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  Page 2 of this database is limited to the BATEMAN surname in Pembrokeshire

 

Carmarthenshire

Pembrokeshire

  • Kidwelly
  • Will of  Francis Randell (1839) of the town of Kidwelly in the Parish of St Mary (G&HT)
  • Administration of estate of Mary Randell (1849) of Kidwelly   (G&HT)
  • Llandefaelog
  • Will of John Morgan, farmer of Llandefaelog, proved 4 June 1814   (G&HT)
  • Llanelly
  • Administration  of  James Randell  (1893) of Dafen, Llanelly (G&HT)
  • Will of Mary Wales (1769) late of the Parish of Lanelly (G&HT)
  • Llanfihangel Abercywyn
  • Will of Thomas Griffith(s) (1795) of Placeyparke, Llanfihangel Abercywyn (G&HT)
  • Will of William Cle(a)rk (1797), of Velin-fach, Llanfihangel Abercywyn (G&HT)
  • Pembrey
  • Will of John Hay  (1828)  of Mountrial, in the parish of Pembrey  (G&HT)
  • Will of Mary Hay (1852)  of Mountyrhial, in the parish of Pembrey   (G&HT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Ambleston
  • Will of John Griffith of Scolock of Ambleston, 11 January 1798  (LS)
  • Eglwyswrw
  • Will of Mary Hughes of Eglwyswrw, 1807    (DB)
  • Haverfordwest
  • Will of Thomas Bevans of Haverfordwest, 1811   (DB)
  • Herbrandston
  • Will of Mary Bevan of Herbrandston, 1796   (DB)
  • Letterston
  • Will of John Beavan of Letterston, 1836    (DB)
  • Mathry
  • Will of John Powis of Mathry, 1829    (RB)
  • Puncheston & Llanychaer
  • Will of William Gambold of Puncheston and Llanychaer, 1728    (MR)
  • St David's
  • Will of Francis Powis of St David's,  1700    (RB)
  • St Issell's
  • Will of David Hay,  1798  of St Issells  (G&HT)
  • Solva
  • Will of William Bevan of Solva, 1796          (DB)
  • Tenby
  • Will of William Bevans of Tenby, 1854            (DB)    
  • Walton East
  • Will of James Bevans of Walton East, 1828    (DB)
  • Wiston
  • Will of Henry Bevan of Wiston, 1772     (DB)
  • Will of Ann Bevans of Wiston, 1805     (DB)
  • Will of David Bevan of Wiston, 1806     (DB)
  • Will of John Hugh of Wiston, 1911          (DB) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


WILL OF ELINOR WILLIAMS

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Of Llanybri, in the parish of Llanstephan, Carmarthenshire, Wales

Died, 1 January 1832

1832

Llanstephan

Test. Elinor Williams,

Widow

£0.10.0

January 12th In the name of God, Amen. I Elinor Williams, of the Village of Llanybree, in the Parish of Llanstephan, in the County of Carmarthen, widow; being weak in body but of sound memory and understanding, But calling to mind the mortality of my Body, and the uncertainty of human Life do make this my last will and Testament, in the manner and Form as Followeth - First. I give and bequeath unto my Eldest son William Williams, my real Estate situate, lying, and being in the Village of Llanybree in the aforesaid Parish and County, and to his Heirs for ever. I also give and bequeath to my other two sons, viz. John Williams and David Williams the sum of five Shillings each; I also give and bequeath unto my four Daughters viz. Sarah John, Margaret Davies, Elinor Bowen, and Elizabeth Jones, the some of five shillings each, to be Paid them in three months time after my Decease. - And as to all the Residue of my Personal Estate, after Paying my just Debts and Funeral Expences, I give and bequeath the whole to my aforesaid son William Williams in consideration that he is to Pay as following at the expiration of Two years after my Descese to my Daughter Mary White the sum of Three Pounds eightten Shillings and Six Pence; and to my Daughter Lydia Williams the sum of Three Pounds eleven Shillings and five Pence at the expiration of Two years after my Decease. Also he is to Pay my Daughter Ann Griffiths the Sum of Twenty Pounds at the expiration of one year after my Decease. Farther, he is to pay the aforesaid Ann Griffiths the Sum of Twelve Pounds Eleven Shillings at the Expirations of Two years after my Decease. If in case that one of the aforesaid Sisters viz. Mary, Lydia and Ann. Die without issue left after her and that before the money is to be Paid I order that her Share is to be Divided between the other Two Sisters Share and Share alike. And in case that two of the aforesaid Sisters Die without issue before the money be payable then I order that their Two Shares here(?) are to be divided between the other Sister and the aforesaid William Williams. And I do nominate and appoint John Thomas Pentrewin and John Davies Pentewin both in the Parish of Llans[t]ephan to be my Executors in Trust to See that every Think be done and performed, according to the true Meanings of this my last will and Testament; revoking all Former will or wills; declaring this, and no other to be my last will and Testament. In Witness whereof I do here - unto put my hand, and Seal this Eight Day of October, in the Year of our Lord one Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty one.

Elinor Williams

 

Sigend, Sealed and published

by the Said Elinor Williams

to be her lat will and Testament

in our Presence as Witnesses

John William Llanybree

Benjamin Davies Lanybree

Daniel Evan Llanybree

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Carmarthen. January 12 1832

John Thomas of Pentrewin in the Parish of Llanstephan in the County of Carmarthen, Farmer, one of the Executors named in this will, was sworn in common form, and her further made oath, that the personal estate and effects of the Testatrix, at the time of her decease in the Diocese of St David's, were under the value of One Hundred Pounds, and that the said Testatrix died on the first day of January 1832.

Before Me
James Griffith
Surrogate

Effects sworn
Under £100

Let a Probate of this will be granted to the said Executor, reserving a like Power to the
other Executor. J.G.

 

 

(DIOCESE OF ST. DAVID'S)

For Executors

John Thomas of Pentrewin in the Parish of Llanstephan in the County of Carmarthenshire Farmer and - of - in the Parish of - in the County of - (one (two of the) Executors named in the last Will and Testament of Elinor Williams late of the village of Llanybree in the Parish of Llanstephan aforesaid in the County of Carmarthen Widow who died on the first- Day of January- 1832 make the Oath, and saith that he hath made diligent search and due inquiry after and in respect of the Personal Estate and Effects of the said Deceased, in order to ascertain the full Amount and Value thereof, and that to the best of his knowledge, information and belief, the whole of the Goods, Chattels, and Credits, of which the said Deceased died possessed, within the Diocese of St. David's, (exclusive of what the Deceased my have been possessed of, or entitled to, as a Trustee for any other Person or Persons, and not beneficially, but including the Leasehold Estates for Years of the Deceased, whether absolute or determinable on Lives, and without deducting any thing on account of the Debts due and owing from the Deceased,) are under the Value of One Hundred Pounds, And this Deponent further saith That the said Deceased had no Personal Estate and Effects at the time of her- decease, within the Province of York, to which this Deponent needs to administer.

Sworn on the 13th Day of                                                                                                                                                                           John Thomas

                                         Jan.y- 1832
                                                           James Griffith
                                                                SURROGATE.

Reserving a like power to the other Executor.
                                                                   JG

J. Harris-
W. Evans, Printer, Carmarthen

 

Transcribed verbatim by Helen Thomas, Great-Great-Great-Great-Granddaughter of Elinor Williams, 7 March 2009, Perth, Western Australia

 


The Will of Richard Nicholas of Maesgwyn

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Carmarthen, April 8 1799 This Will was proved by the Oath of the Within named Executrix before me Wm H [?] Barker [?] Surrogate

Llanstephan, Test Richard Nicholas 179-.

 

In the name of God, Amen, I Richard Nicholas of Maesgwyn in the Parish of Lanstephan, County of Carmarthen, Farmer being grown aged and weak in Body, But of Perfect [?] mind and memory, calling unto/into [?] mind the mortality of my Nature, do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament; That is to Say First of all, and principally, I give and bequeath recommend my Soul unto the Hand of almighty God, who gave it and my body, I recommend to the Earth to be buried in devout Christian Burial at the Direction and Expense of my Executrix herein [?] after-mentioned. And as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased god to bless me in this Life, I give, devise, and dispose of the same in the following manner - first, I give and bequeath unto my beloved Daughter Mary Davies of Warwen-allt [?] the Sum of one Shilling to be paid her at the end of one calendar month after my Decease, also I give and bequeath unto Mary Davies the Daughter of David Davies of Maesgwyn, my granddaughter, the sum of Five Pounds, to be paid her at the End of Twelve months after my Decease - I also give and bequeath unto David Davies, the Son of the aforesaid David Davies of Maesgwyn, the Sum of Five Pounds to be paid him likewise at the End of Twelve months after my Decease. I also give and bequeath unto Anne Davies, Daughter of the aforesaid David Davies of Maesgwyn, the Sum of Five Pounds to be paid her at the End of Twelve months after my Decease, I also give and bequeath unto William Davies, the Son of the aforesaid David Davies of Maesgwyn the sum of Five Pounts to be paid him at the end of Twelve months after my Decease, and it is my will, that If in case one or more of the foregoing Brothers and Sisters, that is to say, Mary Davies of Maesgwyn, or David Davies, or Anne Davies, or William Davies, Shall happen to die before they shall arrive at the age of Twenty one years of age then let it be avowed [?] and understood that the Legacy or Legacies bequeathed by me to such as may die of them, must be divided share and share alike amongst the surviving ones of them who are to have five Pounds only _ I likewise give, devise and bequeath unto John Davies the son of David Davies of Maesgwyn aforesaid, the sum of Ten Pounds to be Paid at the End of Twelve months after my Decease. I also give and bequeath unto Benjamin Davies, the Son of the aforesaid David Davies the Sum of Ten Pounds to be paid him at the End of Twelve months after my Decease, and If in case that either John Davies or Benjamin Davies shall happen to die before he arrives at the age of Twenty one years, then the Ten Pounds bequeathed to the deceased by me, shall be given to the surviving one only _ It is myWill Likewise that the minister of the Chappel of Lanybree shall Preach a Sermon at my Funeral, and that the Sum of five shillings be allowed him for doing so. Finally I give, devise, and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Dorothy Davies of Maesgwyn, whom I likewise constitute, make, and ordain sole Executrix (under Trustees) of this my Last will and Testament, all and Singular my Effects, both of

Furniture, or of money out at Interest [?] by Bonds or Notes or any Howsoever, That is to say, she is to have the Interest of the same money, or the use of them to Lay out on a farm or in some ??? otherwise, ??? her Life, but In order that neither her husband nor herself may spend or waste the said Property, I appoint William abel [?] of Lanybree, and David Davies of Graig, and Nathaniel Davies of Cwmllainwyrn [?] my respected and esteemed Friends, as Trustees to Inspect over these affairs, and to take care, that if they all three consent for my Daughter Dorothy Daughter Davies, to have the Use of the Said money to lay out on a farm or otherwise, then in such case I say they must take care that a Sufficient Property be on the said farm, to answer the Quota of money they may let her have, for it is my will, that she is to have the Interest, or use of the said money as aforesaid during her Life only, for after her Life Time The whole money remaining after me is to be divided share and share alike among the Children of my beloved Daughter Dorothy Davies, and I do authorize the Three Trustees aforesaid, to call in, sue for, the money that shall be after ?, to take care of the same, and ?? they be ?? to my Executrix's ??? as afore ??? _ and I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke, and disannul, all, and every ????? wills, Legacy and Legacies whatsoever, ratifying and confirming this, and no other, to be my Last will and Testament. IN witness whereof, I have ???? set my Hand and seal this 18th Day of Dec[ember] one Thousand seven hundred and ninety six signed, sealed, and declared by the said Richard Nicholas as his Last Will and Testament in the Presences of us, who in his Presence and in the Presence of each other have ???? to ???

The mark of Richard Nicholas (X)

Indecipherable signature, Blyn [?] Cayo [?]
D. Davies Lanybree

 

Transcribed verbatim by Helen Thomas, 26 April 2011, Perth, Western Australia. All spelling is per original document.

 


Administration of estate of Mary Randell (1849) of Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

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1849
Kidwelly
Mary Randell
Administration
Granted 4th June 1849
£50

Eng. I.O. Cofor Sg ?I

Act Book Page 400

  No. 1

(For Administrators, or Administrators with Will annexed.)

ARCHDEACONRIES
OF
ST. DAVID'S, CARDIGAN, AND CARMARTHEN,
In the Consistory Court
AT CARMARTHEN

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In the Goods of Mary Randell
Spinster deceased.

 

 

At Carmarthen the Fourth day of June 1849.

Appeared Personally Margaret Rees (wife of Richard Rees of Bridge Street in the Town of Kidwelly in the County of Carmarthen Gentleman) the natural and lawful sister and one of the next of kin of the said deceased and

the Party applying for Letters of Administration to the Estate and Effects of the said
Mary Randell late of
the Hope and Anchor in the said Town of Kidwelly spinster
Deceased, who died on the Twenty eighth day of May One Thousand Eight Hundred and forty nine intestate, and MADE OATH, that the Estate and Effects of the said Deceased, for or in respect of which the said Letters of Administration are to be granted (exclusive of what the Deceased may have been possessed of, or entitled to, as a Trustee for any other Person or Persons, and not beneficially, but including the Leasehold Estates, for years of the Deceased, whether absolute or determinable on Lives, and without deducting any thing on account of the Debts due and owing from the Deceased), are under the Value of Fifty Pounds to the best of this Deponent's knowledge, Information and Belief.

Sworn at the time and place above
mentioned

Margaret Rees

                    BEFORE ME
                         D A Williams
                           SURROGATE

 

No. 2

(For Administrators, or Administrators with Will annexed.)

ARCHDEACONRIES
OF
ST. DAVID'S, CARDIGAN, AND CARMARTHEN,
In the Consistory Court
AT CARMARTHEN

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In the Goods of Mary Randell
Spinster deceased.

 

 

Let Administration

of all and singular the Goods, Chattels, and Credits of the said Mary Randell late of the Hope and Anchor in the Town of Kidwelly in the County of Carmarthen spinster Intestate (who died without leaving a parent) be committed and granted to Margaret Rees (wife of Richard Rees of Bridge Street in the said Town of Kidwelly Gentleman) the natural and lawful sister and one of the next of kin of the said deceased

she the said Margaret Rees
having duly sworn, as usual, at the time and place above-mentioned, well and faithfully to administer.

Before me
D?Williams
SURROGATE

Effects sworn under £50.0.0

Know all men by those Present that Mr Richard Rees of Bridge Street, in the Town of Kidwelly in the County of Carmarthen Gentleman John Thomas of the town of Kidwelly aforesaid Land-Surveyor and William Rees of the Buffalo Inn in the County of the Borough of Carmarthen Auctioneer

Are held and firmly bound unto the Right Reverend Father in God Connop by Divine Permission Lord Bishop of Saint David in the penal sum of One Hundred Pounds"“"of good an lawful Money of Great Britain to be paid unto the said Lord Bishop"“"“ or to his ???. ??? Executors, Administrators or ??? To which payment well and truly ?? be made. We oblige ourselves and each and every of us by ??? themselves for the whole our each and every"of hour Heirs Executors and Administrators firmly by ??? Presents ??? with our Souls dated the Fourth day of June in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lady Victoria by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Queen Defender of the Faith ?? in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and fortynine.

The Condition of this Obligation is such that if Margaret Rees (wife of the above bounden [?] Richard Rees) Administratrix of all and singular the Goods Chattles and Credits of her late Sister Mary Randell late of the Hope and Anchor in Kidwelly aforesaid spinster intestate deceased do make or cause to be made a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the Goods Chattles and Credits of her"the said Margaret Rees"“"“"“ or into the Hands and Possession of any Person or Persons for her and the same so made exhibit or cause to be exhibited into the Registry of Consistory Court at Carmarthen at or before the last day of December next ensuing and the same Goods Chattles and Credits and all other the Goods Chattles and Credits of the said deceased at the time of her death which at any time after shall come to the hands or Possession of the said Margaret Rees or into the hands and Possession of any other Person or Persons for her do well and truly administer according to Law. And further do make or cause to be made a true and just A[?] of her said Administration at or before the last day of June which will be in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty and all the Rest and Residue of the said Goods Chattles and Credits which shall be found remaining upon [?] the said Administrators A[?] the same being first examined and allowed of by the Judge or Judges for the time being of the said Court shall deliverand pay unto such Person or Persons respectively as the said Meaning of a late Act of Parliament made in the two and twentieth and three and twentieth Years of the Reign of our late Sovereign Lord King Charles the Second ????? ?? ??? for the better settling of Intestate Estates shall limit and appoint And if it shall hereinafter appear that any last Will and Testament was made by the said deceased and the Executor or Executors therein named do exhibit the same into the said Court making Request to have it allowed and approved accordingly if the said Margaret Rees above bounden bring the ??? required do render and deliver the said Letter of Administration. Approbation of such Testament being first had and made in the said Court ??? this Obligation to be void or else to remain in full Force and Virtue.

Signed Sealed and delivered }
in the Presence of }

Richd Rees
Jno: Thomas
Wm Rees

John Owen
Clerk to Mr Valentine Davis
??? Registrar
Carmarthen

 

Transcribed verbatim by Helen Thomas, great-great-great-great-niece of Mary Randell and Margaret Rees, 25 April 2011, Perth, Western Australia

 


The Will of Francis RANDELL, 1772 - 1839

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Item 1

This is my last will and testament of me Francis Randell of the town of Kidwelly in the Parish of St Mary and country of Carmarthen victular that is to say I give and bequeath to my daughters Mary and Margaret Randell all my household furniture and all other chatle what so ever and where so ever also all money which will be due to me at my decease consisting of (?) money and all other debts due after paying my debts to be divided between the above named Mary and Margaret Randell also the lease of the house and garden called the Hope and Ancor where I now lives - I do hearby appoint the above named Mary and Margaret Randell to be my executrix of this my last will and testament hereby revoaking and making void all former will or wills by me at any time before and declaring this to be my last will and testament. I set my hand and seal this fourteenth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty five.

Signed sealed and declared by the said Francis Randell the testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence of each other have subscribed our names as witness there (?) unto.

[Witness]      Thomas Thomas Kidwelly
                     The mark of David Lewis

Item 2

Carmarthen September 21st 1839

Mary Randell and Margaret Rees (formerly Randell) wife of Richard Rees of the Borough of Kidwelly the Executrixes in this will named were sworn to the ? and faithful performance thereof as usual and they further make oath that all the goods and chattels rights and credits of the testator did not amount to fifty pounds in value and that the deceased died on the fifteenth day of June last.

Before me
D. Williams
Surrogate (?)

Let probate be granted to the said Mary Randell and Margaret Rees. DW

Item 3

The valuation of the goods and chattles of Francis Randell deceased made by us the 21st day of June 1839 is the account of £20-15-0.

Thomas Thomas
John Gower

Amount of debts on the goods and chattles of the above.

 

Transcribed verbatim by Helen Thomas, Great-Great-Great-Great-Granddaughter of Francis Randell, 2011, Perth, Western Australia. All spellings are as per original document.

 


The Will of Mary Wales (nee Morris), 18 November 1769

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Nov [?] 18th 1769

Let Administration of all the Goods, Chattels, Credits and Personal Estate of Mary Wales late of the Parish of Lanelly in the County of Carmarthen and Diocese of Saint Davids, Intestate, deceased, be granted and committed unto John Wales the Husband of the said Mary, He being duly sworn before me.

John Rogers Surrogate

Llanelly                                     1769

Ad [?] Mary [?] John Wales

18 Nov

 

Transcribed verbatim by Gail Thomas, 5 times great grand-niece of John Wales, Perth, Western Australia, 13 November 2011. All spelling is per the original document.

 


John Hay

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SD/1828/276 W

Will of JOHN HAY

Of Mountrial, in the parish of Pembrey, Carmarthenshire, Wales

Died, 12 March 1828


















Transcribed verbatim by Gail and Helen Thomas, Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Granddaughters of John Hay, 17 May 2012, Perth, Western Australia

1828

Pembrey

Test. John Hay,

Collier



£8.0.0



Sept.r 11th

In the Name God Amen I John Hay of Mountrial in the Parish of Pembrey in the County of Carmarthen, Collier, being of sound and disposing [?] mind, memory and understanding (Praised be God) do make and ordain this my last will and Testament in the form and manner following, that is to say, First and principally I do recommend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator hoping for salvation that (?) the merit of Jesus Christ my Lord and Saviour and my body to be buried in the earth by my Executor hereafter named. As touching such wordly goods and effects as it hath pleased God to bestow upon me I do dispose of the same as followeth.

I give Devise and bequeath unto my sons George Hay and James Hay to be held in common share and share alike all my share as part of the Colliery or collieries on ynisy geingen [?] in Glamorganshire which I hold enjoy and possess in partnership with my son John Hay Jun.r, my son Thomas Hay and John Rees [?] Esq.r as Tenants in common under a lease of sixty years from the Rev.d Edward Thomas of Britton Ferry. And out of the profit of the said colliery or collieries I give devise and bequeath one sixteenth part per annum during their natural lives, or so long as the same shall be found profitable to each of my Daughters Jane Dover, Sarah Hay, and Mary Hay, and half a sixteenth or one thirty second part of the profit aforesaid I give unto Anne Howell my Grand daughter during her natural life or so long as the same shall be found profitable. Also I give devise and bequeath unto my sons John Hay, Thomas Hay, Edward Hay, and Joseph Hay to be held in common share and share alike all the collieries in the Parish of Pembrey which I hold under a lease of sixty years.

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From the Right Honorable the Earl of Ashburnham, and out of the profit of the said collieries in Pembrey I give devise and bequeath one sixteenth part yearly unto my wife Mary Hay and one sixteenth yearly to each of my Daughters Anne Hay, Elizabeth Hay, during their natural lives or so long as the same shall be found profitable. Also I give devise and bequeath unto my son John Hay Junior the sum of one shilling to be paid him in six months after my Decease if demanded by my executor hereafter named. Also I do give devise and bequeath unto my wife Mary Hay all and Singular the Goods Chattles and cattle which at the time of my Decease I shall possess, own or enjoy of nature or quality [indecipherable] consisting except as before mentioned, and she is likewise authorised and empowered to claim and receive for her own use all just debts due to me up to the time of my Decease and she is to have the preference to live in the House and occupy the Lands which I hold as Tenant at will under the Earl of Ashburnham she satisfying him with the rent and Taxes for the same but if she contracts marriage with any Person then she will loose the benefit of this my will in her favor. Lastly I do nominate and appoint my son Edward Hay to be the sole executor of this my Last will and Testament and he is to pay my Funeral expences and the expence of proving this my last will and Testament in the Ecclesiastical Court from the joint profit of all my collieries and share of collieries in Pembrey and Glamorganshire.

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I do revoke and disannul all former wills by me made and do ratify and confirm this as and for my Last will and testament. In witness hereof I have here unto set my hand and Seal the seventeenth day of September one thousand eight hundred and twenty seven.

Signed sealed published and John Hay [signature]

declared by the Testator in our

presence who in his presence

and in the presence of each other

have signed our names as

witnesses thereunto

Thomas Reynold

William Lloyd

William Williams

Carmarthen, September 11 th1828

Edward Hay of the Parish of Pembrey, in the County of Carmarthen, collier, the sole Executor above named, was sworn in common form and he further made oath that the personal estate and effects of the said Testator, John Hay, at the time of his Decease in the Diocese of St Davids, were under the value of Four Hundred & Fifty Pounds, and that the said Testator died on the 12 thDay of March last.

Before me

James Griffith

Surrogate

Effects sworn

under £450

Let a Probate of this will be granted to the said Executor.

J.G.

(DIOCESE OF ST. DAVID’S.)

For Executors.

Edward Hay of Mountrial in the Parish of Pembrey in the County of Carmarthen Collier and

of in the Parish of in the County of (two of the) sole Executor named in the last Will and Testament of John Hay late of Mountrial aforesaid in the Parish of Pembrey aforesaid in the County of Carmarthen Collier who died on the twelfth Day of March 18 28 make th Oath, and Saith That he hath made diligent search and due inquiry after and in respect of the Personal Estate and Effects of the said deceased, in order to ascertain the full amount and value thereof; and that to the best of his knowledge, information, and belief, the whole of the Goods, Chattels, and Credits, of which the deceased died possessed, within the Diocese of St. David’s, (exclusive of what the deceased may have been possessed of, or entitled to, as a Trustee for any other Person or Persons, and not beneficially, but including the Leasehold Estates for Years of the deceased, whether absolute or determinable on Lives, and without deducting any thing on account of the Debts due and owing from the deceased,) are under the value of Four Hundred & Fifty Pounds. And this Deponent further Saith That the said deceased had no Personal Estate and Effects at the time of his decease, within the Province of York, to which this Deponent needs to administer.

Edward Hay

Sworn on the 11thDay of }

Sept.r 18 28. }

Before me,

James Griffiths

SURROGATE.

 


Mary Hay

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SD/1852/249

WILL OF MARY HAY NEE WILLIAMS

Of Mountyrhial, in the parish of Pembrey, Carmarthenshire, Wales

Died, 27 March, 1852















Transcribed verbatim by Gail and Helen Thomas, Step-Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Granddaughters of Mary Hay, 18 May 2012, Perth, Western Australia


1852

Pembrey

Mary Hay

Will

Proved 24thJuly 1852

£200

SD/1852/249 W

Folio 5

[Indecipherable]




Act Book page 705

Will Book page 983


In the name of God, Amen. This is the last will and testament of me Mary Hay of Mountyrhial otherwise Coedyrhial in the parish of Pembrey in the County of Carmarthen widow. I Give and bequeath all and Singular my Stock, Crop, Implements of Husbandry, dairy and [indecipherable]ing Utensils, monies and securities for money, and all and Singular the goods chattels and effects of what nature kind or quality soever the same may be, which I am now possessed of or which I may be possessed of at the time of my decease, unto my dearly beloved Son, Joseph Hay his Executors Administrators and [indecipherable] for ever; Subject to the payment of the Sum of Four Pound unto my Daughter Sarah of Lawful British money; and she Subject to the payment of the Several Sums of one Shilling of like Lawful money unto each of my dearly beloved Step children Thomas and Jane and unto my dearly beloved children, Edward, Anne and Mary, the Same to be paid or payable to them respectively immediately after the expiration of twelve months past after my decease by my Executor hereinafter named. and I do hereby nominate [indecipherable] and appoint my said dear Son Joseph Hay to be Sole Executor of this my last will and Testament, hereby revoking and making void all former and other will or wills by me at any time or times heretofore made and declaring this to be my last will and testament. In Witness whereof I have to this my last will and Testament Set my hand and Seal this Second day of August in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight Hundred and Forty Nine.

Signed Sealed published and declared }

by the said Testatrix Mary Hay, in the }

presence of us who have at her request }

in her presence and in the presence }

of each other Subscribed our names }

as Witnesses hereto

[indecipherable]Williams Pinged Pembrey The mark of

William Bowen X

Capel Pembrey Mary Hay

(For Executors).

Diocese of St. David’s.





At Llanelly the twenty fourth day of July 1852 .

Appeared Personally Joseph Hay of Coedyrheol, in the parish of Pembrey in the County of Carmarthen Farmer and Son of the Testatrix the

Execut or named in the last Will and Testament of Mary Hay late of Mountyrhial in the parish of Pembrey in the County of Carmarthen Farmer

Deceased, who died on the Twenty Seventh day of March One Thousand Eight Hundred and fifty two, and MADE OATH, that the Estate and the Effects of the said Deceased, for and in respect of which a probate of the said Will is to be granted, (exclusive of what the Deceased may have been possessed of, or entitled to, as a Trustee for any other Person or Persons, and not beneficially, but including the Leasehold Estates for years of the Deceased, whether absolute or determinable on Lives, and without deducting anything on account of the Debts due and owing from the Deceased,) are under the Value of Two Hundred pounds to the best of this Deponent’s Knowledge, Information and Belief.

Joseph Hay

Sworn at the time and place above

mentioned,

BEFORE ME

[indecipherable] [indecipherable] Morris

SURROGATE

Llanelly July 24 th1852

This Will was produced before me by Joseph Hay the Sole Executor within named and the personal property which the Testatrix died possessed of was sworn to be under the Value of Two Hundred Pounds, before me.

E [indecipherable] Morris

Effects sworn Surrogate

under £200.0.0

 


 David Hay

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 SD/1798/251 W

WILL OF DAVID HAY

Of the parish of St Issells, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Buried, 14 February 1798















Transcribed verbatim by Gail & Helen Thomas, Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Granddaughters of David Hay, 17 May 2012, Perth, Western Australia

1797

Saint Issells

Test David Hay.

April 13th. 1798 Prob.




Ingress [?]

No. ??

In the Name of God Amen, I David Hay of Parish of Saint Issells in the County of Pembroke being Very Sick and Weak in Body but of perfect mind and Memory thanks be given unto God, Calling unto mind the Mortallity of my Body, and knowing that it is apointed for all men once to Die Do make and Ordain this my last Will & Testament, that is to say, I give and Recommend my Soul into the hand of Almighty God that gave it, and my Body I recommend to the Earth to be Buried in a clean and decent Christian Burial at the Discretion of my Exectaters, And as tuching [?] such Worldly Estate whereof it have Pleased God to bless me in this life I Give Demise [?] and Dispose of the Same in the following manner an form……..

Item I give and bequith unto my Sun John Hay one Shilling

& I˳ my Son William Hay one Shilling……

& I˳ my Son David Hay one Shilling…..

& I˳ Daughter Anne Mackbeth one Shilling……

Also I give and bequith to my well beloved Daughter Rebecca Barrett whome I likewise Constitute make and ordain the Soal Executrix of this my last Will & Testament all and Singular my Lease that I hould under Thomas Roberts & Thomas Stokes Esq.rs, which was Granted me by the late John Wogan Esq.rs of Wiston in the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred & Sixty Seven together with all my Good Chattles & by her to be freely held and enjoyed, In Wittniss whereoff I have hereunto Sit my Hand and Seal this twelfth Day of June

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In the Year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety Seven.

Signed, Sealed, Published Pronounced }

and Declared by the Said David Hay }

as his last will & Testament in the } the Mark of

preasence of us who in his preasence } David X Hay

and in the preasence of Each other have }

here unto Subscribed our Names…. }

John Prickett

William Morris

David Child



Be It Known to all Men by these presents that I David Hay of the Parish of St Issells in the County of Pembroke have made and declared my last will & Testament in maner as above Written, and I farther declare that the above Executrix is to Enjoy and hold in addition to the above all and farther what Legacies is and likely to fall in to me from any Rilations which have or may make their will in my favour, the day & Date above Written.

John Prickett } the Mark of

William Morris } David X Hay

David Child }

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Let this Will be Registered & Adminstration of All & Singular the Goods Chattels & Credits of the Testator within named be Granted & Committed to the Executrix therein named She being duly Sworn thereto this 28 th day of Feb.y 1798.

J.T. Nash

Surrogate

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Valuation of the late David Hays Goods & Chatles taken an Inventory off the Day after his Buriel 14 th Feb.y 1798.

Viz £ S D

1 Colt 2..2..0

1 Stack of Hay 1..1..0

1 Bed and Bedding 1..1..0

1 Bed Stead Old 0..5..0

1 Shelf & Drisser [?] 0..3..6

4 Erthen Dishes 0..2..0

8 D° Plates 0..1..4

2 Old Tables 0..5..0

3 Furms [?] 0..1..6

1 Chair 0..1..0

1 Press Old 0..2..6

1 Tubb 0..1..0

1 Buckett 0..0..8

2 Kettles 0..2..6

2 Erthen Potts 0..0..6

£5..10..6

David Child} Apprizers

John Child }

 


 James Randell

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  1893

Dafen, Llanelly

James Randell

Administration

Granted 11thApril 1893

£194







Transcribed verbatim by Gail Thomas, great-great-granddaughter of James and Maria Randell, 14 July 2012, Perth, Western Australia

 

BE IT KNOWN that at

The date hereunder written Letters of Administration of the personal Estate

of James Randell, late of Dafen, Llanelly, in the County of

Carmarthen, Superintendent of Tinhouse,

deceased, who died on the 11thday of January 18 93,

at Dafen, aforesaid,

intestate, and had at the time of his death a fixed place of abode

at Dafen aforesaid within the District

of the Counties of Cardigan, Carmarthen and Pembroke with the Deaneries

of East and West Gower, in the County of Glamorgan

were granted by Her Majesty’s High Court of Justice at the District Probate

Registry thereof at Carmarthen

to Maria Randell, of Dafen aforesaid, the lawful Widow

and Relict

of the said intestate, she having been first sworn well and faithfully to administer the same.

Dated the 14thday of April 18 93.

Gross value of Personal Estate £ }

Net value ¨ ¨ £ } £194.0.0 Leasehold

Extracted by Dd Randell

Sol. Llanelly

207

 


John Morgan

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SD/1814/103 W

Will of JOHN MORGAN

Farmer of Crosyceilog, Llandeveylog, Carmarthenshire, Wales

Proved, 4 June 1814


Transcribed verbatim by Gail and Helen Thomas, 29 August 2012, Perth, Western Australia

1814

Llandeveylog

Test. John Morgan,


June 4th

Dated 27thDecember 1813

The Will of John Morgan of Crosyceilog

Farmer


Carmarthen June 4: 1814

Proved by the Oath of The Executrix within named

before W H Barker, Surrogate

Under 200£

This is the last Will and Testament of me John Morgan of Crofsyceilog in the Parish of Llandeveylog in the County of Carmarthen Farmer

I Give and bequeath unto my Dear Wife Amelia Morgan all my Household Furniture stock crop and Implements of Husbandry and all and singular other my personal Estate and Effects at Croes y ceilog aforesaid or Else where subject to the payment of my Just Debts Legacies and funeral Expences and the Expence of proving this my will, and of carrying the same into Execution, To and for her own use and benefit and as and for her own Goods Chattels personal Estate and Effects for ever.

I Give and bequeath unto Ann the wife of Enoch Morgan of Cwm yr arian in the said parish of Llandeveylog the sum of five pounds to be paid unto her by my said wife and Executrix within twelve months next after my decease.

I also give and Devise unto my said Dear wife Amelia Morgan as long as she shall continue my Widow and unmarried. All that my freehold Messuage Tenement and Lands called Croes y ceilog with the appartinances thereunto belonging, save and except two fields pieces or parcels of Land part and parcel of the said farm, and called and known by the several names of Parkgarw and Park Cannol hereinafter by me separately Devised with the appartinances. To hold the same Messuage Tenement Lands and Hereditaments with the appartinances unto my said wife Amelia Morgan and her assigns for and during the Term of her natural Life, Subject to Impeachment for waste, but with liberty to cut down such Trees as may from time to time be necessary for repairs of the said premises actually wanting but for no other purpose whatsoever. And from and after the decease of my said wife or in case she shall happen to marry another Husband which shall first happen then I Give and devise the same Messuage Tenement Lands and Hereditaments with the appartinances unto my son John Morgan of the Town and Borough of Kidwelly in the County of Carmarthen Inn Keeper and his assigns for and during the Term of his natural Life subject to Impeachment for waste but with liberty to cut down Timber or Trees for Repairs actually wanted of the said premises but for no other purpose whatsoever as aforesaid And from and after the decease of my said son John Morgan I Give and devise the same last mentioned Messuage Tenement Lands and Hereditaments with the appartinances unto and To the use of the Heirs of the Body of the said John Morgan lawfully begotten or to be begotten forever. And for want or in default of Issue of the Body of My said Son John Morgan Then I Give and devise the same Messuage Tenement Lands and Hereditaments with the appartinances unto and to the use of my Nephew David Morgan of the Parade in the County of the Borough of Carmarthen (Who is the son of my Brother David Morgan) and to his Heirs and assigns for ever, And as to for and concerning my said two Excepted fields or parcels of Land called and known by the names of Parkgarw and Park Cannol not hereinbefore by me devised. I Give and devise the same and every part thereof with the appartinances Immediately from and after my decease unto and To the Use of my said son John Morgan and his assigns for and during the Term of this natural life (but subject to Impeachment for waste as aforesaid) And from and Immediately after his Decease I Give and devise the same fields Closes pieces and parcels of Land with the appartinances unto and To the use of the Heirs of the Body of My said son John Morgan lawfully begotten or to be begotten for ever, but for want or in default of Issue of my said son John Morgan Then I Give and devise the same last mentioned Closes pieces and parcels of Land with the appartinances unto my said Nephew David Morgan and his Heirs and assigns for ever, Provided Always and my will and meaning is and I hereby accordingly order and direct that in case I shall have any Child or Children of the Body of My said wife Amelia Morgan either son or Daughter or sons and Daughters to be Born in my life time or in due time after my decease and by me begotten or to be begotten Then and in such Case and in such an Event happening my will and Meaning is and I do hereby accordingly order and direct that one Undivided Moiety half part of share the whole into two Equal parts or shares to be Divided of all and singular my said Freehold Messuage Tenement Lands fields closes and pieces of Lands Hereditaments and premises so by me devised in manner aforesaid with the appartinances (Subject to the Estate for Life hereinbefore by me Given and devised to my said wife and she remain unmarried as aforesaid) Shall go into and for the use and benefit of, And I hereby give and devise the same Moiety or half part unto such Child and Children (if any) of My Body on the Body of My said Wife Amelia Morgan begotten or to be begotten and either Born in my life time or in due time after my Decease and his her or their assigns for and during the term of the natural Life or natural Lives of such Child and Children respectively if more than one in Equal shares and proportions and if but one such Child than to such only Child with benefit of survivorship to the survivor or survivors of such Child or Children respectively in Case of the death of any one or more of such Child or Children. And the same Moiety or half part to become a vested Interest in such Child or Children respectively on his her or their respective attainment of the age or ages of Twenty one years and to the Heirs of the Body and Bodies of such Child or Children (if any) respectively lawfully Issuing as Tenants in Common and not as joint Tenants subject to the Estate for Life so devised to my said wife of an in part of the said premises aforesaid And the Rents and profits of the said Moiety or half part (subject as aforesaid) to be applied during the Minority of such Child or Children respectively for and towards the Maintainance Education and Support of Such Child or Children respectively (if any) until he she or they shall attain the said age or ages of twentyone years and in the Event of my having such child or children by my said wife as aforesaid Then and in such case my said son John Morgan and the Heirs of his Body Shall only take the other undivided Moiety, half part or share of the said Messuage Tenement Lands fields pieces or parcels of Lands and premises (subject as aforesaid) under and by virtue of the Devise hereinbefore Contained to or in favor of him my said son John Morgan as aforesaid, But in Case there shall be no Issue of my Body on the Body of my said Wife Amelia Morgan or if there should be any such Issue and all of them should die under the age of Twentyone years without lawful Issue of him her or them surviving then and in such case my said son John Morgan and the heirs of his Body is to take the said Messuage Tenement Lands fields and parcels of Lands and Hereditaments under the aforesaid Devise so made to and in favour of him and them in manner aforesaid the same to all intents and purposes as if this proviso and devise therein Contained had not been Introduced into this my will But subject nevertheless to the Life Estate hereinbefore devised to my said wife and she remain unmarried as aforesaid And I Give Devise and bequeath unto my said son John Morgan All that my Messuage Burgage or Dwelling House in the Occupation of John Howell Watch Maker situate in Water Street in the County of the Borough of Carmarthen and all my right Title Estate and Interest therein and thereto To Hold unto my said son John Morgan his Heirs and assigns for ever. And Lastly I Do hereby nominate Constitute and appoint my said wife Amelia Morgan sole Executrix and Residuary Legatee of this my last Will and Testament and I hereby Revoke and make void all former Will and Wills by me at any time heretofore made and declare this only to be my last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I the said Testator John Morgan have to two parts of this my will Contained in one sheet of paper set my hand and seal the Twenty Seventh day of December in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and thirteen.



Signed Sealed Published and Declared }

by the said Testator John Morgan as }

and for his last Will and Testament }

in the presence of us who at his request }

and in his presence and in the presence of each }

other have set or names as witnesses attesting the Execution thereof }

 

C. Powell of Llanelly

George Dec??????

???David ???????

The mark of

John Morgan

 

 

 


   William Williams of Llanstephan, 1820

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SD/1820/195 W

Will of William Williams

Of Llanstephan, 1820













Transcribed verbatim by Gail and Helen Thomas, Great-Great-Great-Great-Granddaughters of William Williams, 27 November 2012, Perth, Western Australia

 

1820

Llanstephan

Test, William Williams





£2.0.0



Nov.r 23rd

 

  In the Name of God, Amen. I William Williams of Laques fawr in the parish of Llanstephan, County of Carmarthen; being Sick in Body, but of perfect Memory and Understanding, and calling to mind the mortality of my nature, do make this my last will and Testament; First I give my eldest Daughter, Sarah John, the sum of five Shillings; I also give My Daughter, Margaret David, the sum of five Shillings; I also give my Daughter, Elizabeth Jones, the sum of five Shillings; I also give my Daughter, Elinor Bowen, the sum of five Shillings; and order and direct my Executrix herein after mentioned to pay my said Daughter Elinor Bowen the sum of Ten Pounds being a legacy left her by Mrs Margaret Griffiths, in her last Will and Testament; And as to the Rest of my Real and personal Estate I give the whole to my beloved Wife Elinor Williams, during her life Time, to dispose and distribute the personal Estate among the younger Children in such manner as she may think best, as if we were both alive; and after her Decease, I give The House and Garden at Llanybree now in the Occupation of Elizabeth Edwards, and the fields belonging thereunto, which I had after my Parents, I give them to my Son John Williams and his Heirs lawfully begotten for ever, but under a Restriction neither to mortgage nor sell the same:- and also after the Decease of my beloved Wife, I give the House and Garden built on an allotment of the Common called Waunpont to my Son David Williams and his Heirs for ever:- And I do hereby revoke all former will or wills, and constitute and appoint my beloved Wife sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament, and nominate and appoint the Rev.d David Davies of Llanybree, and William John of Arrd Erfin to be Trustees to assist my wife in the due Execution of this my will, and to see that every Thing be done accordingly to the best of their Knowledge and Judgment. In witness whereof I have hereunto put my Hand and Seal this 11 th Day of November 1820.

The mark of William Williams.

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Signed, sealed, published and

declared by the within named

William Williams to be his

last Will and Testament -

in the Presence of us. -

    John William

    John Thomas

    David Davies

Carmarthen Nov.br 23 rd 1820.

This will was proved by the oath of Elinor Williams sole

Executrix of the within named William Williams.

Sworn before me

T. Hancock

Surrogate

Under 150 pounds

 


Margaret Griffiths, widow of Llanstephan/Llanybri,  1797

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SD/1797/169 W??

Will of MARGARET GRIFFITHS, widow

Of Llanstephan / Llanybri

1797













Transcribed verbatim by Gail and Helen Thomas, 17 May 2012, Perth, Western Australia


Llanstephan

Test. Margaret Griffiths Widow














Oct 25th



  In the Name of God, Amen, I Margaret Griffiths Widow of the Village of Llanybree being grown aged, and being weak & Infirm in Body; But of sound Mind & Memory; calling to my Remembrance the Mortality of my nature, do make this my Last Will & Testament, in Form & manner following; In the first Place I commend my Soul to God who gave it, and my Body to the Earth to be buried in a decent Christian Burial at the Discretion and Expense of my Executor herein after mentioned: And as touching what temporal Things it pleased God to bless me with, I give & dispose of them as followeth; I give & bequeath unto William Evan Carpenter of Carmarthen, & Mary Evan his Sister / being a nephew & a niece of my Husband John Griffiths, and the next Kins I know of to him / the sum of one shilling each, to be paid unto them severally at the End of twelve Calendar months after my Decease, and my Will and meaning is that none also of my Husband’s Relations shall be entitled to any of my personal Estate: I further give & bequeath unto William Parrot Infant the Son of Tho.s Parrot deceased my Cousin, the Sum of Five Shillings to be paid unto him by my Executor herein aftermentioned when he shall arrive to the Age of Twenty one years; But if in case he shall happen to die before he shall arrive to that certain specified Age, then my Will and meaning is that my Executor hereinaftermentioned shall obtain & keep the said sum of Five Shillings for his own use; I further give & bequeath unto Elinor Williams Infant the Daughter of William Williams of Cold Blow the Sum of Ten Pounds, without Interest to be paid unto her when she shall arrive to the Age of Twenty one years, But if in case she shall happen to die in the mean Time, then my Will & meaning is, that the said sum of Ten Pounds shall be equally divided share & share alike amongst the surviving Daughters of the said William Williams begotten on the Body of Elinor Williams his present Wife, when they all & every one of them arrive to the Age of T wenty one years. I Last of all give & bequeath unto Lewis Nicholas my Second cousin, all & singular of my Household Furniture, all manner of Goods, Chattel and Cattle, whom I likewise appoint & constitute sole Executor of this my Last Will & Testament, & whom I legally & fully authorize to call in, sue [?] for all money out at Interest for me by Notes, Bonds, or any other Kind of Security whatsoever; and whom I do hereby order to defray all my funeral Expenses, & other lawful Demands on me; and I do hereby further revoke & disannul all former Will or Wills, Testament or Testaments, appointing, confirming, & acknowledging this and no other to be my Last Will & Testament: In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal this 5 th Day of June in the year of our Lord one Thousand seven Hundred & ninety four.

Signed sealed published

& declared by the said

Marg.t Griffiths as her

Last Will & Testament

in the presence of us

who in her Presence &

in the Presence of each

other, have hereunto sub-

subscribed our Names.

       D.d Davies

       William Abel

The mark

of Marg.t Griffiths

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The words, without Interest interlined above the 26 th line, & the words, call in, sue for, for me
interlined above 37 th line are Inserted by my Consent & order.

 

Witnessed by us

       D.d Davies

       William Abel

The Mark

of Margaret Griffiths

 

[Different handwriting]

Abergwilly Obr 25: 1797

This Will was proved by the Oath

of Lewis Nicholas within named to

whom let administration with the Will

annexed be granted, sworn before me

N[?]H Barker Surrogate

 


  Elizabeth Parrott, Llanstephan,  29 May 1794

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SD/1794/157

Elizabeth Parrott

Llanstephan

Bond

29 May 1794











Transcribed verbatim by Gail and Helen Thomas, 27 November 2012, Perth, Western Australia

Llanstephan 1794

?? Elizabeth Parrott, commission?




29 May
Know all Men by this Presants that We Margaret Griffith Administratrix of Elizabeth Parrot late of the parish of Llanstephan within County of Carmarthen Lewis Nicholas of Llanybree in the same Parish and county Farmer and David Davies of the same place Minister of the Gospel are held and firmly bound unto the Right Reverend father in God William by Divine permission Bishop of Saint David’s in the sum of ninety eight [?] pounds and twelve shillings of good and Lawfull Money of Great Britain to be paid unto the said Bishop, or to his certain Attorney, his Executors Administrators or Assignes To which Payment well and truly to be made ? oblige ourselves and each of us by himself jointly and severally for the whole our and each and every of our ? Executors and Administrators firmly by these Presents Sealed with our Seals Dated the T wenty Ninth day of May in the T hirty fourth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third by the Grace of God of Great Britain Frank and Ireland King and Defender of the ffaith and soforth. And in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven hundred and Ninety four.

The Condition of this Obligation is such That if the above bounden Margaret Griffith Administrator of all and singular the Goods, Chattels and Credits of the said Elizabeth Parrot Deceased do make or cause to be made a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said Deceased which have or shall come to the Hands, Possession or Knowledge of her the said Margaret Griffith or into the Hands and Possession of any Person or Persons for her and the same so made do exhibit or cause to be exhibited into the Registry of the Archdeaconry of Carmarthen on or before the Last Day of October next Ensuing and the same Goods Chattels and Credits and all other the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said Deceased at the time of her Death which at any time after shall come to the Hands or Possession of the said Margaret Griffith or into the Hands and Possession of any other Person or Persons for her do well and truly administer according to Law: And further do make or cause to be made ? and just Attempt of her said Administration at or before the Last Day of April next ensuing and all the Rest and Residue of the said Goods Chattels and Credits which shall be found remaining upon the said Administrators attempt the same being first examined and allowed of by the Judge or Judges for the time being of the said court shall deliver and pay unto such Person or Persons respectively as the said Judge or Judges by his or their D? or Sentence pursuant to the true Intent and Meaning of a late Act of Parliament made in the two and twentieth and three and twentieth Years of the Reign of our late Sovereign Lord King Charles the Second, instituted an Act for the better settling of Intestate Estates shall limit and appoint: And if it shall hereafter appear that any last Will and Testament was made by the said Deceased and the Executor or Executors therein named do exhibit the same into the said Court making Request to have it allowed and approved accordingly if the said Margaret Griffith above bounden bring thereunto required do render and deliver the said Letters of Administration (Approbation of oath Testament being first had and made) in the said Court. Then this Obligation to be Void or Else to remain in full force and virtue.

 

Sealed and delivered (being first

duly stampt) in the Presence of

The mark of Margaret Griffiths

 

 

David Morris [signed]
Curate of Shillycwm

 

Lewis Nicholas [signed]

D Davies [signed]

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The Oath to be Administred to Margaret Griffith laying her right Hand on the Holy Evangelist.

You Swear That you believe the Deceased Elizabeth Parrot your Sister Died without making any will, and that you will well and faithfully administer and apply all and Singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said Deceased and that you will pay all her Debts as far as her Personal Estate Shall Extend and the Law require, and shall make a True and perfect Inventory of all and Singular Such Goods Chattels Rights and Credits and Exhibit the Same into the Registry of the Diocese of Saint David’s together with a true account thereof at the time assigned you by the Court when you Shall be hereafter thereto required And that the personal Estate of the said Deceased Do not Exceed the Sum of Forty nine pounds and six shillings.

So help you god.

By Virtue of the Commission to me David Morris clerk and David Davies and Thomas Morgan ? I do hereby Certify that I did administer the above Oath to Margaret Griffith on the Twenty fourth day of May in the year of our Lord 1794.

                                                                                                                  David Morris

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William by Divine permission Bishop of Saint David’s To our beloved in Christ The Reverend David Davies, Thomas Morgan, and David Morris Clerks Greeting Whereas Elizabeth Parrot late of the parish of Llanstephan in the County of Carmarthen and Diocese of Saint David’s Deceased Died Intestate and Whereas Margaret Griffith Sister of the said Deceased Does now Inhabit and Dwell at a Distance and unable to appear before our Vicar General his Surrogate or other Competent Judge in this behalf To Take upon her the Oath required by Law for the faithful administering and Disposing of the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said Deceased and for the Exhibiting a true and perfect Inventory of the said Goods into our Registry of Saint David’s together with a true and Just account thereof at the time assigned her We Therefore by these presents Do Commit our Power and Authority to you Jointly and Severally in whose fidelity we in this behalf Confide to administer the Oath on the back of these presents unto the said Margaret Griffith And that you Cause the bond hereunto annexed to be duly Executed by the said Margaret Griffith with Sufficient Sureties for her faithfull performance of the Condition thereof in your presence or in the Sight and presence of one of you Hereby requiring that what you Do or Cause to be done in the presence you Duly Transmit the same to ? or our Vicar General his Surrogates or Other Competent Judge in this behalf under your Hands or the hands of one of you on or before the last Day of July next ensuing Given under the Seals which we use in this behalf the Twenty ninth day of May in the year of our Lord 1794

                                                                                                              N Morgan


  David Perrot, Llanstephan, 26 May 1794

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David Perrot

Llanstephan

Bond

26 May 1794










Transcribed verbatim by Gail and Helen Thomas, 27 November 2012, Perth, Western Australia



  Know all Men by these Presants that We Lewis Nicholas of the parish of Llanstephan in the County of Carmarthen farmer, William Abel of the same parish and John William of the parish Llandilo Abercowin in the same county farmer are held and firmly bound unto the Right Reverend father in God William by Divine permission Bishop of Saint David’s in four hundred pounds of good and Lawfull Money of Great Britain to be paid unto the said Bishop, or to his certain Attorney, his Executors Administrators or Assignes To which Payment well and truly to be made ? oblige ourselves and each of us by himself jointly and severally for the whole our and each and every of our ? Executors and Administrators firmly by these Presents Sealed with our Seals Dated the Twenty Ninth day of May in the Thirty fourth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third by the Grace of God of Great Britain Frank and Ireland King and Defender of the ffaith and soforth. And in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven hundred and Ninety four.

The Condition of this Obligation is such That if Margaret the wife of Davidthe said Lewis Nicholas Administrator of all and singular the Goods, Chattels and Credits of David Perrott late of the parish of Llanstephan aforesaid farmer Deceased do make or cause to be made a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said Deceased which have or shall come to the Hands, Possession or Knowledge of him the said David Perrot or into the Hands and Possession of any Person or Persons for him and the same so made do exhibit or cause to be exhibited into the Registry of the Archdeaconry of Carmarthen on or before the Last Day of October next Ensuing and the same Goods Chattels and Credits and all other the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said Deceased at the time of his Death which at any time after shall come to the Hands or Possession of the said Margaret the wife of Lewis Nicholas or into the Hands and Possession of any other Person or Persons for her do well and truly administer according to Law: And further do make or cause to be made a ? and just Attempt of her said Administration at or before the Last Day of April next ensuing and all the Rest and Residue of the said Goods Chattels and Credits which shall be found remaining upon the said Administrators attempt same being first examined and allowed of by the Judge or Judges for the time being of the said court shall deliver and pay unto such Person or Persons respectively as the said Judge or Judges by his or their D? or Sentence pursuant to the true Intent and Meaning of a late Act of Parliament made in the two and twentieth and three and twentieth Years of the Reign of our late Sovereign Lord King Charles the Second, instituted an Act for the better settling of Intestate Estates shall limit and appoint: And if it shall hereafter appear that any last Will and Testament was made by the said Deceased and the Executor or Executors therein named do exhibit the same into the said Court making Request to have it allowed and approved accordingly if the said Margaret wife of the said Lewis Nicholas above bounden bring thereunto required do render and deliver the said Letters of Administration (Approbation of oath Testament being first had and made) in the said Court. Then this Obligation to be Void or Else to remain in full force and virtue.

 

Sealed and delivered (being first}

duly stampt) in the Presence of }
Dan Williams

Lewis Nicholas
William Abel
John Williams

 

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Carmarthen May 26: 1794

Let administration of all the goods chattels etc of David Perrott be committed late of the parish of Llanstephan in this diocese be committed to Margaret the wife Lewis Nicholas & sister & of the next kin to the Deceased the said Margaret Nicholas has been ? been duly sworn before me

                                                             W H Barker Surrogate

Under 200£

 


Ann Bevans, Wiston 1805

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  In the name of God Amen. I Ann Bevan of the parish of Wiston in the County of Pembroke do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament. First of all I recommend my soul to the almighty God and my body to the earth to be buried in a decent Christian burial by Margaret Hughs my dear beloved Aunt, whom I appoint to be my sole executrix of all rites and titles I possessed. I give and bequeath to my dear beloved aunt Margaret Hughs aforesaid the sum of eight pounds a year annuity of Scourfield Vach lease during the longest surveyor of David Bevan and James Bevan. Also I give and bequeath the sum of eleven pounds one shilling and sixpence which is due to me from William Evans steward of Penty Park by balance account due to me. Also I give and bequeath to Thomas [illegible] my chest and I give a ewe to John Mathias. Also I give and bequeath my box to James Hughs in witness to these Presence I set my hand and seal this 27 day of December one thousand eight hundred and four.

Signed sealed published pronounced and declared
By the said Ann Bevans as her last will and
testament in the presence of us who in her
presence and in the presence of each other

By mark Ann Bevans

Witness present
John Hughs
Thomas Harries

Be it remembered the arrears of account which the within named Recd of William Evans steward out of £12-10s she rec'd £1-9s-6d [sic]. Balance the account

 

 

 

             B alance due to Ann Bevans

   £    s    d

 12  10   0

   1    8    6 [sic]

£11   1    6     

                                          

          

Let this will be registered and administration of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of the testatrix within named be granted and committed to the executrix herein named she being duly sworn thereto this 28 day of Dec 1805

 


Will of Eleanor Bevan, Maenclochog, 1803

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SO/1803/17

  To whom this may concern

We whose hands are hereto set have made a true appraisement according to our best skill and knowledge of all the property left by the late Eleanor Bevan (deceased) of Cornel Bach in the parish of Maenclochog in the County of Pembroke and the total amount of the same as calculated being Fourteen pounds Eighteen and Five pence as witness our hands this 30thday of July 1803.

William Williams )
                              )   of the said parish
Griffith Rowland )

In the name of God amen

I Eleanor Bevan of Cornel Bach in the parish of Maenclochog in the County of Pembroke, Maid or an unmarried woman being an ancient woman but of sound mind and memory do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following at the same time revoking and annulling all other will or wills by me heretofore made. That is to say I direct first and principally to recommending my Soul into the Hands of almighty God who gave it and my body to the earth from where it was originally taken to be directly buried by my executrix hereinafter mentioned in hopes of a joyful Resurrection thro' the merits of my blessed Redeemer

My worldly goods with which God hath blessed me I thus bestow that is to say I give and bequeath to my brother, Isaac Bevan, the sum of one shilling British money. Item, I give and bequeath to my sister Margaret Bevan (being her maiden's name) the like sum of one shilling. Item, I give and bequeath to my sister Phebe Bevan (being her maiden's name) the like sum of one shilling. Item, I give and bequeath to the children of my brother James Bevan the sum of two shillings to be equally divided amongst them. Item, I give and bequeath to the children of my brother Joseph Bevan the like sum of two shillings to be equally divided amongst them. Item, I give and bequeath to the children of my sister Elizabeth Bevan (being her maiden's name) the like sum of two shillings to be equally divided amongst them. Item, I give and bequeath to the children of my sister Anne Bevan (being her maiden's name) the like sum of two shillings to be equally divided amongst them and lastly I constitute and appoint my daughter Mary Solomon my sole executrix of this my last will and testament to whom I give the surplus of my fortune after paying my just debts and the above legacies and the said legacies are to be paid at the expiration of twelve months after my decease if the said legacies be demanded asked or called for or any wise be required. In witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seal this twenty second day of January in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand eight hundred and three

 

Signed and sealed published and
declared in the presence of us who
signed the same as witnesses

  The Mark

  Of Eleanor Bevan

David Evan
Griffith Rowland
Owen Griffith

Let this will be registered and administration of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of the testatrix within named be granted and committed to the executrix therein named she being duly sworn thereto this 30thday of July 1803.

 


  Will of David Bevan of Wiston, 1806

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Wiston

Test. of D. Bevan

16 Decr 1806

Iss Probate

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In the name of God Amen

I David Bevan of the Parish of Wiston in the

County of Pembroke yeoman. Being weak in Body

But in sound mine and memory. Do make this my

last will and Testament, as follows –

I Give and bequeath unto my Brother John Bevans

the sum of Eight Pounds, I also give and bequeath

unto my brother Thomas Bevan the sum of six pounds. I also

Give and bequeath unto my brother James Bevan

the sum of Ten Pounds. I also Give and bequeath

unto my sister Margaret Hughes the sum of Ten Pounds,

I also give and bequeath unto my two nephews,

John and James Hughes the sum of Five Pounds Each,

I also Give and bequeath unto my niece Ann Mathias

the sum of Five Pounds. Each and every of the above

mentioned sums to be paid by my Executrix Twelve

Calendar months after my Decease of good and

lawful money of Great Britain

And as to my Personal Estate, Goods, Chattels,

and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever, I give and

Bequeath the same unto my Niece Catherine Morris

of this said Parish whom I hereby nominate and

appoint my sole Executrix of this my last will

and Testament In witness whereof I have this Day

hereunto set my hand seal this fourth Day of

June one thousand eight hundred and six

 

Signed seal Published and          )
Delivered by the Testator in the )
Presents of                                )
W.Evans of Cross Inn
Lewis John

the mark of

X

David Bevan

 

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Let this will be Registered and administration of all and singular the Goods

Chattels and credits of the testatrix within named be Granted and Committed to

the Executrix therein named she being duly sworn thereto this 6thday of Sep 1806

 


Will of Henry Bevan of Wiston, 1772

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The will of Henry Bevan

Test Henry Bevan

Inv 6. 4 3

8 Sept

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In The Name of God Amen

I Henry Bevan of the Parish of Wiston in

the County of Pembroke being sick but of perfect mind and

memory thanks be unto almighty God calling to mind the mortality

of the Body and Knowing that it is appointed for man to Die first I

recommend my soul into the Hands of almighty God that gave it to

be Buried at the discretion of my Executor herein mentioned and as

for my Worldly Goods I dispose of them in the following manner.

Item I Give and bequeath to my daughter Margaret the wife of Mathias Scourfield

one rugged cow now on hire with John Noot in the Parish of Boulston.

Item I Give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth one black cow now in the possession of George Jones

Item I Give to the Rest of my sons and Daughters the sum of one

shilling each to be paid one calendar month after my decease.

Lastly I Give and bequeath to my son in law Mathias Scourfield all the

remainder of my personal estate whom also I make and appoint

to be my Executor of this my Last will and Testament revoking all other

Wills and Testaments formerly made and my Executor is to recover

all monies due to me from all Persons and to pay all my Depts and

Legacies In witness whereof I set my hand this 30 th day of July

In the year of our Lord 1772

 

Signed Delivered Declared
and Pronounced in the presence
of
Griffith Twyning clerk
David Bevan

The mark of Henry X Bevan

Let this will be Registered and administration of all

and singular the Goods Chattells and Credits of

Henry Bevan Late of the Parish of Wiston in the County of

Pembroke Dec’d. be Granted and committed to his son in

Law Mathias Scourfield Executo therein named He being

duly sworn thereto before me this Thirty First Day of August

1772 Wiliam Thomas

Surrogate

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SD/1772/217 I

a true List and accounts of the value of the goods

and Cash of the Late [?Disesd?] Henry Bevan of the

Parish of Wiston 1772

 

one Cow

five Sheep

And old Chest

One Blanket

One ?Hrike? Bag

two Corbals

One opd Beadstead

One earthen pot

One Iron pot

One Bendiron

One Winnowing Hook

three Bags

one old iron Grate

Cash due from George Jones of the parrish of Wiston

Cash due from James Bevan of ?? parrish

Cash due from George Aynon of the Parrish of Wiston

One old Coate

 Tottal

£  s  d

1 10 0

0 10 0

0 2 6

0 0 6

0 0 6

0 0 2

0 1 0

0 0 6

0 0 6

0 0 3

0 1 0

0 2 0

0 0 3

1 15 0

1 10 0

0 9 6

0 1 0

6  4  3

 

the above Goods Prized by David Bevan
and Jo n Evan the mark of - X  


Will of James Bevans of Walton East, 1828

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  This is the last Will and Testament of me James Bevans

of Fairlawn in the Parish of Walton East in the County of Pembroke ffarmer

Whereas by an Indenture of three parts bearing the date on or about the fifteenth

Day of June one thousand seven hundred and ninety seven and made between

me the said James Bevans of the first part Mary Hughes Widow and Maria my

wife then Maria Hughes spinster daughter of the said Mary Hughes of the second

part and John Gwynne of Jordan Hill in the parish of Eglwyswrw in the said County

of Pembroke ffarmer and John Evans of Walton East in the same county ffarmer

of the third part being a settlement made previous to my Marriage with the said Maria

my wife, then Maria Hughes, All the personal estate which I or any person or persons

in trust for me was or were then possessed of or interested in or should or might at any time or

times thereafter be possessed of or interested in together with all the benefit advantage

produce and increase arising or to become due for or in respect of the same and the

said personal Estate to which my said wife was then entitled in her own right by

virtue of her late father’s will and also the sum of thirty pounds which her said

Mother Mary Hughes then bestowed on her as a further portion were assigned unto

the said John Gwynne and John Evans their Executors Administrators and Assigns

upon trust as to one moiety or half part thereof from and immediately after the solemnization

of the said intended Marriage to pay to or permit and suffer or sufficiently authorize

and empower me and my said wife and the survivor of us and our assigns

have and receive the yearly interest and profits thereof during our lives and the life

of the survivor of us for our own use and the use of such survivor and after

the decease of the survivor of us upon trust to pay apply and dispose of the said

moiety or half part of the said personal Estate and all the Interest and produce to

be had or made from the Day of death of the survivor of us to the Executors or

Administrators of the survivor of us forever And as to the other Moiety thereof

upon trust to pay to or permit and suffer or authorize and empower me and my

said wife and our assigns to have and receive the yearly Interest profits and

produce thereof during our Joint lives for our own use and after the decease of

either or the first of us upon trust for the Issue of our said Marriage (if any) in the

manner therein mentioned and for want of such Issue then upon trust to pay

to or permit and suffer the survivor of us the said James Bevans and Maria my

wife and the assigns of such survivor to have receive and take the yearly Interest

and produce thereof during such survivor’s life for my or her own use and so

benefit and after the decease of such survivor Upon trust to apply and dispose

of the said last mentioned Moiety of the said personal Estate and premises

and all the Interest and produce to be made thereof from the Day of the death of

the survivor of us unto such person and persons in such manner form and

proportion and at such time and times as such of us as should first happen to

die should by will duly executed and attested give and bequeath the same

And whereas the said Marriage was duly had and solemnized between

me and the said Maria my wife soon after the date and execution of the

said settlement And whereas there are no Children of the said Marriage

Now I do by this my will Give bequeath and Confirm unto the said

John Gwynne and John Evans and the survivor of them his Executors

administrators and assigns one Moiety or equal half part of all and singular

my Goods Chattels Moieties securities for money personal Estate and Effects But

Nevertheless upon and for the same Trusts Intents and purposes as are

declared by the said in part recited Indenture of or concernining [sic] the Moiety of the

personal Estate and promises therein comprised the Trusts where of are thereby firstly

declared or such and so many of the same Trusts Intents and purposes as shall at

the time of my decease be subsisting and capable of taking Effect and as to the

other Moiety or equal half part of all my said Goods Chattels Monies Securities for

Monies personal Estate and Effects I do by this my last will and Testament

duly executed and attested and as well as in pursuance of the power for this

purpose given or reserved to me by the said recited Indenture as also in respect

of my Estate or Interest in the said last mentioned Moiety Give bequeath and appoint the same

in manner following (that is to say) I give and bequeath the same and every part thereof

unto my said wife Maria for her own use during her life and from and immediately

after her decease I give bequeath and appoint unto each of my nieces Ann the wife of David

Mathias and Martha the wife of Daniel Vaughan (two of the daughters of my sister Margaret

Hughes) the sum of one hundred pounds and unto my niece Lettice the wife of John

Mathias (another Daughter of my said sister Martha Hughes) the sum of eighty pounds

And I will and direct that the same shall be paid into their own proper hands respectively to

the intent that the same may be to their own respective use and benefit exclusively of their said

respective husbands who are not to intermeddle therewith nor are the same Legacies or any

part thereof respectively to be subject or liable to their said husband’s Control Debts or

Engagements And I will and direct that the respective receipts of my said Nieces or of such

person or persons as they respectively shall or may direct or appoint to receive their

respective legacies shall notwithstanding their respective covertures be good and effectual

releases and discharges for the same or so much thereof as in such respective receipt shall

be acknowledged to have been received I give and bequeath unto my Nephew David

Hughes, son of my said sister Margaret Hughes, the sum of one hundred pounds

and unto my niece Elizabeth Jenkins widow (another Daughter of my said sister

Margaret Hughes, the like sum of one hundred pounds. I give and bequeath

unto my Niece Martha Roch the wife of John Roch of Llithir in the Parish of

Saint Davids in the said County of Pembroke ffarmer the sum of twenty

pounds And I will and direct that the same shall be paid into her own proper

Hands exclusively of her said Husband who is not to intermeddle therewith

nor is the same or any part thereof to be subject or liable to his Control Debts or

engagements and that the Receipt of the said Martha Roch or of such person or

persons as she shall or may appoint to receive the same shall notwithstanding

her Coverture be a good and sufficient release and discharge for the same or so

much thereof as in such receipt shall be expressed to have been received

I give and bequeath unto Thomas Roberts Grandson of my late Brother

John Bevan deceased, the sum of twenty pounds and unto Thomas Bevan, the

natural son of my Brother Thomas Bevan, the like sum of twenty pounds.

I give and bequeath unto my friend Thomas Harries of Crundale in the parish

of Rudbaxton in the said County of Pembroke Minister of the Gospel the sum

of twenty pounds. I give and bequeath unto William Scourfield of Bull hook

in the said County of Pembroke ffarmer and the said Thomas Harries the sum

of one hundred pounds upon trust to pay and apply the same unto or for

the benefit of such of the poor members of the Congregation belonging to

Woodstock-slope Meeting house in such manner as they my said Trustees or the

      Survivor of them shall in their or his discretion think fit and I

will and direct that the several legacies herein before me given

shall be paid to the respective Legatees hereinbefore named in the manner

hereinbefore expressed within Six Calendar Months after the decease of my

said wife and lastly I give and bequeath and also appoint all the rest

and residue of the last mentioned moiety of my said Goods Chattels Monies

Securities for money personal Estate and Effects (after the decease of my said wife,

unto my Nephew John Hughes, the youngest son of my said sister Margaret

Hughes, and I appoint him sole Executor and residual legatee of this my

and hereby revoking all former wills by me heretofore made I declare this to be

my Last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I the said testator James

Bevans have hereunto set my hand and seal this first day of

June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and

twenty two.

Signed sealed published and declared by the        )
said Testator James Bevans as and for his last      )
will and Testament in the presence of us, who at   )
his request in his presence and in the presence of  )
each other have hereunto subscribed our              )
Names as Witnesses                                            )

Kedgwin Jas. Davies ?Havast?
Thomas George, Fishguard

 

The Mark of

X

 

Let this will be registered and probate thereof granted to John

Hughes of the parish of Wiston in the County of Pembroke sole

Executor named herein he having been duly sworn hereto this

fourth day of September 1828 before me James Rees

Effects sworn under £20 Surrogate

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Dated 1stJune 1822

Will of Mr. James Bevans

1828

Walton East

Test. of James Bevans

4thSept 1828

Probate Issued




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For EXECUTORS

John Hughes of the parish of Wiston in the county of Pembroke sole

Executor named in the last Will and Testament of James Bevans

late of Walton East in the county aforesaid

who died on the second day of June 1828 maketh oath and saith

that he hath made diligent search and due enquiry after and in respect of the Personal Estate and

Effects of the said Deceased, in order to ascertain the full amount and value thereof; and that to the best

of his knowledge, information and belief, the whole of the Goods, Chattels, and Credits, of which the

said Deceased died, possessed within the Diocese of St. Davids (exclusive of what the Deceased

may have been possessed of, or entitled to, as a Trustee for any other Person or Persons, and not beneficially

but including the Leasehold Estates for Years of the Deceased, whether absolute or determinable on Lives,

and without deducting any thing on account of the Debts due and owing from the Deceased,) are under

the value of twenty pounds and this Deponent further saith that the

said deceased had no Personal Estate and Effects at the time of his decease within the Province of

York to which this Deponent needs to Administer

 

Sworn on the fourth Day

of September 1828 at Haverfordwest

before me,

James Rees

Surrogate

John Hug.s

 

  Will of Mary Hughes of Eglwyswrw, 1807

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In the name of God Amen. I Mary

Hughes of Hyan Issa otherwise Hean issa in the

parish of Eglwyswrw in the County of Pembroke widow

and relict of Thomas Hughes late of the same

place Gentleman deceased do make this my last

will and Testament in manner following, that is to

say, whereas the said Thomas Hughes in and by

his last Will and Testament bearing date on or about

the Sixth day of December in the year of our Lord

One Thousand seven hundred and eighty five Gave

and devised unto William Davies and John Davies

and the survivor of them his heirs and assigns

All that his messuage tenement and lands with

the appurtenances commonly called and known

by the name of Hyan Issa otherwise Hean issa

situate in the parish of Eglwyswrw aforesaid in the

said County of Pembroke and then in the

possession or occupation of the said Thomas Hughes

and his undertenants To the use of me the said

Mary Hughes for life and after my decease

then as for and Concerning one undivided Moiety

or half part of the said Messuage tenement and

lands To the use of any of my Children as I the

said Mary Hughes should by any deed or by my

last Will and Testament limit direct declare

and appoint the same premises and for want of

such direction declaration and appointment To the

use of his the said Testator’s son David Hughes his

heirs and assigns for ever And the said Testators

 

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Will and meaning was that it should and

might be lawful for me the said Mary Hughes to

charge the said undivided Moiety or half part of

the said Messuage tenement and lands with any

sum or sums of money provided such sum or sums

of money be paid to or amongst any of his

the said Testator’s Children As by the said Will

relation being thereunto had may more fully

appear. Now I the said Mary Hughes in pursuance

and exercise of the power and authority given

and reserved to me in and by the said recited

Will of the said Thomas Hughes deceased and by

force and virtue of all and every the power and

powers authority and authorities in me being or

enabling me thereto do by this my last Will

and Testament charge and make chargeable

the said one undivided Moiety or half part of

the said Messuage tenement and lands called

Hyan issa otherwise Hean issa situate in the parish

of Eglwyswrw in the County of Pembroke aforesaid

with the sum of One Hundred and Sixty Pounds of

lawful money of Great Britain and hereby give

and bequeath and limit direct declare and

appoint that the said sum of One Hundred and

Sixty Pounds ahall be paid to and amongst the

Children of the said Thoams Hughes deceased by

the said Mary Hughes in the manner and

proportions following, that is to say, To

Zillah the wife of Davied Davies of the parish of

Tremain in the County of Cardigan the sum

of Sixty Pounds of lawful money of Great Britain

to Elizabeth the wife of John Davies of the

 

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parish of Llantissiliogogo in the County of Cardigan

the sum of Sixty Pounds of like lawful money. To Maria

the wife of James Bevan of the parish of Walton

in the County of Pembroke the sum of Twenty Pounds

od like lawful money and to John Hughes of Clawddcarn

in the parish of Saint Dogmells in the said County

od Pembroke the sum of Twenty Pounds of like lawful

money. All my personal Estate of what kind or

nature soever I give and bequeath unto the said

Zillah Davies, Elizabeth Davies, Maria Bevan and

John Hughes equally to be divided between them

share and share alike and I do nominate

constitute and appoint the said Zillah Davies, Elizabeth

Davies, Maria Bevan and John Hughes Executors of

this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking

and making void all and every other Will and

Wills at any time heretofore by me made and

declare this to be my last Will and Testament.

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my

hand and seal this Seventh day of February in the

year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and

one.

Signed Sealed Published and                )
declared by the said Testatrix as           )
and for her last Will and Testament       )
in the presence of us who at                 )
her request and in her presence and      )
in the presence of each other have        )
subscribed our names as witnesses       )
thereto.

[ Illegible]
Caleb Lewis
Wm. Jones

The mark of  

X

Mary Hughes

 

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Let this will be registered & administration of all

& singular the Goods, Chattles & Credits of the Testatrix

Mary Hughes deceased be granted & committed unto

John Hughes of the Parish of St. Dogmaels in the County

of Pembroke One of the Executors therein neamed

(reserving the like Power to the other Excrs.) having

first duly sworn thereto before me this 5 th day of Octr.

1807 Thos Griffiths

Surrogate

Mr. H. Rook
Dep. Registr.
Haverfordwest

 


Will of Francis Powis of St David's,  1700

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Francis Powis Will 1700

transcribed

In the name of God Amen the Second day of Aprill one thousand Seven Hundred I Francis Powis of the parish of Saint David in the County of Pembrocke beinge sicke in body but sound in mind and of perfect memory praised be Almighty God dos make this my last will and Testament in manner and forme following first I recomend my soule unto the Allmighty God my Creator and my redeemer Jesus Christ and my bodey to be buried in a Christian manner:
Item I give and bequeath to my well beloved son Thomas Powis the sheepe that is under the Care and keeping of Owen Miller and 4 lambs that is [??]
one Coverled one new blanket one brass pann .........
Item I give..............
Item I give and bequeath to...............
................... Mary Powis my sade(?) Colour Coate and paire of stockings ...
....paire of shoos one Coverled one blanket and one ewe lamb
Item I likewise give and bequeath to my honoured father my old paire of Cloaths
Item I give and bequeath to David Loyd an old Coate
Item I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Elizabeth all and singular my Goods Cattles Chattels moveable and unmoveable and I doe Constitute and appoint my sd wife to be the only and sole Executrix of this my last will and Testament

In witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand the day and year as..........
above written

In the presence of
David William
Da. Loyde
Tho. francis

2nd of May 1700
Infinuet Irdem tabulas Inflamentar [??]
Esemter Inr roram mes[??]
Thos. Davids

 

SD/1700/198

A true and p/fect Inventory of all the Goods Cattles and Chattles moveable and unmoveable of francis Powis of the p/ish of St Davids and County of Pembrocke lateley deceased prised and valued by the person under named the 29th day of Aprill 1700

 

Imprimis two old cows one old mare

  20sh. 6d

Item 30 sheepe 13 lambs

  30 4d

Item one bushell of small only four d forty?? }
half a bushell and half a penth of four?? }
one penth of pears half a penth of ?????? }
one bushell of barly threshed }

  15sh 0

Item one sow and small piggs }
three hens and cocks and a ladle }

    2 2

Item one old brass pann of five gallons }
and another pann of one quart }

    6 6

Item four pewter dishes one pewter candel??? }
four earthen mouges(?) three glass bottels }
one peapper(?) mill two glue(?)pewter spoons}

    3 4

Item three wooden baskets

    0 6

Item three barrels(?) three qts barrels one tub and one ???

    4 2

Item nine wooden dishes three meale seeves }
 one surge four strawnen Corbles (???) }
 two old turnes }

    5 6

Item three old Chestes one small Chestes }
five ??? ??? earthen butter potts }
One earthen pann ??? needle ??? rake }
and ?? ?? one spayd one evil out Row (?) }
and one wooden trow }

    1 0

Item wearing apparel etc etc...........

    10 3

Item one bed one old bead one old chaire etc.

    10 9

 

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Sum Total

L5  9s 4d

 

 


Will of John Powis of Mathry, 1829

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John Powis Will 1829

transcription

  This the last Will of me John Powis of the parish of Mathry in the County of Pembroke forever I give and bequeath unto my brother Thomas Powis of Haverfordwest
All my Money ready Money and Securities for Money, Linen and Wearing Apparel for ever
And I Appoint the said Thomas Powis Executor of this my Will in Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the 16th day of April one thousand eight hundred and twenty eight.

The Mark X of John Powis

Signed sealed published and delivered by the testator
as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence
of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other.
J. Lewis
Elizabeth Powis

...............................................................................................................................

Let this Will be registered and probate thereof granted to Thomas Powis of the parish of St. Martin in the Town and County of Haverfordwest the Executor named herein he having been sworn hereto this twenty first day of December 1829 before me James Rees, Surrogate
Effects sworn under L450.

 


Bond re estate of Elizabeth Gambold of Nevern, 1745

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National Library of Wales SD/1745/149 B
Nevern 1745

[...........] Elizabeth Gambold [..................]

Know all men by these presents that me George Gambold of the Parish of [ Newmoat??] in the County of Pembroke, Alban Harris of the parish of Wiston in the said County and John Harris of the parish of [.................] are held and firmly bound unto the [.................................................................] Richard Lord Bishop of Saint Davids in the sum of twenty pounds of good and lawful money of Great Britain to be paid unto the said Lord Bishop or his certain attorneys his Executors Administrators or assigns to which payment well and truly to be made now oblige ourselves and [...........] of us by him [...............] for the whole out and [...............] of our heirs Executors administrators firmly by their presents sealed with our seals dated [..............] of April in year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the second by the grace of god of Great Britain, France and Ireland King Defender of the faith and so forth and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty five.

The condition of this obligation is such that if the above bondsman George Gambold administrator of all and singular goods chattels and credits of Elizabeth Gambold of the Parish of Nevern in the County of Pembroke widow deceased do make and cause to be made a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods and chattels and credits of the deceased which have or shall come to the hands possession or knowledge of him the said George Gambold or unto the hands possession or knowledge of any person or persons for him and the same so made do exhibit or cause to be exhibited unto the Registry of the [..............] of St. Davids at or before the last day of May next ensuing and the same goods chattels and credits and the all other the goods chattels and credits of the said deceased at the time of her death which at any time after shall come to the hands or possession of the said George or unto the hands or possession of any other person or persons for him do well and truly administer according to law and further do make or cause to be made a true and just account of her said administration at or before the last day of [ March] and all the rest and residue of the said goods chattels and credits which shall be found remaining on the said adminstratory account the same being first examined and allowed by the judge or judges for the time being of the said court shall deliver and pay unto such person or persons respectively as the said judge or judges by his or their decree or sentence pursuant to the true intent and meaning of a late act of Parliament made in the two and twentieth and three and twentieth years of the reign of our late Sovereign Lord King Charles the Second initiated an act for the better settling intestates estates shall limit and appoint and if it shall hereafter appear that any last will and testament was made by the said deceased and the Executor or Executors therein named do exhibit the same unto the said court making request to have it allowed and approved accordingly the said George Gambold above bound being thereunto required do render and deliver the said Letters of Administration (approbation of such Testament being first had made) in the said Court then this Obligation be void or else to remain in full force and virtue.

Signed and sealed by George Gambold, Alban Harris and John Harris

National Library of Wales SD/1745/149 G

Apr 22 1745. Let Administration of the Goods and Chattels and all the Personal Estate of Elizabeth Gambold late of the parish of Neverne in the County of Pembroke Widow deceased Intestate, be committed to George Gambold her son, he being sworn before me.
Signed George Phillips.

 


Will of William Gambold of Puncheston and Llanychaer, 1728

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Transcript of Will of William Gambold, made 1728

In the Name of God, Amen. I William Gambold Clerk, Rector of Puncheston and Llanychaer in the County of Pembroke, being sick in Body, but of sound and perfect Memory, praised be God, do make this my last Will and Testament, in manner and form following. Impds. I commend my Soul unto the Hands of Almighty God, who gave it, and my Body to christian Burial, at the Discretion of my Executors. Itm. I give and bequeath unto my beloved and eldest son John Gambold all that whole little Burage of mine, together with each and every stable, Outhouses, Offices, Back-sides and Gardens, unto the same belonging, situate, lying and being in the Town of Cardigan, the same to be and remain unto the said John Gambold forever; with this Restraint, that if the said John Gambold may have no occasion for it himself, he shall leave his mother have it Rent-free, during her Life. Itm. I give and bequeath unto my said son John the sum of five Pounds, including the Mony what may be had for his Cow, to be paid him by Executors after a quarter of a year’s notice. Itm. I give and bequeath unto my second son William the sum of Five Pounds to be paid him by my Executors when he is fit to be bound Apprentice. Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Martha the sum of Five Pounds to be paid upon the Day of her Marriage or the Day of her coming of Age to Marry. Itm. I give and bequeath unto my Third Son Hector the sum of Five Pounds to be paid him when he is fit to be bound Apprentice, or on the Day of his Marriage. Lastly I constitute and appoint my dearly beloved Wife Elizabeth Gambold and my youngest Son George Gambold to be Executors of this my last Will and Testament, to pay Dues and to receive Debts. In Witness whereof I hereto set my Hand, on the twelfth Day of September, in the Year of our Lord 1728.

Publish’d and declared
by ye sd. William Gambold for
& as his Last Will and Testament
in ye presence of us
                                                                                                                               (signed) W. Gambold
Job Thomas, Dd. Price etc. Methusalah James.

MEMORANDUM that I William Gambold the Within Mention’d Testator, go give and bequeath to my eldest son John Gambold all my Books as well bond as Manuscripts with this Limitation, that if the said John Gambold as often as he is encouraged to publish each or either or the said Books, he is to pay Three pounds a piece to his Brothers and Sister, or as many of them as will be found Living at that time and this I own to be as part of my last Will and Testament.

                                                                                                                                         W. Gambold

In the Presence of
Job Thomas, Dd. Price etc. Methusalah James.

 


Will of John Gambold of Rudbaxton, 1801

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Transcript of Will of John Gambold of Ramswood, Rudbaxton, died 1801 In the name of God Amen/ I John Gambold of Ramswood in the Parish of Brimistown and County of Pembroke Farmer knowing the uncertainty of this life do make and ordain this my last will and Testament in manner and form following. That is to sai first I Recommend my Soul to God that gave it and my body to be buried in a decent manner at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named. Item I give and bequeath to my son George Gambold the sum of 15 pounds to be payed him by my Executors when he is settled or maryed. I give and bequeath to my daughter Marthe Gambold the sum of 10 pounds to be payed at the time of her being Maryed or setled. Item I give and bequeath to my son John Gambold the sum of 10 pounds to be payed when he is Maryed or setled. I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth the sum of 10 pounds to be payed when Maryed or setled. The both youngest being John Gambold and Elizabeth Gambold I ingage my Executors to maintain and clothe till they are of years to get a living themselves. Also I give and bequeath all and singular my Leasis Goods and Chattels redy mony mony due by bonds and other Securities unto my beloved Wife Diana Gambold and my Son William Gambold and I do hereby make and ordain them both Jointly (& the longest liver) nominating appointing and constatuting them to be my sole Executors of this my last will and Testament hereby revoking all other wills but if in the case My wife Diana Gambold doth Mary after my disyese she is to have nothing she is to quite the whole of the Right to her son William Gambold. Item if shee and her son disagree and shee choose to part with him and William Gambold and if he die and leave a wife or children they are to have the same right he had although his mother be alive this I declare to be my last will and Testament and witness where of I have hearunto put my hand and seal this 18th day of August / One thousand and eight hundred and one.

                                                                                                                             signed JOHN GAMBOLD

Signed sealed and delivered by the
testator John Gambold and for his
last will and Testament in the presense
of us who at his request in his presense
have hear unto subscribed our names as
witnesess hearunto.
the mark of Daniel Howell
John William
William Gambold

Notes:
23 Sept 1801 Executors sworn
24 March 1802 probate issued.


Will of William Gambold of Rudbaxton, 1806

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Will of William Gambold 1806 – Ramswood Rudbaxton

  In the name of God Amen I William Gambold of Ramswood in the Parish of Ribexton (sic) and County of Pembroke knowing the uncertainty of this life do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following. That is to say I first recommend my soul to God that God gave it and my body to be decently buried at the discretion of my executors hereinafter named.

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Howel the wife of John Howel the sum of five shillings to be payed at three months after my death. Item I give and bequeath to my granddaughter Catern Howel the sum of five shillings to be payed at three months after my death. Item I give and bequeath to my granddaughter Martha Gambold the sum of thirty pounds to be payed when she is married or settled. Item I give and bequeath to my granddaughter Elizabeth Gambold the sum of forty pounds to be payed when she is married or settled.

Also I give and bequeath all singularly my goods and chattels and redy mony, mony due by bonds and other securities to my grandson George Gambold and my grandson William Gambold and my grandson John Gambold to be jointly my executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other former wills made by me or done declaring this my last [writs] which I have put my hand and seal this twentieth day of October in the year one thousand eight hundred and six.

Signed sealed and delivered by Testator.

Witnesses William Gambold
David Mathias
William Owen
John Wallers

Probate granted to George Gambold and William Gambold 13 day December 1806 - £100.

 

 


John Griffith of Scolock in the parish of Ambleston in the county of Pembroke
 11 January 1798

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In the name of God, Amen. I John Griffith of Scolock in the parish of Ambleston in the county of Pembroke Husbandman do make declare and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following:

First I bequeath my soul into the hands of Almightly God, hoping and believing a remission of my sins by the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ and my body I commit to the earth to be buried at the discretion of my executors herein mentioned and my worldly estate I give and devise as follows:

I give to my servant William Bateman and his wife Elizabeth the sum of thirty pounds also two chests which formerly belonged to the grandmother of his wife Elizabeth.

I give and bequeath to my sister Grace Griffith to my brother Thomas Griffith to my brother George Griffith to my brother Owen Griffith to my sister Jane widow of Thomas Francis to my sister Elizabeth wife of Thomas Owen the sum of twenty pounds a piece all the above sums in money to be paid them at the end of two years after my death.

Likewise I give my sister Grace Griffith a feather bed and quilt and order that she be maintained at Scolock in meat, drink, washing and lodging.

I give and devise to my beloved wife Mary and my nephew Owen Griffth son of my brother Thomas Griffith all the household of Scolock situate lying and being in the parish of Ambleston in the said county of Pembroke to have and to hold unto the said Mary my wife and my nephew Owen Griffith as coheirs as long as the lease continues in force.

Lastly all the rest and residue of my personal esate whatsoever and wheresoever and of what kind nature quality soever the same may be and not herein before given and disposed as of money cattle goods corn hay furniture I do give and bequeath jointly unto my dearly beloved wife Mary and my abovenamed nephew Owen Griffith to and for their use benefit and I do hereby constitute and appoint my said wife Mary and my nephew Owen Griffith joint executors of this my last will and testament.

In witness hereof I have set my hand and seal this 11th January 1798.

Signed declared and published as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us:

John Griffith signed in his own hand

Witnesses: Morgan Evans Clerk; John Phillips; Thomas Evan

NB There is a chest for holding meal which does not belong to me but is the sole property of Martha Thomas a widow of the parish of Nevern.

Signed John Griffith 11 January 1798

Administration was granted 23 Jan 1798


 


Will of Elizabeth Bevans of Camrose, 1829

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NLW: http://hdl.handle.net/10107/872912                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SD/1835/25 W

In the name of God Amen; I Elizabeth Bevans of
Scumfort Park in the Parish of Camrose in the County of
Pembroke Widow, being weak in body but of perfect mind
memory and understanding Do make and ordain this my last
Will and Testament in manner and form following
Principally and first of all I recommend my Soul into the
hands of Almighty God who gave it and my body to the earth
to be buried in a decent manner by my Executor hereinafter
named. Secondly I give and bequeath to John Williams and his
children the sum of one Shilling each, also I give and bequeath
to my son William Roberts the sum of one Shilling, I give
and bequeath to my Son John Roberts’s Children the sum
of one Shilling each, I give and bequeath to Elizabeth Williams
my Grand daughter the sum of forty pounds of good and
lawful money of Great Britain to be paid to her when she is
Twenty one years of age, and if the said Elizabeth Williams should
die before she attain the age of Twenty one years then the money is
to be divided among her Brothers and sisters by the same Mother
in equal shares when they severally attain to the age of
Twenty one years And lastly I give and bequeath to my Son
Joseph Roberts whom I also constitute and ordain Sole
Executor of this my last Will and Testament all and Singular
my goods and Effects Leases Houses Bonds Monies Securities
and all that I possess in Bonds Notes and securities
whatsoever, he my Executor paying all my lawful Debts
and bequeath together with my Funeral expenses and I
Do ordain and appoint him my said son Joseph Roberts

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whole and Sole Executor of this my last Will and
Testament in Witness whereof I have hereunto set
my hand and seal this Eighteenth day of May
in the year of Our Lord 1829

                The mark of X Elizabeth
                                        Bevans

Signed Seale published and declared by the
said Testatrix Elizabeth Bevans in the presence
of us and in her presence and at her request
whe have hereunto subscribed our names as
             Witnesses
             Thomas Davies
             The mark of William X Morris
                William Roberts
6 folios

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Let this Will be registered and probate thereof granted
to Joseph Roberts of the parish of Camrose in the County of
Pembroke farmer and whole and sole Executor named
therein, he having been duly sworn hereto this twenty
seventh day of June 1835 before me James Rees
                                                          Surrogate

Effects under £60

 


 Will of John Beavan of Letterston, 1836

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NLW:    http://dams.llgc.org.uk/object/llgc-id:711976                                                                                                                                                                      SD/1836/88 W

This is the last Will and Testament of me
John Beavan of Heneglwys in the parish of Letterston in the County of Pembroke
Farmer, I do hereby give devise and bequeath unto my Natural daughter Martha
who lives in Roose the sum of Ten pounds to be paid by my Executrix herein
after named, All the rest and residue of my Goods, Chattels, Rights, Credits and
all that my leasehold messuage, tenement and Land called Heneglwys
Aforesaid together with the Lease under which I hold the same, Subject nevertheless
to the true payments of the Rent and the Performance of the Covenants in the same lease
Contained and all my Ready money securities for money and personal Estate
whatsoever, Subject to the payments of my Just debts and Funeral Expences the
Expences of Proving this my Will and the Legacy by me Heretofore given, I give
Devise and Bequeath the same unto my well beloved wife Martha Beavan, And
if any Residue or Remainder of my property or personal Estate whatsoever shall be in the
possession of my said wife, Martha Bevan [sic] at the time of her Decease I Give Devise and Dispose
of all the same unto George Evans of Portsolle in the parish of Saint Edrins in the
said County of Pembrokeshire to be by him freely possessed and Enjoyed. If in case
the said Martha Beavan, my Beloved wife shall choose to live with the said George
Evans until the time of her death, But if in case my said wife Martha Bevan [sic] shall
choose to live separate from the said George Evans, then I do leave my said Wife Martha
Beavan to her own Option to Distribute And dispose by Will or otherwise of all the Goods
Chattells and personal estate whatsoever she might be Dispossessed of, Interested in
or Intitled unto at the time of her Decease unto whom she may thing proper, And I do
Hereby Nominate Constitute and Appoint my said wife Martha Beavan to be my whole
and sole Executrix of this my last will and Testament, And I do hereby Revoke and make
Void all former will or wills by me Heretofore made, Ratifying and confirming this only
to be my last Will and Testament, In Witness Whereof I the said Testator John
Beavan have hereunto set my hand and seal this Thirtieth day of January in the
year of our Lord One Thousand Eight hundred and Twenty seven

Signed, Sealed, Published, and Declared by the said Testator                    )
John Beavan, as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence           )  John Beavan
of us, who at his request and in his presence, and in the presence of           )   by X Mark
each other, have hereunto subscribed our Respective names as Witnesses  )

John Thomas Letterstone
Wm. James Dayre
Mary James Dayre                                                                                                                                                           George Harries Commisioner

7 folios

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In the goods of John Bevan, deceased
Appeared Personally Martha Bevan of the
parish of Letterston in the County of Pembroke
Widow the Relict of John Bevan late of
the same place Deceased and sole
Executrix named in the last Will and Testament of the said
deceased who died on the twenty fifth Day of November
One Thousand Eight Hundred and thirty five …

[Effects] are under the Value of Two Hundred Pounds …

Sworn at Letterston on the Second Day of March 1836.

 


 Will of John Beavens of Camrose, 1801

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In the Name of God Amen I John Beavens of the Pa…
of Camrose in the County of Pembroke yeoman Being weak
in Body but of a sound and Perfect memory Do Hereby make th…
my last Will and Testament In manner following that is to …
I commit my spirit to God that gave itt my body to the Dus…
the Hopes of a Glorious Resurrection att the Last Day as to my
Worldly Goods I appoint my wife Elizabeth Beavens to be my …
to Receive all my Dues and to pay all my Debts together with the
Benefits of the Lease I Have on the place I Do now occupy til the
Expiration thereof as to my Goods Cattle and Chattles to be sold within
six months after my Discease and the sum of money to be Quickly
divided between my Wife Elizabeth Beavens and my step son Joseph
Roberts and my Daughter Mary Beavens and their two parts to be put in
trust to Remain att interest until Each of them come to the a…
of twenty one years of age the Interest to be Received by my Wife
Elizabeth Beavens to be Disposed for their support and att
the age of twenty one Each one to Receive his or her part and
if either of them should Decease before that age the other to
Receive the whole as witness my Hand this 8 Day of May
                                                                            I appoint Richard Evans + David Harbel
one thousand Eight Hundred and one.                                                               Executors
trust tees to this my Will                                           John Bevans
                        Witnes present
                          The mark of David Harbel
                          William Thomas

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Let this Will be Registered & Administration of All & singular the Goods
Chattels & Credits of the testator within named be Granted & Committed to
Executrix therein named she being duly sworn thereto this 25 th of
July 1801
                J.T. Nash
               Surrogate

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May 25 1801
the true valuation of the stock
of John Bevans of the parish of
Camrose Lately Deceased is £38-0-0
as witness our hand

                  William Matthias
                 the mark of X John Young  


Will of Mary Bevan of Herbrandston, 1796

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In the Name of God Amen. I Mary Bevan
of the parish of Harbrainston in the County
of Pembroke, Widow; being in weak State of
Body, but of sound and disposing Mind and
Memory (Praised be God for the same) and
being desirous to settle my Worldly Affairs
whilst I have Strength and Capability to do,
Do make and Publish this my last Will and
Testament hereby revoking and making
Void, all former and other Wills by me at
any time heretofore made. First I desire
that my Body may be Interred in a private
Manner without Pomp or Ostentation in
Harbrainston Church Yard in Pembroke
aforesaid, near the Remains of my late Dear
Husband deceased. And I do hereby Will
and Direct that all such Debts as I shall
justly owe at the time of my Decease
together with my Funeral Expenses and
all Charges touching the proving of or
otherwise concerning this my said Will
and the Legacy or Sum of Money herein
after mentioned shall in the first place out of
my Personal Estate and Effects be fully
paid and satisfied. And (subject thereto)
as to my Personal Estate I dispose thereof
in Manner following (that is to say) I
Give and Bequeath unto my Grand Daughter

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Margaret Lewis the Sum of Twenty five
Pounds to be paid at her Age of Twenty One years,
But if she happen to die before she shall be
entitled thereto, Then I Do hereby Give
and Bequeath the same unto my Grand-
Daughter Mary Lansdale, And as to all
the rest, Residue and Remainder of my
Personal Estate and Effects (whatsoever and
wheresoever and of what Kind or Quality
soever the same may be (after Payment of
my Debts and other Matters aforesaid) I
Give and Bequeath the same and every Part
thereof unto my said Grand Daughter
Mary Lansdale her Executors Administrators
and assigns to and for her and their own
Use and Benefit absolutely. And Lastly
I do make constitute and Ordain my Worthy
friend Hugh Stokes Esq of Hubberston in
the County of Pembroke to be the sole Executor in
of this my said Will.
In Witness whereof I the said Mary Bevan
have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this
Twenty fourth Day of May in the Year of
Our Lord One Thousand seven Hundred and
Ninety Six

                                                                    Mary Bevans

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Signed Sealed Published and Declared
by the above named Mary Bevan, the
Testatrix in the Presence of us who have
Subscribed Our Names as Witnesses thereto,
at her Request & in her presence and in the
presence of each other

                                                                   James Bishop

                                                                   Sarah Jones

Let this Will be registered and administration
of all and singular the Goods Chattels and ??
of Mary Bevans late of the Parish of Herbrandston
in the County of Pembroke Widow Deceased be granted
and committed to Hugh Stokes Esquire of the Parish
of Hubebrston in the said County the Executor therein
named He being duly sworn thereto before me this
twenty ninth day of June 1796

                                                              Wm Tasker Surrogate.

 


   Will of Philip Bevan of Lawrenny, 1796

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In the Name of God Amen I Philip
Bevan of Little Cresswell in the Parish of Lawrenny
in the County of Pembroke being of sound and
Disposing Mind and Memory Do Make and
Ordain this My last Will and testament in
Manner and form following – Imprimis I Will
that all My Debts and funeral charges be paid by
My Executrix hereinafter Named – I give and
bequeath to my Eldest Son William Bevan If
living (if dead the same to Descend to the possession
of my Executrix) My Gun – to my youngest son
Richard Bevan I give and bequeath My Settle
And I do appoint Hugh Wilson of the parish &
County aforesaid to Demand the Gun immediately
after my Decease to be forwarded by him to the
legatee above mentioned. And lastly I give
and bequeath all the residue of My Effects, be
it of whatever kind or Denomination to
Ann my Step Daughter, the wife of John
Edwards of Little Cresswell aforesaid Collier, whom
I Do hereby constitute and appoint Executrix
of this my last Will and testament – revoking
and disannulling all former Will or wills made
by me – In Witness whereof I have hereunto set
my hand and seal this twentyseventh Day of
October 1795                                                                  the mark X of
Signed Sealed & Delivered                                              Philip Bevan
the said Testator in the
presence of                     James Philips
                                       Hugh Wilson

 

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Let this Will be Registered and Administration of All and
singular the Goods Chattels & Credits of the Testator within named
be Granted & Committed to the Executrix therein named She
being duly sworn thereto before me this 10 th day of March 1796
                                                   J.J. Nash
                                                  Surrogate

 


Will of Thomas Bevans of Haverfordwest, 1811

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I Thomas Bevans of the parish of Saint Martin in the
Town and County of Haverfordwest being Sick and Weak in
Body but of Sound and Disposing Mind Memory and Understand-
-ing blessed be God for the same Do make Publish and Declare
this my last Will and testament in Manner following
that is to say, first of all I commit my soul to my Merciful
?lacator? and Redeemer and my Body to be decently interred by my
Executors hereinafter Named, And as to those Worldly Goods
it has pleased God to bless me with after all my just Debts
and Burial Expenses are paid I Give and bequeathe
as follows, that is to say to my three Grand Children by
my Son Thomas Bevan, I Give and Bequeathe the sum
of Fifty Pounds Each to be paid to them Each his or her
part when they arrive at the age of Twenty one years by my
Said Executors to be Named, To my Brother James Bevans
I give and bequeath the Sum of Ten Pounds to be paid to
him within Six Months after my Decease, To my
Friend David Jardine of Bridgestreet I give and bequeathe
One Guinea in trust for the use and Benefit of the United
Brethren’s Establishment at Haverfordwest to be paid on
Demand after my decease, and lastly after all my said just
Debts, Funeral Expenses and the Expense of Executing this my Will
are paid by my said Executors herein named I Give and
Bequeathe all the rest and Residue of my property Such
as Money Household Goods, Stock in Trade, Wearing Aparel
or of whatsoever Description they may be named or not
named that I may Die possessed of, to my Son Thomas Bevans
his Heirs and Assigns (Excepting however One Feather bed and
a full Suit of my best Bed Cloaths which I reserve and give to
my Grand Daughter that attend me) And I do hereby Constitute
Ordain and Appoint my said Brother James Bevans and my
Friend David Jardine to be my Sole Executors in Trust of this my
last Will and Testament, and I do hereby Annul and declare
Void all former Wills or Deeds by me Made and Acknowledge and
declare this only to be my last Will and Testament in Witness
whereof I have hereunto Set my Hand and Seal this Fifth Day
of March in the year of Our Lord 1811
                                                                                                         Thomas Bevans Mark +

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The within was Signed Sealed Published
and Declared as and for the within Named
Testator’s last Will and testament in the
presence of us who in his presence and
in the presence of each other have hereunto
subscribed our Names as witnesses thereto

                                                                                                        Theophilus Phillips
                                                                                                         John Jardine

Let this Will be Registered and Administration of all & singular
the Goods Chattels & Credits of the Testator within named be Granted and
Committed to the Executors therein named they being duly sworn
thereto this 2d of May 1811

                                                                                                      J.J. Nash DD
                                                                                                      Surrogate

£275

 


Will of William Bevan of Solva, 1796

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NLW: http://dams.llgc.org.uk/object/llgc-id:40456

In the Name of God Amen. I William Bevan of Solva
in the Parish of White Church and County of Pembroke
Inn-keeper being weak of Body but in perfect mind and memory
Thanks be Given unto God. therefore Calling unto mind the
Mortality of my Body and knowing that it is appointed for
all men once to die, do make and ordain this my Last Will
and Testament, that is to say Principally and first of all
I Give and Recommend my Soul into the Hands of Almighty God
that Gave it, and my Body I Recommend to the Earth to be buried
in & down 2 and Christian Burial at the Discretion of my
Executrix here in after mentioned, nothing doubting but at
the General Resurrection I shall receive the same again by
the Mighty Power of God. and as Touching such Worldly goods
where with it hath pleased God to Bless me in this life. I Give
bequeath devise and dispose of the same in the following
Manner – First I Give and devise to Mary Oakley my
beloved Daughter the sum of five shillings
also I give and bequeath unto Martha Whiteside my
beloved daughter the sum of five shillings
Also I Give and devise unto William Oakley my Grandson
the sum of two shillings and six pence – also I give unto
Henry Oakly my Grandson the sum of two shillings and six pence
also I give unto Martha Oakley my Grand daughter
the sum of two shillings and six pence.
Also I give unto Jane Oakley my Grand daughter the sum
of two shillings and six pence.
Also I give unto Henry Bevan my Grandson the sum
of two shillings and six pence.
also I give unto William Bevan my Grandson the
sum of two shillings and six pence.
also I give unto Elizabeth Bevan my Granddaughter the
sum of two shillings and six pence.
Also I give unto Martha Morris my Grand daughter the sum
of two shillings and six pence. to be paid (?thirty?)
Days after my decease by my executrix herein after [ illegible]

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Also I give unto William Bevan my Grandson before
mentioned my Cloack now in my parlour if in case
he survive Elizabeth Bevan my beloved wife.
And Finally I Give and devise unto my said Elizabeth Bevan
my beloved wife after my decease all my personal Estate
whatsoever and where soever and of what kind or quality soever
the same may be Lease or Leases Money in House Bonds for money and Notes
of hand for money Goods or furniture (after payment of my
depts. and funeral expenses) and to her Executors Adminis-
trators and assigns to and for her and their own use and
benefit absolutely to be disposed of by her or them by will or
otherwise, and I do hereby Constitute and appoint the
said Elizabeth Bevan my Dear Beloved wife to be
Sole Executrix to this my Last Will and Testament
In witness whereof I have here unto set my Hand
and seal this Twenty seventh Day of May one thousand
Seven Hundred and Ninety two.

Signed sealed & pronounced
by the said Testator
in the presence of us
who in his presence and                                             Wm Bevan
in the presence of each other
have here unto subscribed
our names

                                                                                  Thomas Mortimer
                                                                                   David Mortimer
                                                                                   Stephen Thomas

Let this Will be Registered & Administration
of All & Singular the Goods Chattels & Credits of the
Testator within named be Granted & Committed
to the Executrix therein named She being duly
sworn thereto before me this 12 th day of June 1796

                                                           J.T. Nash
                                                         Surrogate

 


Will of William Bevans of Tenby, 1854

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This is the last Will and Testament
of me William Bevans of Tenby in the
county of Pembroke, Blacksmith.
I Give and bequeath unto my Dearly
beloved wife Mary all and singular my
Leasehold and personal Estate of what
nature or kind so ever and wheresoever situate
for and during the term of her natural life
subject nevertheless to the payment of all my
just debts, funeral and Testamentary expenses.
And from and after her decease to
be equally divided amongst my three
sons William, George and John share
and share alike. But in the case either of
my said sons shall die before his share
shall become payable, leaving lawful
Issue, then my will is that the share
of him so dying shall go equally between
his lawful children share and share alike
But in case of failure of lawful issue of
either of my said sons – Then to go equally
between the survivors of my said sons their
executors, Administrators and assigns to
and for their own absolute use, benefit and
disposal. And I do hereby nominate
constitute and appoint my said wife Mary
to be the Executrix for carrying this my

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last Will and Testament into effect.
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set
my hand this fourteenth day of August in
the year of Our Lord One thousand eight
hundred and fifty two.
Signed by the Testator William Bevans                              )
in the presence of us, present at the                                   )
same time, who have hereunto                                           )
subscribed our names as witnesses                                    )
this 14 th day of August 1852.                                          )
And we do hereby certify that                                           ) The mark of
the said will was first read over                                          ) +
and explained to the said Testator                                     ) William Bevans
William Bevans, who seemed                                            )
perfectly to understand the same                                       )
and that he put his mark                                                    )
thereto in our presence                                                      )

                                                    Thos Thomas General Merchant Tenby
                                                              J Simlett writer Tenby

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Diocese of St. Davids
At the Consistory Court
                           at Carmarthen
At Tenby the thirtieth day of October 1854
                    the Tenth day of June, 1854

Mary Bevans of Frog Street, Parish of
St. Mary’s Tenby in the County of Pembroke
widow the sole Executrix in this will named
was duly sworn to the truth & faithful per-
formance thereof ????, and that the
Goods, Challets, & credits of the deceased do not
amount in value 2 the sum of two
hundred pounds, and that the deceased
died on the seventeenth day of May 1854
                                      Before me
                            W. Hayward Cox
                                     Surrogate

Under £200 – 0 – 0

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1854
Tenby
William Bevans
Will
Proved 30 th October 1854
                         £200

SD/1834/329

Folio 5

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                                                           SD/1854/329 I

                          Register No 18 Folio
Inventory and Valuation of the Household Furniture
and Effects, Tools, Stock in Trade, Cattle and other Effects
late the property of William Bevans, of Frog Street, in the
Town of Tenby in the County of Pembroke, Blacksmith,
deceased, who died on the seventeenth day of May, one
thousand eight hundred and fifty four. taken and made this
twenty fifth day of October, one thousand eight hundred and fifty
four, by me
                                   George Harries
                                    Appraiser

                                                                                                                                            Amount

Kitchen                     

8  3 -

Wash House

1  9 -

Bedroom No 1  

4 10 -

Bedroom No. 2

2 - -

Bedroom No. 3  

2 10 -

Shop Tools, Iron

10 - -

Yard Utensils

 - 15 -

Field 6 Cows  

50 - -

“ Donkey and Cart

1 10 -

Freehold Lease of 2 Cottages and Garden in St. Mary’s) Tenby for 1 life and 58 years )

30 - -

Freehold Lease of small Field in same Parish for 1 ) life aged 68 )  

6 - -

 

 

 

£116 17 -

 

                                                     George Harries Appraiser

 


  Will of John Hugh of Wiston, 1911

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In the name of God Amen. I John Hugh
of Lamborough in the parish of Wiston, and County of
Pembroke, Farmer, being of sound mind, memory, and
understanding, praised be God for the same, Do make
This my last Will and Testament in manner and
form following.
First, I give, devise, and bequeath, unto my Daughter
Elizabeth, Wife of William Jenkins, the sum of Fifteen
pounds, and to her Heirs, Executors, Administrators,
and Assigns for ever.
I likewise give, devise, and bequeath, unto my son
David Hugh, the sum of Twelve pounds, and to his
Heirs, Executors, Administrators, and Assigns.
I likewise give, devise, and bequeath, unto my daughter
Anne, Wife of David Matthias, the sum of Twenty pounds,
and to her heirs, Executors, Administrators, and Assigns.
also a Feather Bed and Fowling Bed – and also,
the House and Lands she and her Husband now
occupy, for the same Rent that is now paid, during the time of the Lease.
Also I give, devise, and bequeath, unto my daughter
Martha- Wife of Daniel Vaughn, the sum of Ten pounds,
and to her heirs, Executors, Administrators, and Assigns.
Also I give, devise, and bequeath, unto my daughter
Lettice- Wife of Joshua Charles, the sum of Ten pounds,
and to her heirs, Executors, Administrators, and Assigns.
Also I give, devise, and bequeath, unto my beloved
Wife, Margaret Hugh, The remaining part of my

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property, of what nature, kind, or quality soever if may
be, of money and money’s worth, Lease or Leases, or
profit of Leases that I now hold, and all my Goods
and Chattels, and cattles, - and after her Decease,
for my son John Hugh to possess and enjoy the
whole propery, and his Heirs, Executors, Administrators,
and assigns for ever.
And also I do nominate, constitute, and appoint,
my said Wife sole Executrix of this my last Will
and testament, hereby revoking and making void,
all and every other Will or Wills at any time
heretofore by me made; - and Do declare this to be
my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof
I the said John Hugh have hereunto set my hand
and seal this sixth Day of September – in the
year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eleven.

Signed, Sealed, Declared and
Published, by the above named
John Hugh, as and for his last
Will and Testament. in the                                                     John Hugh
presence of us, who at his request
and in his presence, subscribed
our Names, as Witnesses
thereto.

                  John Narbet
                  William Davies
                  Thomas Evan

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Let this will be Registered & Administration of Al land
Singular the Goods Chattels & Credits of the Testator within named
be Granted & Committed to the Executrix therein named She
being duly Sworn thereto this 25 th April 1811

                    J.J. Nash
                   Surrogate

£90

 


Will of William Thomas of Llanebree, Llanstephan, 1758

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Llanebree } 1758

Llanstephan }

Test Will: Thomas

38 th

 

13 June

Transcribed verbatim by Gail & Helen Thomas, 17 November 2013, Perth, Western Australia

 

NLW                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SD/1758 /129 W

In the name of God Amen I William Thomas of the Village of Lanebree within the parrish of LLanstephan and Diocess of St Davids being in perfect health and memory Do make ordain and Constitute This to be my last Will and Testament in Manner and form as followeth, first of all I give and bequeath unto my Son Maurice Thomas my fowling piece together with the [Shelter where people use to Sit in] immediately after my deceasse, Itt. I give and bequeath unto Margarett my oldest Daughter the Sum of five Shillings within one Year after my deceasse, Itt. I give and bequeath unto Elinor my Daughter the Sum of five Shillings within one Year after my deceasse, Itt. I give and bequeath unto my youngest Daughter Elizabeth the Sum of five Shillings within one Year after my deceasse, Lastly I give devise and bequeath unto my well beloved wife Elinor the Field by the Mill during her naturall life formerly in the occupation of John Lewis And likewise I do appoint constitute and make Elinor my sayd wife to be wholy and Solely Executrix of this my last Will and Testament, witness my hand and Seal this twelveth day of Ffebruary one thousand seven hundred fifty and six.

Signed Sealed published and                                                                   Will: Thomas

Declared in the presence of us

John Evans

John William

Rees Jones

This Will was proved & approved by the Oath of ye above named Executrix before me this 12 th Day of June 1758.

                                                                                                                Tho: Eynon

                                                                                                                 Surrogate

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A Trew and perfect Inventory of all the Goods Catles and Chatles of William Tho s of the parrish of Llanstephan lately deceased taken and apraised by us John David and John Browne this eighteenth day of November 1757

6 Cows and 1 Calf £9"0"0

2 Steers 4"0"0

4 Yearlings 2"0"0

3 Horses 4"0"0

for Corn & Hay in ye Hagard 10"0"0

Corn Threshed in ye House 1"5"0

For a [?] Empty bag [?] 0"11"0

for Butter and Cheese 1"10"0

for 1 old Cart and a plough} 1"10"0

Harrows and Harness }

Household Stuff 2"10"0

Pickforks Iron Bar Hooks } 0"2"6

Ha[?] Billhook }

1 pig and 3 Ducks }

And Hens } 0"7"0

1 Saddle and 2 bridles 0"3"0

For wearing apparel 1"10"0

1 bible and other small Books 0"5"0

                                           £38"13"6

? John David

John Brown

 


Will of Maurice Thomas of Llanybree, Llanstephan, 1777

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Llanstephan 1777

Test. Maurice Thomas

22 d Nov r



Transcribed verbatim by Gail & Helen Thomas, 17 November 2013, Perth, Western Australia
 

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In the name of God Amen I Maurice Thomas of the village of Llanybree in ye parish of Llanstephan in ye County of Carmarthen & Diocese of St Davids Gent being aged but of perfect mind and memory Do make and ordain this my Last Will & Testament in manner and form following that is to say I recommend my Soul to God that gave it & my body to be decently buried by my Executrix hereafter named and as touching such worldly goods as God blessed me with I give devise and bequeath as followeth.

First of all I give my real Estate unto Elizabeth my beloved wife for and dureing her natural life or so long as she will Continue a widow on my name and from and after her Decease or her intermarriage which ever Shall first happen then all my real Estate is immediately to go & be possessed of by my three Sisters Margaret Elinor and Elizabeth joyntly for and dureing their lives and to ye longest liver of them and from and after ye Decease of the survivor of them then I give my mothers Estate unto my nephew John Griffith Dureing ye term of his Life and to his Lawfull issue after him and for want of Lawfull issue i give to my nephew William Griffith and his Lawfull issue I give my fathers Estate unto william Griffith dureing his life and to his Lawfull issue or to the issue lawfull in being to my g d nephews and for want of Such issue I Give it to my Cousin David Perrot and to his Lawfull issue and for want of issue Lawfully begotten by the above named persons then and in Such Cause my g d real Estate is to go to my three nieces Rachel Daughter to David John, Elinor and Margaret Daughters to Lewis Nicholas to be equally Divided bettwen them as touching my personall of what kind or nature soever I give unto my g d beloved wife whom I ordain and appoint Sole Executrix of this my last will and Testament. Revoking and making void all other former wills and Testaments Ratifying and Confirming this alone to be my last Will and Testament. In Wittness whereof I have put my hand and Seal this Sixteenth day of – January, in the Eleventh year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George ye third by ye Grace of God of Great Brittain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith [?] and in ye year of our Lord Christ one thousand Seven Hundred and seventy and one. NB My Beloved may Cut Down and lop trees for her own use.

As Wittness my hand

Signed sealed published

and Delivered in the presence of us.



William Abel                                                                                                                                                                        Maurice Thomas

John William

John Thomas





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22d November 1777

This Will was proved by the Oath of Elizabeth Thomas

the widow & Sole Executrix named in the said will before me.



Wm Higgs Barker Surrogate




SD/1777/162 I

A Trew and Perfect Inventory of the Goods And Chattells of Maurice Thomas of Llanybree Gent, Deceased taken this 21 st Nov: 1777.

Houshold Goods and furniture £10:0:0

4 Cows 10:0:0

1 2 year old hyfer 2:0:0

1 D o yearling 1:5:0

2 Stears 6:0:0

2 Calves 1:0:0

2 horses 4:0:0

Corn and hay 15:0:0

                    £49:5:0

John Davies

The mark of ED John David Jenkin

 


  Will of Thomas Griffith(s) of Placeyparke, Llanfihangel Abercowin, 1795

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Llanvihangel Abercowin

Test Tho s Griffiths [sic]

13 th Oct r

Transcribed verbatim by Gail & Helen Thomas, Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Granddaughters of Thomas Griffith, 17 November 2013, Perth, Western Australia


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In the Name God Amen. The first Day of January in the year of Our Lord Christ one Thousand seven Hundred and ninety I Thomas Griffith of Placeyparke in the Parish of Llanvihangel abercowin [sic] in the County of Carmarthen Being Sick in Body but of Sound mind memory, and understanding - Do Make and Ordain this my Last will and Testament in manner and form following, That is to Say first I Give Devise and Bequeath all and singular my Lease viz the remainder of the Form on the aforesaid Tenement of Placeyparke my Goods Chattle and Cattel of whatsoever kind or Nature they be Unto My Brother in law Samuel Thomas of Havod in the Parish of Mydrim and John Howell of Rhydygoldsmith in the aforesaid Parish of Llanvihangel-Abercowin both of the aforesaid County of Carmarthen – in Trust for the use and Benefit of my Creditors and Children as my Children at present being under age Therefore Do Nominate Constitute and appoint the aforesaid Samuel Thomas and John Howell to be Guardiantees and Executors During the Minority of my Eldest Son Thomas Griffith/ to pay my Just Debts out of my Effects and to See my Children haveing their Several Legacies according to my this my Last will and Testament which is as follows

I Give Devise and Bequeath unto my Daughter Elizabeth the Sum of Twenty pounds with her mother’s Chest when She marries or arrive to age of Twenty one Years -------------------------------

Also I give Devise and Bequeath unto my Son John the Sum of twenty pounds when arrive to the age of Twenty one years or sooner if he marries----------------------------------------------------------------

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Also I give Dispose and Bequeath unto my Son David the Sum of Twenty pounds payable as aforesaid in regard the other Children when he arrive to the age of Twenty one Years or Sooner if he marries---

And Lastly I Give Devise and Bequeath unto my Son Thomas All and Singular the remainder of my Indenture of Lease My Goods Chattle and Cattell of whatsoever kind or nature they be after paying my Just Debts and Legacies and further it is my will that my Son Thomas Should live in my Place on the aforesaid Tenement of Placeyparke and also to find and provide for his Brothers and Sister in Case of Sickness During their minority free from all or any Charge and if my Son Thomas Shall Die During his minority Leaving no Lawfull Issue I give Devise and Bequeath what I have given Thomas my Son unto John my Son and he the Said John my Son to pay my Daughter Elizabeth aforesaid and my Son David aforesaid Each Ten pounds addition to the aforesaid Legacies of Twenty pounds Each – So likewise if my Son John Dies During his minority as aforesaid his portion to Devolve to my Son David and he to pay Ten pounds more to my Daughter and Likewise if David my Son should happen to Die During his minority without Leaving any Lawful Issue Then the whole to be and remain to my Daughter Elizabeth and her Heirs and Executors for ever.

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I Do now ratify and Confirm this as my Last will and Testament annulling and making void all other will or wills hereto fore made Confirming this to be my Last will and Testament In witness whereof I Set my hand and Seal the Date above written.

Signed sealed and Delivered                                                                                                                  Signature of Thomas Griffith

by the Testator Thomas Griffith

in the presence of us who at

his request and in his presence

and of Each other Do sign

our names as witnesses

David Griffith

W m Morgan X by mark

W m Thomas of Llynbuchan

13 th October 1795

This will was proved on the Oath of John Howell

Surviving Executor in Trust within named before me

                                                         WH Barker Surrogate


  Will of William Cle(a)rk of  Velin - fach, Llanfihangel Abercywyn, 1797

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1797

Llan. ll Abercowin

Test. William Clerk [sic]

The will of William Cleark

made 3 rd Dec r 1795

 

May 20 th

Transcribed verbatim by Gail & Helen Thomas, Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Granddaughters of William Cleark, 17 November 2013, Perth, Western Australia

 

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In the Name of God Amen The Last will and Testament of me William Cleark of Velin-vach in the Parish of Lanvihangel Abercowin in the County of Carmarthen Milart and Husbandman, Being old and Sickly in Body but of Sound mind memory and understanding Do make and ordain this to be my Last will and Testament in manner following.

First I give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Elizabeth the wife John Harry the Sum of one pound------

Also I give and Bequeath unto my Son David his meat and Drink Cloaths washing and Lodging, by my Executrix hereafter named.

As to all the rest residue and remainder after paying my Just Debts funeral Expenses I give and Bequeath the Same unto Elizabeth my Dear wife for and During her Natural life and I Do Leave her to give and Bequeath in manner and proportion She may think proper the remainder after her Dowage[?] Between my Children William Cleark, Evan Cleark and Margaret Cleark

And I Do Nominate and appoint her to be my Sole Executrix of this my Last will and Testament and I Do hereby revoke and annull all wills made by me heretofore.

In witness whereof I Set my hand and Seal this third day of December one thousand Seven Hundred and ninety five.

Signed Sealed by the Testator William Cleark as his                                                                                The mark of

Last will and Testament in the presence of us who at                                                                                        X

request and in his presence and of each other Signed our                                                                           W m Cleark

names as witnesses

W m Thomas Lwynbychan. Tho s Harry by mark X

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Carmarthen May 20 1797 This Will was proved by the Oath of the within named Executrix before me.

WH Barker, Surrogate

 


Letter of Administration of Ebenezer Bowen, Llanstephan, 1851

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266                                                                                                                                                                                 SD/1851/266 W

1851

Llanstephan

Ebenezer Bowen

Administration

Granted 27thSeptr1851

£100

Eng.dI.Of. Co;for so WM

Act Book Page 611

Transcribed verbatim by Helen Thomas and Gail Thomas, 3rdGreat Grand Nieces by marriage of Ebenezer Bowen, 23 November 2013, Perth, Western Australia

 

SD/1851/266 X

No. 1

(For Administrators, or Administrators with Will annexed.)

Diocese of St. David’s

 

 

At Carmarthen the Twenty seventh day of September 18 51.

Appeared Personally Elianor Bowen of Blaenycwm in the Parish of Llanstephan (near Llanstephan) in the County of Carmarthen Widow the Relict of the said deceased-----
the Party applying for Letters of Administration to the Estate and Effects of the said
Ebenzer Bowen late of Blaenycwm aforesaid Farmer
Deceased, who died on or about the Twentieth day of March One Thousand Eight Hundred and fifty intestate , and MADE OATH, that the Estate and Effects of the said Deceased, for or in respect of which the said Letters of Administration are to be granted (exclusive of what the Deceased may have been possessed of, or entitled to, as a Trustee for any other Person or Persons, and not beneficially, but including the Leasehold Estates, for years of the Deceased, whether absolute or determinable on Lives, and without deducting any thing on account of the Debts due and owing from the Deceased), are under the Value of One Hundred Pounds to the best of this Deponent’s knowledge, Information and Belief.

Sworn at the time and place above }                                                                                         Elianor Bowen
mentioned
}

                  BEFORE ME
                       ???????
                   SURROGATE

SD/1851/266 B

Know all men by these Presents that We Elianor Bowen of Blaenycwm in the parish of Llanstephan in the County of Carmarthen Widow John Bowen of the Village and Parish of Llanstephan in the said County of Carmarthen Mariner and William Williams of Llanybree in the said parish of Llanstephan Freeholder

are held and firmly bound unto the Right Reverend Father in God Connop by divine permission Lord Bishop of StDavid’s in the penal sum of Two Hundred Pounds of good and lawful Money of Great Britain to be paid unto the said Lord Bishop or to his Certain Attorney his Executors, Administrators or Assigns. To which Payment well and truly to be made We oblige ourselves and each and every of us by herself himself and themselves for the whole our each and every of our Heirs Executors and Administrators firmly by these Presents sealed with our Seals dated the Twenty seventh day of September in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lady Victoria by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Queen Defender of the Faith etc. And in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and fiftyone.

The Condition of this Obligation is such That if the above bounden Elianor Bowen Adminstrat rix of all and singular the Goods Chattles and Credits of her late husband Ebenezer Bowen late of Blaenycwm aforesaid farmer intestate deceased do make or cause to be made a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the Goods Chattles and Credits of the said deceased which have or shall come to the Hands Possession or Knowledge of her the said Elianor Bowen or into the Hands and Possession of any Person or Persons for her and the same so made do exhibit or cause to be exhibited into the Registry of the Consistory Court at Carmarthen at or before the last day of March next ensuing and the same Goods Chattles and Credits and all other the Goods Chattles and Credits of the said deceased at the time of his death which at any time after shall come to the hands or Possession of the said Elianor Bowen or into the hands and Possession of any other Person or Persons for her do well and truly administer according to Law And further do make or cause to be made a true and just Accompt of her said Administration at or before the last day of September which will be in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty two and all the Rest and Residue of the said Goods Chattles and Credits which shall be found remaining upon the said Administrators Accompts the same being first examined and allowed of by the Judge or Judges for the time being of the said Court shall deliver and pay unto such Person or Persons respectively as the said Judge or Judges by his or their Decree or Sentence pursuant to the true Intent and Meaning of a late Act of Parliament made in the two and twentieth and three and twentieth Years of the Reign of our late Sovereign Lord King Charles the Second entituled an Act for the better settling of Intestates Estates shall limit and appoint. And if it shall hereafter appear that any last Will and Testament was made by the said deceased and the Executor or Executors therein named do exhibit the same into the said Court making Request to have it allowed and approved accordingly if the said Elianor Bowen above bounden being thereunto required do render and deliver the said Letter of Administration Approbation of such Testament being first had and made in the said Court then this Obligation to be void or else to remain in full Force and Virtue.

Signed Sealed and delivered }
in the Presence of }

Elianor Bowen
John Bowen
W
mWilliams

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 (Note: all three signed their names (none marked with a cross)

John Owen
Clerk to M
r Valentine Davis
A.P. Deputy Registrar
Carmarthen

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No266(51)

Dated 27thSeptember 1851



MrsElenior Bowen

and others

to

The Lord Bishop of

StDavids


Administration Bond

 

 

SD/1851/266 G

 No. 2

(For Administrators, or Administrators with the Will annexed.)

Diocese of St. David’s




At Carmarthen the Twenty seventh day of September 18 51

Let Administration

of all and singular the Goods, Chattels, and Credits of the said Ebenezer Bowen late of Blaenycwm in the parish of Llanstephan in the County of Carmarthen Farmer Intestate
Deceased, be committed and granted to Elianor Bowen of Blaenycwm aforesaid Widow the Relict of the said deceased.

she the said Elianor Bowen
having duly sworn, as usual, at the time and place above-mentioned, well
and faithfully to administer.

Before me
D?Williams
SURROGATE

Effects sworn under £ 100.0.0

 

SD/1851/266 I



 

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6 mows of oats on the field at 7/per

2 2 0

14 DoMix Corn at 5s/per

3 10 0

1 Stack of oats in the Hagard

1 7 6

1 Do of DoDo

1 10 0

1 Doof Barley Do

1 16 6

1 Do of Do Do

2 10 0

1 Do of Do Do

2 10 0

1 Do of Do Do

1 1 0

1 Do of Wheat Do

3 5 0

1 Do of Do Do

2 0 0

1 Do of Straw Do

0 8 0

Straw in the Barn

0 2 6

1 Stack of Hay

2 5 0

1 Do of Do

0 15 0

1 Cow

3 3 0

1 Do

3 0 0

1 Heifer

2 10 0

1 Do

2 0 0

1 Stear

1 10 0

1 Heifer

1 7 0

2 Calfs

1 6 0

 

39 17 6

 

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₤   s   d

1 Horse

1 10 0

1 Do

2 15 0

2 Pigs

3 0 0

1 Cart

1 0 0

1 Plough

0 2 6

1 Harrow

0 2 0

1 Chaffcuter

0 2 6

Lumber in the Barn

0 8 0

1 Lader

0 1 6

1 Pig Trough

0 0 8

Harness

0 8 0

Citching

1 7 6

Parlor

2 0 0

1 Room upstairs Bed

1 5 0

Do       Do          Do

1 7 6

Dairy

0 17 0

Cheese

0 14 6

Wereing apparrel

1 18 0

 

18 19 08

 

                                                                Dept                                                              £48-0-0

 

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39 17 6

 

  18 19 8

 

58 17 2

 

 

 

Administration bonds were based on legal pro formas with details of the people and the estate written in blank spaces.

In this transcription the pro forma text is in non-italics and the added text is in italics


 

Note: all spellings are as per the original documents.

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