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Audleys Wood lies in the northeast corner of Cliddesden parish, its grounds separated from Hackwood Park by the road from Basingstoke to Alton.

There is only one surviving will with inventory for this period. The relationship, if any, between Denes, who died in 1572 and Robert Lyde (d.

There are three surviving wills for this period which reveal a farming community.

Newnham is a small and pleasantly rural parish located in the north-east of Hampshire approximately 24 miles (37 km) to the north-east of Wincheste

Ellisfield is a village of just under 2,350 acres.

These wills and inventories reveal the economy of the town of Basingstoke where agriculture, crafts and shops offered goods to the townspeople and

The two wills and three inventories reveal a sheep and corn farming community.

This period is interesting as it contains the inventories of two of the Orpwood family who were the rectors of Steventon in this period.

Woodruff’s will from just before the outbreak of the English civil war is interesting for its indication of a local commercial woollen industry.

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