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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Mary McCully


Will of Mary McCully
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 302 & 303 probate year 1839.
This name is spelled McCully and McCulley in the will, and McCully in the will index.

In re
     Mary McCully       deceased.

In this name of God Amen. I Mary McCulley heretofore of the Bay of Bulls in Newfoundland but now of Dortmouth in the County of Devon Spinster do make this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say I give devise & bequest all that my half of the Plantation in the Harbour of Bay of Bulls in Newfoundland and also in Pety Harbour in the same Island and all above said unto my nephew James McCulley of Dartmouth Mariner and his children but in case my nephew McCulley and his children should be dead at the time of my decease then my will is that Plantation lands &c. shall be sold by my Trustee Peter Tessier his heirs executors administrators or assigns whome I devise the same to for such purpose and wish him to divide the same of such sale between himself Robert Carter son of Robert Carter of Newfoundland Merchant deceased and Elizabeth Banfill wife of Clement Banfill of Newton Abbott Spirit Merchant and Jane Geye wife Charles Geye Doctor and Ann Carter Staff wife of Youan Stabb Mercht their executors administrators or assigns respectively share and share alike
I give unto Elizabeth McCulley and her daughters of Dartmouth all my wearing apparrel to my niece Elizabeth Dorotheay and Jane George daughters & son of Jams James McCully my tow lockets to Elizabeth the one with my mother hear & ship & dove to Dorotheay and to George my nephew my silver table spoon also I appint Peter Tessier now I have before made my Trustee now of Newton Abbott Marriner my excutor of this my last will upon the trust and for the purposes before menchand considering my lands in Newfoundland not subject to any such debts or charges but such as shall be accrued by disbursements my funeral charges & any debts in England I may owe att the time of my decease to my doctor and landlord & baker and any little debts I may owe at any shop and I request that my nephew James McCulley shall pay his mother in the corse of eight years thurthey pd which I owe her and likewise Mr. Hunt this exers or assigns his bill in four years & the rest that I am in debt two in like manner
In witness whereof I have here onto set my hand & seal this eight day of July one thousand eight hundred and twenty one. Mary McCulley.
Signd sealed & delivered by the said testatrix Mary McCulley for her last will & testament in the presence of us who at her request & in her presence have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. Ann Pearce.    William Pearce.   Sophia Pearce.

This is a codicil to my last will and testament of me Mary McCulley of Dartmouth Devon I give onto Ann Stabb my household furniture her executors and administrators except my little round table which I give to my niece Eliz. Junr & two shears to E. her mother and benefit as witness my hand this same eight of July one thousand hundred and twenty one.

Certified Correct,
D. M. Browning



Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written 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.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (March 16, 2003)

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