John Rosser 1854

John Rosser –  Goytrey

This is the last will and testament of me, John Rosser of the parish of Goytre, in the county of Monmouth, miller, made this tenth day of August 1854.

I give, devise and bequeath unto my wife Ann Rosser all my real and personal estate of every description, to the intent that she may hold and enjoy the same respectively for and during the term of her natural life.

And I do hereby declare that my said wife shall keep the messuages in good and tenable repair and keep down the interest of all monies charged thereof, by way of mortgage and from immediately after the decease of my said wife, I give and dispose of my said real and personal estate in the manner following: That is to say;

I give and devise unto my daughter Elizabeth James, widow, my freehold house and premises at Trosnant near Pontypool in the county of Monmouth, now in the occupation of Thomas Gold. To hold the same unto and to the use of the said Elizabeth James, her heirs and assigns forever.

I give and devise unto my daughter Ann Phillips the dwellinghouse lately erected by the side of the road (Ty Ivor) between Abergavenny and Pontypool in the said parish of Goytre, with the strip of garden ground therewith being formerly part of a piece of land called Cae Coed, to hold the same unto and to the use of the said Ann Phillips her heirs and assigns forever, subject nevertheless to the payment of the sum of eighty pounds in part of a certain mortgage debt of eight hundred and eighty pounds now due and owing to Mr Woodhouse and from which sum of eighty pounds I exempt my personal estate and the remainder of my real estate.

I give and devise all the residue of my real estate (except a strip of land part of Cae Coed) which I am about to convey to my son in law John Phillips, unto the said John Phillips his executors and assigns for the term of five hundred years upon trust that he, the said John Phillips, his executors, administrators or assigns so shall and within twelve months after the decease of my said wife, by mortgage of the premises comprised in the said term of a competent part thereof for all or any part of the said term shall raise the full and clear sum of one hundred pounds and pay the same into the hands of my daughter Mary, now the wife of Edwin Cooper for her own absolute use and benefit, independent of her said husband. And I declare that the receipt of my said daughter alone notwithstanding her covertures shall be sufficient discharge of the same.

And I do hereby declare that when and as soon as the trusts herin before declared of the said term shall have been fully performed or satisfied or in case the sum to be raised by the means thereof shall be paid by the person or persons who shall be entitled to the hereditaments and premises therein comprised in remainder, expectant on the said term and costs, charges and expenses of the said John Phillips, his executors, administrators or assigns in or about the execution and performance of the trusts thereof shall have been fully paid and satisfied. Then and from thenceforth the said term of five hundred years or so much thereof shall remain undisposed of for the purpose aforesaid shall cease, determine or be utterly void to all intents and purposes whatsoever but without prejudice, nevertheless, to any mortgage or other disposition which shall or may have been previously made therof or any part therof, or of the premises therein composed for the same purpose and subject to the aforesaid trusts.

And I appoint my said wife and my two sons John and Aaron executrix and executors of this my will.

In witness thereof I have to this my last will and testament written on two sheets of paper, sett my hand and seal in maner and form following:

That is to say: My hand to the first sheet and my hand seal to the second and last sheet, therof the day and year first above written.

The mark and seal of John Rosser

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us present at the time, who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witness hereto.

Wm. Secretan

Jas. Woodhouse att at law Abergavenny

Hy. C. Griffin clk to M/s Gabb and Secretan

Woodhouse Solicitors Abergavenny


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