William Charles 1691

In the name of God the tenth day of Jully in the third yeare of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lord & lady Kinge William and quin Marry by the grace of God Kinge of England Scotland France and Ireland Kinge and quin defender of the faith &c Anno dni 1691 I William Charles of the parish of Goytre in the County of Monmouth yeoman being sick in body yet of good & perfect memory God be praised doe make or ordaine this my last will and Testament in maner and forme following that is to say. First I doe comend my soulle to Imighty God my maker and redeemer and my body to be buried in Christian burial and allso I doe give and bequeath towards the reparacon of the Cathedrall Church of Landaph six pence. I doe give devise and bequeath unto Marry my well belloved wife my lands and tenement hereditaments and house where in I doe dwell in the parish of Goytre to have and to hould the said house and tenement unto Marry my said wife during the tearme of her naturall life. Item I give devise and bequeath after the desese of Marry my said wife the house and lands where in I doe now dwell to John my said sone and to Thomas my second sone and to Harry my third sone joyntly betwene them three and to the lonest liver of them and to ther heires for ever. Item I give and bequeath unto Marry my said wife three pound in the hands of John Andrew of Goytre which he owes me by bond. Itm I give and bequeath unto my said wife Marry the sume of four pounds with there enterest for three? yeares which is due unto me from Richard John Richard by bond. Item I give and bequeath unto my said wife Marry the sume of three pounds which is due unto me from Howell Jones of Lanover and one yeare enterest by specialty. Item I doe give and bequeath unto Marry my said wife being my executrix all my goods catell and chatells implements of househould stufe and moneys by bonds and with out bonds unto Marry my wife beinge my executrix during her naturall life and after her desese to be equally devided betwene my four sones and I doe hereby nominate and apoynt Marry my said wife to be solle executrix of this my last wife [sic] and Testament witnes whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seall the day month and yeare first above written. Sign William (X) Charles

Signed sealled and testified delivered and declared in the pressents of us Edward William Watkin his mark; Thomas (TJ) Jenkin his marke; William Morgan

(Latin) Proved at Usk 13 October 1691 before John Watkins Clr, Surrogate &c

Monies due by bond

John Andrew £3

Richard John Richard £4

Howell Jones £3

Tot            £10

The true and perfect inventory of all the goods chatell and chatells moveable and unmoveable of William Charles of the parish of Goytre and County of Monmoth yeoman late dessesed made the seaventh and twenty day of Jully in the yeare of our Lord God 1691


£            s            d

Imprimis his wearing aparell                                                                                    15            0

Item one cow and a heyfer                                                                                    1            10            0

Item one ould horse                                                                                    0            12            0

Item two yearling heifers                                                                                    0            12            0

Ite one feather bead with their oportunances                                                            1            0

Ite one doust bead with his oportunances                                                            0            15

Item two chests                                                                                                0            15            0

Ite one brasse ban                                                                                                0            15            0

Item one brasse pot and a skillet                                                                        0            7            0

Ite two iron pots                                                                                                0            8            0

Ite two pewteir platers                                                                                    0            1            0

Ite one brossen candelstick                                                                        0            1            6

Ite one chaire                                                                                                0            2            6


18            04            0



Edward William Watkin his mark

Jenkin Rosser his marke

William Morgan


Witnes Jenkin Thomas his marke

Thomas (TJ) Jenkin his marke


Tot £18 – 4s – 0d


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