Up Nately and Andwell Probate Material 1621-1640
Seven wills and seven inventories survive from this period which is dominated by the Loker family of Andwell, tenants of Winchester College at the manor farm. They were a wealthy gentry family with interests in and outside Andwell in the Basingstoke area and beyond.
Evidence of the local woollen industry survives in the will and inventory of John Guy from 1627.
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 Loker, gentleman of Andwell, 1621 (Will and inventory)
- Edward Limming of Up Nately, 1626 (Inventory)
- John Guy, clothier/dyer of Andwell, 1627 (Will and inventory)
- Benjamin King, yeoman of Up Nately, 1628 (Will and inventory)
- Thomas Ives, yeoman of Up Nately, 1629 (Will and inventory)
- Roger Loker, gentleman of Andwell, 1629 (Will)
- Richard Benham, husbandman of Up Nately, 1634 (Will and inventory)
- Michael Matthew of Andwell, 1636 (Will and inventory)