The problems around the quality of housing for working people are sadly nothing new. To read about the poor state of housing in Milborne Port in 1864, click here.
To see a list of local 17th and 18th century wills that are available via the National Archives website, click here.
For a list of entries into the parish registers of Death, Plague and Pestilence in the 16th Century, click here.
For some Snippets from 17th century wills, click here.
For a fascinating snippet from an early 17th century court case, click here.
For some intriguing and sometimes amusing 18th century wills, click here.