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1834 William Covey


I William COVEY of the Parish of Knockholt in the County of Kent, Surgeon, do hereby publish and declare this my last will and testament. I give and devise to my
eldest son, Edward COVEY, Clerk
, for his own use and benefit, all my share or interest in a certain estate situate at Smethwick in the Parish of Harborne in the County of Stafford with the rights and appurtenances thereto belonging. I also give and devise to my said elder son for his own use and benefit all the freehold messuage, lands and premises belonging to me in the Parish of Knockholt aforesaid with the rights and appurtenances thereto belonging. I likewise give and devise to my dear wife Elizabeth COVEY for her own use and benefit, subject only to payment of one thousand pounds at my decease and also of one hundred pounds yearly to my daughter Elizabeth WILLIAMS, wife of James Williams, Clerk, and furthermore subject to the payment of two hundred pounds yearly to my youngest son, Charles COVEY, Clerk, all the estates which are or shall be vested in me upon any trusts or by way of mortgage of which I have the power to dispose of them, my will with their rights and appurtenances. I also give and bequeath unto my said wife for her own use and benefit all my ready money, goods and personal effects, subject only to the payment of my just debts, funeral expenses and the charges of proving this my will in short with the overplus of my interest in the Smethwick Estate and my Estate at Knockholt both before devised. I give and bequeath to my said wife all my property of every kind, character and description, to which I am or may be entitled at my decease. And lastly, I do hereby appoint my said dear wife sole executrix of this my will.  In witness whereof, I the said William Covey have set my hand and seal this twenty-eighth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty – William Covey – signed, sealed, published and declared by the said William Covey as his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses: J Wilton, Thomas Franks, William Harrison

Proved 22nd February 1834 by Elizabeth Covey, the relict