Thanks Dawna.On the will of Richard, I just happened on the National Archives UK site at about the same time I found the Richard Eustice family in the census.He did not show up in the next census, so I assumed he had died by then.I could not believe it when his will was there.It is listed as Catalogue reference: PROB 11/2132, Image reference: 474.These were all handwitten into a book by a clerk I suppose, since they all have the same handwriting.It is very difficult to read, but I have transcribed it as best I can.I still need to go back and try to figure out a word or two.I will be glad to send you a copy.The transcription is as follows:
THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of Richard Eustice of the Parish of Cambourne in the County of Cornwall.First I give and bequeath my house and premises where I now live all my ready money household furniture, platters plates china glass books together with all other descriptions of property I am now or may be possessed of at the time of my demise unto my dear wife Grace Eustice for and during her natural life and after for I will and oir-- (?) that the same shall be converted into money and divided between my children as follows viz To my son William Eustice I give and bequeath twenty five pounds sterling to my daughter Grace Eustice I give and bequeath twenty five pounds to my son Richard Eustice I give and bequeath fifty poundsThe Residue of P------- should there be any after the provision be made I will and direct that the same be distributed between my aforesaid children in the same porportion as the other That is to say to my son william Eustice and daughter Grace eustice I give and bequeath one half as much again of my property asI give and bequeath to either of my other children.But should the proceeds of sale of my property after the forecase of my dear wife not amount to ------three? or a -------? pounds then I will and direct that the over whatever it may be shall be divided between my aforementioned children in the like proportions previously names.But should any or either of my children be dead at the time of the decease of my said wife leaving issue then as to the share of my ---- so ---- as aforesaid I give and bequeath the same to his or her child or children if more than one share and share alike .................
That is evidently as far as I got on translating.I thought I had finished it.It is dated the 27th of February 1851.It was proved on the 23rd of May 1851 on oath of William Eustice the son and Grace Eustice widow.
I will get my magnifying glass out and try to finish this in the next few days.By the way, I think the initial P. got added to John "Jackie" Eustice's name by a letter added to one of the census'.I have noticed that someone has gone back and put the letter "P" on many of the entries of heads of households on whatever year that was.I think it was 1900.