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Will of James Oakley
This is the last will & Testament of James Oakley Native of Wimborne Minster County of Dorset England now of Bonavisa Island of Newfland Surgeon. Being of sound and disposing mind Memory and understanding as follows. First I will that after my just debts and funeral expenses shall have been paid and discharged I give & bequeath unto my daughter Ariana Elizabeth Gill Oakley all my lands tenements Hereditaments and real estates and also all my Personal Estates and Effects Monies Stock Funds and securities for money household Goods Furniture & all other my estates & effects of what nature or what kind & wheresoever situate I give devise and bequeath the same unto my Daughter Ariana Elizabeth Gill Oakley but it is my particular desire that she the aforesaid Ariana Elizabeth Gill Oakley shall remain & be under the care & auspices of her Mother Mary Oakley until she the aforesaid Ariana Elizabeth Gill Oakley shall have arrived to the age 20 years to be handsomely & well clothed during all her minority and at the arrival of such age or years 20 the whole of the Estates to be delivered to her before proper & sufficient witness. On her death prior to the above stated time it is my desire that John Skiffington should inherit the whole it being my spouse desire, but my beloved wife Mary Oakley is to have the management & use thereof on Ariana Elizabeth Gill Oakley's demise during her life or in other words to recede for the whole use & benefit of my beloved wife Mary Oakley continuing during her natural life. If Ariana Elizabeth Gill Oakley survives her mother Mary Oakley it is my desire that she go & board lodge &c. with Mr. James Borons if not to him agreeable to Mr. Charles Saint otherwise.
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