MRP: Sir Edmond (Edmund) Hoskins will
Sir Edmond (Edmund) Hoskins
PROB 11/316 Hyde 1-56 Will of Sir Edmund Hoskins, Serjeant at Law 7th February 1665
Son of XXXX
b. XXXX, d. XXXX
26/09/11, CSG: Created page
Abstract & context
The 23 of December 1664
In the name of God Amen I Sir Edmund Hoskins Kt. Sergeant at law being at this time in perfect health and memory (thanks be unto God) doe this day and yeare above-written make and declare my last will and testament in manner and forme following In the first place I doe resigne my most sinfull Soule unto the Lord God Almighty the Creator of it beseechinge him to accept and receive the same through the meritts and sufferings of my blessed Saviour Jesus Christ which I doe believe being the sonne of God came into this world and tooke the humane nature upon him to dye for us and my sins and that by shedding of his most innocent blood my soule might be purified and cleansed and the pollutions thereof contracted by originall and actuall sin might be wyped and done away For my body I bequeath that unto the Earth of which it was first made there to remayne untill that great and terrible day of the Lord shall approach, when I doe believe that this my body shall be reunited and made perfect and be againe the receptacle and habitation of my soule and doe hope that through the meritts of my blessed Saviour my Soule and body, being then Joyned againe be made happy by the function and perfect enjoyement of that blessedness which hath bin prepared for the Elect Children of God from all Eternitie For my place of buryall I desire it may be in that Isle of Carshalton Church where my Pewes are and that without pomp or great solemnity, but decently. And for the better avoydeing of unnecessary charge, my desire is that there be no mourning garment at all bestowed upon any person save only my wyfe, Children and servants and my Executors hereafter named. And for that estate it hath plesed God to bestow upon me I doe dispose of in manner following I doe devise that what moneys I doe owe at my death shall be first payd.
Item I doe give and bequeath to the poore of the Parish of Oxted where I received my first breath fifty shillings to be distributed by my cozen William Hoskins and the like summe of fifty shillings to be distributed by my wyfe amongst the poore people in Carshalton where I desire to be buryed
Item I give and bequeath to the lady Harbie my Mother in law the Summe of Five pounds to buy her a ring.
To my Sister Bulbley and my Sister Deane each of them Five pounds apeice to buy them rings.
Item I give unto William Wakelyn and Henrie Aubonie my ancient servants three pouinds apeice. And all such other meniall Servants as I shall have at the time of my decease Twenty shillings apeice. And whereas by articles upon the marryage with my wyfe I did agree to leave her at my death £2500 or £250 per annum during her life and by an after agreement upon further consideration did agree to leave her £ 500 more or £ 50 per Annum XXXX dureing her life. And whereas the said Sir. Thomas Twisden and Sir. William Wylde Kt. and barronett Recorder of the Cittie of London now stands seized to them and their heires of and in the moiety of the Mannor of Carshalton in the Countie of Surrey and divers lands tenements and hereditaments purchased by me from the trustees of the Earle of Arrundell and likewise of my mansion house there and of divers Lands Tenements and hereditaments purchased by me of Charles Burton Esq. Deceased nonetheless in trust for me and my heires or such persson or persons and for such use or uses as I should lymitt and declare and the same is soe declared by an Indenture under their hands and seales bearing date the 23 of Febr. 1655. And whereas I stand seised of five parcells of Land the one lyeing in Westcroft and the other part within my Parke pale and part without which I bought of Edward Tegg of Carshalton. Now for and in performance of the said Articles and the said severall agreements and in full satisfaction of whatever my said wyfe may clayme by vertue of the said agreements or out of my estate reall or personall (except what hereafter is by my will given unto her) I now devise give and bequeath unto my said wyfe the benefitt of the trust aforesaid of and in all my said Mannor lands tenements and hereditaments soe purchased as aforesaid and the Lands bought of Edward Tegg as aforesaid (all which I value at the present to be above £300 per Annum, To have and to hold taken and here assigned for and during the terme of her naturall life And doe appoynt that my said Trustees and the survivor and the heires of the survivor of them shall permitt and suffer my said wyfe and her assignes dureing her naturall life to receive the rents issues and profitts thereof, but not to part with their interest in Law in the premises or any parte thereof nor permitt heer or her assignes to sell cutt downe or sell any of the Timber indes ? or walnutt trees growing in or upon the said premises or any parte thereof and shall out of the rents and profitts take care that the houses and fences be kept in good and sufficient repayre
And I doe devise and bequeath unto my said wyfe all her pearles rings Jewells and diamonds and all my plate linnen hangings furniture goods and chattells (my moneys excepted) which I shall have at the time of my decease within my dwelling house at Carshalton.
And I give unto her my Coach and two Coach houses with the harness and all things belonginge thereunto, and all the firewood and coale that shall be about my said house at the time of my decease.
And I give unto her likewise the summe of Two hundred pounds to pay and discharge her owne particular debts and to discharge my estate thereof, but for all my other goods and chattells without my said dwelling house I declare shall be taken as my personall estate to be imployed for satisfaction of my other legacies. Provided alwaies nevertheless and my further minde is that if my said wyfe shall not within three months next after my decease declare in writeing and on hand and seale that she is well contented to accept of the said Mannor lands tenements and legacies before mentioned in full satisfaction of whatever she may clayme or demand by vertue of the said marriage agreement or any other, then my will is that my said wyfe shall take nothinge by this my will or bequest and as to her the same to be utterly void and of none effect save only as to the summe of £3000 which by agreement I was to leve her and doe by this my will appoynt shall be payd unto her in case she shall refuse to accept of the said lands as aforesaid. And in case of such refusall as aforesaid Then I devise and bequeath the said Mannor Lands tenements and other the premises unto my Executors their heires and assignes forever, and doe declare and appoynt that my said Trustees and their heires shall joyne with my said Executors in the case of all and singular the premises and dispose of the moneys by the said sale in discharge of the other legacies given by this my will But in case of such acceptance by my wyfe as aforesaid Then I doe declare and appoynt that from and after the decease of my said wyfe my said Trustees and the heires of the Survivour of them shall permitt and suffer such person as shall be the next heire male of my body at the time of the decease of my said wyfe or in default of such issur my heires females or in default of such issue my right heires. To have and to hold thesaid mannor lands tenements and other the premises to have them and their heires respectively. Provided likewise that such heir male shall within five months next after my said wyfes decease pay or give very good securitie to pay to such other of my sonnes as shall be then living at their respective ages of Fower and twenty yeares or more Two hundred pounds apeice and in default of such payment or securitie given, Then my trustees or the heires of the survivour of them shall receive the rents issues and profitts of all and singular the premises untill Two hundred pounds apeice for such summes together with the Interest thereof from the time of payment shall be raysed and from and after such payment or securitie given or raysement of the said moneys as aforesaid Then the said trust and the whole interest in law in all and singular the premises I doe appoynt to be conveyed and setled ? to and upon such heire male and his heires forever.
Item I give unto my daughter Elizabeth Hoskins the One hundred pounds given by her grandmother Capell ? and the summe of One thousand and Fower hundred pounds more to be payd unto her imediatly after my decease, Provided she give me a release or sufficient discharge for all damages or Interest for the said One hundred pounds and marry with the consent and approbation of my executors or the survivour of them and if she shall mot I then give unto her but Five hundred pounds and the residue of her legacie I give unto her brothers and sister equally to be divided betweene them.
ITEM I give unto my daughter Anne Hoskins the summe of one thousand pounds to be payd at the day of marriage or one and twenty yeares which shall next happen, Provided she marry likewise with the consent as aforesaid and if she doe not, then I give her but five hundred pounds and the residue to be devided between her brothers.
ITEM I give unto my sonne Thomas Hoskins the summe of One thousand pounds and the like summe of One Thousand pounds unto my sonne Job Hoskins to be payd unto them as soon as may be after my death.
Item all the rest and residue of my estate I doe give and appoynt shall be equally amongst all my other sonnes or children that shall be living at the time of my decease but not payd unto them until their severall and respective ages of Fower and Twenty yeares and my will and meaning is that all my sayd Children shall be maintained out of the proceeds and profitt of their severall and respective portions. And when there shall be occasion to bind any of my sonnes Apprentices or to place them in any callinge (which my desire is every one should be), then such moneys as shall be layd out upon such placeing to be payd out of such Childs principall stocke. And my further will is that if any of my Children dye before the time of such Childs portion shall become payable then such Childs portion soe dyeing shall be equally devided amongst the surviving Children. And I doe hereby further declare and appoynt that in case my wyfe shall refuse to accept of my lands as aforesaid, whereby the sme shall be sold according to the Direction as aforesaid I give by way of increase of legacie to my daughter Elizabeth Five hundred pounds and to my daughter Anne the summe of three hundred pounds and the overplus to be equally devided amongst all my sonnes and subject to the same cautions and provisions in every respect as is expressed in the gift of their former legacies.
And I doe further appoynt and direct that my house in Chancery Lane and all my Interest therein which I lately bought of Mr Heversham together with all the Furniture wherewith it is now furnished (X) hangings bedds furniture of bedds tables carpets chaires stooles and all other my goods whatsoever which I shall have at the time of my decease in the said house (exceptinge my ready moneys plates evidences and writeings lynnen and bookes which lynnen I give to my wife and my bookes to my sonne Job Hoskins) shall be by my executors forthwith sold after my decease and the moneys thereby raysed imployed towards the performance of my will.
And my further meaning and will is that my Executors shall in the first place be reimbursed and payd all such summes of moneys as they or any of them shall expend about the execution of my will. And that they nor any of them shall be put to any prejudice by reason of losse in puttinge out any summes of moneys for my said Childrens portions (they useing their best care in disposing thereof.
And of this my last will and testament I constitute and appoynt the said Sir Thomas Twisden Kt. My deare friend the said Frances Coventry my noble kinsman and cordiall freind and my cozen John Hoskins my Executors.
And doe hereby revoke and make voyd all former wills and declare this to be my last will and testament and in witness the same is so it conteyneing two sheets of paper I have sett my hand and seale to each sheet the day and yeare above written.
PROBATUM fuit Tetamento sepxxxxxxx apud London xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Possible primary sources
C 5/81/81 Coventry v. Hoskins: Surrey 1689
C 6/41/100 Short title: Boys v Hoskins. Plaintiffs: John Boys and Maurice Digs. Defendants: Edmund Hoskins and others. Subject: land (not specified).Document type: answer only. 1656
C 6/169/108 Short title: Priaulx v Lockhart. Plaintiffs: Paul Priaulx and John Hodges. Defendants: William Lockhart, Dame Elizabeth Harby, William Staines, Sir Edmond Hoskins kt, Edward Bromley, Henry Robinson and another. Subject: money matters, Middlesex. Document type: bill, answer. 1664
C 6/173/36 Short title: Twisden v Midleton. Plaintiffs: Sir Thomas Twisden kt, JKB, Francis Coventry and John Hoskins, executors of Sir Edmund Hoskyns kt deceased. Defendants: John Midleton and Elizabeth Hoskins. Subject: will of the deceased Sir Edmund Hoskins kt, of Middlesex. 1665
C 6/173/37 Short title: Twisden v Middleton. Plaintiffs: Sir Thomas Twisden kt, JKB, Francis Coventry and John Hoskins, executors of Sir Edmund Hoskyns kt deceased. Defendants: John Middleton. Subject: will of the deceased Sir Edmund Hoskins kt. Document type: answer only. 1665
C 6/185/53 Short title: Hoskins v Harby. Plaintiffs: Sir Edmund Hoskins kt and Dame Elizabeth Hoskins his wife. Defendants: Sir Erasmus Harby baronet. Subject: rectory of Aldenham, Hertfordshire. Document type: bill, answer. 1664
C 6/186/117 Short title: Twisden v Hoskins. Plaintiffs: Sir Thomas Twisden baronet, Francis Coventrye and John Hoskins. Defendants: Thomas Hoskins, John Hoskins, Elizabeth Midleton, Robert Frampton, Anne Frampton, Nathaniel Hoskins and others. Subject: personal estate of the deceased Sir Edmund Hoskins kt. 1669
C 6/187/117 Short title: Twisden v Hoskins. Plaintiffs: Sir Thomas Twisden baronet. Defendants: Nathaniel Hoskins, William Hoskins, John Hoskins and Charles Hoskins. Subject: personal estate of the deceased Edmund Hoskins. Document type: answer, certificate. 1669
C 6/214/29 Short title: Frampton v Coventry. Plaintiffs: Robert Frampton. Defendants: Francis Coventry and Dame Elizabeth Hoskins Coventry his wife. Subject: money matters, Berkshire. Document type: bill, answer. 1675
C 9/36/16 Harby, bart. v. Harby and Hoskins, knt. 1664
C 9/31/70 Harby, v. Hoskins, knt. 1664
C 9/31/72 Harby, knt. v. Hoskins, knt. 1664
C 9/18/87 Hoskins v. Harby 1655
C 9/422/162 Hoskins v. Wiseman, knt. 1669
C 10/465/162 Jesson v. Harby, Erasmus, Hoskins, Throgmorton, Job, Royden and Barrett: Herts 1657
C 10/151/69 Marshall v Coventry, Hoskins and Watere 1684
PROB 5/2148 WAKELIN, William, of Carshalton, Surrey (includes account) 1684PROB 11/316 Hyde 1-56 Will of Sir Edmund Hoskins, Serjeant at Law 7th February 1665
- Lady Harby, widow of Sir Job Harby. Elizabeth Dallison reported the death of Sir Job Harby in a letter to Sir George Oxenden dated April 6th, 1663. See 6th April 1663, Letter from Elizabeth Dalyson to Sir GO
- Sir Thomas Twisden was XXXX
- See biographical profile of Francis Coventry
- Sir William Wylde was XXXX
- At the time of Sir Edmond Hoskins writing his will, his son, Thomas Hoskins, was with Sir George Oxenden in the East Indies