Education in Basingstoke dates back to the 16th century with the founding of a school for boys attached to the Holy Ghost chapel. With numerous ch
Newnham is a small and pleasantly rural parish located in the north-east of Hampshire approximately 24 miles (37 km) to the north-east of Wincheste
There are three surviving wills for this period which reveal a farming community.
Six wills and three inventories survive for this period. Newnham was a mixed farming village in this period and all worked on the land.
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.
There are eleven surviving wills and ten inventories for this period. They reflect a farming community with sheep, cattle and crops.
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
The wealthiest testator of the 16th century was Gilbert Lookar with an inventory of c. £545.
There are eight surviving wills but only two of these have inventories.
There is a suggestion of an epidemic disease in 1533 as only four wills survive for the 1530s, all of which are from July and August 1533 which in