NLW Ref: LL/1688/48
In the name of God Amen I John William Thomas of the pish of Goytrey in the County of Monmoth being sick in body but of pfect mind & memory (praise be to God) doe by these p’sents make ordayne and declare this my last will and Testamt in maner and form following that is to say.
First I bequeath my sin full soule into the hands of my gratious Lord God & maker in a hopefull expectacon of eternall life through all the sufficient meritts of my deare Saviour & redeemer Jesus Christ and that my body be intered according to Christian buriall &c.
Item I give devise and bequeath one parcell of lands comonly called Capen yr hewl and the plott of grownd adioyning to the same, late by me fenced and joyning to Pelleny Comon and a free lyberty to inhabite in my now dwelling house wth use of the gardens thereunto belonging and comonly used and the new house or stable lately by me built, unto my two sisters Margarett and Elizabeth during their naturall lives and the longest liver of them both and after their decease and the decease of the longest liver of them I doe give devise and bequeath all my said tenem’t lands & hereditaments unto my loveing brother William Thomas dureing his naturall life and after his decease I give devise & bequeath all the said tenem’ts and lands unto his sonne William my nephew and to his heires for ever.
Item I give & bequeath one milch black cow and her calf unto my sister Margarett.
Item I give & bequeath one other cow & calf unto my sister Elizabeth.
Item I give & bequeath one mare to my brother law Gwillym Jenkin.
Item I give a red coult three yeares old unto my brother Jenkin.
Item I give and bequeath all my corne growing and in my house unto my two sister Margarett & Elizabeth to be equally devided between them both.
Item I give and bequeath forty shillings to my said brother Jenkin being money due to me and lent unto Thomas Watkin of Munckswood smyth my said brother to take upp & receive the sume imediately after my decease.
I give and bequeath forty shillings to be equally devided between my two nephews Gwillym Jenkin sonns William and Thomas the said forty shillings now in the hands of John Edmond.
Item I give and bequeath tenn shillings unto Mawd Harry late wife of David Morgan.
Item I give & bequeath unto Marsly the wife of David Richard John the sd twenty shillings now in the hands of Jane Charles widow.
Item I give and bequeath forty shillings to my sister Margarett.
Item I give & bequeath forty shillings to my sister Marry.
Item I give & bequeath twenty shillings to my sister Alce and the ox wch I paid three pounds for it I give & bequeath between my brother law Evan Watkin & his two children.
Item I give & bequeath forty shillings to my sister Elizabeth. Item I give & bequeath forty shillings unto my sister Anne.
Item I give & bequeath fowr pounds due from my brother William to be equally devided between the three children of my said brother William Thomas vizt thirty shillings to each of them William, Elias and Mary.
Item I give and bequeath towards my funerall expences all my sheepe young and ould to be disposed of by my executor hereafter named.
Item I give all my bacon now in the house unto my sister Margarett.
Item I give and bequeath six pounds and fourteen shillings that Oliver Morgan oweth me and alsoe their lawfull interest sithence Michellmas last past and like wise five pounds due to me by bond from Phillip William Morgan wth their lawfull use unto my executor to be disposed of and towards the paym’t of my legacies afore menconed.
Item I doe give bequeath and allow hedge buote & fire buote to my two sisters Margarett & Elizabeth to be spent and used on the premisses during their tearme as aforesaid wthout any interupcon whatsoever.
Item I doe hereby nominate & appoynt my loveing sister Elizabeth William my sole executrix of this my last will & Testamt revoking all other former wills by me made.
In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the 7th day of May Ano RR Jacobi scdi nunc Angl &c quarto Anoq dni 1688. Sig John William (X) Thomas
Sealed & delivered in the p’sence of us
William (X) Rich; sig Thomas?
(TJ) Jenkin; sig
Proved 28th June 1688 before …? by Elizabeth William the executrix &c
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