LLANBADARN CHURCHYARD BY A W GILBEY

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LLANBADARN FAWR WILLS

The wills that follow were provided by Lyn Nunn, 45 Scott St , Deagon, Queensland , Australia . 4017 email genielynau@yahoo.com

In ye name of God Amen the twentieth day of May in ye year of our Lord one seven hundred and three I Rees Williams of ye psh of Lanbadarn Vawr in ye County of Cardigan Gentleman being sick and weak in body but of sound and perfect memory (praised be to God). And knowing ye uncertainty of this life on earth, being desirous to settle things in order do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following (viz). Imprimis I commend my soul to the Almighty God my Creator assuredly believing yt I shall receive full pardon and free remission of all my sins. And my body to ye earth from whence it was taken to be buried in such decent and Christian manner as my executors hereater named shall think meet and convenient. And as touching such worldly estate as ye Lord in mercy hath lent me, my will and meaning is ye same shall be imployed and bequeathed as hereafter by this my will is expressed. Revokeing, frustrateing and makeing void all wills and Testaments by me formerly made and declare and appoint this my last will and Testament. Item I give and bequeath four pence towards ye reparation of ye Cathedrall Curch of St Davies. Item I give and devise unto my eldest son David Williams all yt messuage and tenement of lands commonly called or known by ye name of Bwlch y geifordd scituate lyeing and being in ye psh of Llanbadarn Vawr in ye County of Cardigan aforesd. And also one pcell of meadow-ground commonly called by ye name of Cae ginan Vach scituate lyeing and being in ye psh of Llanvihangell y Croilhin to have and to hold ye aforesd lands and tenements to my son David and to his heires for ever. Item I devise & bequeath unto my second son Stephen all yt messuage & tenement of lands called Feesholwen scituate lyeing and being in ye psh of Llanbadarn Vawr aforesd to have and to hold ye said messuage & tenement of lands to him my said son Stephen and to his heires for ever. I also give to my sd son Stephen when he attains to ye age of eighteen yeares twenty pounds of current English money to be payed unto him by executor hereafter mentioned. Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elinor ye sum of forty pounds to be payed unto her when she attains to ye age of eighteen yeares by executor heare after mentioned. I likewise deseir yt my beloved friends Rodrick Richards Esqr, Hugh Lloyd , Stephen Parry & Richd Parry gentlemen to be trustees of this my last will & Testament and to see yt ye same be duly & justly executed & performed. And lastly I do constitute and appoint my said loveing son David Williams to be sole executor of this my last will and Testament. And unto whome I give and bequeath all and singular my goods cattell chattells and personall estate. In testimony of all wch matters I have signed sealed and published this as my last will and Testament ye day & year wthin written. Signum Ricei Williams

 

Sealed signed and published in ye psence of Rod Richards ; signum Richd Rees ; sign Jane Edward ; Tho Evans

(Latin)

29 Nov 1703. This Will was proved by David Williams the son and executor. Before me Jo: Penry, Surr

NOTE: Spellings are as found. DW

Transcribed from a photocopy by Dave Woolven, 2 Aspen Way , Malpas Park , Newport , South Wales . NP20 6LB Tel 01633 858 359 14 May 2007

Transcribed for Lyn Nunn, 45 Scott St , Deagon, Queensland , Australia . 4017 email genielynau@yahoo.com

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A true and perfect inventory of the goodes cattle and chattle of Rees William of the parish of Llanbadarne y Crothyn lately deceased made and aprized by Joel Jenkins and Richard Parry gent the twelvth day of October Ano Dom 1703

 

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Impris Two oxen prized 04 00 00

It Six cowes priz 07 10 00

It Eight barren cattle priz 04 15 00

It Sheep horse & maires priz 09 00 00

It A hundred sheep and 24 lambes 15 00 00

It Two piggs priz 00 15 00

It Corne in haggard priz 20 00 00

It Three feather beds priz 01 15 00

It Five standing beds with appurtenances 04 00 00

It Three cubords 01 10 00

It Six coffers 01 10 00

It Eight brass panns 05 00 00

It Three iron pottes 01 05 00

It Pewter dishes and candlesticks 00 15 00

It Implements of husbandry 02 00 00

It Houshold stuffe priz 03 00 00

It Hay 02 10 00

 

Tot 84 05 00

 

Joel Jenkins ; Richard Barry aprisers

 

Transcribed from a photocopy by Dave Woolven, 2 Aspen Way , Malpas Park , Newport , South Wales . NP20 6LB Tel 01633 858 359 14 May 2007

 

Transcribed for Lyn Nunn, 45 Scott St , Deagon, Queensland , Australia . 4017 email genielynau@yahoo.com

 

In the name of God Amen I William Williams the elder of Llanbadarn Vawr in the County of Cardigan gent being weak in body but of sound & pfect mind and memory, praise be to Almighty God, therefore do make and ordain this my present last Will and Testament in manner and forme following (that is to say) First and principally I comend my soul into the hands of Almighty God hoping through the merits death and passion of our blessed Saviour Jesus Christ to have full & free pardon and forgivenesse of all my sins and to inherit everlasting life. My body I comitt to the earth to be decently buried att the discretion of my executors hereafter named. And as touching the disposition of all my temporal estate I give and dispose thereof as followeth. Imp'ris I will that my debts and funerall charges shall be paid and discharged. Item I give grant devise and bequeath unto William Powell of Nanteos in the said County Esqr, the Reverend Howel Penry of Llanvihangell Generglyn in the said County Esqr, Hugh Lloyd of Aberllowyn in the said County Esqr and Henry Parry of Penywth in the sayd County gent all that messuage tenement and lands with ye apptences called and known by the name of Llannerth y Clwyde and all that messuage tenement & lands with the apptences called Tythyw Canol (als) Tythyn y Ty Hen now or late in the possession of Morgan William and all that water corn grist mill with the appurtenances called Llannerth y Clwyde Mill now or late in the possession of Lewis Dd Rees . All which said messuages mill lands and tenements with ye apptenances are scituate lying and being in the pish of Llanbadarn Vawr aforesayd in the County aforesd and which I hold in mortgage from Richard Lewis of Dol y Clettwn in the said County Esqr for the sume of one hundred & sixty pounds to have and to hold the said messuages mill tenements & lands with the apptences and the said one hundred & sixty pounds mortgage money and every part & pcell thereof & all my right title interest property claime and demand of in & to the same and of in and to the said mortgage money and every part thereof unto the said William Powell , Howell Penry , Hugh Lloyd and Henry Parry and to their heires & survivors and survivor of them to the uses intents and purposes hereafter menconed and appointed and upon the trust & confidence hereafter declared (that is to say) that the said William Powell , Howell Penry , Hugh Lloyd & Henry Parry or any two or more of them and their heires and the survivors & survivor of them shall and may receive pceive dispose and imploy such part of the rents issues and proffitts of the said messuages mill lands and tenements and the interest of the said mortgage money as shall be requisite & necessary to be laid out & expended on the behalfe of my grandson William Williams in any suite att law or in equity or by any other wayes or meanes as they or their Councell shall advise or devise for the recovering and preserving of the said one hundred and sixty pounds mortgage money and the interest thereof and obtaining a decree therein for the use and benefitt of my said grandson in case any dispute should happen to grow and arise between the said Richard Lewis or any other pson or psons and my said grandson touching and concerning the same. And also upon the trust & confidence that they the said William Powell , Howell Penry , Hugh Lloyd and Henry Parry or any two or more of them & their heires and the survivors and survivor of them imediately after the defraying of the charges and expences aforementioned shall and will receive and pceive the rents issues and proffitts of the said tenements and mill aforesayd and the interest of the said mortgage money and out of the same pay unto my grand daughter Margarett Lewis ye eldest daughter of John Lewis or to her unckle Richard Lewis of Dol y Clettwr Esqr to her use the sum of ten pounds of lawfull money of Great Britaine which I do hereby give and bequeath unto my said grand daughter for to buy her sheep or some other beasts for her best benefitt and advantage att the discretion of her said unckle. And upon the further trust and confidence that the sd William Powell , Howell Penry , Hugh Lloyd and Henry Parry or any two or more of them and their heires and the survivors and survivor of them shall and will (the charges and expences aforesaid being first payd and after payment made of the legacy aforesaid unto my said grand daughter Margaret Lewis ) receive pceive dispose and imploy the rents issues and proffitts of the said messuages tenements lands & mill and the said one hundred & sixty pounds mortgage money and the interest thereof to the use benefitt and behoofe & advantage of my said grand son William Williams the eldest son of my son William Williams and his heires executors and assignes forever upon condition that my said grand son William Williams shall and will in lieu and recompence thereof well and truly pay and satisfy unto my grand daughter Mary Williams the sume of thirty pounds and unto my grand daughter Margaret Williams the sume of ten pounds and unto my grand daughter Rachel Williams the sume of ten pounds all of lawfull money of Great Britaine att their severall and respective ages of one & twenty years. And in case the aforesaid messuages tenements lands & mill be att any time hereafter redeemed or dismortgaged by payment of the said sume of one hundred and sixty pounds and the interest thereof that then the said William Powell , Howell Penry , Hugh Lloyd and Henry Parry or any two or more of them and their heires and the survivors and survivor of them shall receive pceive dispose and imploy the said sume of one hundred and sixty pounds and the interest thereof to and for the benefitt and advantage of my said grand son William Williams . Item I give and devise unto my said grand son William Williams all & singular that messuage tenement and lands with the apptences comonly called by the name or Rhyd Verionedd, Rhos y Noddfa, Pant y Cerneg and one parcell or slang of ground thereunto belonging or by what name or names soever the same are called & known scituate lying and being in the pish of Llanvihangell Genglyn in the said County and now or late in the possession or occupation of John Lloyd & David Lloyd John to have and to hold ye sd messuage tenement & lands and the said pcell or slang of ground with the apptences unto the sd William Williams my grand son and to his heires and assignes forever upon condition neverthelesse that my said son William Williams & my said grand son William Williams & their heires shall and will in lieu thereof suffer and pmitt my son Thomas Williams his executors and assignes peaceably & quietly to have hold and enjoy all and singular the messuage tenemt and lands with the apptences called and known by the name of Bro Ginin scituate lying & being in the pish of Llanbadarn Vawr in the said County of Cardigan and to receive ye rents issues and proffitts thereof to his and their own proper use & uses for the space and terme of three whole yeares comencing the first day of May or the twenty nineth day of September which shall first happen next after my decease and from thence fully to be compleat and ended. And also yt my said son William Williams & my said grand son William Williams and their heires shall suffer & pmitt my said son Thomas Williams to till manure & sow the said tenement called Broginin with all such corn as to him shall seem meet & convenient during the space and intervall of my decease and the said first day of May or the said twenty nineth day of September then next following & quietly to enjoy the same without molestation or interruption my said son Thomas Williams his executors & assignes yielding and paying therefore yearly unto my said son William Williams & my said grand son William Williams their exors and assignes the sume of twenty shillings att May and Michas by even and equal portions provided also that in case the said William Williams my son or the said William Williams my grand son or either of them their or either of their heires or assignes shall & will hinder sue trouble molest or interrupt my said son Thomas Williams his executors or assignes in the quiet enjoyment of the said messuage tenement and lands called Broginin or any part thereof for the terme aforesd or in the tilling manurring and sowing of the said tenemt between the space and intervall of my decease & ye sd first day of May or ye sd twenty nineth day of September then next following, then and in such case and upon such eviction molestation or interruption my will and meaning is that the said devise made unto my said grand son William Williams of the said messuage tenement and lands called Rhyd Verionedd, Rhos y Noddfa, Pant y Cerney and the said pcell or slang of ground thereunto belonging shall be hereby void frustrated and of none effecte. And upon such suit eviction or molestation as aforesaid I do hereby give grant & devise all ye aforesaid messuage tenement & lands with the apptences called Rhyd Verionedd, Rhos y Noddfa, & Pant y Cerney and the aforesaid pcell or slang of ground thereunto belonging unto my said son Thomas Williams to have and to hold ye sd messuage tenement & lands called Rhyd Verionedd, Rhos y Noddfa, & Pant y Cerney and the aforesaid pcell or slang of ground thereunto belonging with the apptenances unto my said son Thomas Williams his heires & assignes forever. Item I give and bequeath unto the said William Powell , Howell Penry , Hugh Lloyd & Henry Parry or to any two or more of them and their heires & the survivors & survivor of them the sume of four score & ten pounds of lawfull money of Great Britaine out of the hundred pounds due to me from Roderick Richards of Aberystwyth in ye said County Esqr by Bond of ye penalty of two hundred pounds for the paym't of one hundred pounds, upon trust and confidence that the said William Powell , Howell Penry , Hugh Lloyd and Henry Parry or two or more of them & their heires & the survivors & survivor of them shall & will pay and satisfy the said four score and ten pounds unto my son in law Richard Lewis as the portion of my daughter Sybil Lewis the wife of ye said Richard Lewis when the said Richard Lewis & his father Mr Hugh Lewis shall suffitiently convey and assure their estate to the use of the said Richard Lewis and the heires of his body upon ye body of ye said Sybil begotten or to be begotten and also make & settle a suffitient & competent joynture upon the said Sybil during her life(in case she survives the said Richard Lewis ) according to the discretion of the said William Powell , Howell Penry , Hugh Lloyd & Henry Parry or any two or more of them & their heires & ye survivors & survivor of them provided allways that if no settlement be made by the said Richard Lewis & Hugh Lewis of their lands & tenemts as aforesaid in my life time or within one year next after my decease my will is that the said trustees shall dispose of ye sd four score & ten pounds towards ye joynture of my said daughter Sybil untill such settlement be made as aforesaid. And that ye said Sybil shall have ye interest of ye said four score & ten pounds yearly & every year towards her maintenance untill such settlement be made as aforesaid. And also that the sume of ten pounds ye residue of the sd sume of one hundred pounds and the interest of ye sd ten pounds shall go unto my executors hereafter named. Item I do hereby remitt and forgive unto my said son in law Richard Lewis his own maintenance & ye maintenance of his wife for the space of two years & a half & the charge of Christening his two children & burying one of them which I have been att. All which I value att a moderate rate to thirty pounds upon condition that my said son in law Richard Lewis shall leave the large oval table that he bought of Morris Hugh wch is now att Bro Ginin unto my executors hereafter named for their use forever. And I having a great confidence in the fidelity & integrity of ye said trustees in discharging of the severall and respective trusts aforesaid do hereby give and allow unto them severally & respectively what shall be thought reasonable for their charge & trouble therein. Item I give and bequeath the sume of ten shillings towards the buying of such a divine book as my good coz'n John Davies , Minister of the pish of Llanbadarn Vawr shall make choice of to be placed in the library & entered according as the rules thereof prescribe. Item I give & bequeath unto my sister Elizabeth Williams the sume of twenty shillings. Item I give & bequeath to my brother John Williams & his two sons seven shillings & six pence to be equally divided between them for to buy a pair of mourning gloves for each of them. Item I give and bequeath unto my said son William Williams one broad piece of gold comonly called Jacobus piece, one of my best periwigs & a case of pistols. Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter in law Anne Williams one gold ring with a stone in it. Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Hester Williams one feather bed with all yt belong to it which are now in her own possession & one large trunk wth drawers in it wch was formerly her mother's trunk to make use of the same during her life and after her decease to my said son Thomas Williams his executors and assignes. Item I give and bequeath unto my sd son in law John Lewis and my daughter Elinor Lewis his wife the sume of five pounds to buy sheep & the product & ye interest thereof to go to my grandaughters Mary Lewis & Dorothy Lewis daughters of the sd John Lewis . Item I desire my coz'n Mary Lewis the wife of Mr Hugh Lewis to receive the rents and annuities that shall be due to my said daughter Hester Williams and according to her discretion to dispose and lay out the same for and towards ye benefitt use and advantage of my said daughter Hester Williams . All the rest and residue of my psonall estate goods and chattells whatsoever I give and bequeath unto my said son Thomas Williams and my daughter Margaret Williams whom I do hereby make and appoint executors of this my last Will and Testament to leavy and pay my debts and to discharge my funerall expences. And I doe hereby revoke disanull and make voide all former Wills and Testaments by me heretofore made either by word of mouth or in writing. In wittnesse whereof I the said William Williams to this my last Will and Testament contained in two sheets of paper have sett my hand and seale this nine & twentieth day of December in the year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred and fourteen (1714). Will Williams

 

Signed sealed published & declared by the testator in the presence of us whose names are hereunto subscribed as wittnesses & attested by us in the psence of the said testator. John Davies , Clerk; Hugh Lewis ; David Rogers ; Lewis Parry

 

(Latin)

26 th January 1714/5

The Will of William Williams deceased was proved by Thomas Williams & Margaret Williams the executors named in the said Will. Before me Jo: Penry, Surrogate

 

Transcribed from a photocopy by Dave Woolven, 2 Aspen Way , Malpas Park , Newport , South Wales . NP20 6LB Tel 01633 858 359 22 May 2007

 

Transcribed for Lyn Nunn, 45 Scott St , Deagon, Queensland , Australia . 4017 email genielynau@yahoo.com

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A true inventory taken of the goods and chattells of William Williams of Llanbadarn Vawr senr deceas'd the sixt day of January 1714

L s d

Imp: Four oxen 5 13

Item Six bullocks 6 03 4

Six cows 5 03 4

Two calves 0 05 0

Seven heifers 5 03 4

One horse & sadle 2 00 0

Two mares 1 06 8

Eighty four sheep }

Do ninety five sheep more } 9 03 4

Implum'ts of husbandry 1 00 00

Corn in ground and out 2 06 08

Houshould stuff 3 16 08

Swine geese and hens 0 05 04

Wearing apparrell 1 06 08

 

43 13 08

 

Jany ye 12 th 1714/15 Appraised by us John Lewis & Edward Rees

 

 

 

 

Transcribed from a photocopy by Dave Woolven, 2 Aspen Way , Malpas Park , Newport , South Wales . NP20 6LB Tel 01633 858 359 21 May 2007

 

Transcribed for Lyn Nunn, 45 Scott St , Deagon, Queensland , Australia . 4017 email genielynau@yahoo.com

 

 

Albert William Gilbey

Penglais School

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