Will of John Worgan of Alvington - 1673. Where does he fit in?
In the name of God, Amen
I John Worgan of All .. Court, in the parish of Alvington yeoman being weak in body But of a sound and a prefect memory ffor which I give the Lord praise First I bequeath my Soul unto God that gave it And to Jesus Christ my Redeemer And my body to be buried in Christian buriall according unto the discretion of my ffriends. Item I give and bequeath unto my sonne John Worgan my house and Gardens in Clowerwall which I purchased of Thomas Trigg with its appurtenances [this could read apportionments] To him and his heirs forever And also my Two parcells of land called by the names of Mill hill and Stank And a little Piece of ground at Millend Cross unto him and his heirs forever Item I give and bequeath unto my sonne William Worgan his children my Grandchildren John Worgan and Mary Worgan and a child That my sonne William Worgan that is deceased his wife Martha is now with Child of the morgadg deed and the land That I took of Edward Hopper which ffourteen pounds and ffourtie pounds more That must be paid by my Executor Twenty pounds my sonne John Worgan shall pay out of the land that I have bequeathed unto him And the other Twenty pounds shall be paid out of my Persnall Estate as for this morgadg it shall fall unto the Children presently after my decease And this fforty pounds shall be paid unto the Childrens Use within one year after my decease And if either of these Children shall happen to dye before they shall accomplish the age of one and Twenty years That then his or her part shall fall unto the Survivor or Survivors And if all those Children shall happen to dye before that they shall accomplish the age of one and Twenty years That then my mind and will is That those Legacies shall return unto the .. heirs of me the Testator John Worgan Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Margarett Browne one Cow To be delivered unto her within one Month after my decease by my Executor Item I give and bequeath unto my Three Grandchildren Elizabeth Mary and Jane Browne each of them a Cow To be delivered unto them within one Month after my decease Item I give and bequeath unto my Sonne John Worgan and my daughter Joane Worgan All my personall Estate Bills bonds Cattle household stuffe All that is within doors and without all that is unbequeathed Equally to be divided between them Item I give and bequeath unto my Sonne in Law William Browne one pound And my will is That William Browne shall be overseer over my sonne William Worgans Children to see whether they be not wronged of their portions Lastly I doe nominate and appoint my sonne John Worgan to be my Executor but my will is That Joane Worgan my daughter shall be att with Charge in the Law .. John Worgan Countering his Executorshipp In witness hereof I have set my hand and seale the 24th of ffebruary 1673 John Worgan his mark Sealed and delivered in the presence of us Will Worgan John Worgan Examd
Probate: 27th September 1677)
Prerogative Court of Canterbury Ref: PROB 11/355
Category: Brick Walls