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Will of Richard Kingman, Chirurgeon of St Andrews, Holborn. 1681

In the name and Fear of God, Amen. 

I Richard Kingman of the parish of St Andrews Holborn in the County of Middlesex, Chirurgeon, being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory (blessed be God) yet considering the frailty and uncertainty of human life, do make and ordain my Last Will and Testament as follows (that is to say) 

First and principally I Commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator hoping through his mercy and the merits of Jesus Christ my Redeemer to have pardon for all my Sins, being assured that both Body and Soul at the Last Day shall be united and received into Glory. 

And my Body I appoint to the Earth to be decently Interred as my Executrix hereafter named shall think fit. 

And as touching the Worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased Almighty God to bless me I dispose of the same as followeth: 

And first touching my personal estate, My Will is that all my Just Debts that I shall owe at my decease and my funeral charges and the Expenses and charges of my Executrix in the execution of this my Will shall be paid and deducted thereout in the first place 

Item; I give and bequeath unto Susanna, my loving wife (and executrix of this my Last Will and Testament) All my personal estate which I am at this present possessed either in Goods, Chattels, Bonds, Bills obligatory otherwise whatsoever, And after all the goods and chattels writings now in the possession of any other person or persons with whom I have Intrusted the same heretofor howsoever, to my wife Susanna for ever paying out of my personal estate the Several legacies following (that is to say) 

To my brother Henry Panton and George Cock Edmund Brace and Richard Garlicke Twenty shillings apiece to buy them Rings to wear in remembrance of me 

And to George Cocks ten shillings to buy him a ring to wear in remembrance of me 

And to, and also I give unto my sister Ellianor Kingman five pounds 

And also I give to Thomas Balsh my silver tobacco box and tobacco stopper to keep in remembrance of me. 

To my brother Robert Kingman I give all my everyday wearing clothes that is fit for his own Wear. 

All which said legacies my Will is shall be paid to the several Legatees within twelve months next after my Decease 

And all the rest and residue of my Estate I do bequeath to my wife Susannah aforesaid according to the intent and meaning of this my Will. 

And I do make ordain and appoint my said wife Susannah Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former Wills by me made 

In witness whereof I the said Richard Kingman have to this my Last Will and Testament containing [one] sheet of paper Set my hand and seal the second day of June in the year of our God 1681. 

Richard Kingman 

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above name Richard Kingman as for his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us 

Tho Capell 

Henry Panton 

The mark “H” of William Wates 

Probate in London 22 Jun 1681 by Susannah Kingman

Last updated 30 April 2014