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The attached document tells the story of the violent burglary at Buckskin Farm, Basingstoke in 1832, and the eventual capture of the robbers.

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

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

Victorian Basingstoke was transformed by the coming of the railways and by a group of innovative entrepreneurs who made it an important manufacturi

This set of 30 inventories has been transcribed by volunteers at Gloucestershire Archiv

Few wills are proved in this period of civil war and interregnum. Bishops were abolished in 1646 together with their probate courts.

Five wills and six inventories survive for this period, all of them for testators from Up Nately.

The wealthiest testator of the 16th century was Gilbert Lookar with an inventory of c. £545.