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Will of Rachel Kingsman of St Botolph. 1707


In the name of God Amen.


I Rachel Kinsman being sick and weak and finding my *** every day in body and growing weaker being in *** memory and understanding all praise and thanks be **** Almighty God for the same do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following,


First and above all I bequeath my soul and spirit into the hands of Almighty God my most merciful father and creator hoping to receive a joyful resurrection with the blessed through the mediation and satisfaction of my Lord and saviour Jesus Christ my only saviour and Redeemer, and my body I bequeath to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my executrix hereafter named and for my worldly estate and goods which belong to me and God in his mercy has given and granted me, I give and bequeath as followeth:


Item, I give to my dear and loving mother Elizabeth Kingsman the sum of £20


Item, I give to my loving sister Elizabeth Fisher the sum of £80


Item, I give to my loving sister Sarah Harwood the sum of eight pounds


Item, I give to my loving brother Edmund Sawtell and my loving sister Ann Sawtell his wife to either of them the sum of £8 apiece


and my will is that of this eight pounds given and bequeathed to my sister Harwood, my brother Harwood her husband not have to do with it or any part of it but to be solely to her say and her own use


Item, I give to my loving niece Patience Harwood the sum of eight pounds


Item, I give to my loving cousins John Moyes and Elizabeth Moyes his wife to either of them the sum of £10 apiece **** 


*******my loving mother Elizabeth Kingsman whom I make the sole executrix of this my will and Testament *****


***** twentieth day of May in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seven *****


(Remainder of this copy of this will is unreadable, a better copy may be obtainable from the national archives)










Last updated 4 January 2013