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Will of Anthony Kinnesman, Plumber of London. 1649

This is the Last Will and Testament of me, Anthony Kinnesman Citizen and Plumber of London touching the disposing of my worldly goods and estate. 

First I will that all my goods, chattels, debts and other estate shall with all convenient speed after my decease be duly accounted and appraised, and all my debts which I shall owe at the time of my decease and my funeral charges shall be paid out of the same and then all the remainder of my estate shall be divided into three equal parts according to the custom of the City of London. 

One third part whereof I give and bequeath unto Anne my loving wife, as due unto her by the said customs. 

One other third part thereof I give and bequeath unto my only child Anne Kinnesman as due unto her by the same customs. 

And the other third part thereof which is in my own power to dispose of I give as followeth (viz):

I will that my said wife shall have the use and benefit thereof to her own behoof during for such time as she shall continue a widow and if she marry again then I give one half thereof to my said wife and the other half thereof to my said daughter towards her maintenance and bringing up and better preferment. 

And I make and ordain the said Anne my wife the sole executrix of this my last Will and Testament. 

In witness thereof I have set my hand and seal this 30th day of April anno domini 1648. 

Anthony Kinnesman 

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said testator on the day of the date to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of 

Richard Finch 

Ric: Preicey 

Robert Ingram 

Probate in London September 1649 by Anne Kinnesman

Last updated 15 April 2014