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Will of William Hougham (1752-1828) transcribed



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This is the last will and testament of me William Hougham of Barton Court in the Parish of Saint Paul near and without the walls of the city of Canterbury in the County of Kent Esquire.

I give and devise my next term and right of xxxx of and to the rectories of upper Hardres and Stelling in the said County of Kent with all the tithes xx oblations heredits and appurtenances thereunto belonging unto my relation Edward Gregory the youngest son of Daniel Gregory of Park Saint in the county of Middlesex esquire if he shall be living at the time my next term or right of xxx shall happen to fall and shall be then capable of accepting the said rectories and in that case to hold the same for and during the term of his natural life if he shall so xxx continue capable of holding the same but in case the said Edward Gregory shall not be living at the time my next term or right of #xx to the said rectories shall fall capable of holding the same or being so living and so capable shall enter into the possession therof and shall afterwards become incapable in his lifetime of holding the same by further xxx or from any other cause then from and immediately after the decease of the said Edward Gregory or in the event of such incapacities as aforesaid I give and devise all my estate and interest in xx remainder xx or xx of and in the xxx and rights of xx and to the Rectories of Upper Hardres and Stelling aforesaid with all the titles xxx oblations hereditments and appurtenances hereunto respectively belonging unto my niece Catherine Cheshyre the wife of John Cheshyre, Esquire, and unto her heirs and assigns forever.

I give and devise all that my messusge or tenements and grounds and appurtenances thereunto belonging situate lying in or near the parish of Saint Peter in the Isle of Thanet in the said County of Kent and at or near a certain place there called Broadstairs unto my beloved wife Sarah Hougham her heirs and assigns forever.

I give and devise all that conversion or remainder in for and for all other my estate right title and interest expectant upon the future of a younger child or children between me and my said wife Sarah Hougham of and in all that messuage or dwelling house situate in Barford Moor in the county palantine of Durham wherein the widow of Robert xxx now lives or lately did live and of and in all those xxx enclosures and parcels of arable meadows and pasture lands situate lying and being at Barford Moor as aforesaid and now or lately in the possession of the said widow of the said Robert xx her undertenants or assigns and which were formerly rented or farmed of Matthew Robinson deceased with the appurtenances unto my said wife Sarah Hougham her heirs and assigns for ever.

I give and devise all that my messuage tenement or farm commonly called or known by the name Great Bossingham and the barns stables outhouses edifices building yards various orchards and several pieces or parcel of land arable meadows pasture hopgrounds and wood thereunto belonging containing in the whole by estimation two hundred and ninety acres more or less with their and every of their appurtenances situate lying and being in the several parishes of Upper Hardres and Stelling aforesaid or one of them in the said County of Kent and now or late in the tenure or occupation of James xxx his assigns or undertennants and also all that my messuage tenement or farm commonly called or known by the name of Little Barton with the building lands and appurtenances thereunto belonging or now used therewith and now in the tenure or occupation of Henry Collard or his assigns and situate lying and being in the several parishes of Saint Paul aforesaid near and without the walls of The city of Canterbury and of Fordwich in the said County of Kent or in some of the parish or place near or adjoining thereto by whatsoever name the same may be known or called and also all that revision in xxx fee remainder expectant upon the failure of issue male between me and my said wife Sarah Hougham of and in all that the manor or Lordship known as Barton otherwise Longport in the said County of Kent and of and in all and singular the mansion house messuage cottages farms houses outhouses dovehouses mills barns stables edifices buildings gardens orchards xxx lands tenements xxx pastures and feedings with all their appurtenances thereunto belonging together with the liberties xxxx profits xxxx hereditments xxxx of xxxxx estates and all rights royalties encumbers and appurtenances whatsoever the said manor or Lordship of Barton otherwise Longport belonging or in any wise appertaining or to or with the same used occupied enjoyed or reputed therein or known as part parcel or xxx thereof all which said manor mansion lands and other premises last mentioned are situate lying or being in the several parishes of Saint Paul near and without the walls of the said City of Canterbury and of Fordwich aforesaid in the said County of Kent or in some parish or place near to or adjoining thereto and all are now or late were in the several tenures or occupations of me the said William Hougham xxx Baldock John Clark and others my or their several undertenants and assigns or also all other my real estate whatsoever and wheresoever subject nevertheless to the payment of my debts legacies and funeral expenses in case my personal estate shall not be sufficient to pay the same by sale or mortgage of such part of my said estate as shall be necessary for that purpose to my said wife Sarah Hougham her assigns for and during the term of her natural life without impeachment of or for any manner of waste

and from and immediately after the decease of my said wife Sarah Hougham I give and devise the said messuage tenement or farm called Bossingham and the lands and hereditments thereto belonging and the said messuage or tenement or farm lands and heredits called Little Barton and the said manor mansion messuage farm lands and hereditments herein before particularly described and all other my said real estate subject as aforesaid unto my said niece Catherine Cheshyre and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life without impeachment of or for any manner of waste an from and after the determination of that estate to the use and behest of James Tillard of Street End in the said County of Kent esquire and his heirs during the natural life of my said niece Catherine Cheshyre upon trust to support the continuing uses and estate herein after limited from being defeated or destroyed and for that purpose to make entries and bring actions as occassion shall be or require but xx to permit and suffer my said niece Catherine Cheshyre and her assigns to receive and take the rents issues and profits thereof to her and their own use for and during the term of her natural life

and from and immediately after the decease of my said niece Catherine Cheshyre I give and devise the said messuage tenement or farm called Bossingham and the lands and hereditments thereunto belonging and the said messuage tenement or farm called Little Barton and the lands and hereditments thereto belonging and the said manor mansion messuage farms lands and heredits hereinbefore last described and all other my said real estate (subject as aforesaid) unto the first son of the body of my said niece Catherine Cheshyre lawfully begotten and to be begotten and the heirs male of the body of such first son lawfully issuing for default of such issue unto the second son of the body of my said niece Catherine Cheshyre lawfully to be begotten and the heirs male of the body of such second son lawfully issuing and for default of such issue unto the third son of the body of my said niece Catherine Cheshyre lawfully begotten and the heirs male of the body of such third son lawfully issuing and for default of such issue unto the fourth fifth sixth seventh eighth ninth tenth and all and every other son and sons of the body of my said niece Catherine Cheshyre lawfully to be begotten severally and sucessively in remainder one after another in order and course as they and every of them shall be in seniority of age and priority of birth and of the several and respective heirs males of the body and bodies of all and every such son and sons lawfully issuing the older of such sons and the heirs male of his body lawfully issuing always to be preferred and to take before the younger of such sons and the heirs male of his and their body and bodies lawfully issuing and for default of such issue all and every the daughter and daughters of my said niece Catherine Cheshyre lawfully begotten and to be begotten to be equally divided between them share and share alike if there should be more than one as tenants in common and not as joint tenants and the heirs of the body and bodies of all and every such daughter and daughters lawfully issuing

and for default of such issue I give and devise my said messuage tenements or farm called Bossingham and the lands and hereditments thereto belonging and my said messuage tenement or farm called Little Barton and the lands and hereditments thereunto belonging and also the said manor mansion messuage farm lands hereditments and premises hereinbefore last described and all other my said real estate subject as afore said unto the oldest son of my late deceased friend John Baker of Deal in the said County of Kent esquire and his heirs male of the body of such oldest son lawfully issuing and for default of such issue unto the second son of the said John Baker and his heirs males of the body of such second son lawfully issuing and for default of such issue unto the third fourth fifth sixth seventh and eighth son and sons of the said John Baker severally and sucessively and in remainder one after another in order and course as they are in seniority of age and priority of birth and of the several and respective heirs male of the body and bodies of all and every such third fourth fifth sixth seventh and eighth son and son last mentioned lawfully issuing the order of such son and the heirs male of his body to be always preferred and take place before the younger of them and the heirs male of his and their body and bodies lawfully issuing and for default of such issue unto the four daughters of the said John Baker equally to be divided between them share and share alike as tenants in common and not as joint tenants and unto the several and respective heirs of the body and bodies of such four daughters lawfully issuing with xxx remainders between them if any of them die without issue as xxx as to the xxx as the original shares

and for default of such issue I give and devise all and every the said hereby settled promises unto my own right heirs xxx in and by the settlement made previous to and in contemplation of the marriage of me with the said Sarah my now wife it was declared that as soon as the sum of one thousand and five hundred pounds secured and made payable unto her my said wife her executors administrators assigns by the bond of Elizabeth Montague widow within six months after her death should be received the same should be placed in the hands of xxx xxxx esquire and Matthew Robinson xxx Esquire two of the trustees in the said settlement named or the survivor of them upon trust that they the said xxx xxx and Matthew Robinson xxx or the survivor of them his ececutors or administrators should with the approbation of me the said William Hougham lay out the said sum of One thousand and five hundred pounds in the purchase of freehold estates within the Kingdom of England to be settled and conveyed to me for my life and after my decease to the use of the younger of the said marriage in such manner as therin is mentioned with remainder in fee to my own right heirs and whereas the said Elizabeth Montague has departed this life the said sum of One thousand and five hundred pounds has since been received from her estate and paid unto my hands with the consent of the said xxx xxx the said Matthew Robinson being then dead and whereas the said xxx xxxx has since also departed this life xx I do hereby acknowledge the receipt of the said sum of one Thousand five hundred pounds and there being no younger children of the said marriage do hereby indemnify and discharge the executors and administrators of the said xxx xxx of and from the application thereof in the manner directed by the said settlement and accordingly as far as in xx xx do order and direct that the uses and trusts of and concerning the estates to be purchased with the said sum of one thousand five hundred pounds shall be void and of none effect and that the said sum of one thousand five hundred pounds shall not be liable to be called for to be laid out in land but shall be money in my hands and shall be considered as part of my personal estate I give devise and bequeath the yearly sum of two pounds and twelve shillings of lawful money of Great Britain being the land tax lately charged on the messuage and hereditments situate lying and being in the parish of Saint Martin in the city of Canterbury late belonging to and being in the possession of my deceased father William Hougham and redeemed by me pursuant to the acts of Parliament in this behalf and now yearly issuing out of the said messuage and premises in the nature of a fee farm rent unto and for the benefit of the brothers and sisters for the time being of the hospital called Smiths Hospital in the Borough of Longport aforesaid to be from time to time received by and equally divided between them and their successors for ever I give and bequeath unto my said niece Catherine Chesshyre the sum of one thousand pounds of lawful money of Great Britain I give and bequeath unto each and every of the said children of the said John Baker the sum of one hundred pounds of like lawful money apiece I give and bequeath unto George Morris Taswell son of George Taswell of xxx Esquire the sum of two hundred pounds of like lawful money and unto his brother William Taswell the sum of one hundred pounds of like lawful money I give and bequeath all the rest and residue of my goods chattels personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever after the payment of all my just debts funeral expenses charges of proving this my will and all other individual charges unto my said wife Sarah Hougham her executors administrators assigns to and for her and their own proper use and benefit and I do hereby make nominate constitute and appoint my said wife Sarah Hougham sole exectutrix of this my last will and testament and I do hereby publish and declare this to be my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills and testaments by me made in witness whereof I the said William Hougham the testator have to every sheet contained have set my hand and seal the twenty third day of April in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and ten [23 Apr 1810]

(WH)

Signed sealed published and declared by the said William Hougham the testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who subscribed our names as witnesses hereunto at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other G Carter Thos Hammond Susan Wellard

This is a codicil to be annexed to the last will and testament of me William Hougham of Barton Court in the parish of Saint Paul near and without the walls of the City of Canterbury in the County of Kent Esquire bearing date the twenty third day of April One thousand Eight Hundred and Ten I hereby revoke and make void the gift and devise by me made in and by my said will of all that my messuage tenement and farm called or known by the name of Great Bossingham and the barns stables outhouse edifices buildings yards gardens orchards and several pieces or parcels of land arable pasture hopground and wood thereunto belonging containing in the whole by estimation two hundred and thirty acres more or less with their and every of their appurtenances situate lying and being in the several parishes of Upper Hardres and Stelling or one of them in the said County of Kent and then or then late in the tenure or occupation of James xxxx or his assigns and in lieu or stead therof I hereby give and devise my said messuage tenement and farm called or known by the name of Great Bossingham and all the lands and hereditments situate lying and being in the parishes of Upper Hardres and Stelling in the said county of Kent unto John Cheshire the youngest son of my niece Catherine Cheshire the wife of John Cheshire esquire and the heirs of his body lawfully to be begotten and for default of such issue unto William Chesshire the oldest son of my said niece Catherine Cheshire and unto his heirs and assigns for ever I hereby revoke and make void the legacy of One thousand pounds by me given and bequeathed in and by my said will unto my said niece Catherine Cheshire also the legacies of one hundred pounds apiece unto each and every of the children of John Baker esquire also the legacy of two Hundred pounds unto George Morris Taswell and likewise the legacy of one hundred pounds unto his brother William Taswell and I do hereby in lieu and stead thereof give and bequeath unto my said niece Catherine Cheshire the sum of one hundred pounds of lawful money of Great Britain unto the said George Morris Taswell the sum of one hundred pounds of like lawful money and to his said brother William Taswell nineteen guineas of like lawful money I hereby give and bequeath unto the Kent and Canterbury Hospital near the City of Canterbury the sum of one Hundred pounds of like lawful money to be paid free of legacy duty to the treasurer of the said hospital for the time being whose receipt shall be a sufficient discharge for the same I give and bequeath unto George Gregory and Edward Gregory sons of my relation David Gregory in my said will named nineteen guineas apiece of like lawful money I give and bequeath unto each and every of my Godchildren who shall be living at the time of my decease the sum of ten pounds of like lawful money apiece and in all other respects I do hereby ratify and confirm my said last will and testament and I do hereby publish and declare this to be a codicil to be annexed to my said last will and testament in witness wherof I the said William Hougham have hereunto set my hand and seal the tenth day of July in the year of our Lord One Thousand eight hundred and seventeen (WH)signed sealed published and declared by the said William Hougham as and for a codicil to be annexed to my last will and testament in the presence of us who subscribed our names as witnesses hereunto at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other Thos Hammond Susan Wellard George Hammond

This is another codicil to my will and testament of me William Hougham of Barton Court that none of my horses that shall be living at the time of my death or days shall be parted with but kept as long as they live unless they get so old as not to be able to eat and I also give an annuity of fifty pounds per year for life to be paid quarterly out of my estate at Barton to Ann Collar daughter of George and Ann Collar of Harbledown hospital and I the said William Hougham have hereunto set my hand and seal the sixteenth day of January in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and nineteen (WH) signed sealed and declared by me William Hougham as witness hereunto in the presence of each other Ann Clark John Port Servants

This is a codicil to the last will and testamnent of me William Hougham of Barton Court in the borough of Longport in the parish of Saint Paul nean and without the walls of the City of Canterbury in the County of Kent esquire Whereas I am desirous of xxx my xxx of the service and attentions of John Port I do hereby give and bequeath and devise unto the said John Port if he be living in my service at the time of my death the clear yearly sum of fifteen pounds of lawful money of great Britain charged and rechargeable upion and to be yearly issuing and payable out of my farm lands tenements and hereditments in the occupation of xxx Collard and called or known by the name of Little Barton farm situate lying and being in the parish of Saint Paul in the County of Kent and out of the rent issues and profits thereof during the natural life of him the said John Port by two even and equally half yearly payments on the following day and times that is to say on the sixth day of April and the eleventh day of October in each and every year without any deduction or abatement whatsoever the first of the said half yearly payments to be made on such of the said days as shall first happen after my decease and whereas when a new gallery was lately made and erected in the parish church of saint Peter the apostle in the isle of Thanet in the county of Kent by virtue and under the authority of a certain faculty for that purpose a certain pew in the said gallery marked with the number 5 was in consideration of a certain sum of money by me in that behalf duly made duly assigned to me my heirs and assigns and it has ever since been used and occupied at my discretion and fitted up at my sole expense xxx |I do hereby give devise and bequeath the same pew and all my rights and interest therein unto my dear wife Sarah and her heirs and assigns being the owners of my dwelling house number 88 Albion Street Broadstairs in the said parish of Saint Peter the Apostle in the Isle of Thanet in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this thirteenth day of december in the year of our Lord one Thousand eight hundred and twenty eight [13 December 1828]

(WH )

The writing contained in this sheet of paper was signed by the above named William Hougham and by him published and declared as and for a codicil to his last will and testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names in his presence and in the presence of each other xxx xxx Land surveyor Canterbury James xxx Silversmith Canterbury xxx xxx Clerk to messers Hammond and Co Bankers Canterbury

Proved at London with three codicils 14th January 1829 before the judge by the oath of Sarah Hougham widow the relict the sole executrix to whom admin was granted having first been sworn by xxxx duly to administer


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