Richard Jones of Llanddwywe was originally one of those nominated as a Trustee for the grandchildren of his brother-in-law William Bevan of Maes-y-garnedd 4 (will written 1767). In a codicil to his will (1770), William Bevan changed the Trustees.
The Will of Richard Jones of Maes-y-garnedd, Yeoman, written 15 Jul 1790, proved 30 Aug 1791
In the Name of God Amen I Richard Jones of Maes y garnedd in the Parish of Llanbeder in the County of Merioneth & Diocese of Bangor Yeoman - being of sound & disposing Mind & Memory and considering the uncertainty of human Life, do make, publish & ordain my last Will & Testament in Manner following, That is to say,
I give and bequeath unto my eldest Son John Richard - my eldest Daughter Ann the Wife of Lewis Morgan of Hendre coed uchaf in the Parish of Llanaber in the said County Yeoman and my youngest Daughter Ursula the Wife of Thomas Robert of Maer-sylfaer in the Parish of Llanfair in the County aforesaid Yeoman the Sum of twenty Pounds each of good & lawful Money of Great Britain from & after the Decease of my beloved Wife Catherine - to whom I give and bequeath the Interest of the said sixty Pounds during the Term of her natural Life. It is also my Will and Desire that she my said Wife should have the use of such of my Furniture as she may have Occasion for, from my Executor herein after mentioned, if she should be inclined to live separate from him - but from and after her Decease that the same and every Part thereof should be restored to my said intended Executor.
All the Rest, Residue & Remainder of my personal Estate of what kind soever I give & bequeath unto my youngest son Robert Richard - whom I hereby constitute & appoint my sole Executor and I revoke any Will or Wills by me heretofore made and declare this to be my last Will & Testament. In Testimony whereof I hereunto set my Hand & Seal this 15th Day of July in the Year of our Lord 1790.
Signed sealed published & declared by the said Testator Richard Jones as & for his last Will & Testament in the Presence of us, who in his Presence, at his Request & in the Presence of each other have set our Names as Witnesses hereto.
Francis Parry, Clk, John Edward.
August 30, 1791.
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 by the within-named Testator granted to the within-named Executor - he being first sworn as the Law directs - Every Person's Right being saved & reserved - before me, Fr: Parry, Surrogate
On the sixth day of September 1791 Probate of this Will was granted to Robert Richard the son of the deceased and Sole Executor named in the said Will having been first sworn duly to Administer.. 3