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Will of John Kyngman, Yeoman of Wishford. 1558


In the name of God Amen. 

 

The 6th day of August in the year of our Lord God 1558, I John Kyngman of the parish of Wyssheford in the county of Wiltshire, yeoman, being sick in body notwithstanding whole of mind and of good and perfect memory and remembrance do ordain and make this my present testament and last will in manner and form following. 

 

First and formally, I give and bequeath my soul to Almighty God, my body to be buried in my parish church yard of Wyssheford ****.

 

Item: I give and bequeath to John my son my land at Winterborne Stooke in the county of Wiltshire to him and to his heirs, and one hundred and ten sheep to be delivered unto him when he shall be seventeen years of age.  If he happens to die before he comes to that age then the said lands to remain to William my son.  If William happens to die then the said lands to remain to Thomas my son.  If it happens Thomas to die then the said lands to remain to Walter my son and so to the rest of my children.  The hundred and ten sheep to be divided equally amongst them.  

 

And I will that Thomas and William my sons shall have the profit of the land and the sheep until the said John be of the age of 17 years. And for the ****ing thereof Thomas and William shall pay to my daughter Anne at the day of her marriage £13 6s 8d.

 

And I will that Thomas and William shall have each of them two bullocks of three years of age.

 

And I will that they shall have five quarters of wheat and five of barley to sow their lands.  

 

And they shall have each of them a bushell panne and one crocke and each of them a coffer and a bed with appurtenance. 

 

Item, I will that Margery my wife and Walter my son shall deliver or cause so to be delivered unto Anne my daughter at the day of her marriage £6 13s 4d. 

 

Item, I will that John my son shall have 3 silver spoons, William, Thomas and Anne shall have each of them 2 silver spoons. 

 

Item, I will that Margery my wife and Walter my son shall pay Master Brent £6 13s 4d for Stephyn Lawse land, which is my price to pay.  And that land shall be for my son Nicholas according to Master Brente’s promise.   

 

Item, my son Nicholas shall have forty sheep, *** *** ***** *****, and a cow, all to be delivered at sheer time when they be shorn.  And Nicolas shall have a pair of blankets, a cordlett and a pair of sheets and a pair of **.

 

Item, I will that each one of my children shall have 2 plates, 2 potangers and 2 servers.

 

Item, I will that Margery my maid shall have four bz of wheat and four of barley and four sheep shorn.  

 

Item, I will that all my godchildren shall have each one of them a chyln [suckling] lamb and ewe.

 

Item, I will that John Makeroll shall have two bz of wheat.  

 

Item, I give and bequeath to the high alter of Wishford three shillings and four pence.

 

Item, I will that William Kyngman shall have a quarter of wheat and four bz of barley.

 

Item, I give to my brother Robert Kyngman my best bussell coat and my best leather

Jerkey.   

 

Item, I give and bequeath to the parish church of Newton a **** bullock.  

 

Item, to the church of Wishford four sheep.  

 

Item, to the church of Stapelford 20 pence.

 

Item, to our Lady Church of Sarum two shillings.

 

Item, I give and bequeath to my sister Isabel ten bz of wheat and ten bz of barley.

 

Item, to Edward Blake one acre of barley.

 

Item to Gylyt Blake one acre of wheat. 

 

Item, to Robert Blake ten shillings.  

 

Item to Henry Blake two bz of wheat.  

 

And, to William Gyll one bz of wheat.  

 

Item, to Rychard Tewkey two sheep and eight bz of barley.

 

The rest of all my goods not given nor bequeathed I give and bequeath to Margery my wife and to Walter my son whom I ordain and make mine executors of this my last will and testament to dispose for the wealth of my soul and all Christian souls as they shall think most expedient. 

 

This being witnessed by


John Bygge

Robert Cowslade

with others







Last updated 23 December 2011