In the name of God Amen, I Thomas Collenso of the town of Penzance in the County of Cornwall Cordwainer, being weak in body, but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God, calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament. That is to say principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul to the hand of Almighty God that I gave it, and my Body I recommend to the earth, to be buried in decent Christian Burial at the discretion of my executor, nothing doubting but at general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God. And touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life. I give, devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.
First I give and bequeath to my son William all that mesuage or Dwelling House, now in the holding of Sarah Glasson, with a third part of the garden or backlett.
Also I give and bequeath to my son Robert all that dwelling House,now the holding of my son William, with a third part of the garden or backlett
Also I give and bequeath to my son John all that dwelling house and premises in which I now lives, with the other third part of the garden or backlett.
Also I give and bequeath to my sons Robert and John, whom I appoint my joint executors all my household goods and furniture with all my wearing apparel, to be equally divided between them after my funeral expenses and the cost shall be paid by them.
Also I give and bequeath to my daughters Mary Moon, Ann Gendall, Elizabeth Donithorne and Jane Maslyn, the sum of one shilling each to be paid them by my sons Robert and John at the end of three months after my decease and in case either of my sons Robert or John shall die before the expiration of the Lease and leave neither wife or child – my daughter Anne Gendall or her children shall enjoy their part, during the remainder of the lease.
And I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke and disannul all and every other former wills, legacies or bequests by me in nay ways before named, ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament, in witness whereof I have hereti set my hand and seal this twentieth day of October in the year of Our Lord eighteen hundred and one.
Signed, sealed, published and pronounced by the said Thomas Colenso as his last will and testament, in the presence of us, who in his presence and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names.
Thomas Colenso, Tob Read, James Gendall
Penzance 3rd September 1806
Will of Thomas Colenso, Cordwainer dead proved in common form before John Pomeroy Clerk Bachelor of **** Surrogate.
And Admon of all and singular goods of the said deceased or any way concerning the said will was granted to Robert Colenso, the son of the said deceased one of the executors named in the said will power being sworn granting the admon to John Colenso the other son and executor named in the said will when he may think fit.