Up Nately and Andwell Probate Material 1681-1707
Seven wills and four inventories survive for this period, including the wills of three wealthy testators from Andwell. The Withers (Joane and Thomas) were a gentry family with interests elsewhere in north Hampshire.
Henry Egger was a member of the small but wealthy group of Quakers living in Mapledurwell and Up Nately who probably worshipped at Alton where they chose to be buried in the Quaker burial ground. They are discussed in the first book published by Hampshire VCH, 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:
- Edward Batchelor, miller of Andwell, 1683 (Will and inventory)
- Henry Egger/Eggar, yeoman of Up Nately, 1692 (Will and inventory)
- Joane Wither, widow of Andwell, 1692 (Will)
- Matthew Poulter of Up Nately, 1694 (Will and inventory)
- Thomas Wither, gentleman of Andwell, 1701 (Will)
- Robert Wigg, yeoman of Andwell, 1707 (Will)