Chelsfield Wills - Part 1
Abstracts of will from Chelsfield proved in
the Prerogative Court of Canterbury
of Chelsfield dated 23 May 1783
Abstract of the will of Elizabeth Cox of Chelsfield widow
dated 23 May 1783.
I give to my loving brother Thomas Colyer of Farningham
yeoman £300 to be placed out by him in Government or real Securities with
all convenient speed after my death and the dividends and interest thereof
to be paid to my loving sister Mary Hassell for her own use for life, and
after her death in Trust to pay the said principal sum of £300 to all the
children of the said Mary Hassell as shall attain 21 years share and share
alike, and if Mary die before any of them become 21 then the interest is
to be applied for their benefit meanwhile.
I give to my said brother Thomas Colyer£100 for his own use.
I give all my household goods and wearing apparel to my
sisters Mary Hassell, Ann Jessup and Sarah Fuller, to be equally divided
I leave all residue to the use of such of my brothers and
sisters Charles Colyer, James Colyer, Thomas Colyer, Henry Colyer, Mary
Hassell, Ann Jessup and Sarah Fuller as shall happen to be living at my
As to the share of my brother Charles Colyer, it is to be
placed out as soon as possible after my death in the name of my Executor
and some other proper Trustee In Trust to permit my said brother Charles
Colyer to receive the interest thereof during his lifetime. After his
death, to be held in Trust to permit my sister Mary Hassell to receive the
interest for life, and after her death to be distributed among such of her
children as attain 21 years, share and share alike, and meantime the
interest to be applied for the benefit of any under 21.
I appoint my brother Thomas Colyer as my Executor.
Elizabeth Cox Witnesses Tho: Williams, Robt: Pawley, Thomas
Proved 10 November 1804 by Thomas Colyer the brother. [PCC
Transcribed by Geoffrey