In the name of God the eleventh day of October Ano dni 1671, I John ap John of the pish of Goytresse wthin the diocese of Landaffe being sicke in body but of good and pfect memory (praysed be thalmighty God therefore) doe make and ordaine this my last Will and Testamt in maner and forme followeing. Impris I comend my soule to God my maker & redeemer and my body to be buried in Xptian buriall in the pish church of Lanellen. Item I give devise and bequeath unto Elizabeth my wife all my messuadges lands and tenements wch I purchased of William Phillip of Cwmjoy and also other lands and tenem’ts wch I purchased from Jenkin Parry and Barbara Parry of Trevethin, both wch sd lands and p’mises are scituate and lyeing in thaforesaid sev’all parishes of Goytresse & Trevethin for and dureing the term of her naturall life if she shall soe long continue sole and unmarried. Item after the decease of Elizabeth my sd wife or if it shall happen my sd wife to marry after my decease I give and bequeath thafore menconed messuadge and lands wch I purchased to me & my heirs of thaforesd William Phillip of Cwmjoy unto James John my eldest son his heirs & assigns for ev’ upon the con’ition and consideracon that the said James shall satisfie and pay the sume of tenn pound of current English money unto William John my youngest son or to his executors administrators or assigns when the sd William shall attaine to the age of one and twenty yeares and alsoe after the decease of Elizabeth my said wife or if it shall happen the said Elizabeth to marry after my decease I give likewise and bequeath thaforesaid lands and tenem’ts wch I purchased of Jenkin Parry and Barbara Parry unto William John my son his heirs and assigns for ev’. Item I give devise and bequeath unto Elizabeth my said wife all the lands and tenem’ts which I purchased of Thomas Jones of Lanvrechva for and dureing the full end & tearme of one and twenty yeares next ensuing after my decease if she shall soe long continue unmarried, and after the expiration of the sd tearme of one and twenty yeares or if it happeneth her to marry in the meane time I give and devise the same unto James John my son his heirs & assigns for ev’ upon the condicon of the paym’t of the above menconed sume of tenn pound unto my aforesd son William at and upon the tyme before limited and expressed, and alsoe if my sd son James will then refuse & deny to pay the same unto my son William or his assigns my Will and meaning is that my son William shall possesse and enjoy the said lands menconed to be purchased of Thomas Jones for the space of four yeares next ensueing after such denyall & refusall made and after the expiracon thereof the same to be & remaine unto my said? son James John his heirs & assigns for ev’. Item I give & bequeath unto Elizabeth my said wife soe much wood now growing upon my lands scituate in the pish of Goytresse as will amount to the worth of £40 (if so much may conveniently be spared) and my will is yt the same moneyes be disposed towards a full paym’t and satisfacon made unto Mathew Charles of Lanvethiraine for certain lands I agreed wth him for if the sd Mathew will assure and co’vey the same unto Elizabeth my wife dureing her widdowhood and afterwards to James John my son his heirs & assignes for ev’. Item I give & devise all my psonall estate whatsoev’ unto Elizabeth my wife whom I nominat & appoint to be sole executrix of this my last will & Testam’t and Henry Morgan & William Morgan to be supviso’s thereof. In witnesse whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seale the day month and yeare first above written.
The mke of John ap John
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