Location: Weobley, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom
This is a transcript of the will of Thomas Griffiths, farmer, of Weobley, Herefordshire. His will was dated 1 November 1833 and was proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury on 2 December 1836.
This is the last Will and Testament of me Thomas Griffiths of Little Sarnesfield in the parish of Weobley in the County of Hereford Farmer being of a sound and disposing mind and memory as follows that is to say
I give and devise unto my son Thomas Griffiths of the Borough of Weobley Butcher all that messuage or dwelling house with the workshop Cider Mill Garden Orchard thereto belonging situate at Auden in the parish of Leominster and now in the occupation of John Griffiths wheelwright To hold unto my said son Thomas his heirs and assigns for ever But subject nevertheless and charged and chargeable with the payment of an annuity or yearly rent charge of five pounds a year to my daughter Elizabeth the wife of John Elliott and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life payable half yearly from the day of my decease and for her own sole and separate use and benefit independent and free from the controul of her said husband and also the further sum of one hundred pounds at her own disposal that is to say, to her heirs and assigns and to be paid by my said son Thomas his heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns at the end of six months then next after her decease and her receipt alone from time to time for the said annuity to be good and sufficient discharge to my said son Thomas his heirs and assigns for the same and do declare and direct that on nonpayment thereof or any part thereof my said daughter Elizabeth shall have full power of distress and entry as if the same has been secured by a lease for years
I also give and devise unto my son John Griffiths all those two messuages or dwelling houses with the appurtenances thereunto belonging together with Eleven acres of arable and pasture Land (or the same more or less) and which I purchased of John Bevan[?] situate at Auden aforesaid and now in the possession of John Griffiths Alford To hold unto my said son John his heirs and assigns for ever But subject nevertheless and charged [and] chargeable with the payment of two hundred and twenty pounds unto my son James Griffiths her Executors Administrators and assigns at the end of six months then next after my decease and
I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said three son viz Thomas John and James to be joint Executors of this my last Will and Testament and Residuary Legatees hereby revoking disannulling and making void all other will or wills by me at any time heretofore made and so declare this present writing to be my last Will and Testament
whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this first of November in
the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty three
Thomas Griffiths LS
signed sealed published and declared by the said Testator Thomas Griffiths within named as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his sight and presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto John Evans Thomas Evans W Starr
Proved at London 2nd December 1836 before the Worshipful Sherrard Beaumont Barnaby Doctor of Laws and Surrogate on the oath of James Griffiths the son one of the Executors to whom admon was granted having been first sworn duly to adminr power reserved of making the like grant to Thomas Griffiths and John Griffiths the sons also the other Executors,
The National Archives. Reference: PROB 11/1870/94. Description: Will of Thomas Griffiths, Farmer of Weobley, Herefordshire. Date: 2 Dec 1836.