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MARY CUSLEY of COTTINGHAM, NORTHANTS
Transcription of Will 20th May 1658

   

The will of Maria Cusley

 

In the name of God Amen the

one and twentieth of May in the year of our Lord God according to the Computations of

the church of England One thousand six hundred fiftie and eight. I Mary Cusley

daughter to Richard Cusley late of Cottingham in the Countie of Northampton

clarke being weake in bodie but in perfect memorie prayse be given to God do

make and declare this my last will and testament bearing date the sixth day of

November in the year of our Lord One Thousand six hundred fiftie and seven

give and bequeath to me the aforesaid Mary Cusely all that one messuage and

tenement in Brownesland with all and singular the appurtenances thereunto

belonging or in any wayes aperteining which were heretofore in the tenure or

occupation of Thomas Anderton or Willm Anderton or one of them and by them

sold unto Willm Malbone gentleman and his assignes commonly knowne and

called by the name of Crow neaft which tenement was by the said William

Malbone passed to Richard Malbone for five hundred years and afterwards

was absolutely sold by the said William Malbone to the said Richard Malbone

 and his assigns for ever and by the said Richard Malbone and his trustees

sold unto the said Richard Cusley and his assigns for ever which said

messuage and tenement with all houses edifices buildings orchards

gardens lands meadows pastures feedinges wayes watercourses fishings

woods underwoods commons profits previlidges and hereditaments what-

soever to the said messuage or tenement in any wise belonging or appertaining

was by the said will given and bequeathed unto me the said Mary Cusley my

heirs executors and assignes for ever both the said lease of five hundred

years and alsoe the fee simple for ever and by the said will there was likewise

given unto me by my said father all his plate and all his linnen tablecloathes

napkins cubboard cloathes sheetes pillowbeares and all his bedds and bedding

and bedding cloathes with curtaines and vallance and also twentie poundes

of money And after the payment of his debts and funerall expenses discharged

did by the said will give the remainder of his estate to be equally devided

betweene and my brother Sam Cusley paying to my brother John Cusley

twelve pound for a legacie and of that his will did make me the said Mary

Cusley his sole executrix by vertue and power wherereof I do disposed of

the said estate in manner following And first my will and mind is that all

my part of the debts owing by my said father Richard Cusley to anie

person or persons whatsoever with a debt of thirtie pounds owing to

Richard Willcoxon bee fourth of the said estate reall and personall first

paid and discharged at the discretion of my executors hereafter named

Item I give and bequeath to Mr Thomas Dawtie preacher at Medborne

one gilded silver chair and five pounds in money for preaching my

funerall sermon Item I give and bequeath unto my Ant Anne Borrow

 

the sume of tenne pounds Item I give and bequeath unto Hannah Borrow

her daughter the sum of five pounds Item I give and bequeath unto my Ant

Elizabeth Haswell the sume of tenne pounds Item I give and bequeath unto

Alice her daughter the sum of five pounds Item I give and bequeath unto

my Ant Primrose the widdow of Willm Primrose the some of tenn poundes

Item I give and bequeath unto my cozen Frances Wade wife of Zacary Wade

the some of ten poundes Item I give and bequeath unto Mary Marson and Frances

Wade her daughter either of them twentie shillings to buy them ringes Item I

give and bequeath unto my cozen James _____ and Allice his wife and Hanna

Morgin twentie shillinges a piece to buy them ringes Item I give and bequeath

unto my cozen Frances Willcoxen and Mary Willcoxon my bedde with all the

commorities therein and my truncke of linnine to be equally devided betweene them

and I give unto the said Mary Willcoxon my _____ Item I give and bequeath unto

my servant maide Alice Clones the sum of ten pounds and I give her more the

bed and beddinge wheron she lyeth Item I give unto Sarah ____ the sume of

twentie shillinges Item my will and mind is that the legacies above mentioned

my debts and funerall expences and my fathers debts be fully satisified and discharged

out of my estate reall and personall at the discretion of my Executor and afterward I

give and bequeath unto my brother Sam Cusely all that messuage and tenement

with all the building thereon and lands therunto belonging with all the

appurtenances thereunto belonging called by Crow Neast aforementioned

to his one sole and proper use for ever he the said Sam paying out of the profitts

thereof the sume of twentie poundes by five poundes a yeare unto John Cusley

my brother which I give and bequeath unto him the said John Cusley as a legacie

allwais provided and nevertheless it is my mind and will that if either said

John Cusely or Sam Cusely or either of them shall at any time or times hereafter

unjustly or rongfully sue arrest implead or trouble in sutes of law or other wayes

my executor hereafter named his debutie or his executor or administrators or

assigns or any of them for my matter or thing whatsoever which he or they shall

lawfully do in and about the pursuance and performance of the aforementioned

will and testament of the aforesaid Richard Cusley or of this my will and

testament that then and in each case my executor and his assigns or his executor

or administrator may so often as he or they shall bee soe unjustly sued or impleaded

as aforesaid enter into the said messuage and tenement and all the buildings

and lands thereunto belonging called the Crowneast aforesaid and to have and to

hold the same for during and until he or they soe unjustly sued or impleaded

as aforesaid shall out of the cleare rent issues and profits thereof perceive

receive and take all such sums or funds of money with all his other cost and

damages whatesoever which he or they shall be occasioned to expend and

suffer in the lawfull plaint and defense of him or themselves against the unjust

suites and other unlawfull proceedings practised against him or them by the said

John Cusley or Sam.Cusley or any other person or persons acting by from or

under them or either of them and from and after my said executor or his

assignes or his executors or administrator or such of them as shall bee so ___

shall have had and received out of the lands or profitts aforesaid there full

costes and damages as aforesaid that then he or they shall deliver upp the

lands messuage and tenement lands and premises as aforesaid unto the said

Sam.Cusley to posses and enjoy the same as in his former estate And lastly I

the said Mary Cusley doe constitute ordaine and make my wellbeloved kinsman

Richard Willcoxon of Whenerham in the Countie of Chester gent my sole

executor to execute and perform this my last will and testament and like-

wise to execute and perform what is wanting by me in the execution

of the said last will and testament of my said father Richard Cusley giving and

allowing unto my said executor and his assigns or to his executors or administrators

full power to receive and take out of my estate aforesaid all such cost damages

and expenses as he or they shall from time to time bee occasioned to expend disburse

and be rammified in the pursuance and execution of this my last will and

testament of my father and likewise allowinge to my said executor all such cost

and damages as he shall lay out and sustaine in the pursuance of my affaires and

business during my life to be likewise taken by satisifyed unto him out of my

estate aforesaid In witnes whereof I the said Mary Cusley have hereunto sett

my hand and seal the day and year first above written Sealed and delivered in

the presence of us Zacharie Wade Zacharie Wade jun William Wade Frances Wade

Sarah Pope

 

In the margin –     Receaved the originall

                                will from Mr Hurt

 

Will kindly transcribed by Barbara Harvey

Original will copyright National Archives Prob 11/1299/23

 

 

 

 

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