Newnham Probate Material 1541-60
Six wills and three inventories survive for this period. Newnham was a mixed farming village in this period and all worked on the land.
Three members of the important Fielder family died in this period: father, mother and 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.