William Morgan 1685

In the name of God Amen I Morgan William of the pishe of Goytrey in the County of Monmoth yeo’m being sick in body but of sound & pfect memory praysed be to God doe make and ordaine this my last will & testamt in maner and forme followinge.

First I bequeath my Soule into the hands of Almighty God my maker hoping that through ye meritorious death & passion of Jesus Christ my only saviour & redeemer to receive free pardon & forgivenes of all my sins. And as for my body to be buried in Christian buriall at the discression of my executors here after named.

Ite I give devise and bequeath the tenem’t wherein I now inhabite and all the lands with thapp’tences thereunto belonging unto Martha my now wedded wife dureing her widowhood onely and if shee hapens to marry and to take to her an other husband then my will is that from and after such inter mariadge the said tenem’t wth all the lands apptences thereunto belonging in the pish of Goytrey & County aforesd I give devise & bequeath unto my sonne Rowland Morgan and to his heires for ever. And if she continues sole & unmaried dureinge her life then after her decease I give devise & bequeath the said tenem’t lands wth its apptences unto my said sonne Rowland & to his heires for ever.

And in case my said sonne Rowland dieth leaving noe yssue law fully begotten then I give devise & bequeath the tenem’t aforesd wth the lands & its apptences unto my daughter Mary Morgan & to her heires for ever. Itm my will & true meaning is that my said wife Martha shall have & enioy noe more of my estate & premisses aforesd (at the full age of one & twenty yeares of my sd sonne Rowland) but onely her thirds maried or unmaried and that shee is to have during her naturall life but onely fire boote headgboote & plowboote to … noe wilful wast thereupon.

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary tenn pounds to be paid her in tenn yeares after the acomplishing of my sonn Rowland to the age of one and twenty yeares. And that non of the wood upon the premisses shalbe sould dureinge the nonage of my said sonne Rowland. Itm my will is and I doe give & bequeath all my stock in cattle, horses and sheepe unto my wife Martha towards the paym’t of my debts (vizt) forty shillings to my brother Jenkin, three pounds to Elizabeth Richard, tenn shillings to Elizabeth William Thomas, five & twenty shillings to Peter Charles and forty shillings to Ann John.

Itm I doe further give & allow the worth of tenne shillings of wood to be sold towards my funeral expences. And doe hereby no’iate and appoynt my sd sonne Rowland to be my sole executor of this my last will & testamt. In witnes whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seal the 18?th day of September in the year of our Lord 1685.

Morgan (X) William

Read sealed and delivered in the presence of us Geo Williams; John (X) William Thomas; James (X) Richard


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