William John 1667

NLW Ref: LL/1667/38

In the name of God Amen the thirtieth daie of November in the yere of our Lord God 1667 and in the yeres of the raigne of our most gracious Sovraigne Lord Charles by the grace of God of England, Scotland Fraunce and Ireland Kinge Defender of the faieth &c the ninteenth I William John of the pishe of Goitre in the Countie of Monmoth and Diocs of Landaph yoman callinge to remembrance the uncertenty of mans life not knowinge when nor where these our mortal bodies shalbe disolved and mindinge by God grace to settle in order such transitorie things as God hath blessed mee wth all to the intent that my mind may be unburthed wth the care thereof whensoever it shall please God to cale for me or ells to visict me wth more extreimitie? of sicknes beinge now sick in bodie but of good and pfect memorie laud and praese be given to Almightie God doe make and ordaine this my last will and Testament in writtinge in maner and forme folowinge (that is to saie) first and principally I comend my soule to Almightie God my Creator and to Jesus Christ my redeamer by whose most precious death and passion I hope to have forgivenes of all my sinns and my bodie to be buried in xpian buriall.

Item I give and bequeath towards the Cathedrall Church of Landaph vid. Item I give to the person of Goytre towards my forgotten tieth vid.

Item I give and divise to Catherine my wife duringe her naturall life only the messuadge wherein I doe now inhabit (except the loft that is over the sd house and one chamber alesoe wch I doe give and divise to Elizabeth my daughter) the barnes outhouses garden … and all the lands arrable meadow and pasture belonginge to the sd messuadge I doe give and divise to my wife Caterine duringe her naturall lif only and after her decesse I doe give and divise the said messuage barne outhouses lands and premisses wth thappurtences lyinge and beinge in the pishe of Goytre and Countie of Monmoth aforesaid to Elizabeth my daughter and to the heires of her bodie lawfully begotten and in default of such issue I doe give and devise the said messuage barne outhouses and all the lands and premisses belonginge to the said messuage to Jane William my daughter her heires and assignes forever and in consideracon of the gift that I have made of the said messuage barne outhouses lands and premisses to my daughter Elizabeth I doe ordaine and appoynt my daughter Elizabeth to pay unto my daughter Jane William the some of five pownds of current money of England in maner and forme folowinge (that is to saie) the some of twentie shillings wthin six monthes next after my decesse and the fower powndes beinge the residue of the said five pownds wthin two yeres next after the decesse of Caterine my said wife. Item I give and bequeath to Caterine my wife two coffers two crocks one kittle one friinge pann two stands one barell two bowles wch my wife brought heere. Item I give to my wife Caterine the best pige that is fattinge? 3 bushells of barlie two bushells of oats two bushells of wheat and 1 bushell of muncorne.

Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth one milch kow and one weaninge callff and two mares all my corne threshed and unthreshed and all my houshould stuff unbequeathed alreadie and the rest of all my goods moveables and unmoveables unbequeathed all my debts payed and my funerall expences dischardged I doe heereby give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth whom I doe ordaine nominat and appoynt sole executrix of the my last will and Testament and doe disanull all other wills by mee made.

In wittnes heereof I have heetherto put my hand and seale the daie month and yere wthin written.

Sign William (X) John

Sealed delivered and acknowledged as his last will and testament in the presence of William Morgan; David John; William Jenkin; John Richard

Proved before me 14 January 1667. R

A true and pfect inventorie of all the goods cattle and houshould stuffe of William John of Goytre in the Countie of Monmoth and Diocs of Landaph yoman late deceased taken and praysed the 14th daie of December 1667 by William Morgan of aforesd Goytre, John Harry of the same and John Richard of Lanover as foloweth (vizt)

£            s            d

Imp all the deceadent wearinge apparell prised att      10s

Item a peece of new cloth of 5 yards praysed att      5s

Item one cow and a weaninge callffe praised att     15s

Item two mares praysed att        £1 10s

Item fower piggs praysed att         13s 4d

Item all the corne growinge and the corne threshed and unthreshed prised att            £1     10 s

Item three goats praysed att    3s

All the deceadent poultrie att    1s

All the deceadent brasse and pewter     5s

Item 2 bedsteeds    3s

Item 5 coffers great & smale praysed att   5s

Item one table boord one frame prayed att    1s 6d

Item one vaule?, one chirne, 2 stands 1 paile and all other wooden vessells

praysed att            6s

Item 2 coverings belonginge to two bedds and all other appurtencs

belonginge allsoe towards the said beed      £1

Item one table cloth praysed att        1s

Item one bake yron one broch 1 brandyron and 2 yron crocks and pothooks

2 friiinge panns         10s

Item fower sacks and baggs 2 pack sadells one paire of harrows 2 pick forks

one shovell              3s 4d


Suma tot                                    8            2            2


William Morgan; John Harry; John Richard


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