Adam Cossam of Heathfield
Thomas Cossam of Heathfield
Adam Cossam of Waldron
(Abt 1568-1606)


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Adam Cossam of Waldron

  • Born: Abt 1568, Heathfield, Sussex, England
  • Married: 23 May 1597, Heathfield, Sussex, England 1
  • Buried: 10 Jun 1606, All Saints, Waldron, Sussex, England 2

  Research Notes:

Family name often spelled COSHAM.


In 1587 Adam Cosham was the residuary legatee and sole executor of his father's Will.


Abstract of the Will of Adam Coshame of Waldron in the County of Sussex, written 4 Jun 1606, proved 28 Jun 1606. 3

Wills that his body be buried in the churchyard of Waldron.

Gives & bequeaths 10 shillings to the poor people of Waldron parish.

Gives & bequeaths £50 to his son Adam Cosham, to be paid to him when he turns twenty-one. If his son Adam should die underage, he wills the same £50 to his son John Cosham. If John should die before turning twenty-one, he wills that his son Thomas Cosham should pay the said amount to his brother Adam.

Wills and bequeaths to his son Adam Cosham his house, barns and outhouses with the associated land called Baylie in the parish of Waldron.

Gives & bequeaths 12 pence each to his sons John Cosham and Thomas Cosham.

All the residue of his goods &c. he gives and bequeaths to his wife Elizabeth Cosham whom he makes sole executrix of his last will and testament. Appoints as overseers of his will Jeferie Meppam, Walter . . . . . . . of Heathfield, and his wife's brothers John Taylor and Thomas Taylor both of Heathfield, paying them 3 shillings 4 pence each for their efforts.

  Marriage Information:

Adam married Elizabeth Taylor, daughter of John Taylor and Mary, on 23 May 1597 in Heathfield, Sussex, England. (Elizabeth Taylor was born about 1572 in Heathfield, Sussex, England and was buried probably on 20 Jan 1641 in All Saints, Heathfield, Sussex, England.)


1 Heathfield Sussex Parish Registers, Marriages.

2 Waldron Sussex Parish Registers, Burials.

3 Sussex Wills and Administrations in the District Probate Registry at Lewes, ESRO reference: PBT/1/1/12/164.

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