In the name of God Amen the eighth day of October Anno Regni Regis Willi Tertii nunc Anglia &c duodecimo Annoq domi 1700 I Mathew William alias Mathew William Mathew of the pish of Goytrey in the County of Monmouth yeoman, being some what (as to my health) indisposed in body but of sound and pfect disposeing condicon (thanks be to God) doe make and ordeine this my last will and Testamt in manner following, principally I commend my soule into the hands of God almighty hopeing through the mirritts of his sonne Jesus Christ to receive remission of my sinns, and that my soule shall enjoy endlesse blisse in the Kingdome of Glory. And as to such terrestiall blessing which God beyond my deserts hath bestowed upon me, I dispose of the same ine sort as under specified expressed and declared.
Item I give devise and bequeath unto Mary my wife all my messuadges lands and tenem’ts wheresoever lyeing in the sev’all pishes of Goytrey and Mamhilad in the said County of Monmoth to hold the same to her and her assignes dureing her naturall life and after her decease, I give and devise the same p’misses unto my sonne William to hold the same to my sayd [page damaged. 2 lines unreadable. ] the moyety of the sayd p’misses to my sayd sonne William his heires and assignes forever. To hold the same moyety unto my said sonne William his heires and assignes forever. Item I give and bequeath to and between my younger children, namely, Phillip, David, John, Thomas and Catherine the sume of five pownds a peece to be payd to each of them by my sayd sonne William his heires or assignes in one yeare after the decease of Mary my sayd wife. And I doe hereby charge all and singular the sayd p’misses to and with the paymt of the sayd sev’all sumes of five pownds. And lastly I doe nominate? And apoint my said wife and my said sonne William to bee joint executors of this my last will and Testamt. In wittnesse whereof I have heerunto sett my hand and seale the day & yeare aboves’d.
Signed Pd? Mathes?
Memoranda that these words (vizt) in the sd County of Monmoth interlined in this will were soe interlined before the signeing & publishing. And afterwards this will was signed sealed published & declared in the heareing & presence of Edward Lewis; Alice the wife of Edward Harry of Rydymirch? (by mark.); Oliver Morgan; John ibm …? Morgan of Goytrey (by mark.)
A true and perfect inventory insested? of all and singular goods catles and chattells debts creditts and psonall estates of Mathew William Mathew late of the pish of Goytre in the County of Monmoth and Diocess off Landaffe lately deceased made and appraised and viewed this 13th day off March in the yeare of our Lord God 1700 by us whose names are hereunto subscribed apprazers as followeth
£ s d
Imp: His weareing apparell 00 10 00
Itm: One brass pott two small panns two small iron potts two pewter dishes
and one candlestick 00 12 00
Itm: One cuboard two small chestes three churns and wooden dishes 00 05 00
Itm: One table 00 02 00
Itm: three chaffe beds three bedsteeds ten old sheets and old bed cloathes 00 15 00
Itm: Three cowes and one calve 03 00 00
Itm: One mare 01 10 00
Itm: Two young bullocks 00 10 00
Itm: Impleymt of husbandry 00 10 00
Itm: Four sheep two lambs 00 05 00
Itm: Three bushells of wheat 00 09 00
Itm: Three bushells of barley 00 06 00
Itm: One fleetch of bacon 00 02 06
Sum tot 08 16 06
The appraizers names ye day & year above specifyd
The mark of John Williams; Oliver Morgan; Tho: Humphreys, Cler
(Latin). Exhibited at Landaff 14 March 1700 by Mary the relict & William the son, the executors &c
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