NLW Ref: LL/1716/46
In the name of God Amen the seaventeenth day of May in the yeare of our Lord God 1704 I William Morgan of Goytrey pish in the County of Monmoth batchelor being sicke of body but of good and pfect mind and memory praised be to the Allmighty God for the same doe make and ordayne this my last will and testamt in manner and forme following. Vizt. First I comend my Soule into the hands of the Allmighty God my maker and redeemer not doubting but by the blood & passion of my only Lord and saviour Jesus Christ to have full pardon and absolucon of my sins &c. And as for my body I committ it to the earth whereof it was made and to be buried in a Christian buryall by the discretion of executrix hereafter named.
Item whereas I have purchased of the Right Honorable George Lord of Bergavenny one cott and two acres of inclosed land being pte of the wast ground of Pelleny in the said County of Monmoth which said cott and two acres I hold by lease beareing date the nine and twentieth day of September 1701.
I doe hereby give bequeath and devise unto my welbeloved frind Jane William the daughter of Valentine William of Goytrey aforesaid the said cott and two acres of land & ev’y pte and pcell thereof with their app’tenances to have and to hold the said cott & two acres of land & ev’y pte and pcell thereof unto the said Jane William her executors, adm’rs and assigns for the residue of the tearme in the said lease unexpired.
Item I give and bequeath unto the said Jane William all & singular my goods cattells chattells & psonal estate whatsoe’r. And alsoe I doe hereby nominate and appoynte the said Jane William my sole executrix of this my last will & testament revokeing all former wills by me made.
In wittnesse whereof I have hereunto put to my hand and seale the day and yeare first above written. Sign’d Will’ Morgan
Read sealed & published in the psence of us. The marke of William Jenkin; Will Jenkins
(Latin) 14 Sep 1716. Proved by the above Jane William the friend of the testator. Before me Francis Davies, Surrogate
(Latin) Proved at Llandaff 14 Sept 1716 before the Revd Francis Davies, Clk, Surrogate by Jane William the executrix &c
The true and pfect inventtory of all & singular the goods and chattles of William Morgan of the parish of Goytrey in the County of Monmouth and Diocese of Landaff labourer apprised by us whose names are hereunto subscribed
£ s d
Imprimis one chaff bead 00 05 00
Item one chest & a kittle 00 01 00
Item one table & a old coffer 00 01 00
Item two old chayers 00 01 00
Item all other old stuf about the house 00 01 00
Tot 00 09 00
One lease valued att 01 05 00
01 13 00
Apprisors: The mark of Gwillim Jenkin; the mark of Wm John; the mark of John William
The within mentioned William Morgan being prest for a soldier this 10 years past and it is unknown whether he is living or dead
NOTE: There is no date on this document but the Will was proved 14 Sept 1716. DW