In the name of God Amen I Reynold John Phillipp of the pish of Goytrey in the County of Monmouth & Diocess of Landaffe yeoman being in perfect health and of sound perfect and disposeing mind memory and understanding doe make ordayne and constitute this my last Will & Testament in maner and forme following (that is to say) First and principally I commend my soule into the hands of Almighty God my saviour hopeing to find eternall salvation through his meritts my body I committ to the earth to be decently buried. And as to those worldly goods & estate which it hath pleased God in his providence to bestow upon me I give devise & bequeath them as follows.
Imprimis. I give devise and bequeath all that tenemts of lands wth the appurtenances wch I some time since purchased to me my heyres and assignes for ever of and from Thomas David Rosser late of the pish of Daynton in the County of Gloucester yeoman and wch are scituate lying and being in the same pish of Goytrey and County of Monmouth afforesd and by antient meares and bounds there well knowne and distinguished unto my loveing wife Rachell for the terme of her naturall life to her owne advantage for soe long time as she shall continue a widdow after my decease and after her decease or intermarriage after my decease wchsoever shall first happen I give devise and bequeath the said tenemt of lands wth the appurtenances unto my sone David Reynold his heyres and assignes for ever provided always nevertheless and it is my will and the true intent and meaning hereof yt my sone David Reynold shall pay unto my daughter Mary the sume of thirty pounds within the terme of fower yeares next after the decease of Rachell my wife. And if my said sone David Reynold shall refuse or neglect to pay the sd sume of thirty pounds of current money of Great Brittaine unto my daughter Mary wthin the time above mentioned then my will is and it is the true intent & meaneing hereof that my said daughter Mary shall enter in to the said tenemt wth the appurtenances and receive the issues and proffitts thereof to her owne use for the terme of eight yeares next after ye decease of Rachell my wife & noe longer and after the expiration of the sd terme of eight yeares then I give & devise the sd tenemt wth all and singular the appurtenances thereof unto my sone David Reynold his heyres & assignes for ever. Item I give and bequeath unto my sone David Reynold one cheste bedd bedd & its appurtenances one table & frame, one little desk, box & one coffer & two iron potts, one halfe barrell, one stone table for salling? of meale. Item I give and bequeath after the decease of Rachell my wife unto my sone David & Mary my daughter all my stock of cattle & graine share & share like and of this my last will and Testamt I doe hereby nominate constitute and appointe my said daughter Mary Reynold to be the sole executrix and hereby revoking & annulling all former and other wills & Testamts by me at any time heretofore made & executed. I doe ratifie confirme publish and declare this my present writeing to be my last will and Testamt. In witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand & seale this tenth day of January in the sixth yeare of the reigne of our Sov’aigne Lord George the second by the grace of God of Great Brittaine France & Ireland King defender of the faith &c and in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand seaven hundred thirtie and two
Item I give & bequeath my wearing apparell unto my sone David Reynold. The marke of the testator Reynold (X) Jon Phee
Signed sealed published and declared by the testator Reynold Jon Phillipp to be his last Will & Testament before us who as witnesses thereof have hereunto in his presense subscribed our names William Morgan; William Powell; Will Morgan, all of Mamhilad
April 26th 1748. Mary Reynald otherwise Andrew (wife of William Andrew) the daughter and sole executrix in this Will named was sworn well and faithfully to execute the same to the truth of the in’ry &c and to render an account &c before me William Harris, Surrogate
This Will was proved at Abergavenny on the twenty sixth day of April in the year of our Lord 1748 before the Reverend William Harris, Clerk, AM, the Chancellor’s Surrogate by Mary Reynald otherwise Andrew (wife of William Andrew) the daughter and sole executrix who was first upon the holy Evangelists personally sworn well and faithfully to execute the same to the truth of the inventory by her exhibited and to render a just account of her administration &c when thereunto lawfully required
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Goytre. Will of Reynald John Philip deced, proved April 26th 1748.