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Will of Christian Kinsman, singlewoman of Poughill. 1683

  • Source: Cornwall Archives
  • Ref: k412
  • Transcribed by D Watson, Feb 2012

In the name of God Amen.

The twelfth day of February Anno Domini 1683. I Christian Kinsman of Poughill in the county of Cornwall being of sound perfect and disposing mind and memory thanks be given unto almighty God therefore, revoking all former wills and Testaments by me heretofore made, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following (viz) 

Imprimis, I bequeath my soul unto Almighty God whose it is and my body unto Christian burial in such decent manner to be interred as by my Executors hereafter nominated shall deem meet and convenient. 

Item: I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth Ching five pounds and to her two daughters twenty shillings apiece to be paid at the end of three months past after my death. 

Item: I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth [Note 1] the wife of William Fanson twenty shillings 

Item: I give and bequeath unto John Fanson ten shillings 

Item: I give and bequeath unto Richard the son of Thomas Davy twenty shillings and one little brass pot Item:

I give and bequeath unto Dorcas the wife of Richard Kinsman twenty shillings and to George Kinsman my Godson two shillings at the end of three months after my death. 

Item: I give and bequeath unto Humphrey Stanbury’s [Note 2] three children five shillings apiece 

Item: I give and bequeath unto Nicholas Braddon’s three children four shillings apiece. 

Item: I give and bequeath unto Susan the wife of Richard Crossman my best hat. 

Item: I give and bequeath unto Mary the wife of Mr William Warmington my mantle. 

Item: I give and bequeath unto Emma [Note3] the wife of John Martin my best petticoat and waist coat. 

Item: all the rest of my goods and chattels not formerly given nor bequeathed I do hereby give and bequeath unto James Crossman [Note 4] the son of Richard Crossman and Micheus Ching the son of Elizabeth Ching whom I do nominate and appoint to be my whole and sole executors of this my last Will and Testament and to see the same performed in manner and form aforesaid and in testimony hereof I have published this to be my last Will and Testament and have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written. 

Signed Christiana Kinsman 

Signed, sealed and published in the presence of 

Richard Crossman 

Hildiah Bayly


Notes:

[1] Elizabeth Kinsman married William Fanson in Launcells in 1680

[2] Humphrey Stanbury married Grace ?? in Tintagel in 1677. Grace’s surname does not appear on either the IGI or the OPC, but she is described as being of Poughill. Humphrey was baptised in Poughill in 1647. The three children were Elizabeth (1679), Julian (1681) and Margery (1683). Is Grace possibly a Kinsman? On some of the baptismal records Humphrey is described as “Gentleman”. Their last child was born in 1695.

[3] Emma Kinsman married John Martin in Launcells in 1676

[4] Baptised 21 Oct 1670 in Stratton s/o Richard and Susannah Crossman




Last updated 9 February 2012