William Lowndes' notebook

Centre for Bucks Studies, D/LO/4/3

In this notebook William Lowndes or his clerks (there are several different hands) carefully recorded all his property transactions. The pages which he numbered 9-13 are about purchases in Winslow completed 1715-20 after the building of Winslow Hall. Pages 52-4 have more entries covering the period 1658-1720. They include many verbatim extracts from 17th-century court rolls. There is a glossary of some of the obscure terms at the bottom of the page. Words in italics are in Latin.

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Copyholds within the manor of Winslow cum Membris

20th Aprill 1715 Wm Stephens & al
At a Court held 20 Apr 1715 Wm Stephens and John Stephens surrender ten acres of Land in Shipton Field (whereof one lyes in the Cowpasture) To the use of me & my heirs Who was then admitted by Richd Bigg my attorney and at the same court I surrendered the same by my said attorney to the use of my will the consideracon of this Surrender was ninety eight pounds paid as p(er) an Acquittance.

20th Sept 1715 Tho Hendley & ux 
At a Court holden on 17 Apr 1710 Tho Hendley surrendred by way of mortgage 12 acres and 2 Cows Common in Shipton Field for securing to me 70 li and  interest whereupon I was admitted And on 30 Sept 1715 the said Thos Hendley & Eliz his wife surrendered the same absolutely to the use of me & my heirs  Upon w(hi)ch I was again admitted the purchase Mony was 140 li as p(er) Acquittance.
M(emoran)d(um) There are two old copys of surrenders by Dorothy Miller Widd w(hi)ch  concern these 12 acres or part of them
M(emoran)d(um) Also that on 1st Febr 1715 I & my wife surrendered out of court the said 12 acres & two Cows Common to ye use of my will.

Eod(em) Die Wm Elliot  & al.
At a Court holden 30 Sept 1715 Wm Elliot &  Dorcas Elliot Widd made an absolute surrender of all their land in Blackgrove field at Shipton cont 16 acres & an half more or less to the use of me & my heirs who was then admitted the consideration of this surrender was 232 li 10 s 00 d satisfied thus vizt by discharging principall & interest due to me on Mortgage & Bond 157 li 10 s 00 d &  by mony paid by me on 1st Oct 1715 as p(er) acquittances 75 li. And on 1st Febr I & my wife surrendered out of court the said 16 acres & an half to the use of my will.

10th October 1716  Hen: Townsend & al.    
At a Court holden 24th Apr 1679 Wm Townsend Sen & Jane his wife surrendered one messuage in Shipton & a close lying for one acre thereunto adjoining & severall Lands by particular Buttalls & Suscriptions (with Com(m)on for Five cowes) cont in the whole 40 acres more  or less To the use of his son Henry Townsend for his said sons life And after his death to the use of Emma his intended wife for life in Full of her dower And after their deaths To the use of the heirs of the body of the said Emma by the said Henry to be begotten And for default of such issue To the use of the heirs of the said Henry for ever. The marriage took effect  & they had three daughters named Emma Jane & Joan. On 25 July 1707 at a Court then holden Henry Townsend with Emma Line widd & Jane Townsend Spinster (this Emma & Jane with Joan Townsend Spinster being daughters & Coheirs of Emma late wife of \the said/ Henry) suffered a recovery of two third parts
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of these premises to the use of the said Henry for his life and after his decease then (as to one moyety of the said two third parts) To the use of the said Emma Line & her heirs And (as to the other moyety) To the use of the said Jane the daughter & her heirs. On the same 25th July 1707 the said Henry Townsend Emma & Jane Townsend Spinster surrendered the said two 3rd parts so recovered To the use of me and my heirs Upon condic(i)on to be void by paym(en)t of 70 li & interest at 5 p(er) cent at the days therein menc(i)oned. On 15th Sept 1716 an agreem(en)t in writing was made between me and the said Henry Townsend whereby he agreed that at the next court he & Mary his wife Emma Line & Jane Townsend Edward Colliar & the said Jane now his wife & Joan Townsend should assure to me & my heirs all the Premises & all their customary estates in Shipton Free from  Incumbrances done by him or his ancestors for 520 li.  On 10th Oct 1716 at a Court then holden I with my wife the said Henry Townsend with Mary his then wife the said Emma Line widd with Edward Colliar with the said Jane (now his wife) & Joan Townsend Spinster joined in a Recovery of all the said messuage Close & Lands with the said common for Five Cows & of all other copyhold lands of them the said Henry Emma Edward Jane & Joan or any of them within the manor of Winslow or any the members thereof To the use of me and my heirs. On the same 10th Oct I paid for the Purchase of this estate  Vizt To the said Emma Line 80 li To the said Edward Collliar & Jane his wife 80 li & to the said Joan 80 li & to Henry Townsend 280 li in all 520 li. And the said  280 li to the said Henry was satisfied thus Vizt by Principall & Interest due on the said mortgage 101 li 10s 00 d by discharging of so much he then owed me by a stated amount for arrears  of rent  58 li 3s 9½d & by mony then paid by me to Himself 120 li 6s 2½d as by an Acquittance signed by the said Emma Line Edward Colliar Jane his wife Joan Townsend & Henry Townsend appears.

10th Oct 1716 Grant Hewet & ux   
At a Court holden on 23d Sept 1640 Walter Grant surrendred two acres of Leys at Westwell To the use of his son Thomas Grant & his heirs. On 30th Sept 1674 Tho: Grant surrendred those two acres to the use of Mary Adams widd and her heirs for paym(en)t of 30 li & Interest. On 26th Aprill 1676 The said Tho: surrendred into two Tenants hands his Messuage wherein he then lived with the Closes Gardens Orchards Outhouses &c thereunto belonging after the decease of his wife Susan Grant to the use of Bridget Hewet & Anne Grant (the two daughters of his Brother Henry Grant) & their heirs upon condic(i)on that Bridget & Anne should pay to Silvester (son of his brother Silvester Grant) 50 li six months after the decease of Susan and 50 li more twelve months after the said six months, & to John and Anne Butcher (the two children of his sister Anne Butcher) 5 li a piece if they be now living  and come then to demand it. But if the said Bridget & Anne shall neglect or refuse to pay the said sums then this surrender should be to the use of the said Silvester and his heirs paying the two 5 li demanded as aforesaid. On 11th Oct 1676 the said Bridget Hewet and Anne Grant were admitted in Reversion after the death of Susan under the condic(i)on aforesaid. On 15th Oct 1680 the Homage found the said Susan to still be living & that Anne Grant dyed before the last Court & Bridget dyed after her and that Grant Hewet is the oldest son of Bridget who is admitted by John Hewet his Father & Guardian. On 2d Jan 1684 the Homage found that Susan dyed 4th May last and that the six months were elapsed & the 50 li not paid Whereby the Premisses should remain to Silvester & his heirs, And that John Yeomans at the request of John Hewet the Father & Guardian 22d Nov 1684 deposited 100 li to pay the two sums of 50 li each to
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Silvester. And now Silvester by his attorney is admitted And at the same Court Silvester Grant surrendred the same to the use of said John Yeomans & his heirs, Redeemable by Grant Hewet on Paym(en)t of 100 li & Interest by him to the said Yeomans. On 2d May 1693 John Yeomans surrendred the Premisses to the use of John Meaks & his heirs Provided if Grant Hewet (still a Minor) or John Amborough his Guardian pay to John Meakes 127 li & Interest then this surrender shall be to the use of Grant Hewet & his heirs. On 22d Apr 1702 The Homage present a Surrender made 24th Decemb(e)r  then last past into the Stewards hands of the said Messuage with the Appurten(an)ces & two Closes formarly Grass now a  Garden to the use of Joseph Meaks & his heirs to secure 127 li and Interest On 30th Sept 1702 The Homage present a Surrender made 10th July proceeding into the Stewards hands of the said Messuage & two Closes & two acres of pasture cal’d Grants Baulk by Grant Hewet Eliz his wife Robt Adams & Joseph Meaks To the use of Wm Butcher & Dorothy Stonebrook & their heirs Upon condicion to pay to Butcher & Stonebrook yearly during their lives an annuity of 15 li & afterwards to Butcher (if he survives) an annuity of 12 li and (if Stonebrook survives) to her an annuity of 10 li during life and Butcher & Stonebrook dyed.  On 20th Aprill 1715 Grant Hewet & Eliz his wife surrendred the said Messuage two Closes and Grants Baulk to the use of me and my heirs Redeemable on paym(en)t of 200 li & Interest And there is a Receipt for the 200 li lent And a Bond to secure Paym(en)t of Principall & Interest And that Hewet had good Power to make that Mortgage. On 9th Oct 1716 Grant Hewet entred into a bond to me of 680 li with condic(i)on at the first court to surrender free from all Incumbrances the said Messuage two closes or Garden cont 5 acres & the Baulk now divided into two little Closes To the use of me and my heirs. On 10th Oct 1716 Grant Hewet (as p(er) his acquittance) received from me in Mony 135 li 5 s 9 d which with 204 li 14 s 3 d due on the said Mortgage makes 340 li for the absolute purchase thereof, And on the same day Grant Hewet & Eliz his wife surrendred the same & all other their Hereditam(en)ts holden of the said Mannor To the use of me and my heirs.

The very prominent family of Grant alias Miller intermarried with the Lowndeses, but declined during the 17th century as the Lowndeses moved upwards. Grant Hewet was baptised at Winslow on 23 April 1676 and his mother Bridget (nee Grant) was buried on 5 Sep 1679.

10 & 11 Oct 1716 2d Settlem(en)t of Copyholds in the Manor of Winslow
Mem: at a Court then holden I & my wife surrendered Viz:

These 7 Messuages 201 acres of land and 16 Cows Common ...  With a  Let Hodg all w(hi)ch I purchased at severall times beginning in the year 1703 & ending \in/ the year 1714  the Particulars whereof are entred in the 2d part of my Roll & recit’d in the front of this 3d part & which cost in the whole ut supra      3246:2:8
And 0 10 1 Purchased a(nn)o 1715 of Wm Stephens & al ut supra 98.0.0
And 0 12 2 Purchased eod(em) a(nn)o of Thos Hendley & ux ut supra for  140. 0.0
And 0 16½ 0 Purchased eod(em) a(nn)o of Wm Elliot  & al ut supra  for 232.10.0
And 1 40 5 Purchased a(nn)o 1716 of Hen Townsend & al ut supra for 520.0.0
And 1 0 Purchased eod(em) a(nn)o of Grant Hewet for 340.0.0
In all 9 Messuages 286 acres of land 24 Cows Common  which cost in the whole 4576.12.8

And all other my lands & shares of land then holden of this said Mannor (except Customary Lands mortgaged to me for security of Principall & Interest then unpaid) to the use of Charles Shales & Peter Lowndes & their heirs in trust for Uses and Purposes by an Ind(entu)re dat(ed) the same tenth day of Oct1716 appointed  Viz: In trust for myself during life Afterwards for my son Robt during life Then in trust for his first son
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William (since dec’d) for his life Then in trust for the First & other sons of the said Wm the son in tail male successively Then in trust for Richard second son of Robert for life & his First & other sons in  tail male successively with many Remainders over & subject to diverse powers And the said Charles Shales (by John Wyatt his attorny) & Peter Lowndes were then admitted accordingly.

10 & 11 October 1716 Jn Deely & al
At the same Court John Deely Joseph Deely Matthew Deely Anthony Deely Daniell Deely & Martha Deely Widd Surrendred a piece of Ground of 4 acres in Hollow \Furrow/ Field  To the use of me and my heirs for 90 li paid by their Order to Benjamin Britain as p(er) their Acquittances.

24 August 1717 John Hogson   
John Hogson Sen on 23d November 16[79?]  Surrendred into the hands of two customary tenants all his Copyhold Estate within the Mannor of Winslow To the use of his eldest son John Hogson during his life and after his Decease To the heir male of his body lawfully begotten or to be begotten And for want of such heirs To the use of his other son Simon Hogson and his heirs forever and dyed. John Hogson the son (who was admitted) entred was seised and dyed leaving a son named John Hogson. On 2d Febr 1704 The said John Hogson the grandson and Tabitha his wife suffer’d a Recovery thereof in the Court Baron by the name of all his Copyhold Lands To the use of himself & his heirs (he being Tenant in tail according to an Opinion given in writing p(er) Serjt Selby)
On 25th May 1705 the Jury presented a Surrender made by the same John Hogson & Tabitha his wife of all his copyholde held of this Mannor (the house & Backside & a close near Claydon way excepted) cont about 33 acres To the use of Richd Bigg & his heirs Upon condic(i)on to be void by paym(en)t of 153 li 15 s 0d on 4th Nov then next.  On 30th Sept 1709 John Hogson last named Simon Hogson Richd Biggs & Eliz his wife surrendered the said House  Backside & Close & all other the Lands of John Hogson in Winslow & Shipton cont about 40 acres &c To the use of me & and my heirs Upon condic(i)on to be void by paym(en)t of 220 li & Interest at Days therein menc(i)oned & Bigg & Hogson gave a Receipt for the 220 li. On 14 Oct 1717 The Homage present’d that the same John Hogson & Tabitha his wife on 24th August 1617 [sic] surrendred out of Court by the hands of the Steward the said  House  the Home Close cont’ one acre & an half New Close cont’ 3 acres One acre on Salstreet way, one acre in the Cowpasture particularly described & common  for one Cow, at Adderswell one acre Sword Ground & one acre arrable at Granborough brook, two acres with hades in Demoram Field a Close of six acres at Claydon Way & two other {other} acres at Short Bradford two acres & half an acre at Tent Hedg, in New Mill Field one acre at Ancors Land, one acre near the Mill Furzen Hill Closes cont’ 6 acres. Brook Close cont’ 9 acres & all other his Lands in Winslow & Shipton To the use of me and my heirs absolutely whereupon I was admitted by my Attornys The purchase mony was 503 li paid thus Vizt by Principall & Interest due to me 253 li, & Mony paid to Wm Shelton by order of Tho Hogson 250 li as p(er) 9[?] Receipts. And on the same 24th August 1717 John Hogson gave Bond for quiet enjoym(en)t ag(ain)st payment[?] under him his Father or Grandfather

The first date was left incomplete but the will of John Hogson sr was proved in 1679.

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14 Oct 1717 Turnam & al
At a Court then holden I was by my Attorny admitt’d to two Lands lying in Snout Furlong two Lands in Briar Furlong one Land in Bean Furlong in Black Grove Field one Land in Five acres Furlong there & all other Lands of John Robinson & his wife Edward Turnam & his Wife in Shipton Fields, Upon a Surrender of them (with Richd Bigg) presented at a court holden 26 Apr: 1717.  The purchase mony was thirty p(oun)ds paid as p(er) Acquittance dat’ 29 Apr: 1717.

2d May 1718 Jn Shelton & al
On 20th Aprill 1713 John Shelton Junr surrendred two acres in Old Mill Field To the use of his Brother Wm Shelton & his Wife to secure Paym(en)t of 10 li within a month after the death of Wm.  And on 2d May 1718 The Homage present’d that the said John Shelton Junr & ux & the said Wm Shelton his Brother & his Wife did on 5th December preceding surrender out of Court into the Stewards hands 3 acres vizt two Ridges at Newell Dean in Shipton & two acres in old Mill Field of Winslow & all their other Lands held of this Manor To the use of me & my heirs who was thereupon admitt’d by my Attorny.  The Purchase Money for these 3 acres was thirty pds paid them 5th Decembr: 1717 as p(er) their Receipt wherein they promised & agreed to make a good Title Free from all Incumbrances.

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..th April 1720 Jane Glenister [cf. below, p. 52]
Peter Fige the elder Peter Fige the younger and Martha his Wife (she being exa(m)ined) did in September 1658 surrender one Cottage with a Yard Stable and Orchard and all the Outhouses thereto belonging conteyning in all 57 foot in breadth and 70 foot in length To the use of Francis Glenister and his heires who was admitted paying for a Fine 5 sh. Peter Fige on 8th Octob(er) 1661 surrendred part of the Land called a yard and part of a Barn conteyning 14 foot in length and 35 foot in breadth next the land of Peter Fige on the south To the use of Francis Glenister and his heires by the yearly rent of a penny Fine sixpence.  Peter Fige and Tobias Chalke Brother and heir of Stephen Chalke dec(eas)ed on 19th Octob(e)r 1663 surrendred one Close of pasture and Meadow in Winslow conteyning five acres adjoyning to the Orchard and yard of the same Peter called the Home Close To the use of John Millar and his heires To be void on paym(en)t of 159 li to wit 4 li 10s on 22 Apr next and 145 li 10s on 22 Octob(e)r 1664. Millar is admitted (on Condic(i)on) at 1 sh 3d Farm rent Fine 10s. Peter Fige on 24 Octob(e)r 1664 surrendred that Close of Meadow or pasture in Winslow contenyning by estimation five acres (more or less) next the Land of Wendover Lowndes west, with a piece of land Overthwart his Orchard next the Orchard of Daniel Beagles from the Street to the said Close conteyning in breadth sixteen feet To the use of John Brightwell and his heires who is admitted, Rent p(er) ann(um) 1 sh 3d Fine 10s. Peter Fige eod(em) die surrendred One Mesuage Cottage or Tenem(en)t in Winslow with the Edifices Yards Orchards and Gardens thereto belonging (one parcel conteyning 16 foot in breadth lately taken out of the Orchard next to the Orchard of Daniel Beagles and surrendred by Peter Fige to Brightwell and his heires excepted) To the use of Francis Glenister and his heires who is admitted Rent p(er) ann(um) 5d Fine 5 sh Heriot 10s by composition. John Brightwell Gent at a Court holden on 30th Septemb(e)r and 1st and 2d Octob(e)r 1674 surrendred one Close of pasture in Winslow conteyning by estimac(i)on five acres more or less lying near the House in which Francis Glenister then dwelt To the use of Francis Glenister and his heires who is admitted Rent p(er) ann(um) fifteen pence Fine ten shill(ing)s.  At a court holden 18 Octob(e)r 1682 It is Recorded that since the last Court Francis Glenister dyed seised of a mesuage in Winslow and a shop conteyning one Bay at the Market place, and a Close conteyning five acres and of sixteen acres of Land and Meadow in the Feilds of Winslow and Shipton and that Joseph Glenister his son is next heir who is admitted
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Fine two pounds seaven shillings.     Joseph Glenister on 15th Octob(e)r 1686 surrendred that Mesuage in Winslow in which he now dwells and the Close of pasture near the same conteyning by estimation Five acres more or less To the use of the said Joseph and Jane his Wife for the Term of their Natural Lives And after their decease To the use of the heires of the body of the said Jane by the said Joseph lawfully begotten And for default of such Issue To the use of the heires of the body of the said Joseph And for default of such Issue To the use of Anne Glenister Mary Glenister and  Frances Glenister his sisters and their heiers forever.           Joseph and Jane are Admitted Tenendum ut Supra Rent [blank] par’ Fine 10 sh Joseph Glenister and Jane his wife at a Court holden on 22th  Apr 1690 sufferd a Recovery of that Mesuage  in Winslow wherein the said Joseph now dwelleth  and the Close of pasture lying near the said Mesuage conteyning by estimation Five  acres more or less In which William Claydon is demand(an)t Stephen Big tenant Joseph Glenister and Jane his wife come in upon the Voucher To the use of Joseph Glenister and Jane his wife and the heires of their bodys begotten and to be begotten And for default of such Issue To the use of the right heires  of the survivor of them who are admitted Fine 10 s. The particular upon which I purchased the House and Close from Mrs Jane Glenister and her daughter was thus. [another hand] One house in Sheepstreet conteyning four Bays of Buildings with a little room and Porch thereto adjoining. One Barn thereunto likewise adjoining conteyning two bays with a leanto, an old Barn and a stable conteyning five little bays, a yard an orchard and a garden and the Home Close thereto adjoining by estimation five acres divided into two Closes by a quick sett hedg The close of Robert Lowndes Esq in the occupa(t)ion of Daniel Kirby & Grove Leys lying on the east part of the said house and close, the close of Daniel Giles lyes on the south and west parts of the said home close the cottage of Charles Bowler west of the said house, the Comon Street north part of the said house & orchard All the barnes stables and yard and home close in the occupation of James Brittain, and the other part of the home and orchard in the occupation of Jane Glenister Widdow. [2nd hand] At a court holden 27th April 1720 the said Jane Glenister Widdow of Joseph Glenister and Anne Glenister Spinster (which Anne is the daughter and heir of the bodys of the said Joseph and Jane) surrendred all that messuage or tenem(en)t  late In the tenure or occupation of the said Joseph his undertenants or assignes and now or late in the tenure or occupation of the said Jane and of James Britain or either of them their or either of their undertenants or assignes  scituate in or near the Sheepstreet in Winslow And all that Close of meadow or pasture thereto belonging conteyning by estimac(i)on five acres more or less With all Barnes Stables Edifices Yards Gardens Orchards Lights easiam(en)ts Wayes Waters Watercourses Trees Hedges Ditches Freeboards and Appurtenances &c To the use of Newman Willyat and his heires, who was admitted Upon which a Recovery was suffer’d Wherein Richard Shelton was demandant Willyat was tenant Jane Glenister came in upon his Voucher,  Anne Glenister came in upon her voucher &c. And at the same court the Tenant and demand(an)t with Jane and Anne Glenister surrendred the same To the use of mee and my heires. And I was admitted by Peter Lowndes and Simon Hogson my attorneys Fine ten shillings Memd there was a large pew in the church which antiently belonged to this House, it is now divided, One part is in possession of Mrs Glenister and I have agreed that she may continue to enjoy that part notwithstanding her sale of the House The other part (as I am told) is in the possession of Mr Merwyn who (as I suppose) has been at the charge of repairing it This last part became his since the sale from the Figes to the Glenisters and I would not disturb him therein. NB My owne Mother was the daughter of Anne one of the daughters of Mr Peter Fige the elder above named by Mr John Fitz Williams. There is among the Writings of these premisses a Copy of the will of the said Francis Glenister dated 22th August 1681 with a letter from Mr Markham to satisfie mee that this house & Close was never liable to the legacys In that will. Memd Mr Richard Backwell advanced at Winslow five hundred and ninety pounds out of which Mrs Jane Glenister rec(eiv)ed Five hundred eighty seaven pounds ten shillings and the rest was received by my son Robert and I repaid the said 590 li by Mr Backwells order upon his account as Receiver of the malt dutys. On the said 27th April 1720 Jane Glenister entred into a Bond to mee of sixteen hundred pounds with
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Condition for peaceable enjoym(en)t without Molestation of her or Claymants under her, and signed a Receipt for eight hundred pounds from mee for the purchase mony as paid thus vizt By discharging a Mortgage w(hi)ch I had from her husband on Feild Land for two hundred pounds principal and twelve pounds ten shillings Interest in both two hundred and twelve pounds ten shillings and by mony paid her by my Order at the same Court the said sum(m)e of five hundred eighty seaven pounds ten shillings. There is also among the writings of the premisses Mr Merwins Bill and Receipt for four pounds for charges of the said Recovery, and for a surrender made by mee of the same House and Close To the use of my will.

3d June 1720 Robert Eden als Udden & al [more details below, p. 53]
On 7th Octob(e)r 1657 Peter Fige the younger and Martha his wife (she being exa(m)ined) surrendred one parcel of Ground being part of the Orchard now in the Occupation of the said Peter Fige conteyning thirty seaven foot and nine inches of ground in breadth next the street from the now dwelling house of Thomas Glenister and in length sixty six foot from the street To the use of Edward Glenister and Dorothy his wife and their heires, who are admitted Fine 2 sh 6d Rent p(er) ann(um) sixpence.  On 22th July 1665 Edward Glenister and Dorothy his wife (she being exa(m)ined) surrendred One Mesuage Cottage or Tenem(en)t in Winslow To the use of Robert Scott and his heires who is admitted Rent 3d p(er) ann(um) Fine 5 sh heriot p(er) composic(i)on 5 sh.  On 26 Apr 1682 Henry King and Joan his wife (I am informed she was heir of Scott) she being exa(m)ined did surrender all that Mesuage or Tenem(en)t with th’appurten(an)ces in the Sheep street in Winslow late the Mesuage of Robert Scott To the use of Robert Udden and Katherine his wife for their lives and the life of the longer liver of them And after their decease To the use of the heires of the body of the said Robert upon the body of the said Katherine lawfully begotten And for default of such Issue To the use of the right heires of the said Robert for ever.  At a Court holden 17 Octob(e)r 1711 Robert Eden prays Admittance to one Cottage scituate in the Sheepstreet (expectant upon the death of Katherine his Mother Relict of Robert Eden senr his Father deceased) To whom Seizin is granted habend’ to him and his heires, And at the same Court he prayd admittance to one other Cottage or Tenem(en)t in the Sheepstreet and one acre of land which came into the hands of the Lord upon the death of Robert Eden Senr his Father deceased To whom Seizen is also granted habend’ to him and his heires.  At a Court holden the 20th April 1715 Katherine Udden als Eden widd and Robert Udden als Eden Junr suffer’d a Recovery of all that Mesuage Cottage or Tenem(en)t in the Sheepstreet of Winslow late the Mesuage of Robert Scott In which the said Robert Udden als Eden was vouched To the use of him and his heires. On 23d June 1720 Robert Eden als Udden Anne his wife Katherin Eden als Udden widd Benjamin Saunders and Elizabeth his wife surrendred into the hands of Nicholas Merwin the Steward both the said Tenem(en)ts or Cottages To the use of mee and my heires And on the same day I paid (by the hands of Mr Merwin) for this purchase one hundred and sixty pounds vizt 19 li 5s to Benjamin Saunders and 140 li 15 s to Robert Eden als Udden and Katherine Eden als Udden as per Receipt of that date. And I agreed that Robert Eden als Udden might \at/ any time before Lady day 1721 take off the Buildings and have ye Materials thereof to his owne use.

This must have been one of the buildings demolished to open up the view from Winslow Hall; see below.

.. Aug 1720 Wm Cook & ux
At a Court holden on 26 Octob(e)r 1683 It was presented and found by the homage That since the last Court William Holt dyed seised of a Cottage or Tenem(en)t in Shipton and that Ephram Holt his eldest son is his next heir, who is admitted, Fine 5 sh. And at the same Court Ephram Holt and Elionora Holt wid(ow) surrendred the same To the use of William Cook and Elizabeth his Wife and their heires.  And on or about 1st Aug 1720 William Cook and Elizabeth his wife surrendred the same into the hands of Nicholas Merwin the Steward, To the use of mee and my heirs And at the same ime I paid for this purchase to William Cook thirty pounds As by his Receipt appeares.


[p.52] Abstract of Writings concerning the house and close at Winslow purchased of Jane Glenister Wid(ow) and her Daughter.
House and Close at Winslow late Glenisters [the entries below add more detail to p.13 above]

6th 7th 8th & 29th Sept 1658   At a veiw of Frankplege with the Court Baron of John Bouden William Coleman and Michael Norman Lords of the Manor of Winslow there holden  by Francis Clerke Gent Steward, Peter Fige the elder, Peter Fige the younger and Martha his wife (she being examined) did Surrender One Cottage with a Yard Stable and Orchard and all the Outhouses thereto belonging conteyning in all 57 foot in breadth and 70 foot in length with free ingress egress and regress thorow the ground of the said Peter Fige the younger unto the Pond & well belonging to the premisses Except to the said Peter the younger his heires Exec(uto)rs Adm(inistrato)rs and Assignes  free passage Ingress Egress and Regress thorow the broad Gates belonging to the  premises at all convenient times with Carts & Carriages – To the use of Francis Glenister and his heires who is admitted paying for a fine 5sh

8 Oct 1661           At a Veiw of Frankplege with a Court Baron there Holden (the Lord of the Manor not named) by Wm Lane Steward, Peter Fige surrendred a part of land called a yard and part of a Barn cont(aining) 14 foot in length and 35 foot in breadth next the land of Peter Fige on the South. To the use of Francis Glenister and his heires by the yearly rent of a penny, Fine sixpence.

19 Oct 1663         At a Veiw of Frankplege with a Court Baron of George Duke of Bucks holden by Wm Lane Esq Steward, Peter Fige and Tobias Chalke Brother and heir of Stephen Chalke de(cea)sed surrendered one Close of Pasture and Meadow in Winslow cont(aining) 5 acres adjoyning to the Orchard and yard of the said Peter called the Home Close To the use of John Miller and his heires Provided if Fige pay to Miller 159 li vizt 4 li 10s 0d on 22 April next and 154 li 10s on 22d October 1664 then this Surrender shall be void, Miller is admitted (on condic(i)on) at 1sh 3d p(er) ann(um) rent, Fine 10sh.

24 Oct 1664         At a Veiw of Frankplege with the Court Baron of George Duke of Bucks holden by Wm Lane Esq Steward, Peter Fige surrendered that close of Meadow or Pasture in Winslow cont(aining) by estimac(i)on 5 acres more or less next the land of Wendover Lowndes West with a piece of land overthwart his Orchard next the Orchard of Daniel Beagles from the Street to the said Close conteyning in breadth 16 feet To the use  of John Brightwell and his heires who is admitted, Rent p(er) ann(um) 1sh 3d Fine x s

Eod(em) die       At a Veiw of frankplege with the Court Baron of George Duke of Bucks holden by the same Steward Peter Fige surrendered one Mesuage Cottage or Tenem(en)t in Winslow with the Edifices Yards  Orchard and Gardens thereto  belonging (one parcel cont(ainin)g 16 foot in breadth lately taken out of the said Orchard next to the Orchard of Daniel Beagles and surrendered by Peter Fige to Brightwell and his heires excepted) to the use of Francis Glenister and his heires Who is admitted rent p(er) annu(m) 5d Fine 5sh heriot 10s by Composic(i)on

30th Sept & 1st & 2d Oct 1674 At a Veiw of frankplege with the Court Baron of Edward Seymor Sir Charles  Harbord Knt Ranald Grahme & John Wildman Esq Trustees for George Duke of Bucks holden by Edmond West Jun then Steward  John Brightwell Gent surrendered One Close of pasture in Winslow cont(aining) by estimac(i)on 5 acres  more or less lying near the house in which Francis Glenister dwells To the use of Francis Glenister and his heires who is admitted Rent 15d per annu(m) Fine x s 

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18 Oct 1682 At a Veiw of Frankplege with the Court Baron (no lord of the Manor named) holden by Wm Cherry esq Steward it is recorded That since the last Court Francis Glenister dyed seized of a Mesuage in Winslow and a close cont(aining) 5 acres (inter al) and that Joseph Glenister his son is next heir  who is admitted paying a Fine

15 Oct 1686 At a Veiw of frankplege with the Court Baron of Nicholas Goodwin Gent held by James Hayes Esq Dep(u)ty Steward Joseph Glenister surrendred that Mesuage in Winslow in which he now dwells and the Close of pasture  near the same cont(aining) by estimac(i)on 5 acres more or less To the use of the said Joseph and  Jane his Wife for their lives and after their deceases To the use of the heires of the body of the said Jane by the said Joseph lawfully begotten And for default of such issue to the use of  the  heires of the body of the said Joseph and for default of such issue To the use of Anne Glenister Mary Glenister and Frances Glenister his sisters and their heires for ever. Joseph and Jane are admitted Tenend ut Supra. Rent [blank]   p(er) annu(m) Fine x s

22 Apr 1690 At a Veiw of Frankplege with the Court Baron of Nicholas Goodwin Gent held by the same Dep(u)ty Steward Joseph Glenister and Jane his wife sufferd a Recovery of the said Mesuage and Close In which William Claydon is Demand(an)t Stephen Big Tenant Joseph Glenister and Jane his wife come in upon the Voucher To the use of Joseph Glenister and Jane his wife and the heires of their bodys begotten and to be begotten And for default of such issue To the use of the right heires of the survivor of them who are admitted, fine x s

                                The particular upon which I purchased the said Mesuage and Close from Mris Jane Glenister and her daughter.

27 Apr 1720         At a Veiw of Frankplege with the Court Baron of Robert Lowndes Esq (my son) held by Nicholas Merwin Gent Steward, Jane Glenister widdow of Joseph Glenister and Anne Glenister spinster (which Anne is the daughter and heir of the bodye of the said Joseph and Jane surrendred the said Mesuage and Close with the appurtenances To the use of Newman Willyat and his heires upon which a Recovery was sufferd wherein Rich(ar)d Shelton was demand(an)t Willyat was Tenant Jane Glenister came in upon his Voucher Anne Glenister came in upon her Voucher &c. And at the same Court the Tenant and Demand(an)t with Jane and Anne Glenister surrendred the same To the use of mee and my heires and I was admitted by Peter Lowndes and Simo(n) Hogson my Attornys. Fine x s

Eod die                 Jane Glenisters Bond of 1600li to mee with Condition for peaceable enjoym(en)t.

Eod die                 Her receipt for 800li from mee for the purchase money as payd thus vizt By discharging a mortgage on Feild Land for 200li principal & 12li 10s Interest 212li 10s and by Money paid her by my Order 587li 10s in both 800li
Memd there was a large pew in the Church which antiently belonged this house, it is now divided, one part is in possession of Mris Glenister and I have agreed that she may continue to enioy that part notwithstanding her sale of the house. The other part (as I am told) is in possession of Mr Merwin who (as I suppose) has been at the charge of repairing it, This last part became his Since the sale from the Figes to Glenister , and I would not disturb him therein NB My owne Mother was the Daughter of Anne one of the Daughters of Mr Peter Fige the elder above named by Mr John Fitz Williams 

A copy of the will of Francis Glenister dated 22 August 1681 with a letter from Mr Markham to satisfie mee that this House and Close were never liable to the Legacys in that Will

Memd Mr Richard Backwell advanced at Winslow the said 587li 10s to Mris Glenister and I repayed the same (by Mr Backwells order) upon his account as Recovery of the Malt duty.

Mr Merwins Bill and Receipt for 4li for the said Recovery, and for a Surrender made by use of the same House and Close To the Use of my Will

Abstract of Writings concerning the \two/ houses and ground late of Robert Eden als Udden in the Sheepstreet at Winslow purchased of him and since demolished to open the Veiw from my Sons house tow(ar)d Granborow.

7 Oct 1657           At a Court of John Bouden, Wm Coleman and Michael Norman then holden, Peter Fige the Younger & Martha his Wife surrendred one parcel of ground being part of the Orchard now in the occupac(i)on of the said Peter Fige cont 37 feet and 9 Inches of ground in breadth next the Street from the now dwelling house of Thomas Glenister and in length 66 feet from the Street with the appurten(an)ces To the use of Edward Glenister and Dorothy his Wife and their heires who are admitted Fra: Clerke senesc(hal). Fine 2s 6d Rent 6d

22 July 1664        At a Court of George Duke of Bucks, the said Edward Glenister and Dorothy his wife surrendred one Mesuage with the appurtenances To the use of Robert Scott and his heires, who is admitted. Rent 3d p(er) ann(um), Fine 5sh, Heriot p(er) Composic(i)on 5sh. Qu(aere) how it came afterwards to Henry King and his Wife.

26 Apr 1682         At a Court then holden Henry King and Joan his Wife surrendered the said Mesuage late of Robert Scott with th’appurten(an)ces  To the use of Robert Udden and Katherine his Wife for their heires and the life of
[page 54] the longer liver of them And after their decease To the use of the heires of the body of the said Robert upon the body of the said Katherine lawfully begotten And for default of such Issue To the use of the right heires of the said Robert for ever Robert & Kath: are admitted, rent 3d p(er) ann(um) Fine 5sh

17 Oct 1711         At a Court of Rob(er)t Lowndes Esq(uire) Rob(er)t Eden prays admittance to one Cottage with the appurten(an)ces situate in Sheepstreet (expectant upon the death of Katherine his mother Relict of Robert Eden Sen(ior) his Father deceased) To whom seisin is granted habend(um) to him and his heires, Nicho: Merwin Steward.

Eod die                 At the same Court Robert Eden prays Admittance to one other Cottage or Tenem(en)t in the Sheepstreet (and one acre of Land) with the appurtenances which came into the hands of the Lord upon the death of Robert Eden his Father deceased To whom seisin is granted habend(um) to him and his heires, Nicho: Merwin Steward.

20 Apr 1715         At a Court of Robert Lowndes Esq(uire) Katherine Udden al(ia)s Eden Wid(ow) and Robert Udden al(ia)s Eden Jun(ior) Sufferd a Recovery of all that Mesuage Cottage or Tenem(ent) in the Sheepstreet of Winslow late the Mesuage of Robert Scott Jn which the said Robert Udden al(ia)s Eden was Vouched To the use of him and his heires.

23 Jun 1720         Robert Eden al(ia)s Udden Carpenter Anne his Wife Katherine Eden al(ia)s Udden Wid(ow) Benjamin Saunders and Eliz(abeth) his Wife Surrendred into the hands of Nicholas Merwin the Steward both the Tenem(en)ts or Cottages To the use of mee & my heires.

Eod die                 I paid for this purchase 160 li vizt 19li  5s to Benjamin Saunders and 140li  15s to Robert Eden al(ia)s Udden and Katherine Eden al(ia)s Udden as p(er) a Receipt of that date.
[signed] W Lowndes Sen(io)r


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