Will: Edmund PARTON, 1639

To be buried in Trefeglwys Church.

Towards funeral expenses, 40s.; to Katherine Parton, daughter of testator’s son John, £40—his executors to give security for the safe custody of the same till she attained the age of twenty-one, the security to be held by testator’s grandson Frauncis Parton of Wovorharnpton, joiner; if Katherine died, then the £40 to ho divided between her two brothers, Lewis Parton and Walter Parton; to grandson Walter, second son of John, son of testator, deceased, £10.

Testator directed his executor to pay one Oliver Bomford of Trefeglwys £10, to freo a moiety of a messuage called Kaymaure, situate in the township of Bodaioch or Kefnbarreche; to Frauncis Parton of Wolverhampton, £3; to daughter-in-law Margaret Parton, widow, £3; to Reynold Pickin of Tunstall, to the use of his eldest daughter, 20s.; to John Ashton of Trefeglwys, to the use of his eldest daughter, 20s.; to John Reedes of High Offley, co. Stafford, to the use of his eldest daughter, 20s.; to Edward Parton of Bilston, grandson, to the use of his two eldest children, 20s.; to son Richard Parton, 2s.; to Richard Moston, co. Salop, to the use of his eldest daughter, 20s.

Residue to grandson Lewis Parton, whom he appointed executor.

“I doe desire my honest neighbours Edward Savage and Oliver Bomford to be overseers.”

Witnesses. – David Evans, Edward Savage, Margarett Parton. Teste, Oliver Savage.

Will made 11th January 1638-9; proved 12th June 1639

Taken from the Montgomeryshire Collections, Volume 26, published 1892. Early Montgomeryshire Wills at Somerset House, Continued from Vol. xxiv., p. 87; pp. 1-48, at pp 10-11

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