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Dummer parish lies 6 miles south west of Basingstoke just 1km south of junction 7 on the M3.

The will and four surviving inventories indicate a mixed farming economy of crops, sheep and cattle.

William Lover was a substantial freeholder with 60 acres. The three inventories reflect mixed farming of mainly sheep with wheat and barley.

The three surviving wills and inventories reflect a mixed farming community in which sheep and wheat dominated.

Wills and inventories survive for Steventon in Hampshire Record Office (HRO) and The National Archives (TNA).

Newtown Linford is a small village to the north west of Leicester, on the edge of Charnwood Forest.

Ibstock is one of Leicestershire's largest villages.

Seven wills and four inventories survive for this period, including the wills of three wealthy testators from Andwell.

There are four surviving wills and five inventories for this period. Two wills of widows illustrate their varied roles in the economy.

Sileby lies astride the main railway line between Leicester and Nottingham.