Son of William Hendon and Dinah Counsell
 - Brother of William Jr. and uncle of Richard and Josias Hendon-

Solomon's parents and brother William Jr. had already died;
Solomon was possibly unaware that uncles Richard and Josias (America) and brother John (Kent) were still living.

4 Aug 1736

Courtesy of Graham Steer

IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN. I, Solomon Henden of the parish of Lawhaden in the County of Pembrock, Clerk, being of sound perfect and disposing mind and memory thanks be unto God for the same, and considering the uncertainties of life and certainty of death, and also
willing and desirous to dispose of my worldly goods and Estates which it hath pleased God to endow me with, do make, publish and declare this, my last Will and Testament touching the disposal thereof in manner and forme following. That is first I recommend my soul to God and my body to be buried in the earth with Christian burial by ye Executor or Executors therein after named and appointed by me. Also I give devise and bequeath all my messuages, tenements and lands with the appurtenances commonly called and known by the names of KNAVESTON and EAST GRINTON or be the same called and known by any other name whatsoever situate set lying and being in the parish
of BRAWDY in the County of Pembroke.

And also the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders thereof and the rents, issues and profits unto my well beloved kinsman
JOHN JONES,Gentleman, son of Thomas Jones, Gentleman, now of Brawdy in the said County. To have and to hold all and singular the said premises with the apputenances unto the said JOHN JONES, his heirs and assigns forever.

Item: I give and bequeath the sum of two Guineas unto JANE SKYRME, Spinster, to be paid to her immediately after my decease. Also I give and bequeath the sum of two pounds in money unto and amongst the poor of the parish of Lawhaden and one pound to and amongst the
poor of the parish of Bletherston which said sum to be distributed as my Executor or Executors shall think most expedient and fitt. And lastly all the rest and residue of the personal estate which I shall die possessed of, interested in, or intituled unto, I give and bequeath the same unto my best beloved cousins THOMAS JONES, JANE JONES his wife, and JOHN JONES whome I make and appoint joynt Executors of this my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof, I the said Solomon Henden have hereunto put my hand and seal the fourth day of August in the year of our Lord 1736. Signed sealed published and Declared by the said Testator As his last Will and Testament SOLOMON HENDEN In the presence of us, who have (signed & sealed) Subscribed our names hereto In the presence o
f the testator:


MAY 5, 1746  - - Let this Will be Registered and Administrated of the Goods and Chattely and all the Personal Estate of Solomon Henden of
the Parish of Llawhaden in the County of Pembroke Clerk (Cleric) lately deceased. Committed to his Cousins Thomas Jones, Jane Jones his wife and John Jones the Joynt Exceutors, they the said Thomas, Jane, and John being sworn before me.

                                                                             (signed) George Phillips

(SEAL)                                                                 SD/1746/ 150      I (2)

                             An inventory of the goods of Mr. Solomon Hendon, Vicar of Llawhaden
                             Lately desed (deceased) Aprized (appraised) this fourth day of July 1745.

                             The furniture in the parlour and sale after I(?) Particulary (?)
                             In this schedule here unto _____?_____ amounting to
                                                  L (pounds)-53    S (shillings) - 0      P (pence) – 6

(signed) Wm. Buttler
(signed) Wm. Williams   APPRIZORS

Note: Complete inventory of goods was attached