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Probate Collection; Will and documents for Rees Prichard, yeoman

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1. Will dated 8 December 1714
Beneficiaries: To wife Joan, all the freehold estate called Sunny Bank lately purchased of Charles Price for her lifetime then to nephew William Beavan subject to payment of £60 to be disposed of as my wife wills
To Sarah, niece, daughter of brother Thomas Prichard, £12
To Martha, niece, wife of Lewis Morris, £14.
To Joan, niece, daughter of Lyson Price, £10.
To Mary, niece daughter of John Jenkins, £12.
To sister, Ann, wife of Lyson Price, £5.
To Rees Prichard, godson, son of John Prichard, 5/-.
To godson James, son of William Andrew, 5/-
To god daughter Margery, daughter of William Price, 5/-
To goddaughter Joan, daughter of John Watkins [a crease in the original has prevented the final word in this line to be read but is likely from the foregoing to have been 'five' the first word on the next line is shillings]
To goddaughter Elizabeth, daughter of John Watkins, cooper, 5/-
To goddaughter Anne, daughter of Thomas Gilbert, 5/-.
4 bushels of corn are to be distributed next Lady day to the poor and indigent persons of Llancillo and Rowlestone who do not receive a weekly allowance.

Executrix: wife, Joan.

Marked by testator

Witnesses: Thomas Jenkins [s], Mary Powell [s] & Samuel Rawlins [s]

Date of Probate: 26 August 1714

2. Inventory:
21 August 1714 , value £90 10 6d. Appraisers Thomas Jenkins & John Prichard.




A wealthy man looking after his family and not forgetting his many godchildren or the poor of the parish. Includes separate coversheet; 3 sheets in all.

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