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SIGNED IN A BARN I WEST WALES WILL I CLERGYMAN AND FARMER'S DAUGHTER. In the Probate Court on Tuesday (before I Mr. Justice H or ridge) the case of Jones v. Owens came on for hearing. This was asuit, brought, to test the valid- ity of a will, dated 28th May, 1909, of Mr. Richard Jones, a farmer, late of Caecetn Farm, Pontyeates, Llanelly, who died on April 1st, 1910. The plaintiff, Mr. John Jonej (elder son of the testator) asked for tiio revocation cf probate of the will, and the Rev. David Gorlech Jones, of Bodiwan, Kidwelly, and Mr. Thomas Owens, of Heil- gwyn, Pontyeates, as executors, propounded the will. Mr. D. Cotes Preedy (instructed by the London agents of Mr. T. R. Ludford, Llanelly) appeared for the plaintiffs, and Mr. Llewellyn Williams, K.C., M.P., and Mr. Wil-lock (instructed by the London agents of Messrs. Brodie and Walton, Llanelly) for the defendants. Mr. Llewellyn Williams, opening the case in support of the will, on behalf of the de- fendants, faid they were the executors. The will had already been admitted to probate in common form. The plaintiff was the eld- est son of the testator and he knew of the existence of the will but did not dispute it at the time. The testator started life as a schoolmaster; then he became a licensed vic- tualler and a farmer, and bought two farms. He also had some other property. In the will, which the defendants were setting up, he left all his property for life to his wife, who was still alive, and after her death the property was to be divided between the younger son, Thomas Jones, and his daugh- ter, Elizabeth Jones, subject to all annuity of JS20 a year to be paid to the plaintiff, who now disputed the due execution of the will. He had made a will in February, 1906, and in 1909 he asked the Rev. D. Gorlech Jones to draw up A NEW WILL for him, which varied very little from tne earlier will. It diminished the plaintiff's annuity from L20 to 215 and made provi- sion for a house built on the farm called Mcorland being shared by the second son and daughter. The will was drawn up ac- cording to the testator's instructionis and was signed in a barn adjoining the house in the presence of two witnesses. The tee- ttor stated that he made greater provision iar the younger children because he had previously given money to the elder son. The Rev. David Gorlech Jones gave evi- dience as to the execution of the will and said he read it over to the testator who said In was satisfied with its provisions. Cross examined by Mr. D. Cotes Preedy, witness said the estate amounted to about £ 2,600. This farm is likely to become very valu- able land, is it not?-—I do not krlow any- thing about the value of the land. But collieries have been springing up there?- Y es, there are some. I suggest it is worth £5,000 Y-Oh no. Witness denied that he had any interest under the will. Are you not engaged to Elimbeth Jones, who practically takes it all? Do you in- tend to marry her?-No. (Laughter.) Do you hope to marry her?-No. (Laugh- ter.) Were you not engaged to Elizabeth Jones in 1906?—No, I was net. Have you ever been engaged in your ];ife? — Mr> DID NOT A LADY SUE YOT3 I for breach of promise of marriage7-1 never I made any promise. I did not pay a farth- ing damages. His Loidship- What happened to the I breach of promise .suit? Witness It was dropped. His Lordship (to counsel): Suppose he did intend to marry the daughter; there is no undue influence pleaded in this case? Pi-eedy I a.m not suggesting undue influence. Mr. Herbert Lloyd gave evidence as to attesting the will and as to the testator's capacity. a farmer, a l so spoke Mr. William Harris, a farmer, alao spoke to attesting the will. Mr. Thomas Jones gave evidence to cor- I i rooorrate. I Mr. Cotes Preedy: The Rev. Gorl, ech, I 7- VERY FOND OF YOUR SISTER 1 | isn t her Witnep'; Well, like everybody else. Mr. Cotes Preedy Oh, they are all fond of her! (LaughteT.) At the close of the evidence Mr. Cotes Preedy said he had niven advice to his client and he -would not further contest the I case. His Lordship gave judgment for defend- ants and nronotmoed for the will, with costs. I

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