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Will of Richard Penrose proved 1 Sept 1818


In the name of God Amen, I, Richard Penrose, the elder of the town of Redruth in the county of Cornwall, shopkeeper and miner, being sick and weak in body but of sound disposing mind, memory and understanding thanks be given to God for the same, therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament (that is to say) First and principally I commend my soul to God who gave it trusting in the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, to inherit everlasting life, and my body I commend to the earth to be buried in a Christian like and decent manner at the discretion of my executrix hereinafter named. And in touching such worldly affairs wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life I give, devise, and bequeath in manner following (that is to say): First, I will that my funeral charges and just debts shall be paid out of my effects. Also I give, devise and bequeath to my dear wife Rosamond, my executrix, all my property consisting of freehold, leasehold, stock in trade, book debts, mines and mining materials, household furniture, bills, bonds and every other kind of property whatsoever, she paying to my beloved children Richard, Rosamond, Cyrus, Jane, and John five shillings each at the end of one year after my decease. I also nominate and appoint Thomas Hornblower, Gent, of Truro, my brother in law, William Cock, hatter of Redruth, and my beloved son Richard as trustees of the effects that I have left and given to my wife. Any [And] my further will and desire is that if my wife should die before my youngest son John shall arrive to the age of Twenty—one years, that then my trustees shall equally divide my property between my surviving children, and in case my wife should marry again I then cut her off with one shilling to be paid her on her marriage again and she shall from thence forth he cut off from all benefit and advantage whatsoever from any— thing or things hereinbefore bequeathed to her. I further request that my drapery and other concerns may be continued and conducted as heretofore, and that my family will not put on mourning after my decease. And my further will is that the said persons named as trustees shall not be at any charges
or suffer any damages touching the execution of this trust. And I do hereby revoke all former wills by me heretofore made, ratifying and confirming this and all other to be my last will and testament. Witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this fifth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighteen.

Signed, sealed, pronounced, published and declared by the said testor as and for his last will and testament, in presence of us, Henry Pearce, Rebeckah Cock, Phillippa Moore.

The before written will of the before named Richard Penrose, the elder, draper, deced., is a true copy compared and examined with the original this first day of October 1818, by us, John Martin, Richard Martin.

The before written will of the before named Richard Penrose, Draper, deced., was proved in common form, 1st September 1818 before John Wallis the younger, clerk, Surrogate. And Administration, of all and singular the goods of the said deced., or any concerning the said will, was and is granted to Rosamond Penrose, the widow of the said deced, and executrix named in the said will.

(Genealogy Society ser. no. 13908, pt 73, pg 730)

Owner/SourcePenrose Publication/S. Howard
DateVol 1, 1967-8 p.7
Linked toRichard Penrose

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