Will: Edward BENNETT, Gentleman, Glanyrafon, 1822

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1 Edward Bennett

2 This is the last WILL and Testament of me
3 Edward Bennett of Glanyrafon in the parish of Trefeglwys in
4 the county of Montgomery Gentleman first I give devise and bequeath
5 unto my nephew Thomas Humphreys all that messuage or dwelling
6 house Mill Factory Kiln House Mill pool and Fold called and known
7 by the name Llawr Glynn Mill containing three roods and twenty
8 out perches now in the tenure or occupation of the said Thomas
9 Humphreys also all that piece or parcel of land called or known by
10 the name of Cae Gaylau containing two acres and thirty perches now
11 in the occupation of the said Thomas Humphreys Also all that piece
12 or parcel of Land called the bottom of Cae Gaylau containing three Roods
13 now in the Occupation of the said Thomas Humphreys also all that
14 piece or parcel of land called or known by the name of Close fachy Felin
15 containing two roods and Eleven perches now in the Occupation of the said
16 Thomas Humphreys also all that [insert from margin, 16 words:] Garden containing eight perches now in the occupation of the said Thomas Humphreys also all that piece or parcel of land lately divided
17 into two pieces called and known by the name Eskirgannol containing
18 five acres three Roods and four perches now in the occupation of me the
19 said Edward Bennett and also all that piece or parcel of woodland called
20 Coppy bach adjoining the last mentioned piece or parcel of Land called
21 Eskirgannol containing two acres three Roods and six perches now in the
22 occupation of me the said Edward Bennett and also the use of the
23 Road leading from Llawrglynn Mill aforesaid to the said pieces or
24 parcels of Land called Eskirgannol and Coppybach all which said
25 messuages or dwelling house Mill Factory Kiln house and the several
26 pieces or parcels of land and premises hereinbefore mentioned with
27 the appurtenances are situate lying and being in the parish of Trefeglwys
28 aforesaid to have and to hold the said messuages or dwelling houses Mill
29 Factory Kilne Lands hereditaments all and singular other the
30 premises above mentioned and described with their and every of their
31 appurtenances unto my said nephew Thomas Humphreys his heirs and
32 assigns for ever I give devise and bequeath to my nephew Edward
33 Humphreys all that Messuage or dwellinghouse and Blacksmiths
34 shop which I lately Erected on a piece or parcel of land which I
35 purchased from the Revd. Hope Wynn Eyton and Garden thereto adjoining
36 situate in the said parish of Trefeglwys now in the tenure or occupation
37 of Evan Humphrey to hold to my said nephew Edward Humphreys his
38 heirs and assigns for ever I give and devise to my said dear wife
39 Margaret Bennett all that messuage or dwelling house which I
40 lately erected with the Garden thereto belonging called Tycoch situate
41 in the said parish of Trefeglwys and now in the occupation of
42 Valentine Ashton and Margaret Lewis widow to hold to my said dear
43 wife for and during the term of her natural life and from and immedi-
44 ately after her decease I give and devise the said Messuage or dwelling
45 house and Garden to my brother Nicholas Bennett his heirs and assigns
46 for ever I give and devise unto my nephew Thomas Humphreys son
47 of my nephew Thomas Humphreys all that room or parlour called
48 the Old Shop with the Room over the same and also the Garden
49 thereto belonging now in the tenure or occupancy of Edward Jones and
50 Richard Smith to hold the said Thomas Humphreys the son his heirs
51 and assigns for ever I give and devise unto my friends Thomas Marsh
52 of the Town of Llanidloes in the said county Gentleman and William
53 Howell Marsh of the same place Gentleman all that [interlined, 3 words:] my Capital messuage or tenement
54 and lands with the appurtenants thereto belonging commonly called or
55 known by the name of Glanyrafon (except such part or parts thereof
56 as I have hereinbefore given and devised) also all those three pieces or parcels
57 of Meadow land called and known by the name of Dolwen and which

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58 I purchased of Edward Tilsley Davies of Birchin House in the parish
59 of Trefeglwys aforesaid Gentleman deceased and also all that piece or a
60 parcel of land called Close Gragon and which I lately purchased from
61 Thomas Evans of Tyshwt in the said parish of Trefeglwys all which
62 said messuage or tenement lands and premises are situate lying and
63 being in the parish of Trefeglwys aforesaid and now in my own occupation
64 to have and to hold the said Capital messuage or tenement lands hereunto
65 and all and singular other the premises above mentioned and described
66 with their and every of their appurtenances except the messuage or dwelling
67 house Mill Lands and hereditaments hereinbefore given and devised as aforesaid
68 unto the said Thomas Marsh and William Howell Marsh their heirs
69 and assigns upon the trusts intents and purposes hereinafter mentioned
70 expressed and declared of and concerning the same that is to say (upon
71 trust that they my trustees or the survivor of them or his heirs do and
72 shall as soon as conveniently may be after my decease by devising
73 or mortgaging for any term or number of years or otherwise as they
74 my said trustees or the survivor of them shall think fit all or any part
75 of the said messuage or tenement lands hereditaments and premises
76 hereby limited to them as aforesaid but subject to a certain annuity
77 of twelve pounds per annum payable to my dear wife during her
78 natural life and to the powers and remedies for recovery of the same and
79 which same annuity is secured to my said wife by a settlement made
80 previous to our Marriage) raise levy and take up at interest the sum
81 of four hundred pounds and also such further and other sums of money as
82 may be necessary to reimburse to my said trustees and the survivor
83 of them his heirs Executors or administrators all such costs charges and expenses
84 as they may be put unto in or about the procuring the said sum of
85 four hundred pounds with a reasonable compensation for their trouble
86 loss of time and Services in and about the same and upon further
87 trust to pay the said sum of four hundred pounds unto the several
88 persons hereinafter mentioned in the shares and proportions following
89 that is to say the sum of two hundred part thereof to my said
90 dear wife Margaret Bennett the sum of one hundred pounds further part
91 thereof to my brother Richard Bennett and the sum of one hundred
92 pounds the remaining part thereof to my said nephew Thomas Humphreys
93 and from and immediately after all the trusts hereinbefore declared shall
94 be fully performed or otherwise satisfied and discharged and the said
95 Thomas Marsh and William Howell Marsh and the survivor of them
96 or his heirs shall be fully reimbursed and satisfied
97 all such costs charges and expenses to be occasioned by or relating to the
98 trusts hereby in them reposed upon this further trust that they my said
99 trustees or the survivor of them or the heirs of such survivor do and
100 shall by such good and sufficient conveyances in the law as may be
101 deemed expedient and necessary in that behalf release and convey and
102 assure all and singular the said Messuages or tenements lands hereditaments
103 and premises hereby limited to them upon the trusts and in manner
104 aforesaid subject nevertheless to the mortgage or mortgages that maybe
105 made by them my said trustees or the survivor of them or his heirs for
106 securing any sum or sums of money for all or either of the purposes
107 aforesaid and charges and chargeable as aforesaid unto and to the only
108 proper use and behoof of my said brother Nicholas Bennett his heirs
109 and assigns for ever and I do hereby will order and direct that the receipt
110 and receipts of my said trustees and of the survivor of them and his
111 heirs shall be a good and sufficient release and discharge or releases and
112 discharges to every person and persons who may advance any sum or
113 sums of money for the purposes of this my will or for so much thereof
114 as shall be expressed in such receipt or receipts without such person or
115 persons

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116 persons being obliged to see to the application or answerable for their
117 misapplication or nonapplication of the same monies or any part
118 thereof and I doo hereby declare it to be my Will and meaning that my
119 said trustees or the survivor of them his heirs Executors or administrators shall
120 not be answerable or accountable for any more monies than they shall
121 come to their hands respectively nor for any involuntary loss or misfortune
122 which may happen to the said monies or any part thereof nor shall
123 the one of them be answerable or accountable for the acts deeds or receipt
124 neglect or default of the other of them but each for his own acts deeds
125 receipts neglects or defaults only I [interlined, one word:] also give and bequeath unto my said dear
126 wife the further sum of forty pounds I also give and bequeath to my sister
127 Mary Humphreys the sum one hundred pounds to my sister Ann the
128 wife of David Richards the sum of five pounds to my sister Jane the
129 wife of Edward Ashton the sum of one hundred pounds to be paid
130 unto her own hands and her receipt about only notwithstanding here
131 coverture to be a sufficient discharge to my Executors for the same and
132 my will and meaning is that the said sum of one hundred pounds
133 so Given and bequeathed to my said sister Jane shall not be subject
134 to the debts control or Engagements of her present husband but to
135 be to and for her own sole and separate use and benefit I give and
136 bequeath unto such of the children of my said sister Elizabeth the
137 wife of Maurice Evans as shall be living at my decease the sum of
138 fifty pounds equally divided between them share and share
139 alike and if there shall be but one child of my said sister Elizabeth
140 unmarried at the time of my decease then I give and bequeath the
141 said sum of fifty pounds to such unmarried child I give and bequeath
142 to my niece Ann the wife of William Tilsley the sum of fifty pounds
143 to my niece Jane the wife of Edward Williams the sum of Forty pounds
144 to my niece Elizabeth the wife of John Savage the life sum of forty
145 pounds [insert from the margin, 15 words:] to my niece Mary the wife of Richard Kinsey the life sum of forty pounds to my Nephew Richard Ashton the life sum of forty pounds
146 to my niece Margaret the wife of John Watkin the sum of fifty
147 pounds To my niece Mary the wife of John Richards the life
148 sum of fifty pounds and to Sarah Jones now living with me
149 the daughter of Thomas Jones by Sarah his wife the life sum of
150 fifty pounds and I direct that all the before mentioned legacies shall
151 be paid at the expiration of six months after my decease I also
152 give and bequeath unto my said dear wife such of my household
153 goods and Furniture as she shall make choice of so that the same
154 does not exceed the sum of fifty pounds in value and as to all the
155 Rest Residue and Remainder of my Goods Chattels personal Estate
156 and Effects which shall remain after payment of my debts legacies and
157 funeral Expenses and the expenses of proving this my will I Give
158 and bequeath the same unto my said brother Richard Bennett
159 and my said nephew Thomas Humphreys their Executors and
160 adminstrators to be equally to be divided between them share and share
161 alike and I nominate and appoint them the said Richard Bennett
162 and Thomas Humphreys Executors of this my will and I do
163 hereby revoke all wills at any time heretofore made and declare this
164 only to be my last will and testament In witness whereof I
165 the said Edward Bennett the testator have to this my last will and
166 testament contained in three sheets of paper set my hand to the first
167 and second sheet and my hand and seal to this third and last sheet
168 the tenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand
169 eight Eight hundred and twenty one – EDWARD BENNETT [Seal]
170 Signed sealed published and declared by the said Edward Bennett the
171 testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who
172 at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other
173 have

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174 have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto the words “to my Nephew
175 Richard Ashton the life sum of forty pounds” in this sheet being
176 first interlined – T Edmund Marsh, Edward Evans, Benjamin Jones
177 his clerks.

178 Proved at London 15 June 1822 before the Judge by the oaths of
179 Richard Bennett the Brother and Thomas Humphreys the Nephew
180 the Executors to whom administration was granted being first sworn by Commission
181 duly to administer

Transcribed by Neal Bright and donated mmvi, with minor revisions by Alison Bryan, xii.x.mmxi.

A transcription of this digital image held at the National Archives.
Catalogue reference: PROB 11/1657

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