Will: Valentine ASHTON, Maesyblawd, 1848

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1 In the Name of God Amen,
2 I Valentine Ashton of Maesyblawd in the
3 Parish of Trefeglwys and County of Montgomery
4 Farmer, being sick in body but of sound mind
5 memory and understanding praised be God for
6 the same. do make this my last Will and
7 Testmament in manner and Form Following.
8 First I order my Executors hereafter named to pay
9 all my debts Funeral Expenses and the proveing
10 of this my last Will and Testament
11 likewise I give and bequeath unto my Wife Martha
12 Ashton and my Son John Ashton those two
13 Pieces of [interline:] Land [end] situate on Dolgwden in the Parish of
14 Trefeglwys and County of Montgomery. Share and
15 Share alike during the life of my said wife
16 Martha Ashton and afterwards I order and
17 bequeath the whole portion of the said two pieces
18 of Land unto the said my Son John Ashton
19 his heirs and assigns for ever. and likewise
20 I give and bequeath all the rest residue and
21 remainder of my Money Bills Bonds Goods Chattels
22 and whatsoever besides which belong or appertain
23 to me by claim or Title unto my aforesaid wife
24 Martha Ashton and my said son John Ashton

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25 Jointly and severally share and share alike when
26 which I now appoint constitute and ordain to be
27 my Sole Executors of this my last will and Testament
28 and I do disannul and make void all other Will or
29 Wills made by me as heretofore and allow this to be
30 my only and last Will and Testament in witness to the
31 same I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this
32 Twenty third day of May one Thousand Eight Hundred
33 and Forty Three

34 Valentine Ashton
35 [seal]

36 Signed Sealed Published and declared
37 by the Testator as and for his last Will
38 and Testament in the presence of us
39 who at hsi request and in his presence
40 thereto

41 Matthew Davies Draper Trefeglwys
42 RB Richard Bennett by mark
43 Thomas Jones of Goitref

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44 On the Twenty Second day of June in the year of our Lord
45 One Thousand Eight Hundred and Forty Eight the within written
46 will was insinuated, proved, approved, and in common form
47 of law decreed valid, and Administration granted to the
48 within named Executors, Martha Ashton and John Ashton,
49 they being first sworn in common form of law, and that
50 the whole of the goods, chattels and credits of the said
51 deceased do not amount in value to One
52 Hundred Pounds

53 Before me
54 E. Pughe, Surrogate

55 The deceased died the 7th day of April, 1845.

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56 A true and perfect Inventory of the Goods Chattels
57 and Credits of Valentine Ashton of Maesyblawd in
58 the Parish of Trefeglwys and County of Montgomery
59 Famrer deceased

60 £ S D
61 His Riding Horse Saddle / Bridle and Wearing Apparel 8-0-0
62 His Horned Cattle 19-0-0
63 His Sheep and Pigs with Poultry 13-11-0
64 His Implements in Husbandry 4-0-0
65 His Household Furniture and Dairy Vessells 6-0-0
66 His Grain Potatoes Hay and Fireing ) 4-0-0
67 with Sundry small articles )

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68 54-1-0

69 Jonathan Tilsely
70 Richard Ashton
71 Appraisers
72 16th April 1845

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73 Trefeglwys
74 The Will of
75 Valentine Ashton
76 Under £100
77 Probate granted 22nd June 1848

78 E Pughe
79 Surrogate

A transcription of this digital image, held at the National Library of Wales.
References: B/1848/220/W and B/1848/220/I
Transcribed by Alison Bryan, mmv and revised on the x.iv.mmxii

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