John Price 1793

NLW Ref: LL/1793/61

In the name of God Amen I John Price now or late of the parish of Goytre in the County of Monmouth yeoman being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory, blessed be almighty God for the same, do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and following (that is to say)

First I commend my precious and immortal soul into the hands of God who gave it, and my body to the earth to be buried with a decent Christian burial. As to what worldly goods the divine providence has favoured me with, I dispose of the same as followeth after my just debts and funeral expences are fully paid and satisfied, namely,

I give and bequeath unto my eldest daughter Rachel by my last wife the sum of ten pounds of good and lawful money of England to be paid her within one year after my decease.

I also give and bequeath unto my said daughter Rachel’s daughter Mary (being a base child) the sum of five pounds of like lawful money, to be paid her when she shall have attained the age of twenty one years.

I also give and bequeath unto my daughters Mary and Sarah by my said last wife the sum of fifteen pounds of like lawful money a piece, her legacy to be paid unto my said daughter Mary within three years after my decease, and unto my said daughter Sarah within six years after my decease.

I also give devise & bequeath unto my son-in-law David Jones, mason and my daughter Anne wife of the said David Jones and the longer liver of them all my freehold estate consisting in land of messuage tenement and lands with their appurtenances, commonly called and known by the name of “Tir David William Prosser”, situate in the hamlet of Glyn Vach in the parish of Llanigon and County of Brecon to hold to them my said son-in-law David Jones and my said daughter Anne for and during and unto the full end term of their natural lives and the life of the survivor or longest liver of them subject nevertheless to the payment of and afore mentioned legacies and on condition of their and the longest liver of them keeping the said premisses in good and sufficient tenantable repair and committing no waste nor cause nor suffer to be committed any waste or destruction thereupon.

And from and immediately after the decease of my said son-in-law and daughter David and Anne Jones and the decease of the survivor and longest liver of them I give devise and bequeath the same with all and every their appurtenances in as full and ample a manner as I now possess and enjoy the same unto my grand son John (being the son of my said son-in-law David Jones by my said daughter Anne) to hold to him my said grand son John Jones his heirs and assigns for ever.

And lastly as to all the rest residue and remainder of my personal estate goods and chattels of what kind or nature soever I give and bequeath the same unto my said son-in-law & daughter David and Anne Jones and the longest liver of them.

And I hereby appoint my said son-in-law David Jones to be sole executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former Wills by me made.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this tenth day of August 1700 and ninety three.

The mark of John (X) Price

Signed sealed published and declared by the above named John Price to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the testator.

John Davies, Clk;

Daniel Edwards, yeoman;

Thomas Prosser, yeoman

Let this Will be registered the same having been first duly proved by David Jones son in law of the deced sole executor therein named. Before me Richd Davies, S

Effects under £20

3rd Sept 1793

On the cover of the document:-

Monmouthshire. Goytre. 3rd Sept 1793

The Will of John Price proved by David Jones (son in law of the deced) sole exor therein named. Effects sworn under £20 . 0 . 0   Inv’y to be exhib’d


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