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Will of Roger Kinsman, Tailor of Highworth. 1594


In the name of God Amen. 

 

In the Name of God Amen.

 

The 20th day of July Anno 46th year of the reign of our Sovereign Lady Elizabeth  or Anno Domini 1594, I Roger Kinsman of Highworth in the County of Wiltshire, Tailor, being of good and perfect memory (thanks be given unto Almighty God) do make this my last Will and testament in manner and form following.  That is to say, first and chiefly of all I convey and bequeath my soul unto the merciful hands of Almighty God my only Redeemer and Saviour through whose Death I hope to be saved.

 

First, I bequeath my body to be buried in the churchyard of Highworth wheresoever it pleases God to call me.

 

Item, I give and bequeath unto the parish church of Highworth 2 shillings and 6 pence.

 

Item, I give unto my son Edmund £3 to be paid him at the age of 21 years.

 

Item, I give unto my son Robert £3 to be paid him at the age of 21 years.

 

Item, I give unto my son Thomas £3 to be paid him in like manner.

 

Item, I give to my daughter Alice to be paid at the age of 21 years, or at the day of her marriage.

 

Item, I give unto my daughter Joanne £3 to be paid as is aforesaid.

 

Item, I give to my daughter Margaret £3 to be paid as is aforesaid that is to say at the age of 21 years or else at her marriage.

 

Item, my will is that if it pleases the God to call away out of this world any one or more of them before they come to the age above whereso his or her portion shall remain to be divided equally amongst the residue of them remaining.

 

All the rest of my goods and chattels movable and immovable I give and bequeath unto Margery my wife whom I make my sole and whole executrix, any debts being paid and my legacies performed and my funeral discharged as is above said.

 

And I appoint and ordain Christopher Dyllan and Edmond Sadbrey to be overseers of this my last Will and testament and for their pains I give to each of them 12 pence.

 

Witness to this my last Will the day above said

 

Edmunde Sadburie

John Coxton







Last updated 6 February 2012