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Will of John Kinsman, Cordwainer of Stratton. 1702

  • Source: Cornwall Archives
  • Ref: k538
  • Transcribed by D Watson, Sep 2009

In the name of God Amen.

I, John Kinsman of Stratton in the county of Cornwall, Cordwainer, being weak of body but perfect in mind and memory, thanks be to the Almighty Lord for it, first revoking all other wills and testaments by me heretofore made, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form as followeth:

Imprimis, I do give and bequeath my soul to Almighty God my Creator and Redeemer and my body to a Christian burial when it shall please God to take me out of this transitory world;

Item, I give and bequeath to my father and mother four pounds to be paid in six shillings and eight pence a quarter till the four pounds be satisfied, the first quarterly payment to begin at the next quarter day that shall next after my death;

Item, I do give and bequeath to John Sanders the son of Robert Sanders my brother-in-law one field called the Crosses plide next the pounds in Stratton all the rights, title and interest that I have in it, after the death of my wife;

Item, I do give and bequeath unto Robert Sanders the younger two shillings and sixpence;

Item, I do give and bequeath unto my brother Richard one shilling;

Item, I do give and bequeath unto my brother George my best suit of wearing apparel, and all the rest of my clothes my will and pleasure is that my father shall have and enjoy [them];

Item, I do give and bequeath unto my brother-in-law George Balhatchet’s two daughters 2 shilling and 6 pence apiece;

Item, I do give to my sister Margery Sanders one shilling;

Item, All the rest of my goods and chattels not formerly given and bequeathed I do give and bequeath to my wife Agnes whom I do make and ordain my whole and sole executrix to pay my debts and legacies and to receive the debts that are owing to me.

In witness of which I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 12th day of October 1702.

The sign K of John Kinsman

John Earle

Last updated 9 February 2012