Dummer Probate Material 1641-1660
Six wills and two inventories survive for this period, held in the Hampshire Record Office (HRO) and The National Archives (TNA). They include those of two yeomen, a gentleman, a clerk (rector) and two widows. This is the time of the civil war (1642-51) and commonwealth (1649-60).
The documents have been transcribed by the Wills Group of the New Victoria County of Hampshire project based in Basingstoke. 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. Dummer is described as being in the county of Southampton, the old name for Hampshire.
Links to the transcriptions are below. The wills of Dummer rectors are published in a separate section of Explore.
A glossary is attached of unusual words and a link to the documents is below.
- Robert Hack/Hacke, yeoman (Will and Inventory), 1648
- Robert Madgwick, yeoman (Will and Inventory), 1651
- Joan Neale, widow (Will and Codicil), 1652
- William Wither, clerk (Will), 1656
- John Millingate, gentleman (Will), 1656
- Margaret Millingate, widow (Will), 1659