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Will of Peter Wallis, dated 17 December 1844
(On the Reverse)
Deanery of Saint Buryan
The last Will and Testament of Peter Wallis late of the Parish of Saint
Buryan Yeoman Deceased proved in Common form the 12th. day of June 1848
before the Reverend George Henry Farr Clerk Surrogate and administration
of the Goods of the said Deceased and of all things whatsoever
concerning his said Will was granted to John Wallis of the said Parish
of Saint Buryan Yeoman a Son of the said Deceased and Executor named in
the said Will
Effects Under £3,000.
Deceased died 25 May 1848
This is the Last Will and Testament of me Peter Wallis of the Village of
Trelodaves in the Parish of St. Buryan in the County of Cornwall Yeoman
I give devise and bequeath unto my Wife Catharine one Annuity Clear
yearly the sum of £20 Sterling quarterly at the four most usual quarter
days of payments of rents in the year Ten Pounds to be paid by my Son
John Wallis And ten Pounds to be Paid by my Son James out of their
estats namely Trevurgans and Trelodaves during the term of her natural
I allso give to My Wife Catharine a bed and beding of her own chois and
one chamber and access through the house as her necessitys requirs.
I allso give unto my son John the estates of Trevurgans allso the sum of
one Thousand pounds Sterling never the less subject to the payment of
ten pound yearly to the said Catharine Wallis.
I allso give to my son James the estate at Trelodaves and all the stock
which I shall shall leave thearon & all the implements of farming And
that part of the household furniture as shall be left after my Wife
Catharine and my Daughter Elizabeth have taken their Part.
And allso the Sum of £200 to be paid him Within one Month after My
Decease but Shou’d the said James Wallis die Leaving no children or
child Legitimately begoten the said estate Shall be given to My son John
his hairs and assigns for ever.
Allso I give unto my daughter Elizth Wallis the Sum of five hundred
Pounds Sterling to be Paid her Within Six Months after My deceas but the
Said Elizth Wallis is to have the Six Months intrest and in case my said
daughter Should not be marred She is to have her own Chamber and the bed
& Beding and all the furniture in the said chamber With free access to
the Kitchen fire.
The bed and beding Which I give to My Wife is to be Left for My Son
James after her decease.
I allso give to Eliza Rogers the Sum of five Pounds to be Paid at My
deceas. I hereby appoint my said son John Executor of this My Last Will
and Testament hearby revoking All former and other Will and Wills by me
at any time heretofore made In Witness whereof I have to this my Last
Will and Testament Set My hand and affixed My seal, This Seventeenth Day
of December 1844
Peter Wallis (signed)
and delivered Signed Sealed in Presence of
Willim Jelbart (signed)
Willim Hosken (signed)
Theophilus Jelbart (signed)
Elizth. Jelbart (signed)
Deanery of Saint Buryan
12 June 1848.
Special Affidavit of William Jelbart one of the subscribed Witnesses to
the Will of Peter Wallis late of the parish of Saint Buryan Yeoman
deceased as to its one Execution.
In the Deanery Court of St. Buryan
In the Goods etc of Peter Wallis late of the Parish of St. Buryan in the
County of Cornwall, Yeoman.
Appeared personally William Jelbart of the said Parish of St. Buryan
Carpenter and made oath that he is one of the subscribed Witnesses to
the last Will and Testament of Peter Wallis late of the Parish of St.
Buryan aforesaid yeoman deceased now hereunto annexed the Said Will
beginning thus “This is the last Will and Testament of me Peter Wallis
of the Village of Trelodaves in the parish of St. Buryan in the County
of Cornwall yeoman” ending thus “In Witness whereof I have to this my
last Will and Testament set my hand and affixed my seal this seventeenth
day of December 1844” and thus subscribed ‘Peter Wallis’ but to which
Will no such Seal as above intimated is affixed. And this Deponent and
William Hosken, Theophilus Jelbart and Elizabeth Jelbart the other
subscribed Witnesses were present at the same time when the said
deceased on the said seventeenth Day of December One Thousand and Eight
hundred and forty seven subscribed his name at the foot or end of the
said Will and this Deponent and the said William Hosken Theophilus
Jelbart and Elizabeth Jelbart subscribed their names in the presence of
the said Testator and of each other as Witnesses thereof.
William Jelbart (signed)
On the twelfth day of June one thousand eight
hundred and forty eight the said William Jelbart was sworn to the Truth
of this affidavit before me
George Henry Farr (signed)
N.B. Words in both italics and brackets
are inserted by the transcriber e.g. (signed)
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