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 2 page 240 probate year 1857
|Will of Thomas Driscoll|
In re THOMAS DRISCOLL. DECEASED.In the name of God Amen, I Thomas Driscoll of Bay Bulls in the Island of Newfoundland, Planter, being very sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be to God 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 my last will and testament that is to say first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hand of Almighty God who gave it and my body to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executor an d executrix 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 I give and bequeath to Ann my dearly beloved wife all my chattels household goods and moveable effects and all monies I may die possessed of for her own support and the support of my two children Margaret and Ann Mary. Also I give and bequeath to my said children all and singular my lands messuages and tenements including a piece of land called "Mother Toole*s Stile" to be by them freely to be possessed and enjoyed. I also bequeath to Ann my beloved wife the lease of the fishing roo m at present in my occupancy and I do appoint her executrix and my beloved brother Michael Driscoll executor conjointly to this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal at Bay Bulls this seventeenth day of February 1851.
Thomas his X mark Dricol (LS)
Signed sealed published and declared by the testator to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and that of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto,
Jno. McKie. Matthew Driscoll.
D. M. Browning