Inprimis I nominate and appoint my sonne John executor of this my last will and testament
Item I give unto my loving wife Margaret the moyety of all my household goods whatsoever, more I give unto her tenne pounds a year during her natural life out of the profits of my messuages and lands to be payed unto her by my executor half yearly by equal portions, in lieu and satisfaction of her Right of Dower to my said lands and tenements, and for default of payment thereof within fforeteene dayes after any halfe year after my decease it shall be lawfull for hir to enter into any and every of my messuages or tenements or lands and thereon to disteyne and the distresses there taken to retaine and keepe untill payment thereof be made together with all expenses and charges, More I give unto her one [Cow?]
Item I give unto my grandchild John Berdsworth sonne of my daughter Edy Berdsworth tenne
pounds of lawfull money of England to be payed unto him at his age of ffifteene yeares (if he soe long live).
Item to Thomas Berdsworth one other of hir sonnes ffive pounds at his age of ffifteene yeares (if he soe long live).
Item I give unto my grandsonne John Harres sonne of my daughter Mary one annuity of fforty shillings a yeare out of my lands and tenements at Dibden in the parish of Sevenoaks to be payed unto him half yearly by my said executor, the first payment to begin next half yeare after my wife Margaret decease for and during the term of his naturall life.
Item I give unto my ffive grandchildren Mary, Anne, Elizabeth, Edy and Margaret daughters of my said daughter Mary ffive pounds a piece at their severall ages of ffifteene yeares if they so long live.
Item I give unto my said daughters Mary Harres and Edy Berdsworth tenne pounds a piece to
be payed unto them by my executor […?] twelve months after my decease.
The rest and residue of all and singular my messuages and tenements lands and hereditaments and all my goods cattle and chattells whatsoever my debts legacyes and ffunerall expenses being payed I wholy give to my said sonne and executor desireing him to fullfill this my will in all respects. In witnesse whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale (revoking all former wills by me made and declaring this for my last will and testament the three and twentieth day of September in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundred sixty and six.
Sealed and delivered and published and declared for his last will and testament in the presence of
Thomas Playston his marke
Thomas Giles his marke
Jurat[um] fuit John Coggar Ex(ecu)tor …..in die festo[?] nominat 27* die mens[i]s october Ao dni 1666to coram me Ed. Clerke, Surr.
Probatum fuit hunc testamentum viresimo Septimo die mensis octobris anno d[omin]I 1666 coram venti viro Edwardo Herbe sanctae theologiae professori surrogato ..oulis viri do[min]i Egidij Sweite[?] juranto John Coggar executoris in ec cui ec de bene ec ad s[anc]ta[?] dei evangelia jurat. [The legal bit - most of it standard contractions]
AN INVENTORY of all and singular the goods & chattells & credits of John Coggar late whilst he lived of the parish of Sevenoaks in the County of Kent yeoman deceased taken and prized the Nine and Twentieth day of October Anno d[omin]i 1666 by John Harres & John Berdsworth as followeth vizt://
In the Hall Inprimis one old table and forme one litle table one litle cubbord certaine old chayres 2 joyned stooles with the pothangers ffireirons fire [shovell?] & tongs v xxj s Item certen Pewter vizt 8 pieces v xs Suma xxxjs In the Chamber over the Hall Item the testators wearing apparrell v xls Item one joyned table 4 joyned stooles one chest one Trunk & one chayre v xxs Item one bedsted & curten and vallence one fflockbed with the ffurniture to the same belonging v xxxs Item 6 p[ai]r of sheets & some other small linnen v ls Suma xijl In the Chamber over the Buttery Item 2 fflockbeds with the ffurniture & one old cheste v xxxs Item 3 brasse kettles, 2 ironpots & 3 brasse skillets a warming pan, pestle & mortar v xxxs Item 3 kilderkins 3 pailes with all other wooden vessells about the house xiijs iiijd Item 3 bags of Hops being Browne waying about 600 lb wayte v xijl Item 4or bushels of wheate v viijs Suma xvjl js iiijd Without Doores Item 15 cox[?] of ots 5 cox[?] of wheate 2 load of hayy a few pease v iiijl xs Item 2 hogs & 4or shoots[?] v iijl Item certain implements of husbandry v xxxs Item 4or bullocks v viijl Item one mare & a colt v iijl Item xxty ewes & lambes v vl Item all the stock of hoppoles being upon 5 acres of ground xxl Item certain lumber about the house & things unseen & forgotten v vl Item in ready money in the house xxl Item owing to the deceased at the time of his death v xxxvl Suma lxvijl SUMA TOTALIS lxxxxjl [actually, £91-12-4, rounded down] Chris[topher] Thomas E fini fuit huius[?] Inventorium ultimo die mensis octobrisI Ano dni 1666 per manu xxofori Thomas Noriis publica……………………etc. [The usual legal bit]
Will of John Cogger