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Will of John Oliver, dated 23 February 1712
In Ye name of God Amen. I John OLIVER
of ye pish of Probus & County of Cornwall yeoman being weak
of body but of perfect mind & memory blessed be God do
make & ordain this my last will & Testamt . In maner and
Imprimis I comend my soul into ye Hands of Almighty
God my Creator, hopeing for salvation in & thro ye meritts of
Jesus Christ my merciful Savr. & Redeemer and my Body to
decent Burial at ye discretion of my Execrs. hereafter now
Item I give to my sister one pair of mourning gloves.
Item I give to my daughter Joan & her children twelve
pence a peice.
Item I give to my son Wm. OLIVER & his children twelve
pence A peice.
Item I give to my son John OLIVER my dwelling house or twenty shillings
per Annm to be paid him out of my tenem. dureing
my sisters life He contributing his share proportionably of the
rates taxes & outgoings
Item I give my daughter HOYTEN twenty shillings a year to be paid her
out of my tenemt. shee contributing her share of ye rates & taxes
& outgoings dureing my sisters life.
Item I give to my daughter RAWLIN twenty shillings a year
out of my tenemt. dureing my sisters life shee contributing to
ye rates taxes & outgoings proportionably & shee is to furthermore to
have one brass candlestick & one pewter dish & her Husband
all my clothes & Aparel.
Lastly I do constitute & appoint my daughters Jane OLIVER
and Ann OLIVER to be Executors of this my last will
and testament to them given & bequeathing all my Goods and
chattals not before given to have ye full power & benefit of
setting out my said tenemt. paying out ye respective Annuities before
mentioned & my depts & legacies. I request my Good Freinds Mr. SMYTH & my cosen
Matthew WEEKES to be aiding & assisting to my said Execre. In
Testimony whereof I have hereunto put my hand & seal this
twenty third day of Feby. 1712. The writeing or sign of
N.B. Words in italics within brackets
are inserted by the transcriber e.g. (signed)
Source: CRO Ref. AP/380/0