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Will and Testament of John Cale
This is the last Will
and Testament of me John Cale of the parish of Llanvihangel in the
county of Monmouth, Farmer. I give to my daughter Elizabeth, the
wife of Thomas Lewis of Blaenavon, Laborer the sum of ten pounds
and in the case of her death in my lifetime I give the said sum
of ten pounds to her children equally. I direct the said legacy
to be paid within three months after my decease. I give all the
residue of my personal estate subject to the payment of all my just
debts, funeral and testamentary expenses unto my son William Cale
and my daughter Mary the wife of William Jones of the said parish
of Llanvihangel Farmer to be equally divided between them, share
and share alike and I appoint my said son William and my said daughter
Mary Executors of this my Will. I revoke all other wills. In witness
whereof I have hereunder set my hand this twenty fourth day of May
one thousand eight hundred and forty seven.
John Cale his X mark.
Signed by the said
Testator John Cale as and for his last Will and Testament in the
presence of us present at the same time who at his request in his
presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names
H.O. Crawley B.A.
W.F. Gray B.A.
11th day of May 1848
William Cale and Mary Jones the Wife of William Jones, the lawful
Son and Daughter of the deceased and Executor and Executrix in this
Will named were duly sworn as such and that the goods, chattels
and credits of the said deceased are under the value of Four Hundred
and Fifty Pounds Before me.
Diocese of Llandaff
in the Consistory Court
Goods of John Cale deceased,
William Cale of Red House in the parish of Llanvihangel istern llewern
in the county of Monmouth, Farmer and Mary Jones (the wife of William
Jones of the parish of Llanvihangel istern llewern in the said county,
Farmer) the Executor and Executrix of the said John Cale late of
the parish of Llanvihangel istern llewern in the said county Farmer,
deceased, who died on the second day of January in the Year of our
Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty eight and made Oath that
the Estate and Effects of the said deceased, for and in respect
of which a Probate of the said Will is to be granted, exclusive
of what the said deceased may have been possessed of or entitled
to as a Trustee for any other Person or Persons, and not beneficially,
and without deducting any thing on account of the Debts due and
owing from the said deceased, are under the value of Four Hundred
and Fifty Pounds, to the best of these Desponent's knowledge, information
and belief. And they lastly made Oath that the said deceased did
not die possessed of any Leasehold Estate or Estates for years,
either absolute or determinable, on a life or lives to the best
of these Desponent's knowledge, information and belief.
Sworn on the eleventh
Day of May in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and
forty eight before me,
Transcribed by Gerald
Majumdar from a photocopy provided by The National Library of Wales.
2005 Gerald Majumdar