Huffam, Elizabeth

Female 1717 - Abt 1793  (75 years)


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  • Name Huffam, Elizabeth 
    Born 7 Dec 1717  Elmstone Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Abt 1793 
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    • Name spelt Hougham in her will

      This is the last will of me Elizabeth Hougham of Stourmouth in the County of Kent. Spinster in manner and form following that is to say whereas Edward Hayward in the said County of Kent esquire hath purchased in his name but with my proper money the sum of nine hundred pounds capital stock in bank four per cent annuity consolidated in the year one thousand seven Hundred and sixty two and his promise to be accountable to me for the same and to pay me the dividends from time to time arising therefrom and whereas I have the sum of two hundred due and owing to me on two separate bonds each conditioned for the payment of one hundred pounds with interest which together with the said nine hundred pounds bank stock make the sum of eleven hundred pounds now my will and meaning is and I do give and bequeath unto my beloved sister Ann the wife of John Benefield of Monkton in the County of Kent husbandman her executors and administrators the said sums of nine hundred pounds and two Hundred pounds together with the interest and proceeds arising therefrom in trust nevertheless and to and for her use ends intents purposes herein after mentioned and declared of and mentioning the same (that is to say)first I give and bequeath all the interest and proceeds arising from the said sums of nine hundred pounds and two hundred pounds unto my said sister until my nephew John Benefield shall attain his age of twenty-one years but my will and meaning is that my said sister shall with such interest and proceeds maintain and educate as well my said nephew John Benefield as my other nephew Michael Benefield until the said John Benefield shall attain the age of twenty-one years as aforesaid and from and immediately his the said John Benefield attaining the age of twenty-one my will and meaning is and I do hereby direct my said sister her executors and administrators to pay to the said John Benefield to and for his own proper use and benefit the sum of four hundred pounds of lawful money of Great Britain two hundred pounds part thereof to be to be sold out of the said nine hundred pounds stock for the most advantage that there may be and the residue thereof to be paid out of the said two bonds if the money should then be on such security but my meaning is that the said sum of two hundred pounds now due on said bonds shall go towards payment of the said four hundred pounds notwithstanding it may then be or any other security and the residue of the said nine hundred pounds stock as aforesaid and my will and meaning further is that from and immediately after the said John Benefield attaining the age of twenty-one I give and bequeath to my said sister all that interest and proceed arising from the remaining seven hundred pounds stock until my other said nephew Michael Benefield shall attain his age of twenty-one years but my will is that my said sister with such interest and proceed shall maintain and educate the said Michael Benefield until he shall attain such his age of twenty-one years as aforesaid and from and immediately after his attaining such age my will and meaning is and I do hereby direct my said sister executor and administrators to pay to the said Michael Benefield to and for his own proper use and benefit the sum of two hundred pounds of lawful money of Great Britain out of the remaining seven hundred pounds stock and my will and meaning is that from and immediately after the said Michael Benefield attaining the age of twenty-one I give and bequeath unto my said sister the interest and proceed arising from the remaining five hundred pounds to and for her only proper use and benefit for and during the term of her natural life and from and immediately after her decease I give and bequeath the said remaining five hundred pounds stock to my said nephews John Benefield and Michael Benefield their executors and administrators in manner following (that is to say) the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds part thereof to the said John Benefield which with the sum of four hundred pounds to be paid to him at the time of his attaining the age of twenty-one years makes five hundred and fifty pounds and the sum of three hundred and fifty pounds residue of the said remaining five hundred pounds stock to the said Michael Benefield which with the sum of two hundred pounds to be paid him at the time of his attaining the age of twenty-one years makes also the sum of five hundred and fifty pounds which is my intent and meaning as I would have the said remaining five hundred pounds stock be so divided between my said two nephews as to have them each receive the same sum making an allowance of what was paid to them at their respective ages of twenty-one but in case my said nephew John Benefield shall happen to die and depart this life before he shall attain his age of twenty-one years then my will and meaning is that the interest and proceed of the said nine hundred pounds stock and two hundred pounds shall be applied towards the maintenance and education or otherwise for the benefit only of my said other nephew Michael Benefield until he shall attain the age of twenty-one and the said sum of four hundred pounds so given to the said John Benefield as aforesaid I will the same be paid to my said sister her executors and administrators to the said Michael Benefield together with the said two hundred pounds so bequeathed to him as aforesaid and the said sum of one hundred and fifty pounds so given to the said John Benefield at the death of my said sister in case he shall die before he attains the age of twenty-one years as aforesaid I give and bequeath the same to the said Michael Benefield his executors and administrators and in case the said Michael Benefield shall happen to die and depart this life before he shall attain his age of twenty-one years the said John Benefield his brother living then my will and meaning is the said sums of two hundred and three hundred and fifty pounds so given to the said Michael Benefield as aforesaid shall be paid by my said sister her executors and administrators to the said John Benefield by such payments and at such times and in such sort manner and form as the same is herein before willed and directed to be paid to the said Michael Benefield and in case both my said nephews shall happen to die and depart this life before they shall have respectively attained their several ages of twenty-one years then and in that case I give and bequeath all the interest and proceeds arising or which shall at any time or times hereafter arise from the said sums of nine hundred pounds stock and two hundred pounds to my said sister to and for her own proper use for and during the term of her natural life and from and immediately after her decease I give and bequeath the said sums of nine hundred pounds and two hundred pounds to my brother Michael Hougham of Preston next Wingham in the said county of Kent yeoman his executors and administrators and lastly I give devise and bequeath all and singular other my estate whether real or personal or of what nature or kind soever not herein before given and bequeathed unto my said sister her heirs executors administrators or assigns and I do hereby nominate and appoint my said sister sole executrix of this my last will and testament but my will desire and meaning is that my said sisters now husband or any after taken husband shall not intermeddle with the execution of this my will otherwise than in bringing actions and such other acts as the law requires and that the receipt and receipts arquittance or arquittances of my said sister exclusive of and without her said husband or any after taken husband notwithstanding her present or any future coverture shall sufficiently and effectually indemnify release and discharge all and every person or persons paying or advancing any sum or sums of money whatsoever for or on account of my said estate or any part thereof and I do hereby revoke and make void all former or other will or wills testament or testaments by me at any time hereto fore made and do declare this only to be my last will and testament in witness whereof I have to the first five sheets of this my last will and testament contained in six sheets of paper set my hand and to the last sheet thereof my hand and seal the seventeenth day of February in the sixth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the third by the grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland being defender of the faith and so forth and in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Six (EH) Signed sealed published and declared by the said Elizabeth Hougham the testatrix as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us who in her presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names hereunto - Margaret Bushell William Thomas William Slodden Attourney at Canterbury


      On the tenth day of May in the year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and ninety three administration with the will annexed of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of Elizabeth Hougham late of Stourmouth in the County of Kent spinster deceased was granted to Michael Benefield the nephew and only next of kin of the deceased to whom administration was granted having been first sworn by commission duly to administer Alice Benefield (wife of John Benefield) the sister sole executrix and residuary legatee named in the will dying in the life time of the said deceased
    Person ID I1119  Hougham
    Last Modified 4 Mar 2004 

    Father Huffam, Michael
              c. 13 Feb 1687, Preston Near Wingham Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1761  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Mother Wicks, Elizabeth
              d. Bef 1733 
    Married 11 Nov 1717  Preston Wingham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F507  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart