|Robert COSTER of Truro, Gent.
Robert COSTER of Truro, Gent.
- Married: 13 Nov 1726, Boyton, Cornwall 1
- Died: 1736
Will written 27 Mar 1736, proved 11 May 1736.
In the Name of God Amen
I Robert Coster of Pendarves in the Parish of Camborn in the County of Cornwall Esqr but now in the City of Bristoll being Weak in Body but of Sound and Disposing Memory and Understanding Do this Twenty Seventh Day of March In the Year of our Lord 1736 make this my Last Will and Testament in manner following (that is to say) Whereas Sir William Pendarves late of Pendarves aforesaid Knight did by his Last Will and Testament make my dear Wife and his Sister Grace Coster Sole Executrix By Virtue thereof I am become Entituled unto an Estate held under the Duke of Cornwall called Bradrige with the Stork and Household Goods there And also unto an Estate at Bodriviall near Pendarves aforesaid and unto a House at St. Colomb and Sundry Parts of Mines and Tinn Bounds and other Matters and Things in the County of Cornwall or elsewhere Now I do by this my Will Give devise and Bequeath unto my Said Loving Wife the said Grace Coster All and Singular the said Estates Mines and Tinn Bounds and all other Matters and Things that may Arise or become due from the Personal Estate of the said Sir William Pendarves deceased To hold to Her my said Wife her Executors Administrators and Assigns for all my Estate Term and Terms and Interest therein or thereunto respectively Subject nevertheless to the Payment and discharging of all the debts of the said Sir William Pendarves deceased and particularly what's due from Him to Me And Whereas my said Wife is also Executrix of the Last Will and Testament of Mrs Grace Pendarves her Mother By Virtue whereof I am Entituled unto divers Matters and Things the Personal Estate of the said Mrs Pendarves deceased Now I do hereby Give devise and bequeath unto my said Wife Grace Coster All my Estate Right Title and Interest to Such Personal Estate of the said Mrs Pendarves deceased To Hold to Her her Executors Administrators and
Assigns subject to the Payment of the Debts of the said Mrs Pendarves deceased And Whereas upon and before my Intermarriage with my said Wife and in consideration of Two Thousand Pounds by Me received as and for her Marriage Portion I did agree to Settle upon Her my said Wife Lands and Tenements of the Yearly Value of Two Hundred Pounds per annum Which I have not yet done Now therefore My Will and Desire is That my said Wife Grace Coster do and shall within One Year after my Death release Such Agreement and the Lands and Tenements and all Sums and Sums of Money so agreed to be Settled on Her as aforesaid unto my Executor herein after named from the Payment of the said Sum of Two Hundred Pounds per annum and all Sum and Sums of Money On Payment to Her of the Sum of Two Thousand Pounds of Lawful British Money by my Executor herein after named and in such case only I do hereby give devise and bequeath unto my said Wife Grace the said Sum of Two Thousand Pounds to be paid to Her within Twelve Months next after my decease accordingly And I do also give devise and bequeath unto Her my said Wife the clear Yearly Rent Charge or Sum of One Hundred Pounds of Lawful British Money for and during the Term of her Natural Life by equal half Yearly Payments to be paid And with the Payment thereof as also of the said Sum of Two Thousand Pounds I do hereby Charge All my real and Personal Estate whatsoever and said Wife all my Estate right Title and Interest in and to Pendarves House aforesaid Subject to reparations and do Order and Direct my Executor herein after named to pay the Yearly rent the Same is subject unto during my Wifes Widowhood and no Longer And I do also give and bequeath unto my said Wife the House Estate and all the Stork thereon And also my Household Goods Plate Linen and Implements of Household whatsoever at Pendarves aforesaid or elsewhere And all her rings Jewells and Parapharnalia And also my Chaise and Horses And also I do give devise and bequeath unto Eugenia Stoughton the Sum of One Hundred Guineas of Lawful British Money and to Grace Reynolds the sum of Ten Pounds of like Money and to Robert Jones the like Sum of Ten Pounds And to Richard Featherstone the like Sum of Ten Pounds and to all my Servants living at Pendarves aforesaid a Suit of Mourning Each And also All the rest and residue of my real and Personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever and of what Nature Sort or kind soever they be My Just Debts the aforesaid Legacys and Funeral Expenses being first paid and Discharged I give devise and bequeath unto my Loving Brother Thomas Coster of the said City of Bristoll Esqr his Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns for ever Whom I do hereby make Sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament revoking all former Wills by Me made and Declaring this to be my Last In Witness whereof I have to this my Last Will and Testament contained
In these Two Sheets of Paper affixed together to the first whereof I have Set my Hand and to this my Hand and Seal the Day and Year first above written Robt. Coster (signed) Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the said Testator as and for his Last Will and Testament in the presence of Us who Subscribed our Names in his Presence and at his request (the Words particularly whats due from Him to Me and all Sum and Sums of Money) first Interlined John Richards _ Charles Cole _ Jarrit Smith.
This Will was proved at London On the Eleventh Day of May In the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty Six Before the Worshipful George Lee Doctor of Laws Surrogate of the Right Worshipful John Bettesworth Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully Constituted By the Oath of Thomas Coster Esqr the Brother of the Deceased and Sole Executor named in the said Will To Whom Administration was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattells and Credits of the said Deceased He being first sworn well and truely to Administer the same. 2
Robert married Grace PENDARVES, daughter of Rev. Thomas PENDARVES and Grace HOBLYN, on 13 Nov 1726 in Boyton, Cornwall 1. (Grace PENDARVES was born in 1696 in St. Columb Major, Cornwall and was christened on 11 Aug 1696 in St. Columb Major, Cornwall 1.)
married by licence
UK National Archives, PROB11/677/78.