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Will of Thomas Kinsman, Saddler of Highworth. 1697


In the name of God Amen


The tenth day of October in the year of our lord 1697 and in the ninth year of the reign of our sovereign lord William the third by the grace of god of England Scotland France and Ireland King defender of the faith etc. I Thomas Kinsman of Highworth In the county of Wilts, saddler, weak in body but of perfect memory thanks be to God do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following. 


First I bequeath my soul when it shall take its last flight to immortality into the hands of Almighty God my creator hoping through the merit of his son and my dear and blessed saviour and redeemer to have the ******** of eternal happiness with him in heaven. And my body to the earth to be buried in a decent and Christian like manner.


And as concerns such worldly goods and estates as the Lord in mercy has lent me I give and bequeath as follows. 


First I give and bequeath unto my daughter Jane Kinsman my house goods and wares and ******. And my stable wood House and garden and all thing there unto belonging to have and to hold to her and her heirs forever with this ***** that she pay my debts and funeral expenses. 


I also make her my sole Executrix of this my last will and testament. 


I give and bequeath to my daughter Debora Kinsman my middle house that Mary Batrin now ******* to have and to hold to her and her heirs forever. 


I also give to my daughter Debora the bedstead in the broad chamber and a brass pot and a ****** 


I give and bequeath unto my daughter Anne Kinsman my two outside houses the widow Baker now liveth in one and Mary Gray liveth in the other to have and to hold to her and her heirs forever. 


I publish and declare this to be my last will and testament revoking and annulling all former wills and bequests. 


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


The mark of Thomas Kinsman


Sealed and delivered in the presence of us


Geoffrey Kinsman

Richard Lovelocke

****** Lovelocke Snr 







Last updated 23 December 2011