In the name of God Amen the fourth day of December in the sixth year of the reigne of our Sovereigne Lord George the second by the grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland Kinge defender of the faith &c and in the year of our Lord God 1732
I Winifred Jenkins now wife of David Jenkins of the parish of Goytrey in the County of Monmouth Esquire by virtue? …. …. of a power and authority to me reserved in and by on indenture executed under the hand and seal of my said husband David Jenkins before our intermarriage and bearing date the thirtieth day of August one thousand seven hundred thirty and one wherein and whereby my said husband David Jenkins did covenant grant and agree that notwithstanding my intermarriage with him and being under covertures’ I should and … might by my last Will and Testament in writing or any other writing under my hand and seal duly … and published in the presence of credible witnesses give grant devise bequeath or convey and settle all and singular my goods chattels credits effects and all my reall and personal estate and estates to such person or persons as I should think proper and convenient doe in pursuance thereof and of all and every other power and powers in me vested and lodged make ordain and constitute this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following. That is to say.
First and principally I give and commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God my saviour my body I commit to the earth to be decently buried and as to my worldly estate goods and effects I give devise bequeath and dispose thereof as follows.
Imprimis: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Jenkins my one feather bed bolster … cords … curtains vallens with the blankets and appurtenances thereto belonging, one large looking glass three cane chairs, three leather chairs and a round table in my chamber called the best chamber together with half the beds boulsters bedsteads curtains vallens and furniture in my chamber called the Great Chamber (except the hanging press there).
Item I give and bequeath unto my said daughter Mary one half of the beds bedsteads curtains valens and furniture in my chamber over the entry (except one chest and one hair trunk there).
Item I give and bequeath unto my said daughter Mary one chest of drawers in my room called the White Room with one half of all my brass and pewter vessels utensills and things and one half of all the iron things and utensills in my house (except a new brass boyler pann two potts six of my second best pewter platters and six pewter plates).
Item I give and bequeath unto my said daughter Mary one round small table in my hall with one third part of my hogsheads barrels and wooden vessells whatsoever and one large silver cup three silver spoons and one half of all my linnen (except three pair of flaxen sheets and one pair of Holland sheets).
Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Winifred Jenkins one feather bed and bolster with the … matt cord silk curtains vallans blankets and appurtenances thereto belonging, three cain chairs and three leather chairs in my said chamber called the best chamber, with the other half of the beds bolsters bedsteads curtains valains and furniture in the said chamber called the Great Chamber (the said remaining press excepted). Item I give and bequeath unto my said daughter Winifred the other half of the beds bedsteads curtains and furniture in my said chamber over the entry with the chest and hair trunk there, and also the other half of all my brass and pewter vessells utensills and things and all the other half of the iron things and utensills in my house (except the said new brass boyler pann, two potts, six second best pewter platters and six pewter plates aforesaid).
Item I give and bequeath unto my said daughter Winifred one round table in my parlour and one other third part of my hogsheads barrels and wooden vessells with three silver … and three silver spoons and the other half of all my linnen (except the three pair of flaxen sheets and one pair of Holland sheets before excepted).
Item I give and bequeath unto my son William Jenkins the said hanging press in my Great Chamber, the said chest in my best chamber, with one feather bed, bolster bedstead matt cord curtains valans blankets and appurtenances thereof with all the furniture of that room called the White Room (except the said chest of drawers so given unto my said daughter Mary as aforesaid).
Item I give and bequeath unto my said son William Jenkins one new brass boyler two potts one brass pan, six of my second best pewter platters, six pewter plates two large tables in my hall and kitchen and all the chairs in said hall and kitchen with the other third part of all my hogsheads barrells and wooden vessells and three pair of flaxen sheets and one pair of Holland sheets, one silver tankard, one silver tumbler, one silver little cup, his fathers silver watch and silver snuff box.
Item I give and bequeath unto my said husband David Jenkins all my oxen, cows, bulls, heifers, calves, cattle, mares, horses, colts, corn, grain, implements of husbandry and all other the residue of my personal estate not herein before given and bequeathed of what kind or nature soever the same now are or be.
Item I give devise and bequeath unto my said husband David Jenkins all those my messuages and tenements with the appurtenances scituate lying and being in the City of Hereford in the several tenures of Thomas Pitt, Richard Summers and John Palmer and his under tenants being of the yearly value of twenty and six pounds or thereabouts. And also all that my messuage tenement and lands with the appurtenances called by the name of Gwernythig? Farm Scituate lying and being in the parish of Ragland in the said County of Monmouth now in the possession of William Evan my tenant at and under the yearly rent of twenty pounds or thereabouts. And also all that messuage tenement and farm with the appurtenances called by the name of Hendrebasbet? Farm scituate lying and being in the same parish of Ragland aforesaid and in the tenure of the said William Evan at and under the yearly rent of fourteen pounds or thereabouts but the said Hendrebasbet? Farm is chargeable with and subject to the payment of two hundred pounds and interest thereof unto the two sons of my late brother in law Thomas Harries deceast. And also all those my lands in the parish of Brungwyn in the said County of Monmouth both freehold and copyhold with the appurtenances which copyhold lands were lately surrendered into the hands of John Williams of Bergavenny in the said County of Monmouth mercer in trust for me and to my use and benefit which said freehold and copyhold lands in Brungwyn aforesaid are now in possession of Walter Morgan my tenant and are of the yearly value of seven pounds and ten shillings or thereabouts. And also all that tenement and lands called Keven minog Farm scituate lying and being in the same parish of Goytrey aforesaid and was purchased of and from one Richard Rosser and is in my own possession and of the yearly value of five pounds or thereabouts. And also all that my barn and lands with the appurtenances scituate in Goytrey aforesaid and which was purchased off and from Francis Morgan being also in my own possession and of the yearly value of forty shillings or thereabouts. And also all that messuage tenement and lands with the appurtenances scituate lying and being in the parish of Lanvair Killgiddin in the said County of Monmouth which were purchased off and from John Griffiths and are now in the tenure of Henry Daniel my tenant at and under the yearly rent of five pounds or thereabouts to have and to hold all and singular the said messuages lands tenements hereditaments and premises above mentioned with their appurtenances unto my said husband David Jenkins for so long and untill my said son William Jenkins shall attain the age of one and twenty years but on condition nevertheless and to the intent and purpose that my said husband David Jenkins shall by and with the said residue of my said personal estate so bequeathed him as aforesaid and also by and with the rents issues and profits of the said messuages lands tenements hereditaments and premisses so hereby devised to him as aforesaid duly pay and discharge all such debts as I now owe either as executrix to my late husband Thomas Jenkins Esqr deceased or … since his decease contracted all which I charge thereon and make lyable for the payment thereof and shall also well and suitably maintain and educate my said two daughters Mary and Winifred untill my said son William Jenkins arrives at his said age of one and twenty years. And when my said son William Jenkins shall arrive at his said age of one and twenty years if then my said son William Jenkins shall by any act or acts under his hand and seal duly secure the payment of the several sums of seven hundred pounds a piece to my said two daughters Mary and Winifred being the legacies their late father Thomas Jenkins deceased in and by his last Will and Testament bequeathed … … also permit them to receive and have the rents and profits of the estates their said father devised and appointed for them to receive untill they were paid their fortunes and shall also indemnify and reveale? them off and for what they have so received in pursuance thereof and shall also release my said husband David Jenkins and my said daughters Mary and Winifred and all their several executors and administrators of all such money I have since his said fathers decease for woods or otherwise received then and in such case and after his full performance thereof I give devise and bequeath the said messuage lands tenements hereditaments and premisses above mentioned with the appurtenances unto him the said William Jenkins his heirs and assignes for ever. But and in case he shall refuse or neglect so to do contrary to the intent of this my Will then I devise and bequeath the same unto my said two daughter Mary and Winifred their heirs and assignes for ever then I constitute and appoint my said daughter Mary to be sole executrix of this my Will and Testament and I do hereby also appoint and constitute my said husband David Jenkins to be the sole guardian of my said son and two daughters untill they shall severally arrive at their age of one and twenty years and I also desire and empower my said husband David Jenkins and Robert Hughes of Trostrey in the said County of Monmouth Esquire to be the trustees and overseers of this my last Will and Testament and revoking all other Wills by me made.
I ratify publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seal the day and year first above written.
.Signed sealed delivered published and declared by the said testatrix Winifred Jenkins to be her last Will and Testament before us who as witnesses thereof have hereunto in her presence and at her request subscribed our names.
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