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Will of John Kinsman, Gentleman of Callington. 1797

  • Source: Cornwall Archives
  • Ref: AP/K/1105
  • Transcribed by Liz Bickerstaff, Dec 2009

In the name of God Amen

I, John Kinsman of the Borough of Callington in the County of Cornwall, Gentleman, being in perfect health and sound mind, memory and understanding, but considering the uncertainty of this transitory life, do make, publish and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say, hereto

I give and bequeath unto my son Robert Hawton Kinsman all my wearing apparel and the sum of ten pounds to be paid to him within twelve months next after my death.

Also I give and bequeath unto my son Andrew Kinsman the sum of one guinea having already provided for him by conveying to him my Barnland Mowhay within the Borough of Callington aforesaid.

Also I give and bequeath all that my leasehold ***** tenement I now live in with their two gardens and stable thereto belonging which I hold by lease from my Brother in Law, the Reverend John Jope, situate in the Borough of Callington aforesaid unto my son John Knill Kinsman to hold to him the said John Knill Kinsman his Executors Administrators and Assigns for and during the remainder of my estate and interest therein.

Also I give devise and bequeath all those my three fields now converted into four fields called Crebar Bush Parks situate in the parish of Callington aforesaid and all that end Meadow called Newbridge Meadow situate near Newbridge in the said parish of Callington with the rental taxes and profits thereof unto my said Brother in Law John Jope and Hugh Mallett of Callington aforesaid, Gentleman to have and to hold the said three fields now converted into four fields and the Meadow called Newbridge Meadow unto them the said John Jope and Hugh Mallett their Executors Administrators and Assigns upon trust respectively and to this intent and purpose: that they the said John Jope and Hugh Mallett and the survivor of them their Executors Administrators and Assigns do and shall permit and suffer my dear wife Elizabeth Kinsman to receive and take the rents taxes and profits thereof to said for her own use and benefit for and during the term of her natural life.

And I hereby give unto my three daughters Mary Ann Kinsman, Jane Richards wife of John Richards of Falmouth in the said county of Cornwall, Gentleman, and Joanna Kinsman the sum of one hundred guineas a piece to be paid each respectively by my son Robert Jope Kinsman within six months after the death of my said wife Elizabeth Kinsman.

And my will and meaning is and I hereby order that in case my said son Robert Jope Kinsman shall pay unto my said three daughters Mary Ann Kinsman Jane Richards and Joanna Kinsman the said sum of one hundred guineas a piece respectively within six months after the death of my said wife Elizabeth Kinsman, then and in such case and not otherwise I hereby give devise and bequeath unto my said son Robert Jope Kinsman (after the death of my said wife) all those aforesaid three fields since converted into four fields called Crebar Bush Parks and all that end meadow called Newbridge Meadow aforesaid with all and singular the rights, *****, appurtenances thereto belonging to hold to my said son Robert Jope Kinsman his heirs and Assigns forever.

Also I give and bequeath unto my said wife Elizabeth Kinsman all that my leasehold, ***** and tenement now in the possession and occupation of Robert Henwood which I hold by lease from my said Brother in Law John Jope situate in the Borough of Callington aforesaid to hold to her the said Elizabeth Kinsman her directors administrators and assigns during the remainder of my estate and interest therein. And all the rest residence and remainder of any goods, chattels, real and personal estate whatsoever I give and bequeath unto my said wife Elizabeth Kinsman sole executrix of this my said last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore made.

In witness whereof I have hereunto this my said last will and testament set my hand and seal this eighteenth day of November one thousand seven hundred and ninety seven.

Signed sealed published and declared by these so named.

Testator

John Kinsman

and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names hereto

Mary Ann Mallett

Eliza Parminter

Mary Nook

Will proved 25 June 1819







Last updated 13 February 2012