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Will of Mary Doyle
This is the last will and testament of me Mary Doyle wife of John
Saint John’s in the Island of Newfoundland, Fisherman. I give devise and bequeath to my executors hereinafter named and the survivor
of them his executors and administrators upon the trusts hereinafter mentioned
All that messuage land and premises which I had from my father Joseph
Butler and on which I now reside situate on the east side of Barters Hill in the town
of Saint John’s and bounded thereby on the west and on the east by land
formerly belonging to John Butler of Teignmouth but now to the estate of the
late Robert R. Wakeham extending from a lane that runs easterly from Barters
Hill and forms the southern boundary of my land about three hundred and ninety
feet northerly be the same more or less, that is to say, upon trust that my
said executors and the survivor of them his executors and administrators do
and shall during the natural life of my said husband John Doyle permit and
suffer him to hold occupy possess and enjoy the same and to take and receive
the rents issues and profits thereof to his own use and benefit, and from and
after the decease of my said husband in trust to divide the said land by lines
drawn easterly from Barters Hill as near as conveniently may be into seven
equal parts or shares and to apportion the same as follows that is to say the
lower or southern part or share thereof adjoining the lane aforesaid unto my
daughter Mary Brooking her heirs and assigns for ever, the next two parts or
shares thereof which shall be made to include the dwelling house in which I
now reside unto my daughter Margaret Doyle and my son James
Doyle as tenants
in common, their heirs and assigns for ever, the next adjoining part or share
unto my son Patrick Doyle his heirs and assigns for ever and the other three
shares as follows, that is to say, one share thereof to my grandson Robert
Evans eldest son of my son John Evans his heirs and assigns for ever, one other
share thereof to my granddaughter Sarah Claire daughter of my daughter Ann
Waters, her heirs and assigns for ever and the remaining share thereof to my
granddaughter Mary Hannah Furze daughter of my daughter Sarah
Furze her heirs
and assigns for ever And I appoint my friend Alexander Norries of Saint John’s
aforesaid Builder and my son James Doyle executors of this
my will hereby revoking all former wills and testamentary appointments by me
ever made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal (the word “testamentary” being
interlined and the word “John” struck out) at Saint John’s
aforesaid the sixteenth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight
hundred and fifty one,
Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation. The originals were kept by the executor.
We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be.
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