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Will John Lean of Trevine, St Minver, 1853 (donated by RJ Lean)
The last Will and Testament of John Lean of Trevine in the Parish of Saint Minver in the County of Cornwall, farmer, made this thirty-first day of March, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-three. I give and bequeath all my goods, chattels, and property of all kinds whatsoever to my dear wife Johana and to my sons John, Joseph, and Richard, and do make them executors to this my last Will and Testament. My Will is that no division of my effects shall take place until my term in the estate of Trevine shall be fully ended. I give and bequeath to my wife Johana one third part of all my said effects. My Will is that all the rest and remainder of my property and effects shall be divided into twelve equal parts, or shares, two of such shares shall be given to each of my sons John, Joseph, Richard, Robert, and Sampson Paul, and such share shall be given to each of my daughters Mary Ann and Emma Johana. My Will is that if either of my sons shall be inclined to go out into the world for themselves, they shall receive the sum of ten pounds and at the same time the property shall be valued and if improved after, that improvement shall be for the benefit of those that remain together. I also appoint my brother-in-law John Vickery and my friends Thomas Soby and Mark Symons, to be trustees to carry into execution this my last Will and Testament and to be the guardians of my children till they shall attain the age of twenty-one years. My Will is that the third part of my property when a division shall take place shall be vested in my said trustees and by them placed out to interest for the benefit of my wife Johana, to be paid to her quarterly during her widowhood, but in the event of her marrying, she shall receive the sum of ten pounds and all the remainder of the aforesaid part or portion shall be divided betwixt such of my children as may be alive or the children of such as may be dead, share and share alike. My Will is that my executors shall act under the direction of my said trustees and render an account of all monies paid and received by them to my said trustees. And my Will is that when a division shall take place the shares of such of my children as shall not then have attained the age of twenty-one years shall be placed out to interest for their benefit by my said trustees and applied for their sustenation and education and the remainder paid over to them when they my said children shall have attained the age of twenty-one years. I declare this to be my last Will and Testament and have hereunto set my hand the day and date before written.
We whose names are hereunto subscribed as witnesses in the presence of the testator and in the presence of each other have set our names the day and date before written.
John Lean (signed); the mark (#) of Jane Kellow; the mark (+) of Charles Hill.

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