NLW Ref: LL/1831/44
In the name of God Amen I William Edwards of the parish of Goytrey in the County of Monmouth labourer being sick in body but of sound mind memory and understanding praised be God for the same do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following. Vizt.
I give devise & bequeath to my loving wife Ann Edwards all that messuage and lands now in my possession situate in the said parish of and her children for and during the remainder of the lease under which I enjoy the same.
I give and bequeath to my loving kinswoman Mary Williams a large square table and a bedstead and to accomodated with house room in my said dwelling house during her life.
As to all the residue of my goods chattels & effects of what nature or kind soever or wheresoever the same may be at the time of my death I give and bequeath to my said wife Ann Edwards whom I appoint sole executrix of this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all former will or wills by me at any time heretofore made ratifying & confirming this only to be my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I the said William Edwards have hereto set my hand and seal this 23rd day of August in the year of our Lord 1821. The mark of William Edwards
Signed sealed published & declared by the testator William Edwards as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request & in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto. Morgan Thomas; John Hughes; Joseph Griffiths
19th day of April 1831. Ann Edwards widow the relict of the deceased and sole executrix named in this Will was duly sworn as such & that the goods chattles & credits of the said deceased are under the value of ten pounds. Before me Thos Williams, Surrogate
Diocese of Llandaff In the Consistory Court. In the Goods of William Edwards deceased,
Appeared Personally Ann Edwards of the parish of Goytre in the County of Monmouth widow the sole Executrix named in the last Will and Testament of the said William Edwards late of the parish of Goytre labourer aforesaid deceased, who died in the month of July 1830 and made Oath that the Estate and Effects of the said deceased, for and in respect of which a Probate of the said Will is to be granted, exclusive of what the said deceased may have been possessed of or entitled to as a Trustee for any other Person or Persons, and not beneficially, and without deducting any thing on account of the Debts due and owing from the said deceased, are under the value of ten Pounds, to the best of this Deponent’s knowledge, information, and belief. And she lastly made Oath that the said deceased did not die possessed of any Leasehold Estate or Estates for years, either absolute or determinable, on a life or lives to the best of this Deponent’s knowledge, information and belief. The mark of the said Ann (X) Edwards
Sworn on the 19th Day of April one thousand eight hundred and thirty one before me Thos Williams, Surrogate
NOTE: I have used a proforma for the above document. DW
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