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Up Nately and Andwell


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

The small, extra-parochial district of Andwell, located on the north-eastern edge of the Hampshire Downs approximately 22 miles (35 kilometres) to

Seven wills and four inventories survive for this period, including the wills of three wealthy testators from Andwell.

There are four surviving wills and five inventories for this period. Two wills of widows illustrate their varied roles in the economy.

Few wills are proved in this period of civil war and interregnum. Bishops were abolished in 1646 together with their probate courts.

Seven wills and seven inventories survive from this period which is dominated by the Loker family of Andwell, tenants of Winchester College at the

Five wills and six inventories survive for this period, all of them for testators from Up Nately.

The wealthiest testator of the 16th century was Gilbert Lookar with an inventory of c. £545.

Only two wills survive from this period: one of a wealthy widow from Andwell mill and the other of the poor curate of the chapelry of Up Nately, wh

Wills and inventories dating from 1541-1707 have been transcribed by the Wills Group of the New Victoria County of Hampshire project, based in Basi