Events

Thu 25 January Winslow History Project workshop, 16 McLernon Way, 19:45-21:45
Drop in at any point in the evening or stay for the whole evening.
Transcribing 18th-19th century wills and other documents.
If coming by car, please park in McLernon Way before you reach the speed bump.
Thu 1 February Winslow History Project workshop, 16 McLernon Way, 19:45-21:45
Drop in at any point in the evening or stay for the whole evening.
Transcribing 18th-19th century wills and other documents.
Thu 8 February Winslow History Project workshop, 16 McLernon Way, 19:45-21:45
Drop in at any point in the evening or stay for the whole evening.
Transcribing 18th-19th century wills and other documents.
Thu 15 February Winslow History Project workshop, 16 McLernon Way, 19:45-21:45
Drop in at any point in the evening or stay for the whole evening.
Transcribing 18th-19th century wills and other documents.
Thu 8 February Winslow History Project workshop, 16 McLernon Way, 19:45-21:45
Drop in at any point in the evening or stay for the whole evening.
Transcribing 18th-19th century wills and other documents.

If you would like to join in the transcribing but don't want to come on a Thursday evening, please contact d.noy@btinternet.com - there is plenty of material which you can work on at home.

News

Winslow books for sale:

  • David Noy, Winslow in 1556: The Survey of the Manor (Bucks Archaeological Society, 2013): £5
  • David Noy, Winslow Manor Court Books 1327-1377 and 1423-1460 (2 vols, Bucks Record Society, 2011): £50
  • Alan Wigley, A Window on Winslow (Winslow, 1981): £5 - this contains many historical photos of Winslow

Please contact d.noy@btinternet.com for more information.

Additions to website

22 January 2018 Will of Robert Watson of Shipton, baker, 1816 (proved 1817)
Sale of part of Selby-Lowndes estate, 1865: including land north and west of Winslow, Selby Villa and the former Tithe Barn
Additions to: Red Hall Farm (sale of equipment, 1840); Vicarage (sale of contents, 1841); Windmill (Oddfellows song by Mr Wigley, 1844); 14 Market Square (sale of stationery and fancy goods, 1882)
19-20 January Court rolls, 1642-3: at the height of the Civil War, the main issue in Winslow was (apparently) the new kitchen at The Angel
Sequestration Committee, 1647: George Reeve's lease of the manor of Winslow was confirmed
17 January Court rolls, 1641: 20 people in Winslow were fined for using illegal measures to sell beer
14 January Hearth Tax, 1662/3: a list of 94 people who paid; the biggest house had 7 hearths
Robert Lowndes v Henry Wyatt, 1664: a dispute arising from dealing in sheep in Cheshire
10 January Duke of Buckingham and trustees v William Gyles, 1677: a very well-documented case about the market (over 11,000 words of evidence) which provides a lot of information about Winslow in the 1630s-70s
8 January Court rolls, 1640: including arrangements for a brother who was "devoid of reason"
4 January William Lowndes' 1709 notebook: Winslow-related income and expenditure
1 January Court rolls, 1639: a long list of offences including blocking the road with dunghills and failing to work on hghway repair
28 December 2017 Anonymous manuscript description of Winslow, c.December 1702: the first eye-witness account of Winslow Hall
Court rolls 1638: The Fige family are prominent including Valentine, a London apothecary who was later a friend of Samuel Pepys
11 December Court rolls 1637: Some unusual offenders were punished, including a night-walker and a shunner of daylight
5 December Court rolls 1636: problems included illegal sub-letting and over-grazing; the Grant alias Miller family were very active in the land market
4 December Court rolls 1619: 17 people were selling beer, and Thomas Stonehill used illegal measures for selling wine
27 November Poll books 1705-22: The lord of the manor and (usually) the vicar voted Tory, the Baptists voted Whig
21 November

Court rolls 1656: several people were penalised for building houses illegally
Court rolls 1657: mainly about Little Horwood, but one entry seems to concern 6 High Street
Burglary, 1832: 3 teenagers sentenced to death for stealing some bacon

19-20 November

Taxation certificate of Silvester Claver, 1663/4
Sequestration of the Rectory, 1658
Will of Joan Forde, 1644: details added of a case in Chancery brought by William Lowndes
More about Roger Vaughan of Little Horwood (d.1715)

13-14 November

Will of Andrew Veal, retired officer of excise, 1855 (proved 1857): lived at 3 Market Square
Will of Robert Ivatts, grocer and tallow chandler, 1812 (proved 1821): he lived at 1 Horn Street
Hearth Tax, 1670-3: a list of exempted householders, 80 in all

10 November Will of Francis Robinson, tailor, 1812 (proved 1813): he lived at 24 High Street
Will of Richard Gibbs, yeoman, 1812 (proved 1816): the last of the bell-ringing Gibbs brothers
Will of George Cross, draper and maltster, 1862 (proved 1864): lived at 15 Market Square
9 November Charities: the decisions in 1863 which led to the establishment of the present Winslow Charities
Vestry minutes, 1867: Rev. Preston had to sign the minutes of a meeting which denounced him to the Bishop. A number of people applied for permission to install bow windows.
6 November Vestry, 1839: minutes of a very well attended meeting
Additions to: Poor's Piece; Firefighting and fire insurance; Lock-up
2 November Will of Richard Mayne, yeoman, 1840
26 October Will of Sarah Mayne, spinster, 1852: she kept a school at 27 Market Square
17-18 October Will of Mary Lowndes Selby, 1785 (proved 1786): wife of William of Winslow Hall
Will of William French of Buckingham, gentleman, 1845 (proved 1846): father of three Winslow businessmen
Will of Thomas Ridgway of Thornborough Grounds, yeoman, 1818: owner of some property in Winslow acquired from the Budd family
12 October Will of Elizabeth Turney, widow, 1848 (proved 1849): a farmer's widow living in The Walk; she disinherited her niece
Administration of Elizabeth Lee, singlewoman, 1821
10 October Will of George Cross the Elder, maltster, 1842 (proved 1846): owner of Churchwalk House, formerly a blacksmith
Will of Ann Griffin (nee Gyles), 1727 (proved 1732): another member of the Baptist family
8 October Will of Piercy Harding, grocer, 1814 (proved 1816): lived at 2 Horn STreet
5 October Gyles Family: over 60 18th-century descendants of William and Mary Gyles, Winslow's leading Baptists
2 October 1790s Directory: notes by A.J. Clear added; it can now be dated to 1795, not 1798 as previously thought.
The George: page completely revised with separate histories of the two buildings making up the present George.
Turnpike updated with information from the newly published book: Peter Gulland, The Toll Roads of Buckinghamshire 1706-1881 (Bucks Archaeological Society, 2017).
29 September Willis family of lawyers: a letter from Frederic Willis aged 12 to his brother David Thomas (1819); the articles of David and Frederic to their father (1821-3); obituary of D.T. Willis (1884)
Will of Elizabeth Blake, widow, 1823 (proved 1824): she was very keen to make sure her property didn't go to her son-in-law
19 September Will of Rebecca Evans of Shipton, widow, 1813 (proved 1814): owner of property in Horn Street
Will of Sarah Mayne, widow, 1811 (proved 1816): she and her daughter lived at 27 Market Square
Will of John Jellyman, ropemaker, 1790 (proved 1796): also had property in Horn Street; originally from Bloxham
13-14 September

Court rolls, 1717: transactions concerning 2A High Street; more purchases by William Lowndes
Will of Jane Harding (nee Gyles) of Aylesbury, widow, 1755 (proved 1761): includes a bequest to the Winslow Baptists
Cecil Walker (1901-1962): born at 33 Avenue Road

8 September Will of John Chinnall, 1619: probably the miller
6 September Will of George Jones of Buckingham, lacebuyer, 1835 (proved 1836): owner of The Bull
1 September Will of Charles Bowler of Whitchurch, wheelwright, 1810 (proved 1812): descendant of the Bowler and Eden families of Winslow
30 August Will of John Harding of Aylesbury, gentleman, 1750: owner of The Bull
28 August Court rolls, 1716: includes details of the 286 acres of land which William Lowndes had acquired since 1703
24 August Will of Robert Gibbs, maltster, 1794 (recorded 1795): owner of extensive property including 18 Horn Street and Churchwalk House
Will of Reverend Mark Kerr, 1853 (proved 1855): former curate of Winslow, died in Alton Lunatic Asylum
21 August Will of James Morecraft, butcher, 1844 (proved 1845): he lived at 12 High Street
Administration of Thomas Aldridge, victualler, 1814: landlord of the Old Crown
Administration of James Hall, victualler, 1823: landlord of the Rose and Crown
Administration of Ann Jones, 1828: wife of George Jones jr, lacebuyer
Administration of John Brise of Shipton, dairyman, 1840: he lived at Red Hall Farm
Administration of Richard Shelton, currier, 1805 & 1820: administration was sought 20+ years after Richard's death
18 August Administration of Matthew King, 1841
10 August Will of Abiel Whichello, peruke maker, 1810 (proved 1811): he lived at 5 Market Square
4 August William Lowndes' real estate, 1722: a list of property and tenants in Winslow and elsewhere
Will of William Walker of Buckingham, butcher, 1815 (proved 1816): owner of 4 The Walk
Will of Thomas Jones, farmer 1856 (proved 1857): he lived at 8 Buckingham Road
Cattle Market and Avenue Road: some modern photos added
Copyright 22 January, 2018