Upton Grey Probate Material 1581-1600
Eight wills and eight inventories together with one set of accounts survive for this period. mixed farming of sheep and crops dominates the local economy.
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.
- Frances Lee, husbandman, 1581 (Will and inventory
- Nicholas Mathewe, senior, 1581 (Will and inventory)
- Robert Bawle, 1583 (Will and inventory)
- James Matthew, yeoman, 1583 (Will and inventory)
- Richard Lee, husbandman, 1590 (Will and inventory)
- Thomas Mathew, yeoman, 1593 (Will)
- Joan Mathewe, widow, 1595 (Will and inventory)
- Thomas Rainger, 1596 (Will and inventory)
- Christopher Reade, 1599 (Inventory)
Content derived during research for new VCH Hampshire volume, Old Basing, Steventon and surrounding parishes