Court baron, 8 July 1766

British Library, Add.Ch. 54001

The records of the main 1766 courts haven't survived, only this special court. Originals in English. In 1767 the courts started to be recorded in a series of books which are now in the Centre for Bucks Studies.

Special Court Baron of William Lowndes Esq., 8 July 1766, by William Duncombe gent., steward.

The jury:
William Hobbs, James Hall & Thomas Cleaver

Joseph Waters, late of Millman Street, St Andrew Holborn, gent. deceased, held by rents of 4d and 4d:

He died since the last court seized thereof. Heriot compounded at £1 1s. Joseph Shewen of the parish of St John Southwark woolstapler is his nephew and heir, of full age. By James Burnham his attorney he desires to be admitted tenant. Fine £1 8s, fealty respited.
He then surrenders, by letter of attorney dated 1 July, to William Aldridge of Brookstreet, St Andrew Holborn, goldsmith. William, by Henry Burley his attorney by letters of attorney dated 2 July, desires to be admitted. Fine [blank], fealty respited.

John Norman, late of Winslow deceased, held by rent of [blank] 2 acres of Greensweard lying together in Rye Furlong. He made a surrender to the use of his will on 12 Dec 1747, and devised them to Ann his wife for her life. After her death, the acre on the south part to Mary Norman his daughter, and the acre on the north part to Elizabeth Norman his daughter. He died since the last court seized thereof. Heriot compounded at [blank]. Ann Norman, Mary Norman and Elizabeth Cox (late Norman) desire to be admitted tenants. Rent [blank], fine [blank].
Ann Norman widow, Mary Norman, Francis Cox and Elizabeth his wife (late Norman) then surrender to the use of Richard Lowndes of Winslow esq., who by William Gibbs his attorney desires to be admitted. Rent [blank], fine 4s.
[The will hasn't been traced.]

Copyright 14 March, 2018