NLW Ref: LL/1763/34
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 and weak in body, but of sound mind, memory and understanding do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following [so to it]:
First of all I give, devise and bequeath all those my freehold and leasehold lands, tenements and hereditaments which I hold in fee simple and by lease granted to me for the lives from the Right Honourable Lord Abergavenny, situate lying and being in the said parish of Goytrey and county aforesaid, with the rents, ffarms and profits of all and singular the said premises and all other my real estate whatsoever unto my two sons, Thomas Jones and William Jones share and share alike, to be equally divided between them to have and to hold the said lands, tenements hereditaments and premises to them and their heirs forever.
Excepting one tenement, garden and orchard wherein Phillip John David did formerly dwell and inhabitt which I now hold by lease from the said Lord Abergavenny, situate in the said parish of Goytrey and county aforesaid, which said tenement, garden and orchard I do hereby give, devise and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Jones for and during the term of her natural life and from and after her decease I do hereby give the said tenement, garden and orchard to my said sons Thomas and William to be equally divided between them as aforesaid to have and to hold to them and their heirs forever.
Also I give and bequeath all my goods, cattle and chattels and all and singular other my personal estate whatsoever unto my son and daughter William and Elizabeth share and share alike between them to hold the same to them and their assigns forever, subject nevertheless to the payment of all my just debts, legacies and funeral expenses.
Also I give and bequeath to my son John one shilling to be paid him by my executors hereinafter named in twelve months after my decease.
I do hereby reserve four pounds to be given to whom I please at my death and I do hereby nominate and appoint my said son Thomas Jones and William Jones to be my joint executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former will or wills by me heretofore made .
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 11th day of June in the year of our Lord 1755.
Signed, sealed published and declared as my
Last will and testament in the presence of these Thomas X Jones
Witness, who in my presence attest the same:
October 11th 1763
Thomas Jones and William Jones the sons and executors in this will and codicil annexed named were sworn well and faithfully to execute the same and to the truth of the inventory and to render an account before me:
This will and codicil annexed were proved at Abergavenny on the eleventh day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty three, before the Reverend Nathaniel Wells Clerk, master of arts the chancellors surrogate, by Thomas Jones and William Jones, the natural and lawfull sons and executors in this will named, who were first on the holy Evangelist personally sworn well and faithfully to execute the same; and to the truth of the inventory by them exhibited and to render a just account of their administrations of the same when thereunto lawfully required.
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