In the name of God Amen the ninth day of July according to the computation of the church of England one thousand six hundred and ninety and six.
I Joan Richard alias Morgan of the parish of Goytre in the County of Momouth within the diocese of Landaff being sick in body but of good and perfect memory thanks be to Almighty God do make constitute ordayne and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following revoking by these ? wills heretofore by me made and declared either by word or by writing. And this to be taken only form last will and testament and none other
And first being penitent and sorry for my sins most humbly begging pardon and forgiveness for the same. I give and ? my soul unto Almighty God my saviour and redeemer in whom by the merit of Jesus Christ and trust and believe assuredly to be saved and to have full remission and forgiveness of all my sins
And now for the settling of my temporal estate and ? goods as it hath pleased God far above my desert to bestow upon me, I do order and give and dispose the same in manner and form following.
Ite First I ? of my debts and funeral charges shall be paid and discharged.
IteI give and bequeath towards my funeral expenses the sum of ten pounds to be paid by my executor thereafter named.
Ite I give and bequeath unto Jane and Gwenllian the daughters of David Beevan of Goytrey the sum of forty pounds to be equally divided between them and paid by my executor within the space of two years next after my decease towards the use of the said Jane and Gwenllian to be set out by my executor all the best advantage for ye said of the said Jane and Gwenllian.
Ite. I give and bequeath unto Charles Morgan of Llanvihangel juxta Usk the son of Wm Morgan of Goytre the sum of ten pounds to be paid within the space of two years next after my death.
Ite I give and bequeath unto Jane the wife of David Beevan of Goytrey the sum of ten pounds to be paid within the space of ? years next after my decease.
Ite I give and bequeath unto Gwenllian the wife of William Morgan William of Goytrey the sum of twenty shillings.
Ite. I give unto Ann the wife of William Watkins Thos of Goytrey and their son Richard and the sum of one pound to be divided between them.
Ite. I give unto Jon Watkin Thomas. Andrey Morgan, Jenkin William and Jas Rosser of Goytrey the sum of one pound to be equally divided between them:
Ite. I give unto Jane the wife of David Beevan of Goytrey all my wearing apparell.
All the rest and residue of my personal estate goods and chattels whatsoever I give and bequeath unto William Morgan of the parish of Goytrey whom I constitute name and appoint free and sole executor of this my last will and testament in witness thereof I the said Joan Richard alias Morgan to this my last will and sett my hand and seal the day and year above. in the eighth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord William the ? King of England.
The mark of Joan Richard Read signed sealed declared in the presence of William Stephens of Goytrey the mark of Ambros Phillip Will Morgan 27 April 1703 William Morgan executor probate 27 April
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