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Will of Henry Coxen

of Davington, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury Prob11/222
Submitted by Ros Dunning
In the name of God Amen the sixt day of Aprill 1652 I Henry Coxen of Davington in the County of Kent yeom being sicke and weake in body but in good and perfect remembrance thankes bee to God therefore Doe make and ordaine this my last will and testament in manner and forme following
Imprimis I bequeath my soule into the hands of Almighty God trusting through the merritts of my Saviour Jesus Christ to be saved and my body to the earth from whence it came to be decently buried

Item of this my last will and testament I make and ordaine my loveing wife Joane Coxen sole Executrix
And I doe intreate my loveing freinds Edward Spillett of Faversham in the said County Marchant Stephen Barnes and John Paramore of Davington aforesaid yeoman to be Overseers of this my last will and Testament

Item my will and minde further is that I do intreate my said Overseers with the consent of my said loveing wife Joane Coxen to sell all my goods and chattells and my corne that shall be growing upon my ground betweene this and lamas Day next or soe soone as they cann ..... or bargaine with any that will buy any of my said goods catell chattells or corne And the same mony thereof to be made my will and minde is shall be put out in sufficient ... hands to the best proffitt my said Overseers cann from time to time towards the maintenance and bringing up of my said wife and Children

Item my will and minde is that my Executrix shall pay unto my daughter Margarett Coxen fifty pounds of lawful money of England within one yeare next after my decease

Item my will and minde is that my Executrix shall pay unto my sonne John Coxen fifty pounds of lawful money of England at his age of six and twenty yeares

Item my will and minde is that my Executrix shall pay unto my sonne James Coxen fifty pounds of lawful money of England at his age of six and twenty yeares

Item my will and minde is that my Executrix shall .... all my bills bonds and debts due to me shee paying my funerall expences legacies and debts oweing by me

In wittnes whereof I the said Henry Coxen have hereunto sett my hand and seale the day and yeare above written - Henry Coxen - Read sealed published and declared to be the last will and testament of the said Henry Coxen In the presence of
Thomas Spillett - the marke of John Paramore - William Foster

Proved at London 1 June 1652


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