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.