Court baron, 3 January 1711/12

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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.3r] Manor of Winslow with members. Court Baron of Robert Lowndes esq., 3 Jan 10 Anne 1711 by Nicholas Merwin, gent, steward.

Homage: William Gyles, Thomas Foster, Joseph Glenister, Thomas Watts
Samuel Norman, John Longbridge, Thomas Whiteaves, Stephen Bigg
Daniel Seaton, William Shelton, Thomas Wright, Peter Lowndes

John Henley sought admission to a close of meadow or pasture in the common fields of Shipton called Shade Close with the "Hadely heading" Shade Furlong, which came into the lord's hands on the surrender of John Henley sr deceased presented at the court on 25 Oct 1695. Rent 2s, fine 16s.
[The records for the Oct 1695 court have not survived]

[f.3v] John Henley and Katherine his wife, William Perkins and Mary his wife surrendered 2 closes of meadow or pasture in the common fields of Shipton called the Shade Closes containing 8 acres, the closes or backyards of Thomas Henly, Richard Cox, Robert Evans, Richard Teagle and William Townsend west, the land of Robert Lowndes esq. east, abutting north on the backyard in the occupation of William Cap, extening south on the land of William Townsend. To the use of William Lowndes esq. on condition that if John pays him £123 on 4 July next at William's domicile in Westminster, the surrender is to be to the use of John. William sought admission by Peter Lowndes his attorney. Rent 2s, fine 16s.
[Mary Perkins was John Henley's sister]

End of this court
Nichos Merwin


View of frankpledge with court baron, 21 & 24 April 1712

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[f.1r] Manor of Winslowe with members. Court of View of Frankpledge with Court Baron of Robert Lowndes esq., 21 April 11 Anne and by adjournment 24 April 1712 by Nicholas Merwin, gent, steward.

Essoins: William Bull, William Norman, Mathew Clarke with many other residents.

Jurors for the lady Queen:
Daniel Gyles, Stephen Bigg, Charles Bowler, John Haines
Thomas Wright, Henry Townsend, Grant Huett, William Viccars
John Holland, John Mountague, William Stevens & Thomas Harrup

Default by residents [amerced 3d each unless stated]: Squier Emerton 4d, William Tattam, Daniel Hogson, Robert Brincklow, John
Allen, William Fennimore, Richard Bull, Henry Firth, Thomas Taylor, William Bunce, Robert Grange, Francis Ambrough
John Smallbones, Philip Webster, Richard Benboe, John Toe, Christopher Bigg, Michael Ginger, Daniel Kirby, Henry
Tims, Ralph Hall, John Harris, Hugh Burrall, Thomas Hogson, Thomas Rice, Thomas Spratley, Oliver Mayne, Robert
Hamp, John Phillipps, William Reddall, William Firth, Benjamin Dudley, William Gibbs, Richard Punn, Richard Norris, William Capp, Richard
Cox, Richard Teage, Joseph Glenister, Roger Adams & Thomas Cox

Court Baron

Essoins: Philip Bayley, Joseph Bigg, John Bollard, John Chandler, Daniel Cooley with many other tenants.

Homage: William Gyles, Thomas Foster, Peter Lowndes, Mark Morris, Augustine Seaton, John Wright, Thomas Whiteaves
William Elliott, Thomas Henley, William Townsend, Thomas Curtice, Thomas Pitkin, Robert Bowden
John Holland jr, Thomas Mountague, Thomas Rutland, Robert Stevens sr, Robert Stevens jr, John Thorpe sr & Robert Eden jr

Default by tenants [+ amercements]: James Allen 3d, Thomas Blake 1s, Richard Bigg 4d, Thomas Bett 4d, Philip Budd 4d, William Bence 4d
Richard Benboe jr 4d, John Chennells 3d, Joan Dorsett Spinster 3d, Robert Dorsett 1s, Thomas Deely jr 4d, Thomas Gibbs 3d, Richard Humphreys 3d
William Hogg 4d, Elizabeth Heath 4d, Henry King 3d, Richard Letman 4d, Joseph Meakes 4d, William Mead 4d, Nicholas Plested 4d
John Plomer 4d, Hugh Seaton 3d, Augustine Seaton 3d, John Seaton butcher 3d, Benjamin Saunders 3d, John Shelton sr 3d, Robert Smith 3d, Thomas
Smith sr of Cleydon 3d, Thomas Smith jr 3d, William Smith of Winslowe 3d, Pownall Short 3d, Joseph Turner 3d, Edward Turnham by his wife's right 3d
John Townsend gent. 3d, William Ashfeild 3d, William Cooke 3d, Robert Adams 3d, Thomas Collins 3d, John Gascoygne 3d, James Hostler 3d, George
Illing 3d, John Markham 3d, Francis Mead 3d, Robert Mead gent. 3d, Christopher Smith 4d, Thomas Tattham 4d, Roger Vaughan gent. 4d, John
Woodward 4d, Thomas Woodward 4d, Thomas Willis 4d, Joseph Wilston 4d, Ann Willeatt Spinster 3d, Robert Bowden of Adstock 3d, Thomas
Gibbs 3d, Thomas Henley 3d, Benedict Holland jr at Elme 3d, Joyce Holland Spinster 3d, Thomas Holland 3d, John Rutland sr 3d, William Stevens
at Tyled house 3d, Sarah Stevens widow 3d, John Stevens of Marston 3d, John Stevens of Hogshawe 3d, John Stevens of Bottle Cleydon 3d, George Thorpe 3d
Thomas Worrall of Winslowe 1s

John Mountague on 3 Jan last surrendered a messuage in Grandborough in his own occupation and 5 acres 3 roods of land in Grandborough. To the use of John Simpson of Dunton gent., on condition that the surrender to be void if John Mountague pays him £65 with interest on 4 July next.

Peter Lowndes sr died seised of a messuage and 20 acres of land and 1 cottage and 4 acres of pasture. Peter Lowndes jr is his son and heir, of full age. Heriot [blank]. Peter on 19 Oct last surrendered by John Shelton and John Seaton the cottage now in the occupation of Sarah Michell and Katherine Michell in Winslowe. To the use of Dorothy Lowndes his wife for her life, then to Peter Lowndes jr, provided that if Peter jr defaults in the payment of £20 to William Lowndes son of Peter sr for the term of 1 year after the decease of Dorothy, then the surrender is to the use of William. Peter Lowndes jr was called; 1st proclamation made.
[The messuage was part of The Old Homestead in Church Street.]
Peter sr also surrendered on 19 Oct last
[f.1v] the closes of meadow or pasture at The Townsend in Winslowe containing 4 acres. To the use of Dorothy for her life, then to Peter jr, on condition thatthe surrender to be void if Peter jr pays Dorothy annually £4 10s in quarterly payments and provides her with a good cartload of wood. If he defaults, the surrender to remain in full force.

[f.2 is an insert with the will of Jane Cox of Little Horwood]

[f.3r] Joseph Harding died seised of a messuage. Mary and Jane Harding are his daughters and coheirs, of full age. Heriot arises. Rent [blank], fine 5s.
[This was in The Walk, with access from Bell Walk; Joseph Harding bought it in 1688, and it was rebuilt after the 1697 fire.]

William Elliott on 24 Dec last surrendered 12 acres in the common fields of Shipton:

To the use of William Lowndes of Westminster esq., on condition that the surrender to be void if William Elliott pays him £102 10s on 25 June next at William Lowndes' domicile in Westminster. William Lowndes sought admission by Peter Lowndes his attorney.
[f.3v] Rent [illegible], fine £1 4s.

Joseph Glenister and Jane his wife, customary tenants, on 10 Jan last surrendered 23 acres of land in the common fields of Winslowe and Shipton:

To the use of William Lowndes esq., on condition that the surrender to be void if Joseph and Jane pay him £210: £5 on 11 July next and £205 on 11 Jan 1712 at William's domicile in Westminster. William sought admission by Peter Lowndes his attorney. Rent [blank], fine £2 6s.

Hugh Seaton and Joan his wife and William Gyles, customary tenants, and Mary Seaton sr widow surrendered the land dispersed in the common fields of Winslowe: 2 closes of pasture containing 8 acres extending on Horwood Brooke, William Lowndes esq. east. To the use of Samuel Norman of Winslowe Grocer. Rent 2s, fine 16s.
[The land was east of Great Horwood Road and west of Cowmead Close]

[f.4r] Richard Seaton and Ann his wife, customary tenants, surrendered a messuage in Winslowe now in the occupation of Abraham Day and Daniel Hogson, with orchards, yards, backyards. To the use of Augustine Seaton of Winslowe victualler and Mary his wife. Rent [blank], fine [blank].
[This was in Horn Street; exact location not identified]

Mark Morris and Mary his wife, customary tenants, surrendered a cottage in Winslowe in which Mark now lives. To the use of Peter Lowndes who sought admission. Procedure of common recovery: William Elliott complained on a plea of land of 1 messuage, 1 cottage, 1 barn, 2 stables. Mark called Abraham Day.
[f.4v] Robert Gibbs, minister of the court, delivered seisin. All surrendered to Mark and Mary. Rent [blank], fine 5s. They surrendered to the use of Peter Goldsworth, on condition that the surrender to be void if they pay him £61 15s on 22 Oct next.
[The cottage was inherited from Mary's father William Hunt, and seems later to have become the Three Tuns. Peter Goldsworth was Mary's brother-in-law.]

Hugh Willis and Ann his wife surrendered a messuage in Great Horn Street. To the use of Joseph Bigg of Winslowe Bricklayer and Mary his wife. Rent [blank], fine 5s.
[The property had been mortgaged to Joseph Bigg in 1709]

Thomas Miller and Priscilla his wife surrendered 1½ acres of arable land in Old Mill Feild in Chain Furlong, Mr Townsend west, Philip Budd east. To the use of Philip Budd. He was called and did not come; 1st proclamation made.

[f.5r] Elizabeth Bates widow of Edward Bates and Mary Bates widow of Thomas Bates (which Ralph [sic] and Thomas were customary tenants) surrendered a messuage in the occupation of Ralph and Thomas their husbands. To the use of William Gyles, on condition that the surrender was [sic] void if they pay him £3 1s 6d at his domicile in Winslowe on 25 Oct next and £7 with 5% interest from 21 June 1709 due to William on the surrender of the premisses by Thomas dated 21 June 1706. Rent [blank], fine 5s.

William Gyles, Joseph Glenister and Jane Kirby widow surrendered:

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

[f.5v] Thomas Bate Infant sought admission to a cottage which came into the lord's hands on the death of Thomas Bate his father. Rent 4d, fine 5s, heriot 1 elm worth 8s.
[Thomas Bates was buried 12 Sep 1710]

Richard Bigg gent. sought admission to 1 acre in Demoram Feild which came into the lord's hands on the surrender of Pownall Short and Mary his wife presented at the last court. Rent [blank], fine [blank].

Ann King widow sought admission to a messuage and 3 acres of arable land and meadow which came into the lord's hands on the surrender of John Seaton and Rebecca his wife presented at the court on 9 May 1709. Rent [blank], fine 6s.
[This was a mortgage; Ann King was from Nash.]

William Lowndes esq. by Peter Lowndes his attorney sought entry to 12 acres in Shipton under the surrender of Thomas Henley at the court on 17 April 1710:

[f.6v] William Elliott surrendered 3[?] acres of land in Blackgrove Feild adjoining west the backyard of [illegible], adjoining Redlinch Furlong east, the land of William Townsend south and north. To the use of William Lowndes of Westminster esq., on condition that the surrender to be void if William Elliott pays him £48[?] on 25 Oct next. Rent 9d, fine 6s.

5th proclamation for William Kirby
4th proclamation for Samuel Norman
3rd proclamation for Joan Holland wife of Benedict Holland
3rd proclamation for Thomas Rutland and John Holland
3rd proclamation for Elizabeth Holland and Joan Holland
3rd proclamation for John Holland son of Benedict Holland
3rd proclamation for Charles Inwood
2nd proclamation for Richard Bigg on the surrender of Pownall Short & wife
2nd proclamation for Edward Insley on the surrender of Daniel Hamms
2nd proclamation for the heirs of John Worsley
2nd proclamation for Richard Betham, Richard Tatham, John Denchfeild & John Tatham on the surrender of John Stevens

End of this court
Nichos Merwin


View of frankpledge with court baron, 3 October 1712

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Essoins: John Toe and Oliver Maine with many other residents.

Jurors: Benjamin Dudley, Thomas Miller, John Ward, Robert Manwaring gent., Mathew Hobbs
John Longbridge, Joseph Meaks, George Stevens, John Wyatt
Thomas Spratley, Pownall Short, Robert Elliott & William Smith

Default by residents (each amerced 3d): Thomas Herbert, Daniel Kurby, Philip Webster, Richard Benboe, Christopher Bigg, Henry Tims, Ralph Hall, Mathew
King, John Pitkin, Hugh Burrall, Thomas Hogson, Francis Robinson, Joseph Eyres, Richard Allen, William Firth, Robert Hamp, John Phillipps, Hugh Seaton, Joseph Norman
Robert Grange, William Bunce, Thomas Taylor, Nathaniel Emerton, Robert Brincklow, John Allen, William East, Richard Teagle, Joseph Glenister, Thomas Harrup, Daniel
Pain, Benedict Fuller, Mr Roger Adams, Edward Showler, John Pitkin, William White, John Ward, Thomas Cox, Anthony Scott, Charles Inwood, William Coy, John White & John Smith

Common fine: 16s 4d from the inhabitants of Winslowe, 8s 4d from the inhabitants of Shipton, 9s 4d from the inhabitants of Grandborough, 12s 4d from the inhabitants of Little Horwood, 26s 4d from some inhabitants of the separate vills and hamlets of Oveing & North Marston (£1 6s 4d).

Officers chosen:
Roger West & Thomas Gibbs: constables of Winslowe in place of Mathew Clarke & Thomas Miller
Philip Webster: tithingman of Winslowe in place of Philip Bayly.

Court Baron

Essoins: Philip Bayly, Philip Budd, Richard Benboe jr & John Chandler with many others.

Homage: William Gyles, Thomas Blake, William Thorp, Simon Hogson, William Norman
Benjamin Saunders, Edward Pitkin, Henry Emerton, Benedict Holland att Elm, William Stevens of Tyled House
Thomas Wainwright, Thomas Worrall, Joseph Worrall, Robert Dorsett and Thomas Miller

Default by tenants (amerced 3d): Richard Bigg, Thomas Bett, Stephen Bigg, William Bence, Joseph Bigg, Charles Bowler, Daniel Cooley, John
Chennells, Joan Dorsett Spinster, Daniel Gyles, Thomas Gibbs, John Hogson, Mary Harding, Jane Harding, Grant Hewett, William Hogg, John Heyns, Daniel Hamms
Mark Morris, William Mead, John Plummer, John Seaton jr yeoman, Mary Seaton widow, Robert Seaton, Elizabeth Seaton widow Augustine's mother, Augustine Seaton, John Seaton
Butcher, John Shelton, Robert Smith, Thomas Smith sr of Cleydon, Edward Turnham, Robert Timms, Samuel Wilson, John Wyatt, Thomas Whiteaves, Thomas Worrall
Charles Bowler, William Cooke, William Elliott, Robert Evans, John Henley, Thomas Henley, Robert Adams, William Beven, Thomas Cooke, Thomas Cox, Charles Coy, Thomas
Collins, Joseph Cox, Anthony George, George Illing, John Markham, John Mead, Thomas Pitkin, William Richardson, Christopher Smith, Thomas Tatham, William Viccars
Roger Vaughan gent., Robert Emerton, John Woodward, Thomas Woodward, Thomas Willis, Joseph Weston, Ann Willeat Spinster, Robert Bowden of Adstock, Robert
{Robert} Bowden of Winslowe, John Bence, John Bowden, John Clarke, Thomas Gibbs, Benedict Holland sr, Thomas Holland, Thomas Heath, John Holland sr, John
Rutland sr, John Stevens of Marston, John Stevens at Hogshaw, John Thorp sr, Hugh Thorpe, John Wheatly & Joseph Worrall

John Bollard, Richard Gibbs, Thomas Smith jr, Roger West, Robert Wyatt are also tenants and committed default being duly summoned; amerced 12d each.

William Lowndes esq. & Rebecca his wife on 19 Aug last surrendered by the steward:

To the use of William Lowndes' will.

Mary Shaw widow died since the last court seised of a cottage and 6½ acres of land. Sarah Shaw is her daughter and heir, of full age. Heriot 40s. Rent 11½d, fine 13s.
[The cottage was 6 Horn Street]

[f.1v] James Allen died since the last court seised of a cottage for the term of his life.
[See 1688 court; this was inherited from James' father Thomas Eden and entailed to his son John Allen]

Joan Marcham died since the last court seised of a messuage. Heriot arises. On 24 April last she surrendered by Henry Townsend sr and Thomas Wainwright the dwelling in which she then lived in Winslowe. To the use of her niece [nepotis] Joan Church, daughter of her brother Henry Church. Joan was called and did not come; 1st proclamation made.
[Joan Church married Ralph Worstly at Winslow in 1713]

John Worsley infant, son and heir of John Worsley deceased, sought to be admitted to 4 tenements in the separate tenures of Alice Guesse, Richard Worsley, William Ridgeward & Robert Brincklow, and the reversion expectant on the decease of Ann Worsley, wife of John deceased, of 1 acre of grassland in the Furlong called Nant Ditch. They came into the lord's hands on the death and surrender to will of John Worsley his father presented at the court on 18 Oct 1711. The tenor of the will follows [quotes will]. Rent [blank], fine [blank], fealty respited.

[f.2r] Philip Budd sought admission to 1½ acres of arable land in Old Mill Feild in Cheyne Furlong, Mr Townsend west, Philip Budd east. They came into the lord's hands on the surrender of Thomas Miller and Priscilla his wife presented at the court on 21 April 1712. Rent 4½d, fine 3s.

Jane Kurby widow surrendered a half-acre at Hawkslow in New Mill Feild, Daniel Seaton south. To the use of Benjamin Saunders and Elizabeth his wife for their lives, then to Benjamin's heirs. Rent 1½d, fine 1s.

[ ]th proclamation for Merwin and Langley on the surrender of John Yeomans
6th proclamation for William Kirby on the death of William Kirby
5th proclamation for Samuel Norman on the surrender of Augustine Seaton, Michaelmas 1710
4th proclamation for Joan Holland, wife of Benedict
2nd proclamation for Joan wife of Benedict Holland, presented April 1711
4th proclamation for Charles Inwood
3rd proclamation for Edward Insley on the surrender of Daniel Hamms
3rd proclamation for Richard Betham, John Denchfeild & John Tatham on the surrender of John Stevens, Oct 1711
2nd proclamation for Peter Lowndes on the death and surrender of Peter Lowndes his father

End of this court
Nicho: Merwin

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