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The settlement which developed into Ledbury grew up in the Anglo-Saxon period at an important crossroads where the road from Hereford to Worcester

The Wills and Inventories of

This was one of the original streets of the medieval town, its name recorded from 1288.

Despite its name, New Street is one of the oldest streets in Ledbury.

As part of the research into the history of Ledbury, building historian Duncan James produced a report on the timber-framed buildings of Ledbury: ‘

There are surviving probate documents for 112 Eastnor people, for the years between 1442 and 1700.

There are ten Eastnor probate records pre-1501 listed in  the Calendar of Probate and Administration Acts 1407-1541 and Abstracts of Wills 1541

There are probate records for eight Eastnor people in this period. For three of them the actual wills survive.

There are 12 probate records for Eastnor people during the first forty years of the 16th century.

There are 11 surviving probate documents for the period 1561 - 1580, two for women and nine for men.

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