By will of this date John Gwynne Herbert Owen, then of Goytre Cottage in the County of Monmouth, Attorney at Law gave, devised and bequeathed:
All his personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever situate in manner thereinafter mentioned that was to say:
He gave, devised and bequeathed unto his little boy Johnney, then residing with him at Goytre and who is therein described as the son of Mrs Ann Kingston, certain hereditaments therin described as being in the several Counties of Monmouth and Brecon. To hold to him and his heirs forever.
The said testator also gave and bequeathed to the several parties therein certain pecuniary legacies. The said testator by his said will requested, devised and willed:
The Cottage at Goytre – should be kept in possession as a house for the children until little David attains the age of twenty one years. Mrs Anne Kingston to be allowed to remain with them and take charge of them so long as she chooses to act properly and kindly towards them.
And as to all the rest and residue and remainder of his (the said testator) real and personal estate:
Unto amongst and between little Johnny, David Robert, Sarah Anne Kingston and Clara Thackwell the first two being the children of Mrs Kingston, then residing with him (the said) testator and the latter the daughter of the late James Seabright Thackwell and Hannah his wife, their heirs and assigns for ever as tenants in common and not as joint tenants and to and for no other use intent or purpose whatsoever excepting that he gave to his old clerk Mr Harrison the sum of £50 in consideration of his long service with him and requested that he might be employed in getting in all debts due to him and that he might be allowed seven and a half percent on all debts gotton in by him over and above payment for his services during the time he was occupied.
The said testator also desired that Ann Kingston should be allowed to receive the interest of his (testators) property for the purpose of maintaining the children so long as she should live with them.
And with regard to the appointment of executors under that his will the children therin before named who should name who they please and the person appointed by them should have full power to carry out the trusts of his said Will. And they should also have the power to rescind such appointment after being made of such trustees and executor should not carry out the trusts of that his Will as aforesaid to their satisfaction and to appoint them on trust for his testators right heirs forever.
Testator also requested that the money arising from the policies on his life might be invested on real securities in the names of all the children last named and that the interest be appreciated to their maintenance. And that if Mrs Kingston should leave the children the testator gave unto her £10 a year free from the control of her husband.
Executed by the testator in the presence of two witnesses.
The said John Herbert Gwynn Owen died on the 14th April 1863, unmarried and intestate as to trust estates and William Herbert Owen (his eldest surviving brother) of Narberth in the County of Pembroke is his heir at law.
July 16th: Administrations with the before abstracted will annexed of the personal estate and effects of the said testator John Gwynn Herbert Owen described formerly of Goytre Cottage in the County of Monmouth but late of the town of Cardiff in the County of Glamorgan who died on the 14th April 1863 at Pontypool in the said County of Monmouth was granted to Andrew Hair the curator or guardian duly elected by Sarah Ann Kingston Owen, spinster in the will described as Sarah Ann Kingston, John Gwynn Herbert Owen in the said will, described as little Johnney, and David Gwynn Owen in the said will described as David Robert respectively minors, the children of Mrs Ann Kingston three of the residuary legatees named in the said will for their use and benefit and until one of them should attain the age of twenty one years he having been first sworn.
Clara Marchmand (wife of Arnold Marchmand, formerly Thackwell) spinster daughter of the late James Seabright Thackwell and Hannah his wife, the other legatee named in the will having disclaimed and renounced all her right and title to appoint an executor of said will and also renounced the letter of administration (with said will annexed) of the personal estate and effects of said deceased. The said minors being incapable of exercising the power of appointing executors reserved to them by said will the said Ann Kingston having first consented and her Majesty’s Proctor having declined to interfere on the part of the.
And the said testator thereby empowered his said trustees by sale or mortgage or other disposition of any portion of the same estates to raise so much money and or invest the same at interest in Government or real securities and apply the proceeds thereof towards the maintenance, education and advancement in the world not his said children during their respective minorities as to his said trustees should seem fit and most expedient.
And the said testator directed his said trustees in case of his said two sons or either of them their or either heirs, executors, administrators or assigns becoming entitled to his said estates by virtue of the trusts aforesaid to retain out of the same estates the sum of seven shillings weekly and pay the same to his said wife so long as she should continue his widow in case she should wish to live apart from his said sons or either of them but of only one should act testator gave said £5 to said one.
And the said testator appointed the said Thomas Leadbeater and Thomas Rogers executors of his said Will.
Executed by the said testator and attested by two witnesses:
The testator died 7th October 1859
Sworn under £200
The before abstracted will was proved in the Principal Registry of the Court of Probate 10th March 1860 by Thomas Rogers alone power being reserved to said Thomas Leadbeater.
Dec 9th By Will of this date John Gwynne Herbert Owen then of Goytre Cottage in the County of Monmouth Attorney at Law Gave devised and bequeathed all his personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever situate in manner thereinafter mentioned, that was to say:
He gave, devised and bequeathed unto his little boy Johnney then residing with him at Goytre and who is therein described as the son of Mrs Ann Kingston certain hereditaments therin described in the several counties of Monmouth and Brecon respectively.
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