Post by philippaberry on Oct 13, 2013 14:33:50 GMT -5
Oops, Allan! I was literally about to order wills of John Glasson senior and his wife Honor Perry along with a batch of Bosustow documents. Do you have copies of those? That would be incredibly helpful - many thanks for the offer. I haven't been able to identify any other useful Glasson wills as yet but my second cousin Clare Lukehurst (grand-daughter of William Henry Glasson) wants me to find out how we were related to the Symons family who ran a pharmacy in Penzance. The father was a John Netherton Symons and his two sons by wife Gertrude Hoskins were John (who became a doctor) and Netherton who became a pharmacist (and who Clare remembers being spoken of as Uncle Ned). The family ran the pharmacy at 1 Market Square Penzance for many years. Any ideas? The obvious place to look is the Ester Glasson/Edmund Semmens marriage but this John seems too old to be a child of that union as he is named re Penzance business in 1825. The multiple spellings of Symons/Semmens certainly don't help. (I have looked at the Symons/Semmens thread on this site but found nothing.)
Thanks so much for your kind help with all the Glasson linkages!
ops, Allan! I was literally about to order wills of John Glasson senior and his wife Honor Perry along with a batch of Bosustow documents. Do you have copies of those?
If you look at the file I sent you, you should see the details on those wills in the research notes alongside each individual. Let me know if they are not there. It is Honor's will that provides the most detail:
WILL of HONOR GLASSON 13th February 1739 Parish of Maddern In the name of God Amen. I HONOR GLASSON of the parish of Maddern in the county of Cornwall. Widow being sick and weak in body but of sound perfect and disposing mind and memory praised to God for the same. But considering the certainty of death and uncertain state of this transitory life. do make ordain and declare this my last will and testament in a manner and form following. And first I commit my soul unto Almighty God who gave it hoping and believing through his great mercy and the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ to be partaker of a blessed resurrection, my body I commit to a Christian burial to be decently interred, and as to that portion of worldly estate it hath pleased God to bestow upon me I dispose thereof in manner following. Firstly I give and devise to JOHN GLASSON and GEORGE GLASSON sons of my son JOHN GLASSON and to each of them five shillings of lawful money to be paid them respectively within six months after my decease by my executor here in after named. Also all my household goods and implements of household I give devise and bequeath to JANE GLASSON and SUSANNA GLASSON the wives of my sons JOHN GLASSON and THOMAS GLASSON to be equally divided between them share and share alike. Also I give devise and bequeath all the sythes of corn and grain of what nature or kind so ever roming and growing or to grow in a certain tenement called Hea within the said parish of Maddern unto THOMAS GLASSON Jnr. son of my son THOMAS GLASSON and all my estate right and title thereto.To hold to the said THOMAS GLASSON the younger his executors administrators and assignes during the remainder of the term yet to come by virtue of the original lease thereof. If the lives therein named or either of them shall so long happen to live. Lastly all the rest of my goods and chattels rights and credits whatsoever and wheresoever I hereby give devise and bequeath to my said grandson THOMAS GLASSON the younger who of this my last will and testament I make ordain and appoint my whole and sole executor. Revoking hereby all former wills by me made either by word or in writing .In witness wherefore I the said HONOR GLASSON have here unto sett my hand and seal and published the same to be my last will and testament the thirteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and thirty nine. Signed sealed published and declaired by the said HONOR GLASSON in our presence and by us attested in her presence and at her request. Nich Wallis The Sign of Margaret Toman
The Sign of HONOR GLASSON
INVENTORY/ADMINISTRATION 2? May 1740 for the WILL of HONOR GLASSON 13th February 1739 Parish of Maddern (Part 1 of 1) A true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the goods, rights, codils and chattles of HONOUR GLASSON late of the parish of Maddern in the county and archdeaconry of Cornwall. Widow deceased £ s d For Purse, Girdle and wearing apparel 1 0 0 One old bed performed 1 0 0 Pewter 1 0 0 Brass 1 0 0 Iron Crocks 0 7 6 Two sheaf (shares?) of the tenement of Hay (Hea?) depending on two lives, about 30/- a year 8 0 0 _________________ 12 7 6
We couldn't get into the church at Madron and there were no Glasson gravestones in the graveyard (or nearby cemetery) that we could find or decipher. We also looked at Paul where John and Constance Glasson should be buried but again nothing. The Paul pub landlady has a map of burials in the Paul churchyard but no Glassons were on it. And we found nothing in the (more recent) Paul cemetery. Do you know if there might be earlier records of early - ie early 19th century - Cornish burial locations still in existence?
Still we had a wonderful time albeit far too brief and identified the location of the Glasson farm south of Paul at Halwyn, just near the cliff top above Mousehole. It would be great to identify Glasson farms (tenements) in or around Madron. You said there was something at Heamoor. Do you know any more?
As I remember when I was at Madron Church I was able to get in because somebody official was visiting at the time. I remember there was at least one headstone somewhere near the fence on the wall near the road up from Penzance.
I also never found anything of interest in the Paul cemetery. I also know nothing more about Hea other than a reference to it in a will and I just assumed that things would have changed in that area over time leaving very little to discover now. I do also remember reference to Thomas Glasson being at Trewidden which I believe was in Madron also.
My immediate family were largely based around the hamlet of Polpeor ( above Lelant) and there are still some original buildings remaining there.
Hi My name is Brian Pool Great Grandson of Arthur Glasson Pool/Mary Elizabeth Smith Son of George Pool and Eliza Glasson. My Grandfather was Bernard George Pool son of Arthur Glasson Pool. If anyone wants any more info on the Pool/Glasson family I may be able to fill in some gaps.