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Will of Alexander Osborne

of Cranbrook, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury (PROB 11/357), Proved: 4 Sep 1678
Submitted by Kevin Yeats
Testator: Alexander OSBORNE the Elder of Cranbrook, Kent, Clothier
Will made: 16 Jun 1676
(Buried: 1 Aug 1678)

Sole Executor: Wife Mary as long as she remained his widow. In case she remarried, son Edward 
appointed Executor, or son John if Edward died.

Trustees & Overseers:
*	His 'Brothers' John OSBORNE & John BENNETT (assume this was his wife's brother).
*	Loving Friends Alexander GROOMBRIDY & Thomas WESTON.
However, in an undated Codicil to the will, he removed Thomas WESTON as Trustee & Overseer, and 
replaced him with his 'cosen' Stephen OSBORNE.

Poor of Cranbrook:
*	40/- divided between 20 widows
*	20/- divided between the rest of the poor

Son John OSBORNE (when 21):
*	Income & Capital of a Mortgage Lease (as security for £250) dated 5 Jun 1665 from John BENNETT of Cranbrook, Clothier
*	1 silver bowl
*	2 silver spoons
*	4 Guineas of gold
*	Equal share with brothers of residual personal estate

Son Edward OSBORNE (when 21):
*	Equal share with brother Thomas of Income & Capital of a Mortgage Lease from Alexander OSBORNE of Maidstone, Mercer, 
	of land in Halden 'now or late Robert WATERMANS' (each the other's heir should one die before age 21)
*	1 silver bowl with initials 'E O'
*	2 silver spoons
*	4 Guineas of gold
*	Equal share with brothers of residual personal estate

Son Thomas OSBORNE (when 21):
*	Equal share with brother Edward of Income & Capital of a Mortgage Lease from Alexander OSBORNE of Maidstone, Mercer, 
	of land in Halden 'now or late Robert WATERMANS' (each the other's heir should one die before age 21)
*	Income & Capital of a Mortgage Lease (as security for £100) dated 13 Jul 1661 from William YORKTON, deceased
*	1 silver cup
*	2 silver spoons
*	4 Guineas of gold
*	Equal share with brothers of residual personal estate

Son Alexander OSBORNE (when 21):
*	1 silver tankard
*	1 large 'seale' ring of gold
*	1 silver cup with initials 'A O'
*	2 silver spoons
*	4 Guineas of gold
*	all household stuff standing in hall & parlour of the family home 'as it now standeth'
*	Clock Jack Furnace all brewing vessels 1 copper & all implements belonging to the trade of Clothing
*	1 new bottom of a brass copper
*	Equal share with brothers of residual personal estate

Son Stephen OSBORNE (when 21):
*	Income & Capital of a Mortgage Lease (as security for £200) dated 24 Jun 'aforesaid' from Alexander OSBORNE 
 	of Maidstone, Mercer of property in Plushingherst within Cranbrook
*	1 silver cup
*	2 silver spoons
*	4 Guineas of gold
*	Equal share with brothers of residual personal estate

Daughter Elizabeth wife of Henry JENKINS:
*	1 silver beaker
*	22/- piece of gold

John BUTCHER:
*	1 suit of 'Apparrell' viz. Coat, Doublet, Breeches, Hat, Stockings, Linings and Shoes

Wife Mary:
*	Lifetime use of remaining household stuff
*	Use of income from sons' legacies for their benefit until each turned 21. If any died before 
	age 21, then their legacy shared equally by surviving sons.

Trustees & Overseers:
*	£5 apiece for their ‘loves and pains’ (in addition to their expenses)

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