William Lewis – Goytrey
In the name of God Amen. I William Lewis of the parish of Goytrey in the county of Monmouth, labourer being sick in body but of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, do make, publish and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following (that is to say:)
First I give, devise and bequeath unto Elizabeth my loveing wife all my household property in the parish of Mamhilad in the said county of Monmouth for and during her natural life. And immediately after her decease I give, devise and bequeath the same premises unto my loving son William Lewis his heir and assigns.
Also I give, devise and bequeath unto my loving wife Elizabeth Lewis all those leasehold premises called or known by the name of Gwernog Vach wherein I now dwell, together with lands known by the name of Cae Sannah, for and during the term of his natural life.
And from and after her decease I give, devise and bequeath the same premises and lands unto my loving son John Lewis, subject to the payment of twenty pounds namely to my daughter Ann Williams five pounds.
To my daughter Martha Jarrett five pounds. To my daughter Mary Lewis five pounds. To my daughter Sarah Lewis five pounds.
The first payment to be made to my daughter Sarah Lewis at the apparition of one year after my decease. The next payment to my daughter Mary Lewis at the apparition of the second year. The third payment to my daughter Martha Jarrett at the apparition of the fourth year.
Also I give my household furniture after the decease of my loving wife between John and two daughters Mary and Sarah to be divided equally between them.
And I do nominate and appoint my loving wife Elizabeth and son John joint executors and executrix of this my last will and testament herby revoking and making void all other will or wills by me made, ratifying and confirming this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 6th day of September 1827.
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the testator William Lewis as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us, who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names hereto.
The mark of William Lewis
Henry Edwards – his mark
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