Hooper Wills - St Enoder

Wills transcribed by Sue Boyland

15 April 1698
St Ennoder

Richi Hooper

July the twenty first 1697

In the name of god Amen I Richard Hooper of the

pish of St Ennoder & County of Cornwall yeoman being

weake of Body butt perfect in my Understanding & memory

praised bee allmighty god doe ordaine & appoint this my last

will and testament in manor and form following

Itt I bequeave my soule unto the hands of god my creator hoping

for salvation throughout the merite of the Lord Jesus Christe

my Redeemer & my body to be decently buried

Itt I doe give & bequeave unto my wife Elizabeth ye some of

fifteen pounds and all the portion that I am to have with her

or have had already

Itt I doe Constitute my father Andrew Hooper & my brother

Anthony Hooper to be my wholle & solle Executors of all my

goods & Chattaells for the payment of my debts and leagasyes

and if my wife bee with Child my will is that my Child

shall have all ye benefitt of my goods & chattaills & I doe

desire and Request John Flamanke gent & my father

Andrew hooper to be Overseeres in Trustt that what I leave

may be Inployed for the benefitt & Advantage of my Child

or if itt happen that my wife bring a ............. Child my will

is thatt shee shall have butt ten pounds of whatt is mine besid

whatt I have had or must have with her In wittnes whereof

I have hereunto sett my hand & seall the Day and yeare

first Above written 1697

signed sealled & acknowledged the signe of

in prsents of uss Richard Hooper

John Flamanke (signed with an R)

the sign of Mary Blake

the sign of Grace Line

An inventory of the goods of Richard Hooper deceased taken

by Richard Gunn and Jaack Robarts the ffirst day of August

Anno dm 1697

 

It His purfe girdle & wearing apparrell 02=00=00
It one bed furnished 02=00=00
It two table bords two chaires and two fur..... 01=01=00
It two Crocks 01=00=06
It Two pewter dishes 00=02=06
It sixty six sheepe fleeces 03=06=06
It twenty fower lambs fleeces 00=09=00
It the fower oxen 12=10=00
It two Cows one yearling two Calves 06=08=00
It two mares and one Colt 05=15=00
It Eighteene fatt ewes 07=13=00
It 49 ewes and weathers 12=05=00
It 24 lambs 03=00=00
It the plow staff 07=00=00
It fower piggs 00=09=00
It 19 acres of barley & oates 36=00=00
It goods unknowne and forgotten 00=01=06
  101=01=00

The signe of Jaack Robarts

The signe of Richard Gunn

Richard Hooper
St Enoder
written on the 9 March 1791 and proved on the 15 July 1791
.

"In the name of God, Amen. I, Richard Hooper, of the Parish of St Enoder, in the County of Cornwall, Yeoman, being at this time, weak in body, but of a sound mind, memory and understanding, blessed be God for the same, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, in manner and form following.

First - I resign my Soul into the hands of Almighty God, and my Body to the Earth to be decently interred at the discretion of my Executors herein-after-named.

Item -I will that all my just Debts, Legacies and funeral Charges be first paid.

Item -I give and bequeath unto my son Andrew Hooper, all my Stock, Corn, Implements of Husbandry, with whatever else, of what nature or kind it be, now upon my Tenement, called Gonabarren, in St Enoder aforesaid, together with ten-pounds, to be paid him at the end of twelve months after my decease, by my Executors.

Item -I give and bequeath unto my Son John Hooper the sum of twenty-pounds

Item -I give and bequeath to my Daughter Jane Gilbert, Wife of James Gilbert, the sum of thirty-pounds

Item -I give and bequeath to each of my grand- children one Guinea.

Item -I will that these Legacies be paid, as? the before mentioned, at the end of one year after my decease.

Lastly - All the Rest, Residue, and Remainder of my Effects of what-nature-or-kind soever I give and bequeath to my dear Wife Isabella and Son Walter Hooper, whom I hereby nominate, constitute and appoint joint Executors of this my last Will and Testament.

In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this ninth of March, in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven-hundred and ninety one.

Richard Hooper (signed)

Signed, sealed and delivered, by the above

named Richard Hooper, as his last Will and

Testament, in presence of us, as Witnesses to the same

Willm Hocker

Richd Jenkyn"

St Enoder
27 January 1797

Bond upon the Admion of the Goods etc of Walter Hooper deced granted to Ann Hooper the Widow and Relict of the said deced

The Admix was sworn before Edmund Gilbert, Clerk. Master of Arts Official or Principal Surrogate etc.

No Inventory Stamp 5.10

Know all Men by thefe Prefents that We Ann Hooper of the Parish of Saint Enoder in the County of Cornwall, Widow, Andrew Hooper of the same Parish Yeoman and John Coppin of the Borough of Bodmin in the said County, Yeoman are held and firmly bound unto the Worshipful George Moore, Clerk, Archdeacon of Cornwall in the Sum of Twelve hundred Pounds of good and lawful Money of Great Britain to be paid unto the said George Moore or to his certain Attorney his Executors Adminifstators or Afsigns To which payment well and truly to be made We oblige ourfelves and each of us by her felf and himself for the whole our and each and every of our heirs Executors and Adminiftrators firmly by thefe prefents Sealed with our Seals Dated the twenty seventh Day of January in the thirty seventh Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the third by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith and soforth And in the Year of Our Lord One Thoufand Seven hundred and ninety seven.

The Condition of this Obligation is such That if the above bounden Ann Hooper being as the Widow admitted Administratrix of all and singular the Goods Chattles and credits of Walter Hooper late of the said Parish of Saint Enoder deceafed do make or cause to be made a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the Goods Chattles and Credits of the said Deceafed which have or shall come to the hands Pofsefsion or Knowledge of her the said Ann Hooper

or into the Hands and Pofsefsion of any Perfon or Perfons for her and the same so made do exhibit or cause to be exhibited into the Regiftry of the Archdeaconry Court of Cornwall at or before the last Day of April next enfuing and the same Goods Chattles and Credits and all other the Goods Chattles and Credits of the said Deceafed at the time of his Death which at any time after shall come to the Hands or Pofsefsion of the said Ann Hooper or into the hands and pofsefsion of any other perfon or perfons for her do well and truly adminifter according to Law And further do make or cause to be made a true and juft Attempt of her said Adminiftration at or Befor the last Day of January 1798 and all the Reft and Refidue of the said Goods Chattles and Credits which shall be found remaining upon the said Administratrixs Attempt the same being first examined and allowed of by the Judge or Judges for the time being of the said Court shall ..... and pay unto such Perfon or Perfons refpectively as the said Judge or Judges by his or their Decree or Sentence purfuant to the true Intent and Meaning of a late Act of Parliament made in the two and twentieth and three and twentieth Years of the Reign of our late Sovereign Lord King Charles the Second intituled an Act for the Better settling of Inteftates Estates shall limit and appoint And if it shall hereafter appear that any last Will and Teftatment was made by the said Deceafed and the Executor or

Executors therein named do exhibit the same into the said Court making Requeft to have it allowed and approved accordingly if the said Ann hooper above bounden being thereunto required do render and deliver the said Letters of Adminiftration (Approbation of such Teftament being first had and made in the said Court then this Obligation to be Void, or else to remain in full Force and Virtue

Sealed and delivered The sign of

in the prefence of X

Nichs H? Penrose Ann Hooper

Andrew Hooper (signed his own name)

John Coppin (signed his own name)

St Enoder
4th December 1818

Bond upon the Admion of the Goods etc of Ann Hooper Widow deced granted to Richard Hooper and William Hooper the sons and two of the next in Kin of the said deced

The Admors were Sworn before John Wallis the younger Clerk Surrogate

Saving etc

No Inventory

Stp 11

Know all Men by these Presents that We Richard Hooper of the Parish of St Columb Major in the County of Cornwall Farmer William Hooper of the Parish of St Enoder in the said County Farmer John Rowse of Saint Columb in the Said County Farmer and Solomon Martin of the Borough of Bodmin in the County of Cornwall Yeoman are held and firmly bound unto The Worshipful William Short Clerk Archdeacon of Cornwall.

in the Sum of Nine Hundred Pounds of good and lawful Money of Great Britain to be paid unto the said William Short or to his certain Attorney his Executors Administrators or Afsigns To which Payment well and truly to be made We oblige ourselves and every of us by himself for the whole our and each and every of our Heirs Executors and Administrators firmly by these Presents Sealed with our Seals dated the Seventh day of December in the Fifty Ninth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King Defender of the Faith etc And in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and eighteen

The Condition of this Obligation is such That if the above bounden Richard Hooper and William Hooper being as the Said admitted Administrators of all and singular the Goods Chattles and Credits of Ann Hooper late of Saint Enoder widow deceased do make or cause to be made a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the Goods Chattles and Credits of the said deceased which have or shall come to the Hands Pofsefsion or Knowledge of them the said Richard Hooper and William Hooper or into the Hands and Pofsefsion of any Person or Persons for them and the same so made do exhibit or cause to be exhibited into the Registry of the Archdeaconry Court of Cornwall at or before the last day of March next ensuing and the same Goods Chattles and Credits and all other the Goods Chattles and Credits of the said deceased at the time of her death which at any time after shall come to the hands or Pofsefsion of the said Richard Hooper and William Hooper or into the hands and Pofsefsion of any other Person or Persons for them do well and truly administer according to Law And further do make or cause to be made a true and just Accompt of the said Administration at or before the last day of December 1819 and all the Rest and Residue of the said Goods Chattles and Credits which shall be found remaining upon the said Administrators Accompt the same being first examined and allowed of by the Judge or Judges for the time being of the said Court shall deliver and pay unto such Person or Persons respectively as the said Judge or Judges by his or their Decree or Sentence pursuant to the true Intent and Meaning of a late Act of Parliament made in the two and twentieth and three and Twentieth Years of the Reign of our late Sovereign Lord King Charles the Second intituted an Act for the better settling of Intestates Estates shall limit and appoint And if it shall hereafter appear that any last Will and Testament was made by the said deceased and the Executor or Executors therein named do exhibit the same into the said Court making Request to have it allowed and approved accordingly if the said Richard Hooper and William Hooper above bounden being thereunto required do render and deliver the said Letters of Administration (Approbation of such Testament being first had and made) in the said Court then this Obligation to be void or else to remain in full Force and Virtue

Sealed and delivered Richard Hooper (Signed)

in the Presence of Wm Hooper (Signed)

Rd Martin John Rowse (signed)

Soln Martin (signed)

 

 

 

 

Admon of William Hooper

St Enoder

1st May 1844

Bond

Upon the Administration

of the Goods etc of William

Hooper Farmer deceased granted

to Thomas Hooper the Son and

one of the next of kin of the

said deceased

The Administrator

was sworn before Charles

Grylls Clerk AB Surrogate

Effects sworn under 50

Died in May 1842

Stamp 10/- .... Wallis

 

Know all men by these Presents that We Thomas Hooper of the Parish of St Enoder in the County of Cornwall Farmer William Hooper of same place Farmer and John Popham of Bodmin in the said County yeoman are held and firmly bound unto the Worshipful John Sheepshanks Clerk A.M. Archdeacon of Cornwall in the Sum of one hundred Pounds of good and lawful Money of Great Britain to be paid unto the said John Sheepshanks or to his certain Attorney his Executors Administrators or Assigns To which Payment well and truly to be made We oblige ourselves and every of us by himself & themselves for the whole our and each and every of our Heirs Executors and Administrators firmly by these Presents Sealed with our Seals dated the first day of May in the Seventh Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lady Victoria the first by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Queen Defender of the Faith etc.  And in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and forty four.

 

The Condition of this Obligation is such That if the above bounden Thomas Hooper being as the son admitted Administrator of all and singular the Goods Chattles and Credits of William Hooper late of St Enoder Farmer deceased do make or cause to be made a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the Goods Chattles and Credits of the said deceased which have or shall come to the Hands Possession or Knowledge of him the said Thomas Hooper or into the Hands and Possession of any Person or Persons for him and the same so made do exhibit or cause to be exhibited into the Registry of the Archdeaconry Court of Cornwall at or before the last day of August next ensuing and the same Goods Chattles and Credits and all other the Goods Chattles and Credits of the said deceased at the time of his death which at any time after shall come to the hands or Possession of the said Thomas Hooper or into the hands and Possession of any other Person or Persons for him do well and truly administer according to Law And further do make or cause to be made a true and just Accompt of his said Administration at or before the Last day of May 1845 and all the Rest and Residue of the said Goods Chattles and Credits which shall be found remaining upon the said Administrators Accompt the same being first examined and allowed of by the Judge or Judges for the time being of the said Court shall deliver and pay unto such Person or Persons respectively as the said Judge or Judges by his or their Decree or Sentence pursuant to the true Intent and Meaning of a late Act of Parliament made in the two and twentieth and three and twentieth Years of the Reign of our Late Sovereign Lord King Charles the Second entitaled an Act for the better settling of Intestates Estates shall limit and appoint.  And if it shall hereafter appear that any last Will and Testament was made by the said deceased and the Executor or Executors therein named do exhibit the same into the said Court making Request to have it allowed and approved accordingly if the said Thomas Hooper above bounden being thereunto required do render and deliver the said Letter of Administration.  Approbation of such Testament being first had and made in the said Court then this Obligation to be void or else to remain in full Force and Virtue

 

Sealed and delivered in the Presence of Thos. Avery

The mark or sign of Thomas Hooper +

The mark or sign of William Hooper X

 

 


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