NLW Ref: LL/1716/44
In the name of God Amen I Morgan Wm Charles of ye pish of Goytre in ye County of Monmouth & Diocese of Landaff, labourer being weak of body but of sound and perfect mind and memory, praise be therefore given to Almighty God. Do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following [that is to say]:
First and principally I comend my soul into ye hands of Almighty God hopeing through meritts death and passion of my saviour Jesus Xt to have full and free pardon and forgiveness of all my sins and to inheritt everlasting life and my body I comitt to ye earth to be decently buried att ye discretion of my executor hereinafter named.
And as for and disposition of all such temporally estate as it hath pleased Almighty God to bestow upon me, I give and dispose thereof as follows:
Imps: My will is yt my debts and funerall charges be paid wth all convenient and speed after my decease
Item: I give bequeath to Henry Watkin, smith of Rhyd y myrch ye sume of five shillings
I give and bequeath to Wm Evan of this pish ye sume of five shillings
I give and bequeath to Walter Evan of this pish ye sume of five shillings
I give and bequeath to Jane, ye widdow of Jon Richard of this pish ye sume of five shillings
Wch said sume above of twenty shillings I order my executor hereafter named to pay and distribute equally between ye sd psons above mentioned in a months time next after my decease in ye presence of Tho: Lewis rector of ye sd pish.
Item: I give and bequeath to my kinswoman Jane Charles ye sume of twenty shill. To be paid her in a years time next after my decease by my executor after named.
Item: I give and bequeath to my beloved niece Mary ye daughter of my brother Thomas Charles deceased, ye sume of twenty shill: to be paid her in a years time next after my decease by my executor after named.
As for other my all and personal estate goods and chattels I give, devise and bequeath ye whole to my beloved brother Henry Charles whom I do nominate and appoint sole executor of this my last will and testament revoking all former wills by me made .
In witness hereof I Morgan Wm Charles to this my last Will and Testament have hereunto putt my hand and seal this nineteenth day of December in ye year of our Lord God 1715
Morgan Wm Charles X
Signed, sealed published and declared
In ye presence of:
Tho Lewis Clk
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