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Mapledurwell Probate Material 1661-80

Mapledurwell Will

There are seven wills and nine inventories for this period including the will and inventory of the major freeholder, John Sumner and the copyholder of the Manor Farm, Gregory Mathew. Christopher Elizabeth Smith’s probate is a mystery. She was buried on Christmas Day 1638 and her inventory was assessed in January 1639 but the probate was not granted until 1665.

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 all the wills and inventories appear below:

Content derived from research undertaken as part of the Victoria County History project

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