NLW Ref: LL/1834/30
James Morgan – Goytrey
This is the last will and testament of me, James Morgan of the parish of Goytrey in the county of Monmouth, cooper.
I give and devise all that my messuage or dwelling house with the outhouses farm and lands thereto belonging and held therewith situate and lying in the said parish of Goytrey, unto my dear wife Ann Morgan and her assigns for her life, and in case of the determination of that estate by any means in her life time I give and devise the same unto my loving friends James Gwatkin of the said parish of Goytrey farmer, and Abraham Williams of the hamlet of Glascoed in the said county, farmer and their heirs during the natural life of my said wife upon trust for her and her assigns and by the usual ways and means to support, contingent remainders.
And after the decease of my said wife Ann Morgan I give and devise the said messuage and premises unto my natural son James Morgan who now lives with me and to the heirs of his body, but in case the said James Morgan shall happen to depart this life leaving no child or children or remoter issue of his body living at the time of his decease or born in due time afterwards or being any child or children or remoter issue of my said son James Morgan living at such the time of his decease or born in due time afterwards if all of them shall die under the age of twenty one years and without leaving lawful issue if his her or their body or respective bodies, then I give and devise my said messuage farm lands and premises to Mary Davies, wife of Owen Davies of Goytrey aforesaid, labourer and her assigns for her life for her own sole and separate use and in case of the determination of that estate by any means in the life time of the said Mary Davies then I give and devise the same farm lands messuage and premises unto the said James Gwatkin and Abraham Williams and their heirs during the natural life of the said Mary Davies upon trust for her and her assigns and by the usual and means to support, contingent, remainders.
And after the decease of the said Mary Davies I give and devise my said messuage farm lands and premises unto the eldest son of the said Mary Davies who shall be living at the time of her decease his heirs and assigns for ever but if there shall be no son of the said Mary Davies living at the time of her decease then unto the eldest daughter of the said Mary Davies living at such the time of her decease her heirs and assigns for ever and if there shall be no such daughter of the said Mary Davies then unto my own right heirs for ever I give and bequeath all my monies, securities for money, household furniture and personal estate of what nature or kind soever unto my said dear wife Ann Morgan her executors, administrators and assigns absolutely subject nevertheless to the payment of my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses with the payment whereof I also charge my said real estate in aid of my personal estate if necessary.
I hereby appoint my said wife sole executrix of this my will and hereby revoking all former and other will by me at any time heretofore made and declare this only to be my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twelfth day of May one thousand eight hundred and thirty four.
James Morgan ~ by mark
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said testator James Morgan as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto:
Philip Williams ~ his mark
Proved 14th day of 1834 by Ann Morgan the relict.
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