NLW Ref: LL/1790/30
William Prosser – Goytre
In the name of God Amen. I William Prosser of the parish of Goytre in the county of Monmouth, yeoman, being weak in body but of sound mind and memory (blessed be Almighty God for the same) do make and publish this my last will and testament.
Vitz: First I give, devise and bequeath all the right, interest and title I have and shall have in a house commonly called and known by the name of the Crown and Sceptre with its appurtenances, situate in the town of Abergavenny unto my well beloved wife Esther Prosser. To hold to her, my said wife for and during the term of her natural life, provided she remains and continuing unmarried, otherwise only until the day of her marriage. And from and immediately after her decease or day of her marriage, I give, devise and bequeath the same unto my eight children now living, to hold to them, my said children, their heirs and assigns respectively for ever.
Item: I give and bequeath the use of the rest, residue and remainder of my goods, chattles and personal estate unto my said wife during the term of her natural life, or on the day of her marriage which ever shall first happen: and from immediately after her decease or day of her marriage as afores’d.
Item: I give and bequeath the same unto my said eight children to be equally divided share and share alike between them.
I do hereby nominate and appoint my said beloved wife Esther and my brother in law Richard Jones yeoman, to be joint executors of this my last will and testament herby revoking and disannulling all former wills and testaments by me made.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty fourth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy eight.
The mark of William Prosser
Signed, sealed and published and declared by the testator for his last will and testament in the presence of us, who have hereunto set our names as witnesses in the presence of the testator.
Josh Davies Clk
Rosser Williams – his mark
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