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Will of Thomas Kingman of Wilton. 1595


In the name of God Amen. 

 

The twentieth day of October in the year of our Lord God one thousand five hundred fourscore and fifteen, I, Thomas Kingman, of Wilton in the County of Wiltshire being sick in body but of perfect memory (God be praised) do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following:

 

First, I bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God and my body to be buried in the parish church of churchyard of Wishford in the said county of Wiltshire.

 

Item, I do give to John Kingman my older brother thirty pounds and to his two children ten pounds.

 

Item, I do give to my sister Anne Baker the wife of Laurence Baker eight pounds and to her three children forty shillings apiece.

 

Item, I do give to the said Laurence Baker four pounds, and my will is that he shall have nothing to do with his wife’s or his children’s legacies, but that the said legacies shall be employed to their profit and maintenance by the discretion of my overseers. And if either my sister or any of her children shall happen to die, then I will the legacies to be employed as is foresaid amongst the survivors of them.

 

Item, I do give to John Miller and his two sons ten pounds (viz.) to himself six pounds and to his two sons forty shillings apiece.

 

Item, I do give to my sister Edith, the wife of William Sparkes, six pounds

 

Item, I do give to John Pound twenty shillings.

 

Item, I give to William Jeffer twenty shillings and a pair of stockings.

 

Item, I do give unto Mathew Walworth twenty shillings.

 

Item, I do give to Henry Haytor, servant to Mr Webb, a pair of stockings.

 

Item, I do give to Humphrey Ditton twenty shillings.

 

Item, I give to John Kingston twenty shillings.

 

Item, I do give to my brother John Kingman my best silver spoons and to my sister Edith my second silver spoons and to my sister Anne Baker my third silver spoons.

 

Item, I give to John Kingston my best band and to Jane Ditton a silver whistle.

 

Item, I give to Adam Durteffe the baker three shillings fourpence and to Father Long three shillings fourpence and to Mother June sixpence.

 

Item, I do give to my brother John Kingman my best cloak and my best suit of apparel, two bands, two pair of stockings and my best hat.

 

Item, I give to John Miller a suit of apparel and a cloak and to Nicholas Thomas the shoemaker eighteen pence.

 

Item, I give to the church of Wishford twenty shillings, and for the charges of my burial and the rings I give twenty shillings.

 

Item, I do give to old Vooke twelve pence and to Mother Rogers £12 [sic]

 

Item, I give to my brother John my best chest, and to John Miller and Bartholomew his son my two other chests.

 

Item, I do give to Mary Dytton six handkerchiefs and to John Miller two bands and to Bartholomew Miller two bands.

 

Item, I give to Laurence Baker a blue coat cloth, and to his son a blue coat cloth and a blue coat and a pair of stockings.

 

Item, I give to Thomas Miller a blue coat cloth and to Humfry Ditton a short cloak with sleeves, and to my brother John a suit of leather apparel, but the silver buttons I do give to Bartholomew Miller.

 

And whereas Agnes, the servant of Ann Webb owes me ten shillings, I do give to her eight shillings and the other two shillings I do give to Elizabeth the servant of the said Mr Webb.

 

Item, I do give to Thomas Roost of Denzed and his wife ten shillings and a pair of knyues.

 

And to Morgan Cooke and his wife ten shillings.

 

Item, I give to the church of Wilton five shillings and to the poor people of St Giles three shillings.

 

The rest of all my goods, chattels and debts whatsoever, not given [] bequeathed, I do give and bequeath to my brother John Kingman whom I do make my whole and sole executor of this my last Will and Testament.  Also I do make Humfry Ditton and William Sparkes overseers of the same.

 

This being witnessed hereunto

John Kingston

John Miller

With others

Probate 8th November 1595, London

 







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