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In the name
of God Amen.
The twenty second day of August in the year of our Lord God 1675.
of the parish of Kilkhampton in the County of Cornwall being perfect in
mind and memory but sick in body do make my last will and testament in
manner and form as followeth.
First I bequeath my soul to the almighty God my maker and my body to the Christian burial.
Item: I give unto Thomas my son thirty shillings, and my best long coat, and two plate dishes.
Item: I give unto Frances my daughter thirty shillings, and one pan, and one feather pillow after my decease.
Item: I give unto my daughter Polity’s children five shillings to each of them.
Item: I give unto William my son’s children five shillings apiece each of them after my decease.
All the rest of the goods and chattels not heretofore given nor bequeathed I give and bequeath unto Benjamin my son and him I make my whole and sole executor of this my last will and testament.
The sign R
Signed sealed and
delivered in the presence of us:
The sign H of Humphrey Ching