The Baths of Alltyferin
Extracted from the Bodmin District Registry of Her Majesty’s
Court of Probate, in the Archdeaconry Court of Cornwall.
In the Name of God Amen, the 30th . day of September in the year of our
Lord God one thousand, six hundred and thirty-three: I Edmund Bathe of the
parish of Stethians in the County of Cornwall Gent: being sick in body (but God
be thanked) of good and perfect memory do ordain and
make this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former wills
and testaments by me heretofore made. First I bequeath my soul to the Almighty
God my Maker and Redeemer by whose bitter death and Passion I have a confident
assurance (by my faith in Him) to inherit the Kingdom of Heaven; my body I
command and desire to have an orderly and Christian burial.
Then I give and devise unto the Poor of the Parish of Stithians the sum
of thirteen shillings and four pence to be disposed well by my Executor. Then I
give and bequeath to each of my brethren a pair of white leather gloves and to
my sister Grace Wollocombe the like pair of gloves. Then I give and bequeath to
my daughter Ann Bathe the sum of fifty pounds to be paid unto her in the term of
three years next after my decease if she not be assured thereof upon her
marriage, in the meantime the said fifty pounds to be so paid after my decease
to be paid yearly in three years after my decease in equal portions at the end
of every year. Then I give and bequeath unto my sonne James Bathe a pair of
Mollie clothes about four yards; then I give unto Temperance the daughter of the
said James Bathe a ewe, and unto William the sonne of my sonne Henry Bathe the
colt of my red mare.
Then I give and bequeath unto Walter James my son-in-law twelve pence.
Then I give and bequeath unto Mr. Orchard Vicar of the said parish of Stethians
for tithes forgotten the sum of six shillings and eight pence.
All the rest of my goods and chattels not given and bequeathed, I give
and bequeath unto my said sonne Henry whom I make and ordain to be my full and
whole Executor and I appoint and desire my good friends John Joselyn and William
Carnan to be Overseers of this my last Will and Testament, whom I desire to do
the best they may to see and keep good concord and love between my children and
to see this my Will well performed and for their pains and care therin I give
each of them a pair of gauntlet gloves usually made at St. Columb. In witness of the Truth hereof I, the said Edmund Bathe have
hereunto put my hand the day and year first above said.
Acknowledged and subscribed in the presence of
The sign X of James Dunstan.
Proved 20th November 1633.
Testamen cum Invenei
Edmondi Bathe Gen: def:
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