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Will of Elizabeth Symons of Poundstock. 1760

  • Source: Cornwall Archives
  • Ref: AD631/316
  • Transcribed by D Watson, Nov 2014

In the name of God Amen

I Elizabeth Symons of the Parish of Poundstock being weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto Almighty God, therefore calling into mind the Mortality of my Body and knowing that it is appointed for all on us to die, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament (that is to say) 

Principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of the Almighty God that gave it me and my Body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in Decent Christian Burial at the Discretion of my Executor. 

First I do give unto my mother Joan Benoke the sum of twenty shillings yearly to be paid by quarterly payments during the term of her natural life to begin amagently after my death. 

This money is to be paid if she the said Joan Benoke do not live with her son in law William Symons and if she the said Joan Benoke do dwell with him this sum of twenty shillings is not to be paid to her the said Joan Benoke the aforesaid sum of twenty shillings. I do bind New Park in the parish of Forrabury for the payment of the aforesaid sum of twenty shillings during her natural life. 

And all the rest and residue of all my Estate in the parish of Forrabury I do give and bequeath unto William Symons my Dearly beloved husband during the time he the said William Symons remains a widow, and if he do marry again then: 

I do give and bequeath unto the said William Symons and the said Joan Benoke all the aforesaid Estate In trust for the Child that I am big with **** **** after such marriage day if any be of the aforesaid William Symons. 

*** **** *** and meaning is that if the said William Symons do marry again he is to have the estate during his widowhood and the Child after him for the right that I have in it. 

As witness my hand this first day of October One thousand seven hundred and sixty. 

Elizabeth Symons (her mark) 

Witness by us 

Joshua Walkey 

The sign of Thomas Walkey 

Joanna Symons 

Probate before John Sleech, 7th May 1761 to William Symons

Last updated 9 November 2014