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Will of William Quigley
I William Quigley finding myself weak as to my boddily health but of strong mind do hereby make this my last will and testament and do appoint Patrick O’Donner and James Doyle to be my executors. I bequeath my soul to the Almighty God and my worldly property and effects as follows
1st To my son James Quigley I give my new farm on the Hill commonly called Ryers Farm with half an acre of the cleared ground from my old farm on the Hill immediately alongside of the New Farm this half acre I give in lieu of the Cart Road which at present goes through the New Farm which Road is to be kept open for the use the old Farm as well as for the New Farm- I also give him the mare with tackling and half the farming utensils
2nd To my son Peter Quigly and to my daughters Catherine, Judy and Ann I give for their joint use and benefit my old farm with the exception of the half acre above mentioned as also the dwelling house with bedding furniture and utensils that it contains with the horse tackling Hay Barrack and half the farming utensils.
3. In the event of my son Peter Quigley getting married I give to my daughter Judy for her own use and benefit while she remains unmarried half the dwelling house with half the bedding furniture and utensils that it contains as also the field on the S.W. side of the road close to study Water but in the event of her getting married the field herein named will be so disposed of by sale or otherwise as may be considered most advantageous to my executors and the proceeds to be equally divided between herself and such of my other daughters as may be unmarried at the time- nor is she while unmarried to dispose of it in anyway either by sale or mortgage without the advice and consent of my executors and if then disposed of its proceeds are to be equally divided between herself and her unmarried sisters
4th This part of the property is not to be liable for any debts at the time of it falling in to her hands nor for any debts that may be contracted by them on the farm previous to the seperation All debts due by me at the time of decease are to be paid by the occupiers of the old farm- Signed and sealed by me in the presence of witness at Study Water in the Island of Newfoundland this 1st day of May 1869,
William Quigley (LS) Witness, Patrick O’Connor (LS) James Doyle (LS)
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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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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