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The English Civil War broke out in August 1642.

Nately Scures was a small parish four miles north east of Basingstoke and adjoining Newnham.

The small, extra-parochial district of Andwell, located on the north-eastern edge of the Hampshire Downs approximately 22 miles (35 kilometres) to

Lutterworth's market charter was granted in 1214.

One will survives for the last 20 years of the 17th century.

Probate material for this period includes three wills, two with inventories attached. They reflect a prosperous farming community.

Two wills, one with an inventory attached, have been transcribed for this period.

Probate material consisting of five wills, two of which have inventories attached, have been transcribed.The two wills proved in the Consistory Cou

Probate material that survives from this period includes the wills of two husbandmen, and the will and inventory of a gentlewoman, Jane Aubrey, a m

Three of the five wills extant from this period were made by members of the Wallop family: Stephen and his brother Robert inherited the family esta