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Will of Thomas Doyle
January 23rd 1860. I Thomas Doyle Farmer at the Goulds Bay Bulls Road do bequeath to my son James Doyle the lot of land from the river to Brian Doyles where his house is on also I do bequeath to my son William Doyle seventy five yards from Thomas Williams bounds along the Bay Bulls road and the same on the rare bounded by Valentine Williams also I do bequeath my son Michael Doyle is to have my house dewling the remainder of the land Which my grant contains when James Butlers lot is taken out of it and the stock belong to me is Michael Doyle’s and on the same Michael Doyle if he dies without an heir the premises is to fall into the hands of James Doyle and William he is to be taken care of in his illness if inflicted previous to that expences he is to have 30 pounds to be paid for his funeral and to the advantage which he may dispose of it and the same this 30 pounds is to be paid by James and William Doyle at his death 10 pounds and the other twenty to be paid at 3 pounds each year until the same is paid. My premises in Black head bay I do bequeath to James and William Doyle there is the new house my land from Thomas Moores house to Crotty house to be sold for to pay my funeral expences and to pay for 20 Masses for my soul and twenty Masses for their mothers soul and if that house and lot of land don’t pay the premises is to pay forty shillings a year until it is paid when paid Elon Doyle the said Elon Prouse is to be paid ten pounds in 5 pounds a year I do bequeath Thomas Moore his houses stage and flakes also I do bequeath Samuel Alen his houses stage and flakes that he did possess when I carried on with encroaching on the premises I also do require to sell that piece of land that my wife ordered to be sold for the good of her soul it is situated at the back of John Keefe house, Exetors of my will is James Barron Michael Rieley and John Brenock, Thomas his X mark Doyle.
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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