1601 through 1825
I have abstracted most of the following wills myself. I have tried to be as accurate as possible, but some of the wills are hard to read, and I may have made mistakes. If you see a will that you need for documentation of one of your lines, you should obtain a copy of the original. See my Cornish Probate Guide for help on this. Wills marked with an astirick (*) were provided by Arlene Amodei of Sierraville, CA. Will marked with a plus (+) was provided by Ian Argall of Huntingdon, England.
SURNAMES OF TESTATORS for Part 12:
Bennatts, Botrall, Cara, Cardue, Clies, Cock, Cole, Courtis, Cowling, Crabb, Dale, Davy, Dawes, Donithorne, Dunn, Glasson, Ladnor, Lander, Lanyon, Layte, Leacher, Leane, Leathan, Leekey, Legow, Loppier, Marten, Mathew, Michell, Moore, Noye, Nicholls, Payne, Polkinhorn, Stephens
CHRISTIAN BENNATTS of Penzance, widow
written: 27 Feb 1705/6
proved: 8 Oct 1719
son-in-law: DANIELL HAWKEY of Penzance, merchant 1 guinea
daughter: LYDIA 1 guinea and the house where I now dwell (to both Lydia and Daniel)
grandson: JAMES HAWKEY, s/o DANIELL & LYDIA to have said house when age 21
son-in-law: WILLIAM WILLIAMS 1 sh.
daughter: DORCAS his wife 1 guinea
grandchildren: JOHN WILLIAMS, CHRISTIAN WILLIAMS, MARGARET WILLIAMS (all under age 21) "and any other children daughter DORCAS may happen to have" 400 pounds to be held in trust by the executors
grandson: DANIELL HAWKEY 100 pounds
granddaughter: LYDIA HAWKEY 50 pounds
granddaughter: ELIZABETH HAWKEY 50 pounds
grandchildren: JOSEPH HAWKEY, MARY HAWKEY & JOHANNA HAWKEY s & dd/o DANIELL & LYDIA 100 pounds between them
kinswoman: ANN BARTLETT w/o JOHN BARTLETT 1 guinea
poor of Penzance 5 pounds
poor of Madderne 50 sh.
poor of Lelant 3 pounds
poor of Paul 50 sh.
mentions tenement in Penzance
grandson: JAMES HAWKEY all the rest & executor
executors in trust: good friend JOSEPH HAWKEY of Trekenning, gent., son-in-law DANIELL HAWKEY, HENRY HADDY of Ladock, gent, THOMAS JAMES of Penzance, cordwinder
Christian ( ) Bennatts
witnesses: GEO VEALE, JOHN PIKE, JOHN BULLOCKE
Codicil written 13 February 1715/6: The 400 pounds is now to the use of DORCAS w/o WILLIAM WILLIAMS & her children CHRISTIAN, JOHN, THOMAS & JAMES WILLIAMS--WILLIAM WILLIAMS her husband to have no power over it. The 100 pounds to grandson DANIELL HAWKEY is revoked as he is now deceased--to daughter LYDIA w/o DANIELL HAWKEY
Christian ( ) Bennatts
witnesses: WA: MANNDER, WM. PAULL, JACOB LOLL
Vol. 1, no page #
ELIZABETH BENNETT of Ludgvan, widow
written: 5 May 1735
proved: 11 Feb 1735/6
son: THOMAS BENNETT 10 sh.
dau: ELIZABETH TUCKER 10 sh.
dau: HESTER SIMSON 10 sh.
grandchildren 1 sh. each
dau: ANN BENNETT all the rest & executrix
Elizabeth (X) Bennett
witnesses: JOHN CARNOW, JOHN STEPHENS
Vol. 11, p. 335
JONATHAN BENNETTS of Ludgvan, tinner
written 12 Nov 1733
proved: 17 Jul 1734
dau: JANE GIBBONS cotton petticoat that belonged to my daughter ELIZABETH,
each of JANE GIBBON's children a gown and best holland shirt to make them clothes
brother-in-law: EDWARD THOMPSON best pair of black worsted stockings
son-in-law: DIGORY GIBBONS all the rest of my wearing apparel except best hat and scarlet waistcoat trimmed with silver
wife: GRACE 1 sh.
sister: JOANE THOMSON w/o EDWARD THOMSON all the rest & executrix
witnesses: MARY TRELEGGON, JOHN WILLSON
Vol. 11, p. 23
RICHARD BOTRALL of Crowan, yeoman
written: 13 Jun 1807
proved: 26 Sep 1809
wife: ELIZABETH BOTRALLL annuity of 20 pounds out of Releath in
Crowan; dwelling house in Releath, household furnishings
daughter: MARTHA 1 guinea
daughter: SARAH annuity of 6 pounds, 10 sh., out of Releath after the death of wife
daughters: CONSTANCE STEPHENS, ELIZABETH GLASSON, JENEFER SAUNDERS, MARY BOTRALL, ANN GLASSON all the rest divided between them
sons-in-law: BENJAMIN STEPHENS of Bradock, JAMES GLASSON of Madron, trustees and executors
witnesses: JOHN JAMES & RICHD. THOMAS of Helston; FRAS. JOHNS of Wendron
Vol. 29, p. 34.
WILLIAM CARA of Camborne
written: 15 Nov 1691 (nuncupative)
proved: 16 Jun 1692
eleven children (not named) 12 pence apiece
wife: PERSILLA all the rest & executrix
witnesses: THOMAS ELLES, STEPHEN BRYANT
STEPHEN CARDUE of Madderne
Admon granted 24 January 1693/4 to ELIZABETH CARDUE of Penzance, widow of the deceased. Bond by the said ELIZABETH and THOMAS DRAKE.
BENJAMIN CLIES of St. Hillary
Admon granted 18 July 1693 to MARY CLIES of Marazion, widow of the deceased. Bond by the said MARY and JOHNSON OLLIVER of Ludgven, gent. and WILLIAM STEPHENS of Marazion. Inventory taken 12 January 1692/3 by ROBERT MILLET and JOSPEH HILL.
LEONARD COCK of Penzance, cooper
written: 15 May 1697
proved: 3 Feb 1697/8
mother: GRACE w/o LUES JENNINS 3 pounds yearly
wife: ANN COCK dwelling house, all the rest & executrix
brother: ROBERT COCK to inherit dwelling after death of wife
sister: HONOUR 5 pounds
sister: CHRISTIAN 1 guinea of gold
brother ROBERT's 2 sons 1 guinea of gold each
witnesses: WM. RAWLING, WILLIAM TRENERRY, ALEXANDER THOMAS
Inventory taken 15 January 1697/8 by SAMUEL HEYDEN and WILLIAM TRENERRY
THOMAS COCK of Lelant
Admon granted 2 January 1693/4 to PRUDENCE COCK, of Lelant, widow of the deceased. Bond 21 December 1693 by the said PRUDENCE and WILLIAM EVA of Gwithian, yeoman, and CATHERINE MADDERNE of Gwinear. Inventory taken 21 December 1693 by JOHN GLYNN and C GLYNN.
RICHARD COLE of Camborne
Admon granted 15 May 1693 to ROSAMOND COLE, widow of the deceased. Bond 26 ____ 1694 by GILBERT COLE, HENRY BENNETS and REGINALD ANGOVE of Illogan. Inventory taken 30 March 1693 by JOHNSON BENNETS and RICHARD WILLIAMS.
JANE COURTIS of St. Hilary*
written: 14 May 1727
proved: 17 Jul 1727
SAMUELL STEPHENS s/o brother RICHARD
SAMUELL STEVENS s/o brother SAMUELL STEVENS
brother SAMUEL's daughters: ELIZABETH, JANE & RUTH
brother SAMUEL's other daughters: MARY, JOAN, ALICE & HONOUR
ELIZABETH OSTIAN d/o GEORGE OSTIAN
HONOUR d/o GEORGE AUSTIAN
SAMPSON DINNIS s/o my brother-in-law PETER DINNIS & his 3 brothers, RICHARD, PETER & JOHN
sister: MARY DINNIS & her daughter REBECA
brother RICHARD's 3 daughters
sister-in-law: MARY STEVENS w/o brother SAMUEL
cousin: SAMUEL STEVENS s/o my brother RICHARD STEVENS all the rest & executor
brother SAMUEL STEVENS' daughters ELIZABETH, BETTY & JANE additional legacy
witnesses: JOHN ROWE, THO: STEVENS, CATHERINE STEVENS
MARY COWLING of Paul, spinster
written: 20 Jan 1692/3
proved: 19 Oct 1693
nieces: FRANCIS HICKS and KATHERIN HICKS 10 pounds each
niece: LOUDDEY JEFFREY 4 pounds and her mother to have the interest
brother: WILLIAM COWLING 40 sh. yearly
his wife 20 sh. yearly if she survives him
Mr. HENRY PENDARVIS, vicar of Paul 20 sh. to buy a ring
sister: KATHERINE HICKS all teh rest & executrix
witnesses: ARTHUR HUTCHENS, MARY HUTCHENS, JONE ( X) BLUETT
Inventory taken 18 October 1693 by HENRY PENDARVES and JOHN HICKS.
LUCRETIA CRABB of Breage
written: 15 Jan 1728 (nucupative)
proved: 8 May 1729
poor of Breage 2-10-0
poor of Germoe 2-10-0
poor of Marrision 2-10-0
CRESGAN HOCKEN 5-0-0
CRESGAN HOCKEN's daughter 5-0-0
WILLIAM BRONE 5-0-0
RIDAGAN BRONE 5-0-0
JOHN BRONE 5-0-0
MIRGERIT BRONE 5-0-0
JOHN GOMER 5-0-0
cossen: JOSEF TIACK 1-1-0 or bedstead of his choice
cossen: RICHARD CORNISH croft in Merresion
brother-in-law: SIDDY RICHARDS houses & lands in Merresian in paying sister HONOUR TYACK 40 sh. a year for life & paying cossen JOSEPH WOOD 20 sh. at year's end
cossen: EDWARD WILLIAMS 10-0-0
sister: JOAN WILLIAMS 5-0-0
cossen: JAMES WILLIAMS 0-1-0
cossen: MARY TRENGROES 0-1-0
cossen: JANE CHAMPEN 0-1-0
cossen: JOAN WILLIAMS 0-1-0
cossen: NICHOLAS TOLL 0-1-0
cossen: RICHARD TOLL 0-1-0
cossen: CATHERINE RICHARDS 0-1-0
cossen: JANE TOLL 0-1-0
cossen: JOHN RICHARDS 0-1-0
cossen: ROBEN RICHARDS 0-1-0
cossen: MARTHA RICHARDS 0-1-0
cossen: WILLIAM CORNISH 0-1-0
cossen: JOHN CORNISH 0-1-0
cossen: JANE BETENS 0-1-0
sister: ANN HOSKEN 0-1-0
cossen WILLIAM WOOD's wife 0-1-0
sister: MARY THOMAS 0-1-0 & her 3 daughters 1 sh. each
brother-in-laws: NICHOLAS TOLL, SIDDY RICHARDS Chewheta, all the rest & executors
Vol. 1, no page #
BRYAN DALE of St. Erth, yeoman
written: 20 Jan 1626/7
proved: 8 Jul 1629
to be buried at St. Erth
for repairation of the chuch at St. Erth 8 d.
poor of St. Erth 8 d.
grandchildren 10 sh. apiece
son: JOHN 10 sh.
son: JAMES 10 pounds
son: WILLIAM 20 nobles
son: FFRANCES 20 nobles
son: THOMAS 20 nobles
son: ARTHUR 20 nobles
daughter: AN HALLS, widow 4 pounds
daughter: JANE w/o STEPHEN BARBER 50 sh.
wife: PHILLIPP all the rest & executrix
overseers: son JOHN and son-in-law STEPHEN BARBER
Witnesses: JOHN DALE, JAMES DALE, ARTHUR DALE
Inventory taken 1 August 1628 by JAMES DALE & RICHARD OTES
PHILIPPA DALE of St. Erth, widow
Admon granted 12 June 1661 to JAMES DALE of St. Erth, yeoman, son of the deceased.. Bond by the said JAMES DALE (signed JACOB DALE) and RICHARD LEEKEY of Gwithian, yeoman.
HONOR DAVY of Ludgvan
Proved 20 March 1633/4. No admon extant. Inventory taken by WILLIAM TREVARIAN & JAMES TREVABIN. "MARIE ux JOHIS NICHOLL" written at bottom of inventory.
RICHARD DAVY the elder of Zennor, yeoman
written: 30 Dec 1629
proved: 20 Feb 1629/30
church of Zennor 3 sh. 4 d.
poor of Zennor 2 sh.
son in law: GEORGE THOMAS 10 sh.
only daughter: CHESTON (w/o GEORGE THOMAS) best chest, 1 wether sheep and 1 lamb in Bothporrinnis
my poor maid: MARY PORMDARE to be given some aid by daughter CHRISTIAN
sister: ELIZABETH TREGENHORNE 10 sh.
sister: LUCE MORRACKE 6 sh. 8 d.
RICHARD TREGENHORNE 1 ewe sheepe
my man FFORTUNATUS 1 ewe sheep
ELIZABETH d/o LUCE HICKS 1 sh.
MARGERY & MARGARETT TREGENHORNE 1 sh. each
PHILIP d/o THOMAS QUICK 6 d.
godchildren 6 d. apiece
MARGARET THOMAS 10 Pounds & 1 heifer
JOHN THOMAS 10 pounds
MATHEW THOMAS 10 pounds
PETER THOMAS & ELIZABETH THOMAS 10 pounds each and 1 ewe sheep between them
THOMAS THOMAS 10 pounds
SAMUEL SWEETE, vicar 5 sh.
overseers: SAMUEL SWEETE & THOMAS SAMPSON of Zennor
grandchild: HANIBALL THOMAS executor
Richard ( ) Davy
Witnesses: SAM: SWEETE, THOMAS SAMPSON, EDWARDS OTES, DAVID ( ) DANYELL
Inventory taken 10 February 1629/30 by HANIBALL LEVILIS and DAVID DANYELL
RICHARD DAVY of Zennor, yeoman
written: 3 Mar 1644/5
proved: 9 Jun 1647
poor of Zennor 5 sh.
daughter: PHILLIP 1 sh. 6 d. & 6 d. to her daughter JANE
son: MARTIN DAVY 1 sh. & to ELIZABETH his wife 6 d.
godson: RICHARD s/o MARTIN DONATHORN 6 d.
ELIZABETH d/o SAMUEL BLIGHT 4 d.
sister: GRACE DOUBT wife's best waistcoat
her daugther TEMPERENCE 6 d.
daughter: SYBILL 13 pounds 6 sh. 8 d
son: THOMAS DAVY 1/2 tent. in Busswednacke in Zennor, all the rest & executor
son: MARTIN DAVY same
Richard ( ) Davy
Witnesses: SAM: SWEETE, vickar, JAMES (+) PHILLIPPE
Inventory taken 27 March 1647 by JOHN ( ) PHILLIP and NICHOLAS BERRIMAN.
WILLIAM DAVY of St. Erth, yeoman
written: 20 Aug 1691
proved: 17 Sep 1691
son: WILLIAM DAVY 2 houses & land in Marazion, tin bounds, & 4
wife: JONE DAVY executrix
overseers: friends Mr. FFRANCIS PAYNTER of Buryan, gent. & Mr. JOHN RALPH of St. Erth, clerk (to have 20 sh. each)
Witnesses: EDWARD DAVY, THAMSIN PEARCE, LOVEDY ( ) ANDREW
Inventory taken 14 September 1691 by FRANCES PENROSE of St. Erth, gent, and ROBERT KESKIES of Ludgvan, yeoman
WILLIAM DAWES of Marazion
written: 18 Jan 1651/2
proved: 12 Mar 1662
2 eldest sons: WILLIAM & JOHN 2 leases, one of Mr. GODOLPHIN, the other
of Mr. EZEKIEL GROSSE now the holdings of RICHARD LOPPIER.
daughter: MARTHA lease of WILLIAMS, Mr. GODOLPHIN, FRANCIS GROSSE & misc. household goods
sister: BLANCHE BARNES big crock
mentions: house & garden held of Mr. ROBINSON
children: HANIBALL & MARY all the rest
mentions: WILLIAM MABBS
brother-in-law: NICHOLAS BARNES
JOHN ?MARNER? executor?
Admon granted to MARTHA DAWES of Marazion, daughter of the deceased. Bond by the said MARTHA and NICHOLAS BARNES of Marazion. Inventory taken 4 May 1652 by JOHN ROGERS & JOHN JAMES.
DAVID DONITHORN of St. Ives
Admon granted 12 September 1672 to RICHARD HICHENS of St. Ives, principal creditor of the deceased. Bond by the said RICHARD HICHENS, STEPHEN MAJOR of St. Ives and JAMES CRASE of Phillack, yeoman. Renunciation 5 August 1672 of DOLPHIN DONITHORN, brother of the deceased. Says he died the '30 July last past.' Inventory taken 21 August 1672 by THOMAS CUBART & BENNETT VARIAN.
RICHARD DONITHORNE of Gulval, husbandman
written: 2 Sep 1669
proved: 14 Oct 1669
wife (not named) 1/2 of his goods
son: GREGORIE 1/2 of his goods
overseers: brother NICHOLAS DONITHORNE & brother-in-law WILLIAM GREGOR of Paul
Witnesses: WILL: VEALE, CHRISTOPHER VEALE
Inventory taken 2 October 1669 by WILLIAM VEALE gent. and WILLIAM DONITHORNE Sr., yeoman. Bond dated 14 October 1669 by ANNE DONITHORNE, widow & relict of the deceased of Gulvul and GEORGE GREGOR, gent. of Paul.
ALEXANDER DUNN of St. Erth, yeoman
written: 16 Apr 1672
proved: 24 Apr 1677
son: JOHN 12 d., he being already provided for, and to pay 30 pounds due to:
sons & daughters: WILLIA DUNN, JANE w/o WILLIAM WARD, MARGERY DUNN, MARY DUNN, GRACE DUNN & SEPHERINA DUNN
wife: SEPHERINA & son: ARTHUR all the rest & executors
Alexander "A" Dunn
Witnesses: ARTHUR PAYNTER, HUGH BAWDEN
Inventory not dated or signed
CHRISTIAN DONNE of St. Erth, widow
written: (nuncupative) 'latter end' of Jan 1641/2
proved: 25 Nov 1642
son: ALEXANDER DONNE various household goods
son: WILLIAM DONNE "if he did returne from Ireland" various household goods and after his death to his son PASKOWE DONNE
granddaughter: LOVEDAY PRAED various household goods
MARGERY DONNE old chest in the bedchamber
son: JOHN DONNE all the rest & executor
witnesses: ALEXANDER DONNE, JONE KNIGHT, ROBERT PRAED with others
JANE DUNNE of St. Erth, widow
written: 9 Jul 1668
proved: 24 Oct 1674
eldest son: JOHN DUNNE 1 sh.
second son: ROBERT 1 sh.
youngest son: PASCOW 1 sh.
daughter: CHRISTIAN w/o FRANCIS RICHARDS all the rest and executrix provided they maintain her till her death
mentions: children of daughter CHRISTIAN begotten or to be begotten
Jane ( ) Dunne
Witnesses: WM MICHELL, WILLIAM DONNE
Inventory taken 4 April 1674 by JOHN TAUBYN and HUMPHRY MORLY
MARGERY DONNE of St. Erth, widow
written: 17 Aug 1682
proved: 28 Apr 1685
JOHN DOBBIN 40 sh.
2 sons: WILLIAM TAUBYN & JOHN DONNE all the rest & executors
Margery ( ) Donne
Witnesses: WM MICHELL, THOMAS EDWARDS, JOHN OLLIVER
Inventory taken 20 April 1685 by JOHN KRATE & TONKEN BOALL
MARTYN DUN of Gulval, yeoman
Proved 26 November 1669. Admon not extant. Inventory taken 'middle' of October 1663 by WILLIAM HUNICHURCH and WILLIAM VEALE, gent.
PASCOW DUNN of St. Erth, yeoman
written: 20 Feb 1625/6
proved: 11 Jan 1630
eldest son: WILLIAM 2 sh.
'and to every one of his children' 1 sh.
second son: ALLEXANDER 2 sh.
'and to every one of his children' 1 sh.
third son: JOHN DUNN 2 sh.
'and to every one of his children' 1 sh.
JOHN HOCKIN and ALCE his wife 2 sh.
'and to every one of their children' 1 sh.
WILLIAM NYNNYS and JANE his wife 2 sh.
'and to every one of their children' 1 sh.
SAMPSON HEYME and RICHOW his wife 2 sh.
'and to every one of their children' 1 sh.
wife: CHRISTIAN 2 tenements, all the rest & executrix
mentions: tent. of Tremillyn in St. Erth by deed dated 18 Feb 12 James I made by GEORGE PAYNE of St. Erth deceased
mentions: tent. of Porthcollomb in St. Erth by deed dated 28 Oct 1 Charles I made by ALLEXANDER DUNN of St. Erth; lives on deed are MARGARETT w/o JOHN ENNYS, JAMES 'their son' and SEPHERONYA w/o ALLEXANDER DUNN
Pascho ( ) Dun
Witnesses: WM. DUNN, JOHN HOCKEN, ALEXANDER DUN, JOHN DUN
Inventory taken 30 December 1630 by WILLIAM JAMES and ROBERT LIBBY both of St. Erth
RICHARD DUNN of St. Erth.
Proved 8 February 1665/6. Admon not extant. Inventory taken 2 January 1665/6 by ANTHONY TRESISE & JOHN DONN.
WILLIAM DUNN of St. Erth, yeoman
written: 1 or 4 Mar 1656
proved: 11 Sept 1662
wife: JANE DONN all my estate in the house in Churchtown where WILLIAM
CHRISTOPHER now lives, held by lease of Mr. JOHN PRIDAUX, esq.; all the rest
daughter: CHRISTIAN w/o FRANCIS RICHARDS 40 sh.
each of my sons now living 5 sh. apiece
son-in-law: FRANCIS RICHARDS cloak
witnesses: JN PAYNE, CHRISTIAN (CP) PAYNE
Inventory taken 22 December 1661 by THOMAS COCK and CHRISTOPHER COCK. States he died the last day of March (page torn - but probably 1656)
THOMAS GLASSON of Madron +
written: 9 Feb 1825
daughter: PHILLIS EDMONDS, widow 5 pounds etc.
daughter: CATHERINE w/o PHILLIP ARGALL 5 pounds
son: THOMAS GLASSON all the rest
Witnesses: B. TRIMBATH, CHS ELLIS RICHARDS
RICHARD LADNOR of Gulval
written: 2 Feb 1687/8 (nuncupative)
proved: 5 Mar 1687/8
wife: JANE LADNOR
| all and
children: GRACE & MARGRETT | executrixes
witnesses: MATHEW ROWE, JAMES ( ) HOLLA
Inventory not dated taken by THOMAS PAULE & MATHEW ROWE. States that the deceased was buried 4 February 1687/8. Mentions part of a tin works called Wheal an Gwense in Breage.
AVIS LANDER of borough of St. Ives, widow
written: 12 Jan 1680/1
proved: 15 Apr 1681
daughter: ELIZABETH LANDER interest of 10 pounds, 1 field bed &
bedding, my wearing apparell
granddaughter: ANN LANDER the principal money of the 10 pounds to buy clothes
son: THOMAS LANDER all the rest & executor
Avis ( ) Lander
witnesses: JOHN TONKEN, ELIZABETH ( ) TONKEN, HENRY MORRISH, THOMAS ALLEN
Inventory not dated, taken by JOHN BARBAR & THOMAS ALLEN
EDMUND LANYON of Madron, aboard HMS Weymouth
Admon granted 15 June 1695 to FRANCIS LANYON of Penzance, corwinder, principal creditor of the deceased. Bondy by WILLIAM LANDRY of St.Nyot, farmer and JOHN POE. No inventory.
JANE LANION of Madron, widow
Admon granted 17 March 1689/90 to HUGH LANION of Madron, farmer, son of the deceased. Bond by the said HUGH LANION and EDMUND CARNSEW of Sithney, gent. Inventory not dated or signed. Mentions an acre of land in Penzance for a lease of 1000 years.
SUSANNA LANYON of Gwinear, widow
written: 1 Aug 1699
proved: ?21 Oct 1699?
poor of Gwinear 20 sh.
eldest son: TOBIAS LANYON 1 sh.
grandchildren 1 sh. each
son: HENRY LANYON |
daughter: CONSTANCE LANYON | all the rest
daughter: MARY LANYON | & executors
daughter: JANE LANYON |
Susan ( ) Lanion
witnesses: THOMAS ROLLE, HEN: ARUNDELL, SOLOMAN TEAGE, HONOUR ARUNDELL
TOBIAS LANYON the elder of Gwinear, gent
written: 1 Jul 1693
proved: 2 Mar 1698
poor of Gwinear 10 sh.
son: TOBIAS LANYON 12 d.
son: HENRY LANYON 10 pounds
daughters: SUSANNA LANYON, CONSTANCE LANYON, MARY LANYON & JANE LANYON 50 pounds each
grandchildren 1 sh. each
wife: SUSANNA all the rest & executrix
witnesses: HENERY PETERS, CHARLES "CP" POLKINHORN
Inventory taken 15 December 1898 by CHRISTOPHER PRYOR and WILLIAM RETALLACK
HENRY LAYTE of Perranuthnoe, husbandman
written: 2 Apr 1689
proved: 27 Jan 1689/90
eldest daughter: TAMSON w/o JOHN SYMONS 4 pounds
daughter: ALSE 4 pounds
daughter: ANN 4 pounds
son: HENRY all the rest & executor
Henery ( ) Laytye
witnesses: WM POLGREANE, ANN POLGRENE, JAMES PULGREANE
Inventory, not dated, taken by HENERY JAMES & JOHN FREETHIE. States the deceased died 12 August 1689.
JOHN LEACHER of Illogan
Admon dated 7 May 1691, not extant. Inventory taken 6 May 1691 by REYNOLD ANGOVE & JAMES HOCKING.
THOMAS LEACHER of Illogan, husbandman
written: not dated but 1695 at bottom under name of one witness
proved: 8 May 1696
son: JOHN LEACHER 5 sh.
daughter: SARAH 5 sh.
son: THOMAS LEACHER 10 pounds
daughter: CATHERINE 12 pounds
grandchildren: THOMAS, WILLIAM & CATHERINE 1/3 part of my bounds
son: WILLIAM (under age & to be maintained by CATHERINE) all the rest & executor
Thomas ( ) Leacher
witnesses: RICHARD "O" PEARCE, EDMUND CALAMES, JOHN ( ) TREWIN
Admon granted to REYNOLD ANGOVE of Redruth, gent. Bond by THOMAS BROWNE of Redruth, yeoman and JOHN TREWIN of Redruth, yeoman. Inventory taken 21 March 1695/6 by REYNOLD ANGOVE, THOMAS BROWN & THOMAS FOX of Illogan.
JOHN LEANE of Lelant
Admon granted 27 September 1693 to THOMASINE LEANE widow of Lelant, relict of the deceased. Bond by WILLIAM EDWARDS, gent, and THOMAS URYN, tinner. Inventory taken by WILL. EDWARDS & CHRISTOPHER HOSKEN.
RACHEL LEANE of Lelant
Admon granted 26 January 1692/3 to THOMAS LEANE of Lelant, yeoman, son of the deceased. Bond by THOMAS PEARCE of Penzance, Gent (signed as RICHARD PEARCE), and THOMAS DRAKE of Helston. Inventory taken 25 January 1692/3 by JOHN LEANE Sr. and JOHN LEANE Jr.
WILLIAM LEANE of Lelant, tinner
written: 26 Nov 1689
proved: 28 Apr 1690
son: THOMAS LEANE 20 sh.
son: RICHARD LEANE 3 pounds when age 21
daughter: AN LEANE 40 sh. when age 21
sons and daughters: RACHELL, MARY, JOHN & P( ) 20 sh. each when age 21
wife: RACHELL | all the rest
son: WILLIAM | & executors
William ( ) Leane
witnesses: WILL. HAWES, JANE ( ) UREN, MARGERETT ( ) PENBERTHY, wid.
Inventory taken 28 November 1689 by JOHN LEANE & WILL. HAWES.
THOMAS LETHAN of St. Just in Penwith, tinner
written: 25 Jun 1683
proved: 11 Apr 1684
wife: GRACE 4 pounds, household ggods, to dwell in the house my son
JOHN lives in, 5 sh. yearly
son: CHARLES LETHAN 5 sh.
daughter: MARGARET 5 sh.
daughter ALCE a heifer of 2 years
daughter: SARAH LETHAN 10 pounds
THOMAS s/o CHARLES LETHAN ewe & lamb
son: THOMAS LETHAN house where he now lives, garden in Hewashere, field called little gweatehew, 1 acre in Hewas, etc.
youngest son: JOHN LETHAN all the rest & executor
Thomas "X" Lethan
witnesses: PASKOW ELLIS, CHARLES ELLIS, ALCE ( ) WILLIAMS
Inventory taken 20 September 1683 by PASKOW ELLIS of Zennor, Gent, and THOMAS OTES of St. Just in Penwith
JOHN LEEKEY of Phillack, yeoman
written: 16 Dec 1698
proved: 24 Apr 1699
parish church of Phillack 10 sh. 6 d.
poor of Phillack 10 sh. 6 d.
sister: CONSTANCE 5 sh.
her children 1 sh. apiece
sister: AMY 1 sh.
her children 1 sh. apiece
servant: RICHARD MICHELL 5 sh.
wife: ANNA all the rest & executrix
my child (not named)
trustees: very good friends WILLIAM CANARTHEN & WILLIAM MURLEY
witnesses: WILLIAM CANARTHEN, JONSON ( ) GLANFULL, RICHARD ( ) MICHELL
Inventory taken 7 January 1698/9 by CHARLES COCK & JOHN PENBERTHY
PETER LEGOW of Madron, yeoman
Admon granted 13 October 1696 to PASKES LEGOW of Madron, widow of the deceased. Bond by JOHN LANYON of Madron, gent and HENRY SANDRY. Inventory taken 12 October 1696 by WALTER LANYON & HENERY SAUNDERS.
THOMAS LEGOW of Gwinear
written: 17 Apr 1690
proved: 22 Sep 1690
wife: ELIZABETH 4 pounds yearly out ot tent. of Gerneeth; chamber,
use of kitchen, etc.
mentions a field of land called Lower Park Jedna
son: RICHARD 50 pounds
son: WILLIAM 50 pounds
son: THOMAS LEGOW all the rest & executor
Thomas ( ) Legow
witnesses: RICHARD FOWLLER, HENRY HUTHNANS & FRA. STONE Jr.
Inventory taken 20 September 1690 by PHILLIP GLYNN, WILLIAM PAULL & HUMPHRY STONE.
CHRISTOPHER LOPPIER of Marazion
Admon granted 9 September 1685 to MARGARETT LOPPIER of St. Hilary, widow, relict of the deceased. Bond by JOHN SYMON of Breage, tinner and CHRISTOPHER JEWELL of Marazion. Inventory taken 1 August 1684 by THOMAS MATHEW & FRANCIS JENNINGS.
RICHARD MARTEN of Towednack
written: 28 April 1617
proved: _____ber 1617
parish of Towednack 1 ewe
sister (not named ) 1 ewe
sister's children in ( )
wife (name torn) & daughter ELIZABETH all the rest & executrixes
witnesses: JOHN MARTEN, ELIZABETH MARTEN the elder, ELIZABETH the younger
Inventory taken 20 June 1617 by JOHN BARAGWANTH, THOMAS CORNOW & HENRY MARTEN
WARNE MATHEW of St. Erth
written: not dated
proved: 11 Jan 1607/8
2 sisters (not named) money from 1 cowe to be divided equally
brothers: JOHN & RAFE 5 sh.
brother: MARTEN 11 sh. 6 d.
brother: ANTHONY 10 sh.
JAMES GEOST my hould ____, a ewe & 10 sh.
JAMES ROBERT a lam
MICHAELL PRIOR 5 sh.
parish of St. Keverne 3 sh. 4 d.
?? in St. Earth & in bread & drink 10 sh.
parish of Gunwalla 5 sh.
poor of St. Erth 5 sh.
WILLIAM ROBERT & ROBERT HOCKING all the rest & executors
"due from KNUCKEY" 4 pounds, 11 sh.
witnesses: ALSE COLLIER, JOHN OTES, JAMES WHIT
Inventory taken 8 January 1607/8 by THOMAS JOHN & JOHN ROBERT
JAMES MICHELL of Gwinear
written: 1 Apr 1601
proved: 13 Apr 1607
church of Gwinear 1 heifer
son: WILLIAM 5 pounds & 1 heifer
son: JOHN 5 pounds & 1 heifer
son: THOMAS 5 pounds & 1 heifer
son: WILLIAM the younger 8 pounds & 1 heifer
daughter: ALIS 15 pounds
brother: JOHN the elder 3 sh.
brother: RICHARD 3 sh.
younger brother: JOHN 12 d.
rest of brothers (not named) 6 d. apiece
ELIZABETH w/o JOHN MYCHELL 12 d.
every godchild 6 d. each
servant maid (not named) 1 ewe lamb & 6 d.
WILLIAM HONNETT 6 d.
PHELLIP BUSSSRAVALL 4 d.
cosin: GELBART MYCHELL 6 d.
WILLIAM TERNAWIN 12 d.
wife (not named) executrix
overseers: THOMAS CARPENTER & brother JOHN MYCHELL
witnesses: WILLIA TERNAWIN, JELBART MYCHELL
Inventory taken 12 January 1606/7 by JOHN DREWE & WILLIA TERNAWYN
WILLIAM MICHELL the elder, of St. Erth
written: 25 Jan 1613/4
proved: __ ___ 1613(14)
poor of St. Erth 3 sh. 4 d.
poor of Stithians 3 sh. 4 d.
wife: BETTRICE 13 pounds, 6 sh., 8 d.
son: OLLIVER 3 pounds, 6 sh., 8 d.
son: WILLIAM 1 cow & 6 pounds, 13 sh., 4 d.
daughter: MARIE 6 pounds, 13 sh., 4 d.
OLLIVER s/o son OLLIVER 10 sh.
ANN d/o son OLLIVER 10 sh.
THOMAS BARNES & DOROTHY my daughter, each of their children 5 sh. each
eldest son: JELBART MICHELL all the rest & executor
no signature or witnesses
Inventory taken 9 March 1613/4 by JOHN ENNIS & ROBERT KNUCKY
GOWENN MOORE of St. Hilary, yeoman
written: 1 Apr 1606
proved: 27 Jun 1606
poor of Illary 2 sh.
son: JOHN GOWEN 5 sh.
son: GOWEN MOORE best pan
daughter: PRISILA 5 sh.
WILLIAM MUNDAY 5 sh.
wife's son: PETER horse colt
wife: EM & son GOWEN MOORE (under age) all the rest & executors
overssers: my master Master WILLIAMS
witnesses: GEORGE READ, clerk; JOHN BRONFIELD, WILLIA BARTTLER & others
Inventory taken 5 May 1606 by GEORGE READ, clerk, RICHARD STEPHENS, WILLYAM SHORE & others
RICHARD NICHOLLS of Gulval, yeoman
written: 26 Mar 1698
proved: 2 Mar 1698/9
wife: AMY moiety of all lands, 1/2 household goods
son: JOHN NICHOLLS the other moiety
daughter: AMY 50 pounds when age 21
daughter: JANE 50 pounds when age 21
daughter: MARY w/o RICHARD HALL of Maddern 5 sh.
daughter: ELIZABETH w/o ROBERT HOSKEN of Maddern 1 cow
wife & son JOHN all the rest & executors
Richard ( ) Nicholls
witnesses: GEO VEALE, JOHN ( ) NICHOLLS
Inventory taken 2 February 1698/9 by JOHN NICHOLLS & JOHN RICHARD.
RICHARD NICHOLAS of St. Ives, yeoman
written: 15 May 1698
proved: 4 Jul 1699
daughter: AMY 5 pounds
daughter: ALLIS 5 pounds
daughter: MARGERY 5 pounds
daughter: ELIZABETH 30 pounds when age 21
daughter: HONNER 30 pounds when age 21
each grandchild 1 sh.
wife: AGNES | all the rest &
son: RICHARD NICHOLAS | executors
overseers: JOHN THOMAS & JOHN HAWKING of St. Ives, merchants
witnesses: KATERN HAWKING, JOHN THOMAS, JOHN HAWKING
Inventory taken 5 January 1698/9 by RICHARD THOMAS, JOHN HAWKING and JOHN QUICK
WALTER NOYE of Morvah
Admon granted 9 October 1695 to WILLIAM NOYE of Morvah, tinner, son of the deceased. Bond by GEORGE NOYE of Morvah, tinner and RICHARD FRANCIS of Gwennap, tinner. Inventory taken 20 Ocotber 1694 by RICHARD TREMBATH & THOMAS GENDALL.
GEORGE PAYNE of St. Ives, gent.
written: 10 December 1616
proved: 3 Mar 1617/8
three daughters: WILLMETT DAVIS, ELIZABETH WOLCOCK, JANE DUN 5 sh. each
to every one of their children 5 sh. each
eldest son JOHN PAYNE 10 pounds
son: THOMAS PAYNE 10 pounds
son: WILLIAM PAYNE 10 pounds
GEORGE PAYNE 10 pounds
ROBERTT PAYNE 10 pounds
son PEETER PAYNE 10 pounds
"to be paid at the age of 21 years" (appears to be referring to the last three named)
youngest son: JOHN PAYNE 20 pounds & one tent. called Chiandower during the lives upon the lease & to be kept with his mother who is to enjoy the tent. until he comes of age
daughter: PHILLIPP PAYNE 20 pound on her marraige day
daughter: ANNE PAYNE 10 sh.
ANDREW LAWRIE and JANE his wife (??)
poor of St. Ives (??)
poor of St. Erth 10 sh.
wife: CHRISTIAN PAYNE all the rest & executors
overseers: father-in-law THOMAS JAUNSLING & PASCOW DUN
witnesses: MARTINE NEWMAN, WILLMETT DAVIS, ANDREW LAWRY, JANNE LAWRYE
Inventory taken at St. Ives 25 December 1616 by WILLIAM BURTHOGGE, gent., THOMAS PURIFYE & JOHN KING all of St. Ives town. Another inventory taken at St. Erth 8 January 1616/7 by THOMAS JAUNSLING, vicar, JOHN NENIS & ROBERT PRAED all of St. Erth. Mentions 2 kyne at JOHN NENIS' house and items at PASCOW DUN's house. A third inventory taken 12 january 1616/7 at Zennor by JOHN WOOLCOCKKE & JOHN KINGYE.
GEORGE PAYNE of Marazion, yeoman
written: 4 Feb 1680/1
proved: 26 Feb 1682/3
oldest son: ROBERT PAYNE 15 pounds
son: GEORGE PAYNE 10 pounds
daughters: JOANE & ELIZABETH 10 pounds each
wife: ANNE PAYNE 1 sh.
brother-in-law: HUGH DAVY all the rest & executor
George ( ) Paine
witnesses: HENRY COALE, JOSEPH VINCENT, RICHARD COCK
Inventory taken 24 February 1682/3 by NICHO. RAWLINGS & THOMAS HALLEW. HUGH DAVY of Marazion renounces on 26 February 1682/3 in favor of his sister-in-law ANNE PAYNE widow of the deceased. Signed by HUGH DAVY, WILLIAM ORCHARD Jr., LEONARD MILLETT, JOHN PRIER, JOHN LEEKEY & WILLIAM ORCHARD. Administration granted to ANNE PAYNE, of Marazion, widow on 26 February 1682/3. Bond by the same and JOHN PRIOR of Penzance, ?barber? and HUGH DAVY of Marazion, glover.
THOMAS PYNE of Lelant, yeoman
written: 10 Nov 1607
proved 20 Nov 1607
(many holes in body of will)
daughter-in-law: ANNE MADDERN
ANNE d/o RICHARD MADDERN
CATHERINE d/o MARGARETT KINSYE, widow
THOMAS s/o BENEDICT STEVENS
wife JOHAN PYNNE & son ( ----)LLYS PYNN all the rest & executors
witnesses: JM. PRAED, WILLIAM ( ) EDWARDS, ?HENRIE? ( ) BARNEWASE, ANNE MADREN, MARGARETT +KINSYE
THOMAS POLKINHORN Sr., of Perranuthnoe*
written: 11 June 1731
proved: 11 May 1732
daughters: MARY, GRACE & JANE to receive a legacy left by their
grandfather RALPH ROWE in a document dated 16 Mar 1724 when age 21
son: THOMAS POLKINHORNE legacy from grandfather RALPH ROWE when age 21
daughter: ANN double legacy when age 21 as her grandfatehr did not make provision for her
wife: GRACE house & garden she now lives in
wife GRACE & son: RALPH all the rest & executors
witnesses: HUM: COLE, JOHN ROGERS, PHILL. COLE
THOMAS POLKINHORN Jr., of Perranuthnoe*
written: 12 Feb 1806
proved: 12 Apr 1809
wife (not named)
daughter JANE ELLIS w/o CHRISTOPHER ELLIS
JOHN RICHARDS of Breage
JOHN GREEN of Helston
granddaughter: JANE POLKINHORN
mentions: JOHN RICHARD's house in Goldsithney occupied by ARM TARKIS
MARY WALLIS w/o CHARLES WALLIS
servant: JANE TRENHAYLE
sister: ANN LAITY widow of HENRY LAITY
poor of Perranuthnoe
son: THOMAS POLKINHORN all the rest & executor
witnesses: JOHN RICHARDS, WILLIAM RICHARDS
SAMUEL STEPHENS of Perranuthnoe, yeoman*
written: 24 Aug 1745
proved: 11 May 1749
mentions: JOHN FREETHY, weaver, of Residian
sister: ANN FREETHY "his wife"
sister: GRACE WEBBER
sister: ALICE PEARCE
her daughter JANE
late sister ELIZABETH NINNES' 2 daughters
son: SAMUEL STEPHENS 1 shilling and maintenance
3 grandchildren: JANE , MARY & ANN STEPHENS dd/o son SAMUEL all the rest
trustees: Rev. ANDREW LEY &WILLIAM FAVELL, gentlemen, and RALPH & THOMAS POLKINHORN, yeomen
witnesses: THO. HAYDAN, E. HAYDAN, C. FAVELL