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Will and Inventory of Thomas Bramley/Bromley, clothier/victualler 1689

Bramley/Bromley described himself in his will as a clothier, but by the time his inventory was carried out seven months later he was described by his appraisers as a victualler. The inventory included a spinning wheel and shears as well as a cider mill, brewing equipment and beer in the cellar. This reflects the decline in the cloth industry in the town and the trend towards brewing. He also owned a sword.


Hampshire Wills Group