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Will of Jasper Kingsman of Maldon, Innkeeper. 1659.

Will of Jasper Kingsman of Maldon, Innkeeper.

Dated 25th May 1659

To Elizabeth Kingsman my well beloved wife, all my lands, tenements, hereditaments with their appurtenances in the township of Tillingham, Essex called by the name of Colmans otherwise Collins, for the terms of her natural life, and after:

      to my son-in-law John Hills and Elizabeth Hills his wife and my daughter, for life and for their heirs forever

Further to Elizabeth all that my tenements and appurtenances being in the parish of All Saints, Maldon now in the tenure or occupation of Mr Wassye, and after her demise:

    to my son Ruben Kingsman his heirs and assigns forever

To my son John Kingsman (my son and heir) all lands and tenements being in the parish of Althorne, Essex, and his heirs and assigns forever

To my loving brother Richard Kingsman, Citizen and Grocer of London, 20 shillings of lawful money to be paid within one year of my death

To my loving friend Mr Thomas Horrocks, minister of All Saints parish, Maldon, ten shillings

Residue to my wife Elizabeth for her life and afterwards to be divided between my sons:

John Kingsman – my eldest son

John Hills – my son-in-law

Ruben Kingsman – my youngest son

Elizabeth to be sole executor

Richard Kingsman and Thomas Horrocks to be overseers

Proved January 1661

From the list of incumbents at All Saints, Maldon:

Israel Hewitt              4 Apr 1620            per Mort Hewdon

Thomas Horrocks                                  intruder, 1650

John head                26 Nov 1662           per inconform T. Horrocks

So, Horrocks was imposed on the parish by the Roundhead Government and was then removed by 1662 when the King was back for not swearing the oath to the new King.

Last updated 23 December 2011