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Can u help decypher this will and find out where he owned farms
« on: Friday 29 June 07 13:17 BST (UK) »
please could you advice me.

I have just obtained a Will of one Thomas Weaver

 Thomas lived most of his life in Montgomery was married and buried in St Nicholas church Montgomery but he was NOT bap in that church.  All census say he was born in Montgomery so I am assuming he was born on a neighbouring parish - I am having this
investigated but I am looking into property he may have owned.   Also
mentioned in the Will is Piggin Tavern - I don't know if this is a place a
building or street.

According to the will which is very hard to read he seems to have owned one
if not 2 farms - he was a Mason by trade.  I am not at all familiar with the
place names of  Wales and was wondering if you could advice on how to find out about any property.  I can supply a copy of the Will if it helps but to me the place looks like Trefeglewys,

help appreciated

Teresa


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Re: he owned farms how do I find out where?
« Reply #1 on: Friday 29 June 07 13:43 BST (UK) »
do you have an approximate date for when he owned the properties.
Jones, Davies, Evans, Williams, Daniel, Thomas - Glamorgan
Keen, Goodwin, Pyatt, Leese, Bailey, Loffill, Stubley, Brassington, Blurton,  - Staffs

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Re: he owned farms how do I find out where?
« Reply #2 on: Friday 29 June 07 13:52 BST (UK) »
well he obviously still owned them at the time of his death in 1848 as he left them to his wife Mary - she died in 1854  but I have found no Will for her yet

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Re: he owned farms how do I find out where?
« Reply #3 on: Friday 29 June 07 15:23 BST (UK) »
Also mentioned in the Will is Piggin Tavern - I don't know if this is a place a
building or street.

Have you seen this? 
"Located in Wales. The Piggin Tavern in the small town of Montgomery, Monmouthshire, was evidently named from its pub sign, which must have displayed a piggin. In Shropshire, this meant a wooden can from which people supped food such as porridge or beer. "

There's more on www.piggin.de/locations.htm

Monica
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Re: he owned farms how do I find out where?
« Reply #4 on: Friday 29 June 07 15:48 BST (UK) »
enlightning

many thanks

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Re: he owned farms how do I find out where?
« Reply #5 on: Friday 29 June 07 16:20 BST (UK) »
Can you scan and post the part of the will which mentions the farms?  They might still be in existence. 

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Re: he owned farms how do I find out where?
« Reply #6 on: Friday 29 June 07 16:39 BST (UK) »
I could but am not sure how to do that

lets have a bash hope this works if not can someone tell me how

I think farms are mentioned around the yellow marked area


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Re: he owned farms how do I find out where?
« Reply #7 on: Friday 29 June 07 16:40 BST (UK) »
oh look clever me it worked

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Re: he owned farms how do I find out where?
« Reply #8 on: Friday 29 June 07 19:17 BST (UK) »
Well done!  I always have trouble adding scans. :(

I see why you can't make out the names of the farms.  It might be worth amending the topic title to ask for help reading the will.  Some folks on here are really good at deciphering old writing. 

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