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Will of Kennedy Thoomey
This is the last will and testament of me Kennedy Thomey of Mosquitto being of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding do make this my last will and testament in manner following: First I give devise and bequeath unto and to my son William Thomey in trust all my dwelling house outhouses and land situate lying and being at Mosquitto together with all my cattle consisting of horses 4 Cows 20 sheep &c. and also the interest that may or shall arise out of two hundred pounds in trust to and for the intents and purposes hereinafter expressed and declared of and concerning the same, That is to say upon the trust that the said William Thomey shall dwell in and upon the said dwelling house and land and shall use occupy the same for and during the natural life of my wife Jane Thomey and of my daughter Catherine Thomey and for and during that time shall cultivate the said land and keep in repair the said dwelling house and outhouses in consideration of which the said William Thomey shall and will well and truly maintain support clothe and provide every requisite for the due and proper maintenance of the said Jane Thomey and my daughter Catherine Thomey for and during their natural lives and of the proceeds of the said farm stock and interest And from and immediately after the death of my said wife Jane and of my said daughter Catherine I give devise and bequeath one half the said dwelling house and farm and furniture to my said son William Western part the eastern part to Kennedy and John to be divided by my executors- half the stock- Rt. Revd Dr. John Dalton £10. Revd. John Walsh £5. William Thomey £100. Kennedy & John Thomey £100. John Munn, William Munn, executors.
Kennedy X (his mark) Thomey. Mosquitto, 26th March 1862, Witness James L. Prendergast, John Munn.
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.
Contributed by Judy Benson and also by Joanne Connors Parandjuk
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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