Marriage Settlement

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Between (a) Thomas Wynne of Glascoed co. Carnarvon and Mary his wife and (b) Richard Griffith of Llanfair co. Carnarvon, Owen Hughes of Beaumaris co. Anglesey, William Spicer the Elder of Carnarvon, and Robert Jones of Carnarvon; made (i) in consideration of his late marriage with Mary, and (ii) in consideration of the £1000 paid as a marriage portion by Griffith Jones of Carnarvon, uncle of the said Mary, at the solemization of her marriage to the said Thomas Wynne.

Thomas Wynne grants to the said Richard Griffith, Owen Hughes, William Spicer and Robert Jones, the Capital messuage of Glascoed with demesne lands, and other messuages in the parish of Llanddiniolen and the township of Dynorwicke co. Carnarvon, and the two messuages in the liberties of the town of Carnarvon, and messuages in the parish of Llanfaire Iscaer and the township of Botandreg co. Carnarvon, and messuages in the parish of Bangor and township of Maynol Bangor, messuages in the parish of Llanrug, in the township of Rug, in Nevyn and Ederne, and the moiety of the messuages in the Commote of Cafflogion co. Carnarvon and in the township of Botynod in the parish of Amlwch co. Anglesey; that they may stand seised thereof to the following uses:

(i) The lands in the liberties of Carnarvon, in the parishes of Llanfaer Iscaer, Bangor, Llanrug, in Nevyn and Edern, and the moiety of the premises in the commote of Gofflogion co. Carnarvon, and in the parish of Amlwch, to the use of the said Thomas Wynne and Mary his wife in the name of her jointure, during their lives and the life of the longer liver of them, with reversion to the first son of their marriage and his heirs. The aforesaid lands will render the said Mary £160 yearly; if this does not prove to be the case she is to have the rent from other lands to complete the aforesaid £160.

(ii) The said Richard Griffith, Owen Hughes, William Spicer, and Robert Jones are to be tenants of the freehold in the remaining lands in the parish of Llanddiniolen and township of Dynorwicke, in order that a Common Recovery may be suffered. The lands are to be held to the use of Thomas Wynne during his lifetime, and afterwards, together with all the aforesaid lands, they are to be held in trust for the children of Thomas Wynne and Mary his wife - to the first son of the marriage and his heirs, or in default to the other sons in order or seniority, in default to the daughters in like manner - provided that the said Thomas Wynne may, in order to pay his debts, for preferment of younger children, or if he marries again, lease for 21 years all or part of the township of Botynod in the parish of Amlwch.

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