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Will of Mary Reilly Senior
In the name of God I Mary Rielly Senr. sick in body but strong
in faith in Christ Jesus our Lord Amen do hereby bequeath to my son John
Reilly the whole
right and title after my death the dwelling house I do now occupy with the
effects therein belonging with the fishing boat with all her materials as she
came from sea the new cod sein and bags the cod sein 1 Caplin sein skiff & punt
the herring nets the Tan kettle The store & shop and all in them belonging
the kitching gardens Potato garden & Cow house the store & stage with
all in them belonging & beach The meadow situate between Michael
Walsh & John
Kelly's premises I do also bequeath to my son Edward Rielly the
store & wharf
and old Cod sein with his part of a piece of ground above the Cow house also
my sisters Catherine McGrath Eleanor Keats Jane McCarthey is
to have an equal share of the piece of ground above the Cow house. Given
under my hand this 19th day of January in year of our Lord 1859.
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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