My 6 x Great Grandfather
William Jeffrey Mansel

see Will of father Henry Mansell

1. St. Mary's, Kidwelly Marriage Register entry:
1st Aug. 1691 - Carolus Mansell et Bridgetta Williams "........ latin text ...... in Carmarthen"

2. St. Ishmael's,Carms. Marriage Register entry:
23rd Dec. 1724 - Copulat fuere matrimomio Carolus Mansell et Anna Fisher de Kidwelly

St. Mary's, Kidwelly Burial Register entry:15th Apr. 1730 - Carolus Mansel

Recorded in St. Mary's, Kidwelly Register as being a Church Warden in 1729

Appointed Principal Burgess of Kidwelly: 6th Mar. 1698 (2s 6d); farmer
Bailiff of Kidwelly: 1700, 1704, 1712, 1716, 1718, 1722
Mayor of Kidwelly: 1727

Will of Charles Mansell
Will No. SD/1730/45 at the N.L.W.

In the name of God Amen I Charles Mansell of the town of Kidwelly in the County of Carmarthen Alderman being sick but of perfect mind and understanding and considering the uncertainty of this life and certainty of death do make and ordain this my present last will and testament in manner and form following hoping and firmly trusting through the merits of my Blessed redeemer to receive free pardon and forgivness of all my sins, and my body to be buried with such .......... and ceremony as my Executors hereafter named shall think fit & as to what worldly goods God has been pleased to bestow upon me I give and bequeath the same in manner and form following; Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my grandaughter Margaret the daughter of William David Griffith the sum of four pounds of lawful money of England I also give and bequeath unto my grandaughter Ann Mansell daughter to my son David Mansell the like sum of four pounds of lawful British money of England. Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Ann the wife of William David Griffith the sum of one shilling I likewise give to my son David Mansell the like sum of one shilling all the above four mentioned legacies I order and direct to be paid by my Executors hereafter named within the space of four years after my decease. If it happen that the above named persons shall so long live or in case they shall not live so long I order that the aforesaid mentioned legacies is to fall between my Executors hereafter named and I do hereby order direct and appoint my said Executors to deliver the said several legacies to the respective persons above mentioned as I have bequeathed and given in such time after my decease. All the rest of my goods and chattles movable and immovable of what kind or nature soever I give and bequeath to my sons John Mansell, Henry Mansell, Walter Mansell and my daughter Margaret Mansell and I do hereby constitute name and appoint them to be joint Executors of this my present last will and testament. In witness thereof I have to this my will and testament set my hand and seal the Sixteenth Day of February in the third year of the Reign of our sovereign Lord George the second by the grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the faith Anno Dmi 1729.

Signed sealed & delivered by the Testatrix in the presence of us who have also in the presence and at the request of the said Testatrix set & scribed our names as Witnesses hereafter reading and publishing the same to the Testatrix.

Witness present:
William John
Thomas Morris
Will Price








Charles Mansell



A true and perfect inventory of all the Goods Cattles and Chattles both movable and immovable which Charles Mansell late of the Borough town of Kidwelly in the County of Carmarthen Alderman.

Died possessed of apprized the Twentieth Day of April 1730.

Three mares and four horses
Eight of two year old cattle
Seven yearlings
Four steers and two heifers of three year old
Thirteen cows and one bull
Six calves
Six bullocks of four year old
Four oxen
Twenty nine of ewes and lambs
Thirty four head of other sheep
Two sow with eight litter pigs
Four teal of wheat unthrashed
Twenty teal of barley
Beans unthrashed
Goods in the house in the lower room
One bedstead bedclothing and appurtenances
Two churns
One kive & one barrel
One chair
Goods in the entry
Five brass pans
Six pails with one little tub
Goods in the kitchen
One old settle
Three old chests
One old cupboard
One chair
One table
Four candlesticks
Two brass pots
Twenty pewter dishes
Eleven pewter plates
Two tankards & two old flagons
One spit one trigg and one frying pan
In the middle room
Two bedsteads bedclothes and appurtenances
One old chest
In the upper room
Four cheese press
Three beer casks
One milk tub
Two other old tubs
One old table
In the upper room above stairs
One chest
One bed and appurtenances
One bushell
Two stone and half of cheese
One earthen pot
Six reaping hooks
Two mowing sives(sic)
In the lower room above stairs
Two bed with their appurtenances
Two chests
One hutch with feather
Ten winnowing sieves
Two winnowing sheet
Thirteen sacks
Wooden vessels and all other sundries in the house
Implements of husbandry
His wearing apparel
One saddle and bridle

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