Transcribed by Judy Benson
While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors
Newfoundland will books volume volume 2 pages 103-104 probate year 1852
|Will of Elizabeth Wiley|
In re ELIZABETH WILEY. DECEASED.In the name of God Amen. I Elizabeth Wiley of the town of St. John*s in the Island of Newfoundland Widow being now very ill and weak but of sound and disposing mind and memory thank be given unto God therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament, First and principally of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body to the earth to be decently in terred not 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 with in this life I give demise and bequeath the same in the following manner and form-
I desire and request that all lawful debts due of me (if any) at the time of my death together with my funeral expenses shall be paid and discharged as soon as possible after my interment..
I then give and bequeath to my son Patrick Wiley and daughter Catherine Wiley by even and equal shares all that dwelling house situate in Gower Street now in my occupancy and also that dwelling house now inhabited by Mr. James Fox Senr. That is to say my present dwelling to be for Catherine and Mr. Fox*s house for Patrick. I give my cloak to my daughter Catherine also my bed and bedding. I give and bequeath to my son Patrick and daughter Catherine by even and equal shares all the residue or remainder of my household furniture and all all other property not before enumerated both real and personal to me now belonging.
And I hereby nominate and appoint Mr. James Fox Junior to be executor to this my last will and testament. And I hereby revoke and declare null and void all former wills legacies and bequests by me made declaring this and no other to be my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at St. John*s aforesaid this fifteenth day of November A. D. Eighteen hundred and fifty.
Elizabeth her X mark Wiley (LS)
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Elizabeth Wiley as her last will and testament in our presence,
Hy. Devereux, Not. Pub.
Patrick Hearn Walsh,
James Fox Jr.
Certified correct, D. M. Browning