Will: Thomas OWEN, Braichyfedw and Drwsnant, 1842

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1 This is the last Will and Testament of one Thomas Owen late of Braichyfedw but now
2 of Drwsnant in the Parish of Trefeglwys in the county of Montgomery Farmer I Give and Devise unto my
3 Son John Owen all that Mesauage Tenement and appurtenances called Tynewydd together
4 with a small Cottage lately Erected in the said Premises called Caeregybyg Situate in the Parish of Trefeglwys in the County
5 of Montgomery now in the Occupation of David Jones and my Son Thomas Owen To hold to my said son John Owen
6 his Heirs and assigns for ever Subject Nevertheless to the Mortgage now charged on the same premises and also
7 chargeable to the payment to the said John Owen to the Sum of One Hundred Pounds to my son thomas Owen
8 In Trust to be by him disposed of as hereinafter mentioned I Give and bequeath unto my said son Thomas Owen
9 the said Sum of one Hundred Pounds to be by him equally divided between his children at the Expiration of
10 twelve months next after my Decease but if any or either of them shall happen to Die before he or they receive
11 their said Legacy then I give and bequeath my Nephews Evan Owen of Aberbiga in the said Parish of Trefeglwys and Evan Morris
12 of Plasnewydd in the Parish of Llanwnog in the said County Farmers Trustees of this my Will and desire they will
13 see that the said Legacy charged upon my said Estate to be paid within twelve months next after my Decease by
14 my said son John Owen to my said son Thomas Owen In Trust aforesaid, and that they will take due care
15 to have the same equally divided between my said Grandchildren and that reimburse themselves all such
16 of what nature or find soever after payment of my just Debts Funeral Expenses and the Expence of proving
17 this my will I give and bequeath the same unto my said son John Owen, and I do hereby nominate
18 constitute and appoint my said Son John Owen Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament
19 hereby revoking and making void all former and other wills and Testaments by me at my time heretofore
20 I made and declare this to be last Will and Testament and to avoid all unnecessary trouble and expence
21 I direct that my said Son Thomas Owen‘s reccept for the above Legacy shall be a good and sufficient receipt
22 for the same when paid In witness whereof I the said Testator have hereunto set my hand and seal this
23 first day of January in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Forty
24 Thomas Owen
25 Signed Sealed and delivered by the said Testator
26 Thomas Owen as and for his last will and
27 Testament in the presence of us, who in his
28 presence and at his request and in the presence
29 of each other have subscribed our names as
30 witnesses hereto
31 John Davies Ebbie
32 David Lloyd Snr of Gronwen
33 Edw Lewis of Llanidloes

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34 On the twenty sixth day of February in the year of our Lord
35 one thousand eight hundred and Forty two, the within written
36 will was insinuated, proved, approved, and in common form
37 of law decreed valid and administration granted to the written
38 named Executor John Owen, he being first sworn in
39 common form of law, and that the whole of the goods, chattels,
40 and credits of the said deceased do not amount in
41 value to Twenty Pounds,
42 Before me,
43 E. Pughe, Surrogate
44 The deceased died on or about the 26th day of November 1840

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45 Trefeglwys
46 Thomas Owen
47 Will under £20
48 Probate granted 26th February 1842
49 E. Pughe
50 Surrogate

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51 A true and perfect Inventory of the personal
52 Estate of Thomas Owen late of Braichyfedw in
53 the Parish of Trefeglwys in the county of
54 Montgomery Farmer deceased, Appraised
55 by us John Owen of Llanidloes, Auctioneer
56 and Evan Evans of Caedwgan, Farmer

57 £ s d
58 Wearing apparel of the deceased 2 – 15 – 0
59 Ready money in pocket – – 5 – 0
60 Riding Horse and Saddle 2 – 15 – 0

61 £ 5 – 15 – 0

62 Appraised and valued by us at the Sum of
63 Five pounds and fifteen shillings As witness
64 our hands this Fifteenth Day of November in
65 the year of our Lord 1861
66 J N Owen Auctioneer
67 Evan Evans

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68 Executor’s Affidavit
70 John Owen of Braichyfedw, in the parish of
71 Trefeglwys in the County of Montgomery, Farmer,
72 Executor named in the last Will and Testament of Thomas
73 Owen of Braichyfedw aforesaid, in the parish
74 and County aforesaid, his late father
75 who died on or about the twenty ninth day of November, One thousand
76 eight hundred and forty matketh Oath
77 and saith that he hath made diligent search and due enquiry after
78 and in respect of the personal Estate and Effects of the said Deceased, in
79 order to ascertain the full amount and value thereof. And, that to the
80 best of his knowledge and belief, the whole of the Goods Chattels
81 and Credits, of which the Deceased died possessed within the Diocese of
82 Bangor, (exclusive of what the said Deceased may have been possessed of
83 or entitled to as Trustee for any other person or persons, and not bene-
84 ficially, but including the leasehold Estate for years of the Deceased, whe-
85 ther absolute or determinable on lives, and without deducting any thing
86 on account of debts due and owing from the Deceased,) are under the
87 value of Twenty Pounds. And this
88 deponent further saith that the Deceased had no personal Estate and
89 Effects at the time of his Decease within any other Diocese to which
90 this deponent need to administer.

91 John Owen
92 Sworn on the Twenty sixth day of February
93 One thousand eight hundred and forty two,
94 before me E. Pughe, SURROGATE.

A transcription of this digital image hosted at the National Library of Wales.
References: B/1842/186/B, B/1842/186/I and B/1842/186/X
Transcribed by Alison Bryan, x.ix.mmxi

One response to “Will: Thomas OWEN, Braichyfedw and Drwsnant, 1842”

  1. According to the tithe of 1847-9
    Tynewydd was owned by Richard Matthews & occupied by Evan Evans

    Caeregybyg is Carreg Big on the road East of Braichyfedw, South of its old entrance (OS coords: SN901 912)

    Drwsynant is situated East of the Clywedog river, across from Gronwen and South of Aberbiga (OS coords: SN889 893)

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