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Probate Collection, Wills and Inventories: Thomas Price
Probate papers of Thomas Price, gentleman, of the township of Lanveynoe
Will included: Yes
Date of Will: 4th October 1683
Beneficiaries: All that messuage lands tenements and hereditaments commonly called Turneynt Ycha and Turneynt [?Ysha] situate in the township of Lanveynoe purchased from Richard Morgan, gent, and Katherine his wife, Elizabeth [?Walbeise] widdowe, Silvanus Lewis and Mary his wife, or some of them, bequeathed to Mary Price, wife, for her life, and after her decease to the heire male of my body begotten or to be begotten on the body of the said Mary my wife; in default of such heire male to my second daughter begotten or to be begotten; in default of either of the above, to Mary my eldest daughter and the heires of her body; and for want of such issue then to my heires female; and for want of such issue a moiety of the said premises to my nephewe Abraham Price, second sonne of my eldest brother John Price deceased, and the other moiety to my nephew William Price second sonne of my younger brother William Price deceased. To Mary my eldest daughter, all that messuage lands tenements and hereditaments situate in Craswall which I have from Katherine Watkins, and also the messuage lands tenements and hereditaments situate in Michaelchurch Escley which I have from my nephewe John Price and Anne his wife, and also that messuage etc. in the township of Craswall that I have from Phillip James and Anne his wife. And my will is that my said daughter Mary shall abate unto my said nephewe John Price one yeares interest of the principal mortgage money charged on the said lands and tenement which are mortgaged unto me by my said nephewe John Price. Also to the poore of the township of Craswall five and twenty shillings in money and woollen cloth to the value of five and twenty shillings more to be distributed within a week before Christmas next after my decease, and the same to the poor of Michaelchurch Escley. Also bequests of money to William Price, Sible Price and Elizabeth Price, nephewe and nieces, sonne and daughters of brother William Price, deceased; Anne, Elizabeth and Mary Gilbert nieces, daughters of sister Judith; to every servant man and servant mayde that shall be dwelling with me at the time of my decease; to Abraham Price nephewe and his sisters Anne and Katherine; to Thomas Price ‘my reputed son’. Also all household stuff and the residue of my goodes and chattels are left to wife Mary. Various conditions are imposed in the event of the wife’s remarriage. Also if Mary should remarry or die, nephew John Price of Michaelchurch Escley, gent, is appointed tutor and Guardian of any children during their minority, with twenty shillings every quarter ‘for his paynes’.
Others mentioned: Mary Price, wife as sole executrix; John Price, nephew, as Overseer of the will
Witnesses: Margarett Powell, servant maid of Thomas Price; Morgan Thomas, servant man of Thomas Price; Jo: Davies; Wal: [?Rhes]
Inventory included: Yes, dated 14th August 1686, value £216-08-00 including £110 due ‘by bonds and penalties from several persons’ [not named].
Appraisers: John Gilbert; [?Char.] Lewis; Ro: Jenings; Silvanus Lewis; Jo: Price; [?] [?Lewes]
Will proved: 18th August 1686
Bond included: None
Other papers: None
Property/Holdings: Turneynt Ycha, Turneynt [?Ysha], in the township of Llanveynoe are named.
This was a substantial household and the inventory of household effects etc. gives a good insight into a gentleman’s lifestyle at the time.