NLW Ref: LL/1741/34
Frederick Jenkin – Goytre 1741
In the name of God Amen. I Frederick Jenkin of the parish of Goytre in the county of Monmouth diocese of Landaff, being sick of body but of sound and perfect memory, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following.
I commend my soul into the hands of God my Saviour and my body I comitt to the earth to be buried in a Christian Burial.
And as for my worldly goods, estate and effects I give devise and bequeath as follows:
First I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Charity Jenkin that field which is a freehold estate, during her natural life. Likewise I give the leasehold that I have with ye house and garden and field to my beloved wife Charity during her natural life.
Also I give the wood growing upon the field which is my freehold estate to my fore.sd wife, Charity, also I give all my goods, cattle and chattels unto my fores.d wife Charity.
And after my wife’s decease I give that field which is my freehold and the house and field which is my leasehold to my son William Frederick, his heirs and assigns forever.
Only my son William Frederick is to pay two pounds ten shillings to my daughter Elizabeth Saunders of current Brittish money whom the afores.d William Frederick has possession of the afores.d estate and lease hold. Likewise my son William Frederick is to pay two pounds ten shillings of current Brittish money to my daughter Ann Harry when he has possession of the afores.d premises.
Be it remembered that the afores.d Charity my wife is not to sell any of the wood growing upon my afores.d estate, but only she may use in moderation as much as she uses for firing.
I order likewise my wife Charity to pay the interest of the five pounds yearly during her natural life which I took as mortgage from John Mason upon my freehold estate.
Likewise I order my son William Frederick to pay afores.d sum of five pounds where he has possession of the fores.d estate and sooner if it be required to be paid.
Also I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary’s children one shilling apiece of current Brittish money to be paid by my afores.d son William Frederick when he has possession of the afores.d estate.
Likewise I nominate and appoint my wife Charity to be my only and sole executrix of this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty first day of January in the ye of our Lord 1740.
Signed, sealed, published and declared
And duly executed by the testator in the mark X of Frederick Jenkin
The presence of
The mark x of David Morgan
October 14th 1741
William Jenkin and Ann wife of John Harry the son and daughter and legatees in this will named were sworn well and faithfully to administer to the truth of the inventory and to render an account before me
Charity Jenkins the relict and executrix of the last Will & Testament of Frederick Jenkins deceased do hereby consent the execution of the will of the said deceased and consent that administration with the said will shall be executed and granted to my said son and daughter William and Anne.
Witness my hand this 14th day of October 1741
Witness the mark of Charity X Jenkins:
The said Charity Jenkins is willing and consent that this will shall be proved before the court.
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