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Will of Richard Kingman alias Cooke. Yeoman of Stert. 1680

In the name of God Amen

The 24th day of June 1680 I Richard Kingman alias Cooke of Stert in the parish of Urchfont in the County of Wiltshire, Yeoman, being sick of body but of sound mind and memory, praised be Almighty God for the same, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament herein before commending my soul unto God who I steadfastly believe will in his mercy receive it to himself and, as for my body I commit the same unto the Earth to be interred according to the instruction of my executrix. 

Item, I give unto my son Richard Kingman alias Cooke £12 in money

Item, I give unto my son John Kingman alias Cooke £12

Item, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Ann Kingman alias Cook £20 in money to be paid out of part of my leasehold which I do now enjoy the term of four years to come after my death, if my brother John Tubert doth happen so long to live, with the ground or part called Knight lease and other grounds belonging to the said premises one and three acres of land set and lying all in the Tything of Stert to be put forth and ordered by my kinsman Robert Philpot of Stert provided also that the corn and hay which now stands upon the said premises and the heifer are to discharge my debts. 

And for the rest of my goods and chattels movable and immovable I do give and bequeath unto my loving wife Margaret Kingman alias Cook, nothing doubting but that she will be a loving mother to her children, whom I make and ordain to be the executrix of this my last will and Testament. 

Also I do entreat my loving friends Robert Philpot and John Lyne the younger to be [over]seers of this my last Will and Testament six pence apiece. 


Phillis Ellis 

John Lyne jun. 

Sealed with my seal the day and year first above written 

The Mark of Richard Kingman alias Cook 

[Proved] September 10, 1680 

Robert Woodward

Last updated 5 December 2013