NLW Ref: LL/1771/34
Charles Lewis 16th April 1771
In the name of God Amen I Charles Lewis of the parish of Goytre in the County of Monmouth and Diocess of Landaff yeo being this twenty fift day of February one thousand seven hundred and seventy one, sick in body but of sound mind and memory and understanding praised be God for the same, do make and ordain this my last will and Testament in manner following. That is to say. I commend my soul to Allmighty God who gave it me hopeing to be eternally saved in and throught the meritts of Jesus Christ our redeemer and as for my body I commend it to be buried in a Christian like manner, decently at the discression of my executors hereafter named. And as for my worldly estate I give and dispose as followeth.
First I give and bequeath to my youngest son William Lewis those two lease holds in the hamlet of Glascoed and Manor of Usk in the County of Monmouth, wch lands and premises are now rented by me to one Herbert Jenkins, to the said Wm Lewis his heirs executors or assigns dureing the tearm of the leases.
Also I give and bequeath to my four daughters, Mary Lewis, Margaret Lewis, Amy Lewis & Elizabeth Lewis to each of them the sum of thirty pounds to be paid them and every of them at the year’s end after my discease
All the rest of my real and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever I do give to my wife Mary Lewis and my eldest son John Lewis whome I do nominate joyntly my executrix and executor to this my last will and Testament and I do disanul and make void all former wills by me made whatsoever. As witness my hand and seal the day month and year above written. The mark of Charles (X) Lewis
Signed sealed published pronounced and declared in the presence of us Edmund Morgan of Mamhilad; William Jenkins of Mongswood; Wm Jenkins of Glascoed
April 16th 1771. Mary Lewis widow the relict one of the executors in this Will named was sworn well and faithfully to execute the same to exhibit an inventory &c and to render an acct &c (power being first reserved &c) before me Nath’l Wells, Surrogate
This Will was proved at Abergavenny on the sixteenth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy one before the Reverend Nathaniel Wells, Clerk, Master of Arts, the Chancellor’s Surrogate by Mary Lewis widow the relict one of the executors in this Will named who was first on the holy Evangelists personally sworn well and faithfully to execute the same, to exhibit an inventory &c and to render a just account of her administration thereof when thereunto lawfully required (power being first reserved to John Lewis the other executor in this Will named when he applys for the same)
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