In ye name of God Amen ye 6th day of March 1738. I Mary Andrew of ye pish of Goytre being sick in body but of p’fect mind & memory praised be given to God therefore, do make & ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following:
Ffirst of all I commend my soul into ye hands of God yt gave it hopeing to have free pardon of all my sins and my body I comitt to ye earth to be buried in a decent manner att ye discretion of me executor hereafter named as foll:
Imps: I give & bequeath unto my daughter Martha Lewis, ye wife of Timothy Lewis ye sum of ffive pounds to be paid as soon as they can be paid by Mrs Jones of Horimuis? Within ye space of one month next after my decease and also one 3 yearling heffer, one chaff, 4 pewter platters & pewter dish, one pewter candle stick, one brass skillett, 2 blankets & 2 sheets, one bushell of wheat and one cheese.
Imps: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Morgan ye sum of ffive pounds to be paid as afores’d. One cow and chest cupboard, 4 pewter platters a pewter dish, one brass candle stick, one iron marment and one baking tin, one feather bed wherein I now lye with it’s appurtenances and one chest and one black chair & one stone jug and 3 quarter barrott
Itm: I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas Andrew ye sum of ffive pounds to be paid as afores’d one 2 yearling heiffer, 2 blanketts one bushells of wheat and one chest, one brass pot.
Itm: I give and bequeath unto Joshua Andrew ye sum of ffive pounds to be paid afores’d and ye little horse.
Itm: I give and bequeath unto Anne Andrew ye sum of ffifty shillings together with ffifty shillings she owes me wch making up ffive pounds to her likewise. One great caldron, one milking pail, one great tub, one stool, one great coffer, one dustbed, one sheet, one blankett, one cow called Rawm goch, one rug, 4 pewter platters, 2 pewter dishes, one brass candlestick, one milking ironpot, bushell of wheat, one cheese, one cheese vate, one peck of oatmeal and one pig, one quarter barrott.
Itm: I give and bequeath all ye rest of my household goods, cattle and chattles whatsoever unto me belonging unto my son Benjamin Andrews whom I do hereby nominate & appoint to be my sole executor of this my last will and testament revoking, disannulling all former wills by me made or by any other writing whatsoever.
In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seal ye day month and year ffirst above written.
Signed, sealed & declared
by ye testator Mary Andrew
to be her last will and Testament
in ye p’sence of us:
Walter Griffith The mark X of
Wm Morgan Mary Andrew
May the 8th 1739: Benjamin Andrew the son and executor named in this will was sworn well and faithfully to execute the same to the truth & ye inventory by him ext’ed & to render an account before me
An Inventory of all and singular the Goods, Cattles and Chattles of Mary Andrew late of the parish of Goytre in the County of Monmouth and diocese of Landaffe, widow, deceased, made, valued and appraised, the seventeenth day of March in the year of our Lord Christ 1738 by Dabvid Morgan and William Morgan appraisors as follows, that is to say:
First her wearing apparell valued at 02 05 00
Also one feather bed and appurtenances at 01 10 00
Also two dust beds and appurtenances at 02 00 00
Also all other household stuff as pewter,
brass, iron and wooden vessells at 02 10 00
Also six bushells of corn at 01 01 00
Also corn in grass at 00 10 00
Also provision of victuals at 03 00 00
Also money by bond the summ of 20 00 00
Also one little horse at 02 00 00
Also six small cows and two calves at 12 10 00
Also four young heifers at 04 00 00
Also two small piggs at 00 10 00
Also implements of husbandry at 00 05 00
Also desperate debts the summ of 00 05 06
Lastly all other utensills not before
mentioned at 00 01 04
Exhibited at Abergavenny upon the eight day of May 1739 by Benjamin Andrew the son and executor for a one and perfect inventory, but under protestation of adding if any more of the deceased’s after shall hereafter come to his – hand, possession, or knowledge.
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