SMITHE Thomas SMITHE  GRIFFIN William GRIFFIN Robert KINGSMAN Richard KINGSMAN Margaret KINGSMAN Robert KINGSMAN Thomas KINGSMAN Elizabeth KINGSMAN Mini tree diagram

Agnes SMITHE

about 1540 - May 16202,3

Life History

about 1540

Born in ,Wiltshire

about 1560

Birth of son William GRIFFIN in Belhampton

about 1569

Birth of son Richard KINGSMAN in Overton, Wiltshire

about 1570

Birth of daughter Margaret KINGSMAN in Overton, Wiltshire

about 1571

Birth of son Robert KINGSMAN in Overton, Wiltshire

after 1573

Birth of son Thomas KINGSMAN in Overton, Wiltshire

about 1574

Birth of daughter Elizabeth KINGSMAN in Overton

between 1592 and 1620

Death of daughter Elizabeth KINGSMAN

between 1592 and 1620

Death of son Thomas KINGSMAN

1593

Beneficiary in the will of Robert Kingsman.1

1593

Death of Robert KINGSMAN in Overton, Wiltshire

1617

Death of son Richard KINGSMAN in Overton

May 1620

Died in Overton.2,3

12th May 1620

Wrote will in Overton.2

1st Jun 1620

Inventory in Overton.3

by Robert Kingsman the elder and Robert Stephens

2nd Aug 1620

Probate in Marlborough.2

Other facts

 

Married Robert KINGSMAN

 

Married GRIFFIN

Notes

  • Agnes is given here as being nee Smith based on Robert Kingsman naming Thomas Smith in his will as his brother-in-law. It is equally possible that Thomas Smith was married to an as yet unnamed sister of Robert Kingsman. "Smith" is consistent with the facts as currently known, but other relationship models would be equally consistent.

    The will referred to dated 1620 is in the name of Anne Kingesman, but the family connections appear to be too strong for it not to be the will of Agnes [Smith] Kingsman, widow of Robert the elder.

    Her son, Robert (the elder) of Overton is named as her executor.

    She leaves the bulk of her personal estate to "Robert Kingsman, the son of Richard Kingsman recently deceased".  Richard, Agnes' son with whom she lived after the death of her husband in 1592, died in 1615.

    She leaves small sums of money to her married daughter, Margaret (surname very difficult to decipher, appears to be Pincherne) and to Alice Plesler (again this name is very difficult to decipher). This Alice is not named as a relation, but is likely to be so.

    She also leaves clothes and linen to her daughter Margaret and to "Marye Kingsman, sister of the aforesaid Marg Kingsman".  The only aforesaid people in the will are Margaret and Alice, so this reads as being most likely Margaret's sister-in-law, probably wife to Agnes' son Thomas.

    There is also a bequest of some linen to Alice Kingsman, probably her daughter-in-law, Richard's wife.

    Her son Thomas is not named in the will, and is presumed to have died before her.

    Her daughter Elizabeth is not named either and is also presumed to have pre-deceased her.

    Thomas Stevens took the inventory of her belongings along with her son, Robert.  The same Thomas Stevens is also appointed overseer to the will of this Robert, and is named as being his kinsman. He is most likely her nephew, by Robert's sister Catherine.

    Her total estate comprised her linens, her clothes, her bed and ten pounds in ready money.

    The clothes listed in her will include some items which are quite readable, but are archaic and fallen out of use.  Some definitions have been found, such as:

    Partlette: a woman's upper garment, roughly equivalent to a bodice
    Lockeram: a linen cloth used for both wearing apparel and household linen
    Flanen: a wollen fabric, now called flannel, originally from the Welsh gwlannen

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