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Will of George Kingman of Buckland Newton. 1801

This is the last Will and Testament of me George Kingman of Buckland Newton in the County of Dorset being unwell but of sound mind and perfect memory, blessed be God, do make and ordain that: 

First, I recommend my soul unto the hands of Almighty God who gave it and my body to be buried in a Christian-like manner in the parish churchyard of Buckland Newton by my executrix whom I shall hereinafter mention. 

Item, I give unto my brother Thomas Kingman five pounds. 

Item I give unto my sister Mary the wife of William Sherry five pounds. 

Lastly, I give and bequeath unto my dear wife Sarah Kingman all my goods chattels and effects whatsoever that I may be possessed of declaring her my dear wife to be my executrix of this my last Will and Testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 16th day of February eighteen hundred and one. 

George Kingman 


Richard Caines 

William Popel 

My further will is that my brother Thomas Kingman is to have all my wearing apparel. 

On the 22nd day of December 1836 the within will of George Kingman late of Buckland Newton in the County of Dorset Yeoman deceased was proved by the oath of Sarah Kingman of the same place widow, the sole executrix therein named to whom Admon of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of the said deceased was granted she being first duly sworn upon the Holy Evangelists well and faithfully to administer, she swore to exhibit a true and perfect inventory thereof into the registry of the Court of the Archdeacon of Dorset and render and just account thereof when thereto lawfully required. And that the whole the goods chattels and credits of the said deceased does not to amounting value to the sum of £800 

Before me 

H J Packet 

In the presence of

Henry N Johns 

Testator died 11th of July 1836 

Received £21 December 22, 1836

Last updated 2 June 2012