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Will of Henry Hodges also Kinman, of Cow Honeybourne. 1630

In the Name of God Amen 

I Henry Hodges alias Kinman, being sick in body but of perfect memory, thanks be to God, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following: 

Imprimis, I commit and bequeath my soul unto the hands of God my maker and Christ my Redeemer and my body to the dust from whence it came. And as for my worldly effects I dispose of it as it follows: 

Imprimis, I give to my son Thomas Hodges alias Kinman one great brass pan. 

Item, I give and bequeath to the said Thomas my son one brass cauldron, one wool bed, which he lay on before he was married, one healing, one blanket, one canvas, one bolster belonging to that bed, one cupboard standing in the house, the tableboard, forms and benches, with one malt mill. 

Item, I give to my son Richard 12 pence in money [Note 1]. 

Item, I give and bequeath to my son William Hodges alias Kinman, 20 shillings [Note 2]. 

Item, I give and bequeath to my said son William Hodges alias Kinman the remainder of my lease or years therein expressed of my house and homestall and the lands thereunto belonging, now his premises, but if my son Thomas shall die without issue provided always and it is my will and intent that any son Thomas his wife shall enjoy all the premises during her life without any molestation or coercion from him the said William. 

Item, I give and bequeath to Ann James my eldest daughter my wife's best gown. 

Item, I give and bequeath to Anthony James my said daughters eldest son one coffer. 

Item, I give and bequeath to Margaret James one coffer, one pewter platter, one brass candlestick. 

Item, I give to Johan James one platter. 

Item, I give to Mary James one platter. 

Item, I give to Robert James three shillings fourpence.

Item, I give to William James junior three shillings fourpence. 

Item, I give and bequeath all the rest of the goods and chattels unbequeathed, movable and immovable, to my daughter Francis Hodges alias Kinman whom I make executrix of this my last Will and Testament and I desire William James and John Kinman to be Overseers of this my last Will and Testament 

In witness hereof I put to my hand and seal the first day of September in the year of our Lord God 1630. 


John Williams 

Mary Hodges alias Kinman 

Proved 10 June 1631


1. This is a very pointed bequest to his son Richard, largely disinheriting him from anything of value and probably indicating a family dispute. It is believed that this Richard had left home and gone to London, becoming the head of the Kinman of Kensington line. That Richard's son was referred to as being Richard Kinman als Hoges in his marriage of 1662.

2. William is believed also to have moved to London and lived near Richard above, both being saddlers in Holborn

Last updated 9 March 2014