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The Will of John Gellbert (1605 - 1665)



The 17th daye of october 1664

In the name of god Amen I John Gellbert of the parish of Madderne in the Countye of Cornwall being sicke in bodye but of perfect minde and Memorie praise be given to god doe make this my last will and testament in manner and forme following

Imprimis I give and bequeth my soule into the hands of my blessed maker and redeemer and my bodye to be buried in the parish Church of Gullvall

Item I give unto my sonn John Gelbert five shillings & unto his sonne three shillings

Item I give unto my daughter Welmett two shillings

Item I give unto my grandchilldren twelvepence to each of them

Item I give and bequeth unto Peter Gelbart when he comes to the yeares of twentye one five pounds if he continue untill then with my sonn James and unto his Brother James Gelbert four pounds if he continues with him to the age of twentie one yeares and not else

Item my desire is that my wife live with my sonne James as longe as she liveth and to have as often as need requires the use of a horse to ride with such things as maye be necessarye for her use and if it happen that she be disposed to live elsewhere that James my sonne paye her Sixe pounds a year & as after the desease of my wife to leave it to him againe as also one fielde of Land In Polmearewartha of the parrish of Zennor to her disposinge called or named parke an Crigoe

Item I bequeth unto my sonne James all my right and Interest of and in Edward Trithalls Land in Trithall within the parish of Gulvall I give allso all that land which I now hold by the demise of George Veale gent of Gulvall duringe my estate therein as all for all my right and interest in Vellin Noye and all my parte in the old stampinge Mill with all of my Maddern estate right and Interest in Newmill together with all goods and Chattells moveabell and unmoveabell

Item I doe nominate and apointe James my sonne full and whole Executor to paye my depts and Legatees herein given and bequethed

Sealed signed and delivered


In presence of by

John Barnes

John Gelbart

William Mulfra

An Inventory of all and singular the goods and Chattailes of John Gilbert late of the parish of Maddern in the County of Cornwall deceased, praised and valued by John John and Ralph Morish as followeth

s

d

Imprimis his wearing apparel

00

10

00

=his Chattailes

04

10

00

=his quick goods

10

01

06

=his howshold goods

09

05

00

=his Corne

04

00

00

Summeris

28

06

06


John Gellbert was the grandfather of William Jelbart (of Boswarva). He signed the Protestation Return as a Churchwarden in the Parish of Zennor in 1641.