Location: Titley, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom
This is a transcript of the will of John Griffiths, farmer, of Titley, Herefordshire. His will was dated 16 August 1809 and probate was granted on 28 March 1810.
This is the last Will and Testament of me John Griffiths of Old Balance in the Parish of Titley in the County of Hereford Farmer
First it is my will and mind and I do hereby order and direct that all my Just debts Funeral expences and the charges of the Probate and the execution of this my Will be paid and discharged out of my personal estate by my Executor hereinafter named
Item I give and devise All those my two Messuages Cottages or Dwelling houses with the Barn […] and Land and other the Hereditaments and Appurtenances thereunto belonging Situate lying and being at Lower Green in the Parish of Lyonshall in the said County of Hereford And also all those my three Closes pieces or parcels of Land with the Appurtenances called Black Mear in the said Parish of Lyonshall unto my wife Mary Griffiths and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life […] and after her decease in case she shall die without issue of my Body I give and devise the same unto my God son John Griffiths Son of Benjamin Alford of Haverly in the said County Farmer and my God daughter [blank] Tunstall daughter of Charles Tunstall of Little Mansel in the said County Farmer their Heirs and Assigns for ever as Tenants in Common and not as Joint Tenants But in case depart this life leaving issue of my Body lawfully begotten born in due time afterwards I do hereby give and devise the said Estate unto such issue his her and their Heirs and assigns for ever to hold as Tenants in Common (if more than one such child) and not as joint Tenants
And I give and bequeath all my Farming Stock Household Goods and Furniture Money Securities for money and all and singular personal estate and estates of what nature or kind soever and wheresoever unto my said wife To hold the same unto my said wife her Executors Administrators and Assigns for ever
And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said wife Mary Griffiths sole Executrix of this my Will and hereby revoking all and every other will or wills by me at any
time heretofore made as hereby declare this only to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof
I the said John Griffiths have hereunto set my hand and seal the sixteenth day of August One thousand
eight hundred and nine
John Griffiths LS
Signed sealed published and declared by the
said John Griffiths the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his
presence at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses
William Joseph […]
Proved at Hereford 28th March 1810 before the Revd. And Worshipful John Napleton D.D. Vicar General &c. by the Oath of Mary Griffiths widow the sole Executrix within named To admon.
- FamilySearch. Original wills, administrations and inventories for the Diocese of Hereford, 1517-1858. Registered wills, v. 48-49, 1805-1813. Film: 91613. DGS: 8004317. Images 456-7.
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