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The Last Will & Testament of William Jenkins, Trostrey. 1757.

William Jenkins, Glascoed (Usk), Mon.       WILL         Proved 28 April 1757   LL/1757/113

 In the name of God Amen I William Jenkins of the Hamlet of Glascoed being weak in body but of sound mind & memory do make and ordain this my last Will & Testament in manner following. First I give & bequeath to the use of the poor of the several parishes of Langiby, Lanbadock & Hamlet of Glascoed the sum of five pounds to each parish to be distributed within twelve months after my decease at the discretion of my executrixes. I give to my brother John Jenkins all my wearing apparel & I do ordain that my brother RowlandJenkins & his heirs do pay the sum of ten shillings yearly to my said brother John Jenkins during the term of his natural life. I give the house in Langiby with gardens & appurtenances now in the possession of Trevor Edwards by lease of five shillings a year to Rechel wife of William John of Lanbadock for ever. I give to my two nephews William and Harry sons of my brother Rowland Jenkinsthe sum of five pounds each to be paid out of my estate in Langiby now in the possession of John Rosser as tenant by their elder brother John within twelve months after he becomes possessed of the said estate and the sum above of ten shillings yearly wch I give to my brother John to be paid out of the said estate. I do appoint my two sisters Elizabeth Morgan & Elinor Morgan joint executrixes of this my last Will hereby revoking all former Wills. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 31st of August 1756. William Jenkins

 Signed & sealed in the presence of us. G Williams, Cl; Stephen JonesJohn Richard

 April the 28th 1757

 Elizabeth Morgan the sister and one of the executrixes in this Will named was sworn well and faithfully to execute the same to the truth of the inventory &c & to render an acct &c (Power being first reserved to the other executrix &c) before me Nath’l Wells, Surrogate

 This Will was proved at Newport on the twenty eighth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty seven before the Reverend Mr Nathaniel Wells, Clerk, Master of Arts, the Chancellor’s Surrogate by Elizabeth Morgan the sister on of the executrixes in this Will named who was first on the holy Evangelists personally sworn well and faithfully to execute the same, to the truth of the inventory by her exhibited and to render a just account of her administration thereof when thereunto lawfully required (Power being first reserved to Elinor Morgan the other executrix in this Will named when she applys for the same

Inventory             Taken 6 Oct 1756   LL/1757/113

A true and perfect inventory of the goods & chattles rights and credits of William Jenkins late of the Hamlet of Glascoed in the County of Monmouth within the Diocess of Landaff lately deceased made and appraised by us whose names are here under set this 6th day of October 1756 and appraised by us William James and Stephen Jones as followeth

First of all. The deceds wearing apparel valu’d at  1 0 0

Two cowes valued at    5 0 0

Two heifers valued at    2 0 0

Household goods & lumber valued at   3 0 0

Money due to the deced at the time of his death  8 0 0

   Tot  19 0 0

Appraised by us Wm JamesStephen Jones


WEBMASTER’S NOTE: Many thanks to both Dave Woolven and Mike John for their permission to use this information.

Transcribed from a photocopy by Dave Woolven.    19 March 2007