Hon John COVENTRY

Male 1765 - 1829  (64 years)


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  • Name John COVENTRY  [1
    Title Hon  
    Born 20 Jun 1765 
    Gender Male 
    Reference 613 
    Reference 6892 
    Died 12 Nov 1829 
    Notes 
    • The Coventrys' two thirds, c. 980 a. in Bampton, Weald, Lew, and Clanfield, (fn. 68) were bequeathed by Sir William (d. 1686) to his nephew Henry Savile for life, with reversion to his cousin's son William Coventry who was lord by 1700. (fn. 69) William inherited the earldom of Coventry in 1719 and died in 1751, leaving the estate to his younger son John Bulkeley Coventry (d. 1801); it passed later to John's elder brother George (d. 1809), earl of Coventry, and to George's younger son, the Hon. John Coventry of Spring Hill (Worcs.) and later of Burgate House (Hants), who in 1824 sold it to Thomas Denton of Ashford Lodge
      From: 'Bampton and Weald: Manors and castle', A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 13: Bampton Hundred (Part One) (1996), pp. 22-30. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=15915. Date accessed: 06 July 2007.
    • (Research):This is the last will and testament of me «b»The Honorable«/b» «b»John Coventry«/b» of Burgate House in the county of Southampton.
      First I will and direct that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses be fully paid and satisfied within six months next after my decease.
      I give and devise my freehold messuage called The Priory situate at or near Christchurch in the said county of Southampton and my farm called Holdenhurst Farm and all of my meadowlands called Christchurch Meadows situate at or near Christchurch aforesaid all which premises are now let out on a lease or leases for life to «b»Mr Shander «/b»with all the outhouses rights members and appoints thereto belonging unto and to the use of my niece «b»Augusta Ellinor Coventry«/b» eldest daughter of my late brother «b»The Honorable Thomas William Coventry«/b» deceased and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life.
      And from and immediately after the determination of that estate by forfeiture or otherwise in her lifetime to the use of my much esteemed friend «b»Robert Newton Lee «/b»of Coldrey in the said county of Southampton esquire and his heirs during the natural life of my said niece «b»Augusta Ellinor Coventry«/b» upon trust to support and preserve the contingent remainders hereinafter limited from being defeated or destroyed but nevertheless to permit and suffer my said niece and her assigns to receive and take the rents issues and profits of the same premises during the natural life for her and their own use and benefit.
      And from and immediately after the decease of my said niece «b»Augusta Ellinor Coventry«/b» I give and devise the said messuage farm and lands and hereditaments hereinbefore mentioned with their and every of their appurtenants unto and to the use of the first son of the body my said niece «b»Augusta Ellinor Coventry«/b» lawfully begotten or to be begotten and of the heirs male of the body of such first son issuing and for default of such son unto and to the use of the second third fourth and all and every other the son and sons of the body of my said niece «b»Augusta Ellinor Coventry«/b» lawfully to be begotten severally successively and in remainder one after another in order and course as they respectively shall be in priority of birth and of the heirs male of the body and respective bodies of all and every such son and sons issuing the older of such sons and the heirs male of his body issuing being always preferred and to take before the younger of such sons and the heirs male of his and their body and respective bodies issuing.
      And for want of such issue unto and to the use of the first second and all and every other son and sons of the body my said niece «b»Augusta Ellinor Coventry«/b» and in remainder one after another as their and every one of them shall be in priority of birth and of the heirs of the body and respective bodies of all and every such son and sons issuing the elders of such sons and the heirs of body issuing being always preferred and to take before the younger of such sons and the heirs male of his and their body and respective bodies issuing.
      And for default of such son unto and to the use of all and every daughter and daughters of the body of my said niece «b»Augusta Ellinor Coventry«/b» lawfully to be begotten and of the heirs of the body or bodies of all and every such daughter and daughters equally to be divided between them if more than one share and share alike as tenants in common and not as joint tenants.
      And in case there shall be a failure of issue of any such daughters then as to the part or share parts or shares of her or them whose issue so shall fail to the use of the other or others of such daughters and the heirs of her or their body or bodies issuing equally to but divided between them if more than one as tenants in common and not as joint tenants.
      And in case there shall be a failure of issue of the bodies of all such daughters but one or if there shall be but one such daughter then to the use of such only or remainding daughter and their heirs of her body issuing.
      And for default of such issue then I give and devise the same messuages farm and lands and hereditaments with their and every of them appurtenants unto and to the use of my eldest daughter «b»Caroline«/b» the wife of «b»Hugh Mallet«/b» esquire and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life.
      And from and immediately after the determination of that estate by forfeiture or otherwise in her lifetime to the use of the said «b»Robert Newton Lee «/b»and his heirs during the natural life of my said daughter «b»Caroline Mallet«/b» upon trust to support and preserve the contingent remainders hereinafter limited from being defeated or destroyed but nevertheless to permit and suffer my said daughter «b»Caroline Mallet«/b» and her assigns to receive and take the rents issues and profits of the same hereditaments and premises during the natural life for her and their own use and benefit.- independent and exclusive of her present or any after taken husband and that the receipt of my daughter alone shall be good and legal discharges for the same.
      And from and after the decease of my said daughter «b»Caroline Mallet«/b» unto and to the use of the first son of the body my said daughter «b»Caroline Mallet «/b»lawfully begotten or to be begotten and of the heirs male of the body of such first son issuing and for default of such son unto and to the use of the second third fourth and all and every other the son and sons of the body of my said daughter «b»Caroline Mallet«/b» lawfully begotten or to be begotten severally successively and in remainder one after another in order and course as they respectively shall be in priority of birth and of the several and respective heirs male of the body and respective bodies of all and every such son and sons issuing the older of such sons and the heirs male of his body issuing being always preferred and to take before the younger of the same sons and the heirs male of his and their body and respective bodies issuing.
      And for default of such issue unto and to the use of the first second and all and every other son and sons of the body my said daughter «b»Caroline Mallet«/b» lawfully begotten or to be begotten severally successively and in remainder one after another as they and every one of them shall be in priority of birth and of the heirs of the body and bodies of all and every such son and sons issuing the elder of such sons and the heirs of his body issuing being always to be preferred and to take before the younger of such sons and the heirs of his and their body and respective bodies issuing.
      And for want of such issue unto and to the use of all and every the daughter and daughters of the body of my said daughter «b»Caroline Mallet«/b» lawfully begotten or to be begotten and of the heirs of the body and bodies of all and every such daughter and daughters issuing equally to be divided between them (if more than one) share and share alike as tenants in common and not as joint tenants.
      And in case there shall be a failure of issue of any such daughters then as to the part or share parts or shares of her or them whose issue shall fail to the use of the others or other of such daughters and the heirs of her or their body or bodies issuing equally to but divided between them (if more than one) as tenants in common and not as joint tenants.
      And in case there shall be a failure of issue of the bodies of all such daughters but one or if there shall be but one such daughter then to the use of such only and remaining daughter and their heirs of her body issuing.
      And for default of such issue then I give and devise the same messuage farm and lands and hereditaments with their appurtenants same person and persons and in such or the life order and course of succession and for such or the life trusts and to and for such or the life uses ends intents and purposes as and hereinafter limited expressed directed and declared of and concerning my Manor of Burgate and Hundred of Fordingbridge and my other estates in the aid county of Southampton.
      And I do hereby give and devise all that my Manor in Burgate in the said county of Southampton and the Hundred of ford the noise Fordingbridge with all the rights royalties privileges and appurtenants to the said manor and hundred or either of them belonging and also my mansion house called Burgate House with all its appendages and appurtenants and all other my messuages farms lands tenements and hereditaments situate in the parishes or tithings of Burgate, Nether Burgate, Fordingbridge, Arnest, Milford or any or either of them or in any other parish hamlet tithing or place in the said county of Southampton (not hereinbefore otherwise devised) with their and every of their rights members and appurtenants unto and to the use of my said second son «b»John Coventry«/b» and his assigns for and during the term of his natural life.
      And from and after the determination of that estate by forfeiture or otherwise in his lifetime to the use of the said «b»Robert Newton Lee «/b»and his heirs during the natural life of my said son «b»John «/b»upon trust to support and preserve the contingent remainders hereinafter limited from being defeated or destroyed but nevertheless to permit and suffer my said son «b»John «/b»and his assigns to receive and take the rents issues and profits of the same premises during the natural life for his and their own use and benefit.
      And from and after the decease of my said son «b»John«/b» I give and devise the said manor and hundred and my said mansion house and last mentioned messuages farms lands tenements and hereditaments with their and every of their appurtenants unto and to the use of the first son of the body my said son «b»John «/b»lawfully begotten or to be begotten and of the heirs male of the body of such first son issuing and for default of such son unto and to the use of the second third fourth and all and every other son and sons of the body of my said son «b»John«/b» lawfully begotten or to be begotten severally successively and in remainder one after another in order and course as they respectively shall be in priority of birth and the heirs male of the body and respective bodies of all and every such son and sons issuing the older of such sons and the heirs male of his body issuing being always preferred and to take before the younger of the same sons and the heirs male of his and their body and respective bodies issuing.
      And for want of such issue to the use of the first second and all and every other son and sons of the body my said son «b»John«/b» lawfully begotten or to be begotten severally successively and in remainder one after another as they and every one of them shall be in priority of birth and of the heirs of the body and respective bodies of all and every such son and sons issuing the older of such sons and the heirs of his body issuing being always to be preferred and to take before the younger of such sons and the heirs of his and their body and respective bodies issuing.
      And for default of such issue unto and to the use of all and every the daughter and daughters of the body of my said son «b»John«/b» lawfully begotten or to be begotten and of the heirs of the body and bodies of all and every such daughter and daughters issuing equally to be divided between them (if more than one) share and share alike as tenants in common and not as joint tenants.
      And in case there shall be a failure of issue of any such daughters then as to the part or share parts or shares of her or them whose issue shall so fail to the use of the others or other of such daughters and the heirs of her or their body or bodies issuing equally to but divided between them (if more than one) as tenants in common and not as joint tenants.
      And in case there shall be a failure of issue of the bodies of all such daughters but one or if there shall be but one such daughter then to the use of such only and remaining daughter and their heirs of her body issuing.
      And for default of such issue then I give and devise the same manor hundred mansion house messuages farms lands tenements and hereditaments with their and every of their appurtenants unto and to the heirs of my body issuing and for default of such issue unto and to the use of my own heirs for ever.
      Also I give and bequeath all the plate linen books pictures china japan marble bronze and other ornaments household goods furniture wines and other liquors horses carriages cattle sheep hay corn gardening and farming utensils growing crops live and dead stock which shall be in upon and about my mansion house and grounds at Burgate aforesaid at the time of my decease to the said «b»Robert Newton Lee«/b» his executors administrators and assigns in trust to permit the same to go and be held in succession as far as the rules of law and equity will admit with my said mansion house as heirlooms for the benefit of the person persons who under the devises or trusts hereinbefore expressed and contained shall be the possessors of the same for the time being but so that for the effect and purpose of the same shall not vest absolutely in any tenant in tail male or female of the said mansion house by purchase under the devise or limitation of this my will who shall not attain the age twenty one years or depart this life under that age leaving issue male or female of his or her body living at the time of his or her decease or born in due time after.
      And as to for and concerning rest residue and remainder of my real estates wheresoever situate and whether in possession remainder or not hereinbefore otherwise devised or disposed of I give and devise the same unto and to the only proper use and behoof of my said son «b»John Coventry«/b» his heirs and assigns for ever.
      I give and bequeath unto the said «b»Robert Newton Lee«/b» the sum of 300 guineas of which I request his acceptance as small token of my esteem and friendship for him to be paid to or retained by him within one month after my decease and I direct that the legacy duty chargeable thereon shall be paid out of the general residue of my estate and effects.
      And as to for and concerning all my ready money monies in the public funds and monies due or owing to me upon bond mortgage or other securities and all the rest residue and remainder of my personal estate and effects of what nature or king soever not by me hereinbefore otherwise disposed of I give and bequeath the same (subject to the payment of my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses and the aforesaid legacy to the said «b»Robert Newton Lee«/b») unto my said niece «b»Augusta Ellinor Coventry«/b» her executors and administrators to and for her and their own use and benefit absolutely and for no other use intent or purpose whatsoever provided always.
      And it is my will and meaning that it shall and may be lawful to and for my said son «b»John Coventry«/b» when and as he shall by virtue of this my will be entitled to the possession or to the rents and profits of my manor hundred messuages farms lands tenements and hereditaments situate in the said county of Southampton by any deed or deeds instrument or instruments in writing to be sealed and delivered by him in the presence of and to be attested by two or more credible witnesses or by his last will and testament in writing or any writing purporting to be his last will and testament to be by him signed sealed published and declared in the presence of and to be attested to by three or more credible witnesses to grant limit settle devise or appoint to or to the use of or in trust for any woman or women with whom he shall intermarry or shall have intermarried for and during her and their natural life or lives for or in the name of her or their jointure or of part of her or their jointure any annual sum or yearly rent charge not exceeding three hundred pounds by the year tax free and without any deduction to be issuing out of and to be charged and chargeable upon all or any part of the same manor hundred messuages farms land tenements and hereditaments whereof my said son «b»John Coventry«/b» shall be so in possession at the time of making such charge and to amount to such rent charge such powers and remedies for the recovering and receiving the same when in arrears and to raise create and demise such trust term or terms of years respectively of or in the hereditaments so charged and under such powers and provisos for the better devising the due payment of the same rent charge as are usually annexed to rent charges and raised created and devised for serving the same provided.
      And my mind and will is that nothing herein contained shall extend or be construed to enable my said son «b»John Coventry«/b» to grant limit settle or appoint any such rent charge to take effect during the existence of any prior rent charge affecting the same estate and that no such second or further rent charge shall take effect or commence until the determination of every prior rent charge affecting the same estate so as that there may not be at any one time two such rent charges issuing and payable out of the same estate provided also.
      And my will and mind is and I do hereby further order and direct that it shall and may be lawful to and for my said son «b»John Coventry«/b» when and as he shall by virtue of this my will be entitled to the possession or to the rents and profits of my said Burgate estate by any such deed or deeds instrument or instruments as aforesaid or by any other deed or deeds instrument or instruments to be executed and attested as aforesaid with or without power of revocation to charge all and every or any part of the same estate with the payment of such sum or sums of money as he shall think fit not exceeding in the whole the sum of six thousand pounds for the portions of all and every or such one or more of the children by him lawfully begotten or to be begotten whether daughter or daughters or younger son or sons or of both descriptions in such shares or proportions at such age or ages days or times and in such manner and form and with such limitations over such limitations over being for the benefit of some or one of such children as he shall by any such deed or deeds instrument or instruments as aforesaid direct or appoint and also with the payment of such sum or sums of money as he shall think fit for the maintenance and education of such daughter or daughters or younger son or sons so as the same do not exceed the interest of their respective expectant portions at the rate of four pounds per rentum per annum and to raise create and grant such term or terms of or in the hereditaments so charged and under such trusts powers and provisos for securing the payment of such portions and maintenance as is or are usual in like cases provided also.
      And it is my further will and meaning that it shall and maybe lawful to and for the person or persons who for the time being shall respectively be entitled to the possession or to the rents and profits of my said estates in the county of Southampton under and by virtue of the limitations in this my will or any of them respectively from time to time and at all times during their respective lives and also to and for the guardian or guardians of any infant or infants who shall for the time being be entitled to the rents and profits of the same estates and premises or any of them during the minority or respective minorities of any such infant or infants respectively by indenture or indentures to be created and delivered by them respectively in the presence of and attested by two or more credible witnesses to make any devise or lease devises or leases of all or any part of the hereditaments and premises whereof they shall be so respectively entitled to the possession as aforesaid for any term or terms of years not exceeding twenty one years in possession and not in revision or by way of future interest provided and so that there be reserved on every such devise or lease during the continuance thereof respectively the best and most improved yearly rent to be incident to the immediate reversion of the said premises so to be surmised that can be reasonably had or gotten for the same without taking any fine premium or foregift or anything in the nature of a fine premium for foregift for the making thereof and so as such part or parcel parts or parcels of the said estates as have been usually let or grants for lives or years determinable upon lives to lease devise or grant the same or any part thereof to any person or persons for one life or for two or three lives or for any term or number of years determinable on one life or two or three lives in possession or reversion so as to there be not more than three lives in being at any one time wherever any of such leases shall depend and so as that the current and accustomed rents herinto in two and sevens or more be thereupon reserved during the continuance of such leases and so as that there be contained in every such lease or devise or condition of will try for non payment of the rent thereby to be reserved and so as the lessee or lessees to whom such lease or leases shall be made to execute a counterpart or counterparts thereof and so thereby covenant for the one payment of the rent thereby to be respectively reserved and be not by any clause or words to be therein contained made dispunishable for waste or exempted from punishment for committing waste provided also.
      And I do hereby order and direct that the said «b»Robert Newton Lee«/b» his heirs executors and administrators shall may retain to and reimburse himself and themselves respectively out of any of the trust monies which shall come to his or their hands all such costs charges damages and expenses as they or either of them shall respectively pay bear sustain or be put unto by reason or means of this my will or in or about the execution of any of the trusts thereby in him or them respectively reposed.
      And lastly I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint the said «b»Robert Newton Lee«/b» sole executor of this my last will and testament.
      And I do hereby revoke all former and other wills and codicils by me made and declare this only to be and contain my last will and testament in witness whereof I the said «b»John Coventry«/b» the testator have to this my last will and testament contained in nine sheets of paper and to a duplicate thereof of the like tenor and date set my hand and seal in manner following that is to say my hand to the first eight sheets thereof and hand and seal to this ninth and last sheet this seventh of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty seven signed sealed published and declared by the said «b»John Coventry«/b» the testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of ….
      The above named «b»John Coventry «/b»do hereby«b» «/b»declare this to be a codicil to my last will above written and desire that the same may be taken as part thereof .
      Whereas in and by my said will I have given power to the person or persons who for the time being should respectively be entitled to the possession or to the rents and profits of my real estates in the county of Southampton under the limitations contained in my said will and for the guardian or guardians of any infants therein mentioned to grant the same real estates or any part or parts thereof for life or lives or years determinable on lives with certain conditions as therein mentioned now I do hereby revoke annul and make void all and every such power and powers for granting any lease or leases for any life or lives or for any term or number of years determinable on any life or lives as in my said will is is mentioned and hereby declare the same as far as relates to any lease or leases for lives to be void to all intents and purposes whatsoever.
      In witness whereof I have hereunto and to a duplicate hereof set my hand and seal this seventh day of September one thousand eight hundred and twenty seven signed sealed published and declared etc..
      Proved at London with a codicil 4«sup»th«/sup» December 1829.
    Person ID I6892  Southwest
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2010 

    Father George William COVENTRY, 6th Earl Of Coventry,   b. 26 Apr 1722,   d. 03 Sep 1809  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Barbara ST JOHN,   b. Est 1734,   d. 25 Nov 1804  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married 27 Sep 1764 
    Family ID F1679  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Anne CLAYTON,   b. Est 1765,   d. Aug 1809  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Married 1788 
    Children 
    +1. Caroline COVENTRY,   b. Abt 1790, Petworth, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1875, Budleigh Salterton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years)
     2. Frederick COVENTRY,   b. 04 Feb 1791,   d. 10 Aug 1859  (Age 68 years)
     3. John COVENTRY,   b. 14 Apr 1793, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1871  (Age 78 years)
     4. Anne COVENTRY,   b. Abt 1802, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1869  (Age ~ 67 years)
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F1677  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Anna Maria EVES,   b. Est 1765,   d. 28 Mar 1837  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married Aug 1809 
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F1678  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S1882] Lineage of Caroline Coventry, Compiler: Robarts, David, (Aug 23, 2007), M10H944S499.