What a mess!!
The wording, as Jen Cairns suggests, looks like:
In the Name of God Amen, the 27th day of September in the year of our Lord
1806 David John of Llansawel in the county of Carmarthen yeoman...
The hieroglyphics following the word "September" is possibly an abandoned
year reduced to a "filler" scribble. I don't think it says
more like the clerk's initials with an exclamation mark at either end, but
I'm open to suggestions.
Whatever the case, I think the following "year of our Lord 1806" is quite
But the date of the administration grant (Image 3, and repeated on Image 4)
is strange and seems to predate the will itself (September 11 1806??). This
looks as though it has been written on the back of what should be page 2 of
the will, which makes the truncated second page look like a scanning fault.
An odd thing indeed.
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Subject: [Dyfed] Will of David John
David John of Llansawel, Carmarthenshire, Yeoman wrote his Will and died
in 1806. See: http://hdl.handle.net/10107/110202
Can somebody look at the Will, or at least the 75% that is available to
view on line, and tell me when it was written.
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