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: Richard to William - please scroll down


Richard Grenfell, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall, 17th August 1723 - Will


In The name of god amen I Richard Grenfell of the Parish of St.Just in the County of Cornwall Tyner being sick and weake of body but of perfect memory and remembrance blessed be to God for itt do make and appoint this my Last will and testament Revocking all others in maner and forme following.
Impris. I give and bequeath my soule unto the hands of Allmighty god my Gracious Redeemer hoping for a full peardon and remison of my sins thhrough his merits and mercy and my body unto the dust out of which it was taken.
Imp. I give and Bequeath unto my wife the house that is now in building in tregiseall, with half of my household goods and half my quick stock and the two and thirteth part of ye Criants in ballesweden during her Life, and after her decease all that she is posesed of she is to give to John Grenfell the son of John Grenfell not to disminish aney thing from him, I give unto my Mother six shillings a year during her Life.
Imp.I give and Bequeath unto Ruthey Grenfell the Dafter (?) of Bevell Grenfell the sum of one pound one shilling to be paid att an year end after my decease.
Imp. All the rset of my goods and Chattels mouvable and unmouvable Debts and Credits whatsomever, I give and Bequeath unto John Grenfell the son of John Grenfell with all my venters and the house in the Church Town during the Estate; him the said John Grenfell I make whole and sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament.
In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this seventeenth day of August in the year of our Lord God 1723
The sign of Richard Grenfell
Signed Sealed and delivered
in the presence of us
Thomas Mayne
the sign of Bevill Grenfell
A true and perfect Inventory of all the goods and Chattels Debts and Credits mouvable and unmouvable of Richard Grenfell late of the Pish of St.Just Tynner deceased taken and appraised by us whos names are under written this 24th. day of July 1724.
Impr. His wearring apparel purse and Girdel                                         02 00 00
It.His bedding and bedcloaths                                                              02 05 00
It.Brass pewter and iron ware                                                             01 02 06
It.Corn in the Ground                                                                          02 05 00
It.Two poor Cows                                                                                04 01 06
It.Two small ---- (?)                                                                            03 00 00
It.a few sheep and lambs                                                                    01 00 00
It.One dole in adventure in a poor Tynworks                                        02 00 00
It.One Chattel Estate on lives in an House vallued at 20s. per annum 10 00 00
It.An 120 part in a poor Tynworks set at tribute                                  00 15 00
It.tymber ware and things forgotten                                                   00 05 00
                                                                                                      ------------------
sum total                                                                                          28 14 00
by us James Millett
Hugh Busvargus


Thomas Grenfield, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall, 9th October 1708 - Inventory


A true and perfect inventory of all the goods and chattells of Thomas Grenfield late of the parish of St.Just in Penwith who dyed the 14th. day of August 1708 and was buried the 16th. of said August taken and appraised by us whose names are hereunto subscribed this 9th. day of October 1708.
Impris:-
His wearing apparell and money in his pocket                                        01 10 00
Eight pewter platters                                                                            00 12 00
Nine pewter dishes Flagon Candlestick and Cup                                     00 04 06
One iron crock one brass crock and one brandiron                                 00 18 06
Three pans and a skillett                                                                      01 17 06
Timber ware with ye cupboard bedstead and chest and
old table board and forme                                                                     02 00 00
Two coverlets a blanket two payer of sheets feather bed and boulster
 and pillow in all                                                                                   02 10 00
One cow heifer and calfe                                                                      03 01 00
One old mare two piggs and 4 ews                                                       01 10 00
various implements lumber trade and goods forgotten                         00 05 00
                                                                                                       ------------------
in all                                                                                                  14 08 06
John Ustick
Hen.Ustick

Thomas Grenfell, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall, 30th January 1726 - Inventory


A true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods and chattells, rights and credits whatsoever which were of Thomas Grenfell. late of the parrish of St.Just in Penwith in the County of Cornwall, Tinner at the time of his death, taken and appraised of us Thomas Jelbert and Hugh Edwards both of the said parrish and county, Tinners, whose names are subscribed this thirty first day of January, Anno Dom 1726 as follows.
Imp.For his wearing apparell and money in his pockett                                  003 00 00
Itm. For severall Chattell estates in a moyety and a third part
of a moyety of the tenement of Higher Buswodon in St.Just
aforesaid some of which are determinable on the death of one
life and the others on the death of severall antiont persons                          165 00 00
Item.For a chattell estate in a moyety and a third part of a
moyety of a small piece of cliff ----- parke an chappell in
St.Just aforesaid determinable on the deaths of three old lives                      002 02 00
Item. For apartell of tinstuff at the stamps at the works                                012 00 00
Item. For his right of adventure in two tinworks with the implements
 to them belonging                                                                                          005 00 00
Item. For about four acres of barly and about half an acre
of oates in ground which was tilld about a month before his  death                                                                                                              004 10 00
Item.For three cowes and a heifer                                                                 008 00 00
Item.For a small heifer of two yeares old                                                       001 01 00
Item.For htree small naggs and an old mare                                                  005 00 00
Item.For twenty small sheep and lambs                                                         002 02 06
Item.For a small swine                                                                                    000 02 06
Item. In the hall chamber, two bedsteads                                                        1-10-00
For an ovall table and twelve old ----- chairs                                                    1-01-00
An old chest                                                                                                      0-02-06.
Two small ffeather beds, two
boulsters and three pillows                                                                              3-00-00.
Two coverlettes
and two blanketts             
In all in said room                                                                                           006 05 06
Item. In the kitchen chamber, a deale table frame and
fforme 0-05-00. A bedstead 0-05-00. A coverlette
0-03-00. A barrell 0-02-00.In all in said room                                             000 15 00
Item. In the hall a deale table fframe and fforme
0-05-00. An old cupboard and a small case of shelves                                   0-12-00.
An old wooden chair and two couches                                                             30-02-06.
Eight pewter dishes, eleven pewter plates.A pewter fflagon
chamber pot and two candlsticks 1-05-00.
Two small bras candlsticks 0-02-00.In all in said room                                 002 06 00
Item.In the kitchen one brass pan containing about 20 gallons.
Four small brass pans and a brass skillett                                                      2-00-00.
An iron pott, two iron kettles and an old ffrying pan                                       0-08-00.
A small old ---- table 0-01-06. Two brand irons, an old
fire pan and ------. In all in said room                                                             002 12 00
Item.For linen 1-01-00.Earthen ware and a few glass
bottles 0-01-06. Lumber about ye house 0-02-06                                     001 05 00
Item.For husbandry implements 0-10-00. A saddle
and bridle 0-07-06                                                                                       000 17 06
Item. Debts sperate and desperate                                                              005 00 00
Item. For things forgotten (if any)                                                                 000 02 06
                                                                                                            -------------------------
                                                                                                                     227 02 00
Thomas Jelbard
Hugh Edwards


Admon for Thomas Grenfell, Tinner, of St.Just in Penwith, deceased. dated 1726.


To Margaret Grenfell, widow of Thomas Grenfell, of .Thomas Grenfell of St.Just.

Thomas Grenfell, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall, 28th July 1743 - Admon


Admon for Thomas Grenfell, Tinner, of St.Just in Penwith deceased.
To Pascoe Grenfell of the Town of Penzance Gent,, John Noale of St.Ives Gent.. Thomas Treluddra of Marazion Gent.
No will. Thomas Grenfell died intestate.
Dated 28th.July 1743
Probate granted to Pascoe Grenfell Gent., princpal creditor of Thomas Grenfell and Thomas and Margaret Grenfell son and daughter of the deceased. Dated 28th.July 1743

Thomas Grenfield, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall, 9th May 1757 - Admon

Admon for Thomas Grenfield, Tinner, of St.Just in Penwith who died about 1743.
To Thomas Oates, Tinner , of St.Just. John Batten, Merchant, of the Town of Penzance and William Reseigh, Yeoman, of St.Just.
Obligation on Jane Oates, wife of the above named Thomas Oates and widow of the late Thomas Grenfield.
Admon dated 9th.May 1757
NO WILL MADE.


Thomas Grenfell, Sancreed, Cornwall, 3rd January 1847 - Will


In the name of God Amen I Thomas Grenfell Farmer, of the Parish of Sancreed in the county of Cornwall being in perfect mind memory and understanding do make and ordain this my last will and Testament in the following manner and form.
First I give and bequeath unto my Grandson Thomas Grenfell the sum of One Pound. Also I give and bequeath unto my Grandson Thomas Tresise the sum of One Pound also I give unto my Daughter Elizabeth Kirgeek rhe sum of Ten Shillings
Also I give and bequeath unto my son Richard Grenfell my Interest in Trevorian to hold the same during the Term, and to have four cows and two hiffers and he is also to have five horses a waggon and two carts and he is to have a bed a clock six chairs and a table.
Also I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife my Interest in Lesbew with two horses and three cows and two hiffers.
The resideu and Remainder of my Property the House in Bile croft in St.Just and sixty pounds I give unto my wife during her natural life and after her decease the 60 to fall equally between my son Richard and my son Edward and my daughter Margery.
I also make my wife my Executor to pay all my Just Debts and funeral expenses and all legesas to be paid twelve months after my Decease as Witness our hands this 3rd. day of January one thousand eight hundred and forty seven.
Witness Thomas Grenfell Jnr.
Wm.(?) Bosence
Thomas Grenfell


William Grenfell, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall, 11th November 1751 - Will


In the name of God Amen the eleventh day of November 1751 I William Grenfell of the Parish of St.Just in Penwith in the County of Cornwall Being Very weak in body but of Perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God therefore 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 into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my Body I recommend to the Earth to be Buried in decent Christian Burial at the Discretion of my Executor trusting that at the General Resurrection I shall receive the Same again by the Mighty power of God and as touching such wordly Estate and Goods wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this Life I give devise and dispose of the same in manner and form following.
And first of all I give and bequeath to James Nicholas my Jockey Coat and three plush breeches. Also, I give and bequeath to my two Brothers my three other coats and five wastecoats and two breeches for the two Divide them Between themselves. Also, I give and bequeath to my Beloved Wife Grace, twenty shillings a year, if Noonreeth shall turn out to my part so much Yearly above Cost and Wages. Which said sum my said Wife shall receive During the time she remains a Widow and no longer. And also I give her to live in the house we now Lives in till this Year now in hand is out and also the fewell that now is, with all other conveniences During the said time, and after the time is out, she shall turn out of the said house and Leave all the Household Goods in their place without Defrauding anything or carrying away of any part, therof,or Causing or Letting any other person whatsoever to take or carry away anything out of the said house.
Also,I give to my Beloved Daughter Grace Grenfell whom I likewise constitue and make and ordain my Sole Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament all and Singular My Goods and Adventures and writing and accounts, and money, and Effects whatsoever, by her freely to be possessed and enjoyed, if she shall live so long as to arrive to age of twenty one years and I do make and ordain my Brother John Grenfell, and my Brother in Law Francis Thomas of Morvah two Guardians over my said Daughter till she shall arrive to the age abovementioned and I do authorise and impower the said Guardians to order my effects as shall be most to the benefit of my said Daughter and they the said Guardians providing and laying out from the said effects for her maintinance as shall be needfull and necessary during the time till she come of age as is abovesaid. But if it shall happen that my said Daughter Grace shall die before she arrive and come to the age of twenty one years as is above mentioned that then and in such cause I give to each of my Sisters, Elizabeth, Jone and Jane, five shillings to be paid them on demands after six months after the death of my said Daughter and all the rest of my Effects after my Daughter is dead of what kind soever I give to my two Brothers to be equally divided between them, with paying my three Sisters five shillings apiece or Each and if it shall happen that either of my Brothers shall be dead at that time then I give all to him that shall be allive.
And I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannul all and every other former Testaments, Wills, Legacies, Bequeasts and Executors by me in any qways before named, willed and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament, In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year within written.
William Grenfell
Signed Sealed published pronounced
and Declared by me the said William
Grenfell as my Last will and Testament
in the presence of us,
William Pollard
Thos. Pearce


William Grenfell, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall, 6th December 1751 - Admon


Admon for William Grenfell dated 6th. December 1751.
To John Grenfell, Tinner, of St.Just in Penwith.
Francis Thomas, Tinner, of Morvah.
Richard grenfell, Tinner, of St.Just.
Wm.Coppin of Cardingham, Yeoman.


William Grenfell, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall - Admon - 1833


Admon for William Grenfell. Tin dresser of Saint Just in Penwith. Died 10th.Feb.1833.
To Mary Angwin, wife of Justice Angwin, Tin dresser of St.Just. ( Daughter of William Grenfell).
Edward Williams , Joiner of St.Just.
John Lawry, Schoolmaster of St.Just.
Bond stating that William Grenfell died Intestate, by Daughter Mary Angwin. dated 09/03/1838