Upton Grey Probate Material 1561-80
Five wills and four inventories survive for this period, all from HRO, reflecting a mixed farming economy of sheepa nd crops. One inventory of Elizabeth King revealed a wealthy widow with goods valued at £167.
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. Hampshire is frequently described by its old name of Southampton.
Links to the wills and inventories appear below.
A glossary is attached of unusual words.
Content derived during research for new VCH Hampshire volume, Old Basing, Steventon and surrounding parishes