Information was transcribed by Margaret Hartman and is in book #7000-2006-0089 at the Campbell County Historical & Genealogical Society in Alexandria
Newport Will Book A, page 71, 20 December 1802, recorded May Court 1803
Will of Charles Dicken; Sons-Robert Sutton Dicken, James Blagrave Dicken; Daughters; Ann Gentry Dicken, Sarah Pullum Dicken; Executors-wife Margaret, Henry Blagrave, Joseph Dicken
Test; Lot Dickin, Mary Dicken, Ann Blagrave
Newport Court Order Book A, page 310, 16 May 1803
The last will and Testament of Charles Dickens deceased was presented to Court proved by the oaths of Ann Blagrave and Mary Dicken, subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and on the Motion of Henry Blagrave & Joseph Dicken, executors & Margret Dicken, Executrix, therein named who made oath thereto and together with Frank Spilman and John Riley their Securities entered into and acknowledged their Bond in the penalty of Six hundred pounds as the law directs.
Certificate was granted them for obtaining a probate in due form.
Page 311, Ordered that Bejamin Allen, John
Roberts, Conrod Castard & William Gosney or any three of them being first sworn
(before a Justice of this County do appraise in current money the Slaves (if
any) & personal estate of Charles Dicken, deceased and return the appraisement
to the next Court.
Newport Court Order Book A, page 315, 15 August 1803
An Inventory and appraisement of the estate of Charles Dicken, deceased was presented in Court examined and ordered to be recorded.
page 316-Joseph Dicken is appointed guardian of
the heirs and infants of Charles Dicken, deceased who together with Conrad
Castard and Benjamin Allen, his securities entered into and Acknowledged their
bond in the penalty of 400 pounds as the law directs.
Will Book A, page 74, Recorded August Court 1803 in Newport
June 22, 1803-Value of estate of Charles
Dickens, Deceased by Samuel Thompson, Conrad Caster, B Allen
Deed Book B, page 351, 4 July 1803, recorded 4 July 1803
Whereas Charles Dicken, late of the County of Campbell and State of Kentucky, deceased by his last will and testament in writing bearing date 20 December 1802 did give and bequeath unto Margaret Dicken, his wife, all his personal estate appointing her an executrix direction and desiring there in that Margaret should pay out of his estates as much as would be necessary for to instruct his children, Robert Sutton Dicken and James Blagrave Dicken, in reading, writing and arithmetic as far as the rule of three inclusive and also desiring that she should give to his daughter Ann Gentry Dicken and Sarah Pullum Dicken sufficient learning to read and write well and whereas also the said Charles some short time subsequent to the execution of the said last will and Testament died without revoking or cancelling the same which said will has been duly proved.
And inasmuch as the said Margaret intends to unite herself in matrimony to William Gosney of the County aforesaid and is desirous to secure to the aforesaid children of her deceased husband, the education directed by the will of their father and also the sum of 120 pounds to be paid in such trade at such times and in such manner as are hereinafter expressed.
Now therefore the aforesaid William Gosney being desirous to effectuate the intentions fo the aforesaid Charles and of the aforesaid Margaret as well in consideration of the property that he expects to obtain by the said Marriage as of the sum of five Shillings to him in had paid by the before named children of the aforesaid Charles Dickens, doth in the event of the said marriage taking effect bind himself to pay to Robert Sutton Dicken, James Blagrave Dicken, Ann Gentry Dicken and Sarah Pullum Dicken, the sum of $400 in household furniture, farming utensils, or farming stock in equal proportions or entirely in any one species of the said property at their option to be paid share and share alike to the boys when each of them attains his twenty first year and to the girls when they reach the age of 18, unless the girls marry prior to that time.
And in such event when such marriage takes place and if either of the said mail (sic) children dies before 21 and females before 18 and unmarried, and without issue, then the share or shares of such deceased to be paid to the survivors or survivor and the said William for the consideration above set forth in the covenant with Robert Sutton Dicken, that he will at this the said William's expense, educate him as the will of his father directs and he the said William Doth also covenant with the said James Blagrave Dicken that he will educate him in the same manner at the like expense of the said William.
And furthermore, he the said William doth covenant with the aforesaid Ann that she shall also receive at this charge the education required by said Will and he the said William doth further covenant with the said Sarah that she shall be educated in the same manner at his the said William's expense each child to begin & to continue to receive the education above provided for within a reasonable time after the celebration of the nuptials between myself and their mother the aforesaid Margaret, 4 July 1803.
It is further agreed and understood that the
whole of the children are to be maintained at the said William Gosney's expense.
Court Order Book 2, page 81, September 1818
On the motion of Sally Dickens, aged about 18,
it is ordered that Robert Dickens be appointed her guardian who thereupon
executed bond in the penal sum of three hundred with James G Lindsay his
Security Conditioned as the law directs.
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