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Ann daughter of James Garnham and Sarah Cramping
1797 19 Sep Ann Garnham married Stephen Francis, Cotton banns Aug 13, 20,27
1816 Oct 24 James Garnham wid age 77 buried Cotton
1802 Aug 21 Sarah Garnham wife of James late Crampin age 52 buried Cotton
1796 Nov 4 Harriet d of James and Sarah Garnham (Crampling) Cotton
1792 May 22 Charlotte d of James and Sarah Garnham (formerly Cramping) Cotton
married George Cook
1790 May 25 Maria d of James and Sarah Garnham (formerly Cramping) Cotton
married Edmund Thurnwood
1788 May 13 Elizabeth d of James and Sarah Garnham (formerly Cramping) Cotton
married Joseph Hammond
1785 May 17 Mary (Jane ?) d of James and Sarah Garnham Cotton
married John Garrard
1782 Oct 16 George s of James and Hannah Garnham Cotton
1780 Oct 7 Mary d of James and Sarah Garnham Cotton
married John Finbow
1778 Feb 8 Sarah d of James and Sarah Garnham Cotton
married William Frost
1800 17 Feb Will s of Will and Sarah Frost (Garnham) Cotton
1775 Jun 4 James s of John and Sarah Garnham Cotton
1772 ish Ann married Stephen Francis (date given by age at death)
James Garnham and Sarah Cramping marriage must have been prior to 1772.
Will of James Garnham 1816
I James Garnham of Cotton in the county of Suffolk, farmer, do make this my last will and testament in manner following: that is to say first I give and leave unto Charles Jannings of Bacton in the said county , Farmer, and his heirs all that my freehold messuage or double tenement with the yard garden and appurtenances thereto belonging situated lying and being in Cotton aforesaid and now in the several occupations of William Sadler and Bartholomew Barnard or their undertenants.
And also the Collar House Nethouse and orchard adjoining to the said messuage and now in my own posession with the appurtenances. And also all that my freehold cottage with the yard garden and appurtenacnes thereto belonging also situated lying and being in Cotton aforesaid and now in the occupation of William Aldridge his undertenants or assigns to hold the same premises unto the said Charles Jannings and his heirs to the use of my son John Garnham and his assigns for the term of his natural life: And from and after the determination of that estate by any means in his life times to the use of the said Charles Jannings his executors and administrators during the life of my said son, in trust for my said son and his assigns and to prevent his present or any future wife from being entitled to dower in or out of the said premises and from and after the decease of my said son to the use of the heirs and assigns of him my said son John Garnham for ever.
And I give and devise unto the said Charles Jannings and his heirs all that my newly erected freehold messuage or double tenement called the Newhouse with the combing shop yard garden and appurtenances thereto belonging situated lying and being in Cotton aforesaid and now in the several occupation of James Denny and Robert Lovett or their undertenants to hold the same premises unto the said Charles Jannings and his heirs to the use of such person or persons and for such estates and interests as my son in law Stephen Francis and my daughter Ann his wife at any time or times during their joint lives by any deed or deeds to be sealed and delivered by both of them in the presence of and attested by two or more competent witnesses shall appoint and in default of of and until such appointment to the use of the said Stephen Francis and his assigns for the term of his natural life and from and after his decease to the use of the said Ann his wife her heirs and assigns for ever.
And I give and devise unto the said Charles Jannings and his heirs all that my freehold messuage or dwelling house and the barn stable outhouses and buildings except the Collar House and Nethouse now used by myself therewith and which I have here in before advised to or for the benefit of my said son John Garnham and the yards gardens and two closes of freehold arable land containing by estimation three acres thereto belonging with their appurtenances situated lying and being also in Cotton aforesaid and now in my own possession to hold the same premises (subject and charged as herein after mentioned) unto the said Charles Tannings and his heirs to the use of such person or persons and for such estates and interests as my son in law John Finbow and my daughter Mary his wife at any time or times during their joint lives by any deed or deeds to be sealed and delivered by both of them in the presence of and attested by two or more competent witnesses shall appoint and in default of and until such appointments to the use of the said John Finbow and his assigns for the term of his natural life and from and after his decease to the use of the said Mary his wife her heirs and assigns for ever. And I subject and charge the said hereditaments and premises herein before devised to or for the use and the benefit of the said John Finbow and Mary his wife to and with the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds to be paid to me executor herein after named within one year next after my decease and I direct that the same shall be considered as part of my personal estate hereinafter bequeathed. And in case the said sum of one hundred and fifty pounds or any part there of shall not be paid to my said executors within the time herein before appointed for the payment thereof then my will is and I do hereby direct that it shall and may be lawful to and for my said executors on the survivors or survivor of them or the executors or administration of such survivor to grant and release or devise the said hereditaments and premises hereinbfore charged therewith to any person or persons whomsoever by way of mortgage in fee or for any term or number of years for raising the said sum of one hundred and fifty pounds or so much thereof as shall then remain unpaid so as the term or other estate to be thereby created be nade redeemable on payment of the money so to be borrowed with interest for the same and the costs and charges which shall be occasioned thereby.
And I give to my daughter Maria now the wife of Edmund Thurnwood of Wickham Skeith in the said county taylorthe sum of one hundred and thirty pounds to be paid to her within six months next after my decease. Also I give to each of her two children by her late husband Edmund Clarke nameley Edward otherwise Edmund and Maria Clarke the sum of ten pounds to be paid to them respectively when they shall respectively attain the age of twenty one years. And if wither of them shall die under that age then I give the legacy of him or her so dying unto the survivor of them to be paid to him or her on attaining the said age. And in case the said Edward otherwise Edmund and Maria Clarke shall both die under the said age then I give their said two legacies of ten pounds each unto my said daughter Maria Thornwood to be paid to her within six months next after the decease of the survivor of her said children.
And I give to my daughter Ann the wife of Stephen Francis the sum of forty pounds to be paid to her within six months next after my decease.
I also give to my grandson Ambrose Frost the son of my daughter Sarah the wife of William Frost the sum of five pounds to be paid to him on his attaining the age of twenty one years.
Also I give to my grandson Robert Finbow the son of my said daughter Mary Finbow the like sum of five pounds to be paid to him at his age of twnety one years.
I also give to each of my two sons James and John Garnham the sum of one hundred pounds; and to my daughters Sarah the wife of William Frost, Jane the wife of John Garrard, Elizabeth the wife of Joseph Hammond and Harriet Garnham spinster the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds a piece and to my daughter Charlotte the wife of George Cook the sum of ninety pounds in addition to the sum of sixty pounds which I have advanced to her husband in my life time to be paid to my said sons and daughters respectively within six months next after my decease.
And as to all the rest and the residue of my monies and securities for money household goods and furniture live and dead farming stock growing and othe crops of corn grain and hay personal estate and effects whatsoever which shall remain after the payment of all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses and the said several legacies hereinbefore bequeathed I give and bequeath the same unto my said sons James Garnham and John Garnham and my said daguhters Ann Francis, Sarah Frost, Jane Garrard, Elizabeth Hammond, Maria Thornwood, Charlotte Cook and Harriet Garnham equally to be divided between them share and share alike and to be paid to them respectively within one year next after my decease.
And I direct my executors hereinafter named to place out at interest in their names on government or real security at their discretion within twelve months next after my decease the legacy or legacies of such of my children and grandchildren as shall be then under the age of twenty one years, and to continue the same at interest on such security during the minority or respective minorities of such children and grandchildren respectively. And I further direct that the dividends and interest of the legacy of my said daughter Harriet if she shall be under the said age at my death shall be paid or applied by my said executor to her or for her benefit during her minority as they shall think proper. But that the dividends and interest of th elegacies of such of my grandchildren as shall be minor at my decease shall from time to time during their respective minorities as and when the same shall become due another received be placed out at interest by my said executors on such securities as they shall think proper to the interst that the dividends and interest of such last mentioned legacies may accumulate and increase until they shall become due and payable.
And I nominate and appoint my said son John Garnham and the said John Finbow and Charles Tannings executors of this my will and I direct my said trustees and executors to retain and decudt out of the monies which shall come to their hands by virtue of this my will all costs charges and expenses which shall be incident to or occasioned by the suits and executorship hereof and also a reasonable allowance and satisfaction for their necessary journies time and trouble in relation thereto. And that no one or more of them shall be chargeable for any more of my monies than he or they respectively shall actually receive by virtue of the trusts hereby reposed in him or them notwithstanding his or their joining with any others or other of them in giving or signing any receipt for the sake of conformity. And that each and every of them shall be answerable only for himself and his own acts receipts disbursements and defaults and that they shall not nor shall any of them be accountable for any banker broker or other person with whom or in whose hands any part of the said trust monies shall or may be eposited nor for the insufficiency or deficiency of any fund or security in or upon which the same or any part thereof shall be placed out or invested nor for any other misfortune loss or damage which may happen in the execution of the aforesaid trusts or in realtion thereto except the same shall be by or through their wilful neglects or defaults respectively.
In witness whereof the said James Garnham the testator have to the four first sheets of this my last will and testament which is written on five sheets of paper set my hand and to this fifth and last sheet thereof set my hand and seal this twenty fifth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixteen the mark and seal of James Garnham x signed sealed published and declared by the said James Garnham the testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto (the words “otherwise Edmund”) being first twice interlined in the third sheet Susan Malden Ransom wife of Mr Wm Ransom Wm Ransom of Stowmarket attourney at law Robert Ransom his clerk.
Probate of this will was made in comon form before the Reverend William Hepworth clk Surr ? to the worshipful John Gooch clk M A Courts Vc 29 October 1816 by the oaths of the execs to whom admon to was granted being sworn to saving all right.
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