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Will of John Coates

of Chislehurst, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury Prob11/1641
Submitted by Ros Dunning
In the Name of God Amen I John Coates of Chislehurst in the County of Kent Yeoman being in a perfect and disposing mind and memory do constitute and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner following that is to say
first I will and direct that all my funeral expences just debts the charges of proving this my Will be paid and satisfied

I Give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife Margaret Coates all the property in the public funds left her by her late father Rice Price now standing in the Names of joint trustees and of her mother Margaret Price for her own use and benefit

Also I Give and bequeath unto my said Wife Margaret Coates all my freehold Estate standing lying and being abuting East ward on Chislehurst Common consisting of two brick houses with stable Chaise house and other appurts and Garden near the Crown public house

after her decease I Give the before mentioned freehold Estate In trust to my friends John Jeeves of Hampstead in the County of Middlesex and Henry Bascomb of Chislehurst in the County of Kent for the use and benefit of my children John Henry Frederick George Edmund and Emma Coates or any other child or children share and share alike the produce to go towards the maintenance and Education of the Younger children and not to be divided until the Youngest child arrives at the age of sixteen Years

Also I Give and bequeath unto my said Wife Margaret Coates all my personal Estate for and during her natural life excepting my share in the Windmill standing on Chislehurst common
after her decease I Give the before mentioned personal Estate in kind unto my before mentioned friends John Jeeves and Henry Bascombe for the benefit of my children and after the same manner before mentioned

Also I Give unto my before mentioned friends John Jeeves and Henry Bascombe within twelve months after my decease power to sell my share in the Windmill on Chislehurst Common and to invest the Money out at interest in the public funds if not required for the discharge of any debts I may owe to any person or persons and ....ing the interest dividends and produce unto my said wife Margaret during her natural life after her decease for the rest of my children as before until the Youngest child arrives at the age of sixteen Years then to be divided with the rest of my property and after the same manner

I do hereby make nominate and appoint my friends John Jeeves and Henry Bascombe my Executors of this my Will and revoking all former Wills by me made I declare this only to be my last Will and testament

In Witness whereof I the said John Coates have to this my last Will and testament contained in three sheets of Paper to each sheet thereof set my hand and to this last sheet affixed my seal this fourth day of February in the Year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and eleven John Coates
(Attestation Clause)
Thos Smith _ Robert Stirling _ Ann Wilson

Proved at London 14 April 1821


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