John Thomas ap Evan – Goytrey
John Thomas ap Evan of the parish of Goytre within the diocese of Landaff and Countie of Monmouth yeoman, being sick in body but of sound and perfect memory praise be given to Almighty God, I do make ? And ordain this my testament.
That is to say, first and principally I comend my Soule to Jesus Christ my savior and redeemer hoping that through death and passion I shall have forgiveness of all my sins and my body to be buried in Xpian buriall.
Item: I give and devise the messuage excepting the Upper House hereafter to be mentioned in this my last will and testament wherein I now dwell together with the barns, gardens and all the lands thereto belonging and therewith the same unto my daughter Gwellian and to the heirs of her body lawfully begotten. And for want of lawfull heirs begotten upon the body of the said Gwellian then my will is:
I give and devise the aforesaid messuage or tenement barns, gardens and all the said lands lying in Goytre aforesaid unto John Thomas Watkin my nephew and to his heirs and assigns forever.
I do give the saidd Upper House before excepted together with barns, gardens and lands unto Johan Phe William my niece for and during her naturall life.
Item: I give to the said Johan the sume of Tenn shillings of current money.
Item: I give unto Barbara Thos Watkin the summ of Tenn shillings
Item: I give to William Watkin my godsonne ten shillings of like money
I do nominate and appoint Gwellian my daughter to be sole executor of this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have put my hand and seal the fourteenth day of August in the year of our Lord God one thousand six hundred and forty nine 1649.
Signed, and delivered the mark of Wm Jenkin
The mark of Jno Rchd Thos
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