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Will of Solomon Hougham (1623-1696) transcribed

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I Solomon Hougham of London gentleman being in good health of body and of sound and perfect mind and memory - praise be given to Almighty God for the same considering the uncertainty of this present life do make and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say firstly and principally I commend my soul to the hands of Almighty God my creator hoping for salvation through the grace and mercy of my lord and saviour Jesus Christ and my body I commit to the earth to be decently and Christian like buried at the discretion of my executor in the chancel of the parish church of St Mary's in Sandwich in the County of Kent as near to my late Father and Mother as conveniently may be in the hope of a glorious resurrection and it is my will that my executors therein after named shall within six months next after my decease pay out the sums of fifty pounds upon a monument in memory of my father and mother and the rest of my family interred in the chancel of the parish church aforesaid and erect the same in the chancel of the parish church aforesaid as near unto the place of my interment as they can if the same shall not be done by me before my decease and as touching such goods possessed debts money and effects as it has pleased Almighty God to bless me with in this present life. I give and dispose of as following.

Firstly it is my will and mind that all such debts and sums of money as I shall really owe unto any person or persons at the time of my decease together with my funeral expenses shall be satisfied and paid with all convenient speed next after my decease.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my nephew Charles Hougham son of my brother Henry Hougham deceased the sum of one thousand pounds of lawful English Money to be paid unto him at two equal payments that is to say first hundred pounds within twelve months of my decease and the remaining five hundred pounds within two years next after my decease and I forgive him all sum and sums of money as he shall owe me at the time of my decease.

Item. I give and bequeath unto Edward Fellows and Thomas Nowell of the parish of St Marys in the County of Kent and to their heirs and assigns forever one annuity or yearly rent charge of eleven pounds of lawful English money to be yearly issuing payable by and of going out of a certain field or parcel of ground belonging to or reputed to be part of the manor of Barton in Longport commonly called or known by the name of Barton field situate and lying and being in the parish of St Pauls near the city of Canterbury in the County of Kent to be paid upon the first day of June and yearly and every year from and after my decease upon trust and to the intent that the said Edward Fellows and Thomas Nowell their heirs and assigns shall upon every four and twentieth day of June in every June of every year in the church porch of St Marys pay the same to the churchwardens of the said parish for the time being which said yearly sum of eleven pounds if in my will and mind shall be disposed of in manner following that is to say four shillings thereof every Sunday in the year to be paid out in bread in penny loaves and upon Christmas day yearly twelve shillings thereof also to be paid out in penny loaves all which bread if is my will shall be brought to the said churchwardens and that the same to be distributed by the churchwardens after sermon or divine service in the morning unto such of the poorest of the said parish of the said parish church of St Marys aforesaid as the churchwardens for the time being shall think fit and that in case of age or sickness any of them cannot come to church that care be taken to send them their portion of bread to their places or houses of abode or dwelling and for the more sure payment of the said annuity of eleven pounds per annum as aforesaid I do hereby oblige and charge forever hereafter the said field or parcel of land called Barton field with the same and my will is that in case the said annuity of eleven pounds or any part thereof be behind or unpaid by the space of fourteen days next after any first day June whereon the same ought to be paid that the xxxx from thenceforth it shall and may be lawful to and for the said Edward Fellows and Thomas Nowell their heirs and assigns to and for the said churchwardens and successors or any of them to enter into and upon the said field or any part thereof and to xxx for the same and the xxx and xxx then and there found to lead drive take carry away impound detain and keep until the said annuity or rent charge with all clearance thereof and all reasonable costs and charges and expenses shall be fully satisfied and paid and I do also impower the said Edward Fellows and Charles Nowell their heirs and assigns and the said churchwardens and their successors or any of them from time to time upon default of payment of the said annuity of eleven pounds per annum by the space of fourteen days as aforesaid to enter into the said field and the same and all the profits thereof to receive take and keep until the said annuity of eleven pounds and all charges thereof and all reasonable charges and expenses concerning the same from time to time be all satisfied and paid.

Item. I give and bequeath unto the Minister and churchwardens of Winsborough and Woodnesborough in Kent for the time being one annuity or rent charge of five pounds per annum for and during the term of twenty years to commence from and after my decease for the use and benefit of such of the poorest of the said parish as the said minister and churchwardens shall think fit among them upon Christmas Day or three days before in every year during the said term of twenty years and my will is that the said annuity or rent charge of five pounds per annum shall issue and be payable out of the rents and profits of my said field called Barton Field and that my executor hereafter named his heirs or assigns shall pay the same yearly unto the said Minister and Churchwardens on or before the first day of December in every year during the said term of twenty years to be given as aforesaid.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my brother in law Thomas Harvey ten pounds of lawful English Money and unto my sister his wife one hundred pounds of like money.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my nephew Richard Harvey eldest son of my said brother Thomas Harvey ten pounds of like money.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my nephew Solomon Harvey second son of my said brother in law Thomas Harvey one hundred pounds of like money to be paid to him within five months next after my decease.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my nephew Daniel Harvey one other of sons of the said brother in law Thomas Harvey the sum of two hundred pounds of like money to be paid to him within twelve months next after my decease in case my said legacy of two hundred pound shall be not paid to him in my life time.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my niece Sarah Harvey daughter of my said brother in law Thomas Harvey the sum of two Hundred pounds to be paid to her within twelve months next after my decease in case the said legacy of two hundred pound shall be not paid to her in my life time.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my good friend Captain Robert Brown of Blandford St Mary in the county of Dorset esq. the sum of one hundred pounds of like money.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my loving cousin Francis Pollard one annuity or rent charge of twenty pounds per annum for and during the term of her natural life to commence immediately from and after my decease to be yearly issuing and payable out of the rents and profits of my said field called Barton Field which said annuity or rent charge of twenty pounds per annum I will shall be paid by my executor hereinafter named his heirs and assigns unto the proper hands of the said Francis Pollard by equal quarterly payments during her natural life to be xxxzx as aforesaid and my will is further that the said Francis Pollard shall not have power and authority to sell or dispose of the said annuity of twenty pounds per annum to any person whatsoever and the same shall cease and be void in case the said Francis Pollard shall effectively endeavour to sell and dispose thereof to any person.

Item. I give and bequeath unto the said Edward Fellows twenty pounds of lawful English money.

Item. I give and bequeath unto Richard Hougham and Henry Hougham sons of my nephew Charles Hougham to such one of them at their respective age of one and twenty years the sum of five hundred pounds apiece of lawful English money.

Item. I give and bequeath unto the rest of the children of my said cousin Charles Hougham which shall be born and living at the time of my decease the sum of twenty pounds apiece.

Item. I gave and bequeath unto the children of my said nephew Richard Hougham which shall be born and living at the time of my decease the sum of twenty pounds apiece.

Item. I give and bequeath unto the children of my said nephew Solomon Harvey which shall be living at the time of my decease the sum of twenty pounds apiece.

Item. I give and bequeath unto all the children of my cousin John Eborne which shall be born and living at the time of my decease the sum of twenty pounds apiece.

Item. I give devise and bequeath unto Solomon Hougham eldest son of my brother Henry Hougham all and every my freeholds lands tenements hereditments with their and every of their appurtenances situate lying and being in the parish of Winsborough, Woodnesborough and Eastry in the said county of Kent now (new?) or late in the xxx of Edmond xxxx his undertennants or assigns and also all that my manor or lordship of Barton also Longport in the said County of Kent together with all and singular the lands or tenements meadows pastures feedings woods rents profits xxxxx xxx and hereditments there unto belonging with their and every of their appurtenances which I bought and purchased of Thomas xxx and of xxxxx xxx esq. and now are or late were in the several tenancies or occupancy of John Toler and Solomon Harvey their under tenants and asigns situate lying and being in the parish of St Pauls and Fordwich near the said city of Canterbury in the County of Kent (the said field belonging to the aforesaid manor of Barton commonly called Barton Field being chargeable with the three several annuities aforesaid and also all that my little tenement with the appurtenance situate and being in Langport in the said county of Kent now or late in the occupation of Thomas xxx his under tenants or assigns and also fourteen pounds six shillings and eight pence per annum being the quit rent due and belonging to and for the aforesaid manor of Barton to have and to hold the said manor or lordship and all and every the aforesaid lands tenements and hereditments with their and every of their appurtenances and the said quit rent of fourteen pounds six shillings and eight pence per annum unto my said nephew Solomon Hougham for and during the term of his natural life without impeachment of or for any manner of waste and immediately from and after his decease then to the first son of the body of my said Solomon Hougham lawfully to be begotten and for default of such issue to the second son of the body of my said nephew Solomon Hougham lawfully to be begotten and to the heirs males of the body of such second son lawfully to be begotten and on default of such issue to the third fourth fifth sixth seventh eight ninth and tenth son and sons and all and every son and sons of the body of my said nephew Solomon Hougham lawfully to be begotten and to the heirs males of the body and bodies of all and every such son and sons to be lawfully begotten the elder and the heirs males of his body being always and preferred before the younger and heirs males of his body and they shall happen to be in seniority of age and priority of birth and for default of such issue I give and bequeath the said Manor or lordship and all and every the aforesaid lands tenements and hereditments with their and every of their appurtenances and the said quit rent and the said field called Barton field being charged with the three several annuities aforesaid unto my said nephew Charles Hougham for and during the term of his natural life without impeachment of or for any manner... [Document ends]

Transcribed by Robin Young

Summary of Solomon's will
relationship names benefit
nephew Charles Hougham, son of late Henry Hougham £1,000
The poor of St Mary's parish Sandwich via Edward Fellows and Thomas Nowell £11 annually
The poorest of Winsborough and Woodnesborough parish via Minister and churchwardens £5 annually
brother-in-law Thomas Harvey £10
sister, wife of above £100
nephew Richard Harvey, son of Thomas £10
nephew Solomon Harvey, son of Thomas £100
nephew Daniel Harvey, son of Thomas £200
niece Sarah Harvey, daughter of Thomas £200
good friend Captain Robert Brown £100
cousin Francis Pollard £20 annually
Edward Fellowes £20
sons of my nephew Charles Hougham Richard and Henry Hougham £500 each
other children of cousin Charles Hougham £20 each
children of nephew Richard Hougham £20 each
children of nephew Solomon Hougham £20 each
children of cousin John Eborne £20 each
nephew Solomon Hougham eldest son of Henry all freehold land and tenements in Winsborough, Woodnesborough and Eastry; manor and lordship of Barton

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