This site will soon contain all Burford wills and inventories for 1500-1699.
The buildings along Burford's main streets reflect the town's varied social character, which included gentry and professionals as well as shopkeepe
When complete this website will contain transcripts of all the wills and inventories for Burford for the period 1500 to 1700.
Henley from the Wargrave Road (detail) by Jan Siberechts: from an original painting in the River & Rowing Museum, Henley-on-Thames
First recorded as Le Herte in 1428-9, the White Hart was Henley's oldest functioning inn until its closure in 1996.
The present-day Phyllis Court is a stuccoed, Italianate mansion house on Henley's northern edge, built in the early 1840s.
Image: an 'improved' Kennet or Thames and Severn canal-type barge at Henley bridge (engraving c.1834)
These transcripts are by members of the Burford/Henley Probate Group. More will be added shortly.
The George Inn, first recorded in 1541, had become the stopping place for the Rocket stagecoach before 1800, and was described in 1787 as a stone a
The Hungerfords were one of the largest West Country magnate families. Their family seat was Farleigh Hungerford in Somerset near Trowbridge.