Ann Berwick died in June 1788 in Dumbleton, Gloucestershire, England & was laid to rest there 19th June 1788.
Charles Cotton of this Parish, Widower & Mary Lock of this Parish, Spinster were married in the Parish Church of Dumbleton, Gloucestershire, England by Licence 8th January 1789 by Thomas Load, Curate. Charles signed; Mary made her mark. Witnesses were Robert Haight & Sally Haight.
Charles Cotton died aged 90, on 17th March 1842  in Ashton under Hill, Gloucestershire, England & was laid to rest 21st March 1842  at Dumbleton, Gloucestershire, England. His Will was dated 27th July 1840 & proved 29th August 1942.
Date: about 1752
Place: Ashton-under-Hill, Gloucestershire, England 
Date: 23 Mar 1752
Place: Ashton-under-Hill, Gloucestershire, England 
This is the Last Will and Testament of me Charles Cotton of Ashton Underhill in the County of Gloucester Shopkeeper hereby revoking all former and other Wills by me at any time heretofore made. I direct that my just debts and the funeral expenses be paid out of my personal Estate. I Give Devise and Bequeath all that my Cottage or Tenement with the orchard and appurtenances thereto belonging situate at Ashton Underhill in the County of Gloucester And all other my real Estate situate at Ashton Underhill aforesaid or elsewhere And all my household Furniture Implements of Household Stock in Trade and other my personal Estate and Effects unto Joseph Martin of Ashton Underhill aforesaid Maltster heir executors administrators and assigns according to the several natures and tenures thereof respectively In trust nevertheless to pay the Rents and profits of the said hereditaments unto my Daughter Margaret the Wife of John Whing or otherwise permit and suffer her to receive the same and In trust to permit and suffer her to have use and enjoy the said Furniture Implements of Household and personal Estate during her life for her own sole and separate benefit and to be independant of the debts controul or interference of her present or any after taken Husband and after the decease of the said Margaret Whing In trust for such person or persons for such Interest or Interests and in such manner and form as the said Margaret Whing shall by Deed or Instrument in writing to be executed by her in the presence of and to be attested by one or more than one Witness and to be either with or without power of revocation and new appointment or by her last Will and Testament in writing or any Codicil or Codicils thereto to be respectively executed by her in the presence of and to be attested by two or more Witnesses shall from time to time notwithstanding Coverture direct or appoint and in default of such direction or appointment and subject to any direction or appointment to be made under the same which shall not be a complete disposition of the said trust properties In trust for Betty Farley of Ashton Underhill aforesaid Spinster her heirs executors and administrators according to the natures and qualities thereof for her and their own absolute use and disposal and to and for no other trust intent or purpose whatsoever And I do declare that it shall be lawful for the said Joseph Martin his heirs executors administrators and assigns to repay himself and themselves all costs and expenses which he or they may be put unto in the execution of this my Will And that every receipt in writing of the said Joseph Martin his heirs executors administrators or assigns shall be an effectual discharge to the person paying money to him or them under the Trusts or by virtue thereof And further that he the said Joseph Martin his heirs executors administrators or assigns shall not be liable to make good the loss or damage which may arise in or to my said Furniture or other Effects during my daughters life nor shall he or they be liable for any more money than what shall actually come into his or their own immediate possession. I appoint the said Joseph Martin Executor of this my Will. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the twenty seventh day of July One thousand eight hundred and forty
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The 29 August 1842
Appeared personally Joseph Martin of Ashton Underhill in the County of Gloucester Maltster and alledged upon oath that the foregoing paperwriting contains the last Will and Testament of Charles Cotton late of Ashton Underhill aforesaid deceased who died on the 17 March 1842 leaving Goods Chattels and Credits wholly within the Diocese of Gloucester and Bristol under the value of One Hundred pounds That he is the sole Executor therein named That he will well and faithfully perform the same and render an Inventory and account & wherefore he prayed probate
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