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Will of William Kingman als Clarke, Clothier of Croscombe. 1639


In the name of God Amen


I William Clarke alias Kingman of Croscombe in the County of Somerset, Clothier, being sick of body but thanks be given to God of good and perfect memory, do here make my last Will and Testament in manner and form following: 


Imprimis, I do render my soul unto God that gave it and my body after my decease and to be interred in Christian burial until the last day when I shall be reunited to my body to meet my saviour in the *****.


Item, I give to the parish church of Croscombe the sum of 20 shillings to be bestowed at the discretion of the Parson and churchwardens as they shall see most convenient. 


Item, I give to the poor of the parish of Croscombe the sum of 20 shillings to be distributed to the poor by the overseers there as they shall think most requisite. 


Item, I give to my son Thomas Clarke alias Kingman all the right and interest which I have in my chattel lease of Colliers tenement. 


Item, I give unto John Clarke alias Kingman the elder the sum of £30 to be paid by £10 by the year until the sum of £30 be fully paid. 


Item, I give unto the three daughters of the aforesaid John the elder, the sum of five pounds to be paid by equal portions and to each of the said daughters at the day of their marriages or when they shall come to the age of 16 years. 


Item, I give to Thomas Clarke my grand child the son of William Clarke the sum of 40 shillings. 


Item, I give to John Clarke my grandchild the son of William Clarke the sum of 40 shillings. 


Item, I give to Streade Clarke my grandchild the son of William Clarke the sum of 40 shillings. 


Item, I give order to my son Thomas Clarke that he shall hold and enjoy my close called Bricksey which sometimes did belong to Chesters and Rendles during his life but shall leave it to my grandchild and godson William Clarke at his death. 


Item, I give to William Clarke my grandchild and godson all my right in the close called Holmes Hide close and my will is that the bond which I have upon Walter Holmes for the holdings thereof be kept for his holdings thereof. 


Item, I give to William Clarke my grandchild and godson my right in Turners close. 


Item, I give to my daughter Jane Whitinge the sum of 40 shillings. 


All the rest of my goods and chattels I give unto my son Thomas Clarke alias Kingman whom I make my full and whole executor. 


But I do moreover give to my daughter Mary Smaleridge the sum of 20 shillings. And I do also give unto her daughter Mary Smaleridge my grandchild five pounds. 


In witness hereof I have hereunto put my hand and seal the second day of April Anno Domini 1639 


And also I give to Leonell Clarke my grandchild Wookeyd Close after the death of my son Thomas Clarke


William Clarke his Mark 


Witnesses unto this will these underwritten. 


Jas Biffy 


Edward Buffy 


John Foox 


Probate in London 10th day of May Anno Domini 1639 by Thomas Clarke alias Kinman son and executor







Last updated 10 Mar 2014