NLW Ref: LL/1679/54
In the name of God Amen the twentith day of December in the yeare of our Lord God according to the computation of the Church of England one thowsand six hundred seaventy & seavan I Thomas Robert of the pish of Goyterye in the Countye of Monmoth & within the Diocesse of Landaffe yeoman being sicke in bodye but of good & pfecte memorye praysed be God for the same doe hereby make & ordeyne this my last will & testament in manor & forme following (that is to say)
First & principallye I comend my sowle into the hands of God my maker to Jesus Christ my redeemer & to the Hollye Ghost my sanctefyer by whose meritts precious death & passion I hope to be saved & to enioy that everlasting Kingdome p’parded for the faythfull & my boddye into the earth from whence it came there to remayne untill that greate day of the resurrection of the just to be layde in Christian buriall in decent manner in the pish church yearde of Goyterye over against the chappell windowe.
Item I give & bequeath towards the repation of the Cathedrall Church of Landaph twelve pence.
Item I give & bequeath to my brother William Robert the some of twelve pownds lawefull English money to be payed by my to sisters Gwenllyan Robert & Jane Robert theyer executors adm’str’s or assignes or by either of them at the full end & tearme of one whole yeare next after my decease being pte & pcell of fiftye pownds wch was ordered by one deede of feofement conveyed by Robert Jenkins late deceased & the above named Thomas Robert to the use & behoofe of Gwenllyan Robert & Jane Robert & theyer heyers in wch deede the sayed Robert Jenkins did appoynt the sayed some of fiftye pownds to be payed to such psons as the sayed Thomas Robert shoulde bequeath then by his last Will & Testament top be payed by the sayed Gwenllyan Robert & Jane Robert.
Item I give & bequeath to my two neeces Blaynch Griffith & Elizabeth Griffith the daughters of William Griffith the some of fower pownds to be payed unto them by equall portions at the full end & tearme of one yeare & a halfe next after my decease.
Item I give & bequeath to my three neaphews William Griffith, Rumsey Griffith & John Griffith the sonns of William Griffith the some of fower pownds to be payed unto them by equall portions, that is to say, on pownd six shillings & eight pence a peece to be payed at the tearme aforesayed. Item I give & bequeath to my neece Shusan the daughter of David Phillipp the some of twenty shillings to be payed when shee shall accomplish the full adge of one & twenty yeares. Item I give and bequeath to my neaphew George the sonn of David Phillipp the some of twenty shillings to payed as above sayed. Item I give & bequeath to my neaphew & God sonn Thomas the sonn of William Robert the some of Tenn pownds to be payed unto him when he shall accomplish his full adge of one & twenty yeares. Item I give & bequeath to my two neeces being both called Elizabeth the daughters of William Robert the some of twentye shillings a peece to be payed as above sayed. Item I give & bequeath to my neaphew Mathew the sonn of William Robert the some of twentye shillings to be payed as above sayed. Item I give & bequeath to my coozen Cicill Mathew Tenn shillings within on month next after my decease. Item I give & bequeath to my two sisters Gwenllyan & Jane the some of six pownds by equall portions being pte of the fiftye pownds above recited. Item I doe nominate & appoynt the sayed Gwenllyan & Jane to satisfye & pay unto Andrew Parry & Alce his wife the some of fower pownds with such interest that shalbe in arreare & unpayed the first day of May next. Item I doe allowe the sayed Gwenllyan Robert & Jane Robert the some of fower pownds being pte of the sayed fiftye pownds in liewe of £4 wch I owe unto them both by theyer joynt bond. Item I doe appoynt the some of three pownds out of the sayed fiftye pownds to be payed towards my funerall expences. Item I doe give & bequeath to my brother in lawe William Griffith the quantetye of nyne bushels of barley & six yeareling lambs & two sheepe & doe hereby nominate & appoynt the sayed William Griffith to be my whole & sole executor of this my last will & testament to see my depts & legacyes payed & my funerall expences discharged & I doe hereby revoke all former wills & testaments. In wittnes whereof I have hereunto put my hand & seale even the day month & yeare first above written, Anno dni 1677. The mke of Thomas (X) Robert
Sealed & delivered in the p’sence of us William Jones, Cler; William Moris; the mke of Nathaniell (M) Thomas; Derricke Williams
May 23rd 1679. Proved by William Griffith before me Lud? James
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