Thomas Jones – Goytrey
In the name of God Amen. I Thomas Jones of the parish of Goytrey in the county of Monmouth, yeoman, being sick in body but of perfect mind and memory and understanding, do this eighth day of July in the year of our Lord 1758 make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following [that is to say]:
I give, devise and bequeath unto Ann Jones my beloved wife, all that one parcel of land and one barn called by the name of Cae Hoskin and Skibor Hogskin, situate, being and lying in the parish of Lanover in the said county of Monmouth, in the possession of William Edward and also all the messuage, ffarm & lands with the Appurts situate, lying and being in the parish of Trevethin in the said county also in the possession of the said William Edward to hold the above mentioned ffarm lands and premises with appurtenances unto my said beloved wife Ann Jones for & during the term of her life, provided that she shall continue widow so long after my decease, and in case she shall marry I give, devise & bequeath the same premises then immediately to my children, to be equally divided between them, share and share alike, but subject & chargeable with the mortgage money due to William John Richard & also subject to my debts & also upon condition that my said wife Ann shall take care of my children & maintaining them till they shall come to the age of twenty one years & after my said wife’s decease or day of marriage, then immediately to my said children share & share alike.
I give and bequeath the aforesaid premises without any Incumbrance upon the same done by her [except the mortgage aforesaid] and as to all my goods, cattle, chattels & personal estate of what nature or kindsoever & wheresoever, I give, devise & bequeath the same & every part thereof unto my said beloved wife Ann Jones immediately after my decease and I do hereby nominate & appoint my son Thomas Jones executor & my daughter Elizabeth executrix jointly of my last will & testament & I do hereby revoke all former wills by one made and declared this to be my last.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the day & year within written.
The mark of the testator
Signed, sealed published and declared
By the testator Thomas Jones as & for
His last will & testament [who in his
Presence & at his request] have sett our
Hands and names as witnessess:
June 18th 1762
Anne Jones, widow the mother and testamentary trustees or guardian of Thomas Jones & Elizabeth Jones, minors, the son and daughter and executors named in this will was sworn well and faithfully to administer to the use and during the minority of the said executors & to exhibit an inventory and to render an acc.t and also made oath that the assetts of the said deceased would not amount to five pounds, before me
On the eighteenth day of June in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and sixty two, by the Reverend Mr Nathanial Wells, clerk, Master of Arts, the chancellors surrogate administration.
With this will annexed was granted to Anne Jones widow, testamentary trustees or guardian of Thomas Jones and Elizabeth Jones minors, the children and executors in this will named, she the said Anne Jones being first sworn well and faithfully to administer to exhibit an inventory and to render an account to the use of the said minor executors when thereto lawfully required.
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