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Will of John Cofford of Over

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John Cofford of Over, Gentleman, Probate Date: 22 Sep 1640[1]

  • To be buried in the parish church of Over
  • Copyhold lands held of the Master and Fellows of Merton College, Oxford
  • Lands in the hands of John Steven in the presence of Thomas Collett the younger and Henry Collett, tenants
  • To daughter Mary wife of Richard Peters, clerk, and her heirs lands purchased from Robert Taylor and John Taylor of London, and John Brichenor
  • To daughter Anne Cofford - lands purchased from Henry Cr--lch, Robert Bodger and Francis Heardone
  • To daughter Margarett Cofford - lands purchased from Thomas Feild and Bartholomew Bridgman, John Stephen , George Bond, George Steven and John Scott, Thomas Grainger, Thomas Heard, Thomas Burrowes
  • Further to daughter Mary Peters and son Richard Peters - money
  • Grandson John Peters, son of Richard and Mary - money
  • Granddaughter Margarett Say daughter of Nicholas Say, gentleman and Francis my daughter - money

(John and Margarett are both under 21)

  • Daughter Anne - money - she is under 21 and unmarried
  • Daughter Margarett - money - she is under 21 and unmarried

*Several servants

  • The poor of Over
  • Amy Osborne, widow - my daughter - executor
  • Nicholas Say, gentleman - son in law married to daughter Frances - executor
  • Mr John Alcock, clerk - friend
  • Witnesses - Dudley Pope, John Buckridge, John Alcock, William Webb


  1. Johis Cofford discovered in England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858 - https://www.ancestry.co.uk/sharing/26191748?h=478788 via @Ancestry

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