Will: Richard LEWIS, Fairdref, 1812

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1 In the Name of Name of God Amen this is
2 the last Will and Testament of me Rich-
3 ard Lewis of Fairdref vawr in the Parish
4 of Trefeglwys County of Montgomery
5 Farmer as follows viz I appoint my
6 Brother Evan Lewis of Dderwd llwy-
7 dion in the said Parish of Trefeglwys
8 Farmer, and my Son in Law David
9 Davies of the said Fairdref vawr joint
10 Executors of this my Will to dispose of
11 my Effects [crossed out: in the] consisting of my Farming
12 Stock, Implements of Husbandry, Household
13 Furniture and whatever other Property either
14 Real or Personal that I may or do now
15 possess in the manner following. In the first
16 place I give and bequeath to my Brother
17 Evan Lewis the Sum of Forty Pounds of
18 good and lawful money of great Britain
19 to be paid from the value of my Stock as
20 above specified by my Son in Law David
21 Davies of Faedref vawr , one of my Executors,
22 at or before the Expiration of one year
23 after my Decease fo. from Property ten
24 or any other Incumbrance whatever
25 Secondly I give and bequeath the whole of my
26 Stock and Property as abovenamed to my Son
27 in Law David Davies my Executor except
28 that he [insert one word:] the said David Davies must be subject
29 to pay the Legacy to my Brother Evan

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30 Lewis, also all my just Debts, Funeral
31 Expenses, the Expence of proving this my
32 last Will, and also all other Legal Debts
33 which may be proved I now owe, so that
34 my Brother Evan Lewis may not be subject
35 to my Debts, Contraits or Is by me made
36 and the above is the full Intest and mean
37 ing of this my Will, dated this Twenty
38 First day of May one Thousand eight
39 Hundred and Eleven

40 Sighnn
41 Richard Lewis
42 [seal]

43 Sighned Sealed published
44 and declared in the prescnes
45 of us who in the presence
46 of each other have subscribed
47 our Names or Witnesses

48 Witnesses
49 Edward Jones
50 Richard Jervis of [check as the o is above the line and f?] Surgeon

51 On the fourteenth Day of March in the year of
52 our Lord 1812 the within written will was insinuated
53 proved, approved, and in common form of Law
54 decreed valid and administration granted to the
55 within named Executors Evan Lewis and David
56 Davies they being first sworn in common form
57 of Law and that the whole of the Goods Chattels
58 and Credits of the said Deceased do not amount
59 in Value to three hundred Pounds

60 before me
61 John Davies Surrogate

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62 On the 25th Day of March in the
63 year or our Lord 1812 the within written
64 will was insinuated, proved, approved in
65 common form of Law decreed valid and administration
66 granted to the within named Executors, Evan
67 Lewis and David Davies they being first sworn
68 in common form of Law and that the whole
69 of the goods, Chattels and Credits of the said deceased
70 do not amount in value to three hundred
71 Pounds
72 before me
73 John Davies Surrogate

74 Probate granted 5th March 1812

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75 Trefeglwys
76 Richard Lewis
77 Will – under – £300
78 Probate granted 5th September 1812

79 John Davies Surrogate

80 7 – 10 – 4
81 – – 15 – –

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82 7 – 5 – 4

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83 A true and perfect Inventory of the Goods, Chattels, and
84 Credits of Richard Lewis of Fairdref, in the parish of Tref Eglwys
85 in the County of Montgomery deceased

86 £ – S – D
87 Horse, Saddle, and Bridle and wearing Apparel 20 – 0 – 0
88 Two old Horses and Gearing 25 – 0 – 0
89 One blind Mare and Colt 5 – 0 – 0
90 Six Cows and Calves 54 – 0 – 0
91 Four three years old Cattle 24 – 0 – 0
92 Five two years old Cattle 18 – 0 – 0
93 Six yearling Calves 18 – 0 – 0
94 Two pigs 3 – 0 – 0
95 One Hundred and Seven Sheep at 11s/6d each 61 – 10 – 6
96 Implements in Husbandry 28 – 5 – 0
97 Household Furniture 30 – 11 – 6

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98 289 – 6 – 6

99 June the 11th 1811

100 Appraisers
101 Daniel Jerman
102 Edward Lucas

A transcription of this digital image, held at the National Library of Wales.
ReferencesL B/1812/145/W [crosssed out: 48/1] and B/1812/145/I [crossed out: 45/2]
Transcribed by Alison Bryan, iv.x.mmxi

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