Basingstoke Probate Material 1611-20
Probate documents relating to 13 individuals survive in Hampshire Record Office (HRO) for this period, of these seven have been transcribed here, together with four wills proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury and now held in the National Archives. These are all wills available on line as PROB 11 documents. These documents show mainly the role of Basingstoke as a market centre for the surrounding area.
These transcriptions have been made from copies of original probate documents supplied by HRO and TNA. Words have been modernized and punctuation added to make reading easier but names have been transcribed as written. Words in italics indicate omissions in the original document which have been added to make sense of the text. Words in square brackets indicate that they have been transcribed as seen but where the meaning is unclear. Basingstoke is described as being in the county of Southampton, the old name for Hampshire.
A glossary is attached of unusual words.
Links to the wills and inventories are below.
- Robert Bewtie, cook, 1611 (Inventory)
- Thomas Lyon, glover, 1611 (Will and inventory)
- William Weast/West, yeoman and draper, 1612 (Will)
- Alexander Good, gentleman, 1614 (Will)
- Thomas Morrall, yeoman, 1616 (Will)
- John Reve, grocer, 1619 (Inventory)
- John Reve, grocer, 1624 (Probate account relating to inventory of 1619)
- Richard Collie/Colly, yeoman, 1619 (Will)
- William Harrington, yeoman, 1620 (Will and inventory)
- George Eystone, gentleman, 1620 (Will)
- William Willes, glover, 1620 (Will and inventory)
Content derived during research for the new VCH Hampshire volume, Basingstoke and its surroundings.