NLW Ref: LL/1641/23
The vith day of June Ano dmi 1640
In the name of God Amen I John James Edward of the pishe of Goytrey wthin ye Countie of Monmoth and Doices of Landaffe being feeble and weake in body, but of good & pfect memorie laud and praise bee rendered unto Allmightie God doe make and ordayne this my last will and testament in maner & forme followeing, first I comend my soule into the hands of Allmightie God my maker and redeemer, and my body to buried in a Christian buriall in the church of Goytrey. Imprimis I give and bequeath towards the Cathedrall Church of Landaffe vid. Itm I give and bequeath towards my forgotten tythes to the pson of Goytrey xiid. Itm I give and bequeath to Maud my wedded wife all my goods cattell and chattells, implements & household stuffe, to her owne p’per use and as a suretie for her of the which moneys my will is that Richard William Phillipp and William his sonne bee equall partners with Maud my wife if they can lawfully bee …onered? by lawe. Itm I doe nominate and appoint Maud my wife a sole executrix of this my last will and testament. Sign Johis James
Sealled & delivered in the p’esence of us David Parry, Clr; Richard William Phillipp
(Latin) Proved at Goytrey the 1st? July Anno dni 1641…? …?
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