NLW Ref: LL/1672/34
John Harry Watkine
In the name of God Amen. The eighth and twentith daie of February in the fower and twentith yeare of the raigne of our most gracious Sovraigne Lord Charles the second by the grace of God of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, Kinge, defender of the faieth &c and in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundred seaventie and one.
I John Harry Watkine of the pish of Goytrey in the Countie of Monmouth and diocs of Landaph yeoman callinge to rememberance the uncertentie of mans life not knowinge when those our mortal bodies shalbe disolved and …dinge by God grace to the intent that my mind maie be unburdened wth the care thereof when soever it shall please God to cale for me or ells to visite me wth more extreamitie of sickness beinge now sicke in bodie but of pfect memorie laud and praise be given to Almightie God doe make and ordaine this my last will and Testament in maner and forme folowinge: (that is to saie)
First and principally I comend my Soule to Almightie God my creator and redeemer by whose most precious death and passion I hope to have forgivnes of all my sinns and my bodie to be buried in Christian buriall.
Item I doe give and bequeath towards the Cathedrall Church of Landaph fower pence.
Item I doe give and devise to my brother Walter Harry Watkine the messuage or mansion house wherein I doe now inhabit, two barns, one stable and all other buildings belonginge to the said messuage one garden, one orchard and all the lands thereunto belonginge in as lardge and ample maner as I had and purchased the same of my brother Valentine Harry, both meadow and arable lands lyinge and being in the pish of Goytrey and Countie of Monmouth aforesaid as by meares and markes it is manifesty used and knowne to have and to hould the said messuage or tenement, barns, stable, garden, orchardge lands and p’misses wth appurtenances unto the said Walter Harry Watkine his heirs and assigns forever the only sole and p’pper use and behooff of the said Walter Harry Watkine his heirs and assigns forever.
Item I doe give and bequeath to my mother the use of all my household stuffe dureinge her naturall life exceptinge the use of one bed wch I doe give to my brother Valentine during such tyme as he shall remaine sole and unmarried.
Item I doe give and bequeath unto Margaret the daughter of John Andrew fortie shillings to be payed unto her wthin five yeares next after my decease.
Item I doe give and bequeath to William and John the sonns of John Andrew fortie shillings to be payed unto them and to be equally divided betweene them wthin five yeares next after my decease. And if it happen that either of them shall decease before ye shall attaine the age of one and twentie yeares then my mind is that his or her legazie shall be divided betweene them that shall survive and attaine to that age provided that theire father shall secure my executors hereafter named that the said children shall seale a sufficient dischardge unto him confirming the said legazies when they shall accomplish the age of one and twentie yeares.
Item I doe give and bequeath amongst the five children of my brother Thomas Watkine that are now livinge five pownds of current English money to be payed unto them and to be equally divided betweene them wthin six yeares next after my decease. And if any of them happen to die before they accomplish the age of one and twentie yeares then my mynd is the said legazie shallbe divided amongst them that shall survive and come to that age provided allwaies that their father shall secure my executors (page creased) that the said children shall seale a sufficient dischardge concerninge the said legazie when they shall accomplish the age of one and twentie yeares.
Item I doe give and bequeath to my brother Valentine one coffer and one cowboord wch remaineth in the end of my house.
Item I doe appoint and ordaine that my brother Walter shall keepe and maintaine my mother during her life in health and in sickness wth sufficient meat, drinke, clothes and all other necessaries. And if it happen that my brother shall decease before her then my mind is that he shall secure fortie shillings a yeare to be payed unto her duringe her life towards her maintenaunce.
Item I doe appoynt that my brother Valentine shall have the use of a chamber in my house wth free ingress and regress there for his bedinge soe longe as he shall remaine sole and unmarried.
Item I doe give and bequeath all my goods, cattle, household stuff, corne and moveables whatsoever unbequeathed alreadie to my brother Walter Harry whom I doe nominate, ordain and appoynt sole executor of this my last will and testament and doe revoke all other willes by me made.
In witness hereof I have heether unto put my hand and seale the daie, month and yeare first before written.
Sign’ John Harry (W) Watkine
Sealed, delivered and acknowledged by the testator as his last will and testament in the p’sence of:
Robert Jenkin of Goytrey
Thomas Rosser of the same
Marie David Rosser
John Richard of Llanover
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