Manorial proceedings, 23-24 February 1748/9

British Library, Add.Ch.53994

This manuscript is damaged on the right and has several holes, but as the text is very repetitive the missing pieces can generally be restored. Restored text is shown in square brackets. Punctuation added.

[recto] Manor of Winslow with its Members
23 February 1748 22 George III

Whereas at a General Court Baron on 20 Oct 1742 it was presented that Thomas Worrall of Winslow Butcher died seised of the Reversion expectant upon the death of Jane Worrall of [two messuages] or Tenements in Winslow, [one in his] own occupation and the other called the Red Bull in the several occupations of John Worsley and [others?]. There happened to the Lord for an Heriot compounded at £4 4s.

Thomas Worrall out of court on 22 Jan [1741/2] surrendered by Daniel Gyles the elder and William Hobbs all his copyhold tenements to the use of his will, but the will not being then presentd the first proclamation was made.

Thomas Worrall by his will dated 23 Jan 1741 devised the Reversion of the Red Bull to [Mary Seaton] his Niece.

[will quoted]

Mary Seaton hath since Intermarried with William Killpin of St [ - - - - ] Square Middlesex Coachman. The said messuage called the Red [Bull or] part thereof hath been lately burnt down and consumed by fire.

Now this 23rd [day of February 1748] came Mary wife of William Killpin before Richard Lowndes esq. and prayed to be admitted to the [piece or] parcel of ground whereon the said Messuage or Tenement commonly called the Red Bull lately [ - - - ] stood and to the Messuage or Tenement newly Erected thereupon and all other Erections thereupon.

Seisin was granted. Rent [blank], fine 5s, fealty respited.

Immediately after the admission William Killpin and Mary his wife came before Richard Lowndes and surrendered the peice or parcel of ground whereupon lately stood the messuage commonly called the Red Bull in the several tenures of John Worsley, Catherine Bates, Sarah Shaw and Jane Emerton and which was or were lately burnt down and [consumed by] Fire. And also all that Messuage or Tenement now lately Erected upon part of the said ground and which is now [ - - - ] and houses, outhouses, Edifices, Buildings, Barns, Stables, Orchards, Gardens, Yards, Backsides [ - - - ] and all other the copyhold messuages or hereditaments and reversions of Mary. To the use and behoof of [John Harding of ?Aylesbury] Bucks, Gentleman and Jane his wife for their lives and to the heirs and assigns of John.

Now this 23rd [day of February] 1748 came John Harding and Jane his wife by Edward Price their attorney and prayed to be admitted. Rent [blank], fine 10s, fealty respited.

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Manor of Winslow with its members
24 February 1748 22 George III

Be it remembred that Jane March widow and relict of Charles March late of Winslow
[verso] Butterman came before Richard Lowndes esq. [ - - - ] messuage in Winslow [ - - - ] now in the occupation of William G[ibbs carrier] presented at a Court Baron held [ - - - ] 28[?] Oct 1747 To which [ - - - - - ]. Fine 1s [ - - - ]

Be it remembred that Mary March an Infant one of three daughters and coheirs of Charles March deceased by Jane March widow came before Richard Lowndes and prayed to be admitted to one undivided third part of all that messuage in Winslow with Malting, Outhouses, Stables, Buildings, Yard, Garden, Backside now or late in the occupation of William Gibbs, Carrier (which descended to Mary upon the death of her father presented at the Court Baron on 27 and 28 [Oct] 1747). Seisin was granted subject to the Dower or Thirds of [Jane March widow]. Fine [1s] 8d. Because she is an infant under 21, to wit [ - - years of age] custody of her person and the premisses was committed to Jane March her mother and next friend.

[repeated for Alice March aged 13 and Ann March aged ??]

This entry refers to what became Lawn House. The entry referred to isn't in the surviving part of the 1747 court rolls. Mary later married Thomas Price and Alice married Edward Baxter, both Londoners.


Special Court Baron, 22 June 1749

British Library, Add.Ch.53995

Manor of Winslow with its Members. Special Court Baron of Richard Lowndes esq. 22 June 23 George II before John Duncombe gent., steward.

Homage: Ferdinando Southam, Richard Gibbs, Edward Duncombe

At this Court came Ann Cavendish widow and Bridget Carteret spinster, daughters and coheirs of the Honourable Edward Carteret deceased by John Rowse gent. their Attorney and prayed to be admitted to All those several Peices and Parcells of land containing 25 acres formerly Purchased by Richard Bigge late of Winslow gentleman deceased by several Parcells of the severall Persons herein after named: Thomas Miller and Priscilla his wife; Anne Bigge widow; Alice Guest; Pownal Short and William Haselwood, in the common fields of Winslow. Upon a conditional surrender made by Richard Bigge to Edward Carteret on 25 June 1736 for securing the payment of all such sum and summs of money as should appear to be unacounted for and remain due and owing to his Majesty for or on account of Letters received by the said Richard Bigge or by any other person or persons for his Use or on his Account at the time in the Condition of the said Surrender mentioned and long since past. But the money not being paid according to the Condition of the said Surrender the Estate in Law of them the said Ann Cavendish and Bridget Carterett Of and in the said Premisses became absolute. Seizin granted; rent [blank]; fine [blank].

Immediately after came Ann and Bridget by John Rowse appointed by Letter of Attorney bearing date 1 May last, part of the Tenor of which writing follows in these words:

Whereas Richard Bigge late of Winslow Gentleman and late Manager of the Hungerford Branch of the Post Office under his Majesties Postmaster General [repeats surrender above]. If Richard paid unto the Receiver Generall of his Majesty Revenue of the Post Office for the time being or his deputy at The Generall Post Office scituate in Lombard Street on or before 29 Sep 1737 all sums [as above] so as the same in the whole Exceeded not the summe of £300 then the said Surrender to be void. Richard did not pay; the Surrender became absolute.

And the said Richard on or about the [blank] day of April 1740 departed this life greatly indebted to the Crown on the account aforesaid.

Edward Carteret departed this life 15 April 1739 leaving Ann and Bridget his two daughters and coheirs.

Upon the humble Petition of Robert Bigg Gentleman, son of the said Richard Bigg deceased, preferred to the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of his Majesties Treasury for the reasons therein Contained and upon the Report of Thomas Earl of Leicester and Sir Edward Faulkner, Knight, his Majestys Postmaster Generall the said Lords Commissioners were Pleased by their Warrant under their hand bearing date 26 Aprill 1748 to direct that the said Robert might be at Liberty to sell the said Copyhold Estate of 25 acres so Surrendred as aforesaid and to receive
[f.1v] To his own use the moneys to arise by sale thereof and did by their said warrant Authorize and require the said Postmaster General for that purpose to do and Execute ... All necessary and proper Acts and Deeds for discharging and Exonerating the said Estate from the Debt due to the Crown from the said Richard for the Revenues of the Post Office and also give directions to the heirs or representatitves of the said Edmund Carteret to resurrender the said Estate so surrendred to him as a Security for the said debt unto the said Robert or to whom he should Nominate without any Consideration to be paid for the same ...

Ann and Bridget have appointed William Hobbs of Winslow apothecary and John Rowse of Ivinghoe Gentleman to be their attorneys ... at the sole Costs and charges of the said Robert Bigg to appear at the next court to pray to be admitted and surrender to the use of Robert Bigg by letter dated 11 June 1749.

... the lands are contained in a Mortgage by Richard Bigg to Robert Whitehall Gentleman for securing £200 and interest [see 1731 court]. Rent [blank], fine forgiven because the same was paid on his [Robert Bigg's] former admission. He did his fealty. Immediately after came Robert Bigg and Charles Whitehall of Padbury Baker, executor of the will of Robert Whitehall late of Padbury gentleman deceased, and surrendered
[f.2r] the land formerly purchased by Richard Bigg of Thomas Miller and Priscilla his wife:

And 2½ acres formerly purchased by Richard of Ann Bigg widow:

And 1 acre formerly purchased by Richard of Alice Guesse:

And an acre of land being 2 ridges in Demoram Field in Clarks Furlong, the land of Mrs Townesend east, which Richard formerly purchased of Pownal Short and Mary his wife.

heretofore purchased by Richard of William Hazlewood.

To all which premisses Robert Whitehall deceased was admitted at a Court Baron on 4 Jan 1733 (and to which Robert Bigg was just now admitted).

(They surrendered) to the use and behoof of John Burrall of Winslow Butcher. Rent [blank], fine [blank].

Charles Whitehall acknowledged himself satisfied of £200 and interest mentioned in two conditional surrenders by Richard Bigg on 5 Oct 1731, presented at the next Court Baron, and 31 Jan 1732, presented at the next Court Baron.

Also at this Court

John Morgan, customary tenant, and Joan his wife and Andrew Budd surrendered 2 acres of arable land in Hawkslow furlong in New Mill Field, the land late of Mr Gyles south, the land now or late of Mr Guy north, shooting down to Addington hedge with the Crop of Corn now growing thereon.
[f.2v] To the use and behoof of Thomas Tatham of Winslow Currier for his life, then to Martha his wife for her life, then to Thomas' heirs and assigns. Rent [blank], fine 8s, heriott by composition 5s.

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