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Will of John Samwell, dated 14 April 1823

Lostwithiel 28th April 1828
Will of John SAMWELL Gentleman deced proved in Common form before John WALLIS Jnr Clk Surrg &c And Admion of all & singr the Goods &c of the said deced and any way concerning his said Will was granted to Elizabeth SAMWELL the Widow & Sole Executrix being first Sworn Saving No Invry Ef und £300 No95 I70 St£ £5.
 
In the Name of God Amen I John SAMWELL of the Borough of Lostwithiel in the County of Cornwall Gentleman do make and publish my last Will and Testament in manner following (that is to say) First I direct all my just debts and funeral charges to be paid by my Executrix hereinafter named, Secondly I give and bequeath to my son William SAMWELL for his life my silver tankard and after his death I give and bequeath the same unto such person as shall be in possession of the Barton of Pill in the Parish of Lanlivery if such person shall be tenant for life only then I give the said silver tankard to such person for his or her life, and if tenant in tail, then I give the said silver tankard as far as the law permits to such person as an heir loom to accompany the possession of the said Barton of Pill All the rest and residue of my Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever the same may be I hereby give and bequeath the same unto my dear Wife Elisebeth SAMWELL her Executors Administrators and assigns absolutely (subject to my just debts and funeral expences and the expence of proving this my Will And I do hereby nominate and appoint my said dear Wife the sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament Hereby revoking all former Wills by me at any
time heretofore made I do declare this to be my last Will and Testament.
In Witness whereof I the said John SAMWELL the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and Seal this fourteenth day of April One thousand eight hundred and twenty three.
 
John SAMWELL
Signed Sealed Published and declared by the said John SAMWELL the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have at his request and in the presence of him and of each other set our names as witnesses thereto
William SICKELL
Catherine BESWARICK

N.B. Words in italics within brackets are inserted by the transcriber e.g. (signed)
Source: CRO Ref AP/S/3924

Contributed by Grantley Hutchens
 

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