Named as a beneficiary in his father's Will (1814)
The Will of John Ellis of Hendre Clochydd, Farmer, written 23 Jul 1814, proved 4 Feb 1815.
In the Name of God amen I John Ellis of Hendre Clochydd in the Parish of Llanaber in the County of Merioneth and Diocese of Bangor, Farmer, do make, publish and declare my last Will and Testament in Manner and Form following—That is to say
First of all I give and bequeath all my personal Estate of what kind soever unto and between my dear beloved Wife Catherine Ellis and my dear Son Ellis Prees and I hereby constitute appoint them my said Wife Catherine Ellis and my said Son Ellis Prees Co-executors of my last Will and Testament.
Secondly I appoint my Brothers in Law Edward Edwards of Debonig and Owen Edwards of Hendre coed Guardians and Trustees over my little boy viz. Ellis Prees.
I hereby revoke any Will or Wills by [me] heretofore made and declare this to be my last Will and Testament in Witness whereof I hereunto set my Hand and Seal this 23d Day of July in the Year of our Lord 1814.
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Testator John Ellis 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 set our Names as Witnesses hereto—
Francis Parry, Clerk
Hugh Lloyd, Parish Clerk
On the 4th Day of February in the Year of our Lord 1815 the within written Will was insinuated, proved, approved and in common Form of Law declared valid and Administration granted to the within named Executrix Catherine Ellis, widow of the said deceased, she being first sworn in common Form of Law, and that the whole of the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased do not amount in Value to one Hundred Pounds. Before me,
Francis Parry, surrogate.
On the 4th Day of February 1815 was granted unto Catherine Ellis one of the Executors within named — she being the widow of the said deceased — Power being reserved for the other Executor Ellis Prees therein named, to take upon him the Execution thereof, whenever he shall lawfully demand the same.
February 4, 1815, before me,
Francis Parry, surrogate
Probate granted 5 August 1815 4
John Ellis of Hendreclochydd died aged 43 years (burial record).