1636 through 1789
I have abstracted all of the following wills with three exceptions-- those three are credited with the abstract below. 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. **The will of John Carnsew of Crowan, a duplicate from part 4, has been replaced by the will of Jane Carnsew of Crowan, thanks to Stephanie Hocking.
SURNAMES OF TESTATORS for Part 7:
Berryman, Blight, Carnsewe, Chelew, Corey, Davie, Edmonds, Edwards, Ellis, Glasson, Harry, Hayse, Jelberd, Laity, May, Murley, Nowles, Olliver, Paule, Pawley, Pearce, Pellamounter, Penberthy, Penrose, Player, Polglase, Polkinhorne, Poole, Pormear, Pullmear, Richards, Rowe, Stevens, Symons, Thomas, Trery, Treweek, Tyack, Uren, Wearn.
JOHN BERRYMAN of Towednack written: 15 Sep 1741 proved: 15 May 1742 son: JOHN 1 sh. daughter: REBECCA to be maintained son: ANDREW the smith shop that JOHN TREWHELLA formerly worked in Nancledry (when his apprenticeship is expired) son: RICHARD 1 sh. daughter: MARGARET 1 sh. daughter: SIBELLA 1 sh. daughter: ANN 1 sh. wife: REBECCA executrix John Berryman witnesses: HENRY JENNINGS, JOB BERRYMAN, JOHN HUMPHRY Vol. 15, p. 213 ++++++++++++ JAMES BLIGHT of St. Erth, yeoman written: 3 Dec 1754 proved: 11 Nov 1760 sons: JAMES & SAMUEL estate in Tockers wood in Crowan & all my estate in St. Erth daughters: PHILLIS & FRANCES the estates they now live on with the rent to cease after my death daughter: MARGARET w/o WILLIAM ROWE 1 sh. daughter: MARY w/o RICHARD RUSSALL 10 pounds sterling wife: JANE all the rest & executrix James ( ) Blight witnesses: HENRY JENNINGS, WILLIAM QUICK, WILLIAM QUICK Jr. Vol. 7, p. 220 ++++++++++++ JOHN BLIGHT of St. Erth, turner written: 13 Apr 1736 proved: 15 Jul 1736 son: RICHARD BLIGHT 1 pound 1 sh. daughter: ELIZABETH MAYER 1 pound 1 sh. grandson: JOHN BLIGHT s/o my son JOHN BLIGHT 1/2 of my estate ofter my son JOHN's death son: JOHN all my lands during his life & executor John ( ) Blight witnesses: STEPHEN PEARCE, JOHN DONNE, ANN ( ) EUSTIS Vol. 12, p. 90 +++++++++++++ RICHARD BLIGHT of St. Erth, yeoman written: 23 Jul 1760 proved: 16 May 1763 daughter: MARGARET TREMELLING 1 sh. her husband ALEXANDER TREMELLING 1 sh. son: RICHARD BLIGHT 1 sh. wife: MARGERY house & premises in Tredrea in St. Erth for life & executrix; after her death to daughter MARGARET TREMELLING, then to ALEXANDER TREMELLING, s/o MARGARET mentions estate in Pednapons in St. Erth to wife then to RICHARD & SAMUEL ss/o son RICHARD BLIGHT after wife's death all to go to the children of his son and daughter equally guardians for grandsons: friends JOHN BERRYMAN & JOB DONITHORNE of Zennor Churchtown Richard Blight witnesses: ANN BAKER, JNO. EDWARDS Vol. 8, p. 416 ++++++++++++ JANE CARNSEWE of Crowan written: 24 Apr 1714 proved: 25 Oct 1716 eldest son: JOHN CANSEWE executor son: EDWARD 3 sheep granddaughter (not named) 1 sheep daughter: NOBBY 1 cow, 1 sow, goose, horse, 2 ewes, 2 lambs, 1/2 the wearing apparel & household goods; 1/3 of the corn daughter: MARGARET 1 cow, house, garden & Moor, the old garden, 3 sheep, 3 lambs, 1/2 the wearing apparel & household goods, 1/3 of the corn 2 grandsons: JOHN & THOMAS 2 lambs Jane ( ) Cansewe witnesses: WINNY ( ) PEARSE, WILLIAM WARREN proved by MARGARET CANSEW, her brother JOHN being already dead. Vol. 3, p. 125 ++++++++++++ MARGARET CHELEW of the borough of St. Ives, widow written: 12 Nov 1760 proved: 5 Jan 1761 kinsman: SIMON CHELEW 1/2 guinea of gold his 3 childre now alive whose names I forget 5 pounds kinsman: WILLIAM CHELEW 5 pounds sister-in-law: JANE CHELEW & her daughters MARY & CICIELLA being the wife and daughters of my brother-in-law JEPHTHA CHELEW 5 pounds sister-in-law: JANE w/o the late RICHARD JAMES of Redruth 1 sh. the eldest daughter of ALICE WILLIAMS of Redruth whose name I forget 5 pounds my own sister: MARY NANCE widow 5 pounds my own sister: ELIZABETH GEAN 1 guinea sister-in-law: WILLMOT BRYANT my large Bible & a guinea of gold, 1 suit of my wearing apparell & my mantle trustees: EDWARD MAY, THOMAS MICHELL (smith), JOHN PAYNTER (taylor), all of St.Ives estate in Stennack held by WILLIAM COCK's life; 1/2 of the rents and profits to go to 2 sisters MARY NANCE & ELIZABETH GEAN; the other half to JOHN NANCE (carpenter) of St. Ives in trust for the use of the society now meeting in Street an Garrow in St. Ives sister: CHRISTIAN BREA of Illogan all the rest & executrix Margaret ( ) Chelew witnesses: JOHN GRENFELL, THOMAS BERRIMAN, BRIDGET ( ) MAY Vol. 7, p. 262 ++++++++++++ JOHN COREY of Lelant, mariner written: 9 Jun 1762 proved: 12 May 1764 niece: MARGERY RAWLING of Lelant 1 sh. kinswoman: MARY MEANE d/o my nephew JAMES BRYANT of Lelant all the rest & executrix John Corey witnesses: ANDREW HOSKING, ANDREW HOSKING Junr. Vol. 8, p. 628 ++++++++++++ JOHN DAVIE of Zennor written: 16 Mar 1757 proved: 12 May 1760 eldest daughter: ELIZABETH 2 pounds; 1/2 of household good 2nd daughter: MARGARET 2 pounds daughter: SARAH 2 pounds son: JOHN DAVIE (under 21) all the rest & executor John ( ) Davie witnesses: HANNIBAL THOMAS, MATHEW THOMAS, THOMAS THOMAS Vol. 7, p. 39 ++++++++++++ THOMAS EDMONDS of St. Just in Penwith written: 7 Oct 1714 proved: 26 Jul 1716 sister: MARY ROSETH house & garden where she now lives brother: WILLIAM EDMOND all the rest & executor Thomas Edmonds witnesses: THOMAS ADAMS, MARY ( ) EDMONDS, CHARLES MEYER Vol. 2, p. 47 ++++++++++++ RICHARD EDWARDS of Gwennap, gent. Admon granted 9 May 1698 to JANE EDWARDS, widow. Bondsmen: HUGH PAWLEY of Paul? and JOHN MORCAM of Gwennap. Inventory taken 14 Feb 1697/8 by GEORGE ( ) RICHARDS and JOHN PHILLIPS. AP/E/512 ++++++++++++ NICHOLAS ELLIS of St. Hilary, taylor written: 26 Sep 1753 proved: 12 May 1760 wife: BRIDGET EALLES estate in Plean & Gwarry, 5 pounds, 1 mare, barley meal to her use Mr. WALTER WACCOM Sr. 1 guinea of gold WALTER WACCOM Jr. 5 pounds (6 months after the death of his grandmother) and 4 sheep granddaughter: MARY WILLIAMS 30 pound sterling (6 months after the death of her grandmother) and 5 sheep BRIDGET WILLIAMS 5 pounds sterling (6 m. after the death of her grandmother) and 3 sheep JANE WACCOM Jr. 5 pounds (6 m. after the death of her grandmother) & to make a choice of either yeows of my flock poor widows and fatherless children of St. Hilary 20 sh. daughter: JANE WACCOM all the rest & executrix Nicholas Ellis witnesses: THOMAS ( ) HITCHENS, THOMAS HOSKING Vol. 7, p. 40 ++++++++++++ JOHN GLASSON of Madron Admon granted 10 October 1715 to Honor Glasson, widow. Bondmen John Glasson and Thomas Glasson. Inventory taken 8 October 1715 by John Glasson and Thomas Glasson. (The above admon kindly provided by Ray Glasson) ++++++++++++ JACOB HARRY of Penzance, blacksmith written: 29 Jul 1762 proved: 22 Sep 1762 wife: MARY all & executrix Jacob Harry witnesses: NIC: WALLIS, ANTHONY WALLIS Vol. 8, p. 208 ++++++++++++ WILLIAM HARRY of the borough of St. Ives, gent. written: 14 Feb 1760 proved: 24 Jul 1761 sister: ANN w/o Mr. JOHN HICKES 1 guinea of gold sisters: WILMOT HARRY and SARAH HARRY, spinsters annuity of 30 pounds taken from the profits of my fish cellers & other premises in St. Ives which I purchased from the assigns of ELIZABETH STEPHEN of St. Ives mentions: grandfather RICHARD HARRY, decd. mentions: father RICHARD HARRY, decd. cousin: WILLIAM STEPHENS of St. Ives annuity of 30 pounds son: WILLIAM HARRY trustees for son & executors: CHRISTOPHER HAWKINS of Trewenard, Esq.; WILLIAM FLAMACK the younger of Bodmin, Esq.; the Reverd. WILLIAM SYMONS of the borough of St. Ives, clerk; CHARLES WORTH of St. Ives, gent and the said WILLIAM STEPHENS mentions estates in St. Ives, Lower St. Columb, Mawgan, Eglasheal and St. Issey mentions adventure in Wheal Ransom Ball in St. Ives and Towednack mentions watches & jewelry formerly belonging to my wife to be given to Mrs. QUICK (former w/o Mr. ROBERT HOBLYN Esq.) and sister SARAH HARRY for the use of son WILLIAM W: Harry witnesses: THO. HICHENS, THOS. LANE, NATH: HICKES Vol. 7, p. 418 ++++++++++++ WILLIAM HAYSE of St. Erth, yeoman written: 12 Jul 1762 proved: 21 Sep 1762 sister: MARGARET GEORGE 1 sh. brother: JAS. HAYSE 1 sh. sister: CATE JAMES 1 sh. godson: WILLIAM s/o WILLIAM HAYSE 2 sh. 6 d. kinsman: JAS. CHRISTOPHER 4 d. kinsman: BENJAMIN CHRISTOPHER 4 d. kinswoman: AMEY w/o JOHN SYMONS 4 d. kinswoman: JANE w/o HUMPHRY HOSKING 1 sh. AMEY PENGILLY of St. Hillary 5 sh. wife: HONOR all the rest & executrix William ( ) Hayse witnesses: JOSEPH REMFREY, WILLIAM MORLEY, JOHN VEAL Vol. 8, p. 195 +++++++++++++ THOMAS JELBERD of St. Just in Penwith, yeoman written: 9 Aug 1759 proved: 12 May 1760 daughter: ELIZABETH JELBERD 200 pounds when age 23; 3 gold rings & silver snuff box which were her mother's servant: MARY BENNETTS 10 pounds brothers-in-law: LEWIS HODGE of St. Leven and MATHEW STEVENS of Zennor tent. of Buswarthen in Maddern in trust for son and his male issue; for want of male issue then to: WILLIAM JELBERD s/o my brother JOHN JELBERD and WILLIAM JELBERD s/o my brother CHARLES JELBERD son: THOMAS JELBERD (under 21) all the rest & executor guardians for son: the above LEWIS HODGE and MATHEW STEVENS mentions house in Busweddon Thomas Jelberd witnesses: JOHN SANFORD, WM. FRIGGENS, THOS. FRIGGENS Vol. 7, p. 51 +++++++++++++ WILLIAM JELBARD of Tregifthen in St. Just in Penwith written: 17 Jan 1760 proved: 8 Jun 1761 eldest daughter: JANE 5 pounds when eldest son is 21 2nd son: JOHN 5 pounds when 21 youngest daughter: SIBBELLA 5 pounds when 21 youngest son: THOMAS 5 pounds when 21 wife: JANE all the rest & executrix mentions eldest son WILLIAM (under 21) brother: JOHN JELBARD William ( ) Jelbard witnesses: MARK FORD, JOHN JELBARD, WILLIAM ( ) HARVEY Vol. 7, p. 385 ++++++++++++ GEORGE LAITY of Germoe written: 17 Nov 1714 proved: 26 Jul 1716 wife: (not named) all during her lifetime son: GEORGE the house, the long meadow & garden, goods in the room I now lye in excepting the pewter; the 2 bigger brass crocks daughter: MARGARETT 2 fields next to JOHN RICHARD's house, beds and bedding daughter: ANN the great field next to my son RICHARD's daughter: JOAN the 2 lower fields next to the Ball after my wife's death (son GEORGE to have them now) son: RICHARD house he now lives in, the 2 gardens (1 now and 1 after the death of his mother) grandchildren 2 sh. 6 d. each George ( ) Laity witnesses: ROBERT CARNSEWE, SAMUEL ( ) STEPHENS Vol. 2, p. 52 ++++++++++++ THOMAS MAY of St. Ives, blacksmith written: 26 Jul 1754 proved: 13 May 1760 son: THOMAS house I now live in in the borough near Scavling gow; all the rest & executor sister: AGNES the lower room in the house for life & 6 pounds son: JOHN house in the Dige near Porthmear & 20 pounds Thomas May witnesses: ANTHO: ROSKRUGE, JNO. PAYNTER Vol. 7, p. 95 ++++++++++++ WILLIAM MURLEY of Phillack, yeoman written: 5 May 1758 proved: 17 Sep 1760 eldest daughter: DOROTHY MURLEY estate in Phillack Churchtown; estate in Coswinscaisin in Gwinear; estate in Penhale in Gwinear; estate in Barnoon in Phillack; 1/48th part in Herland in Gwinear; my 1/2 estate in Godrevy in Gwithian youngest daughter: MARY MURLEY tent. called Tremellyne & two Tregooses in St. Erth; 1/2 my estate in Godrevy; estate in Tringee in Phillack; 1/48th part in Herland in Gwinear wife: JOANNA MURLEY 20 pounds yearly; all the rest & executrix William Murley witnesses: GREGORY NICHOLLS, RICHARD NICHOLLS Jr., JAS. GILLARD Vol. 7, p. 186 +++++++++++++ WILLIAM NOWLES of Gulval, yeoman written: 8 Dec 1711 proved: 26 Jul 1716 wife: ISABELLA all and executrix William Nowles witnesses: GEO: VEALE, PHIL: TIDINEANS?, JO: CARNE Vol. 2, p. 51 ++++++++++++ JAMES OLLIVER of Grade, yeoman written: 26 Jul 1714 proved: 26 Jul 1716 wife: MARGARET 25 pounds, all the rest & executrix son: ROBERT 1 pound daughter: MARY 2 pounds daughter: MARGARETT 2 pounds daughter: ANN 2 pounds son: THOMAS 10 sh. granddaughter: MARY OLLIVER 1 sh. granddaughter: ELIZABETH JULYAN 1 sh. grandson: RICHARD OLLIVER 1 sh. grandson: RICHARD OLLIVER 1 sh. grandson: JOHN JULYAN 1 sh. son: RICHARD 2 sh. 6 d. daughter: SUSANNA 2 sh. 6 d. James Olliver witnesses: OLLIVER OLLIVER, JOHN OLLIVER, NICH: OLLIVER Vol. 2, p. 45 ++++++++++++ HENRY PAULE of Illogan Proved __ June 1641. Admon or bond not extant. Inventory taken by WILLIAM TONKIN and JOHN MAGAR. Bottom of inventory mentions MARY, relict of the decd. AP/P/809 ++++++++++++ HUMPHRY PAWLE of Illogan written: 5 May 1636 proved: 7 Sep 1636 eldest son: HENERY 1 ewe & wether, right in Carnstasew? son: JOHN 1 ewe & wether; right in Conent? son: RICHARD all my right in Carwegy grandson (not named) 1 ewe & lamb & 1/12 of Mariethjewe wife: JANE PAWLE | son: NICHOLAS | executors wife to pay son HENERY 22 sh. in memory of Sir JAMES _______ and to forgive all his debts Humphry Pawle witnesses: JAMES ( ) KESTIPRAES?, JOHN TONKIN Bond to JOAN PAWLE of Illogan, widow, and PETER RANDELL of St. Allen, yeoman. Inventory taken 5 June 1636 by RICHARD TREARE & RICHARD JAMES. AP/P/693 ++++++++++++ WILLIAM PAWLEY of Lelant, gent. written: 16 Jan 1761 proved: 1 May 1761 son: HUGH PAWLEY all & executor Wm. Pawley witnesses: ANDREW HOSKING, THOMAS BRYANT Vol. 7, p. 351 ++++++++++++ JAMES PEARCE of Lelant, yeoman written: 12 Oct 1763 proved: 12 May 1764 son: JOHN PEARCE 1/4 pt. of estate in ColCorgan in Ludgvan now in possession of ELIZABETH CURNOW; my brass crock during his lifetime, then to his son JAMES PEARCE son: WILLIAM PEARCE 1/4 pt. of ColCorgan; feather bed ELIZABETH d/o my son JAMES PEARCE 10 pounds sterling when age 21 granddaughter: ELIZABETH PEARCE 2 sh. 6 d. son and daughter of my son JOHN PEARCE 2 sh. 6 d. each son: HENRY PEARCE 1/2 my estate in ColCorgan; all the rest & executor James ( ) Pearce witness: THOS. SANDOW Vol. 8, p. 627 ++++++++++++ SUSAN PEARCE of St. Ives, widow written: 3 Jul 1647 proved: 13 Jul 1648 repair of the church of St. Ives 5 sh. sterling poor of St. Ives 5 sh. sterling eldest son: WILLIAM PEARCE bed & furnishings, carpet, table board, etc. daughter: PHILLIPE PEARCE my wedding ringe, pearls, braceletts, etc. daughter: ELIZABETH PEARCE featherbed & bolster etc. daughter: MARGERIE PEARCE 5 table napkins etc. son: JOHN PEARCE feather bed, bolster, small silver cup that is with GEORGE HICKES servant maid: JANE DOLPHEN a flock bed that is with HENERY PEARCE son: THOMAS PEARCE a silver cupp that is with Mr. XPHER COCKE; all the rest & executor Sussan ( ) Pearce witnesses: HENERIE THOMAS, ANDR. LAURRE Inventory taken 10 July 1647 by JOHN HICHENS & JOHN BOSSOW. AP/P/961 ++++++++++++ THOMAS PEARCE of St. Ives Inventory taken 3 February 1636 by MARKE UDIE and JOHN ______. Another inventory taken 6 November 1636 by JOHN DIGGORIE and RICHARD COUCH, gent. AP/P/700 ++++++++++++ ALCE PELLAMOUNTER of Zennor written: 24 Nov 1639 proved: 13 Dec 1639 son: JOHN PELLAMOUNTER rights and interest in Vese? daughter: ZYBELL 30 pounds & 1 butt of bees daughter: MARY w/o WILLIAM TRENWETH 1 butt of bees daughter: MARGARET 1 butt of bees ALES d/o GEORGE GYE 1 butt of bees son: RICHARD PELLAMOUNTER 5 sh. daughters LUCE & MARGARET all the rest & executrixes GEORGE PREUT 1 heifer calf Alce ( ) Pellamounter witnesses: RICHARD BEAUCHAMP, GEORGE GYE, EMETT "ER" ROBENS, THOMA ( ) RICHARD Inventory taken 29 November 1639 by JOHN WOLCOCK and ROBERT HUSBAND AP/P/750 ++++++++++++ WILLIAM PENBERTHY of Lelant written: 6 Feb 1666/7 (nuncupative) proved: 8 Apr 1668 each child (not named) 5 pounds wife (not named) executrix witnesses: RICHARD THOMAS, JOHN PENBERTHY Inventory taken 29 September 1668 by WILLIAM TYACK & RICHARD THOMAS AP/P/1184 ++++++++++++ BLANCHE PENROSE of St. Erth, spinster written: 17 Dec 1731 proved: 15 May 1742 brother: JOHN PENROSE 1 sh. brother: WILLIAM PENROSE 1 sh. brother: JAMES PENROSE 1 guinea of gold to buy a mourning ring sister: JANE w/o THOMAS JOHNS 1 sh. Mrs. AMEY DAVIES 1 guinea of gold to buy a ring MARY w/o RICHARD MITCHELL 1 guinea of gold to buy a ring CATHERINE TREWHELA 2 sh. 6 d. to buy a pair of gloves sister: FRANCES PENROSE all the rest & executrix Blanche Penrose witnesses: RICHARD MITCHELL, NICH: TRELEZEN, JOAN ( ) COAD Vol. 15, p. 228 ++++++++++++ CHRISTOPHER PLAYER of Lelant Admon granted 21 February 1664/5 to KAT w/o HUMPHRY TONKIN widow (of the decd). Bondmen HUMPHRY TONKIN and FRANCIS WILLIAMS of St. Ives AP/P/1106 ++++++++++++ JOHN POLGASE of Zennor Inventory taken 28 June 1638 by JOHN PORMEARE & GEORGE CHRISTOPHER. Proved 15 Jan 1638/9. No bond or admon extant. Bottom of inventory mentions ALICE POLGASE relict of the decd. AP/P/735 ++++++++++++ JOHN POLKINGHORNE of Gwinear Admon granted 20 Nov 1638 to OTHO POLKINGHORNE of Gwinear, son. Bondsman the said OTHO, and RICHARD POLKINGHORNE of Crowan. AP/P/736 ++++++++++++ ROGGER POLKINHORNE of Crowan, gent. written: 20 Sep (no year) proved: 28 Nov 1643 sister: MARGERY 5 pounds in lieu of all her debts THOMAS s/o THOMAS POLKINHORNE & brother RALPH POLKINHORNE the moiety of Drym? after the death of my wife brother-in-law: ERASTMUS TREVISSA rights in _______, being Mr. VIVIAN's land there wife: ELIZABETH executrix Rogger ( ) Polkinhorne witnesses: WM? ( ) POLKINHORNE, ERASMUS TREVISSA Inventory taken 11 October 1643 by ROBERT KNUCKEY & JOHN DAVY. AP/P/849 ++++++++++++ THOMAS POOLE of Gulval Admon granted 8 September 1640 to GEORGE POOLE of Gwennap, son. AP/P/787 ++++++++++++ JOHN PORMEARE of Zennor, yeoman written: 3 Nov 1639 (nuncupative) proved: 23 Nov 1641 son-in-law: MARKE DANYELL 2 parts of lands in Pormeare in Zennor, all goods witnesses: ROBERT MICHELL, DAVID DANYELL, ELIZABETH DANYELL Inventory taken 22 Nov 1641 by ROBERT MICHELL & ARTHUR BERRIMAN. AP/P/814 ++++++++++++ WILLIAM PULLMEAR of St. Erth written: 16 Oct 1738 proved: 23 May 1739 daughter: RACHAEL 1 pound 1 sh. her 3 eldest children 10 sh. 6 d. each 4 other daughters (not named) meadow above the orchard, wife's bed & goods to be held jointly mentions five small rings to be divided between my five daughters son: WILLIAM all the rest & executor William ( ) Pullmear witnesses: JAMES ( ) BLIGHT, STEPHEN PEARCE Vol. 13, p. 354 ++++++++++++ PETER RICHARDS of Lelant, yeoman written: 11 Apr 1688 proved: 24 Jul 1688 children (not named ) 12 d. each daughter: MARGARET 1/6 of a tent. called Worvas wolly als. Worvas grease granddaughter: MARY PENBERTHY 5 sh. wife: JANE all the rest & executrix Peter ( ) Richards witnesses: WILL: HAWES, THO: LEANE, JONE (jone) HAWES Inventory taken 5 June 1688 by JAMES "I" TREWHELLA & VIVIAN STEVENS AP/R/1288 ++++++++++++ ALEXANDER ROWE of St. Erth, yeoman written: 23 Sep 1733 proved: 3 Jul 1735 wife: CORDELIA the lesser tent. in Relubbas, furniture, household goods daughter: MARY ROWE all the rest & executrix ELIZABETH POWELL d/o my brother WILLIAM ROWE 10 pounds brother WILLIAM's 2 sons WILLIAM & ANDREW 5 pounds each JANE d/o JAMES SANDOE of Helston 20 pounds MARY d/o JAMES SANDOE of Helston all the rest after daughter's death trustees: wife CORDELIA, brother WILLIAM ROWE of Truro, cousin SAMUEL ROWE of Sithney Alexr. Rowe witnesses: WM. BARONS, SAMUELL ROWE Vol. 11, p. 228 ++++++++++++ PRUDENCE STEVENS of Lelant, widow written: 23 Jan 1731/2 proved: 20 Feb 1741/2 3 sons (not named) 1 sh. each daughter: MARGARET w/o EDWARD COCK 1 sh. daughter: PRUDENCE all the rest & executrix Prudence ( ) Stevens witnesses: JOHN PEARSE Jr., GEORGE ( ) STEVENS Vol. 15, p. 116 ++++++++++++ JOHN SYMONS of Ludgvan, yeoman written: 2 Jun 1731 proved: 11 May 1732 daughter: ELIZABETH w/o PETER KITCHEN of Germoe 25 pounds daughter: JANE 15 pounds to be paid in 2 & 1/2 years daughter: MARGERY 15 pounds to be paid in 3 & 1/2 years daughter: GRACE 15 pounds to be paid in 4 & 1/2 years daughter: HESTER 15 pounds to be paid in 5 & 1/2 years daughter: PHILLIS 15 pounds when age 24 daughter: ALICE 10 pounds when age 24 daughter: MARY 10 pounds when age 24 daughter: ANNE 10 pounds when age 24 2nd son: JOHN 10 pounds when age 21; to be bound as an apprntice to some good trade and in the meantime to have a maintainance as my other children youngest son: THOMAS 10 pounds when age 21; house & garden late in possession fo GRACE TRITHALL eldest son: WILLIAM estate in Boskennel in Ludgvan executors: wife DOROTHY & eldest son WILLIAM guardians & overseers: kinsman MATHEW TREGHOOLE of Ludgvan, THOMAS NICHOLAS of Sancreed & son-in-law PETER KITCHEN of Germoe John Symons witnesses: WILLIAM KITT, MARY THOMAS, ALICE ( ) CHELEW (the above will kindly provided by Chris Dunn and John L. Symonds) ++++++++++++ JOHN SEMMONS of Ludgvan, yeoman written: 18 Jul 1771 proved: 10 Aug 1789 wife: MARY 6 pounds per year to be paid out of tent. of Menwidinion in Ludgvan brother: WILLIAM SEMMONS 1 guinea brother: EDMOND SEMMONS 1 guinea brother: SIMON SEMMONS 1 guinea brother: PASCOE SEMMONS 1 guinea sister: ELIZABETH 1 guinea sister: JANE 1 guinea sister-in-law: AMY PEARCE 1 guinea sister-in-law: DORCAS PEARCE 1 guinea nephew: WILLIAM SEMMONS s/o brother EDMOND SEMMONS 60 pounds niece: PHILLIS d/o brother EDMOND 20 pounds nieces: CATHERINE & JANE 15 pounds each nephew: SIMON SEMMONS s/o brother SIMON SEMMONS all fishing nets, boats & other equipment belonging to the fishery at St. Michael's Mount 4 nieces (not named) dd/o brother SIMON 30 pounds between them SAMUEL DANIELL of Lelant 1 ewe & lamb or 7 sh. in money boy or man servant living with me at my death 1 ewe & lamb or 7 sh. maid servant living with me at my death 1/4 of a guinea poor widows of Ludgvan 20 sh. a year for 10 years among them nephews: JOHN SEMMONS s/o brother PETER SEMMONS (decd.) & EDMOND SEMMONS s/o brother SIMON SEMMONS all the rest & executors guardians: brothers WILLIAM SEMMONS & PASCOE SEMMONS John Semmons witnesses: D. DENNIS, DAN CARTHEW (the above will kindly provided by Chris Dunn and John L. Symonds) ++++++++++++ JOHN THOMAS of Lelant written: 15 Dec 1692 (nuncupative) proved: 26 Jan 1692/3 wife (not named) | executors son: SIMON THOMAS | daughter: ELIZABETH 4 pounds daughter: ANN 4 pounds son: WILLIAM 4 pounds son: JOHN 4 pounds witnesses: JAMES PENBERTHY, NICHOLAS ( ) PEARCE, MARGARETT ( ) PENBERTHY, JOHN WHITE Bond granted to SIMON THOMAS and JAMES PENBERTHY. Inventory taken 3 Jan 1692/3 by JAMES PENBERTHY & RICHARD NICHOLAS. AP/T/1495 ++++++++++++ JOHN THOMAS of Breage written: 18 Feb 1715/6 proved: 26 Jul 1716 wife: (not named) 6 pounds yearly, the house, household goods, the best cows etc. granddaughter: ELIZABETH THOMAS d/o son EDWARD THOMAS 100 pounds when age 17 son: JOSEPH THOMAS land which JOHN TREWHEELA now holds of me; 20 pounds; 40 sh. yearly son: EDWARD THOMAS the tent. I bought of BENNETT PEARCE als. GREGOR; 20 pounds; 40 sh. yearly brother: JOSEPH THOMAS 10 pounds sister: JOAN 3 pounds sister: ELIZABETH 40 sh. JINIFRED CROHALL d/o ANN CROHALL 40 sh. poor of Breage 5 pounds Mr. THOMAS PEARCE of Helston 5 pounds (his daughter GRACE to have the 5 pounds if he predeceases me) grandson: JOHN THOMAS s/o EDWARD THOMAS all the rest executors and guardians of grandson: friends NICHOLAS TYACK of Breage, yeoman, and JOHN CORNISH of the same, yeoman granddaughter ELIZABETH THOMAS to share 1/3 of the estate along with sons JOSEPH and EDWARD if grandson JOHN should die in his minority John Thomas witnesses: THO PEARCE, PETHERICK RASHLEIGH, FFRANCIS COCK, GRACE PEARCE Codicil 18 Apr 1716 give additional to sons and mentions dwelling house in Penquedra where FFRANCIS SYMONS now lives John Thomas witnesses: THO: PEARCE, FFRANCIS SYMONS, MARY ( ) TIPPETT Vol. 2, p. 54 ++++++++++++ AMY TRERY of St. Erth, widow written: 13 Aug 1734 proved: 13 Jul 1738 son: JOHN TRERY 20 pounds daughter: AMY w/o JOHN WEARNE that part of my dwelling house in St. Erth Churchtown which I hold of the heirs of Mr. PAINTER by lease for 99 years, where HANNIBALL RABLANE & his wife now live; 1/4 part of Moor Meadow in Chinals, held of the same daughter: JANE 14 pounds when age 21 or married daughter: MARY 14 pounds when age 21 or married; my trunk and wearing apparell eldest son: WILLIAM TRERY all the rest & executor Amy ( ) Trery witnesses: E: COLLINS, JOHN COLLINS Vol. 13, p. 135 ++++++++++++ ELIZABETH TREWEEK of St. Erth, widow written: 3 Nov 1733 proved: 14 Feb 1733/4 Mr. JOHN CEELY of St. Ives 5 pounds cousin: ELIZABETH LONGWELL of Penzance, w/o JOHN LONGWELL 5 pounds & my best gown & petticoat poor of Perranuthnoe 40 sh. the son of WILLIAM ROWE & ELIZABETH ROWE 20 sh. WILLIAM RENFREE all the interest that I have received from him for 5 pounds I gave him to put my son JOSEPH in his coffin cousin: JOHN GEACH of Perranuthnoe the same cousin: JONE JENKIN of St. Erth 2 little pans, 2 brass pans, my bed & furniture, 5 chairs, 1 table board, 2 chest, all the rest & executrix Ellizabeth ( ) Treweek witnesses: WILLIAM ROWE, FRA: BOWCHER Vol. 10, p. 275 ++++++++++++ WILLIAM TYACK of Germoe written: 15 Oct 1734 proved: 3 Jul 1740 daughter: ELIZABETH KEMPTHORNE 20 pounds & the other 1/2 of her marriage portion to be paid wife: ELIZABETH TYACK 12 pounds yearly; her chamber & furniture, fuel, use of cow, etc.; the house at Germow vean where ELIAS RALPH now lives son: NICHOLAS TYACK fee estate in Falmouth, rest & executor (underage- ELIZABETH TYACK to be guardian) JOSEPH WHITE 10 pounds if he shall be living with me at the time of my death William Tyack witnesses: J. DOIDGE, THOS. JARVEIS, THOS. PEACOCK Vol. 14, p. 209 ++++++++++++ CLEMENT UREN, of Lelant, yeoman written: 13 Aug 1731 proved: 15 Jul 1736 daughter: DORCAS w/o JOHN PEARCE Jr. of Lelant 20 pounds grandson: JOHN PEARCE Jr. 10 pounds granddaughter: ANNIS d/o HENRY BANFIELD of Lelant 10 pounds granddaughter: MARY UREN 40 sh. each & every the younger children of my son CLEMENT UREN decd., by his 2nd wife 10 pounds each when 21 or married brother: STEPHEN UREN & 2 sisters: ELIZABETH & PRUDENCE 1 guinea of gold each JOHN NOALL of St. Ives, gent. 1/2 guinea of gold grandson: CLEMENT UREN all the rest & executor overseers & trustees: friend the said JOHN NOALL and son-in-law JOHN PEARCE Clement ( ) Uren witnesses: JOHN PEARSE Jr., JOHN NOALL, HONOR ( ) COUNAWAY Vol. 12, p. 86 ++++++++++++ JOHN UREN of Lelant, taylor written: 15 Dec 1734 proved: 12 Feb 1735/6 sons: JOHN & CHRISTOPHER 1 sh. each daughters: HONOR & MARGARETT 1 sh. each wife: MARGARETT tent. in Trenoweth son: HENRY UREN to have the said tent. after her death John Uren witnesses: JOHN NOALL, WILLIAM ( ) SANDOE Vol. 11, p. 341 ++++++++++++ AMBROSE WEARN of St. Erth, taylor & innkeeper written: 13 May 1761 proved: 12 May 1764 WILLIAM WEARN s/o WILLIAM WEARN 1 sh. * 1/3 pt. in Mellican Ear Mine in St. Erth brother: WILLIAM WEARN 4 d. brother: ROGER WEARN 4 d. MARY HOCKIN w/o WILLIAM HOCKIN 4 d. MARGARET WOOLCOCK w/o THOMAS WOOLCOCK 4 d. THOMASINSE d/o THOMAS WOOLCOCK age about 6 years 1 sh. wife: SARAH WEARN executrix Ambrose ( ) Wearn witnesses: HENRY SCADDEN, ANN ( ) MAGGOR Vol. 8, p. 615
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