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Newnham was a sizeable village situated on the London clay just north of the Hampshire chalk downs. In this period it was mainly agricultural.

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.

In this period there are five wills and seven inventories, some of which are of high value.

Two wills and three inventories survive for this period. They indicate that Newnham had a mixed farming economy with cattle and crops.

This period comprises the Civil Wars and Interregnum.

Four wills and one inventory survive from this period. Two from HRO and two from TNA. Searle (d.

Four wills and two inventories survive from this period.