Newnham Probate Material 1601-20
In this period there are five wills and seven inventories, some of which are of high value. Cloth production is in evidence with mixed farming continuing with the use of oxen and horses. A pewter worker living in nearby Greywell holds property in Newnham.
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.
Links to the wills and inventories appear below.
A glossary is attached of unusual words.