Richard Jones 1849

NLW Ref: LL/1849/82

Richard Jones -Goytrey

In the Name of God Amen. I Richard Jones of the parish of Goytrey in the County of Monmouth farmer being of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding – do this twenty eighth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand and eight hundred and forty two, make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say:

I give devise and bequeath unto my son William Jones now living at Pontymoile in the parish of Panteague in the county of Monmouth wood ward, and David Thomas of the parish of Lanvihangel Pontymoile in the county of Monmouth aforesaid, tiler- their heirs executors and administrators and assigns upon trust that they, the said William Jones and David Thomas their heirs executors administrators or assigns do and shall as soon as conveniently may be, after my decease sell and dispose by public auction or by private contract as they think proper – all my live and dead stock in and out. Also all my household furniture, goods, chattles, monies and securities for money and effects of what nature or kind soever or to which I may happen to die seized possessed or in any wise entitles unto the hands of my Trustees aforesaid.

I give and bequeath unto my dear wife Mary Jones of the parish of Goytrey in the county of Monmouth aforesaid the sum of five shillings per week, if the interest of the money arising from the sale will be enough to do so for her own use and benefit during her natural life – after discharging all my just debt and funeral expenses.

The remainder [if any] received from the sale to be placed out on interest upon good security. And after her decease I give and bequeath the same with the remainder and residue [if any] unto all my children to be divided in equal shares namely William Jones Pontymoile aforesaid and Thomas Jones of the parish of Trevethin in the county of Monmouth , Walter Jones of Goytrey aforesaid and Ann Jones now Jenkins, Mary Jones now Mary Jenkins and Sarah Jones , all to be divided between them in equal shares and portions.

Also I give and bequeath unto my son William Jones of Pontymoile aforesaid my freehold messuage or dwelling house and garden with all the appurtenances thereto belonging situate lying and being on the mountain in the parish of Lanhilleth in the county of Monmouth, now in the occupation of Widow Morgan for ever.

My will further is that if my wife Mary Jones aforesaid wishes to keep any of the household furniture for her own use [she may] with the consent of the Trustees – and after her decease I give and bequeath the same goods unto Sarah Jones my daughter.

I nominate, constitute and appoint the said William Jones and David Thomas sole executors of this my last will.

Lastly I hereby revoke all and every former will and wills by me at any time heretofore made and do declare this only to be my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal the day and year first above written


Signed, sealed published and declared by the said testator Richard Jones as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us, who at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.

Richard Jones

William Williams Phillip

John Mathews

William William Phillips Pontymoile Cottager



An Inventory and appraisement of the household furniture, linen and wearing apparel of the late deceased Mr Richard Jones farmer, of the parish of Goytre in the county of Monmouth, taken the 12th day of March 1849


In Kitching £ s d

1 clock 15 0

1 corner cubboard deal 2 6

1 oak do 2 6

1 clothes press 8 0

1 oak table 2 0

1 table do 1 6

1 small round table 1 0

1 old square table 1 0

8 old chairs 6 0

1 chest of drawers 5 0

1 deal box 4 0

1 fletch of bacon 2 0 0

2 tea trays 1 3

2 benches 1 6

1 lot of earthenware 5 0

6 tea spoons 0 3

3 glasses 0 8

2 small baskets 0 6

6 knives and forks and box 1 0

1 fender and fire irons 2 6

1 old bellest and 6 old candlesticks 0 9

1 tea kettle, 2 pots & 1 saucepan 4 6

1 frying pan and limber 2 0

£5 8 5


Back Bedroom

2 bedsteads 4 0

1 feather bed and pillow 14 0

4 blankets 2 0

2 rugs 1 0

£1 1 0


Front Bedroom

1 bedstead 2 0

1 feather bed and bolster and 2 pillows 1     10 0

2 old blankets and rug 1 6

1 bed hanging 1 6

5 blankets 9 0

3 linen sheets 3 0

1 quilt 1 6

Wearing apparel 2 10 0

1 oak chest 2 6

1 small box 2 0

3 old chairs 2 6

1 square table 1 0

1 small fender and fire irons 6

1 lot of old books 1 6

2 dishes and 6 plates 1 6

£5 10 0


In Stable

1 small cask, I pail 4 6

1 small vate and tub 2 0

£0 6 6 12 5 11


1 House on Mountain £10 0 0

We the undersigned having carefully surveyed the whole of the aforesaid articles mentioned in this inventory do adjudge and value the same in the sum of twelve pounds five shillings and eleven pence.

As witness our hands this 12th day of March 1849.


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