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Abstract of Will Samuel Kingman of Birdlip, Glos. 1806

  • Samuel KINGMAN, Gentleman of Birdlip in the parish of Badgeworth, Glos, signed will 22 Jul 1806.

  • To my nephew John COOKE, Breeches maker late of Frome, Somerset, s/o John COOKE, Breeches maker of the same place, £20 p.a. for life;

  • to the children of my cousin Samuel PARADICE, Clothier deceased, late of Trowbridge, Wilts, £50 to be divided between them share and share alike;

  • to Sarah ALLWORD, d/o Samuel ALLWORD, Cardmaker of Frome Swd, Somerset, and Sarah his wife, £100;

  • to my cousin Ann [] , sister of Aaron PARADICE, Clothier of Melksham, Wilts, £50;

  • to John ALLWORD, Cardmaker of Frome Swd, all my books which I left at the Jolly Butcher at Frome;

  • William CHAPMAN, the present tenant of my estate, farm and lands at Birdlip, shall if he thinks fit hold the same for the term of 14 years after my decease at the yearly rent of £58 on condition that he manages it in a proper and husbandlike manner;

  • residue to the said Aaron PARADICE and John ALLWORD;

  • to be buried in the church or church yard nearest where I die.

  • Executors: Aaron PARADICE and John ALLWORD.

  • Witnesses: Thos FLETCHER, Richard DANCER, John REEVES.

  • Proved 18 Aug by Aaron PARADICE and John ALLWORD, joint exors. Estate under £100.

  • Last updated 14 March 2012