Will of John Cox the elder, farmer, 1749/50

Herts RO 186 AW5

This is the last Will and Testament of me John Cox \the elder/ of Winslow in the County of Bucks Farmer made in sound mind memory and understanding this twenty seventh day of December in the Year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and Forty nine Imprimis I Give Devise and Bequeath unto my Son Richard Cox of Winslow aforesaid Farmer All those my three copyhold Acres of Arable and Sweard Ground lying and being in the Com(m)on field of Little Horwood in the County of Bucks now in the Occupation of Thomas Elliot (which said premises are surrendered to the use of this my will) To hold unto my said son Richard Cox his Heirs and Assigns for ever Item I Give Devise and Bequeath unto my Son Thomas Cox All that my Copyhold Messuages Cottages or Tenement situate standing and being in Sheep Street in Winslow aforesaid now in the Occupation of Thomas Borne with all the Barns Buildings Stables and appurtenanses whatsoever To Hold to him the said Thomas Cox his Heirs and Assigns for ever I also Give Devise and Bequeath unto my Son Francis Cox All that my copyhold Messuages Cottages or Tenement \with the appurtenances thereto belonging/ situate in Sheep Street in Winslow aforesaid and now in my own Occupation To Hold to the said Francis Cox his Heirs and Assigns forever I also Give Devise and bequeath unto my son John Cox All my Freehold Meadow Ground lying and being in the Parish of Grandborough in the said County of Bucks now in the Occupation of Peter Hinton To Hold to him the said John Cox his Heirs and Assigns forever I also Give and Bequeath unto my Grandson John Rawbones the Sum of Fifty pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid unto my said Grandson by my said Son Francis Cox when the said John Rawbones shall attain the age of Twenty one years And I do hereby charge the said Copyhold Messuages Cottages or Tenement herein before by me devised unto the said Francis Cox with the payment of the said Sum of Fifty pounds unto the said John Rawbones my Grandson when he shall attain such his Age of Twenty one years I also further Give and Bequeath unto my said Grandson John Rawbones the further Sum of Five pounds of like lawful money to be paid unto my said Grandson when he shall attain his said age of Twenty one years by my Son John Cox And I hereby charge all the said Freehold Meadow Ground in Grandborough aforesaid now in the Occupation of the said Peter Hinton with the payment of the said Sum of Five pounds unto my said Grandson John Rawbones when he shall attain his said age of One and Twenty years I also Give and Bequeath unto my Grandson Richard Gibbs the Sum of Five pounds of lawful money of Great Britain, And I Give and Bequeath unto my Granddaughters Anne Gibbs, Jane Gibbs and Margaret Gibbs the Sum of Five pounds a piece of like lawful money to be paid unto them my said Grandchildren Richard, Anne, Jane, & Margaret Gibbs severally and respectively when they shall severally and respectively attain the Age of One and twenty years by my Executors herein after named I also Give & Bequeath
                                                                                The Mark of John Cox

[page 2] Unto John Gibbs Son of Richard Gibbs of Winslow aforesaid Farmer The Sum of Five pounds of like lawful money to be paid unto him the said John Gibbs by my Executors herein afternamed when he the said John Gibbs shall attain the age of One and twenty years I also Give and Bequeath unto Francis Gibbs Son of the said Richard Gibbs the Sum of Five Pounds of like lawful money to be paid unto him the said Francis Gibbs by my Executors herein after named when the said Francis Gibbs shall attain the Age of One and twenty years All the rest residue and remainder of my goods Chattels Lands Tenements Herditaments Money and all other my real and personal Estate of any nature kind or quality soever the same shall consist not herein before by me disposed of I Give Devise and Bequeath unto my Said Sons Francis Cox and Thomas Cox equally to be divided between them Share and Share alike And I do hereby constitute and appoint my said Francis Cox and Thomas Cox joint Executors of this my Will And do declare this to be my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void all former or other wills by me at any time heretofore made In Witness whereof I the said Testator have to this my Will contained in each of these sheets set my hand and to the last thereof my hand and seal this twenty seventh day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and forty nine

Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the said Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the Presence of us who at his request and in his presence and of each other have subscribed our Names as Witnesses hereto
[signed] Jno Turner
Robert Eden
Samuel Yeates

The Mark of John Cox

[another hand] 8th of January1749 Francis Cox and Thomas Cox the executors within named of this Will were sworn to the truth thereof before
                                                John Cole Archdeacon

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