Fire insurance

Winslow, like all small towns, was subject to regular fires. 5 houses were burned down in 1697. This extract from Jackson's Oxford Journal of 1833 records a fire in Church Walk; George Cross lived in part of what is now Churchwalk House:

Friday afternoon a fire broke out between 3 and 4 o'clock in the chimney of a cottage in the occupation of John Walker, adjoining the churchyard, Winslow, which speedily communicated itself to the house, and to six adjacent houses, the whole of which were thatched. Great alarm was excited in the town, as the buildings are densely situated in the neighbourhood, and, for a long time, the premises of Mr. Cross, maltster, and Mr. S. Dudley, auctioneer, were in great danger; all the inhabitants exerted themselves with the most praiseworthy promptitude, and there being fortunately little wind, the fire was got under about 10, its destruction having been confined to the houses above-mentioned. By this calamity seven families, including 30 individuals, have been bereft of their homes.

Bucks Herald, 20 April 1833
LOSSES BY FIRE
We have always great satisfaction in publishing the successful deeds of the charitable and benevolent. The subscription at Winslow for the relief of the distressed sufferers from the late fire, when seven cottages were very quickly destroyed, has been attended with great success and the grateful acknowledgement of the real sufferers have been sincerely expressed.  Although in the above instance the inhabitants showed great promptitude and exposed themselves to considerable personal danger; yet, it is generally admitted that had it not been for the wise and timely measure of intersecting or removing some adjoining premises, the destructive element would soon have commenced its power with some thatched malt and flour Warehouses, and which must have inevitably been productive of very serious and painful losses.  This dreaded result, however, was most fortunately prevented by the systematic operation of a few individuals, the practical and valuable deduction thus produced has not been lost sight of; for the inhabitants of Winslow have been induced to form a committee of management to act on any future occurrence of fire, the several departments have been filled by the signatures of the principal inhabitants; the aptitude of each individual being the guide to his proper station, the following are the different departments in the arrangements:-

First. The Superintendent of the working of the fire engine.
Second. Supply of water.
Third. Removal of property.
Fourth. The protection of the same.
Fifth. Intersection or removal of premises.
Sixth. The supply of refreshment.

It is too evident that, had this system been in action on the late occasion, and the duties of the fourth department been properly executed, the subscription alluded to would have been totally unnecessary; - surely this measure if well conducted must prove satisfactory and beneficial to all parties, and [be] worthy of adoption in other parishes.

There was a fire engine in action by July 1838, when the churchwardens' accounts record that it was used at a fire in North Marston.

Note by Ed Grimsdale: A.J.Clear makes clear that the existing fire engine remained in place and active until 1870. Reading between the lines of this pompous piece from the Bucks Herald, one fears that thieves and looters added to the suffering of those who lost their homes  in the 1833 fire.


Before the development of fire insurance, bad fires led to nationwide appeals on behalf of the victims This is written at the end of the parish register volume which finished in 1715:

Winslow
Mem(orandum) (tha)t on Septemb(e)r 17th 1653, was collected & payd in to ye High Constable of this hundred John Adams junior for ye reliefe of ye Inhabitants of Malborough [sic] impoverished by an extraordinary Fire, w(hi)ch undid many hundred Familyes the sume of 2li – 1s – 1d as appears by ye acquittance suffixt

Ita testam(ur)
John Pownell Minist(er) ibid
Richard Hodgkins )
Henry Wiatt        )              Church
John Miller          )              Wardens


The London Metropolitan Archive holds the records of both the Sun and Royal Exchange Insurance companies, both of which insured tradesmen in Buckinghamshire and Worcestershire in the 18th century. The policies of the Sun Insurance Co. survive for the period 1710-1863 (Ms 11936-7: 1262 volumes) and those of the Royal Exchange Insurance Co. cover the periods 1753-9 and 1773-1883 (Ms 7252-5: 173 volumes).


Arthur Clear: A Thousand Years of Winslow Life (1888), p.18 on fire engines

By a petition sent to the Sun Fire Office in August, 1781, it would appear that even at that day Winslow possessed a couple of Fire Engines, but these were cumbersome machines with solid wooden wheels, and when required at any distance had to be conveyed to the spot in a wagon, yet they seem to have done some good service in their day. About the year 1800, a new Engine was obtained which continued in use for full seventy years, most of which time, with its fire drags and buckets, it found a safe shelter within the walls of the Parish Church. Of late it would seem to have received rather ignoble treatment, in one of the adjacent villages, but we understand that a quiet nook has been found for it in the Winslow Engine House.


The Sun and Royal Exchange insured domestic commercial and industrial buildings and their contents. The policies were copied into ledgers and include the following information: policy number, name of agent/location of agency; name, status, occupation and address of policy holder; names, occupations and addresses of tenants; location, type, nature of construction and value of property insured; premium; and renewal date.

The policy registers of the Sun and Royal Exchange remain largely unindexed, but there are two periods covered by name and place indexes. There is a card index to personal names in Sun policy registers, 1714-1731 (Ms 17817). It is arranged by county and alphabetically by name of policy holder within each county. It gives the name and occupation of the policy holder or tenant; the location of the property by county, parish or village (and occasionally street or hous). There is a photocopy of the Buckinghamshire entries at the Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies in Aylesbury. The index to Sun and Royal Exchange policy registers for the period 1775-87 (Ms 24172) has been made available in microfiche form and copies given to most English record offices. There is a copy at the Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies in Aylesbury. It has name, place and trade indexes. These cover the whole country, but Buckinghamshire towns are necessarily grouped together in the place index.

The Sun and Royal Exchange policies give an unrivalled picture of Buckinghamshire towns in the 18th century. The vast majority of gentry and tradesmen took out fire insurance, particularly following the disastrous fires at Buckingham and Stony Stratford. In the course of his work on Buckinghamshire towns, Julian Hunt has transcribed hundreds of fire insurance policies.

Fire insurance plaque
This Royal Exchange fire insurance plaque comes from 5 Market Square. The policy (174011), dated 26 July 1760, was for £100.
26 June 1719 Sun Insurance 11936/9/326/14430
William Norman of Winslow    
 
For his house being the dwelling house only of William Goodman called the Crown Inn Winslow aforesaid    

 
26 June 1719 Sun Insurance 11936/9/326/14431
William Norman as before for his two houses and malthouse and outhouses adjoining to the above Inn in the tenure of Samuel Norman and John Godwin    

 
7 October 1720 Sun Insurance 11936/12/240/19800
Nicholas Merwin of Winslow gentleman For his house being the Kings Head with the outhouses thereunto belonging in the said town now in the tenure of Thomas Spratley 300    

 
29 August 1724 Sun insurance 11936/15/411/23775
Joseph Turner of Winslow surgeon  
     
For his dwelling house there. A wash house somewhat remote from his house in his own occupation. His goods in his own house and not elsewhere  

£150
£60
£50
_____
£200


 
9 November 1724   11936/18/239/33684
Benjamin Dudley of Winslow mercer and draper  
     
For his now dwelling house only in Winslow aforesaid. For his goods and merchandise in the same only   £300
£700
_____
£1000

 
25 March 1725   11936/15/415/23794
William Hobbs of Winslow apothecary  
     
For his house situate in the town aforesaid and now in the possession of Francis Woodcock grocer   _____
500

 
25 March 1725   11936/15/415/23796
Joseph Gurney of Winslow schoolmaster  
     
For his now dwelling house situate in the town aforesaid. For his goods etc inclosed in the same   £200
£100
_____
£300

 
25 March 1725 Sun Insurance 11936/15/415/23797
John Turner of Winslow and William Plumber of Stone Co. Bucks  
   
For their house being the Bell Inn situate in the town aforesaid and now in the possession of John Thompson and Joseph Tofield.
The outhouses belonging to the same
  £350
£150
_____
£500

 
5 August 1727   11936/24/286/42317
William Hobbs of Winslow shopkeeper  
   
On his two houses in Winslow aforesaid being a common insurance
One house only in Horn Street in his own occupation
The other house only in the occupation of Francis Woodcock
 

£180
£120
_____
£300


 
16 January 1730 Sun Insurance 11936/32/206/53099
John Turner of Winslow and Hannah Plumer of Stone Co. Bucks    
     
On their House being the Bell Inn in Winslow aforesaid with the outhouses thereto belonging in the tenure of John Thompson and other buildings near or adjoining being mostly thatched    
Dwelling house only   £170
Warehouse only adjoining   £40
Brewhouse only adjoining   £40
Stable adjoining   £10
One other stable adjoining   £30
A barn at the lower end of the yard   £30
One other stable   £45
One other stable   £30
One other stable   £20
A gatehouse   £5
One other stable   £15
One other stable in the tenure of Joseph Tofield baker   £15
Dwelling house only in the said Tofields occupation   £50
    _____
    £500

 
10 July 1772 Sun Insurance 11936/215/313668
Stephen Gibbs of Winslow glover    
     
On his dwelling house situate as aforesaid   £105

On the Windmill Alehouse and brewhouse only adjoining in the tenure of Richard Gibbs victualler

  £100

(Original too fragile to be served - details from Simmons thesis on mills)


 
10 August 1775 Sun Insurance 11936/240/357362
William Firth of Winslow brazier    
     
On his now dwelling house only in the Market Place in Winslow aforesaid brick and tiled   £200
Household goods therein   £50
Utensils and stock therein   £50
    _____
    £300
Wright 6/- £300    

 
11 September 1775 Sun Insurance 11936/240/358223
John Gibbs of Winslow malster    
     
On his now dwelling house only situate as aforesaid   £80
Household goods therein only   £50
Utensils and stock therein   £20
Wearing apparel therein   £10
Utensils and stock in his warehouse separate   £40
Malthouse and barn under one roof separate   £140
Utensils and stock (hay straw and corn unthrashed) therein   £160
    _____
    £500
Wright 13/- £500    

 
1777 Sun Insurance  
Charles King of Winslow clock and watchmaker    
     

Two cottages only adjoining in Winslow aforesaid thatched in the tenure of Robinson and Windmill

   

 
2 January 1777 Sun Insurance 11936/253/378059
John Mayne of Winslow victualler [Crooked Billet]    
     

On his now dwelling house and butchers shop adjoining situate at Winslow aforesaid thatched

  £100
Household goods therein only   £60
Utensils and stock therein only   £40
Brewhouse and cellar adjoining brick and tiled   £60
Barn in the yard thatched   £30
Stable adjoining   £10
    _____
    £300

 
1 April 1777 Sun Insurance 11936/256/382097
Elizabeth Scott of Winslow, victualler & grocer [Plough]    
     

On her now dwelling house & brewhouse under one roof situate as aforesaid, thatched

  £70
Household goods therein   £8
Utensils and stock therein   £8

Barn and leantoos adjoining and separate

   
From the above thatched   £10
Utensils and stock therein   £4
    _____
    £100

 
8 April 1777 Sun Insurance 11936/256/382479
John Gibbs of Winslow glover    
     

On his house and leantoos adjoining in the tenure of Thomas Ives bellman

  £25

House brewhouse and leantoos adjoining called the Swan in the tenure of Thomas Footman victualler

  £115
Tenement stable barn leantoos under one roof separate in said tenure   £30

House only adjoining the Swan Alehouse aforesaid in the tenure of William George shopkeeper

  £30
Two houses only adjoining in the tenure of  … Griffin … Walker   £50
Barn only adjoining   £20

House brewhouse and leantoos adjoining separate from the above called the Windmill in the tenure of Thomas Carter victualler

  £100
Barn and pigsties adjoining each other separate from the above   £30
    _____
    £400

 
1777    8 April Sun Insurance 11936/256/382480
John Gibbs of Winslow cooper    
     

On his household goods in his now dwelling house situate as aforesaid brick and tiled

  £50
Utensils and stock therein   £50

Two houses only in Cow Street in Winslow aforesaid in the tenure of Charles King  thatched

  £50
Workshop only near in his own tenure  thatched   £10
Utensils and stock therein   £15
Barn only separate  thatched   £10
Utensils and stock therein   £5
Utensils and stock in the yard adjoining   £10
    _____
    £200

 
22 December 1777 Sun Insurance 11936/263/392643
Josiah Deverell of Winslow, ironmonger, grocer and chandler    
     
On his now dwelling house only situate as aforesaid plaster and tiled   £140
Household goods therein only   £40
Utensils and stock therein   £300
Wearing apparel   £20
Candle house, woodhouse, barn, stable and brew house adjoining but not communicating, a brick wall between, brick and tiled   £100
Utensils and stock therein, hay, straw and horses excepted   £150
Salt house only, separate, brick and tiled   £10
Utensils and stock therein   £40
    _____
    £800

 
11 May 1778 Sun Insurance 11936/265/398340
James Burnham of Winslow gent    
     

On his household goods in his now dwelling house only situate as aforesaid brick and tiled

  £200
Wearing apparel   £30
Barn near brick and tiled   £10

Tenement and barn adjoining in Granborough in the tenure of Widow Sharpe and Gilkes thatched

  £60
    _____
    £300

 
3 November 1778 Sun Insurance 11936/269/405166

Joseph Dudley of Winslow mercer

   
     

On his moiety of the following buildings in Winslow aforesaid viz:

   

The dwelling house offices and stables only adjoining of the Bell Inn in the tenure of Richard Shelton  brick and plaister tiled and thatched

  £228
Barn separate  thatched   £12
Warehouse stable and brewhouse under one roof brick and tiled   £60
    _____
    £300

 
30 December 1778 Sun Insurance 11936/271/407346
John Dudley of Winslow mercer    
 
On his dwelling house only situate as aforesaid brick and tiled   £200
Utensils and stock therein   £450
Household goods therein   £100
Stable and washouse adjoining brick and tiled   £30
Woodhouse brick and tiled   £20

House washouse stable adjoining in the tenure of Paul Parkins situate at Shipton in the Parish of Winslow thatched

  £70
Barn thatched   £20
Wheathouse thatched   £10
House at Wingrave in the tenure of Robert Griffin thatched   £60
Barn and stable only adjoining thatched   £40
    _____
    £1000

 
8 January 1779 Sun Insurance 11936/271/407894
Benjamin Ingram of East Claydon dairyman    
 

On his house only in Winslow the Sow and Pigs in the tenure of Richard Ingram victualler brick and tiled

  £300
Brewhouse and stable adjoining and granary over brick and tiled   £60
Pigsties adjoining  timber and tiled   £20
Barn only adjoining  timber and tiled   £20
    _____
    £400

 
8 January 1779 Sun Insurance 1936/271/407895

Richard Ingram of Winslow victualler

   
 

On his household goods in his now dwelling house only the Sow and Pigs in Winslow aforesaid  brick and tiled

  £110
Utensils and stock therein   £30

Five houses only adjoining in Great Horn Street in Winslow aforesaid in the tenure of himself John Gent mason brick and tiled

  £150
Barn and stable adjoining  thatched   £15

House only separate  brick and tiled  in the tenure of Thomas Goughton labourer

  £65
Barn only adjoining  brick wall between  thatched   £30
    _____
    £400

 
8 January 1779 Sun Insurance 11956/271/407895
Ann Maydon of Winslow butcher    
 
On her three houses adjoining in Winslow aforesaid in the tenure of James Burnham gent Thomas Cap whitesmith and Widow Southam private brick and tiled   £300
Barn and Brewhouse adjoining brick and tiled   £40
Workshop and stable adjoining and separate   £10
    _____
    £400

 
6 April 1779 Sun Insurance 11936/273/412223
Goldsworth Dudley of Winslow grocer    
 

On his buildings only situate at Granborough  thatched in the tenure of Robert Mander and Benjamin Gilkes

  £40 each
Five cottages adjoining in the tenure of Richard Smith and others   £20
    _____
    £100

 
6 April 1779 Sun Insurance 11936/273/412225
John Goodman of Winslow victualler    
 

On his moiety of the dwelling house offices stables only adjoining of
the Bell Inn at Winslow aforesaid in the tenure of Richard Shelton innholder Brick plaister tiled and thatched

  £200
Barn only separate  thatched   £10
Warehouse stable brewhouse adjoining each other Brick timber and tiled   £40

On his house in Granborough called Red Lion in the tenure of Holding victualler  thatched

  £45
Stable only adjoining thatched   £5
    _____
    £300

 
20 April 1779 Sun Insurance 11936/275/413175
John Goodman of Winslow victualler and malster    
 

On his now dwelling house brewhouse stable gatehouse and leantoos adjoining situate as aforesaid

  £300
Utensils and stock not hazardous therein   £200
Household goods therein   £100

Storehouse and malthouse pigsties' leantoos all adjoining to the above a brick wall between and no communication

  £200
Utensils and stock therein   £200
    _____
    £1000

 
21 October 1779 Sun Insurance 11936/278/420021
Mary Dudley of Winslow grocer and tallow chandler    
 

On her now dwelling house stable and barns adjoining situate at Winslow aforesaid  brick and tiled

  £200
Household goods therein   £40
Utensils and stock therein only  hay. straw and horses excepted   £160
    _____
    £400

 
7 April 1780 Sun Insurance 11936/283/426770
George Carpenter of Winslow tanner    
     
On his stock of bark covered with thatch in a yard near his dwelling house situate as aforesaid   £100

 
13 April 1780 Sun Insurance 11936/282/427051
Richard Staniford of Winslow, bricklayer    
     

On his house, shop, washhouse and fasting house adjoining situate as aforesaid thatched

  £80
Barn only separate thatched   £15
Stable only separate thatched   £5
    _____
    £100

 
7 July 1780 Sun Insurance 11936/284/430754
John Gibbs of Winslow victualler and glover
 

On his house and leantoos adjoining in Winslow in the tenure of Thomas Ives  thatched

  £25

On his now dwelling house and brewhouse and leantoos adjoining the above  thatched

  £115
Household goods therein only   £120
Utensils and stock therein only   £50
Wearing apparel therein only   £20
House only adjoining in the tenure of William George shopkeeper   £30
Two houses only adjoining in the tenure of Griffin and Walker  thatched   £20

House brewhouse and leantoos adjoining near in the tenure of Thomas Carter victualler  thatched

  £100
Barn pigsties adjoining separate  thatched   £30
Two stables and coalhouse adjoining separate  thatched in his own tenure   £30
Utensils and stock therein only   £10
    All in Winslow aforesaid
    £600

     
12 January 1781 Sun Insurance 11936/289/437957
Robert Gibbs of Winslow grocer and tallow chandler    
     
On his now dwelling house and stable only adjoining situate as   £600
aforesaid   £250
Household goods therein   £80
Utensils and stock therein   £220
Wearing apparel therein   £20
China and glass therein   £20
Plate therein   £5
Washouse only near   £5
    _____
    £600

     
25 January 1781 Sun Insurance 11936/289/438690
Stephen Gibbs of Winslow victualler    
     

On his now dwelling house only  the Rose and Crown situate as aforesaid  brick plaister and tiled

  £160
Household goods therein   £100
Utensils and stock   £100
Stable only separate  brick and tiled   £40
    _____
    £400

     
5 February 1781 Sun Insurance 11936/290/439250
John Hall of Winslow bricklayer    
     
On his now dwelling house stable and barn adjoining   £100
House and washouse adjoining in the tenure of Ashwell surgeon   £150
House only in the tenure of Thomas Robason shoemaker  

£50

    _____
    £300

     
5 February 1781 Sun Insurance 11936/290/439251
Mary Baseley of Swanbourn farmer    
     

On her house stable and barns adjoining in Winslow in the tenure of Thomas Deverell grocer and tallow chandler brick and tiled

  £200

     
28 April 1781 Sun Insurance 11936/291/442748
Stephen Gibbs of Winslow victualler    
     

On his house only in Winslow aforesaid the Rose and Crown in the tenure of Thomas Warner victualler  brick plaister and tiled

  £200

     
22 May 1781 Sun Insurance 11936/293/443427
Thomas Warner of Winslow victualler    
     
On his house and offices adjoining  stone and slated Ambersden in Co. Oxon in the tenure of John and … Heritage Gent   £100

     
1781 Sun Insurance 11936/302/461932
William King of Winslow carpenter    
     
On his now dwelling house and barn adjoining  thatched   £110
Cottage and shop adjoining  thatched   £20
One house separate in the tenure of Paul Perkins  thatched   £50
Barn separate  thatched   £20
One house in the tenure of Wichello barber  brick and tiled   £70
Woodhouse near  brick and tiled   £10
One house separate in the tenure of Hoar gardener brick pannelled and tiled   £20
    _____
    £300

     
12 June 1781 Sun Insurance 11936/292/443966
Thomas Rawbone of Winslow schoolmaster    
     

On his now dwelling house and two tenements adjoining
in the tenure of himself Goodman and others situate as aforesaid brick brick pannelled and tiled

  £100

     
19 July 1781 Sun Insurance 11936/293/446141
Joseph Dudley of Winslow mercer    
     

On his now dwelling house and stable adjoining situate as aforesaid  brick and tiled

  £200
Household goods therein   £50
Utensils and stock therein   £500

House only at Granborough in the tenure of Charles Gilkes thatched

  £25
House only at North Marston in the tenure of John Mason   £15
Barn only separate  thatched    
    _____
    £800

     
17 January 1782 Sun Insurance 11936/298/454614

John Clarke of Winslow carrier

   
     

On his household goods in his now dwelling house situate as aforesaid brick and tiled

  £140
Wearing apparel therein   £20
Printed books therein   £10
Plate therein   £10
Utensils and stock not hazardous therein   £20
On his utensils and stock viz in his yard adjoining   £80
In his malthouse adjoining  thatched   £10
Stable  thatched   £70
Granary and warehouse  thatched   £10
In trust therein   £30
In the Rick Yard   £75
In a thatched hovel   £10
In a thatched stable   £15
    _____
    £500

     
27 April 1782 Sun Insurance 11936/301/459597
Robert Gibbs of Winslow grocer    
     

On his dwelling house barn and stable adjoining situate as aforesaid brick piaister and tiled

  £190
Brewhouse  brick and tiled   £10
    _____
    £200

     
1 July 1782 Sun Insurance 11936/303/461408
John Hawkins of Winslow baker    
     

On his household goods in his now dwelling house only in Winslow aforesaid  brick pannelled and tiled

  £100
Printed books therein   £3
Utensils and stock therein only   £70
Wearing apparel therein   £50
China and glass therein only   £15
Plate therein   £5
Stable and woodhouse adjoining separate thatched   £20
Utensils and stock therein   £10
Utensils and stock in his yard adjoining   £7
    _____
    £300

     
27 July 1782 Sun Insurance 11936/303/462813
John Gibbs of Winsiow victualler    
     

On his now dwelling house and four tenements barn and leantoos all
under one roof situate as aforesaid in the tenure of himself Ives George Griffin and Walker

  £250
On his household goods in his said swelling house only   £30
On his stock therein   £30
On his wearing apparel therein only   £5
Two stables and barn adjoining each other separate   £15
House only called the Windmill near in the tenure of William Edwin   £60
Barn and pigsties only adjoining near   £12
    _____
    £400

     
5 May 1783 Sun Insurance 11936/313/477377
John Goodman of Winslow victualler malster and brewer    
     

On his now dwelling house brewhouse storehouse gatehouse and leantoos all adjoining situate as aforesaid

  £300
Household goods therein only   £100
Utensils and stock not hazardous therein only   £200
    _____
    £600

     
5 May 1783 Sun Insurance 11936/313/477379
John Gibbs of Winslow cooper    
     

On his household goods in his now dwelling house only situate as aforesaid  brick and tiled

  £50
Utensils and stock therein   £50

Two tenements adjoining at Winslow aforesaid in the tenure of Charles King  thatched

  £45
Workshop only near  thatched   £10
Utensils and stock therein   £10
Barn and workshop adjoining near  thatched   £15
Utensils and stock therein only   £10
Hovel only separate  thatched   £3
Utensils and stock in the yard adjoining   £7
    _____
    £200

     
26 January 1784 Sun Insurance 11936/319/489058
John Clark of Winslow maltster    
     

Household goods in his now dwelling house only situate as aforesaid brick and tiled

  £120
Printed books therein   £10
Utensils and stock therein   £10
Wearing apparel therein   £20
Plate therein   £10
Utensils and stock in his malthouse and hovels adjoining each other and the above  party wall between and no communication  thatched   £210
Utensils and stock in his stable only separate  thatched   £10
Utensils and stock in his warehouse and granary adjoining timber tiled and thatched   £25
In his  rick yard only separate   £65
On his hovel only adjoining   £5
On his stable only adjoining   £15
    _____
    £500
n.b.  The Society not to be answerable for any loss or damage by fire that may happen by hay or corn being stacked too wet or green    

     
11 July 1785 Sun Insurance 11936/330/507023
Thomas Bignall of Winslow baker    
     
On his household goods in his now dwelling house situate as aforesaid   £60
Utensils and stock therein   £60
Wearing apparel   £25
Utensils and stock viz in his barn and stable adjoining separate   £10
In Coxes barn only separate   £10
House only separate in the tenure of widow Burrell   £30
Hovel only separate   £5
    _____
    £200

     
16 Dec 1785 Sun Insurance 11936/333/512915
Richard Barton of Winslow victualler [George & Horseshoe]    
     

On his household goods in his now dwelling house situate as aforesaid brick and tiled

  £100
Wearing apparel therein   £20
Utensils and stock therein   £180
    _____
    £300

     
16 December 1785 Sun Insurance 11936/333/512918

Thomas Bignell of Winslow baker

   
     

On his household goods in his now dwelling house situate as aforesaid brick and tiled

  £80
Utensils and stock therein   £100
Wearing apparel   £30
    _____
    £210

     
1 February 1786 Sun Insurance 11936/334/515062

John Tookey of Winslow surgeon

   
     

On his house and offices adjoining situate at Winslow aforesaid in the tenure of John Clarke  private

  £400
Stable and offices adjoining near   £80
    _____
    £500

     
20 April 1786 Sun Insurance 11936/337/517731
John Clarke of Winslow gentleman    
     

On his household goods in his now dwelling house only situate as aforesaid brick and tiled

  £50
Printed books therein   £8
Utensils and stock therein  not hazardous   £20
Wearing apparel therein   £50
Plate therein   £15
    _____
    £143

     
13 June 1786 Sun Insurance 11936/337/518991
William Selby of Winslow Esquire    
     

On his buildings and goods as particularly expressed on the back of this policy viz;
On his dwelling house [Winslow Hall], kitchen, brewhouse and offices adjoining, brick tiled and leaded

  £3000
Household goods therein   £200
China and glass   £30
Coachhouse, stables and laundry only adjoining separate, brick and tiled   £400
Barn and dog kennel only adjoining separate, brick timber and tiled   £60

Three tenements only adjoining in Ship Street in the tenure of Church and others

  £30
House only in the tenure of John Cox farmer, brick and tiled [Dudslow Farm, later Redfield]   £100
Barn and stable only adjoining separate   £20
House only in the tenure of Lee saddler, brick and tiled   £60
House only in the tenure of Bignell baker  brick and tiled [10 Horn Street]   £80
House only in the tenure of William Bunce   £10
House only in the tenure of Keys farmer   £60
Barn only separate, brick pannelled and tiled   £40
Barn only separate   £10
House only in the tenure of Read farmer, brick panelled and tiled   £100
Barn only adjoining (not communicating)   £40
Barn and woodhouse only adjoining separate   £30
Barn only separate, timber and tiled   £20
Barn only separate   £20

House and barn only adjoining in the tenure of Henry Cox private. brick and tiled

  £100
House only in the tenure of Hillier farmer, brick and tiled [Red Hall Farm]   £80
Barn and stable only adjoining separate   £60

House gate house woodhouse stable and barns adjoining at Shipen in the tenure of Brandon [Rands Farm]

  £120
Two tenements only adjoining in the tenure of Evans and others   £30

House and dairy house only adjoining separate in the tenure of Wilson farmer, brick and tiled [Shipton Farm]

  £100
Cowhouse stable and barn only adjoining separate   £40

Farmhouse only separate in the tenure of Thomas Ingram farmer, brick and tiled [Tuckey Farm]

  £320
Barn and two stables only adjoining separate   £70
Barn and two cowhouses only adjoining separate   £70
    _____
    £5300
All thatched except otherwise mentioned and situate in the Parish of Winslow aforesaid    

     
2 October 1786 Sun Insurance 7253/12/98956

James Barton of Winslow victualler

   
     

On household furniture in his dwelling house brick built and tiled situate near the Market Place in Winslow aforesaid and known by the Kings Head

  £70
On utensils and trade therein   £80
    _____
    £150
Buckingham    
3        -    
8        6    
______    
11      6    

     
26 October 1786 Sun Insurance 11936/340/523481
Joseph Dudley of Winslow farmer    
     

Utensils and stock at Adstock viz in his two barns stable and offices all adjoining thatched

  £100
In his brick yard on the said farm   £100
    _____
    £200

     
11 November 1786 Sun Insurance 11936/341/524346
Thomas Bowler of Winslow wheelwright    
     
On a house only in the tenure of Richard Lomath victualler   £140
Stables and brewhouse only adjoining separate   £60
All brick and tiled situate in Winslow aforesaid   £200
    _____
    £400

     
11 December 1786 Sun Insurance 11936/341/525244
James Burnham of Winslow gentlemen    
     

On his house and two tenements all adjoining situate as
aforesaid in the tenure of himself and James Harnson carpenter and Sarah Southam widow

  £350
Barn and brewhouse adjoining   £40
Shop and stable adjoining near   £10
All brick and tiled    
    _____
    £400

     
4 January 1787 Sun Insurance 11936/341/525873
Thomas Evans of Shippon in the parish of Winslow gardener    
     

On his two tenements and offices adjoining situate in Winslow aforesaid in the tenure of Widow French and others

  £50
Barn only separate   £5
Another barn stable and offices adjoining separate   £30
Granary only separate   £15
    _____
    £100

Other Sun Insurance policies, 1775-87    
William Alderman, labourer 438685  
Sarah Batterson, spinster 477361  
Thomas Blake, farmer 386224  
Charles Bowler, shoemaker [39 Sheet Street] 437956  
Francis Budd, butcher 507246  
Philip Budd, malster 411944  
John Cox, plumber & glazier 481754  
John Cox, yeoman 514038  
Avis Deverell, ironmonger 392646  
William Dudley, gentleman 523480  
Sally Eagles, widow 407896  
Richard Gibbs, yeoman 397903, 477389
Stephen Gibbs, glover 382478  
Mary Gurney, milliner & draper 459016  
Thomas King, ironmonger, grocer & chandler 403500  
John Lomath, cordwainer 407349  
William Maydon, butcher 489052  
Ann Morris, spinster 524347  
James Morris, peruke maker 499874  
James Newman, grocer 477376  
James Newman, stone mason 502493, 409863, 428464
Thomas Newman, victualler 489050  
Paul Parkins, farmer 450598  
Joseph Piddington, farmer 433543  
Sarah Prentice, widow 423392  
John Price, carpenter 45075  
Thomas Read, farmer 504611  
Robert Scott, victualler 507024  
Augustine Seaton, butcher 398773, 418535
Thomas Wilson, farmer 413177  
Royal Exchange policies    
James Barton, victualler 12/98956  
John Jellyman, sack maker 4/76043  
Thomas King, brazier & cutter 11/99433  
Thomas King, carrier 11/96641  
W Mobbs, farrier 6/81578  
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