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Richard Mattingly - Yeoman of Tadley who died in 1695

I was really exited to find this Will and Inventory (1695P/44) in the Hampshire Record Office dating back to 1695 for a Richard Mattingly of Tadley. The village adjoins Baughurst, where I know my family were established in the 18th century. Almost all my ancestors would call their first son Richard, which is the case with this gentleman. He is married to Mary and has four children - Richard, Henry, Elizabeth and Mary. Although the document is very extensive, I am unable at present to find anything more about him in the Parish records or elsewhere for the village which is a shame. He was relatively wealthy for the times leaving £340 to be divided in his family and farming 120 acres in Tadley. After his death, his wife Mary, moves with her family to the adjoining village of Baugurst, where she is shown to have died in 1723.

The Will and Inventory can be seen at the Hampshire Record Office at Winchester. Click here for more information.