Will: Evan EVANS, Finnant, 1848

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1 In the Name of God Amen. I Evan Evans of Finnant
2 in the Parish of Trefeglwys and County of Montgomery
3 Farmer, being Weak in Body but of sound mind Memory
4 and understanding praised be god for the same do make
5 thsi my last Will and Testament in manner and Form
6 as Following. First I order my Executor hereafter named to
7 pay all my debts Funeral Expenses and the proving of this
8 my last Will and Testament
9 Likewise I give and bequeath unto my son Evan Evans
10 the sum of Forty Pounds to be paid unto him by my
11 Executor at the Expiration of Twelve Months after my decease
12 I likewise give and bequeath unto my Son David Evans
13 of London the Sum of Sixty Pounds to be paid unto him by my
14 Executor at the Expiration of Twelve Months after my decease
15 and likewise I appoint my said son David Evans to be
16 Trustee by my Executor the Sum of Twenty Pounds towards
17 his trouble acting in addition to the above Sixty
18 Pounds.
19 I likewise give and bequeath unto my son Edward Evans
20 the Sum of Forty Pounds to be paid unto him by my Executor
21 at the Expiration of Twelve Months after my decease.
22 I likewise give and bequeath unto my Daughter Margaret
23 wife of Thomas Richards of Llanwnog the Sum of Forty
24 Pounds to be paid unto her by my Executor at the Expiration
25 of Twelve Months after my decease
26 I likewise give and bequeath unto my Daughter Ann Wife of
27 Andrew Evans the Sum of Forty Pounds to be paid unto her

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28 by my Executor at the Expiration of Twelve Months after my
29 decease. I likewise give and bequeath unto my Daughter
30 Mary Wife of David Pugh of London the Sum of Sixty
31 Pounds to be paid unto her by my Executor at the Expiration
32 of Twelve Months after my decease.
33 I likewise give and bequeath unto my Grand Daughter
34 Sarah Pugh the Sum of Twenty Pounds to be paid unto
35 her by my Executor at the Expiration of Twelve Months
36 after my decease. I likewise give and bequeath unto my
37 son in law Richard Swancott the Sum of Twenty Pounds
38 to be paid unto him by my Executor at the Expiration
39 of Twelve Months after my decease
40 I likewise give and bequeath unto my Grand Daughter
41 Sarah Swancott the Sum of Ten Pounds to be paid unto
42 her by my Executor at the Expiration of Twelve Months
43 after my decease. Also I give and bequeath unto my Son
44 Thomas Evans the Sum of Thirty Pounds upon Trust to pay
45 the same at such times and in Such sums or Sums as he
46 in his discretion may think fit and proper Towards the
47 Maintenance and Education of my Grand Daughter
48 Elizabeth Tilsley should she die before the said Sum of
49 Thirty Pounds shall be paid or expended in manner as
50 above directed I give and bequeath the Residue of such
51 Sum of Thirty Pounds unto the other Chrildren of my son
52 in law Edward Tilsley by Elizabeth my late Daughter to be
53 divided between them equally share and share alike
54 I likewise give and bequeath all the rest residue and
55 remainder of my Money Bills Bonds Goods Chattels
56 Farming Stock Household Furniture and Credits and

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57 whatsoever besides which belong or appertain to me by
58 claim ro Title uto my Son Thomas Evans whome I now
59 appoint constitute and ordain to be my sole Executor of this
60 my last Will and Testament and I do disannul and make
61 Void all other Will or Wills made by me as heretofore and
62 allow this to be my only and last will and Testament
63 in Witness to the same I have hereunto set my hand
64 and seal this Twelveth day of July one Thousand Eight
65 Hundred and Forty Five

66 Evan Evans [seal]

67 Signed sealed Published and declared
68 by the Testator as and for his last Will
69 and Testament in the presence of us
70 who at his request and in his presence
71 have subscribed our names as Witnesses
72 thereto
73 Matthew Davies Trefeglwys Village
74 Richard Evans Penyddol
75 John Jones Coat

76 On the Twenty Ninth day of August in the Year of our Lord, One
77 Thousand Eight Hundred and Forty Eight, the above Will
78 was insinuated, proved, approved, and in common form of law decreed
79 valid, and administration granted to the above named Executor,
80 Thomas Evans, he being first sworn in common form of law, and
81 that the whole of the goods, chattels, and credits of the said
82 deceased do not amount in value to Six Hundred Pounds,
83 Before me,
85 E. Pughe, Surrogate

86 The deceased died the 17th day of June, 1848.

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87 Dated 12th July 1845
88 Trefeglwys
89 Will of Mr Evan Evans
90 Finnant
91 Under £600
92 Probate granted 26th August 1848

93 E. Pughe
94 Surrogate

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95 A True and perfect Inventory of the Goods
100 Chattels and Credits of Evan Evans of Finnant
101 in the Parish of Trefeglwys and County of
102 Montgomery. Farmer. deceased.

103 £ – S – D
104 His Riding Horse Saddle Budle )
105 … Wearing Apparel ) 23 – 0 – 0
106 8 other Horses 120 – 0 – 0
107 His Horned Cattle 302 – 0 – 0
108 His Pigs and Poultry 10 – 10 – 0
109 His Sheep 73 – 0 – 0
110 His Implements in Husbandry 27 – 0 – 0
111 His Household Furniture 37 – 0 – 0
112 and Dairy Utensils 4 – 10 – 0

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113 £ 597 – 0 – 0
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114 Richard Powell ) Appraisers
115 David Davies ) August 4th 1848
116 Matthew Davies

A transcription of this digital image, held by the National Library of Wales.
References: B/1848/221/W and B/1848/221/I
Transcribed by Alison Bryan, xviii.ix.mmxi

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One Response to “Will: Evan EVANS, Finnant, 1848”
  1. Nicola BJ says:

    Alison
    This will leaves a bequest to granddau Elizabeth Tilsley for her education. I am sure that she is the sister of your William Tilsley born about 1836.. Evan Evans is thus the father of Elizabeth Evans who married Edward Tilsley (1808-1847). The testator’s sister is Margaret Bennett nee Evans who made a will 22 Oct 1841 at Ffinnant (B 1843 174, Will of Margaret Bennett late of Ty Coch near Llawryglyn, Trefeglwys, and now residing at Finnant, Trefeglwys, widow). Her husband was Edward Bennett (1755-1822) . I’ve just realised that I have transcribed his PCC will. I will send it to you if it has not already been transcribed on the site.

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