Administration of Richard Phipps of Shipton, yeoman, 1695

Herts RO 132AW35

[summarised from Latin]

Elizabeth Phipps of Shipton, widow of Richard Phipps yeoman, and William Stevens jr[?] of Greenborrow yeoman are bound to the Archdeacon for £200, 28 May 1695.

Elizabeth is to present the inventory before the last of September next, and the accounts by the last of April next.

[seal / mark of ] Elizabeth Phipps
[signed] R Phipps
Will Steevens

signed in the presence of
John Croft
Edm Browne


Richard was the son of Ralph Phipps and his wife Katherine (daughter of Richard Snow of Shipton, d.1636), bap. 9 Jan 1629/30. In 1649 he inherited from his mother 2¼ virgates and a messuage: 67½ acres were entailed by his grandfather in 1632. He acquired another 28 acres in Shipton from Thomas Elliott and Susannah his wife in 1672. He sometimes acted as William Lowndes' representative in Winslow.

Richard Phipps was buried on 2 Aug 1694. He was serving as constable of Shipton when he died, and was replaced by his son Richard who inherited his messuage and 98 acres of land at the October 1694 manor court. Richard sr's children were:

Richard jr mortgaged all the property to William Lowndes in 1695, and eventually surrendered it to him (see Lowndes Rolls). Elizabeth was buried on 22 Oct 1699 and the family disappears from Winslow records after that.

Copyright 14 November, 2019