Dummer Probate Material 1661-1680
Ten wills and 13 inventories survive from these years and include those of prosperous yeomen farmers, one with a flock of 450 sheep. The Compton Census of 1678 suggested an unusually high number of non-conformists in the parish and some wills in this period indicate strong Puritan beliefs.
These transcriptions have been made from copies of original probate documents supplied by Hampshire Record Office. Words and place names 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.
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.
- Robert Weston, yeoman (Will and Inventory), 1663
- Henry Smith (Will and Inventory), 1663
- John Stent (Inventory), 1667
- John Hack/Hacke junior, husbandman (Will and Inventory), 1668
- George Ilsley, yeoman (Will and Inventory), 1668
- Richard Penton, yeoman (Will and Inventory), 1668
- John Marriott (Will and Inventory), 1670
- Richard Neale (Inventory), 1672
- Guilbert/Gilbert Fielder, carpenter (Will and Inventory), 1676
- John Hack/Hacke senior, yeoman (Will and Inventory), 1676
- James Fielder, husbandman (Will and Inventory), 1677
- Robert Parr, husbandman (Will and Inventory), 1679