Will: Richard EVANS, Cwmgwernog, 1808

1 In the Name of God Amen. I Richard Evans
2 of Cwmgwernog in the parish of Trefeglwys in the County
3 of Montgomery and Diocese of Bangor / Farmer
4 being of Sound Mind Memory and Understanding
5 Do Make and Ordain publish and declare this my
6 last Will and Testament, in Manner and form
7 following (that is to say) First I direct that my
8 Just Debts and Funeral Expenses, be paid by my
9 Executrix herein after mentioned out of my
10 personal Estate And as Touching such wordly
11 Estate it has pleased God to Bless me with – I
12 give and Devise the same in the following
13 manner and Form. First I give and
14 Devise unto my Son Evan Evans all my
15 Implements of Husbandry
15 Also I give and Devise to my Beloved Wife
16 Elizabeth Evans, the Lease of all that Messuage
17 and Tenement called and known by the names
18 Cwmgwernog which I now hold under Mrs
19 Elizabeth Griffiths of Dolgadfan in the parish
20 of Llanbrynmair (Widow of the late David
21 Griffiths of the same place Esquire) And I
22 Direct that the profits and enjoyed by my
23 said Wife During the term of her Natural
24 Life And then to devolve and become the
25 property of my abovementioned son Evan Evans
26 his Heirs and Assigns I Also give and Bequeath
27 unto my said wife All my Houshold Furniture
28 My Stock and Horses Cattle and Sheep And all
29 the rest and Residue of my personal Estate of what

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30 Kind or quality whatsoever that I shall be possesed
31 off or entitled to at my Decease And I do hereby
32 Nominate and Constitute her to be sole Executrix
33 of this my last Will and Testament. Hereby
34 Revoking and making Void all and every former
35 Will or Wills by me heretofore made And Declaring
36 this and no other to be my last. In Witness
37 whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal
38 this Thirty first day of December, One Thousand
39 Eight Hundred and Seven

40 The Mark of
41 X
42 Richard Evans
43 [seal]

44 Signed Sealed published and
45 Declared by the said Testator
46 Richard Evans as and for
47 his last Will and Testament
48 in the presence of us who in the
49 presence of each other have
50 subscribed our names

51 Evan Humphreys
52 Richard Lewis of Llanidloes

53 On the 28th day of May in the year of our Lord 1807 the above
54 written will was insinuated proved approved and in common form of Law
55 decreed valid and administration granted to the writhin named Executor
56 Elizabeth Evans she being first sworn in common form of Law and that
57 the whole the goods Chattels and credits of the said deceased do not amount
58 in value to two hundred Pounds

59 before me John Davies
60 Surrogate

61 Probate granted 30th December 1808

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62 Trefeglwys
63 Richard Evans
64 Will – under £200
65 proved 28th May 1808
66 Probate granted 20 December 1808
67 John Davies Surrogate

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68 A Inventory of the Goods and Chattels
69 belonging to Richard Evans late of Cwmgwernog in
70 the Parish of Trefeglwys in the County of Montgomery
71 Appraised by us 8th Day of March 1808

72 £-s-d
73 Horse Saddle and Apparel 12-0-0
74 Furniture in the Chamber 7-0-0
75 Furniture in the Kitchen 4-0-0
76 In the Buttry 2-0-0
77 Upstairs 5-0-0
78 80 Sheep at 9s 36-0-0
79 Pigs and Fowls 1-0-0
80 Corn and Oats 5-0-0
81 Two Horses and Gears 15-0-0
82 Carts and Implements of Husbandry 5-0-0
83 Four Cows 20-0-0
84 15 Young Cattle at £4 60-0-0
85 Hay and Straw 3-0-0

86 £175-0-0

87 The mark of John Humphreys X
88 The mark of Thomas Owen X
89 Appraisers

A transcription of this digital image, held at the National Library of Wales.
References: B/1808/148/W and B/1808/148/I
Transcribed by Alison Bryan, x.iv.mmxii

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