Minutes of manor court, 1759

Herts RO 29115

These are not the official court rolls but documents preserved with the papers of the Duncombe family. Most entries were signed by the parties involved. Originals in English.

Court baron of Richard Lowndes Esq., 20 & 21 April 1759, 32 George II, by William Duncombe gent., steward.

The jury:
Richard Stevens gent., Thomas Cleaver, Christopher Bigg, Thomas Bunce
John Gibbs, John Perkins & Robert Henley

John Rawbone of Winslow Clerke and Thomas Bradbury of Singleborough Farmer (Trustees and Executors of William Stockley of Winslow, Joyner and Carpenter) surrendered a messuage in the Butter Markett now in the occupation of Acton Chaplin or his assigns. To the use of Elizabeth Heelass wife of Robert Heelass of Preston Bissett Taylor for her life, according to William's will. Fine 5s, rent 4d.
Robert and Elizabeth Heelass then surrendered all her copyhold tenements to the use of her will.

[f.1v] Benjamin Dudley acknowledged himself fully satisfied of £20 and interest due by a surrender of 30 May 1757 by John Henley and Susannah his wife.

[f.2r] Mary Norman of Henley upon Thames Spinster surrendered 12½ acres in the common fields of Winslow to which she was admitted under a settlement made upon the marriage of William Norman her late father with Mary Huse. To the use of Samuel Norman of Henley upon Thames.

The said Samuel Norman surrendered a messuage in Winslow now in the occupation of John Spratley with Barn and Stable. To the use of James Hall of Winslow Gentleman. Fine 5s.

[f.2v] 2nd proclamation made for the heir of John Deverell.

2nd proclamation for Thomas Blake gent. to be admitted to a messuage on the surrender of John Bull and his wife at the last general court.

James Adams of West Smithfield in the Parish of Saint Pulchres [sic] London Tobacconist brother and heir of Robert Adams late of Winslow gent. deceased was admitted to a half-acre of arable land between the Lord's land in New Mill field, one end abutting on Western Nobb on the south, the other end abutting on Parsons Planck Highway on the north, late in the occupation of William Gibbs, to which Robert was admitted at the court on 30-31 Oct 1752 on the surrender of Benjamin Budd and Elizabeth his wife. In Trust for Richard Lowndes esq. Lord of this Manor.
[f.3r] James Adams surrendered the half-acre to Richard Lowndes.

[f.3v] John Seaton of Dunstable Victualer and Elizabeth his wife surrendered a Cottage in Great Horne Street to which Elizabeth Seaton widow of John Seaton butcher was admitted for her life at the court on 6 May 1754 under John's will. To the use of Richard West of Winslow Tallow Chandler. Fine 5s, heriot £1.
[The property was previously mortgaged to Richard West; see Seaton Papers]

Copyright 20 June, 2016