Mapledurwell Probate Material 1681-1700
Five of the eight people for whom probate records survive in this period were copyholders of Corpus Christi College, Oxford properties. The excellent archives of Corpus Christi College enable these three testators and the two who died intestate to be linked with the property they held. For the detailed descent of all these properties, see the Waight papers in Hampshire Record Office (HRO, 83A02/10). Little is known of the other three testators in this group.
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:
- John Justice, 1681 (Inventory)
- Roger Smith, yeoman, 1684 (Will and inventory)
- Elizabeth Fry, widow, 1686 (Will and Inventory)
- John Marlowe, 1688 (Will, inventory and court paper)
- Henry Smith, yeoman, 1691 (Will and inventory)
- John Clapshew (Clapshow), yeoman, 1692 (Will and inventory)
- Henry Smith, yeoman, 1693 (Inventory)
- Henry Cooper, 1700 (Will)