Mapledurwell Probate Material 1701-20
Only three wills and one inventory survive for this period. None were tenants of Corpus Christi College, Oxford. They were presumably subtenants. Canner clearly had a profitable rope-making business. Unfortunately his inventory does not survive but he left working tools, weighing machine, weights and more than one cart used for his business to his son.
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: