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The Will of Samuel Swigg, proved 28 April 1748
In the Name of God Amen I Samuel Swigg of the Parish of
Menheniot and County of Cornwall yeoman being in good health and of sound and
perfect mind and memory praised be to God Do make and ordain this my Last Will
and Testament in manner following. First I bequeath my Soul into the hands of
Almighty God my Maker hoping for Salvation by and through the Merits of Jesus
Christ my Redeemer and my Body I Commend to Christian Buriall
Item I Give Bequeath and devise unto my Daughter Grace Cook wife of John Cook
all my Land and Fee Simple Inheritance Containing Two Dwelling Houses and one
herb Garden Situate Lying and Being in Lux Street within the Burrough of
Liskeard for and .during te Term of her Natural Life and after her death unto
her son Samuel Swigg Cook in Case he Survive she and to his heires forever.
Item I Give unto my two daughters Margery Quiler and Mary Hicks one Guinea of
Gold each to be paid within one year after my decease.
Item I Give unto my Grand-Daughter Mary Swigg the sum of Twenty Pounds of
Lawfull money of Great Britaine to be paid within Two years after my Decease or
as soon as my Executrix here after named shall think proper. I Likewise Give
unto her the Bed with all its Furniture whereon I always Lie The Middle Brass
Crock and two Pewter Dishes.
Item I Give unto all my Grand Children as shall be living at the time of my
Death one Ewe Sheep each to be Delivered Soon after my Death.
Item all the Rest of my Goods and Chattels not already Given and Bequeathed I do
hereby Give and Bequeath unto my Loving Wife Peteronell Swigg and her I make and
ordain to be my whole and Sole Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament and
her I Enjoyn to pay my Debts and legacies and to Discharge my Funerall Expenses.
In Witness whereof I have Hereunto Set my Hand and Seale this Seventh day of
August in the fourteenth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the
Second of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith and so
forth and in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty.
|Sealed Published and Declared
By the Testator to be his Last Will
and Testament in Presence of
|(signed) Samuel Swigg
||(signed) John Hill
(signed) John Hill
(signed) William Hill
The before written Will of the above named Samuel Swigg
deced is a true Copy Examined and Compared with the Original this 12th May 1748
(signed) John Bennett
(signed) John Bligh
The before written Will of the above named Samuel Swigg deced was Proved in
common forme 28th Apr 1748 Before the Revd Mr William Waddon Clerk Master of
Arts Official etc and admion of the Goods etc of the Said Deced and of all
things howsoever Concerning the Said Will was Granted to the Executrix therein
named (being first Sworne etc Saveing etc)
No inventory exhibited.
N.B. Words in italics within brackets
are inserted by the transcriber e.g. (signed)
Source: LDS film No. 90193