Will: David WILLIAM, 1755

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1 This 25th Day of December in the year of our Lord 1754
2 I David William of the parish of Trefeglwys in the County of
3 Montgomery in a sense of mortality being sick and weak in
4 body Butt perfect mind and memory Thank be to God
5 Therefors Do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament
6 In manner and form following that is to sat first of Bequeast
7 my soul into the hand of Almighty God my Creator and the this Christ
8 my Reedeemer and my Body to be Decently buried at the discre[tion]
9 of my Executor hereafter nominaterd and as touching such
10 wordly estate werewith as hath pleased Almighty God
11 to bless me in this life I Give and Dissolve the same in manner
12 and form following first I Give and Bequeath unto my sister
13 Sarah Bennett the sum of Tenn Shillings also to give and bequeath William Bennett my nephew
14 five shillings I give and bequeath unto Margarett the wiffe of Da[vid?]
15 Humphrey tenn shillings I give and bequeath unto my nephew
16 Abraham P.eatt [Pre/Par?] tenn shillings and long best coat I give and
17 bequeath unto my neice Mary Goodwin Tenn Shillings I give and
18 bequeath unto my niece Ann William Tenn Shillings I give and bequeath
19 unto my niece Sarah William Tenn Shillings I give and
20 bequeath unto the children of Edward Powel Tenn Shillings to be
21 equally decided between them also I give and bequeath iunto
22 my nephew William John the Sume of Five pounds.
23 All the Rest of my Goods and Chattles notes for monney …
24 Whatsoever I give and bequeath unto Martha Owen my prefer[red]
25 house keeper upon condition that she would pay all my Debts
26 Legacies and Funeral Expenses whom I make and ordain
27 Sole Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament in where
28 I have hereunto set my hand seal the Day and Year first
29 above written

30 Signed Sealed and published
31 in presence and sight of us
32 Richard Evans
33 Edward Lewis

34 The mark of David William

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35 January the Seventh 1755 when this will was proved
36 in Common form of Law and the validity thereof
37 and Administration granted to the within named Exec
38 -cutrix she being first personally sworn as the Law directs
39 by me John Morris
40 Surrogate

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41 A true and perfect Inventory of all the Goods
42 and Chattels of David William of the parish of
43 Trefeglwys in the County of Montgomery and Diocese
44 of Bangor lately deceased, Appraised and balanced
45 this 6th day of January 1755 by Richard Evans
46 and Richard Griffith

47 £ – s – d

48 Imp His horse and sadle and wearing apparel 3-0-1
49 Three Cows valued at 7-11-0
50 One Heifer calf 0-18-0
51 Eighty Sheep 16-0-0
52 Seven Lambs 1-1-0
53 Hay and fodder 1-5-0
54 Household Goods 3-15-0
55 Wool 1-6-0
56 Implements of husbandry 0-6-0
57 Money in Several hands 2-6-0

58 Tot[al] 37-7-6

59 Richard Evan
60 Richard Griffith
61 Appraisers

Transcription of this digital image at the National Library of Wales.
References: B/1755/173/W and B/1755/173/I
Transcribed by Alison Bryan, viii.v.mmxxii

A full list of transcribed Ecclesiastical Court wills from 1635-1858 for Trefeglwys can be found here.