Minutes of manor court, 1752

Herts RO D/E B664.M2 no.135

Only entries concerning Winslow have been summarised here, apart from the lists of jurors which also include Little Horwood and Granborough. These are not the official court rolls but documents preserved with the papers of the Duncombe family.

View of frankpledge and court baron of Richard Lowndes Esq., 30-31 Oct 1752.

Jurors for our Lord the King:
Peter Goldsworth Foreman
John Blake, John Barton, William Dublois, Henry Burley, Augustine Seaton, George Thorpe
Henry Read, John Stephens, William Holland, John Husk, Richard Benbow and John Gibbs

The homage:
Thomas Blake gent. Foreman
Robert Eden sr, Edward Showler, Robert Mainwaring, William Curtis

[p.3] Ferdinando Southam of Winslow gent. and Sarah his wife (examined by William Duncombe, steward) surrendered 2 customary closes of pasture called Coppers and Bartons in Little Horwood, to which they were admitted at the last court on the surrender of John Grainge of Padbury, yeoman. To the use of Thomas Walton of Whaddon Chace in the parish of Little Horwood, yeoman.

[p.5] Richard West of Winslow Tallow Chandler surrendered 2 messuages (now divided into 3 tenements) and a shop at the Upper end of the Butter Market now or late in the occupation of John Swannell, Lot Bonsell and Widow Shenston, with stable and appurtenances, to which he was admitted at the court on 24-26 Oct 1750 on the surrender of Stephen Gibbs and Rebecca his wife and others. To the use of Thomas Stevens of Winslow Bricklayer and Elizabeth his wife. Rent 4d, fine 5s, fealty respited. Signed: Richd West.
[This refers to what became 3 Market Square]

[p.6] Thomas Hogges of Addington, yeoman, was admitted to 1 acre in Old Mill Field in his own occupation on the death of his father William Hogge. Rent 3d, fine 2s.

John Bowler of Whitchurch, bricklayer, executor of John Chandler of Whitchurch, shepherd, deceased, acknowledged himself satisfied of £35 and interest mentioned in a conditional surrender of 8 Oct 1747 of a messuage in Sheep Street then in the occupation of Robert Eden (now deceased). Signed: John Bowler.

George Eliot of the Town of Winslow, Butcher, was admitted to 6 acres of meadow or pasture in Shipton field on the death of his father William Eliot. Rent 1s 6d, fine 12s, fealty respited.
[Apparently the 6 acres awarded to George at Enclosure in 1745]

[p.7] Henry Stevens and Robert Warr of Maids Moreton, Yeomen, acknowledged themselves satisfied of £100 and interest due under a conditional surrender of 24 Oct 1750 of copyhold lands and tenements by William Verney and Ann his wife.

Stephen Gibbs of Winslow, Victualler and Mary his wife (late Mary Goodman, widow) surrendered the messuage known by the Name or Sign of the Rose and Crown, now or late in Stephen's occupation, with all stables, barns, outhouses, buildings, ways, etc., to which Mary was admitted on the death of her husband William Goodman at the court on 24-26 Oct 1750. To the use of Stephen and Mary for their lives, and the heirs of their bodies, or the survivor of them and his/her heirs. Rent [blank], fine 5s, fealty respited. Signed: Stephen Gibbs, Mary Gibbs.

Emma Turner of Winslow, widow surrendered a messuage and garden adjoining the Church Yard in Winslow in the occupation of John Turner, the messuage of Augustine Seaton on the west, Thomas Cleaver south. To the use of John Turner of Winslow, surgeon. Rent 4d, fine 5s, fealty respited. Signed: Emma Turner.
[Thomas Cleaver lived at 20 Horn Street, and this appears to refer to 1 Church Street]

Benjamin Budd of Silstone, Northants, Butcher and Elizabeth his wife surrendered 14½ acres in the common fields. To the use of John Budd of Winslow. Rent 3s 7½d, fine £1 9s, fealty respited. Signed: Benjamin Budd. Mark of Elizabeth Budd.
[p.9] George Bleek of Weston in the parish of Weedon Pinckney, Northants, Baker, by George Thomas gent. his attorney, acknowledged to have received from Benjamin Budd £133 18s in full discharge according to a surrender or a messuage in Shipton and 15 acres of copyhold land in the common fields there, dated 30 March 1750, enrolled [blank] Oct 1751.
[This does not match anything in the Shipton Enclosure Award]

John Barton of Winslow, Taylor, trustee of the will of Richard Barton of Stewkley, Malster, acknowledged to have received of Robert Blake of Winslow £40 and interest according to a conditional surrender of 27 Oct 1748 of copyhold lands and tenements.

[p.12] Benjamin Budd of Silstone and Elizabeth his wife surrendered a half-acre of arable land lying between the land of the lord of the manor in New Mill Furlong, one end abutting on Weston Nob on the south, the other end abutting on Parsons Plank Highway on the north, late in the occupation of William Gibbs. To the use of Robert Adams of Winslow, gent. Rent and fine [blank], fealty respited.

[p.13] Richard Reddall of Winslow, Schoolmaster was admitted to a messuage in Cowstreet adjoining the messuage of John Baily on the south and the messuage in the occupation of Mary East on the north, on the death of Robert Reddall his father presented at the court on 20 Oct 1742. Rent 3d, fine 2s 6d.

Copyright 7 December, 2023