Mapledurwell Probate Material 1561-80
Four wills and five inventories survive for this period. They represent prominent families in the parish. John Tayler’s will and inventory reflect the continuing importance of the cloth industry in the area. Four out of five in this group are discussed in Hampshire’s first publication, Mapledurwell.
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: