Manor court 1748

Centre for Bucks Studies, BAS 367/22/116

The court rolls for 1748 don't seem to have survived but there is a lengthy extract in this document, presumably belonging to Nicholas Merwin. Original in English. A family tree was added at the bottom of the document.

Mannor of Winslow with the Members in the County of Bucks  

The Court Baron of the Honourable Richard Lownes Esquire there holden the three and twentieth day of November in the twenty second year of the reign of King George the Second of Great Britain &c and in the Year of our Lord 1748 by Robert Adams gentleman  Deputy Steward there 

Homage: Richard Gibbs, Henry Stutsbury, Thomas Tattam, Thomas Gibbs ) Sworn

At this Court the Homage aforesaid present that Robert Seaton a Younger Son of John Seaton deceased dyed before the last Court and that Joseph Seaton is his Brother and Heir And now at this Court came the said Joseph Seaton (Eldest Son and Heir of John Seaton who was the Elder Brother of Robert Seaton of Peterborough which said Joseph Seaton is also the Elder Brother and Heir of the said Robert Seaton another Son of the said John) and prayed to be admitted tenant to the Revertion  Expectant upon the decease of Elizabeth Seaton Widow and Relict of the said Robert Seaton of Peterborough to one Messuage or Tenement with a little cottage               thereto adjoyning now in the Occupation of John Blake or his Assigns and to fourteen Acres and an half of Arable land meadow and pasture Ground with the appurtenances in the Occupation of the said John Blake held of the said Mannor which came into the hands of the Lord of the said Mannor upon the Surrender of the said Elizabeth and John Watts and the death of the said Robert Seaton the Brother Which said Joseph present here in Court desires to be admitted Tennant to the Revertion of the said premises to whom the Lord by his Steward aforesaid granted thereof Seizin by the Rodd To hold to the said Joseph Seaton and his heirs forever by the Rodd at the Will of the Lord according to the Custom of the Mannor aforesaid by the Rent of                              by the yeare Suit of Court Herriott and other Services therefore antiently due and of Right accustomed and he gave to the Lord for a Fine twenty nine shillings did fealty and was admitted Tenant

Also at this Court came the said Joseph Seaton and Mary the Wife of the said Joseph Customary Tenants of the same Mannor She the said Mary being first soley and Secretly examined by the said Robert Adams Deputy Steward of the said Manor and in Open Court by the rodd did Surrender into the Hands of the Lord of the said Mannor by the hands of the said Steward according to the Custom of the said Mannor The Revertion Expectant upon the decease of Elizabeth Seaton Widow and Relict of Robert Seaton late of Peterborough deceased of in and to all that Messuage or Tenement with a little Cottage thereto adjoining now in occupation of John Blake his undertenants or Assigns with all those Several peices and parcells of Arrable Land ley meadow and Pasture Ground lying and being in the Com(m)on fields of Winslow aforesaid containing by estimation fourteen acres and a half be the same more or less herein after particularly mentioned that is to say In New Mill Field one close of Pasture Ground at long Mead leys containing Six acres the Land of Mr Guy lying on the East part thereof One acre of arrable land lying together at Hog leys the land of Mr Lowndes lying on the West side thereof One acre of arrable land in                    Furlong a Close of Mr Lowndes called Horse mead peice lying on the South part thereof In Demeram Field one half acre of Arrable land lying at Bradford the land of Richard Eden lying on the West side thereof of One acre of arrable land lying together in the same Field the land of Mr Guy lying on the South part thereof In Old Mill Field One acre of Arrable Land lying together in Old Mill furlong the land of Mr Lowndes lying on the East and West parts thereof One acre of Arrable Land lying together in         Furlong  called the Hog acre the Land of Mr Lowndes lying on the West part thereof half an acre of arrable Land lying at Costell the land of Mr Lowndes lying on the North and South parts thereof One acre more of Arrable land shooting into Hollow Furrow the land of Mr Lowndes lying on the West part thereof One Butt of Arrable Land shooting into Hollow Furrow the land of Richard Eden lying on the North part One acre of Arrable land lying together being four Ridges Mr Lowndes on both sides One ley containing a Rood in Hollow Furrow the land of Mr Guy lying on the North part thereof Together with all houses outhouses barns stables yards Orchards gardens hades hedges ditches trees underwood hades baulks Furrows Freeboards Com(m)ons and appurtenances thereto belonging To the use and behoofe of Nicholas Merwin of Winslow aforesaid Gent his Heirs and assigns forever Which said Nicholas Merwin present here in Court desired to be admitted Tenant to the said Revertion of the same premises to whom the Lord by his Steward aforesaid granted thereof Seizin by the Rod To Hold to the said Nicholas Merwin his heirs and assigns forever by the Rod at the Will of the Lord according to the Custom of the Mannor aforesaid by the rent of                                 by the Year Suit of Court Herriott and other services therefore anciently due and of right accustomed and he gave to the Lord for a Fine twenty nine shillings did his Fealty and was admitted Tenant

The end of this Court
Examined by me Robt Adams Deputy Steward There

Seaton family tree

John Seaton, carrier (d.1693) had issue:

  1. John Seaton, carrier (d.1723)
    children: Joseph, Elizabeth, Mary, Robert, John
  2. Hugh
  3. Mary m. George Blake
  4. Robert Seaton of Peterborough (d.1743)

See also the will of Nicholas Merwin (d.1751)

 

Copyright 2 May, 2017