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Will of Mary (Knowler) Hougham (1718-1788) transcribed



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This is the last will and testament of me, Mary Hougham, the wife of William Hougham of Barton Court in the borough of Longport in the parish of Saint Paul in the County of Kent, Esquire.

Whereas by indenture bearing date on or about the first day of November last past before the date hereof and made or intended to be made between the said William Hougham and me the said Mary Hougham (by the name and description of Mary his wife, late [Mary?] Brackenbury, widow, relict and a devisee named in the last will and testament of John Brackenbury, late of the town and borough of Deal in the said county of Kent, esquire, deceased) of one part and Charles Knowler, Esquire, therein named of the other part purporting to be a deed to levy and declare the use of a suit and by a suit levied pursuant thereto all that the reversion or remainder in xxx of me the said Mary Knowler the wife of the said William Hougham expectant upon the death of Elizabeth Reader of Barton Court aforesaid spinster without issue of, and in all that messuage or tenement with the barns stables buildings gardens orchards and several pieces or parcels of land arable and pasture and fresh marsh with their appurtenances containing in the whole by estimation fifty three acres thereof more or less to the said messuage belonging or therewith used occupied or enjoyed lying and being in the parish of Ash next Sandwich in the said county of Kent abutting as in the said indenture is mentioned and thereto fore in the tenure or occupation of Richard Bushell or of his assigns and of and in all other the messuages lands tenements hereditments which were of the said John Brackenbury lying and being in Ash next Sandwich aforesaid was conveyed and assured to the use and behest of the said William Hougham and his assigns for and during the term of his natural life and from and after his decease to the use and behest of such person and persons and for such estate and estates and in such parts shares and proportions and with and under such powers provisions conditions restrictions limitations and charges and with or without power of revocation and in such sort manner and form as I the said Mary the wife of William Hougham should from time to time and at any time or times during my natural life whether I should be sole or married and not withstanding my coverture by any deed or deeds or writing or writings or by my last will and testament in writing or by any writing purporting to be my last will and testament to be by me duly executed direct limit or appoint and for default and in the xxx and until such direction limitation or appointment of such direction limitation or appointment should be made or as to such part or parts of the said promises whereof no such direction limitation or appointment should be made or if any such direction limitation or appointment should be made then and in such case as and when the several estates and interests thereby to be limited and appointed should respectively cease or determine to the use and behest of me the said Mary the wife of the said William Hougham and of my heirs and assigns as in and by the said indenture and suit relation thereunto respectively being had it may and doth more fully and at large appear

and whereas my said husband William Hougham by his bond or obligation bearing date on or about the said first day of November last past before the date hereof did become bound to the said Charles Knowler in the xxx sum of one thousand pounds conditioned for his the said William Hougham permitting and suffering me the said Mary his wife to have and keep to and for my own self and separate use and benefit all the monies and securities for money goods chattels and personal estate whatsoever given and bequeathed unto me in and by the last will and testament of Honoura Knowler, widow, my late mother, deceased, which said money and securities for money independent of the rest of my goods chattels and personal estate amounted unto the sum of four hundred and forty pounds or thereabouts and also for his permitting and suffering me the said Mary his wife notwithstanding my coverture to give away and dispose of the same and every or any part thereof in my life time at my free will and pleasure signified by any note or writing under my hand or by my last will and testament in writing or any writing purporting to be my last will and testament to give and bequeath or otherwise dispose of all such monies or securities for monies goods chattels and personal estate and the interest or produce thereof to such person or persons and in such share parts and proportions and in such manner as I should think fit and for his the said William Hougham and his heirs executors and administrators permitting and suffering the person or persons to whom such goods chattels and personal estate should be given and bequeathed or otherwise disposed of as aforesaid by me Mary his wife to take receive and have hold and enjoy the same is such manner as I the said Mary should direct as aforesaid and also for permitting and suffering the person or persons who should be appointed executor or executors of the said last will and testament to prove the same in the proper ecclesiastical court without any molestation or hinderance by the said William Hougham his heirs executors or administrators as in and by the said bond or obligation and the condition thereof relation thereunto had it may and doth more fully and at large appear now to be the said Mary Hougham by virtue and in pursuant of the said power and authority to put me in and by the verified indenture and suit or either of them given and received and by virtue and pursuant of all and every other power and powers and authority and authorities whatsoever to me in this behalf belonging do by this my last will and testament in writing by me duly executed

give devise direct limit and appoint the said reversion and remainder expectant as aforesaid of and all and singular the said messuage or tenement lands hereditments and premised with the appurtiments now and after the decease of my said husband William Hougham unto and to the use and behest of my nephew John Baker his heirs and assigns for and during the time of his natural life and from and immediately after his decease unto and to the use and behest of all and every the child and children of my said nephew Robin Baker as well sons as daughters which shall be living at that time of his decease to be equally divided between them share and share alike and to take as tenants in common and not as joint tenants and unto and to the use and behest of their several heirs and assigns for ever and I the said Mary Hougham by virtue and inpursuance of the power and authority aforesaid to me and in and by the said bond or obligation and condition thereof or either of them given and received and by virtue and in pursuance of all and every other power and powers authority and authorities whatsoever to me in this behalf belonging do by this my last will and testament in writing

do give bequeath and dispose of all monies and securities for monies goods chattels and personal estate whatsoever given and bequeathed unto me in and by the said last will and testament of Honoura Knowler my said late mother deceased and the interest and produce thereof to the several persons and in the parts shares and proportions and in manner hereinafter mentioned that is to say the sum of twenty pounds of lawful money of great Britain part thereof to the said Elizabeth Reader to be paid unto her within six calender months next after my decease the use and benefit of all the rest and residue thereof to my said husband William Hougham for and during the term of his natural life and from and immediately after his decease all the said rest and residue thereof to my said nephew John Baker his executors administrators and assigns for ever to and for his and their own proper use and benefit

and I do hereby make nominate constitute and appoint my said nephew John Baker sole executor of this my last will and testament and I do hereby publish and declare this and no other to be my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills and testaments by me made in virtue of whereof I the said Mary Hougham the testatrix have to every sheet of this my last will and testament in three sheets of paper contained set my hand and seal the twenty third day of April in the eighteenth year of the Reign of our sovereign lord George the third by the grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland king defender of the faith and so forth and in the year of our Lord one thousand one thousand [sic] seven hundred and seventy eight [3 April 1778]

(MH)

Signed sealed published and declared by the said Mary Hougham the testatrix as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us who subscribed our names as witnesses hereunto at the request and in the presence of the said Mary Hougham the testatrix Edward Smith Thos Hammond Geo Plomer

This will was proved at London the twenty second day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine [2 April 1789] before the right worshipful Sir William Wynne, Knight, Doctor of Laws, keeper or commissary of the prerogatory court of Canterbury, lawfully constituted by the oath of John Baker the nephew of the deceased and sole executor named in the will to whom administration was granted of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of the said deceased having been first sworn (by commission) duly to administer William Hougham esquire the lawful husband having first consented

Transcribed by Robin Young


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