NLW Ref: LL/1751/44
In the name of God Amen this is the last Will & Testament of me Jenkin Rosser of the parish of Goytrey in the County of Monmouth yeoman as followeth.
First I give devise & bequeath all & singular my messuages lands tenements & real estate unto my wife Ann & her assigns for & dureing the term of her naturall life only & immediately from & after her decease I give devise & bequeath the same unto my eldest daughter Mary & to her heirs & assigns for ever subject nevertheless to the payment of the sume of forty pounds a piece to my two other daughters (to wit) Elizabeth (the wife of Richard Waters) & Margarett (the wife of Francis Williams) & to their executors administrators or assigns the same to be paid to my said two daughters Elizabeth & Margarett respectively or to their respective executors administrators or assigns within six months next after the decease of my said wife Ann.
And for the payment of the said sume of forty pounds a piece to my said daughters Elizabeth & Margarett respectively & to their respective executors administrators & assigns I do hereby charge & make chargeable all & singular my said messuages lands tenements & real estate wtsoever & wheresoever.
And in default of payment of the said severall sumes of forty pounds a piece in manner herein before mentioned or any part thereof my will is that my said two daughters Elizabeth & Margarett respectively or their respective executors administrators or assigns shall enter into & upon all & every my sd messuages lands tenements & real estate & have hold & enjoy the same untill payment be made of the said severall sumes of forty pounds a piece with all interest that shall be due for the same be well & truely paid & satisfied together with all costs & charges attending the same.
I give to my said wife Ann (out of my stock of cattle corn grain household stuff implements of husbandry & other personall estate whereof I shall die possessed) the sume of five pounds towards dischargeing & defraying my funerall expenses.
I also give to my said wife Ann all the ready money that shall be in my house at the time of my decease.
And as for all the rest & residue of my goods chattells household stuff implements of husbandry stock of cattle sheep horses mares geldings & all other my personall estate whatsoever I give & bequeath the same to my friend William Jenkins of Abergavenny Esquire his executors & administrators for ever in trust nevertheless that he the said William Jenkins his executors & administrators shall & will permitt & suffer my said wife Ann to have receive & take the use & benefitt thereof for & dureing the term of her natural life only and immediately after her decease in trust to & for the sole proper use & benefitt of my said two daughters Elizabeth & Margarett respectively & of their respective executors administrators & assigns (but subject to the payment of all such just debts as I shall owe at the time of my decease.
And I do hereby nominate & appoint my said wife Ann sole executrix of this my last Will & Testament. Dated the seventeenth day of July one thousand seven hundred & fifty one.
Signed published & declared by the testator Jenkin Rosser as & for his last Will & Testament in the presence of us who also subscribed our names as witnesses hereto in his presence & at his request
Thos Edwards of the Sun in Abergavenny
October the 8th 1751
Anne Rosser widow, the relict and sole executrix in this Will named, was sworn well and faithfully to execute the same, to exhibite an inventory &c & to render an acc’t &c before me William Harris, Surrogate
This Will was proved at Abergavenny on the eighth day of October in the year of our Lord 1751 before the Reverend William Harris, Clerk, Master of Arts, the Chancellor’s Surrogate by Ann Rosser widow the relict and sole executrix in the said Will named who was first upon the holy Evangelists personally sworn well & faithfully to execute the same to exhibite an inventory &c and to render a just account of her administration &c when thereunto lawfully required
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