William Morgan 1743

In the name of God Amen the second day of September in the fifteenth year of the Reigne of our Soveraigne Lord Gorge the Second by the grace of God of Great Brittain France and Ireland King defender of the faith and so forth and in the year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred and forty one I William Morgan of the parish of Mamhilad in the County of Monmouth (the elder) Gentleman being in bodily health and of a sound disposing mind memory and understanding doe make ordain and constitute this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following that is to say. First and principally I commend my soul into the hands of God my redeemer my body I committ to the earth to be decently buryed as to my worldly estate goods and effects I give devise bequeath and dispose of the same as followeth. First I give and bequeath unto my son William Morgan one clock and case and one long table and the skreen now in the kitchen of my dwelling house. Alsoe I give and bequeath all the rest and residue of my household goods to and equally amongst my three daugters Elizabeth, Mary and Anne share and share alike. And lastly I give and bequeath all the money I have out at interest or be at my decease possessed of or entituled to my said daughter Anne whom I doe hereby nominate and appoint to be sole executrix of this my last Will and Testament and revoking all former Wills I doe ratify confirme publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament. In wittness whereof I have hereunto putt my hand and seal the day and year first above written. Will Morgan

Signed sealed delivered published and declared by the said testator William Morgan as his last Will and Testament before us who as the wittnesses thereof have in his presence and at his request have hereunto subscribed our names. James? Jones; Anne Bagehott; Tho Bagehott

October ye 11th 1743

Anne Morgan the daughter & executrix named in this Will was sworn well & faithfully to execute ye same, to the truth of the inventory &c & render an acc’t &c before me   William Harris, Surrogate

This Will was proved at Abergavenny on the eleventh day of October in the year of our Lord 1743 before the Reverend William Harris, Clerk, Master of Arts, the Chancellor’s Surrogate by Ann Morgan the daughter and executrix therein named who was first upon the holy Evangelists personally sworn well & faithfully to execute the same to the truth of the inventory by her exhibited and to render a just account of her administration &c when thereunto lawfully required

An inventary of all and singular the goods chattles and creditts of William Morgan late of the parish of Manhilad in the County of Monmouth and Diocese of Landaffe Gent deceased made valued and appraised ye 10th day of October in the year of our Lord Christ 1743 by William Morgan and Azariah Morgan appraisors as follows that is to say


£             s            d

First. His wearing apparel valued at                                          03            10            00

Also 8 feather beds with their appurtenances at                     16            00            00

Also all the pewter dishes at                                                        01            10            00

Also all the brass at                                                                        01            15            00

Also the iron potts at                                                                     00            12            00

Also the chairs with other small things at                                 01            05            00

Also money by bills and bonds                                                   162            00            00

Also money in cash                                                                       238            00            00


Tot                        424            12            00


Exhibited at Abergavenny on the 11 day of October 1743 by Ann Morgan the daughter & executrix for a true and perfeit inventary but under protestation of adding &c if any more of the assetts of the said deceased should hereafter come to her hands and possession


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