NLW Ref: LL/1757/42
Roger Reynold – Goytre
In the name of God Amen. I Roger Reynold of the parish of Goytre, county of Monmouth and diocese of Landaff being sick in body but of sound and perfect memory and understanding do make and ordain this my last will and testament as follows:
First I bequeath my soul into the hands of God and my body to ye ground to be buried in a Christian burial at ye discretion of my executors hereinafter named and as for what wordly goods God was pleased to bestow upon me I give and bequeath in manner and form following:
First I bequeath unto my granddaughter Margarett Williams one field commonly called by ye name on Ton Glas, situate in the parish of Goytre afores’d containing by estimation two covers cont., more or less during the time of the lease, do herby now possess the same, she paying her share of the rent and likewise a share of the heriot as mentioned in ye afores’d lease. If the afores’d Margarett Williams should die without issue then I give and bequeath the afores’d field unto my daughter Mary Reynold during ye term of the afores’d lease, she paying of rent and heriot as it becomes due.
Also I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Reynold the house called Ty Glanynant with all its appurtenances and all that is mentioned in the lease belonging to it. Except Cae Ton Glas during the term of the lease whereby I now possess of same, she paying her share of rent and heriot mentioned in the afores’d lease. If the afore mentioned Mary Reynold sh’d happen to die without issue then I give the afores’d house and appurtenances to my daughters Martha Reynold and Elizabeth Reynold during the term of the afores’d lease, they or she paying rent and heriot as mentioned in the s’d lease.
Also I give and bequeath unto my son David Reynold the sum of two shillings of current Brittish money to be paid him by my executors at ye end of twelve months after my decease if demanded.
And lastly I give and bequeath unto my daughter Martha Reynold and Elizabeth Reynold whom I also nominate and appoint joint executors of this my last will and testament all that leasehold with all its appurtenances called by ye name Pen Cross Hopped situate in ye parish of Goytre afores’d to be jointly and freely possessed by them during ye term of the lease whereby I now possess and enjoy ye same.
And also I give and bequeath all my personal estate with all my household stuff to my daughter Martha Reynold and Elizabeth Reynold equally to be divided between them share and share alike, them their heirs and assigns forever and if either of my daughters Martha or Elizabeth sh’d happen to die without issue then I give and bequeath the lease and all it appurtenances unto ye longest lives of them both forever.
And I revoke and disanull all former wills and testaments by me made ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament.
In witness hereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fourth day of January 1757.
The mark of Roger Reynold
Signed, sealed, published by the afores’d testator in the presence of us whose names are hereunder written.
Edward Hughes : John Powell
11th October 1757
Martha and Elizabeth Reynold the daughters and executrix’s in this will named were sworn well and faithfully.
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