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Will of Ann Kingman, widow of Mapowder. 1664

In the name of God Amen.

The three and twentieth day of January in the year of our Lord God one thousand six hundred sixty three I Anne Kingman of Mapowder in the County of Dorset, widow, being weak but of perfect and good memory (thanks be to Almighty God) do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following 

Inprimis, I commend my soul unto the hands of Almighty God my maker and redeemer and my body to be buried in the Churchyard of Mapowder aforesaid 

Item, my will is that my debts, my expenses and funeral being paid my goods and chattels be evenly divided between my five children 

Item, to Ann my daughter I do give my wedding ring and my silver coloured ****** and white ****** 

And the rest of my wearing apparel to be divided between my two younger daughters 

Item, to Mary Ricketts my kinswoman I give my ****** petticoat **** 

I give to my cozen Thomas Kingman [Note 1] five pounds whom I do make and ordain as friend entrusted to employ my goods and to see this my last Will and Testament performed 

Item my will is that if either of my three daughters do depart out of this life her portion to equally divided amongst the other daughters 

Item if either of my two sons doth die likewise the other son to enjoy the others portion 

In witness whereof I have set my hand the day and year above written 

the mark of Anne Kingman 


Richard Romance 

the mark of John Day 

Proved 9 July 1664 by Thomas Kingman of Haselbury Bryan, yeoman

[1] Thomas is shown just as "cozen" - a poorly defined relationship. The assumption made here is that he was actually her husband's nephew, but he may equally have been her husband's brother, both Thomas, both living in Hazelbury Bryan.

Last updated 19 February 2012