Some Great Paxton Historical Documents
1608 - Will of Elizabeth Bellye, Gentlewoman and Wife of Great
1609 - Will of Doctor John Belley, Doctor of the Civil Law of Great Paxton
1614 - Will of Robert Archdeacon, Yeoman of Great Paxton
1622 - Will of John Kinge, Yeoman of Great Paxton
1650 - Will of Gilbert Longe, Gentleman of Great Paxton
1655 - Will of Thomas Fann, Yeoman of Great Paxton
1656 - Will of Elizabeth King, Widow of Great Paxton
1662 - Will of Mathew Hewson, Master of Arts of Great Paxton
1699 - Will of Robert Throckmorton of Great Paxton
Click on the link to open the document or right click and save to your computer to view offline.
The wills are most likely to have interesting details like one from the 1540's where John Pische (who lived in a a large property with a number of servants approximately where Brookside is today) who left 6 shillings and 8 pence to build the first bridge over willow or sallow brook that crosses under the High Street next to Dovecoat Lane, prior to this, there would have been a shallow ford and stepping stones at the bottom of Paxton Hill to cross the brook.