Humfry Bodman (1641 – 1722)

Humfry Bodman (1641 – 1722) and Mary Harding (? – 1702)


Humfry Bodman married Mary Harding (or Handing) on 17 July 1682 at St. Thomas church, Salisbury.

Humphry had the following known children, all baptised at Calne, child of Humphry junior:-
Mary Bodman baptised 22 May 1683 buried 24 May
Phillip Bodman baptised 29 Nov 1685
Richard Bodman baptised 27 May 1685
William Bodman baptised 5 November 1696

In 1697 Humphry was mentioned in his father Will.

Mary died in Apr 1702 and was buried on 14th.

Humphrey died in December 1722 and was buried on 19th.

Humphrey left a Will leaving all his estate to brother Edward, his wife and his son John. It is most probable that all of Humphry’s family had died prior to his death. At his death he was a sergemaker and had a lease on a property with 950 years still to run.

Will of Humphry Bodman of Calne, sergeweaver
dated 10th July 1714
proved 20 December 1722

In the name of God Amen the tenth day of July Anno Dom 1714 and in the thirteenth year of the reign
of our soveraign Lady Ann by the grace of God over Great Brittain and France and Ireland Queen Defender of the
faith, I Humphey Bodman of Calne in the County of Wilts Sergeweaver being weak of body but of sound & perfect mind & memory praised be God for the same Do Make & Ordain this my last Will & Testament in manner and for me following that is to say
First and principally I commend my sinful Soul into the hands of Almighty God hoping through the mewwitts? death & passion of my all saving & full & redeeming? Jesus to wereaut? full & free pardon & forgiveness of all my sinsses and my body. I commit to the earth from whence it was taken in full assurance of a joyfull Resurrection to life Immortall at the Last Day And as touching the disposition of such Temporall Estate & Goods with God of his mercy hath sent me
I give Devise & bequeath thereof As Following (vid???) Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my loving Brother Edward Bodman my two narrow loomes and all the Flannells & other Materials belonging to them and also all my working Apparrell of Woollon & Linnen All The Rest Residue and Remainder of my personal Estate in Lands Houses or otherwise of what nature Guid? or property soever (not herein before by me bequeathed I doo give Devise and bequeath unto my loving sister Susanna Bodman (wife of my said Brother Edward Bodman and unto John Bodman sonne of the said Edward Bodman and unto theire & either of ther heirs Executors Administrators & assignes forever I doo hereby make joint Executrix & executor of this my last Will & Testament And lastly
I do hereby revoke, annul & make void all former Wills & Testaments by me hereto before had or made and do declare this to be my last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof to this my last will & Testament I have hereunder sett my hand & seall this day &
year first above Written
Humpfhry Bodman Seal

Sealed Published & declared
by the Testate to be his last
Will & testament In the
presence of
Walter Flay
John Townsend
William Reece

There was an Inventory of his Estate taken on 22nd December 1722 which was worth £93.

Inventory of the Goods of Humphry Bodman
Taken 20 Dec 1722
A True and perfect Inventory of What Goods & Chattels
Humphry Bodman late of Calne in the County of Wilts
searge Weaver decd, Dyed possessed of, taken and
appraised the twentieth day of December Anno Don.
1722, by us whose names are hereunto subscribes

In the Chamber
                                                                                                       £   s    d
Impris One fflock bed predfleed? matt and case one
bolster one Rugg one Blankett one Bolster
and case and two sheets                                                          1 – 1 – 0
Item Two potts one boll Brass                                               0 – 7 – 0
Item One pewter dish one flaggon one tankard
one one Sark bottle                                                                   0 – 4 – 0
Item One old Copper and one old Firunk?                          0 – 2 – 0
Item One Barrell                                                                        0 – 2 – 0
Item Working apparrell                                                            1 – 5 – 0
Item In money and debts good & bad                                 10 – 0 – 0
Item the dec’d Dwelling house being leasehold
for the remainder of 950 years                                             80 – 0 – 0
                                                                                            total 93 – 0 – 0
apraised by us
William Lawrene
Richard Alistone
his mark