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Will of John Cox

of Lenham, Kent


Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC 16/448 C/11, Probate 7 Apr 1777
Submitted by Mary Connaughton
This is the last Will and Testament of me John Cox of the Parish of Lenham in the County of Kent Yeoman made the eighteenth Day of July in the Year of our Lord 1775 and in the fifteenth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the third by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith

First I give and devise unto my sons William Cox and Robert Cox All that my Messuage or Tenement with the Barn Stable and ten Acres of Arable Land more or less with the Appurtenances situate lying and being in the Parish of Stalesfield in the said county of Kent and now in the Tenure or Occupation of William Grant his Assigns or Undertenants To hold unto my said sons William Cox and Robert Cox their Heirs and Assigns for ever equally to be divided between them as Tenants in Common and not as joint Tenants

Also I give and devise all that my other Messuage or Tenement with the Yard Garden and four Acres of Land more or less thereunto belonging with the Appurtenances situate lying and being in the parish of Otterden in the said County of Kent now in the Occupation of Hured Pincke Esquire his Undertenants or Assigns unto my Daughter Susan the Wife of Richard Edgeller for & during the Term of her natural Life she keeping the same in good and tenantable Repair And from and immediately after her Decease I give and devise the said last mentioned Messuage or Tenement Land and Premises with their Appurtanances unto my said two sons William Cox and Robert Cox their Heirs and Assigns for ever equally to be divided between them as Tenants in Common and not as joint Tenants

Also I give and bequeath the Interest and Profits of the sum of two hundred pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain due and owing to me from the Trustees of the Turnpike Road of Charing in the said County unto my dear wife Susan for & during the Term of her natural Life
and from and immediately after her Decease I give and bequeath the said Sum of two hundred Pounds and every part thereof unto my seven Grandchildren John Cox, Elizabeth Cox, Mary Cox, Anne Cox Elizabeth Hope Elizabeth Duppa & Susan Duppa (Tupper) equally to be divided between them Share and Share alike and to be paid to them my said Grandchildren respectively when and as they shall severally attain their respective Ages of twenty one Years
And in Case any or either of them my said Grandchildren shall depart this Life under the Age of twenty one Years Then and in such Case I give and bequeath the Part and Shares of him her or them so dying of and in the said Sum of two hundred pounds unto the Survivors and Survivor of them my said Grandchildren equally to be divided between them Share and Share alike and to be paid to them when & as they shall severally attain their respective Ages of twenty one years as aforesaid

Also I give and bequeath the Sum of one hundred Pounds of like lawful Money unto my said Son William Cox
Also I give and bequeath the like Sum of one hundred Pounds of like Money unto my Daughter Elizabeth Also I give and bequeath the Sum of fifty Pounds of like lawful Money unto my Daughter Mary the Wife of John Hope of Harrietsham
Also I give and bequeath the Sum of ten pounds of like lawful Money unto my said daughter Susan the wife of the said Richard Edgeller
Also I give and bequeath the sum of five shillings of like lawful Money unto my daughter Eleanor

All and every which said several Legacies hereinbefore given & bequeathed to my said Son William Cox and my said Daughters Elizabeth, Mary, Susan and Eleanor I will order and direct shall be paid to them respectively within three Calendar Months next after my Decease.

And as to all the Rest and Residue of my Monies Goods Chattels and all other my personal Estate and Effects of every Sort and Kind that shall remain and be left after payment of all my just Debts Legacies Funeral Expences the Costs of proving this my last Will and Testament and other incident Charges I give & bequeath the same & every part thereof unto my said Wife Susan her Executors Administrators and Assigns to and for her and their own Use and Benefit

And lastly I do hereby revoke and make void all former and other Wills and Testaments by me made and of this my last Will and Testament do constitute and appoint my said Sons William Cox and Robert Cox Executors

In witness whereof I the said Testator John Cox have to the first sheet of this my last Will and Testament contained in two sheets of paper set my Hand and to the remaining or last sheet thereof have set and affixed my Hand and Seal the Day and Year first above written

Witnesses J. Buck, Richard Towgood, H Wreight

Probate 26 April 1777
Executors William Cox & Robert Cox


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