I William Jacob Price of New Inn Pontypool in the County of Monmouth Engineer do solemnly and sincerely declare as follows:
That I am thirty four years of age and have for the past twenty four years been well acquainted with certain freehold heredements in the parish of Goytrey in the County of Monmouth, known or described as All That ancient Cottage and all those two newly erected messuages or cottages adjoining and belonging which said ancient cottage and which said gardens were formerly in the occupation of William Jeremiah and which said three Cottages and gardens were late in the occupation of George Lewis, Charles Thomas and William Cocker respectively, subsequently of Eliza Fisher, Henry Heaven and Evan Jones respectively afterwards of the said Eliza Fisher and David Morris respectively and now of James Sandbrook, Amos Jones and Henry Holland respectively and are situate in the parish of Goytre in the County of Monmouth adjoining the Turnpike road leading from Abergavenny to Pontypool at the point where a lane leading towards Cefn Miniog leaves the Turnpike road and which said lane divides the said ancient cottage and one of the said gardens from the said two newly erected Cottages and the other of the said gardens which hereditaments have been lately contracted to be sold to the Right Honourable Augusta Lady Llanover
That I verily believe and have no doubt that the hereditaments so contracted to be sold to the said Baroness Llanover are the hereditaments which were comprised in and conveyed to my mother the late Sarah Drinkwater [then Sarah Price, widow] by an indenture dated the 13th day of April 1860, the description in which Indenture I have carefully read previously to making this document.
And I further say that during the said time I have known the said hereditaments so and contracted to be sold they have been the property of or been in the possession of Sarah Drinkwater during her life and since her death in the month of March 1881 of my brother, my sister and myself or of her or our mortgage or mortgagees the late William Davies deceased, or his executors and that such respective persons or some of them have during that period as I verify believe him been in the free and uninterrupted possession and enjoyment or receipt of the rents and profits of such hereditaments with the appurtenances thereof.
And I also say that since the execution of a certain Indenture of Mortgage or further charge dated the 11th day of March 1879 and made between Richard Drinkwater and the said Sarah his wife of the one part and the said William Davies of the other part interred upon the aggregate sum of £200 thereby or by the Indentures therin erected or referred to secured has been paid to the said William Davies or to his executors.
And I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true and by virtue of the provision of the statutory declaration and 1835 Act made and passed in the sixth year of the reign of his late Majesty King William the fourth etc etc:
Declared at Abergavenny
In the county of Monmouth
This 1st day of December 1884
William Jacob Price
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