Content derived from research undertaken as part of the Victoria County History project
Hamerton was a paper miller at Hook Mill in Newnham. He was a co-partner in the business with Robert Parker who was bankrupt at the time of Hamert
Newnham was a sizeable village situated on the London clay just north of the Hampshire chalk downs. In this period it was mainly agricultural.
Four wills and two inventories survive from this period.
Four wills and one inventory survive from this period. Two from HRO and two from TNA. Searle (d.
There are five surviving inventories and three wills for this period. The testators were farmers with one innkeeper. Thomas Riggs (d.
This period comprises the Civil Wars and Interregnum.
Two wills and three inventories survive for this period. They indicate that Newnham had a mixed farming economy with cattle and crops.
In this period there are five wills and seven inventories, some of which are of high value.
Four inventories survive for this period including John Hulet, rector of Newnham and Mapledurwell.
There is only one surviving will with inventory for this period. The relationship, if any, between Denes, who died in 1572 and Robert Lyde (d.