Probate granted 15 May 1797, St Allen
In the name of God Amen I Thomas Hosking of the parish of Saint Allen in the County of Cornwall feeling my natural strength to be decaying and my body growing weaker but thanks be to God am of a sound and disposing mind and memory do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament in manner and form following
First of all I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God trusting through the merits of my Saviour Jesus Christ to have the pardon of all my sins and an inheritance in the Kingdom of Heaven and my body to be decently interred in the earth at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named. I do order that all my debts be paid.
Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Ann Hosking the sum of ten pounds
Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Catherine Hosking the sum of ten pounds
Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth the wife of Richard Brown the sum of one pound and one shilling.
Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Joanna the wife of James Chenoweth the sum of one pound and one shilling all the above sums is to be paid in one year after my deceace by my Executors hereafter named in good and lawful money of Great Britain.
Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Ann Hosking and Catherine Hosking the bed that the[y] now lies on after my deceace I do order my Executors that the[y] shall maintain my grandson Thomas Chenoweth that now lives with me until he comes to the age of ten years old
I do make my dear and loving wife Catherine Hosking and my son Richard Hosking half Executors of all my effects and I do make my son Thomas Hosking the other half Executor of all my effects, [---ains-] my wife Catherine Hosking, Richard Hosking my son the above named Executors of this my last will and the[y] are to pay the several sums given according to their Executorship
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 21(?) day of February in the year of our Lord 1789
Signed Sealed Published
St Allen, 15th May 1797
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