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Will of Roger Cole of Southwark 1627 Gent. with one codicil

 

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In the name of God Amen the second daie

of September Anno domini 1625 in the First yeare of ye raigne of o[u]r soveraigne lord Charles

by ye grace of god king of England Scotland France and Ireland defender of ye faith &c I

Roger Cole of ye parishe of St Saviour in the Burrowe of Southwarke in the countie of Surrey

gent being of good and perfect minde and memorie, thanks I give unto Allmightie god

therefore doe make and declare this my last will & testament in manner and forme following

that is to saie First and principallie I committ my soule into the hands of ye Allmighty god

my Creator and to his sonne Jesus Christe my onelie saviour and redeemer trustinge and most assuredlie

beleeveinge through his mercie and merritts onelie to have full and free remission and forgivenes of

of all my sinnes and offences and to be made partaker of the life everlastinge in his glorious kingdome

my bodie I committ to the earth, to be buried in decent and Christian like manner at ye discrecon of my

executrix hereunder named, And touchinge the disposition of my estate, I give and bequeath

the same as followeth, First I will and my minde is that Anne my welbeloved wife shall have

and more(?), all my lands & tenements and hereditaments with thappurtenances dureinge her

life, Accordinge also the same are assured unto her and after her decease, I give and bequeath

all that my mansion howse and the garden howse thereunto belonginge with thappurtenances

now in my occupation situate in the said parishe of St Saviour unto Susan Lock my daughter during

her life, and after her decease to the children of her bodie lawfully begotten or to be begotten

equallie amongst them and to the issue of such children lawfullie to be begotten equallie amongste

them forever charged nevertheles with Five pounds, yearlie which I give to Mary Clemence my

ancient servant from and after the decease of my said wife, duringe the naturall life of the said Clemence

if she continiew and dwell with me and my said wife dureing o[u]r lives, and ye longest luiew of re? to be paid

to her at ye fower most usuall Feasts in ye yeare, or within one and twentie daies next after everie the

same Feasts by even portions: Item I give and bequeath all those monies with thappurtenances

parcell of the messuage or tenement now in the occupation of Katherine Simons widdowe situate

in the said parishe of St Saviour, which late were in the occupation of William Oland my late

sonne in lawe deceased unto Elizabeth my daughter, his late wife dureinge her life, and after

her decease to the children of ye bodie of the said Elizabeth lawfullie begotten or to be begotten

                                and to the issue of such children lawfully to be begotten equally amongst them

equally amongest them^ Forever, Item I give and bequeath all the rest of ye said messuage or tenement

with th'appurtenances now in the occupation of the said Katherine Simons situate in ye said

parishe of St Saviour unto Catalina Johnson my daughter dureinge her life, and after her decease

                                                                                                        and to the issue of such children lawfully to be begotten equally amongst them

to the children of the said Catalina lawfullie begotten or to be begotten equallie amongst them ^ seven

And after ye decease of ye said Susanna my daughter and all her children and issue, then I give the said

mansion howse and the garden howse thereunto belonginge with thappurtenances unto the sayd

Elizabeth and Catalina equallie between them, and after ye deceases of them or either of them

I give the p[ar]te thereof such of them dyinge unto ye children of such of them dyinge equally amongst

them, and to the issue of such children equallie amongst them forever charged nevertheles with

the said yearlie paiement of Five as aforesaid, and after ye decease of the said Elizabeth

my daughter, and all her children and issue, Then I give that p[ar]t with the appurtenances of ye said

messuage or tenement now in ye occupation of ye said Catherine Symons herein before given to the said

Elizabeth and her children unto the said Susanna and Catalina my daughters equally between

them, and after ye decease of them or either of them I give ye p[ar]te thereof of such of them dyinge equally

unto and amongst ye children of such of them dyinge, and to the issue of such children equally amongst

them forever, And after ye decease of ye said Catalina my daughter and all her children & issue

Then I give and bequeath the rest of all the said messuage or tenement with thappurtenances now

in the occupation of the said Catherine Symons scittuate in the said parish of St Savio[u]r , unto the said

Susanna and Elizabeth my daughters equallie between them, and after ye decease of them or either

of them I give ye p[ar]te thereof of such of them dyinge equallie unto and amongst ye children of such

of them dyinge and to the issue of such children equallie amongst them forever respectively And after

ye decease of my said wife and of all my said daughters and of all their and everie of their children

and issue Then I give all ye rents, issues, and profitts, of all my freehold landes tenements and

hereditaments with th'appurtenances whatsoever in forme vizt Five poundes thereof yearly

forever for or toward ye maintenance of ye Free Grammer schoole of or belonging to the said p[ar]ishe

of St Saviour, and other Five poundes thereof yearlie forever for or towards ye releefe of ye

poore of ye colledge of the same parishe, And all the residue of the same rents issues and profitts

yeerlie forever, for and towards ye releefe of ye poore of ye libertie of ye Clincke within the same

parishe and for and to ye maintenance of ye reparations of ye said messuages landes & tenements

with thappurtenances from time to time forever and I will and my mynde is also, yf my said

daughters and their children and issue respectivlie shall from time to time dureinge

their respective estates in the p[re]misses and their respective charges maintenance and keep all the said

messuages landes and tenements with thappurtenances in, by and with all manner of reparations

whatsoever, And further my will and minde also is, that all the deedes, evidences and wrightings

which I have concerning the said messuages, landes and tenements or anie part thereof with the

appurtenances , shall after ye decease of my said wife remaine in the handes and Custodie of my

said daughter Susanna Lock, for ye good of such of the parties aforesaid from time to time as it

shall concerne, Lastlie my will and minde is, and aniething herein before mentioned notwithstanding

I give and bequeath unto the said Elizabeth my daughter and her heires for ever one annuitie or yerely

rent charge of Fower pounds of lawfull money of England, to be issueing had, and paid out of my

said mansion howse and garden howse thereunto belonginge with th'appurtenances yearlie forever

at ye fower most usuall feastes in the yeare, or within eight and twentie daies next after everie of

the same Feasts by even portions, And for non paiement thereof as aforesaid, it shall and maie be

lawfull to and for the said Elizabeth my daughter and her heires or anie of the to distraine therefore

from time to time, In witnes whereof to everie one of these five sheetes or leaves of paper containeing

therein this my last will and testament I the said Roger Cole have sett my hand and put my seale to a

label fixed ay ye top of them the Daie and yeare first above written Roger Cole Sealed, delivered

and published by the said Roger Cole this his last will and Testament on the said second daie of September

1625 in the p[re]sence of us Jo: Drake Edward White sir Henry Bishopp Baron Dade This will

was by me Roger Cole the Fourteenth daie of July 1626 ratified and confirmed in the p[re]sence of those

whose name are hereunder written: Roger Cole, Nicholas Norman, Edward Owens marke

John Hancock, Griffith Hinton, And concerning my personal estate I roger Cole being

in perfecte and sound minde, doe give unto my daughter Elizabeth the some of Tenn poundes and

to her three children to ech of them when they shall come to their ages of one and twenty yeares

or daies of marriage the some of tenn poundes a peece, unlesse my executrix shall think fitt

to paie them it sooner. Also I give unto my daughter Susanna the like some of Tenn poundes, and

to her five children each of them when they shall come to their ages of one and twentie yeares

or daies of marriage the like sumes of tenn pounds a peece, unless my said executrix shall think

fitt to paie it unto them sooner, Also I give to my daughter Catalina the like some of Tenn

poundes. Item I give unto my servant Nicholas Sheppard if he continiew his service with my wife, and

give her content the sume of Five poundes, otherwise, as my wife my executrix shall thinck fitting

Item I give unto my servant Robert Fisher the sume of Fortie shillinges if he continiew his

service, with my wife and give her content, And I give to my three sonnes in lawe William

Lock, John Johnson, and William Ayscough, for a remembrance the some of Fortie shillings

a peece to make them ringes, I give to my Cosen Edward Cole of Winchester for a token of my love

my sealeing that I usually weare, I give to the poore of ye libertie of the Clink, the sume of Five

poundes at my wives dispose, and to the poore of the Burrowe within the said parishe the sume

of Fortie shillinges at ye dispose of ye churchwardens, and to the poore of the upperground liberty

the summe of twentie shillinges at ye overseers dispose, These legacies unto the poore to be paid

within one moneth after my decease, Item I give unto our two ministers the summe of twenty shillings

a peece, and he whom my executrix think fitt to have twentie shillinges for his sermon at my

funerall, Item I give to ye p[re]sent companie of ye greate Request of ye libertie of ye Clinck and

offices, the some of Fortie shillinges to be paid within one moneth after my decease and spent

at a freindlie meetinge. Item I give to my brother Olave Masters For a remembrance the

some of Fortie shillinges to make him a ring, I give to the Vestriemen of St Saviours for a

repast amongst them, the some of three poundes to be paid within one moneth after my decease

Lastlie I constitute and make my loveing wife Anne Cole my full and sole executrix of this

my last will and Testament, unto whom, I freelie give the residue of all my goods chattells

debts, moneables and unmoneables whatsoever they be, Provided alwaies that if anie of my

said daughters or anie other by their, or anie of their art meanes or procurement shall at any

time or times hereafter molest sue of trouble my said wife, for anie summe or summes of money

debt, dutie, legacie, or other demand whatsoever which they or anie of them shall or maie

claime, challenge or p[re]tende to have, of or from me or my said wife in anie wise howsoever

other then such legacies, guiftes and bequestes, as herein by me are severallie and repectivelie

given or bequeathed unto them or any of them, Then all and everie the guiftes of my landes

legacies and bequests herein by me given or bequeathed to such of them my said daughters as

so shall molest, sue or trouble my said wife as aforesaid, shalbe utterlie void, as if the same had nevere

been made or given, and the dispose of their severall legacies and landes so given whollie to come

to my said executrix anie thing whatsoever to the contrarie hereof in anie wise notwithstanding

In witnes whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale, the fowertenth daie of July

Anno domini 1626, Annoq regis uri Charoli regni sui Anglia secundo, Item I give to my

sonne Clement Knight for a remembrance xxs, Roger Cole, witnesses hereunto Nicholas Newman Evan Owens

marke John Hancock Griffith Hinton:

Probatum fuit hu[ius]mo[d]i Testamentum unatum Codicill suprascript apud

London coram viro Willimo Sames legum doctore surrogato veneralis viri adm Henrici

Marten militis legum etiam doctoris Curia Prerogativa Cant[uarensa] mag[ist]ri Custodis Comissarii

l[egi]time constitut tertio die mensis Maii Anno domini millimo sexcentesimo vicesimo octavo

iuramento Anna Cole relicta dict defunct et executricis in eodem testamento nominat Cui

commissa fuit administratio omnium et singulorum bonorum in vium? hereditorum

dicti defuncti de bene et fideliter

administratando eadem ad sancta dei evangelia iurat    Exr

 

Abstract

Roger Cole of the parish of St. Saviour, Southwark, Surrey, gent. 2 September 1625, confirmed 14 July 1626 in a codicil of that date, proved 3 May 1628. My wife Anne shall have all my lands, tenements and hereditaments &c. during her life, and after her decease I give my mansion house and the garden house belonging &c, now in my occupation, in the said parish, unto Susan Lock my daughter, during her life, and after her decease to the children of her body lawfully begotten or to be begotten, equally amongst them or their lawful issue, charged nevertheless with five pounds yearly which I give to Mary Clemence my ancient servant, during her life, from and after the decease of my wife. I give the rooms &c, parcel of the messuage now in the occupation of Katherine Simons widow, in the said parish which late were in the occupation of William Oland my late son in law deceased, unto Elizabeth my daughter his late wife, during her life and after her decease to her lawfully begotten children. The rest of the said messuage I give unto Catalina Johnson my daughter, during her life, and after her decease to her lawfully begotten children. Provisional bequests to the Free Grammar School of the same parish, the poor of the College of the same parish and the poor of the Liberty of the Clink. All the deeds, evidences &c. concerning the said messuages &c. shall, after the decease of my wife, remain in the hands and custody of my said daughter Susannna Lock for the good of the parties concerned. To my daughter Elizabeth an annuity of four pounds to be issuing out of my mansion house and garden house &c. In the Codicil ten pounds apiece to each of the three children of daughter Elizabeth, like sums to each of the five children of daughter Susanna, forty shillings apiece (for rings) to sons in law William Lock, John Johnson and William Ayscough, the seal ring "I usually weare" to cousin Edward Cole of Winchester, forty shillings (for a ring) to brother Olave Masters &c. Wife Anne to be sole executrix.

 

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