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Walton on the Wolds Probate Material, 1661-1700

Walton on the Wolds, as its name suggests, stands on the north Leicestershire Wolds, about three miles east of the market town of Loughborough. A long, thin parish stretching almost five miles from the river Soar in the west, it is one of eight parishes which converge on an area of former upland grazing at Six Hills in the east. An early salt way forms part of the eastern boundary. The village has always been a farming community, with no significant  industry, although now many farm houses and associated buildings have been converted into domestic dwellings. There are good (and recently improved) road links to Leicester, Nottigham and Loughborough, which give today's village a dormitory character. 

Just four probate inventories have been transcribed so far, including two for substantial (and wealthy) farmers:

Thomas Gimson, yeoman, 1678

William Peale, 1675

Thomas Thompson, clerk, 1678

John Wrighte, 1681

Content derived from research undertaken as part of the Victoria County History project