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Will of Richard Kynnesman of Wapping. 1660

In the name of God Amen 

I Richard Kinnesman being of perfect memory and mind but diseased in body do make this my last Will and Testatment in manner and form following (viz): 

I commit my soul into the hands of my Redeemer trusting alone in his merits for salvation and my body to the Earth to be buried at the discretion of my friends. 

And as touching the small portion that God hath pleased to bless me with I bequeath as follows: 

I give unto my brother Owen Kynnesman three pounds. 

Item, I give unto Nicholas Will all my clothes, boots and instruments and chest with a suit and a cloak at my master's house in Wapping. 

Item, I give unto my mother one pair of garters wrought with gold. 

Item, I give unto my sister Ann Kynnesman one pair of garters with her name woven in them. 

Item, I give unto William Quick, Cooper of London nine pair of garters one pair whereof I have woven in them this name Katherine Andrewes

Item, all the rest of my money and goods that remain when my debts are paid (which debts I have given and account of to my executor) unto James and Grace Seaman the son and daughter of my master and unto my loving friend Robert Wood to be divided equally amongst them and if either of my master's son or daughter are dead to give the deceased's part to my sister and if both dead the other part unto my loving friend Robert Wood 

Item, I constitute and appoint my loving friend Robert Wood my executor to see performed my abovesaid Will and Testament. 

Witness my hand this 13th day of May in the year of our Lord 1660 

Signed and declared to be the last will and Testament of the said Richard Kynnesman in the presence of 

Richard Odfer 

Solomon Orbell 

Probate in London the 12th December 1660 by Robert Wood

Last updated 30 April 2014