St Enoder

2 November 1805

Will of Thomas Tonkyn decd proved in common form before Edmund Gilbert Clerk Master of Arts Official etc

And Admion of all Singular the Goods & of the said decd any way concerning the said Will was granted to John Tonkyn the son of the said deceased & sole Executor named in the said Will.

Being first sworn & Saving & no Inventory Ap 10.

In the Name of God Amen, I Thomas Tonkyn of the Parish of St Enoder in the County of Cornwall (yeoman) being of sound mind and of perfect understanding thanks be to God for the same, calling to Mind the frailty of my Nature, and knowing it is appointed for All men once to Die, in Order to make Peace in my Family after my Decease, do make this my Last Will and Testament in the manner as follows. First I commend my Soul unto God, hoping thr’o the Merrits of my Saviour Jesus Christ to have Remission and forgiveness for all my Sins past, And my Body I commit to the Earth to have Decent Christian Interment at the Expence and Discretion of my Executor hereinafter named, And as for my Goods & Chattells which the Lord hath been Pleased to bless me with in this Life. I Give Devise and bequeath of the same in the following manner – Imprimes, I Will that all my Debts, Funeral Charges, and the Expence of proving this my Last Will, be all paid before any Legacies – I give and Bequeath unto my Son Thomas Tonkyn the Sum of Ten Pounds, but my Will is, that He shall Allow, or Pay my Executor, that sum which he Owe me, out of the aforesaid Legacie - . Also I give & Bequeath to my Daughter Constance James, five Pounds -. Also I give and Bequeath to my Son James Tonkyn Ten pounds, but to allow out of the same, that which he owe me for Rent -. Also I give and Bequeath to my Son Jacob Tonkyn the sum of five Guineas -. Also I give and Bequeath to my Daughter Jane Varcoe the sum of five Guineas -. Also I give and bequeath to my Daughter Grace Courtenay the sum of five Guineas -. Also these aforesaid Legacies to be paid at the end of Twelve Months after my Deceace -. Also I give and Bequeath unto my two Grandsons, Thomas and William, the Sons of my Son John Tonkyn and Elizabeth I say I give to Each of them fifteen Guineas, to be Paid when they are twenty one years of Age -. Also I give & Bequeath to my Son Johns three Daughters, namely, Ann Tonkyn Jane Tonkyn and Elizabeth Tonkyn & to each of them five guineas and to be paid to them when they shall severally be twenty one years of age, or be Married – And Lastly, all & Singular of my other Goods and Chattells, Rights and Credits, Profits Privilidges & Advantage Moveable & Immoveable, Quick & Dead, be it of what nature, kind, Quallity or Condition, whatsoever the same may be of, and wherefoever the same may be found, I Give, Devise, & bequeath of the same unto my Son John Tonkyn, And his Heirs for ever And him do I Nominate, Constitute, Ordain, & Appoint to be my Sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament, And I do Hereby Declare this, and no other to be my Last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereto Set my hand and Seal, this tenth day of July, in the year of our Lord God One Thousand Seven Hundred & Ninety Eight, 1798.

Signed, Sealed, and Declared, by the Testator Thomas Tonkyn

As for to be his Last Will and Testament – in the presence Thos Tonkyn (signed)

of us {Richard Poole}

{John Poole}

Original wills, administrations and inventories for the Consistorial Court of the Archdeaconary of Cornwall;

Wills, surnames beginning with T (nos. 3085 – 3704), 1776-1811

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Transcribed and kindly donated by Kay Hinnrichsen

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