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Will of Mary Ann [Kinsman] Mules, widow of Callington. 1842

  • Source: Cheshire Record Office
  • Ref: BRA833/399
  • Transcribed by Liz Bickerstaff, Dec 2009

THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me, Mary Ann Mules of Callington, Cornwall Widow.

I hereby revoke all my former and other wills and testamentary dispositions and I declare this to be my last will and devise all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses to be paid and satisfied as soon as conveniently may be after my decease.

I give the legacy or sum of fifty pounds now three pounds ten shillings per cent annuities part of the same annuities now standing in my name in the Bank of England books to my daughter in law Sarah the wife of the Reverend Henry Stoneman for her separate use.

I give to my daughter in law Jane the wife of James Richards the legacy or sum of twenty pounds of the said last mentioned government stock.

I give the like legacy of twenty pounds of the same stock to my daughter in law Mary Ann Mules spinster.

I give to my said daughter in law Jane Richards my tortoise shell tea caddy.

I give to my niece Elizabeth Jope Kinsman the daughter of my late brother John my two silver forks.

I give to my brother Robert Jope Kinsman all my china.

I give to my nephew John Knill Kinsman son of my said brother Robert my large family Bible.

I give my gold watch to Ellen the daughter of my said daughter in law Sarah Stoneman.

I give all my wearing apparel equally to be divided between my nieces Jane Elizabeth Richards and Mary Ann Richards and the daughters of my late brother John who shall be unmarried at the time of my decease.

All the rest of my estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever I give the same to my said brother Robert Jope Kinsman upon trust to sell and dispose of the same by public auction or private contract for such sum or sums of money as he may deem reasonable and to divide the produce of such sale or sales after answering all the expenses thereof between all my nieces living at the time of my decease who shall not have been married in equal shares.

But I direct and declare my will to be that my nieces Jane Elizabeth Richards and Mary Ann Richards and the survivor of them shall be at liberty whilst they and she may continue single and unmarried to reside in my dwelling house wherein they now reside with me and to have the use and enjoyment of all my glass linen and household furniture therein during their joint lives and the life of the longest liver of them keeping my said house in repair and paying all rates and taxes in respect thereof but not being obliged to replace such articles of glass linen or furniture as may be worn out or accidentally injured lost or destroyed.

But in case either or both of my said nieces Jane Elizabeth Richards and Mary Ann Richards shall marry then the right of her or them who shall so marry to reside in my said house as aforesaid shall immediate cease.

I hereby appoint my said brother Robert Jope Kinsman my Executor.

In witness whereof I the Testatrix Mary Ann Mules have set my hand and seal to this my last will and testament this nineteenth of July 1841.

Signed sealed and declared by the said Testatrix Mary Ann Mules as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other have hereto subscribed our names as witnesses

Samuel Benny Sergeant, Gent. Callington.

Mary Ann Weeks , Servant of Mrs Mules

This is a CODICIL to the above written last will of me, Mary Ann Mules of Callington Widow being desirous to give to my daughter in law Jane the wife of Mr James Richards a legacy equal in amount with the legacy I have given my daughter in law Sarah the wife of Mr Stoneman. I hereby give the sum of thirty pounds now three pounds ten per cent annuities to my said daughter in law Mrs Jane Richards for her separate use in addition to twenty pounds of the same stock already by my said will bequeathed to her and in all other respects I confirm my said will.

In witness I have to this my codicil set my hand this nineteenth day of May 1842,

M A Mules

Signed and published by the said Mary Ann Mules as a codicil to her last will in the presence of us who in her presence and at her request and in the presence of each other hereto subscribe our names as witnesses

John K Kinsman, Woodlane, Falmouth.

Mary Ann Weeks

Estate was sworn to be valued under £600 and that the Testator has died on or about the 11th November 1844.







Last updated 13 February 2012