Humphrye Bodman (1610 – 1697)

Humphrye Bodman (1610 – 1697) and Mary Stone (? – 1695)
Wikitree Reference:- Bodman – 219


Humphrye was baptised at Calne on 21st Jan 1609/10, he was the son of Phillippe. He is known to have had three brothers Phillippe, Richarde and John. We start the details of the Calne Bodmans here as much is known about them not only form births, marriages and burial details but from Will, deeds and leases.

On the 4th August 1639 he married Mary Stone at Calne.

Humphry and Mary had the following children, all baptised at Calne:-

Philip Bodman baptised 2 May 1640
Humfry Bodman baptised 27 Jun 1641  click here
Dorothy Bodman baptised 11 April 1643 (possible twin)
Thomas Bodman baptised 11 April 1643 (possible twin)   click here
Dorothy Bodman baptised 22 April 1644
Mary Bodman baptised 28 Sep 1645
Edward Bodman baptised 18 May 1647  click here
Elizabeth Bodman baptised 12 September 1649
Henry Bodman baptised 31 Mar 1651
Henry Bodman baptised 23 April 1652   click here
John Bodman baptised 29 January 1653
John Bodman baptised 22 January 1655 and buried 8 December 1658

About 1643 he swore a covenant at Calne. (Calne – History of the Borough & Town of Calne 1904 by. A. E. W. Marsh p. 374).

In 1668, then aged 61 he was a Tithingman at Calne. A thithingman was an early constable in 1671 he was paid 1l 10s 11d for lodging and maintenance of poor distressed persons who came with certificates.

In 1685 he was burgess of Calne.

Mary died in 1695 and was buried at Calne, wife of Humphrey, senior.

Humphry died two years later in 1697 and was buried at Calne on 15th August. He was a sergemaker. Fortunately, Humphy left a will. There is also an Inventory which valued his goods as worth £24 0s 4d.

Humphry Bodman the elder serge maker
Will dated 20th July 1697
Proved 16th December 1697
Executors Thomas Bodman, Henry Bodman and Edward Bodman (NOT Humphry Bodman?)

In the name of God amen, the one and twentieth day of July in the nineth year of the
Lord King William the third by the grace of God of England, Scotland
& Ireland, King and Defender of the faith Anno Dommo 1697, I Humphry Bodman the elder
in the county of Wiltshire, serge maker being sick in body but of good and perfect memory
praise to God do make this my last will and testament in the manner and form following first
I give my soul unto Almighty God and my body unto the earth from whence it came hoping
for full resurrection only through the truth where it came hoping and passion of my lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and
all my worldly goods lands and tenements, I give as follows: — Item I I do give and bequeath unto my son
Thomas Bodman, the house in Calne aforesaid with the appurtances and plot of garden ground thereto allotted
now in the possession of one Richard Tichcomb, taylor for and during the natural life of the said
Thomas. And from after his decease unto Thomas Bodman his son and to the heirs male of his body lawfully
begotten or two (sic) be begotten and for want of such issue then to William Bodman one other of the
sons of the said Thomas Bodman and unto his heirs successively. Item I do give and bequeth
unto my son Edward Bodman all the house which I have now built adjoining to
the house with the aforementioned Richard Tichcomb now liveth in with the garden ground thereto belonging
as it is now allotted leading to the water side for during the term of his is now allotted natural life
and afterwards to his heirs male of his body lawfully begotten or to be begotten and for want of such issue,
I do give the said house and garden grounds unto my grandson William Bodman for and during his natural
life of the said William and afterwards to his heirs male of his body lawfully gotten or to be gotten and for want of such issue the said house and garden grounds I give unto my Executors hereafter mentioned and to their heirs equally to be divided. Item I do give unto my son Edward Bodman what money he has laid out or shall lay out upon the house in the year one thousand six hundred and ninety seven and
also I do give unto my son Thomas Bodman all such money as he has laid out on the house
he now dwelleth in or shall lay out on the said house in the year one thousand six hundred
ninety and seven. Item I give unto my loving granddaughter Mary, the daughter of my
son Thomas Bodman the sum of Three pounds of lawful money of England. Item I give unto
Ann Bodman and unto Susan Bodman two other of the daughters of my son Thomas Bodman twenty
Shillings apiece of good and lawful money of England all with money aforesaid given to be paid
nof the in one year after my paid respectively to them and and decease Item I give unto my
son in law Robert Browne of Calne aforesaid Serge maker one shilling and no more to be paid
him by my Executors in fourteen days after my decease and for the rest of my goods and
chattels that is not herein mentioned I do give to be equally divided between my executors here
after mentioned and I do hereby constitute make and ordain Humphry Bodman, Thomas Bodman, Henry
Bodman and Edward Bodman my sons sole and only Executors of this my last will and testament
and I do hereby utterly disallow and revoke and disannul all and ever other former will or wills. And I do
desire Henry Tucker the elder and Thomas Lea both of Calne aforesaid to be my overseers of this my
last will & testament Fold – rest of line missing
apeer to see this my will formed, In witness whereof I have put my hand and seal
signed the
day and year above written. Item I do allow fourty shillings for my funeral expenses

signed sealed published and declared
by the said Humphry Bodman the elder The Mark of
as his last will and Testament Humphrey Bodman
in the presence of
Robt. Mortimer
John Horman
Richard Tidcombe