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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Patrick Riely


Will of Patrick Riely
from Newfoundland will books volume 2 page 215 probate year 1856.
(This name is spelled Riely and Ryley in the will and Ridey in the will index.)

In re
     Patrick Riely      deceased.

In the name of God Amen.     The Twenty fifth of April one thousand eight hundred and fifty six.     I Patrick Ryley formerly of Ireland County Tipperary now of Newfoundland, Tilton Harbour, being very sick and weak of body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my body knowing that it is appointed once to all men to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executors nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God, and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form First after my expenses being paid and ten pounds being paid to His Lordship the Bishop of Newfoundland I bequeath the remainder of my money now in Bank in Saint John's to my brothers and sisters to be equally divided between each     I liquise authorise my executors to see that all my wishes at this moment shall be performed by them.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this day and year as above written. Patrick Ryley his X mark Signed sealed published pronounced and declared by the said Patrick Ryley as his last will and testament in the presence of us the executors witnesses Patrick Dwyer, John Power James Dwyer. John Burkw.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning



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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