Newnham Probate Material, 1561-80
There is only one surviving will with inventory for this period. The relationship, if any, between Denes, who died in 1572 and Robert Lyde (d. 1541) is unclear.
This transcription has been made from a copy of the original probate document supplied by HRO. 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.