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Will of Mary Cooper

of Fawkham, Kent


Source: PCC 1823
Submitted by Peter Adams, transcribed by Mrs Zena Bamping.
THIS IS THE LAST WILL and testament of me Mary Cooper of Fawkham in the County of Kent ,Widow first and most principally I commend my poor and immortal Soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator and my body I commit to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors herein after named .And as for such worldly Estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with I give and dispose thereof as follows/that is to say/ first I order and direct that all such just debts as I shall owe at the time of my decease my funeral expenses, the Charges of proving this my Will and all other incidental Expenses shall be paid and satisfied by my Executors with all convenient speed after my decease

Also I give and bequeath unto Thomas Cooper of Fawkham in the County of Kent ,Labourer One hundred pounds
Also I give and bequeath unto Mary the Wife of Samuel Smuel[sic] Smith of Fawkham aforesaid labr one hundred pounds
I also give and bequeath unto Jeffery Cooper of Hone in the said County Labr One hundred pounds
I also give unto John Cooper of Fawkham in this said County farmer One hundred pounds
to be paid to them in the following manner first fifty pounds to each of the above four to be paid at the end of twelve months and one day and the other fifty pounds to be paid to them at the expiration of two whole years and two days after my decease

I also give and bequeath unto Sarah the Wife of John Ives of Tooley Street Borough Southwark Whitesmith one shilling to be paid immediately after my decease

I also give and bequeath all the rest residue and remainder of my monies Securities for money Goods and Chattels Stock on the Farm Household Goods plate Linen China and Effects of what nature kind or quality soever and wheresoever subject to the payment of my debts and legacies I do hereby give unto my Son William Cooper who now lives with me for ever

And I do hereby make constitute and appoint my two sons/viz/William Cooper and John Cooper of Fawkham aforesaid farmers sole Executors of this my Will and lastly I do make void and revoke all former and other Wills made by me at anytime heretofore made declaring this only to be my last Will and Testament in witness whereof I the said Mary Cooper the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament contained in one sheet of paper and to this set my hand and affixed my Seal this twenty fourth day of February and in the year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and nine Mary Cooper[L.S.] Signed Sealed published and declared by the said Mary Cooper the Testator as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in her presence and at her request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto
William Norris William Martin Henry Killick

Proved at London 4th April 1823 before the Worshipful John Daubeny Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the Oaths of William Cooper and John Cooper the Sons the Executors to whom Admon was granted being first sworn duly to Administer


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Will of Mary Cooper
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