Robert KINGSMAN Richard KINGSMAN Margaret KINGSMAN Richard KINGSMAN Robert KINGSMAN Phillip KINGSMAN Mary KINGSMAN  KINGSMAN Catherine KINGSMAN  KINGSMAN Thomas KINGSMAN  FRANKLIN Thomas KINGSMAN Elizabeth KINGSMAN Agnes SMITHE Mini tree diagram

Robert KINGSMAN

also known as Robert KINGESMAN

about 1571 - between Apr 1647 and Jul 164710

Yeoman

Life History

about 1571

Born in Overton, Wiltshire

1588

Settlement in Overton, Wiltshire.1

Marriage settlement between Robert Kingsman senior and Richard Franklin senior. Thought to be in favour of Robert's son Robert and a daughter of Richard.

about 1589

Married FRANKLIN.12

Evidence for this marriage is taken from a Deed of Settlement 8th January 31 Elizabeth. The original is in latin and the best translation we have (by Sue Valliant) contains the line:

"I the aforesaid Richard Franklyn in consideration of ten pounds of good and legal English money paid to me well and honestly by virtue of a marriage settlement by that Robert Kingsman of Overton in the county aforesaid, yeoman, I am content and satisfied to make over, discharge by the present writings property to the said Robert Kingsman his heirs, executors and administrators."

This is the most direct evidence found so far identifying the wife of Robert Kingsman, only a few of his children appear in the fragments of the Overton Bishop's Transcripts that have survived and none of these name their mother.

Similarly the will of Richard Franklin, who died in 1597 according to an inquisition, has not been found.

1593

Beneficiary in Overton, Wiltshire.2

In the will of Robert Kingsman

about 1597

Birth of son Richard KINGSMAN in Overton

about 1598

Birth of son Robert KINGSMAN in Overton

1600

Birth of son Phillip KINGSMAN in Overton, Wiltshire.11

about 1601

Birth of daughter Mary KINGSMAN in Overton

about 1603

Birth of daughter KINGSMAN in Overton

1606

Birth of daughter Catherine KINGSMAN in Overton, Wiltshire

about 1607

Birth of daughter KINGSMAN in Overton

1608

Birth of son Thomas KINGSMAN in Overton, Wiltshire

1615

Overseer in Overton, Wiltshire.3

Of the will of Richard Kingsman

23rd Nov 1617

Performed Inventory in Overton, Wiltshire.4

In respect of the estate of Richard Smith

1620

Beneficiary in Overton, Wiltshire.5

In the will of Anne Kingsman

1st Jun 1620

Performed Inventory in Overton, Wiltshire.6

In respect of the estate of Anne Kingsman

19th May 1628

Settlement in East Kennett.7

19th May 1629

Witness in East Kennett, Wiltshire.8

To the will of Richard Franklin

23rd Sep 1634

Witness in Marlborough, Wiltshire.7

in the Inquisition post mortem of Richard Franklin

1639

Death of daughter Mary KINGSMAN in Overton, Wiltshire

1647

Occupation Yeoman

1647

Resident in Overton, Wiltshire.9

between Apr 1647 and Jul 1647

Died in Overton, Wiltshire.10

6th Apr 1647

Wrote will in Overton, Wiltshire.10

26th Jul 1647

Probate

Notes

  • A History of Wiltshire Vol.11 P.195:

    Referring to a West Overton estate held by Wilton Abey in 1066. 'Nothing is known of the estates economy later in the Middle Ages.  In 1535 the manor was worth ?21, of which ?9 represented the rents of free and customary tenants and ?12 the farm of the desmesne. The desmesne in 1567 contained 168 acres of arable and 7 acres of meadow and supported a large flock. The KINGSMAN family were farmers in the earlier 17th centuary and the Cooke for most of the 18th...'

  • Extract from the will of Robert Kingsman, as given by Ms Hariett de Sallis in the Kinsman family history book published in 1876:

    Robert Kingsman, of Overton, the elder, yeoman, sicke in body, but in good and pefitt mynde, the 6 day of Aprill, 1647.....desires to be buried in the church of Overton to which he bequethes 16 shillings.

    To children of my son Richard Kingsman, 20 shillings apiece
    To Robert, the sonne of my sonne Robert, the sum of ?20 when he shall come to lawful age
    To children of my son Phillip, 20 shillings apiece
    To children of my son-in-law Edward Carpenter, 20 shilling apiece
    To children of my son-in-law John Newman, 20 shillings apiece
    To children of my son-in-law Nathaniell Poole, 20 shillings apiece
    To children of my son-in-law Henry Fisher, 20 shilling apiece
    To daughter of my son Thomas, and to the child unborn of my son Thomas, 20 shillings apiece

    Robert Kingsman to be executor............my kinsman Robert Kingsman of Overton, yeoman, and Thomas Stevens my kinsman, of Lockbridge, to be overseers.

    The will was proved on the 26 July 1647

    The full text of the same will shows that some significant wording has been omitted in this extract as given by de Sallis to bend things towards her view of events.  In particular the will demonstrates quite clearly that Robert junior (son of this Robert) could not have been Robert the emigrant as he was executor of the will and would have to have been in Wiltshire in 1647 to be so.

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