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Will of William Symons, Yeoman of Poundstock. 1743

  • Source: Cornwall Archives
  • Ref: AD/S/3019
  • Transcribed by Fritha Watson, Nov 2014

In the name of God Amen

I William Symons of the parish of Poundstock in the county of Cornwall Yeoman, being weak of body but of sound and perfect mind and memory thanks be to Almighty God, revoking all wills by me heretofore made do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament in manner and form following 

Impr. I bequeath my soul to Almighty God and my body to Christian burial to be decently interred at the discretion of my executrix hereafter mentioned Item. I give devise and bequeath all that messuage and tenement with the appurtenances called Trevoter otherwise Trevetter in the parish of Poundstock and county of Cornwall unto my son Phillipp Symons and his heirs lawfully begotten. He my said son Phillip Symons and his heirs paying and discharging all the principle money and interest due there unto Ricd Clark of Launceston Gent 

and in case my son Philip Symons shall happen to die unmarried leaving no issue of his body lawfully begotten then and in that case I give devise and bequeath the said messuage and tenement called Trevoter otherwise Trevetter, with the appurtenances unto my son William Symons and his heirs lawfully begotten. He my said son William Symons and his heirs paying and discharging all such principle money and interest thereon as shall be then due to Richard Clark of Launceston, Gent. 

And in case of his death unmarried and without issue of his body lawfully begotten then and in that case I give devise and bequeath the said messuage tenement called Treveter, otherwise Trevetter with the appurtenances unto my son John Symons and his heirs lawfully begotten. He my said son John Symons and his heirs paying and discharging all such principle money and interest thereon as shall be then due to Ricd Clark of Launceston Gent 

and in default of issue as aforesaid I give devise and bequeath the aforesaid messuage & tenement with the appurtenances called Trevoter otherwise Trevetter unto my right heirs forever. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my son William Symons after the death of my wife Jane Symons all my right title and term of years then to come and unexpired in the South part of Wanson in the aforesaid parish of Poundstock with the houses gardens and appurtenances thereunto belonging. He my said son William Symons paying or securing to be paid unto my three youngest children (viz:) Thomas Symons, Joanna Symons and Ebbott Symons ten pounds each at the end of one year after he shall be in the possession of the aforesaid estate and in case either of the three happens to die before the money becomes due as aforesaid the survivor or survivors shall have the benefit thereof. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my son John Symons all my right title and term of years then to come and unexpired in the north part of Wanson in the aforesaid parish of Poundstock with all houses gardens and appurtenances thereunto belonging as soon as he shall arrive to the age of twenty one years. He my said son John Symons paying and discharging or securing to be paid all such principal money and interest whatsoever shall be then due unto Ricd Clark of Launceston Gent as soon as he shall come into the possession of the estate aforesaid. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my dear wife Jane Symons all my goods chattels and credits not before given and bequeathed and do hereby nominate and appoint my wife Jane Symons to be whole and sole executrix of this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this thirteenth day of April 1743. 

William Symons









Last updated 23 November 2014