Will: Valentine ASHTON, Longhill, 1839

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1 In the name of God Amen. Valentine Ashton of
2 Longhill in the Parish of Trefeglwys and County of Montgomery.
3 Weaver. being sick in body but of sound mind disposed Memory
4 and understanding praised be God for the same.
5 do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form
6 following that is to say. First I order my Executors hereafter
7 named to pay all my debts and Funeral Expenses
8 I likewise give and bequeath unto my son Edward the Sum
9 of one Pounds to be paid unto him by my Executor at the
10 expiration of Twelve Months after my decease
11 I likewise give and bequeath unto each of my Daughters the
12 sum of one pounds each. Viz. Ann. Mary. Elizabeth
13 and Sarah to be paid unto them by my Executors each
14 of them at the Extension of Twelve Month after my decease
15 I likewise Give and bequeath unto my two sons John and
16 Richard Jointly and severally all my real Estate such as
17 my Cottage Field and Gardens which I now ocupy and reside at
18 with all the rest residue and remainder of my Money Bills
19 Bonds Goods Chattels and Creditels whatsoever besides.
20 which belong or appertain to me by claim on Title and
21 Further I do appoint constitute and ordain my said two
22 sons John and Richard to be my sole Executors equally
23 share and share alike of this my last Will and Testament
24 and I do disannul and make void all other Will or Wills
25 made by me as here tofore and allow this

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26 to be my only and last Will and Testament in Witness
27 to the same I have herewith set my hand and seat this
28 Tweteth day of April one Thousand Eight Hundred and
29 Thirty Nine

30 Valentine Ashton
31 by Mark X
32 [sea]

33 Signed sealed published and declared
34 by the Testator as and for his last Will
35 and Testament in the presence of us
36 who at this request and in his presence
37 have subscribed our names as
38 Witnesses thereto

39 Matthew Davies Trefeglwys
40 Edward Lloyd Berthlas
41 Thomas X Lloyd
42 by mark Berthlas

43 On the 22nd day of June in the Year of our Lord 1839, the
44 above Will was insinuated, proved, apporred, and in common form
45 of law decreed valid, and Administration granted to John Ashton
46 one of the Executors within named, he being first sword in
47 common form of law, and that the whole of the goods chattels and
48 credits of the said deceased do not amount in value to £20.
49 power being reserved for Richard Ashton the other Executor therein
50 named, to take upon him the execution thereof, whenever he shall lawfully
51 demand the same,
52 Before me, E Pughe, Surrogate

53 The deceased died on or about the 26th day of April, 1839.

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54 Trefeglwys
55 Valentine Ashton
56 Will – under £20
57 Probate granted 22nd June 1839

58 E. Pughe Surrogate

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59 A true and perfect Inventory of the goods
60 Chattels and credits of Valentine Ashton of
61 Longhill in the Parish of Trefeglwys and County
62 of Montgomery – Weaver. Deceased

63 £. s. d.

64 His Wearing apparel 1 – 10 -0
65 His Household Goods 5 – 10 – 0
66 Two Looms 3 – 0 – 0
67 1 Cow 7 – 0 – 0
68 1 Cart 0 – 15 – 0

69 £ 17- 15 – 0

70 Nicholas Bennett ) Appraisers
71 Thomas Evans ) 29th April 1839

A transcription of this digital image, held at the National Library of Wales.
References: B/1839/204/W [crossed out: 67] B/1839/204/I [crossed out: 67]
Originally transcribed by for this website, mmv and revised by Alison Bryan, vii.x.mmxi

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