Will of Henry Gregor, merchant of Truro
Probate of will of Henry Gregor, merchant of Truro
Appointing Francis Gregor executor, 17 March 1705, proved P C C, 9 June 1705
“Probate Copy of Last Will of Henry Gregor.
In the name of God Amen I Henry Gregor of the Burrough of Truroe in the County of Cornwall Merchant being in bodily health blessed be God and of a sound mind and perfect disposeing memory mindeing that this earthly ( ?) must be dissolved, into the same Matter of which it was first found, and having the Message to Hezekiah in my thoughts put thy house in order, for thy shalt dye,
As alsoe for the discharge of my duty to my Relations and Friends, And for the avoiding of all (Carello?) Dispute Controversie that may arise after my death for or by reason of the neglect thereof or make ordain publish and declare this my Last Will and Testament revoaking disannulling and disallowing all other and former Wills and Testaments by me made or (pretended?) therefore to be made in manner and form following this seventh day of March One Thousand Seven hundred and four 1704 (Qupriunis ?) I give and bequeath and (?) my soul into the hands of God my Creator hopeing that through the Meritts and intercession of my Saviour the Lord Jesus Christ to be caretaker of those infinite and Eternal Life prepared in Heaven for all those that love and fear him.
Item I give and Bequeath my Body to the Earth to be decently interred as according to the discretion of my Executor or Executors hereinafter named Item I give and bequeath to my Wife Anne Gregor the use and benefit of my dwelling house together with the use of all my household goods of what sort or kind sourced during her life and after her death and after the death of my said wife Anne Gregor I do hereby Give and Bequeath the use of my said dwelling house and housuall Goods to the use of my Daughter Ann Enys during her life Item I give and Bequeath my said Wife Ann Gregor the Rents Bennifitts and profits of all my Chattles Estates that I hold by Lease during her Life if my Estate
therein shall soe long continue the paying and discharging the Rents and dues that I am to pay the several Landlords of whom I hold the Estate Item I give and bequeath unto my said Wife Anne Gregor considering that Rents are badly paid and that Lands are fallen in value to be paid by my Executor or Executors whom I shall hereinafter name twenty pounds a year during her life by quarterly Payments equally to be divided and paid without any defalcations and outgoing Item I give and bequeath unto my said Wife Ann Gregor One hundred pounds to be paid her three months after my Death and twenty pounds more for her personal (? ) to be paid her within six days after my death Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Ann Enys One hundred pounds to be paid her
within six months after my death Item I give and bequeath more unto my said daughter Ann Ennis from and after the death of her Mother Ann Gregor the Rents profits and bennifitts of all my Chattels Estates that I hold by Lease from several LandLords (during her Life)if my Estates therein shall soe long Continue to commence From and after the death of my said Wife Ann Gregor she paying doeing and performing all such Rents dues and ( se?) as ought to be paid done or performed by me or my Executor or Executors to the severall Land Lords thereof for the same Item I give and Bequeath unto my Grand Daughter Elizabeth Enys the Daughter of John Enys Esq. and of my said
Daughter Ann Enys the sume of one thousand pounds to be paid her when she shall attaine to the age of twenty two years or within Six months after her marriage which ? shall first shall first happen Provided that if she shall be undutiful and dispose of her self in Marriage (Which much trust and confidence in her, I hope she will not presume to do) and( ?) her self undutyfull to her Father and Mother then I give and Bequeath the said one thousand pounds so given and bequeathed the said Elizabeth Enys unto my Grandson Samuell Enys and my Will Meaning and desire is that the said one thousand pounds may be laide out for her at interest or other wise improved for her use and bennifitt as her Mother my Daughter Ann Enys shall approve of within six months after my death or at any time before or after as opportunity shall offer, and the Gains or Loss thereupon to be for her account, or her Brother in cause she shall by her undutyfullness forfeit the Legacy of One thousand pounds that I have given her as aforesaid Item I Give and Bequeath unto Rebeccah Molhulish my Wife’s Daughter and to her children (that is to say)Eleanor and Mary and unto each of them twenty pounds to be paid to each of them within six months after my death Item I Give and Bequeath unto Thomas Foxworthy and Honor his Wife to each of them Rings of thirty shillings value And to
Rebeccah Foxworthy their Daughter the Sume of Five pounds And unto Katherine Foxworthy the Wife of Francis Foxworthy a Ring of twenty shillings value and unto Thomas Foxworthy and Mary Foxworthy Sonn and Daughter of the said Francis Foxworthy and Katherine Foxworthy and to each of them the sume of five pounds Item I Give and Bequeath unto Mr Robert Corker and Honor his Wife to John Perryman and Ann his Wife Mr Corker and Honor his Wife and to each of them Rings of twenty shillings value Item I Give and Bequeath unto John Gregor of Trewarthenick Esq. and to
Elizabeth his Wife and to each of them Rings of thirty shillings value Item I give and bequeath unto Oliver Whiddon and Ann his Wife Peter Sawyer Mary his Wife John Toller and Jane Gregor the Relic of Thomas Gregor deceased and to all and each of them Rings to the value of twenty shillings Item I give and bequeath unto Honor Kingstone the Daughter of my deceased Brother Peter Gregor the Sume of five pounds, and to her Husband Benjamin Kingstone a Ring of twenty shillings value Item I give and Bequeath unto John Kestle Esq. Francis Gregor son of my Brother William Gregor Elizabeth
his Wife Ann Hawjos and Edward Hawjos her husband and William Gribble Sonn of my deceased Honor Gregor and to each and to every of them Rings to the value of twenty shillings Item I give and Bequeath unto Henry Foote the Husband of my deceased Cousen Ann Foote to Honor Courker Robert Corker her Husband Jane Mary Potter Andrew May her Husband Hannah Polkinhorne Henry Polkinhorne her Husband Frances Gregor Francis Gregor her Husband Mary Paultery Stephen Paultery her Husband and to all and every of them Rings to the value of twenty shillings Item I do
hereby Give devise and Bequeath unto Francis Gregor eldest Sonn of my Cousen John Gregor of Trewarthenick Esq. and his Heirs Male, after the death of my Daughter Ann Ennys all that my tenement in St Erme called ((Penhall)) now divided into two Tenements in the possession of Richard Penrose and Cousen Francis Gregor bought of and conveyed me by Stephen Hicks and all deeds Writings and Evidence for and concerning the same the Rents and profits thereof always reserved and thereby given to the use and bennifitt of my daughter Ann Enys during her life Item I give and
bequeath unto the most ( ? )Poor of the Borrough of Truro to be distributed by and to whom my Wife thinks most deserving of Charity the summe of five pounds Item I give and bequeath to the Mayor and Magistrate of the said Burrough of Truroe and their successors to be paid in twelve months after my death for and towards the Maintenance of such an honest and able preaching Minister as shall be from to him presented to the Church of Truroe aforesaid with their approbation and good likeing,and for the procureing a Sermon to be preached from year to year and every year in the said Church of Truroe on the day of my interment by and herein named to the said Mayor and
Magistrates and their Successors as aforesaid Item I give and Bequeath unto John Enys my Son in law ten pounds to buy a piece of Plate Item I give and bequeath unto Henry Vincent Esq. a Ring of the value of thirty shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my Wife to distribute to and amongst such my Servants as shall be in my service at the time of my death ten pounds Item I doe hereby devise give and bequeath unto Samuel Enys my Grandson and the Heirs of his Body my dwelling house in the Burrough of Truroe after the death of my Wife Ann Gregor and his mother my daughter Ann Enys
and all other my Messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments within the County of Cornwall nott herein and hereby devised bequeathed and given as aforesaid in a large full and ample manner as if they were particularity herein named as well in possession administration and all Rents Dues and (S?) due to me and my Heirs thereupon,Provided always and it is hereby declared to be my true intent and meaning that in Case the said Samuel Enys my Grandson shall happen to dye haveing noe Heirs of his Body that then and in such Cause I do hereby devise give and bequeath all such my Messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments within the County of Cornwall as aforesaid and all
Rents (Suites?) and Servients thereunto belonging after the death of the said Samuel Enys my Grandson he dyeing leaving noe Heirs of his body as aforesaid unto Francis Gregor the eldest sonn of John Gregor of Trewarthenick Esq. And his heirs in as full large and ample manner as I have herein and hereby devised given and bequeathed the same unto my said Grandson Samuell Ennys And I do hereby appoint make ordain and declare the said Samuell Ennys my Grandson to be my whole and sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament (my Debts and Legacyes being first paid) All the Rest
and Residue of my Estate Reall and personall Messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments of what Kind soever nott herein and hereby given and bequeathed I do hereby devise give and bequeath unto the said Samuell Ennys my Grandson whom I constitute and appoint my Whole and Sole Executor as aforesaid Provided always and it is my true intent and meaning that in cause my said Grandson Samuell Enys shall happen to dye as aforesaid unmarried that then and in such cause I do appoint and ordain Francis Gregor the eldest son of John Gregor of Trewarthenick Esq. To be my
whole and sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament And then I doe hereby farther give and bequeath unto my said Daughter Ann Ennys one thousand pounds over and above what I have above said given her and to Elizabeth Ennys my Grand Daughter more and over and above what I have abovesaid given her one thousand pounds All the rest of my Estate Reall and personall Messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments under the proviso aforesaid I doe hereby devise give and bequeath unto the said Francis Gregor Son of John Gregor of Trewarthenick Esq. As aforesaid in as full large and ample manner as I have devised given and bequeathed the same unto the said Samuell Ennys my Grandson In Witness whereof I have hereunto putt my hand and Seal Signe of Henry Gregor Sealed Signed Published and Declared to be my Last Will and Testament in
And .May ,Job.Lanyon,Jacob Jackman.”
Will of Henry Gregor, merchant of Truro
Appointing Hugh Boscawen, Henry Vincent and John Foot executors, 13 March 1700.
“Extra piece on end of original Will written by Henry Gregor in 1700
I doe hereby Request and direct the Right Hon Hugh Boscawen,Henry (Princot)?Esq and Mr John Foote my very good friends in the due execution of all things contained in my Will according to the True Intent and Meaning thereof, to Countenance Aide and Assist my daughter Ann Enys in the manage of her Sone,my Grandson Samuel Enys.