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Will of John Kyngman of South Newton, Wiltshire. 1522


In the name of God Amen.


In the year of our Lord 1522, the 16th day of February, I John Kyngman of South Newton being in my perfect mind and in good remembrance do make my testament in this manner and form. First and foremost I bequeath my soul unto almighty God, to our Lady and to all the Saints in Heaven. My body to be buried in the Church of St Andrew of South Newton.


Also I bequeath to the cathedral church of Sarum, 3 shillings and 4 pence.

Item, to the parish church of St Andrew of South Newton, 11 shillings.

Item, to the high alter within the same church, 6 shillings and 8 pence.

Item, to our Lady light, within the same church, two ewes.

Item, to the parish church of Wyscheford, 6 shillings and 8 pence.

Item, to the church of Stapleford, 6 shillings and 8 pence.

Item, to the church of Wodeford, 6 shillings and 8 pence.

Item, I bequeathe to the black friars and the grey, to every order of them within the city of Sarum, a quarter of wheat, for to sing masse and dirge for my soul at the day of my burying and month mind.


Item, I bequeath to my son Robert, £6 and 13 shillings and 4 pence,

to Amye my daughter, £3 and 6 shillings and 8 pence,

to Thomas my son, £6 and 13 shillings and 4 pence.

Item, to Christian my daughter, £3 and 6 shillings and 8 pence.

Item, to Agnes my daughter, £3 and 6 shillings and 8 pence.

To Edith my daughter, £3 and 6 shillings and 8 pence.

To Anne my daughter, £3 and 6 shillings and 8 pence.

To Elizabeth the lady, my daughter, £3 and 6 shillings and 8 pence, so that William my son shall have the guiding of this to her profit.


Item, to every godchild that I have, a bushel of barley.


Item, to my curate and priestly father 6 shillings and 8 pence.


Item, I bequeath to my son Robert 200 sheep and four to remain to his mother at the two years end, and she to answer the stock to my Lady. Also that Robert my son shall have the profit of them all the share of his fourth in the farm.


Item, to Alyn my servant a cow and 20 sheep, half vethers half ewes. To Agnes Ealyt a cow and ten sheep, half ewes half vethers. To Edith Stork, a cow and 5 sheep. To Johan Alchere a cow and five sheep.


Item, to Thomas Leddyt a bullock, to William Kyngman send a cow [and] bullock.


Item, to the monastery of Whilton 20 shillings, 10 shillings of it to the reparations of the Church and the other 10 shillings to be deemed to the Ladys at the will of my Lady Abbess for a dirge and a mass to be sung for the wealth of my soul.


Item, the residue of my goods movable and unmovable, I give and bequeath to Johanne my wife, whom I do make my whole and true executrix to dispose for the wealth of my soul at her assessment and will.


Also I constitute and ordain Sir William my son to be supervisor of this my will and testament, to whom I give and bequeath £6 and 13 shillings and 4 pence for his labour.


Witness to this testament


Master Dante Martyn

Sir Thomas Wellys

John Blak of Stoverd

Edmund Herford

With others







Last updated 23 December 2011