Held at:

National Library of Wales




Original document, photocopy


Probate Collection, Wills and Inventories: William James

Place name:

St Margarets




Probate papers of William James, Yeoman

Will included: yes

Date of Will: 7 February 1700

Beneficiaries: Simeon Pye, nephew; Mary James, widow and relict of son William James; Humphrey Thomas, Esq., John Price, son of John Price Junior, John Watkins and William Harry, Gents, all of Michaell Church Eskly; Kinswomen Anne, Patience, Catherine and Constance, the daughters of Simeon Pye; eldest son [not named] of the aforesaid Anne and nephew of Simeon Pye; Thomas Davies, manservant; Master Probert, servant; Mary Price, Anne Price, Sarah Price, Martha Price and Elizabeth Price, daughters of Henry Price of Michaell Church Eskley; Hannah Kerry, daughter of Jon. Kerry; John James of Mokas, and Alice his sister; Mary Edwards, kinswoman and daughter of Walter Edwards of Abergavenny; William Powell of Abergavenny; Walter Powell of Michaell Church Eskly, husbandman; John James of Vowchurch; William Price, Godson and son of Thomas Price living at Penny Lane in the parish of Peterchurch; Katherine Waters, daughter of John Waters of St Margarets; Elizabeth Turner, Goddaughter and daughter of Edmond Turner of Colwall; John Phillpotts, baker; Noah Parry, Godson; William [?]Lawrence of Lliswen in the county of Brecon; Sarah, daughter of Thomas Roberts; William Morgan of Cusopp, Godson;

Others mentioned: George, Lord Bergavenny

Witnesses: James Davies; Tho: Price; William Pritchard

Inventory included: Yes, dated 22 November 1707, value £228-3-0

Appraisers: Tho: [?]Sawyer; Thomas Rogers; Tho: [?]Gundy

Will proved:  3 April 1702

Bond included: none

Other papers: Codicil [difficult to read] dated 14 March 1701, naming beneficiaries Mary, daughter in law; James Morgan, Esq; Thomas Howorth of the Whitehouse and Mary his wife; Thomas, second son of Thomas Howorth, Esq.. Witnessed by Howard Griffiths and Thomas Davis

Property/Holdings: Lloyn On [Llanon], otherwise known as Chadnors Lands, in the parish of St Margarets, lately purchased [by William James] from John Price; mortgage on the Quareley [Quarrelly] in the parish of Clodocke, the lands of John Miles; Merryhurst in the parish of St Margarets;


Inventory is difficult to read, but gives considerable detail of what seems to be a substantial estate.

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