Reference numberCON 5/3/11
TitleCotton v. Cotton Lewis Monoux, Esq., one of the defts., answer to the Bill of Complaint of Sir John C., Bart. complt.
DescriptionDefendant says that Sir Thomas Cotton by deed of trust did secure an additional £1,000 to the portion of his youngest dau. Alice C. out of an estate in Gidding, and afterwards said Alice, married defendant's bro. Humphrey Monoux, Wooton, Beds., Esq., who then got the £1,000, but died with £200 or £300 remaining to him. Lewis Monoux and Philip Cotton another defdt. were his exors. and received said remainder. Sometime after Sir John C. the grandfather demanded the said deed of trust and this was delivered to him 20 years ago. Defdt. was induced to believe that he executed said deed because the said Dame Alice Monoux now wife of Oliver Nicholas, Auborne, Wilts, Esq., lately told defdt. that during her widowhood she had seen said Deed of Trust in the custody of Sir John Cotton the grandfather or his lady or one of them at Stratton, Beds. and that she believes that they are now in the custody of Robert Cotton, Esq., one other defdt. to the said Bill or in that of some other person in trust for Robert Cotton. This defdt. denies all charges and begs to be discharged with costs and charges wrongfully sustained. Compiled by John Twisleton.
Date13 Jun. 1710
CreatorNameHeathcote family of Conington Castle
RepositoryHuntingdonshire Archives

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