ANNABELLA [EDG(E)COMBE] HENDER - WIDOW - WILL

Transcribed and Annotated by Don R. Hender, A Distant Relative Inlaw



This Will of Annabella Edgcombe Hender, wife of my 5th Great Uncle William Hender, lists her to be in possession of a number of pieces of property located primarialy in Triwent of Altarnun. Having lived to the age of 75, she has out lived a good many of her immediate family and therefore her legacies and bequests are unto those who did remain: her daughter Annabella Edgecombe [Hender] Frost and her son William Hender, as well as a number of grandchildren. Her daughter Catherine Edgecombe [Hender] Venning appears to have passed away and only a number of her children, Annabella's grandchildren, are named in the will. Liberty has been taken to highlight in large yellow text the members of the family named in the will for ease in noting them. The transcription from the copy available to me was in some spots difficult to read so there are some blanked out areas and likely some mis-spellings. I do what I can.


Annabella Hender
Widow of Hartford Parks
of Altarnun
c 19 Oct 1756
Altarnun, Cornwall
Daughter Christopher Edgecombe & Annabella May
M 2 May 1781 Altarnun
William Hender
db 1815-1821
ww 14 January 1815 wp 16 February 1833

Annabella [Edgcombe] Hender Will



    This is the last Will and Testament of me Annabella Hender of the Parish of Altarnun in the County of Cornwall Widow

I give and bequeath unto my daughter Annabella Edgecombe Frost Widow the Sum of one hundred Pounds of good and lawful money of Great Britain and to be paid her one year after my decease

Also I give and bequeath unto my Grand children Annabella Martin, Elizabeth Chubb, Mary Ann Venning, James Venning and Daniel Venning five pounds each of good and lawful money of Great Britain and to be paid to them accordingly one year after my decease and I charge my Estate called Lonkemoor in the occupation of William Hender half of on that Tenement called Harforts park in the occupation of Richard Vosper Trewint commonly called Adams Trewint also in the occupation of the said Richard Vosper ______and ______ situate at Parpont Village in the occupation of John Herring all which said lands and Tenements are situate in the Parish of Altarnun and County of Cornwall All the aforesaid lands called Lonkemoor ___ of the undivided Estate called Harfort Parks Adams Trewint and Parpont I give devise and bequeath to my Son William Hender his heirs and assigns forever subject nevertheless to the payment of all the aforesaid legacies out of the said Estates

I give and bequeath unto my said Son William Hender his heirs and Assigns all my Goods Chattels notes bills bonds and whatsoever I shall die possessed of and I do hereby nominate and appoint him Executor of this my last Will and Testament And I do _____ & revoke all former Wills by me heretofore made In Witness whereof I the said Testatrix have set my hand and Seal this twenty ninth day of October in the year of lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty oneó

Signed Sealed Published and declared by
the said Annabella Hender the Testatrix as
and for her last Will and Testament in
the presence of us who at her request in                   Annabella Hender (seal)
her presence and in the presence of each
other have hereunto aubscribed our hands
as Witnesses thereto.

Cd Pellows
Luke Dunn
Thomas Vosper

Proved in Common form 16th February 1833 Before J. H. ?Flecher Ck by virtue of Annon do And Administration of the Goods of the deceased granted to William Hender the Son of the deceased and Sol Executor named in the said Will

Being first sworn etc Saving etc