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Will of William Symons, Yeoman of Poundstock. 1761

  • Source: Cornwall Archives
  • Ref: AD631/317
  • Transcribed by D 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 a sound and perfect mind and memory, Praised be God therefore, and knowing the uncertainty of this my present life and that all mankind must submit to Death, I do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, that is to say: 

First and Principally I Commend my Soul unto the Hands of God my Creator, Hoping in and through the merits of Jesus Christ my Saviour to have full and free pardon and forgiveness of all my sins and to Inherit everlasting life, and my Body to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named, and as for my Effects in Lands, Goods and all my Chattel Estate whatsoever which the Lord in mercy hath bestowed on me, I do give, demise and bequeath same as herein and hereafter mentioned: 

I do by this my Will give, devise and bequeath unto my brother John Symons Twenty pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid unto him at the end of three full years next and immediately after my death. 

I do by this my Will give devise and bequeath unto my sister Joanna Symons forty pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid unto her at the end of three full years next and immediately after my death. 

I do by this my will give devise and bequeath unto my sister Abbett Kinsman twenty pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid unto her at the end of three full years next and immediately after my death. 

I do by this my will give devise and bequeath unto my brother Philip Symons son Philip Symons twenty pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid unto him at the end of seven full years next and immediately after my death. 

I do by this my Will give devise and bequeath unto my brother Philip Symons son John Symons twenty pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid unto him at the end of seven full years next and immediately after my death. 

I do by this my Will give devise and bequeath unto my brother Philip Symons and my brother Thomas Symons whom I do make and ordain to be my whole and sole executors all that field of land called New park and all the rest of all my Chattel Estate all lying and being within the Parish of Forrabury yielding and paying my mother in law Jane Benoke the sum of four pounds a year which was given to her as a Neuitey out of the said Effects by Quarterly payments by John Evens and Elizabeth Symons

I do by this my Will give devise and bequeath unto my Executors Philip Symons and Thomas Symons aforesaid all my Estate called Wanson and Swelle lying and being within the Parish of Poundstock and County aforesaid And all the Rest and Residue of my Goods and Chattels whatsoever I do devise and bequeath the same unto my brother Philip Symons and my brother Thomas Symons whom I do make and ordain my whole and sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament to see my Debts and Legacies paid of this my last Will and Testament 

And I do hereby make void and revoke all former Will or Wills but this to be my last Will and Testament 

In witness hereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty third day of December 1761. 

Will Symons (his mark) 

Sealed, signed, published and declared in the presence of us 

The sign of Margaret Mager 

Joshua Walkey 

Probate in the Archdeaconry of Cornwall before James Walker, to Philip and Thomas Symons, 22nd January 1762







Last updated 9 November 2014