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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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John Rielly

 

Will of John Rielly Sr.
from Newfoundland will books volume 2 pages 194-195 probate year 1855.
(This name is spelled Reilly, Rielley and Rielly in the will and Reiley in the will index.)

In re
     John Rielly      deceased.

In the name of God Amen. I do here by bequeath to my wife and my son John Rielly Junr the dwelling house and all the furniture there in belonging also the garden in front and at the back of said dwelling house with the meadow at the Pond Head that is to say from Michael Walshes fence to John Kellys fence or bounds Also the fishing boat with all her materials the cod sein Caplin sein the herring nets the stage and stores with all the property there in them belonging also beach on Latney and all the cash and notes I do possess I do bequeath to my wife and I John Reilly Senr do also bequeath to my wife daughter Eleanor Keates the garden or meadow that is from Valentine Meads fence or bounds to Mrs. Sparrows garden An the remainder of said ground or meadow is to be given to my daughter Catherine McGrath to erect or build a house on I do also bequeath to my son Edward Reilly the boat now in the Landwash with all her sails riging all other materials there unto her belonging allso the meadow at upper end of the Pond Head and the garden above the Cow House I do bequeath to my son Philip Rielly and it is further to be understood that my son John Rielly Junr is to pay all and several of my debts and that without failure. Given under my hand this eleventh day of January in the year of our Lord 1854 as my last will and testament, John Rielly.
In presence of us Patrick Houlihan, Thomas S. Keates

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning
Registrar

 

 

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 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 & Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013 AST)

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