The child of John Cowell (a yeoman) and Alice Troward, John Cowell, the 5 times great-grandfather of Nigel Horne, was born in Margate, Kent, England c. 1701, was baptised there at St John the Baptist Church on 1 Dec 1701 and was married to Susanna (with whom he had 8 children: Edward, John, Thomas, Benjamin, William, Benjamin, Troward and Susanna).
He died in 1752 at St Lawrence, Thanet, Kent, England1,2 and was buried there on 28 Apr 17521,3.
Transcription of Will of John Cowell Died 1752; I John Cowell of Coldwood in the parish of St Laurence, in the Isle of Thanet in the County of Kent.......... being weak in body but of sound perfect and disposing mind memory and understanding (praised be God) to make my last will and testament and considering the frailty of human nature the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof and being very willing and desirous to avoid and prevent all disputes and controversies after my demise about the estate whichthe Lord in his great mercy hath blessed me with at .... this thirteenth day of April in the twenty fifth year of t France and Ireland protector of the faith and in the year of our lord 1752; I make ordain and appoint this my last will and testament in manner and form following that to say first I most humbly commend my soul to Almighty God my maker hoping and steadfastly believing in and ........ the precious and meritorious death and burial and the glorious and triumphant resurrection and ascention of my blessed Lord and saviour Jesus Christ to receive full pardon and .............. of all my sins and transgressions and my body please to the earth to be devoutly interred at the discretion of my executors hereafter named and as to ............. and ...................all such Estate and Estates both real and personal whatever and whosoever be the same of what nature quality kind degree or sort so ever which I now all or at anytime hereafter shall be .............. and possessed of interested in or any way entitled to and which I have power to dispose of I give devise and bequeath the same as follows; I do hereby order direct and appoint that my executors hereafter named shall and do within the space of forty days next after my decease raise and procure a true and perfect inventory and appraisement to be made and taken of all and singular my goods chattels plate linen cash securities effects ...... utensils and implements of household stabling and ..... laundry tackle stock crops all other my personal estate whatever and whoever and to exhibit the same according to law inthe proper Court for that purpose. And I do hereby give and bequeath my said personal estate unto my executors hereafter named for and towardss the use and maintenance of my dear and loving wife Susanna and the maintenance education and bringing up and placing out of my children until the youngest child shall have attained his or her age of twenty one years my just simple .............. debts funeral expenses and the charges of the probate hereof and other ........... chargesin and about the due execution of this my will being thereout first paid and deducted and I do hereby give and divide the hoar and meat rent issues and profits of the Real Estate that descended and came to me on the death my late brothersMr William Cowell and Mr Joseph Cowell and that I lately purchased of John ................. fisherman after the interest of such servities as now and hereafter shall be made of the same or any part thereof the landtaxes and other outgoings are thereout half yearly or otherwise paid and deducted unto my executors and the successor of them and to the executors or administrator of such successors also for and towardss the maintenance of my said wife and also the maintenance education bringing up and placing out of my children until the youngest child shall have attained his or her said age of twenty one years old; I do hereby give divide will and bequeath unto my executors hereafter named and the successors of them and to the successors or administrators of such successors free liberty full power and absolute authority immediately forward after my daughter Susanna shall have attained her said age of 21 years to enter into and upon all the aforesaid real estates so described to and purchased by us or any part or parcels thereof and by a good and sufficient mortgage to be by them other or any of them duly made and executed in the presence of and attested by two or more credible witnesses of this same or some part or parcels thereof and thereby to liaise and levy the full sum of one hundred pounds of lawful money of Great Britain and the charges of and belonging to such mortgage besides which said sum of one hundred pounds when levied shall be paid by the person or persons who levied the same unto my said daughter Susanna within one week after she hath attained her said age of twenty one years she giving at her own expense a good and sufficient release and discharge to the persons or person who shall pay her the same to be done according to law to hold the said real estates or any part or parcels with their or any of their app...... for and during the time and term of five hundred years to commence from the date next before the day of my decease and be determinable upon my sons repayment thereof with the charges of and belongingto such mortgages and of such assignment or assignments as shall (in the meantime) be obliged to be made thereof also ..... and when the youngest child that I now have or shall have by my said wife shall have attained his or her said age of twenty one years then I do hereby give and divide the .......... hoar and meat rents and profits of my said real estates so responded to and purchased by me as aforesaid unto my said wife and to her assigus for and during the time and term of her natural life she first paying all the interest of such servities as shall have been thou duly made of the same or any part or parcels thereof the land taxes and other outgoings half yearly or otherwise according to the usual .....of interest taxes and other outgoings being paid and payable and when the youngest child that I now have or shall happen to have by my said wife shall have attained his or her said age of twenty one years and my said daughter Susanna is paid as aforesaid and my said wife is dead and her reasonable funeral expenses are paid and satisfied out of such of my household goods as she may happen to have and le.. at the time of her decease but if they are not sufficient to bury her then the deficiency thereof shall be made up out of the said hoar and meat rents ........and profits of my said real estates by my six sons hereafter named equally then I do hereby give and divide the rest of the said household goods (if anyleft) and also all the aforesaid real estates............ and purchased as aforesaid and every part and parcel thereof with their each and every of their app.............. (so charged and to be charged as aforesaid) unto my six ...........sons John, Edward, Thomas, William, Benjamin, Troward and Edward Cowell and to their heirs and assigus forbear equally to be divided between them and they take hold and enjoy the same as tenants in common and not just as joint tenants and do hereby name constitute and appoint the said Susanna my wife and my dear and loving brother Mr Edward Cowell to be executors of this my will and guardians of and trustees for such of my children as I shall happen to leave at the time of mydecease until they shall and do severally attain their respective ages of twenty one years but my will mind and desire is and I do hereby order direct appoint and declare that it shall and may be lawful to and for my executors and the survivor of them and the executors and administrators of such survivor to for and upon the several ..... trusts ..............and purposes herein before particularly mentioned and I do hereby fully authorise and impower them each and every of them from time to time to take ...... ........ him her and themselves out of the rents ...... and profits of my said Real Estates so devised as .... all such sum and sums of money costs charges expenses and damages whatever as they any or other of them shall pay expend loan sustain be at or put to for by reason in ...... ....... or upon .......... of the execution of this my will or any part thereof or in the ........ of all any or either of the several trusts ......... .............. and purposes aforesaid or of the management or performance of the same any or either of them or of any .... matter or thing which shall or may be done or happen in about or ....... thereto or .............. or ................ thesame any or other of them in any manner kind or sort whatever and that they any or either of them ......... shall and do actually ........... and take or shall ......... to their any or either of their ........... hands by force or virtueof this will and the powers or authorities hereby given to them any or either of them for the performance thereof and also that they any or either of them shall not be subject or liable to or charged or chargeable with or accountable or answerable for the acts deeds .......... or ........... of the other or others of them but each of them only for his and her own proper acts deeds ......... and ........... nor for the miscarriages of any person or persons employed by for or under them any or either of them nor any accidental or ....... damages or losses of or in either rents principal interest and premises or any part thereof which shall or may happen without their any or either of their wilful neglect or default in ..... receiving taking calling in laying out ....... disposing or keeping replacing paying employing and satisfying the same or any part or parcels thereof but if any sum or sums of money or things shall and do unfortunately or unavoidably happen to fall short and be lost then the same in any or either of the cases aforesaid shall be a loss to and borne by the person and persons for whom they any or either of them is or are intended and to upon or for whose use and benefits the same is are or shall be intended to be received reviewed called in laid out invested dispose of kept ......... paid employed or satisfied as aforesaid this my will or anything herein before contained or any ............... thereonto the contrary thereof in anywise notwithstanding and lastly I do revoke .......... and make void all former wills ........and codicils by me made published or declared in witness whereof I the said John Cowell the testator have to the bottom of the first second and third sheets of this my last will and testament only set my hand but to this the fourth and last sheet thereof (being ........ and sealed together) I have set and put my name and seal the day and year afore written John Cowell signed sealed and published and declared by the testator (the words, ......... being first supplied in the said first sheet) to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who have hereunto in his presence subscribedour names as witnesses Thomas Gurney, Jane Gurney, Daniel Butler; The before registered will of John Cowell deceased was proved the twenty eighth day of May 1753 before the Reverend Thomas Samprey .......... surrogate to the worshipful Edward Simpson doctor of laws official general to the archdeacon of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of Edward Cowell one of the executors named in the said will being first sworn duly to perform the same ..... power ..... to the other executor.
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