Two medieval documents for property in Lockerley bought for Hampshire
In April 2019 Hampshire Archives Trust provided the funds for Hampshire Archives to purchase in an online auction two medieval deeds about Lockerley. They are now catalogued as 59A19/1-2 and available to see.
Hampshire is blessed in terms of the sheer quantity of archives it has preserved and are available to study. It comes as something of a shock to see two small documents that are medieval appear in this way. But it does happen as these happy survivals did show and with HAT’s help were secured and kept in Hampshire
In detail one document is a grant of a tenement (house) by William Kybbett to his son John in 1420 and the other is a grant of land by John and William Serle to John Kybott in 1429 – both are shown below
Lockerley is a village on the southern bank of the River Dun about two miles upstream from its confluence with the River Test and about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) east of West Dean which is just over the Wiltshire border. The parish currently has a population of around 827 people. The nearest town is Romsey, about 8 kilometres (5 mi) to the south-east and is about 13 miles from Salisbury.