View of frankpledge and court baron, 10 October 1740

British Library, Add.Ch.53988

Only entries concerning Winslow have been summarised here, apart from the lists of jurors which also include Little Horwood and Granborough. The original is in English. Some of the transactions are also recorded as notes in Centre for Bucks Studies, D/BASM/84/8.

[f.1r] View of frankpledge and court baron of Richard Lowndes Esq., held 10 Oct 1740 by John Markham gent., steward.

D/BASM/84/8: Notice to the bailiff dated 26 Sep to summon all tenants and residents to a Court Leet & Court Baron to be holden at the Bell Inn in Winslow by ten of the Clock in the Forenoon. Signed: John Markham.

Jurors for the View of Frankpledge:
Matthew Deely, Robert Shenton, William Perkins jr
Francis Collins, John Barton, Daniel Elliott
John Gibbs, Richard Norris, William Clarke
William Marlow, William Grainge, John Lett

Other names listed in the summons for the Leet Jury:
Winslow: William Deblois, Joseph Ayres, William Norman, James Morrice, John King, Richard Mayne, Baldwin Watt
Shipton: John Cox
Grandborough: John Stevens new house, William Wyat a
Little Horwood: Thomas Read, William Woolman, Richard Showler, Henry Prentis

Petty constables of Winslow: Henry Burley & Francis Collins in place of William Bates & Joseph Bigg.

Common fine: Winslow 16s 4d, Shipton 8s 4d, Granborough 11s 4d, Little Horwood 12s 4d, Oving & North Marston 26s 8d.

D/BASM/84/8: Presentments
John Harris his Quarten to lite
Mr Foster half pound to lite
Mr Oldridge pound too lite
Henery Burley half pound to lite
Wm Goodman miser to little [miser's gallon = a very small measure, OED]
Mr Worrall pound & half pound to lite
Mr Saml Gyles pound & half pound to lite
Mr Turner pound to lite
Mary Ayers miser to little & would not produse no wayes
Auten Seton Quarten to lite
Frances Collines apsent
[signed on reverse] Mathew Deely, William Grainger, Robt Shenston, Williiam Clarke, John Lett, William Marlowe, John Gibbs, John Barton, Wm Parkins, Dannel Elliot, Richard Norris.

Essoins: Stephen Bigg, George Barrett, William Hobbs, Grace Alldridge & Thomas Worrall with many others.

Jurors for the Court Baron:
Henry Stuchbury, Robert Crockett, Thomas Barton
Peter Stuchbury, John Elliott, Thomas Curtis
Thomas Whiteaves, Robert Manwaring, Joseph Weston
John Burrell, Robert Hill, John Hodgskins [sic]
Charles Bowler, William Stevens butcher
Christopher Bigg, Nicholas Wyatt

Other names listed in the summons for the Homage:
Winslow: William Hobbs, Henry Stutchbury, John Deverell, Richard Gibbs, John Norman, James Budd, William Goodman
Shipton: William Elliott
Grandborough: John Holland, Robert Hill, John Pitkin, Thomas Rutland jr
Little Horwood: Joseph White

Deborah Crosse has died. She held a cottage in Winslow.  Mary Cooke, widow, is sister and heir.  Heriot: an old cupboard worth 2s 6d.  She did not come.

Richard Bigg has died. He held several copyhold messuages, lands and tenements.  Heriot: a clock worth £3 10s.  On 31 Oct 1739 he surrendered all through Stephen Bigg and Peter Stuchbury.  
[f.1v] In his will he left all the messuage where he dwelled, with barn, stableyard, garden and backside, formerly belonging to the Angell Inn, purchased from Mr Hazlewood, to his widow Elizabeth for her life.  Remainder to Robert Bigg his son, until Richard Bigg his grandson pays him £30 within 12 months of Elizabeth’s death or he reaches 21, whichever happens last.  Otherwise to Elizabeth Bigg his granddaughter if she pays £30.  He left the rest of his freehold and copyhold holdings to Robert his son, who did not come.
On 21 Dec last, Richard and Elizabeth Bigg (examined by John Wyatt gent, deputy steward) surrendered their close of pasture called the Angell Close at Crosse Lanes in Winslow, with the Crosse Lanes on the south and west, the common field on the north.  To Joseph Weston of Little Horwood, yeoman.  Fine 2s. 

[f.2r] George Barrett of Winslow, glover, on 1 Feb last, surrendered the messuage in the occupation of Mr Benjamin Dudley, to John Burrall of Winslow, butcher.  To be void if George Barrett pays him £61 10s on 1 Aug next. 

John Marlowe of Hardwicke carpenter on 3 Sep last surrendered a messuage in Winslow formerly occupied by Deborah Croft widow and Hannah Snow, then William Marlowe and Elizabeth Bly, containing 2½ bays, with ingress through the yard of John Longbridge late of Winslow baker to thatch.  Granted to John Burrell of Winslow butcher.  To be void if John Marlowe pays him £30 15s on 3 March next.

Ann Wyatt of Shipton spinster on 15 Sep last surrendered 11 acres of land in Winslow and Shipton fields:
New Mill Feild

Old Mill Feild

Demoram Feild

Blackgrove Feild

Redd Feild

Lice Hill Feild

Granted to Richard Lowndes, lord of the manor.
D/BASM/84/8: 15 Sept 1740. I Do hereby Acknowldge to have had & received of the above-named Richd Lowndes one hundred and twenty pounds being the full Purchase Money Agreed on for the Lands contained in this surrender. [signed Ann wyatt. Wittnesse: John Markham.
[Ann Wyatt was the granddaughter of William Wyatt, butcher, d.1695; the land she sold to Richard Lowndes came to her under an arrangement made in 1701, amended in 1725.]

[f.2v] John Goodman & Elizabeth his wife surrendered through the steward two cottages or tenements adjoyning together situate in Great Horn Street in Winslow aforesaid in the severall occupations of Michael Goodman and Susanna Cox, the house of Ralph Worsley being on the north east part thereof, together with all barns, outhouses...  to the use and behoofe of John Burrall of Winslow, butcher, his heirs and assigns for ever.  To be void if they pay him £30 15s on 10 April next.

John Burrell of Winslowe Butcher acknowledgeth himself satisfied and paid all principall money and Interest mentioned in the condition of a surrender of a certain copyhold Mesuage or Tenement ... made by George Barrett of Winslowe  Glover on 1 Feb last.

George Barrett, customary tenant, surrendered All that mesuage Cottage or Tenement situate in Winslowe aforesaid now in the occupation of Benjamin Dudley the Younger, the house and ground of John Budd being on the east part thereof, with barns, stables, gardens, etc. to the use of Richard Hurst (servant to Mrs Busby of Addington), who was admitted. Rent [blank], fine 5s.

[f.3r] Joseph Turner of Winslow surgeon & Emma his wife and Elizeus Clark surrendered a messuage occupied by Joseph Weston & 21½ acres of land in the occupation of Joseph Weston in Little Horwood, left to Joseph in the will of John Markham of Little Horwood.  To the use of William Wilson of Thorneborough lacebuyer.

End of this court

D/BASM/84/8: 25 Oct [1740?]
[John Illing] surrendered by John Wyatt gent., deputy steward, surrendered a messuage in Little Horwood in the occupations of Thomas Oakley and Richard Rowbottom otherwise Atwell [amended to Robert Lucas and William Clarke], and the Home Close adjoining containing 2 acres in the occupation of William Glenester [amended to Henry Willmor]. And a moiety of a moiety of two yard lands in the parish & common fields of Little Horwood, late the estate of William Illing, brother of John. To Joseph Bigg of Winslowe bricklayer on condition that if John Illing pays £102 10s on 25 April next at his dwelling house in Winslowe, the surrender shall be void.
[signed] John Illing
Tho: Bake [sic]

First [rest of date missing]
Edward Jakeman of Stratton Audley surrendered by John Markham gent., steward, the reversion expectant on the death of Charles Coay of a cottage and close of pasture adjoining containing 1½ acres at Shucklow in the parish of Little Horwood, now in the occupation of John Hurst. To the use of John Hurst and Jane his wife for their lives, then to John's heirs.
[signed] Edward Jackman
Stephen Bigg

Court Baron of Richard Lowndes esq. on 4 November 1740 held by John Markham gent., steward

The Homage: Stephen Bigg, Richard Mayne, Richard West, George Barrett, Richard Shelton, Thomas Tatham

[Business only concerned Little Horwood, including the admission of John Hurst and Jane his wife as above.]

[f.3v] Court Baron of Richard Lowndes esq. on 22 December 1740 held by John Markham gent., steward

The Homage: Stephen Bigg, William Goodman, Phillip Bayley, Robert Gibbs, Thomas Tatham, William Stevens

To this court came Thomas Gataker Grandsonn and Heir att Law of Barbarah Gataker Widdow deceased by John Anstee (schoolmaster of Swanbourne) his Attorney Lawfully constituted as by his Letter of Attorney here in Court produced fully appears and requesteth to be admitted Tenant to one mesuage or Tenement in Winslowe aforesaid called or known by the Name or sign of the Three Tunns with all the appertenances thereto belonging which came into the hands of the Lord of the said Mannor upon the Death of the said Barbarah Gataker presented att a Court held for the said Mannor the [blank] heretofore the Estate of Marke Morris Innholder deceased and by him surrendred to the said Barbarah Gataker and her heires for secureing the payment of one hundred pounds and Interest.  Seizin granted to Thomas on the same conditions.  Fine 5s.
Marke Morris and Ann his wife and Thomas Gataker, grandson and executor of Barbarah, through his attorney, surrendered “All that mesuage or Tenement now in the occupation of Benjamin Ingram called the Three Tunns scituate in Winslowe aforesaid in the street called the Cowstreet there with all houses outhouses edifices Buildings Barns Stables Yards Orchards Gardens Backsides Ways Watercourses Easements Proffitts and appertenances whatsoever thereto belonging” to the use of Benjamin Ingram.  If Mark or Ann pay him £100 and interest on 22 June next, the surrender to be void.  Benjamin admitted tenant.  Rent [blank], fine 5s.
[Mark Morris jr was admitted to the reversion of the Three Tunns in 1723, but the mortgage must have been made by his father Mark Morris (d.1721). The original mortgagee Barbara Gataker of Swanbourne had her will proved in 1735. D/BASM/84/8 contains a copy of Thomas Gataker's surrender, listing charges of £1 7s 3d.]

D/BASM/84/8: Lists of residents

These are undated but appear to belong with the notes from the 1740 court. No list of tenants was preserved with them.

The Regons of Winslow

Mathew Deeley Thomas Bence William Bilingdon William Wooton
Michel Ginger John Spooner William Hall Richard Spratley
John Harris Robard Shelton John Toe William Bates
Samuwell Wilston Richard Whillis John Deblioze William Heansworth
Matthew King William Bunce Henery Burley  
William East Walter Balding Thomas Cleaver  
Matthew Riobinson John Day John Haddams  
Richard Norris John King John Thattam  
Jeorge Clarke William Winmin William Mirris  
John Gibbs Mr Southam John Barton  
Joseph Ayres Michel Googman Thomas Butcher  
Daniell Deeley Agustin Seaton Clarke the Carrier  
Thomas Woolhead John Higgons Daniel Gyles Junr  
Joseph Brux William Oddey Samuwell Gyles  
William Norman William Heritick John Thattom  
Stephen Gibbs Richard Walsh Joseph Tofield  
John Bailey William Worsley William Grainge  
Richard Pirtkin Thomas Parks Joseph Biggs  
Benjamin Dudley William Prentice Thomas Spratley  
William Burral Richard Reddel John Toppin  
William Dudley Thomas Bates Edward Alling  
Thomas Futtman John Bly Thomas Spratley  
James Morris John Thombs John Turner  
Mr Duncome Joseph Norman Matthew Walduck  
Richard Oliver William Kingson John Coles  
Philip Hatton Robard Philips John Blake  
John Wright William Judge John Allderman  
John Hix Thomas Gudger Samuwell Pickfon  
  Robar Warr Robard Blackman  
  Hugh Whilice John Burral  
    John Hyges  

The Regents of Shipton: Robeart Shentton, Thomas Miller, John Cox, Henery Line, Richard Teagel, William Parkins Jun, Henry Marsh, John Glenster

[Little Horwood]: Mr Robt Lewcas, Widd Mary Rand, Edward Scott, John White, Wm Woollman, Thos George, Thos Tattham, Thos Eliott, Edward Showler, John Woollman, Wm Clark


Essoins: Apologies for non-attendance.

Heriot: Most valuable possession, taken by the lord of the manor when a tenant died or gave up all his/her holdings


Copyright 10 January, 2019