Named as a beneficiary in the Will of his maternal grandmother Catherine Vaughan of Dolmelynllyn (1718)
William Anwyl of Hengae was a churchwarden in Tal-y-llyn in 1725.
William Anwyl was a witness to the Will of his uncle Lewis Owen of Waenfach in Llanegryn, Gent. (1731)
William Anwyl was a defendant to the Chancery suits of Anne Pryse of Aberllefeny, widow and her daughter and heiress Mary wife of John Campbell of Stackpole, co. Pembroke in 1733 concerning the rights of common in Ceiswyn claimed by his father. 4
William Anwyl was a creditor and administrator of the estate of his brother-in-law Ynyr Vaughan, grocer, of Machynlleth (1736). 4
William Anwyl of Hengae Gentleman was named as a beneficiary in the Will of his brother-in-law Robert Vaughan of Dolmelynllyn (1738)
William Anwyl of Hengae was a churchwarden in Tal-y-llyn in 1748.
William Anwyl of Hengae was co-executor with John Owen of Erwgoed of the Will of their uncle Robert Vaughan of Dolmelynllyn (1758)
William Anwyl of Hengae was named in the Will of his cousin John Owen of Erwgoed (written 1758, proved 1761) as co-executors of the Will of their uncle Robert
Vaughan of Dolmelynllyn (vide supra)
1762, March 11-12
1. Elizabeth Vaughan of Havodtowill, co. Merioneth, spinster;
2. Dorothy Evans of Aberystwyth, co. Cardigan, widow, daughters and co-heirs of Jenkin Vaughan late of Maesywerngoch, co. Merioneth, gent., deceased;
3. William Anwyle of Hengai, co. Merioneth, gent.,
4. John Nanney of Maesypandy, co. Merioneth, esq.
LEASE AND RELEASE mortgage for £755.15.0.
Named in the 1766 Will of Evan Jones of Dolegoed in the Parish of Talyllyn, Gentleman, in regard to quadripartite deeds and indentures of lease dated 18 Jan 1738 between the said Evan Jones (first part), Catherine verch Evan his widowed mother (second part), Robert Vaughan the younger of Dolmelynllyn, Gent.* and William Anwyl of Hengae, Gent. (third part), and Hugh Rowland of Dewisbren?, Gent. (fourth part).
* William's brother-in-law who wrote his Will in 1738.
William Anwyl was one of those who took inventory of the goods and chattels of the said Evan Jones of Dolegoed, Gent. on 15 Dec 1769. 3
William Anwyl of Hengae, Esq. died aged 82 years. 2
Wm. Anwyl, Gent. (burial record)
The Will of William Anwyl of Hengae, Gent., written 28 Sep 1776, proved 14 Jun 1779.
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In the Name of God Amen I William Anwyl of Hengae in the Parish of Talyllyn in the County of Merioneth Gentleman being of sound Mind Memory and Understanding God be praised for the same, but considering the Uncertainty of this transitory Life Do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in Manner and Form following (that is to say)
Whereas by Indenture of Lease and Release bearing Date respectively on or about the twenty first and twenty second days of July in the seventh year of the Reign of his late Majesty King George the first over Great Britain and so forth and by Virtue of the Recovery mentioned in the said Release then intended to be had and sufferred and which was so accordingly had and sufferred for the Consideration therein mentioned and specified All the then real Estate of my late Father Lewis Anwyl and of me the said William Anwyl are settled to the --?-- and upon the Trusts in the said Release mentioned and specified
And whereas amongst other Things therein contained there is a power unto me resolved? by my Deed or Deeds or last Will and Testament by me duly executed to charge at or any part of my then and now several and respective Messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments with the Appurtenances with any Sum or Sums of Money not exceeding in the whole the sum of three Hundred pounds of good and lawful Money of Great Britain for the preferment of my younger child or children by Catherine my then intended and now beloved Wife, so as the respective Estates for Lives of my said late Father and of myself or either of us, the Annuity of four pounds to myself for my own Life, the several Annuities of four pounds and thirty one pounds to my said beloved wife (if she shall happen to survive me for her Life) be not thereby in any wise incumbereed as in and by said Indenture of Release, Relation being thereunto had, may more fully and at large appear and whereas I am fully minded to put the power aforesaid into Execution, I do in pursuance thereof and of all other power & powers whatsoever in me vested by this my last Will and Testament charge all and singular my several Messuages Lands and Tenements with the Appurtenances situate lying and being in the several parishes Townships and Hamlets of Talyllyn Coiswyn Mallioyd Camlan Dugoed and Mowddy or in any of them or elsewhere in the said County of Merioneth so that the same will not impeach or incumber the several Annuities aforesaid of four pounds and thirty one pounds commited? to the said Catharine my now beloved Wife for her Jointure and in Lieu of her Dower or Thirds out of the same premises if she happens to survive me) with the said Sum of three hundred pounds And my Will and Meaning is and I do hereby give and bequeath the same in Manner following (that is to say)
First I give and bequeath unto my said beloved Wife the Sum of fifteen pounds of good and lawful Money of Great Britain together with the Bed Bedsteads & Appurtenances with two pair of Sheets Bolster Pillow four Blankets and a Coverlet, being the Bed that I and my beloved Wife lie in at Hengae aforesaid and the Oak she brought with her at the Time of her Intermarriage with me the said William Anwyl.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Catharine Wife of Humphrey Owen of Penygarreg Gentleman the Sum of ten pounds of like lawful British Money
Item. I give and bequeath unto Owen Owen eldest Son of the said Humphrey Owen the sum of two pounds of like lawful British Money
Item. I give and bequeath unto William Owen Second Son of the said Humphrey Owen the Sum of twenty pounds of like lawful British Money
Item. I give and bequeath unto unto Anne the wife of William Williams of Pentremawr Gentleman and eldest Daughter of the said Humphrey Owen the Sum of ten pounds Sterling
Item. I give unto Martha Owen youngest Daughter of the said Humphrey Owen the Sum of twenty pounds of lawful British Money
Item. I give and bequeath unto my Grandaughter Elizabeth Anwyl Daughter of my Son William Anwyl Clerk the Sum of five pounds of lawful British Money
Item. I give and bequeath unto my Husbandman Hugh Richard who has lived with me for these five and forty Years now last past by way of an Acknowledgement of his faithful Service to and with me for the Term aforesaid over and above the Wages that will be due unto him at the Time of my Decease or at the Time he shall depart from my Services the Sum of five pounds
All of which several Legacies I do hereby & require to be paid within twelve Calendar Months of my Decease after the full Payment and Satisfaction of my just Debts by my Executor hereafter named.
And lastly I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my eldest Son and Heir John Anwyl of Hengae Gentleman sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament To whom I give and bequeath all the Rest and Residue of my personal Estate
And I do hereby annul and make void all and every other Will and Wills by me at any Time heretofore made and declare this to be my last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I the said William Anwyl the Testator have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the twenty eighth Day of September in the sixteenth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third now King over Great Britain and so forth and in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & seventy six.
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Testator William Anwyl as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us, who, in his presence, and at his Request have subscribed our Names as Witnesses thereto.
Richard Hughes of ---more
David Hughes of ----fraith
Edward Anwyl of Plas brith?
June 14th 1779. On which day the within written Will was insinuated, proved, approved, & decreed valid in common Form of Law: And Administration of the Goods, Chattels, & Credits of the within named Testator granted to the Executor within named, he being first sworn as the Law directs (Every Person's Right being saved & reserved) by me,
Robert Anwyl, Surrogate. 3