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Will of Richard Kingsman, Distiller of London. 1704.


I Richard Kingsman of London, Distiller, being sick and weak in body but of sound mind and memory do make this my last will and Testament in manner following (viz) 

After my debts and funeral charges paid and legacy hereafter given all the rest and residue of my estate I give and devise to my son Molins Kingsman if he live to come home from beyond the seas and attain the age of one and twenty years. 

But if he die before he comes home as aforesaid or attains the age of one and twenty years then I give and bequeath the remainder of my estate as aforesaid to my loving sister Lucy Groome of Charleton in the county of Wiltshire. 

Item; I give to my good friend Mr. Charles Beard five pounds to buy him mourning whom I make sole Executor of this my last will and testament and appoint him guardian to my said son to receive a yearly payment of five pounds during his minority being the interest of one hundred pounds in the hands of Mr. Sergeant Gooding

Item; I desire that I may be buried in St Brides parish in London in the place called the lower ground there. 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this one and twentieth day of May Anno Dei One Thousand seven hundred and four. 

Richard Kingsman 

Signed and published and declared as the last will and testament of the said Richard Kingsman in the presence of 

Thomas Dewey

Paul Griffith

Sarah Hands

John Somerscales

Probate 20th June 1704, London.

Last updated 23 December 2011