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Will of Richard Kinman, Saddle tree maker of St Brides, Holborn. 1739

In the Name of God Amen 

I Richard Kinman living in the parish of St Bridget alias St Brides, London, saddle tree maker, being somewhat weak in body but of a sound and disposing mind memory and understanding, praised be God, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner following. 

Imprimis, I give unto my cozen [Note 1] Thomas Kinman five guineas. 

Item, I give unto my cozen Alexander Kinman five guineas. 

Item, I give unto my cozen Elizabeth Pounell five guineas. 

Item, I give unto my cozen Richard Kinman [Note 2] five guineas and also all my woolen wearing clothes. 

Item, I give unto William Kinman, son of cozen Frances Kinman £12 which £12 are in the hands of Frances Kinman my cozen his father which I desire he will paid him for his own use. 

Item, I give to William Willett 30 guineas and all my household goods linen and pecukes 

Item, I give unto Mr Charles Johnson of London, founder, one Guinea, my pair of silver buckles and my silver tobacco stopper. 

Item, I give unto Mrs Johnson wife of the said Charles Johnson my gold ring and one Guinea. 

Item, I give unto Mrs Elizabeth Clark, widow of Robert Clark my two silver spoons and my silver cup. 

Item, I give unto and cut off my cozen William Kinman, [Note 3] my cozen Frances Kinman, my cozen John Kinman and cozen Samuel Kinman with one shilling to each and every of them. 

Item, I give all the rest and residue of my goods chattels and estate unto the said William Willett and the said Charles Johnson and I do make constitute and appoint them the said William Willett and Charles Johnson executors of this my last Will and Testament 

In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal the 14th day of December in the year of our Lord 1739 

The mark of Richard Kinman 

Signed sealed published and declared by the said testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have signed our names as witnesses thereto in his presence. 

James Parker

Robert Lloyd 

Gidley Martyn of Banards Inn 

Proved in London the second of January the year of our Lord 1739


[1] All of the people noted in this will as "cozen" appear to be the testator's siblings. Possibly, there is a second (or even third) mother involved and they are his half-brothers and sister.

[2] Believed to be mis-stated in the original and this refers to Richard's brother Robert, not Richard

[3] William is the only person listed for whom a baptism has not been found as child of Francis the saddle tree maker of Purple Lane.

Last updated 13 October 2013