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Probate Collection; Will and documents for Morgan Thomas

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1. Will
[2 pages] dated 16 March 1798
Beneficiaries: To his 'beloved' son, Samuel Thomas, all his living stock and implements of husbandry, on condition that he pays all rent and arrears of rent for the farm the testator now holds, 'and in case Mrs prichard my Lanlady will accept of him as tenant'. If not his wife is to continue as tenant during the term of the lease, but at its expiration she is to give the livestock and implements of husbandry to Samuel
To his 'beloved' wife, Jane, 'the annual interest of £200' secured as a mortgage on Mr John Gilbert's lands in Llanveynoe, as well as the interest of £40 due by bond from William Gilbert of Craswall and the annual interest of £20 due by bond from David Prosser of Craswall.
To son, John Thomas, £60, being part of the mortgage money on John Gilbert's lands 'aforesaid', to be paid after the death of wife, Jane; or, if John dies first, the money is to be divided equally between his children.
To his granddaughter, Ann, £10 when she is 21; the interest to be paid her after his and his wife's death, in the meantime.
To son, Samuel, £160 after wife, Jane's death.
Residual legatee, Wife, Jane.

Executrix: his wife, Jane.

Marked by the testator.

Witnesses: Wm Watkins, David Prosser and John Watkins

Date of Probate:
23 April 1798 .

2. Inventory: none but his effects were noted as being 'under £100'.




This is an interesting example of how much money was invested in mortgages by this time. Does he mean the annual interest on £200 rather than of ? 4 documents in all.

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