Probate records for 29 Old Basing residents survive for this period comprising 18 wills, 23 inventories, one court paper and two sets of accounts.
Ibstock is one of Leicestershire's largest villages.
Twenty four wills and 22 inventories survive for this period of people involved in the local farming community and related trades.
Coal mining and clay extraction have shaped the size and character of present day Ibstock.
There are five surviving inventories and three wills for this period. The testators were farmers with one innkeeper. Thomas Riggs (d.
Two wills and three inventories survive for this period. They indicate that Newnham had a mixed farming economy with cattle and crops.
William Lover was a substantial freeholder with 60 acres. The three inventories reflect mixed farming of mainly sheep with wheat and barley.
The three wills reflect Catholic practices of praying for the soul.
Newtown Linford is a small village to the north west of Leicester, on the edge of Charnwood Forest.