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From: WAYNE COLTON <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] OT - coffer of ash
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2012 12:55:08 -0700 (PDT)
A coffer is a place where valuables are kept - and it was common to have a coffer built within the wall of the house. My guess would be he is willing the contents of the coffer to his son. Wayne
I would guess that the father's will is saying that he should be cremated and the receptacle holding his ashes should be in the kitchen so that he can watch over the house.
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On Apr 3, 2012, at 3:00 PM, "Larry Mccurdy" <> wrote:
> We are hoping that someone might be
> able to help us with the meaning of something we just found in a will of 1630
> in England.
> A father bequests to his son, a minister, he says, "I by legacy,
> bequest a coffer of ash standing over the kitchen". We did a google search & found another
> person’s will who also left the same type of legacy but no results as to the