Probate granted 19 January 1761
In the name of God Amen I Thomas Hoskins the elder of the parish of St Allen in the County of Cornwall Yeoman being sick and weak of body but of a sound mind and perfect memory praise be therefore given to Almighty God do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following (that is to say)
Principally and first of all I bequeath my soul to my God that gave it hopeing that what my Saviour hath done and suffered for me to have pardon for my sins and offences, and my body to a decent Christian burial, and as to my worldly goods do hereby give and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.
Item, I give to my beloved wife the bed whereon I lye with all it's furniture and four pounds yearly to be paid by quarterly payments during her life (if my right therein continues so long) from my tenements of West Pennare and Killivose free and clear form all outgoings and repairs or from one of the said tenements if the other should fall off and my right be expired therein during her life and to distrain on either quarterly if the said annuity is refused or neglected to be paid after being legally demanded.
Item I give unto my son John two shillings and six pence and the remainder of the terms from Michaelmas next of and in that part of Gwarnick which I rent of the Exec[utors] of the late Ambrose Thomas on the same terms which I hold it if he thinks proper to accept it.
Item I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas five pounds lawfull money of Great Brittain yearly by quarterly payments demanded from my tenement of Killivose during his life free and clear of all outgoings or repairs the term to begin immediately after my decease.
Item I do hereby give and bequeath unto my son Samuel immediately after my decease and to continue the same during my right therein my tenement of Nansweck in the aforesaid Parish of St Allen in paying a clear annuity of three pounds by quarterly payments if demanded to my daughter Mary, and if she should happen to dye before the expiration of the said lease leaving a child or children then my will is that such child shall have the benefit thereof, or children equally between them during my said right in the aforesaid premises and further I bequeath unto my said son Samuel my rights of a tenement in Ninis from Michaelmas next which I hold at a yearly rent if he think proper to accept it in performing all the contracts I am obliged thereto for holding the same.
Item I do give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth ROWE a clear yearly income or annuity of three pounds to be paid her by my Executor hereafter named by quarterly payment during her life from my tenements of West Pennare and Killivose if my right therein happens to continue that term or otherwise in proportionable share thereof from such of the said tenements as may continue longest in my right as long as she lives
Item I do likewise give and bequeath unto my daughter Alice a clear yearly annuity or yearly income of three pounds by quarterly payments to be paid if demanded during her life from my tenements of West Pennance and Killivose if my right therein continues so long, or if she happen to dye before the expiration of my right in the said tenements leaving child or children, then my will is that the same shall devolve and be for their life during the aforesaid right in the said tenements.
Item I do also hereby give and bequeath unto my son Richard five pounds lawfull money of Great Brittain yearly free and clear of all rates or outgoings whatsoever to be paid him quarterly if demanded by my Executor hereafter named out of my tenement of West Pennare during all my rights therein if he lives so long and my will is farther in reference to the before mentioned annuities that if either of them who are to have the same shall endeavor or attempt to mortgage sell or any way alienate the same, such person shall forthwith be debarred therefrom, and it shall from thence forward remain and be for the sole life of my Executor hereafter named as tho[ugh] I never bequeathed it to such person or persons.
Lastly all the rest and residue of my personal estate goods and chattles, rights and credits of what nature or kind lease thereby given and bequeath immediately after my decease unto my son Nicholas Hoskins whom I constitute and appoint whole and sole Executor of this my last will and testament in paying my debts annuities legacies and funeral charges.
In witness whereof I the said Thomas Hoskins have hereunto set my hand and seal this twentieth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty
Signed Sealed Published
St Allen, 9th January 1761
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