The farming communities along the south coast provide all the crops required for Lyndhurst, with a small amount left over for external markets.
There is a large mercantile population centred on the Towns of Lyndhurst and Beaulieu. Over the last 12 months a new port has been opened near Exbury, this will no doubt lead to the expansion of Exbury not only as a Port and fishing town but as a market town as well, the new harbour facilities will for the first time provide the Lyndhurst Merchants unrestricted access to foreign markets.
Sophia was pregnant at the same time as Princess Wilhelmina but miscarried her own baby. So the Princess gave James to Sophia with the promise she adopt the baby as her own and keep him safe from all harm, what was not known at that time was Princess Wilhelmina’s lover was Prince Ferdinand of Granschaft Gimborn, a small principality in Germany. Prince Ferdinand’s grandfather was simply known as John, John was the illegitimate son of Charles I.