Newnham Probate Material 1681-1700
Four wills and one inventory survive from this period. Two from HRO and two from TNA. Searle (d. 1681) was a wealthy innkeeper who apparently had non-conformist allegiance wanting his soul to go to the kingdom of heaven prepared for the elect.
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 are below.
A glossary is attached of unusual words.