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Will of Elizabeth Kinsman, wife of Callington. 1813

  • Source: The National Archives
  • Ref: Prob/11/1736
  • Transcribed by D Watson, Nov 2009

I, Elizabeth Kinsman, wife of John Kinsman of Callington in the County of Cornwall do declare this to be my last Will and Testament,

Whereas by virtue of the last will of John Knill, late of Grays Inn in the County of Middlesex, Esquire, deceased, bearing date the twenty-first day of August one thousand eight hundred and nine I am possessed or entitled to the sum of one thousand two hundred pounds three per cent Consolidated Bank annuities now standing in my name in the books of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England which was declared by the said Will to be for my sole use and not subject to the debts, control or engagtuious of my present or any future husband or husbands, now by virtue and in exercise of the power or authority for this purpose given me by the said Will and of every or any authority in any wise enabling me in this behalf I do hereby with the privity and approbation of my said husband testified by his subscribing his name as a witness hereto make this my last Will

and give and bequeath and appoint the said one thousand and two hundred pounds three per cent Consolidated Bank annuities unto the Reverend John Jope of St Cleer in the said county of Cornwall, Clerk, and to the Reverend John Jope the younger of the same place, Clerk, their Executors, advisors and assigns upon trust to pay the interest and dividends of the sum of one thousand and two hundred pounds three per cent Consolidated Bank annuities unto or ****** the same to be received by my said husband and his assigns during his life and immediately after his decease to pay the said interest and dividends unto my youngest daughter Joanna Kinsman until she shall marry or depart this life, which shall first happen, and immediately after her marriage or decease, which shall first happen, in trust to pay or transfer the said sum of one thousand and two hundred pounds three per cent Consolidated Bank annuities and the interest dividends and annual produce thereof:

in the event of the decease of the said Joanna Kinsman unmarried unto my five other children Robert Kinsman, Mary Ann the wife of Robert Mules, Andrew Kinsman, Jane the wife of John Richards and John Kinsman;

and in the event of the marriage of the said Joanna Kinsman unto my said five other children and her the said Joanna Kinsman, to be divided between or amongst my said five, or my said six children as the case may be, in equal shares provided always that if any of my said children shall die before the marriage or decease of my said daughter Joanna Kinsman, which shall happen first, without leaving any child or children of his or her or their body or respective bodies, who being a son or sons shall attain the age of twenty one years or being a daughter or daughters shall attain the age of twenty one years or marry, then and in every or any such case as well the share or shares originally provided for as the share or shares attaining to each child by virtue of this present clause shall go to the survivor or survivors or other or others of my said children to be divided between or amongst them in equal shares and proportions

provided also that if any of my said children shall die before the marriage or the decease of the said Joanna Kinsman which shall happen first leaving any issue of his or her or their body or respective bodies, who being a son or sons shall attain the age of twenty-one years or being a daughter or daughters shall attain that age or marry, then and in every and any such case the share or shares to which every such child so dying would or surviving the marriage or decease of the said Joanna Kinsman have become entitled to, of and in the said sum of one thousand and two hundred pounds three per cent Consolidated Bank annuities and the interest dividends and annual produce thereof, shall go and be in trust for all and every the children and child of his or her body respectively, who being a being a son or sons shall attain the age of twenty-one years or being a daughter or daughters shall attain that age or marry, to be divided between or amongst them (if more than one) in equal shares and proportions, and if but one the whole to be in trust for that one provided also that after the decease of my said husband and the marriage or decease of the said Joanna Kinsman my said Trustees and trustee may during the minority of every and any of my Grandchildren entitled in expectancy to a portion under the trusts aforesaid apply all or any part of the interests or dividends of each portion for his or her maintenance and education and apply all or any part of such portion for his or her advancement in the world

and I do hereby nominate and appoint the said John Jope the elder and John Jope the younger Executors of this my last Will and I do hereby direct that their receipts for any sum or sums of money payable to them or ***** this my Will shall be effectual discharges for the same respectively and that they shall not be answerable the one for the other of them or for any involuntary losses and I do hereby request my said husband will permit this my Will to be proved and will do every act which shall be not ***** for or confirming and effectualising the same.

In witness whereof I, the said Elizabeth Kinsman, have to this my last Will contained in three sheets of paper at the foot of the first two sheets thereof set my hand and to the third and last sheet my hand and seal this twenty first day of January 1813.

Elizabeth Kinsman

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Elizabeth Kinsman, the testator, as and for her last Will in the presence of us who in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto

John Kinsman

Elizabeth Jope

Mary Ann Jope

On the 29th February 1828 Admon with the Will annexed of the Goods, Chattels and Credits of Elizabeth Kinsman, the relict of John Kinsman late of the Borough of Callington in the County of Cornwall, deceased, was granted to Robert Jope Kinsman Equire, the older, one of the natural and lawful children of the said deceased, having been first sworn duly to administer . The Reverend John Jope, Clerk, the elder, the surviving executor of the said Will as residuary legatee named and Mary Ann Mules, widow, Andrew Kinsman, Jane Richards (wife of John Richards), John Knill Kinsman and Joanna Kinsman, spinster, the other natural and lawful children of the said deceased and who are together with the said Robert Jope Kinsman, the older, the only persons who would have been entitled in the distribution of the personal estate and effects of the said deceased in case she had died intestate having first consented as by the Acts of Court appear.







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