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Will of Thomas Kingman, victualler of Lambeth. 1743

In the name of God Amen.

I Thomas Kingman of the parish of Lambeth in the County of Surrey, victualler, being of sound mind, memory and understanding make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, that is to say, 

After payment of my just debts and the expenses of my funeral are defrayed I give to my brother John Kingman now in New York in America the sum of five pounds and to his son William the sum of five pounds 

But in case my said brother should not claim his said legacy within twelve months after my decease then I give the same to his said son William. 

I give to my brother William Kingman the sum of five pounds 

I give to my sister Hannah now wife of Isaac Morell the sum of twenty-five pounds and direct that the same shall be for her own separate use and no way subject to the control of her said husband. 

I give to my sister Ellenor the sum of five pounds 

I give to my cousin Ann Tupwell the sum of five pounds 

I give devise and bequeath unto my servant Elizabeth East all those my two leasehold Messuages or Tenements situate in Lambeth Marsh now in the Tenure or occupation of Katherine Vauzye and Jonathan Smith to hold to her executors, administrators and assigns for and during all the rest residue and remainder of the term that shall be therein to come and unexpired at the time of my decease 

I also give to the said Elizabeth East all my late wife’s wearing apparel of all sorts or kinds whatsoever both linen woollen or otherwise and likewise the sum of fifty pounds which I direct shall be paid her within one month after my decease. 

I give to Mr Nathaniel Patton, Mr Richard James senior, Mr Henry Canham, Mr Richard Burnett, Mr David Waterfield, Mr Thomas Stainsby, Mr John Moss, Mr Jonathan Smith, Mr Thomas James and Mr Nathaniel Langford one Guinea each for Rings. 

I order and direct that the said Henry Canham shall be allowed twelve months after my decease to pay the sum of twenty pounds which he stands indebted to me by note of his hand 

I hereby acquit release and forgive James Mead, John Clapton, Joseph Clapton and William Briggs all sums of money they respectively stand indebted to me 

All the rest, residue and remainder of my estate goods, chattels, money, plate and effects whatsoever as well as real as personal I give devise and bequeath unto my cousin John Mountfort to hold to him, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns for ever and I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint the said John Mountfort and the above named Richard Burnett executors of this my Will and direct that Richard Burnett shall be paid five guineas for the trouble he may have in the execution of this my Will 

and lastly I do hereby revoke and make void all former and other wills by me at any time or in any other manner heretofor made and do publish and declare this only to be my last Will and Testament 

In witness whereof I the said Thomas Kingman have hereunto set my hand and seal this ninth day of August in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and forty three 

Thos Kingman 

Signed sealed published and declared by the above named Testator Thomas Kingman as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto in his presence and in the presence of each other 

Jona[thon] Smith 

John Bowen 

David Waterfield 

Proved at London the 17th of November 1743 by the oaths of John Mountfort and Richard Burnett executors named in the said will.

Last updated 24 February 2012