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The story of Eastrop Church is about how one of the smallest churches in the diocese grew to be one of the biggest.

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

Steventon was a small agricultural village mainly on the chalk of the Hampshire downs.

Forty wills and twenty eight inventories survive for this decade from Basingstoke.

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.