Thomas Jenkins – Goytre
In the name of God Amen. The fourteenth day of August One thousand seven hundered and seventy eight. I Thomas Jenkin of the parish of Goytre in the comnty of Monouth. yeoman being sick in body but of good and perfect memory, thank be to Almighty God, and calling to rememberance the uncertain estate of this transitory life and that all flesh must yield to death, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following. First of all I recommend my soul to God who gave it and my body to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executrix hereafter named and as for my temporal estate, goods, cattle and chattles as God was pleased to bestow upon me, I give and dispose in manner following. I give and bequeath unto Thomas Jenkin the son of my brother William Jenkin the house whom where I now dwell the gardens, orchard, outhouses and all the? belonging after the decease of my wife. I also order and bequeath that the said Thomas Jenkin my nephew shall pay forty shillings unto Elizabeth the daughter of my dear brother Jenkin Rosser within twelve months time next after his being in possession of the premises and in case the said Thomas shall neglect or refuse to pay the said forty shillings my will and meaning is that the said premises shall discharge the same. Item I give and bequeath unto Mary my dearly beloved wife whom I also constitute and appoint my sole executrix of this my last will and testament all my goods, cattle, chattles during the time t she lives on my name and if she will alter her condition my will and meaning is that she is to have but ten pownds and at that time the rest of all my effects to be equally divided between my brother Jenkin, William and James or either of reversion; And I do firmly declare this to be my last will and testament revoking and disanulling all others As witnesseth my hand and seal the date above written signed sealed pronounced and declared in the presence of
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