Thu 12 July 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 19 July 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 26 July 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.
Sat 8 September Heritage Open Day in Winslow
14:00-17:00: Keach's Meeting House, The Guides & Brownies Hall and Eliot Hall (Freemasons) will be open
17:00-18:00: Winslow History Walk, starting at Keach's Meeting House

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


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 for more information.

Additions to website

5-6 July 2018 Will of Mary Sayer of Buckingham, widow, 1804 (proved 1806): owner of the Brick-Kiln Norden
Will of Frances Holland, widow, 1812 (proved 1833): she lived at 1 Horn Street with her brothers
Will of Joan Mitchell of Stony Stratford, widow, 1621: a member of the Spooner family of Winslow
22 June Bucks Assizes, Summer 1676: the respectable citizens of Great Horwood were outwitted by "a young lusty woman"
13-14 June Court rolls, 1671: these were kept by a different steward and preserved separately from the rest
Mrs Lambourne's funeral, 1899: accounts kept after the death of the resident of 33 Station Road
10-11 June Bowling Green Club: 1895 accounts
William Goodman (1835-1904): mineral water manufacturer
Will of John Ingram of Houghton, Leics, 1799 (a native of Winslow who held extensive property for his life)
Poll Books added for 1701-2 and 1734: everyone voted for Richard Lowndes in 1734
8 June Robert Lowndes v John Stafford, 1725: a Chancery case concerning Robert's debts, which involved bailiffs being sent into Winslow Hall
6-7 June Sales at Shipton Farm, 1846-7
Cross-dressing men assault the police, 1848
Sale of property, 1848: including 5 Horn Street and 5 Vicarage Road
Will of Grant Hewiet of Great Horwood, yeoman, 1719: descendant of the Grant family of Winslow
Will of Edward Michell of Stony Stratford, baker, 1600: he and his wife both came from Winslow
Envelope addressed in 1809 to Rev. Thomas Howard of Hoggeston, son-in-law of William (Lowndes) Selby
Additions to Bowling Green
4-5 June Manor court, 1647: missing pages now added
Jane Worrall, nee Gyles, sold some property of her 1st husband Henry Langley at Whitchurch, 1743
Mr Wilson's lost mare, 1786
Additions to Railway (1848)
2 June Inventory of Matthew Clarke, draper, 1730/1: probably from 4 High Street
28-29 May Joseph Turner v Richard Markham, 1722: Richard Markham objected to being disinherited by his cousin in favour of the Winslow doctor Joseph Turner
Bucks Assizes, Summer 1718: Joseph Phipps was charged with theft
Purchase of the manor of Winslow by George Villiers, Marquis of Buckingham, 1619
26 May Inventory and accounts of Anthony Godwin, 1706, and Egerton v Godwin, 1709: Philip Egerton tried to recover his deeased wife's share of her father's estate, but his mother-in-law claimed that he owed her money instead
24 May Langley v Wright & Ingram, 1728: Jane Langley tried to recover money owed to her mother Sarah Gyles
Dispute between Matthew and William Hobbs of Winslow and John Woodward about mortgaged premises in Little Horwood, 1726
18 May Inventory and accounts of Zacharias Hams, 1698: a cutler who made everything from swords to jew's harps; his business was sold up when he died
16 May Inventory of Grace Aldridge, draper, 1741: much detail about the stock of her shop (where the Bank is now); surprisingly for a Baptist she also owned "graven image crucifix and beads"
1 May Inventory of Robert Lowndes esquire, 1727: a very informative document about the contents and layout of Winslow Hall
27 April Robert Bowden v Richard Hodgkins & William Grassum, 1664: a complicated case concerning Tuckey Mead
24-25 April Additions to Shipton, David Twining, Rose & Crown, Railway, The Boot, Windmill
Sale of crops, stock and equipment (including a haymaking machine) on the Vicarage Farm, 1846
A charge of stabbing, 1842
Visit by Benjamin Disraeli, 1847
17 April Inventory of Joseph Rogers, currier, 1722/3: founder of the Rogers Free School
Inventory of Jonathan Townsend of Shipton, yeoman, 1729/30
Nicholas Merwin's dispute with the vicar over tithe milk, 1727
11 April Mitchell v Wilmott 1671: another dispute over The Bull
9 April Mitchell family of Winslow: bakers who also kept The Bull; there was a dispute about the inheritance in 1696-97
7 April Will of Thomas Wilson of Shipton, dairyman, 1803 (proved 1804): he lived at Shipton Farm
5-6 April Will of John Willeat Cowley of Buckingham, coroner, 1848 (proved 1849): son of Dr John Cowley; his will mentions a photograph
Will of John Cowley, surgeon, 1856: doctor in Winslow for 54 years; lived at Lawn House
Jane Langley (nee Gyles) v John Woodward & Robert Lowndes: Chancery case from 1725
Richard Edmonds v John Grainge: Chancery case from 1661 about property in Little Horwood
2 April Grant v Hewitt, 1698: a dispute between cousins over Grants Baulk (west of Burleys Road)
29-30 March Will of Samuel Bull, victualler, 1839 (proved 1841): landlord of the Royal Oak
Will of Thomas Fyge of London, apothecary, 1704 (proved 1705): the last of the male line of the Fige family
Chancery case of 1674 brought by Sarah Brinsall against her aunt Alice Coates about the estate of her grandfather Nicholas Brinsall
20-21 March Will of Sarah Eagles, widow, 1805 (proved 1831): daughter of Benjamin Ingram of the Sow & Pigs
Will of Thomas Bowler, gentleman, 1833 (proved 1836)
Manor court, 1718: criminal cases concerning murder and smallpox
15 March Will of Thomas Barton of Little Horwood, shopkeeper, 1717/18 (in 1719 manor court roll)
Will of George Cowley, surgeon and apothecary, 1854 (proved 1855)
14 March Will of William Norman of Steeple Claydon, grocer, 1700 (proved 1701): related to the Winslow Baptists
Manorial chest, 1718: it had to be opened in Shipton because of smallpox in Winslow
Manor court, 1766: includes an entry about the Red Bull
11 March Grant Harris of Westminster, water-closet maker (d.1819): owner of 1 Church Street
8-9 March Will of Elizabeth Clark, widow, 1821 (proved 1826)
Will of Hannah Martha Jones, spinster, 1832 (proved 1833)
Winslow Hall building accounts 1700-03: mainly entries involving Winslow people, including 3 suppliers of bricks
5-6 March Court rolls, 1718
Court rolls, 1719
26 February Additions to: Bowling Green, Charities, King's Head, Lock-up, Turnbull, Twining
Philip Walker was sentenced to 6 months hard labour in 1833 for stealing some hens
Winslow Benevolent Association, established 1830
Railway proposals, 1845: three routes which would have come through Winslow but were abandoned by 1846
20 February Will of Robert Sinfield, victualler, 1822 (administration 1823): he wrote his own will, using Bucks dialect
Grant of the Rectory to Joseph Seare, 1658: his contract included an obligation to repair the chancel
Register of electors for Bucks, 1831: a majority of the 8 voters with property in Winslow supported the Reform Bill
15 February Will of Walter Tomlyns of London, mariner, 1644 (proved 1645): a younger son who had moved away
Bucks Assizes, Lent 1662: several cases involving Winslow people, including one who avoided hanging because he was literate
Bucks Assizes, Summer 1681: Mary Glenister of Winslow was accused of housebreaking in Cublington
Station Road: new photo from 1963 (scroll to bottom of page)
Windmill: a case in Chancery in 1662-63 which refers to a recently-built house at the mill
Will of John Dover, dairyman, 1840: ancestor of the Monk family of Tuckey Farm
11 February Zilpah Walker (court case, 1838)
Selby Lowndes sale, 1875: houses in Sheep Street and land in Buckingham Road
Sale of 1-2 Nevada Villas, Buckingham Road, 1881
Winslow Book Society, 1845: a lecture in the old Tithe Barn using an early form of slide projector
8 February Will of Alice Foxley of London, widow, 1646: a member of the Lambert family of Buckingham, and a mortgagee in Winslow
5 February Court rolls, 1646: the first appearance of some families which became very prominent (Henley, Townsend)
3 February Court rolls, 1645: the first manor court for two years, presumably due to the Civil War
1 February Report on charitable property in Winslow, 1677
Copyright 6 July, 2018