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Will of Phillip Kingsman of Sevington, Wiltshire. 1689


In the name of God Amen.


The twenty eight day of June in the year of our Lord God 1689 according to the computation of the Church of England; I Phillip Kingsman of Seventon in the parish of Lidalimore in the county of Wilts, Gent, being of perfect memory and remembrance praise be given to God do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following:


First I bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God my maker hoping that through the meritorious death and passion of Jesus Christ my only Saviour and Redeemer to receive free pardon and forgiveness of all my sins; and as for my body to be buried in Christian Burial at the discretion of my Executrix hereafter nominated.


Item: I give unto my brother Thomas Kingsman one shilling


Item: I give unto my brother Timothy Kingsman one shilling


Item: I give unto my sister Anne Edwards one shilling


Item: I give unto my sister Elizabeth Carpenter one shilling


Item: I give unto my sister Bridgett Flower one shilling


Item: I give unto my godson Kingsman Jaques the sum of ten pounds of lawful English money to be paid him at his being ten years of age


Item: I give unto my cozen Joseph Jaques the sum of five pounds of like lawful English money to be paid him at his being ten years of age


Item: I give unto Catherin Sarjant of Seventon the sum of twenty shillings


Item: I give unto Mary Butler of the same parish the sum of ten shillings


Item: I give unto Amis Cradock of Seventon aforesaid ten shillings


All the rest of my goods and chattels being of what nature or kind I do give unto my wife Jane Kingsman during the term of her natural life and after her decease to Ruth her daughter if she pleases her mother in marriage if not then to Kingsman Jaques and Joseph Jaques above mentioned.


I do make and ordain my wife Jane Kingsman my full and sole Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament, she paying my debts and legacies and likewise to pay my funeral expenses.


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


Phillip Kingsman


Witnessed:       


Joseph Jaques

Henry Chivers his mark

William Boobon


Proved: 30 April 1691







Last updated 23 December 2011