Grenfell Family History



Wills, Admons. and Inventories.

Most of these Wills, Admons and Inventories - some of which were very difficult to read - have been transcribed by Roy White, Gwent, Wales .


Forenames: Ann to John - please scroll down.


Ann Grenfell, Zennor, Cornwall, 6th April 1841 - Will

This is the last Will and Testament of me Ann Grenfell wife of John Grenfell of the Parish of Zennor in the County of Cornwall.
I give and bequeath unto my Son in Law William Grenfell a Silver Table Spoon having the letters E.S. stamped thereon.
Also. I give and bequeath unto my Nephew John Lugg my Clock.
Also. I give devise and bequeath unto Ann Jelbart Eddy (Daughter of my Niece Elizabeth Leggoe ) my Bureau, my Silver Tea Spoons and Sugar Tongs having the initials A.S. stamped on them. Also after the decease of my husband John Grenfell my Dwelling House with all the appurtenances thereto belonging situate at Saint Buryan Church Town.
Also. I give devise and bequeath unto Elizabeth Leggoe (Daughter of my said Niece Elizabeth Leggoe) my Large Gold Ring.
Also. I give devise and bequeath unto Thomas Jennings Leggoe son of my said Niece Elizabeth Leggoe my Silver Tea Spoons and a table spoon having the initials T.S. stamped on them.
Also. I give devise and bequeath unto my Brother Thomas Jelbart my Mahogany dining table.
Also. I give devise and bequeath unto my Brother John Jelbart my Mahogany Pillar and Claw Table.
Also after the decease of my husband John Grenfell I give devise and bequeath unto my Brothers Thomas Jelbart and John Jelbart and my half sister Mary Williams my two Dwelling Houses with all that pertain thereto situate in Camborne Church Town.
All the Rest Residue and Remainder of my Goods personal and Testamentary Whatsoever and Wheresoever or of what nature or kind soever I shall die possessed of or entitled unto I hereby give and bequeath unto my beloved Husband John Grenfell whom I nominate and appoint Whole and Sole Executor of this my Will. And I hereby Revoke all former and other Will or Wills by me at any time heretofore made and declare this and no other to be my last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I the said Ann Grenfell the Testatrix have to this my Last Will set my Name and affixed my Seal this the sixth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty one.
Ann Grenfell Signed Sealed Published and declared by the Testatrix
Ann Grenfell as and for her last Will and Testament in the
presence of us who at her request in her presence and in the presence of
each other have subscribed our names as Witness hereto.
Sarah Bennetts
Elizabeth Bennetts or Elizabeth Bartle
Willm. Shakerley

Charity Grenfell, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall, 8th June 1836 - Admon

Admon for Charity Grenfell, widow of Edward Grenfell. Who died February 1st.1836 at St.Just in Penwith. Granted to John Grenfell of the same parish (Son), Miner. George Borlase of the same parish (Son in Law) Yeoman. Richard Grenfell of the same parish (Son), Miner.
Date of admon 8th. June 1836
NO WILL MADE.

Cordelia Grenfell, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall, 27th February 1801 - Admon


Admon for Cordelia Grenfell (Nee Giles, Widow of Pascow Grenfell) dated27/02/1801.
of St.Just in Penwith.
To William Grenfell of St.Just (Son) Samu.
el Richards of St.Just, Yeoman..
Daniel Mitchell of Zennor,Yeoman..
Also. Oath by son William that his Mother had not made any will. dated 17/02/1801.


Edward Grenfell(Grenfield), St Just in Penwith, Cornwall, 20th July, 1743 - Admon


Admon for Edward Grenfell (Grenfield) who died at St Just in Penwith.
To Thomas Grenfell (Father), of the parish of St.Just, Tinner. William Grenfield of Sancreed. Edward Jackson of Penryn, Yeoman.
Having died Intestate, admon granted 20th.July 1743.


Elizabeth Grenfield, Cornwall, 16th April 1733 - Will


I Elizabeth Grenfield do make this my Last will in manner and few words following.
Imprimus, I give and bequeath to my Sister Jane Thomas after the death of my Executrix hereafter named all my Tynn bounds in the County of Cornwall during her life and after her death to her sonne Hercules (?).
I give and bequeath to the poor of the Borrough of Truro the sum of fower pounds. I give and bequeath to my ( WORD MISSING) BUT SHOULD PROBABLY BE SISTER)
Elloner Ackland the sum of twenty shillings.
I give and devise all the rest of my Estate both reall and personall to my Sister Kathryn and her only I do make my Executrix. Witness my hand and seale the Sixteenth day of Aprill 1733.
the signe of Elizabeth Grenfield
Signed and Sealed
in presence of
James Edwards
Ephraim Pow (?).
Richd. White


James Grenfell, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall, 9th June 1742 - Will.


In the Name of God Amen I James Grenfell of the Parrish of St.Just in Penwith in the County of Cornwall Tinner being weak in body but of Sound and perfect Mind and Memory blessed be Almighty God for the same do make and publish this My last will and Testament in manner and form following (That is to say).
. First. I give and bequeath to My Eldest Son William the sum of fifteen pounds to be paid him when he attains at the age of Twenty Two Years and my best sute of wearring apparell, and a Comptenent Maintainance such as him I shall hereafter Name as guardian over my Executors shall think proper for him until the second day of February next come Twelve Months which will be in the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred fforty three.
Item.I also give and bequeath to my Daughter Elizabeth the sum of five pounds and one guinea to her children to be paid at the end of twelve months after my Decease.
Item. I also give and bequeath to my Daughter Jone the sum of fifteen pounds to be paid her when she attains the age of twenty fower years and fifteen shillings yearly paid during the (?) time.
Item. I also give and bequeath to my Daughter Jane the sum of fifteen pounds to be paid her when she attains at the said age of twenty fower years and to have a Comptenent Maintainance until she attains the age of twenty one years such as the Guardian shall think proper for her.
Item. I give and bequeath to my Son Richard the sum of Ten pounds to be paid him at such time as my Son John shall attain at the age of twenty one years.
Lastly. As to the rest residue and remainder of My Personal Estate Goods and Chattells of what kind or nature soever I give and bequeath the same to my two younger Sons the said Richard and John Joyntly Alike to be divided between them, whom I hereby appoint Sole Executors of this My Last Will and Testament, revoking all former Wills by me made.
I do also appoint My Brother in Law John Tonkin Guardian over my Executors, In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set My Hand and Seal the Ninth day of June One Thousand Seven Hundred and fforty two.
The signe of James Grenfell
Signed, Sealed published and declared in the presence
of us who have hereunto subscribed our Names by the
above named Jas. Grenfell
Wittnessed by William Shakerley
Madron Leggo


Admon for James Grenfell dated 29th.Oct.1742


To John Tonkin, Yeoman of St.Just.Francis Thomas, Tinner of Morvah. Sampson Woolcock, Tinner of St.Just.
An Inventory of the Goods and Chattells belonging to James Grenfell late of the parish of St.Just in Penwith, in the County of Cornwall, Deceased. taken by us John Angwin and William Roberts of the parish and county aforesaid, this Twenty Seventh day of October Anno Domi.1742.
First to his Wearing Apparrell 03 00 00
To a small Chattell Estate Two Lives 60 00 00
To three Notes of Said Value 22 15 00
To Two Cows 04 05 00
To four small heifers 05 00 00
To two old horses 04 00 00
To two small swines 00 05 00
To two feather beds and clothing 05 00 00
To four small brass pans 00 15 00
To six platters 00 10 00
To six pewter plates 00 03 00
To one Cupboard 00 07 06

To one old table board 00 03 00
To one small brass crock 00 10 00
To one small iron crock 00 02 00
To goods forgotten 00 05 00
-------------- 107 00 06
John Angwin, William Roberts, Appraisers


James Grenfield, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall 7th May1743 - Admon


Admon for James Grenfield of the parish of St.Just in Penwith who died 1743
To John Grenfell of the same parish (Brother), Tinner. Thomas Oates of the same parish, Tynner. Jane Grenfield, widow of James of the same parish. Admon dated 7th. May 1743.
NO WILL. DIED INTESTATE.


John Granvill, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall, 10th December 1741 - Will


In the name of God Amen I John Granvill of the Parrish of St.Just in the County of Cornwall being verry sick and Weake butt Blessed be God of perfect mind and memory and calling to mind the Mortallity of this Life knowing that itt is Appointed for all men once to Die doo make and ordaine this my Last Will and Testament and principally and first of all I recommend and bequeath my soull into the hands of Allmighty God that gave itt and my Boddey to the Earth to be Buried in a Christian Like and decent manner at the discretion of my Executrix and for the wordly goods that God has been pleased to Endow me with I give and bequeath in manner and form following.
Item
First I give unto my Daughter Margrett Mathews the Sum of Twenty Three Pounds to be paid her twelve months after my decease also one fetther bed one Boulster and one pillow all of fetthers.
2ly. I give my Daughter Loveday Ankerwis The sum of ten pounds to be paid her Twelve months after my decease And my Right in Wheale Carne in Wm.pegollys (?) work that is to say one deale in thirteen deales of Adventure also one deale in fourteen of the Trubbitt.
3ly. I give my Grandson Jn.Ankerwis The sum of ten pounds to be paid him when my Executrix Shall Think Fitt.
4ly. I give my Son in Law Thomas Ankerwis my best sut of clothes.
5ly. and Lastly I make my Wife Elizabeth my full Executrix of all the remainder of my Goods and Chattells waht soo ever moveable and unmoveable. Witness my hand and seale The 10th. Day of December 1741
Signes Sealled and
Declared in presents of us
James Reynolds
The signe of Marey Reynolds
The signe and seale of
John Granvill


John Grenfell, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall, 17th May 1750 - Admon


Admon for John Grenfell of the parish of St.Just in Penwith dated 17th.May 1750.
To Pascoe Grenfell Tinner of St.Just. Alice Grenfell ,widow of John Grenfell. William Oats, Tinner of St.Just
DIED INTESTATE.


Grenfell, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall, 1st May 1761 - Admon


Admon for John Grenfell of St.Just in Penwith dated 1st. of May 1761.
To his widow Elizabeth, James White, Tinner and William Reseigh, Schoolmaster all of the parish of St.Just.
No will made.


John Grenfell, Sancreed, Cornwall, 4th June 1842 - Will


John M. Collins, Vicar of Sancreed.
This is the last Will and Testament of John Grenfell, Carpenter, of the Parish of Sancreed in the County of Cornwall.
I give, and bequeath to my dearly beloved wife, Elizabeth Grenfell, for the term of her natural life, an Annuity of Twenty Five Pounds , to be paid her quarterly, on the usual quarter days; and the first payment to be made on the first quarter day which shall happen after my decease, and to be issuing, due, and payable out of my Estate called Trannack Mill, and out of my Premises at Chapel Place, situate in the Parish of Sancreed, together with sufficient household furniture for one person..
I give and bequeath, to my son John, for the term of his natural life, two annuities, One of Eight Pounds, to be paid to him quarterly, on the usual quarter days, and the first payment to be made on the first quarter day which shall happen after my decease; and another of Six Pounds to be paid to him quarterly, on the usual quarter days, and the first payment of this last annuity to be made on the first quarter day which shall happen after his Mothers decease, and to be issuing, due, and payable out of my Estate called Trannack Mill, and out of my Premises at Chapel Place, situate in the Parish of Sancreed aforesaid..
I give, and bequeath, to my daughter Elizabeth, for the term of her natural life, an Annuity of Six Pounds, to be paid to her quarterly, on the usual quarter days, and the first payment to be made on the first quarter day which shall happen after my decease. I charge this annuity on my Premises situate at Newlyn, in the Parish of Paul..
I also give, devise, and bequeath to my son George Grenfell, whom I constitute, make and ordain, the sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament, and residuary legatee; All and Singular my Lands, Tenements and Messuages, and all other Property whatsoever, and wheresoever, and of what kind soever the same may be, by him freely to bepossessed and enjoyed for his own absolute use. And I charge my Executor to pay all my just debts, dues, and demands, and each and every of the before mentioned Annuities. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fourth day of June, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and forty two..
John Grenfell
Signed, sealed, published and.
declared, by the said John.
Grenfell, 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..
Benjm. Carvosso.
Charlotte Carvosso.
Admon to son George, dated 15th.August 1856.