Will: Nicholas BENNETT, Glanyrafon, 1752

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1 This Thirieth day of May in the year of our Lord god 1751
2 I Nicholas Bennett of the Parish of Trefeglwis in the County
3 of Mountgomery, In a Sence of Mortality being Sick and weak
4 in Body, but of perfect mind and memory thanks be to God and
5 therefore Do make and ordain this my last Will and Testa-
6 ment in manner and form following: that is to say, First of
7 all I Bequeath my Soul into the Hnads of Almighty God my
8 Creator and Jesus Christ my Redimer, and Body to be
9 decently buried at the discretion of my Executrix hereaf-
10 ter nominated. And as touching such Wordly Estate where-
11 with it hath pleased God to bless me in this Life I Give and
12 dispose the same in manner and form following: First I
13 Will that all my Debts if any be fully paid. Also I give and
14 Bequeath all my Goods and Chattels Bonds and Notes for Mo-
15 ney unto my dear Wife Martha Bennett as long as she con-
16 tinueth a Widdow: But if she Marrieth another Husband
17 my Will is that my said Goods [interlined:] and [end] Chattels shall be Equally
18 divided between her and my Four children viz: John Bennett
19 Edward Bennett Jane Bennett and Martha Bennett of Glanyrafon
20 to see the fulfilling and accomplishing of this my Will, allow
21 ing him all charges that he may be there at. And lasty I
22 make and ordain my said dear wife Martha Sole Executrix
23 of this my last Will and Testament in Witness whereof
24 I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the day and year
25 first above Written

26 The mark of Nicholas X Bennett
27 [seal]

28 Signed Sealed and Published
29 by the said Testator as his last Will
30 and Testament in the presence and
31 sight of
32 Richard Thomas
33 the mark of Edward X Woola
34 Edward Jennings

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35 June the 2nd 1752
36 Then this will was proved in Common form
37 of Law and the validity thereof allowed and
38 administration granted to the Executrix with-
39 -in named she being first personally sworn
40 as the Law directs by me,
41 John Morris Surrogate

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42 A true and perfect Inventory of all the Goods …
43 the chattels and person Estate of Nicholas Bennet
44 of the Parish of TrefEglwys in the County of Montgomery and
45 Diocese of Bangor as they were appriz’d and valued the
46 fourteeth day of April 1752 by John Savage and Richard Bennet

47 L-S-d
48 Imprimis his horse, Sadle and Wearing Appparel 8-0-0
49 Item Six Oxen 210-0-0
50 Item Five In calf Cows 17-10-0
51 Item Two barren Cows 5-10-0
52 Item Seven young Cattle 10-0-0
53 Item Sheep of all Sorts 61-0-0
54 Item Houshold goods 30-0-0
55 Item Implements of husbandry 10-0-0
56 Item Pigs and Poultry 1-0-0
57 Item Winder Corn in the Ground 5-0-0
58 Item Money due by bills, bonds, and other Specialities 70-0-0
59 Item Oattes in the Ground 3-10-0

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60 Total 200-42-10
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61 Appraisers
62 John Savage
63 and
64 Richard Bennett

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65 Trefeglwys
66 the Will of
67 Nicholas Bennet
68 1752

A transcription of this digital image, held at the National Library of Wales.
Reference: B/1752/187/W and B/1752/187/I
Transcribed by Alison Bryan, viii.iv.mmxii

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