entry, but of John Seaton the carrier, d.1693, whose will mentions the messuage and 8 acres. She was a widow in 1696 when she and John her son acquired the "garden plot". John Seaton jr died in 1723.]


Court baron, 22 December 1708

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Manor of Winslow with members. Court Baron of Robert Lowndes esq., 22 Dec 1708 by Nicholas Merwin, gent, steward.

Essoins: none. Complainants: none.
Homage: Joseph Turner, Daniel Gyles, Philip Budd, John Seaton
William Shelton, Robert Gibbs jr, Joseph Gyles, Mathew Hobbs
Robert Wyatt, Stephen Bigg, Thomas Watts & Joseph Harding

Henry Hughes deceased on 15 Aug 1706 surrendered all his holdings to the use of Joseph Churchill sr now deceased and Thomas Foster for the trusts mentioned in an indenture dated 8 Aug 1705 between Henry and Nicholas Merwin of Winslow gent. in these words [English]:

Now this indenture witnesseth that it is hereby Declared by and between all and every the Partyes hereunto that the said Joseph Churchill and Thomas Foster and the Survivor of them … shall stand and be seized of the said premisses to the Intent and purpose that the said Nicholas Merwin … shall sell and Dispose of the said premises for the best price that can be \had or/ gotten for the same and with the money ariseing by the sale of the said premisses shall pay and sattisfye to the said Henry King Elizabeth Eddowes Spinster Alice Eddowes and Nicholas Merwin … their said severall and respective Debts soe as aforesaid Due unto them together with all Interest Due or to be Due for the same And alsoe upon this further Trust to pay and satisfye all and every such further and other Sum(m)e and Sum(m)es of Money as he the said Henry Hughes shall owe upon bond unto any person or persons whatsoever And whereof the said Nicholas Merwin shall receive Notice in Writeing after the Decease of the said Henry Hughes and after the payment of such Debts as aforesaid Then to pay and satisfye unto Elizabeth Hughes Rebeccah Hughes Jane Hughes and Hester Hughes Daughters of the said Henry Hughes the principall Sum(m)e and Sum(m)es of their Legacyes which have at any time or times heretofore been given or bequeathed unto them any or either of them by any persons whatsoever and after the payment thereof then to pay unto the said Elizabeth Rebeccah Jane and Hester Five and twenty pounds apiece and after payment thereof then to pay the overplus of the Money ariseing by sale of the said premisses If any be unto and amongst all the Children of the said Henry Hughes … And further to the Intent and purpose that they the said Joseph Churchill and Thomas Foster … shall surrender all and every the premisses … to the Use and Behoofe of such person or persons to whome the said Nicholas Merwin shall sell and Dispose of the same.

Now Thomas Foster sought admission. He then surrendered a cottage at Hanging Stile with houses, outhouses, bakehouses [pistrinis], buildings, barns, stables, yards, backsides and a slipe of land adjoining, lately being between the houses and yards late in the occupation of Henry Hughes and Richard Tring, and a slipe of land on which a fence of posts and pales (at the corner of Richard Tring's house) now stands. And liberty to place a post at the corner of Richard's house "Six Inches Square" and other posts and pales "to range even and straight" from the said 6 inch post towards the east to a post standing in the fence late Henry's. And similar liberty to come over the land of Richard Tring and Margaret his wife and Sarah Hobcroft to drive nails homewards [adigere clavos domum versus] and to mend the posts and pales at all reasonable times when necessary (reserving to Richard and Margaret and Sarah and her heirs similar liberty at all reasonable times to come into the "Chure" at the south end of the house in Richard's occupation to mend the house when necessary. To the use of Mary Seaton widow. Rent 6d, fine 5s.
[This largely repeats the details from the 1698 court when Henry acquired the slipe / chewar]


Court baron, 3-20 January 1708/9

Manor of Winslow with members. Court Baron of Robert Lowndes esq., 3 Jan and by adjournment 17 and 20 Jan 7 Anne 1708 by Nicholas Merwin, gent, steward.

Essoins: none. Complainants: none.
Homage: William Elliott, Mathew Hobbs, Thomas Wright, William Shelton sr
Robert Gibbs jr, Stephen Bigg, William Shelton sr [sic], Richard Gibbs
Thomas Watts, Thomas Henley, Philip Budd and Thomas Paxton

Thomas Urlwin on 8 May last surrendered by Thomas Wright and William Shelton sr a messuage in Winslow in his own occupation with barns, stables, outhouses, sheep-pens [ma(n)dris] etc., with liberty of ingress to and from the well or pump then standing in the yard belonging to the messuage of Thomas Foster lately called the Angell Inn, and liberty of ingress through the Gatehouse belonging to Thomas Foster's messuage (late the Angell Inn). To the use of Robert Grainge of Little Horwood gent. on condition that if Thomas Urlwin pays him the full sum of £150 (being the principal sum
[verso] of a certain writing obligatory for £300 dated 6 May[?] 1707
[several lines are illegible; there is a reference to John Markham gent.]

Thomas Urlwin and Ann his wife on 22 Nov last surrendered by the steward a messuage in Winslow now in the occupation of Thomas or his assigns with yards, gardens, backsides, outhouses, barns, stables, etc., with liberty of ingress "through" the common yard and to the "pump" (the messuage of Thomas Foster south) with an undivided third of the yard. To the use of John Markham of Winslow gent. on condition that if Thomas and Ann pay him £240 with interest on 12 April next, the surrender is to be void. Rent [blank], fine 5s.

 

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