Minutes of admission of manor court, 1754

Herts RO D/E B664.M2 no.136

These are not the official court rolls but documents preserved with the papers of the Duncombe family.

Court baron of Richard Lowndes Esq., Mon 6 May 1754, before William Duncombe gent., steward.

The homage:
Thomas Blake gent.
Richard Gibbs, Edward Duncombe, Benedict Holland

[p.1] Elizabeth Seaton was admitted to a cottage in Great Horne Street under the will of John Seaton of Winslow, Butcher, deceased. Fine 5s.

[p.3] Robert Eden of Winslow, Carpenter, and Ann his wife surrendered a stable, garden and part of a Barn, in length 18 foot, and the mounds on both sides, now in the occupation of Stephen Gibbs, to which he was admitted among other lands on 28-29 Oct 1751. To the use of Stephen Gibbs of Winslow, Victualler. Rent 2s, fine 2s 6d, admitted in person. Signed: Robert Eden, Ann Eden.

[p.4] Stephen Bigg of Winslow, Blacksmith, surrendered a half-acre of Leyground in Bubbles Goar in Millfield shooting up to the Mill there, the land of William Burrell north, Mr Guy south. To the use of Stephen Gibbs of Winslow, Victualler. Rent 1½d, fine 1s. Admitted in person, fealty respited. The mark of Stephen Bigg.

[pp.5-6] John Paradine of Southwark, Carman, eldest son and heir of Joan Teagle, late of Shipton, widow, by Paradine her former husband, was admitted to a messuage in Winslow late in the occupation of Joan Teagle. Rent 4d, fine 5s, admitted in person. He immediately surrendered it to Benjamin Ingram of Winslow, Dealer. The mark of John Paradine.
[John Paradine went to London as an apprentice carman in 1717]

[pp.7-8] James Budd of Winslow, Lacebuyer, surrendered a messuage in Granborough in the occupation of Thomas Me[..]ey and John Norman, and 7 acres to which he was admitted on 16-19 Oct 1741 on the conditional surrender of Thomas Rutland. To the use of Thomas Rutland son of Thomas Rutland deceased.

[pp.9-10] Thomas Grainger of Cheddington, Cordwainer, surrendered 2 messuages with Orchard, garden, Barns, Stables and Outhouses in Sheepstreet. To the use of Christopher Bigg of Winslow, Blacksmith, and Alice his wife. Rent 10d, Fine 10s, fine the wife 5s. Admitted in persons, her fealty respited. Signed: Thomas Grainger.
John Towe and Elizabeth Grainger (widow of Robert Grainger deceased) Devisee and executor of John Grainger her late father surrendered and quitclaimed their title to the messuages. Signed: John Towe. The mark of Eliz. Grainger
[Thomas and his siblings had inherited from their father John Grainger d.1748]

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