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Will of Richard Kinsman of Kilkhampton. 1675

  • Source: Cornwall Archives
  • Ref: k335
  • Transcribed by Fritha Watson, Oct 2009

In the name of God Amen.

The twenty second day of August in the year of our Lord God 1675.

I Richard Kinsman of the parish of Kilkhampton in the County of Cornwall being perfect in mind and memory but sick in body do make my last will and testament in manner and form as followeth.

First I bequeath my soul to the almighty God my maker and my body to the Christian burial.

Item: I give and bequeath unto Richard my son my great ****, and one chest, and all my wearing clothes except my best long coat, and ten shillings a year so long as Pollaty Pearne doth live.

Item: I give unto Thomas my son thirty shillings, and my best long coat, and two plate dishes.

Item: I give unto Frances my daughter thirty shillings, and one pan, and one feather pillow after my decease.

Item: I give unto my daughter Polity’s children five shillings to each of them.

Item: I give unto William my son’s children five shillings apiece each of them after my decease.

All the rest of the goods and chattels not heretofore given nor bequeathed I give and bequeath unto Benjamin my son and him I make my whole and sole executor of this my last will and testament.

The sign R of Richard Kinsman

Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us:

William Ching

The sign H of Humphrey Ching

Last updated 23 December 2011