Charles Phillip – LL/1724/51
In the Name of God Amen. I Charles Phillip of ye pish of Goytre in ye County of Monmouth & Diocese of Landaff, labourer, being infirm and weak in body but of sound and perfect memory (praise be given to Almighty God) do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following.
First I bequeath my soul to Almighty God my maker hoping through ye merit of death and passion of my saviour Jesus Xt to have full and perfect pardon of all my sins. I commit my body to ye earth to be decently buried and as for ye temporall estate it has pleased God to bestow upon me I, I give devise and bequeath ye same as followeth:
Imp’s I give, devise and bequeath to Catherine by beloved wife all ye leasehold land wth ye house and barn adjoyning in as long and ample manner to enjoy ye same, being part of ye waste of Pellenny Comon for and during her natural life.
And after her decease I devise and bequeath ye sd lease together with its appurtenances to Margaret my beloved daughter for and during her naturall life wch sd lease in ye pish of Goytre as now fully may appear upon ye lease.
And after ye death of ye said Margaret, I give, devise and bequeath ye sd lease to John my beloved son and after his decease to Rachell my beloved daughter for and during her naturall life, wch sd —- have their lives mentioned in ye sd lease.
Item. I give, devise and bequeath another lease hold yt is part of Pellenny Comon, wth ye leasehold land of Wm Prichard and ye household lands of Ann Mathews widdow, to Jane my beloved daughter for and during her naturall life.
And after her decease, I devise and bequeath yt sd lease to my beloved daughter Elizabeth, and after her decease to my beloved son John for and during his life wch ye sd lives have their lives exposed in ye sd lease.
Item: I give and bequeath to my son John ye sum of four pounds of lawfull Brittish money to be pd him upon two equal payments wthin 2 years by my sd daughter Margarett after she enjoys ye sd lease.
Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary ye sum of ten shillings and likewise to my granddaughter Elizabeth, ye daughter of James Wm. ye sum of ten shillings, wch sd sum of twenty shillings is to be pd to my daughter Jane at ye expiration of one year after she enjoys ye sd lease.
Lastly I do nominate and appoint my beloved daughter Margarett to be executor of this my last will and Testament, revoking all others by me made heretofore.
In witness whereof I ye sd Charles Phillip to this my last will and testament have hereunto putt my hand and seal this twentyth day of June in ye year of our God 171
Charles Phillips X
And afterwards signed, sealed, published and declared In ye presence of:
Tho Lewis Clk
Proved 28thday of April 1724
The true and perfect inventory of the Goods and Chattels of Charles Phillips of the parish of Goytre devised the twentieth day of October 1723 (and within the diocese of Landaff) made and appraised by Walter Williams & William Evans appraisers, as folls:
Wearing apparel 5s
Item: one cubbord, one bolster, one cubbord one rugg, one blankett, one course pillow,
One pillow 5s
Item: one old cubbord, one table, one chair & one coffer 10s
item: one small cask & other small items abt the house 2s 6d
all the woodon vessels in the house 2s
Item: two leases £5
Tot £6 9s 6d
Proved 28thMay 1724 in Abergavenny
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