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The Nuncupative will and testament
of Laurence Kingman also Cooke as he spake it the 16 April one thousand six hundred forty nine in the presence of the witnesses whose names are under written. We whose names are hereunto subscribed being present and true witnesses to the last will and testament of Laurence Kingman also Cooke do by these presents testify and declare that the said Laurence Kingman also Cooke the day and year above written made his last will and testament (being in his sound and perfect memory) as followeth.
Inprimis, the said Laurence gave and bequeathed the whole living that he enjoyed and chattels to John his brother under the proviso that the said John should pay to his sister Anne one hundred pounds.
Item the said Laurence gave and bequeathed an full sum of twenty pounds and five sheep apiece, a bed and his furniture, and a Stack of bees in manner following. That is to say, the Stack of bees and the bees to his sister Joyce. And the said twenty pounds and five sheep apiece to the said Joyce and her children. Provided always that the husband of the said Joyce should have nothing to do with the money.
Item, the said Laurence gave and bequeathed unto the aforesaid John his brother his sport in the ***** ****** one fowling speere and a stocke of bees.
Item, whereas there was a difference between Abraham Britten, father in law to the above mentioned Theophilus and Walter, and the aforementioned John his brother and bonds on either party, the said Laurence did order (as a part of his will) that the said bonds shall be mutually and on either side delivered by the said Abraham and the said John to be cancelled.
Item, the said Laurence gave and bequeathed to Silvanus Adams his son Richard the sum of twenty shillings, the said Richard being his godson.
Item, the said Laurence gave and bequeathed to the poor of Doulting the sum of ten shillings.
And a sheep to Elizabeth Eaton.
Item, he gave all the rest to his sister Anne whom he made executrix to this his last will and testament.
Proved in London by Anne Kingman also Cooke 5 June 1649