NLW Ref: LL/1851/82
James Prosser – Goytre
Hugh Williams, Clerk, Master of Arts, Vicar General and Official Principal of the Right Reverend Father in God Alfred by Divine Permission Lord Bishop of Llandaff lawfully constituted. To our beloved in Christ the Reverend Thomas Davies and Christopher Cook, Clerks respectively residing in the County of Monmouth and Diocese of Llandaff jointly and severally. Greeting. Whereas James Prosser late of the parish of Goitrey in the said County and Diocese farmer deceased did duly make and execute his last Will and Testament in writing hereunto annexed and therein named his brothers Thomas Prosser and Richard Prosser joint executors and afterwards died, we do therefore empower you to swear the said Thomas Prosser and Richard Prosser as well to the truth of the said Will as to the faithful performance thereof and to make a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of the said deceased and to render a just and true account thereof and to exhibit the same into the Registry of the Consistory Court of Llandaff. And we do further empower you to swear the said Thomas Prosser and Richard Prosser to the truth of the annexed affidavit and also to administer such other oaths and further to do as may be needful in the premises and that such oaths being administered you duly transmit to us our Surrogate or some other competent Judge in this behalf the said Will and all your proceedings thereon subscribed with the proper handwriting of you on or before the last day of July next ensuing together with these presents provided nevertheless that this Commission shall be void to all intents and purposes in the law whatsoever unless so transmitted before the said term given at Llandaff the eleventh day of June one thousand eight hundred and fifty one. Edward? Stephens?. D/Rg’r
The form of the oath to the said Richard Prosser laying his right hand on the Bible or New Testament “Your oath is that the above named James Prosser died on or about the tenth day of January one thousand eight hundred and fifty one and that the paper writing hereunto annexed contains his last Will and Testament as far as you know or believe that you and your brother Thomas Prosser are the joint executors therein named that you will well and faithfully execute the same by paying first his debts and then the legacies therein contained as far as his goods chattels and credits will thereto extend and the law charge you and that you will make a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the said goods chattels and credits and exhibit the same into the Registry of the Consistory Court of Llandaff at the time assigned you by the said Court and render a just and true account thereof when lawfully required that the estate and effects of the said deceased are under the value of one hundred pounds pounds [sic] and that the contents of the affidavit hereunto annexed to which you have subscribed your mark were and are true “So help you God”
Richard Prosser by X mark of the parish of Trevethin in the County of Monmouth
I the undersigned do hereby certify that the Commission was duly executed before me and that the above named Richard Prosser set and subscribed his mark to the foregoing oath and added thereto his place of residence and abode in my presence and that I administered the said oath to him the testamentary paper marked “No 1” to which I have set and subscribed my name being first hereunto annexed this fourteenth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty one. Thomas Davies MA, Incumbent of Trevethin parish,
Diocese of Llandaff In the Consistory Court. In the Goods of James Prosser deceased,
Appeared Personally Richard Prosser of Abersychan in the parish of Trevethin in the said County of Monmouth labourer one of the joint Executors named in the last Will and Testament of the said James Prosser late of the parish of Goitrey aforesaid farmer deceased, who died on the tenth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty one and made Oath that the Estate and Effects of the said deceased, for and in respect of which a Probate of the said Will is to be granted, exclusive of what the said deceased may have been possessed of or entitled to as a Trustee for any other Person or Persons, and not beneficially, and without deducting any thing on account of the Debts due and owing from the said deceased, are under the value of one hundred Pounds, to the best of this Deponent’s knowledge, information, and belief. And he lastly made Oath that the said deceased did not die possessed of any Leasehold Estate or Estates for years, either absolute or determinable, on a life or lives to the best of this Deponent’s knowledge, information and belief. Richard Prosser by X mark
Sworn on the fourteenth Day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty one before me Thomas Davies, MA, Incumbent of Trevethin parish, Commissioner.
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