Will: John JAMES, Lechwedd, 1857

A transcription of this digital image held at the National Library of Wales.

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1 In the name of God Amen
2 I John James of Lechwedd in the Parish of
3 Trefeglwys in the County of Montgomery Farmer
4 Being Weak in body buy of sound and perfect mind
5 and Memory do make and publish this my Last
6 will and Testament; In manner and form following
7 (that is to say) First I giveand bequeath unto my
8 Beloved wife Margaret James the sum of Ten Pounds
9 which is a part of my Portion unpaid by my Father
10 and Secondly and Lastly the whole of my Personal
11 Estate, Goods and Chattels of what kind or nature
12 Forever, I Give and Bequeath the same to my said
13 Beloved Wife Margaret James; whom I shall hereby appoint
14 Sole Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament
15 Hereby Revoking all former wills by me; In witness
16 whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal the
17 Fifteenth Day of January in the Twenthith first year
18 of the Reign of the Queen Victoria; and in the year of Our Lord
19 One thousand Eight Hundred and fifty seven
20 Signed John James

21 Signed, Sealed Published and
22 Declared by the above named John James
23 to be his Last will and Testament in
24 the Presence of us; who have hereunto
25 Subscribed our names as witnesses
26 In the Presence of the Testator
27 Richard Bennett
28 David James
29 Maurice Jones

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30 On the 22nd day of June in the year of our
31 Lord 1857 the within written Will was insi:
32 nuated, proved, approved and in common form
33 of law decreed valid, and Administration
34 granted to the written named Executrix Margaret
35 James, she being first sworn in common
36 form of law, and that the whole of the goods,
37 chattels, and credits of the said deceased
38 do not amount in value to £200
39 before me
40 JP Morgan Surrogate

41 The deceased died the 5th day of February 1857

42 Trefeglwys
43 The Will of
44 John James
45 Under £200
46 Probate granted 22 June 1857
47 Registered page 329 (admon Book)

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48 A True and Perfect Inventory of the Goods
49 Chattels and Credits of John James of Lechwedd
50 in the parish of Trefeglwys in the County of
51 Montgomery Farmer Deceased

52 £ – S – D
53 His Wearing Apparel 3 – 0 – 0
54 His Horses 40 – 0 – 0
55 His Horned Cattle 80 – 0 – 0
56 His Sheep Pigs and Poultry 40 – 0 – 0
57 His Implement in Husbandry 10 – 0 – 0
58 His Household Furniture 15 – 0 – 0

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59 £ 188 – 0 – 0
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60 February 17 / 1857 Signed
61 Richard Bennett
62 David James

Transcribed by Alison Bryan, xiii.ix.mmxi

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