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Will of Robert Kingman of Wishford. 1700

In the name of God Amen.

The fifth day of November in the year of our Lord 1700. I Robert Kingman of Great Wishford being of whole mind and in good and perfect remembrance, laud and praise be into Almighty God, make and ordain this my last will and testament, in manner and form following, that is to say, Imprimis, I commend my soul unto Almighty God, my maker and redeemer, and my body to be buried in the Church porch of Great Wishford. 

Item, I will that all such debts and duties as I owe of right or of conscience to any person or persons be well and truly contented and paid by mine executor hereafter named.

Item, I give to the poor of Great Wishford twenty shillings.

Item, I give to my son Walter Kingman one hundred pounds of lawful money of England.

Item, I give to my four grand children Robert, Joyce, Christian and Frances Kingman now living, the sum of one hundred pounds of lawful money of England , equally to be divided between them when they come to the age of one and twenty years, if one or more die, the share of him or her to be equally divided among the living (NOTE: four has been crossed out and replaced with six, and the names Ruth and Thomas added in the margin

Item, I give to my wife Joyce Kingman all the household goods and stock upon both livings.

(A bequest of twenty shillings has been crossed out – the recipient’s name is obscured) and to Elizabeth Blake twenty shillings.

Lastly I do constitute and appoint my son Walter Kingman my whole and full executor of this my last will and testament 

Rob Kingman 

Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of 

William Sealey



The alteration of my will was made December 30 1704



Last updated 23 December 2011