Will: Charles ASHTON, 1753

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B/1753/148 W

1. In the name of God Amen, this twenty first day of
2. April in the year of Lord god one thousand seven hundred
3. and fifty one, I Charles Ashton of Tref-Eglwys in
4. the Diocese of Bangor being sick and weak in body
5. but of full and perfect memory praised be god and
6. to mind the mortality of my body and that is appointed
7. for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my Last
8. Will and Testament, that is to say Chiefly and first of
9. all I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God
10. meritts, death and passion, I hope for pardon and
11. salvation, and my body I bequeath unto the Earth from
12. whence itt came to be decently Interred according to the
13. wordly gods as itt hath pleased god to endue me with I
14. give and bequeath in manner and form following
15. Impertis I give and bequeath unto my Eldest son
16. Charles Ashton the sum of fifty pounds
17. Item I give and bequeath unto my second son
18. John Ashton the sum of fifty pounds
19. Item I give and bequeth unto my youngest son
20. Jerman Ashton the sum of fifty pounds
21. Item I give and bequeath unto my onely Daughter
22. Dorothy Ashton the sum of fifty pounds
23. Item, My Will is that my four Children, above named
24. do pay unto my Mother in law, Hester Ashton each of
25. them the sum of five shillings on the first day of May
26. in the year 1752, if she live so long, and after [paper torn]
27. that each of them pay unto the said Hester Ashton
28. the sum of ten shillings on every first day of May
29. during the term of her natural life, which said
30. sums they are to pay out of their several portions
31. above mention, not as a Legacy, but as it is due to
32. her from me by A former contract

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33. Item All the rest of my Goods I do give and bequeth
34. unto my well beloved wife Mary Ashton, whom I
35. do nominate and appoint Sole Executrix of this
36. my last Will and Testament revoking and makeing
37. void all other Wills by me heretofore made

38. Signed Sealed and Published and declared
39. in the sight and presence of
40. Mary Savage
41. John Thomas

42. Charles Ashton [seal]
43. January the 10th 1753

44. Then this will was proved in Common form of
45. Law, and the validity thereof allowed and adminis
46. tration granted to the Executrix within named, …
47. being first presonally sworn as the Law directs
48. by me
49. John Morris Surrogate

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B/1753/148 I

50. A True and perfect Inventory of all the Goods chat-
51. tels and Credits of Charles Ashton of the Parish of Trefeglwys
52. in the County of Montgomery and Diocese of Bangor
53. lately appraised and valued the 23rd day of November
54. 1752 by the Persons whose names are hereunto
55. subscribed –

56. £ – S – D

57. His Horse Sadle and wearing apparel 10 – 0 – 0
58. Eight Oxes 32 – 0 – 0
59. Eleven Cows one Calf and one Bull 33 – 0 – 0
60. Thirteen beasts of different ages 26 – 0 – 0
61. Nine calves 7 – 0 – 0
62. One hundred and Eighty sheep 40 – 0 – 0
63. One Mare and Calf 3 – 0 – 0
64. Implements of husbandry 15 – 0 – 0
65. Corn in the Barns 30 – 0 – 0
66. Corn in the Ground 3 – 0 – 0
67. Wool and flannels 10 – 0 – 0
68. Household Goods 50 – 0 – 0
69. Butter and Cheese 5 – 0 – 0
70. Swine 4 – 0 – 0
71. Poultry 1 – 5 – 3
72. Money at Interest 40 – 0 – 0
73. Small debts and money in the house 20 – 0 – 0

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74. Total 329 – 15 – 3
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75. Appraisers
76. David Lloyd
77. Benjamin Richard
78. Thomas Brees

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79. TrefEglwys
80. The Will of Charles Ashton
81. 1753

A transcription of this digital image held at the National Library of Wales.
Reference: B1646-32W and B/1753/148 I
Transcribed by Alison Bryan, xxiv.vii.mmxiii

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