Chelsfield Wills - Part 1
Abstracts of will from Chelsfield proved in
the Prerogative Court of Canterbury
of Chelsfield dated 16 May 1843
Abstract of the will of Sarah Cordery [widow] of
Chelsfield dated 16 May 1843.
My debts and funeral and testamentary expenses to be paid.
I give to my sisters Mary Brooks and Elizabeth Coleborn the
wife of Thomas Coleborn £10 each.
I give to Albert Coleborn and Herbert Coleborn the sons of my
sister Elizabeth Coleborn £30 each.
I give to George Morgan, son of my brother Richard Morgan,
£5 to provide him in clothes and not to be given him in money but to
remain in the trust or keeping of my sister Elizabeth Coleborn.
I give to six other children of my brother Richard Morgan,
viz Mary, Thomas, Jane, William, James and John Morgan £10 to be divided
equally among them.
The above legacies shall be paid out of the sum of £135 now
in the hands of Mr. John Kemp residing at Berries farm at Cudham for which
sum I have a bill payable on demand and bearing interest at 5% which
interest remains unpaid from August 1841.
My watch I leave to Herbert Coleborn, son of Elizabeth
I give to my sisters Mary Brooks and Elizabeth Coleborn all
of my wearing apparel furniture and other household effects,
I appoint the aforesaid Thomas Coleborn of Chelsfield my sole
Executor and request him to accept £5 for his trouble. If there is not
enough money available to pay the legacies then each should be adjusted
Signed Sarah Cordery Witnesses J.E. Tarleton Rector,
Chelsfield: Henry R. French, Carpenter, Chelsfield.
Codicil dated 15 June 1843.
Whereas it appears from the will of my late father Thomas
Morgan that I am to receive at the decease of my mother Mary Morgan a
freehold cottage situate at a place called Holly Bush in Chelsfield and
the principle sum of £230
I give the freehold cottage to my sister Mary Brooks. I
give to my sister Elizabeth Coleborn the principal sum of £100 and after
all testamentary and other expenses are paid I give the residue to my
brothers William, Thomas, Richard and George Morgan to be equally divided
The mark X of Sarah Cordery
J.E. Tarleton, Rector H. B. Jones, Curate
[repeated] signed by the above
named Testator in the joint presence of us who in her presence and in the
presence of each other have hereunto set our names as witnesses J. E.
Tarleton Rector, H. B. Jones, curate.
On 7 December 1843 appeared Personally the Rev. John Edward
Tarleton clerk of Chelsfield and made oath that he is one of the
signatories to the execution of the Codicil dated 15 June last.
He confirms that the testatrix Sarah Cordery of Chelsfield
widow "was unable from Paralysis to sign her name to the said Codicil
as she had done to her said Will and … made her mark in the presence of
this deponent and the other subscribed witness thereto."
Proved with a Codicil 11 December 1843 by Thomas
Coleborn the sole Executor.
[PCC will PROB11/1989]
Transcribed by Geoffrey