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Will of Thomas Kingman of Wishford. 1537


In the name of God Amen.


The 29th day of August the year of our Lord God 1536.

 

I Thomas Kingman of the parish of Wishford, of whole mind make my will and testament in this manner and form following. First, I give and bequeath my soul to Almighty God, to the Blessed Virgin our Lady Saint Mary and to all the Saints in Heaven, and my body to be buried in the parish churchyard of Wishford.  

 

Also, I give to my mother church of Sarum 12 pence.  Also I give to the high altar in the parish church Wishford for tithes forgotten 2 shillings. Also I give to the parish church of South Newton six shillings and eight pence Also I give to the reparation [and] mending of the ceiling of the churchyard of Wishford twenty shillings or the ** many ** [materials?] to the value of twenty shillings.

 

Also, I give to Robert my son 40 sheep and a cow.

Also, I give to William my son 40 sheep and a cow.

And I give to the aforesaid Robert and William my sons the wood lying at the hall end.

Also, I give to Robert and William my sons and to each of them by year or *** year unto the aforesaid Robert or William, from unto the hold late in the hands of William Blunte, two acres of wheat and two acres of barley neither of the best nor of the worst.  And their aforesaid acres of wheat and barley I will to be taken of the foresaid hold late in the hands of William Blunte.  

 

Also I will that John my son seise to Robert and William my sons at their first entering into the hold late [of] William Blunte, the land of the aforesaid hold and that the corn of the land of that aforesaid hold be carried and lain in the barn of the said hold.  And they the aforesaid Robert and William equally to part between them the corn of the said hold by bushell

 

Also I will that Robert and William my sons be under the governance of John my son to their holds and stocks until they be 21 years of age, and then they to have their stocks to be delivered to them to their use.

 

Also, I give to Isabell and Margery my daughters and to each of them 40 sheep and a cow and they to be under the governance of Alice my wife unto they be 21 years of age and then their stocks to be delivered to them to their use.  

 

Also I will that my children’s sheep be half vethers and the other half ewes and that the sheep be delivered to my children with the fleece on their backs.

 

Also I give to each of my god children 6 pence. 

 

Also I give to Walter Baxtor and to Denys my servants to each of them one ewe.  

 

Also I will that Alice my wife be half **** with John my son as long as she liveth **** and is not married. And if she marry I will that John my son enjoy and have the whole farm at the Feast of Saint Michael that cometh next following and to that Alice my wife has given her full consent and will.

 


Also, I give to Alice my wife my best feather bed with all things pertaining to it.

Also, I give to John my son the next feather bed and all things pertaining to it.

Also, I give to Edward my son third feather bed and all things pertaining to it.

Also, I give to Robert my son the fourth feather bed with all things pertaining to it.

Also, I give to William my son the fifth feather bed with all things pertaining to it.

Also I give to Isabell and Margery my daughters and to each of them [a] day bed with all things pertaining thereto.

 

Also, I give to Edward, Robert and William my sons and to Isabell and Margary my daughters and to each of them four platters, one potanger and a server.  

 

Also I give to Edward, Robert and William my sons and to each of them three silver spoons, one silver spoon of the best sort, one other silver spoon of the second sort and the third silver spoon of the third sort.  

 

Also I give to each of my children ***** of a bushel and crook of brass.

 

Also I give to Edward my son twenty nobles, which twenty nobles I will that Alice my wife and John my son deliver to the aforesaid Edward my son when he is able to be Priest and that they send him all manner of necessary things until he be Priest or unto the time he be of lawful age to be Priest. 

 

The residue of my goods I give and bequeath to Alice my wife and John my son which I make my true executors to fulfil and perform truly this my last will and testament.

 

And I make and order Master William Baily, Master Nycholas Bonham, Gylbert Bray of Wilton and John Blake of South Newton the Supervisors of this my will and testament and to each of them I give for their labour 10 shillings

 

This being witnessed by:


Robert Foster Vicar of South Newton

John Blake of Staveforth

Thomas Blak

with other.







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