Philip Riely deceased
January the 6th 1827 seven. In the name of God Amen. I Philip Riely of Carbonear Cooper, being sick and weak of body but of perfect mind and memory and as it is appointed for all men once to die I make this my last will and testament, that is to say Princepally and first of all I give my soul into the hands of God that gave it and my body unto the earth to be buried in a Christian like decent manner by the orders of my Executors which I appoint to be James Finn Cooper and Michael Maddock of Carbonear I bequeath unto my eldest son Edmond Riely the house I now live in with half what plantation I hold and to give his choice of said half. I bequeath unto my youngest son John Riely the house I hold at the Easter side of the path with half what plantation I hold provided that he can never cancel or sell the interest of said house or plantation without the consent of my executors. I bequeath likewise unto John my youngest son ten barrels of Potatoes and my feather bed
and bedding. I bequeath unto my eldest son Edm'd Riely the remainder of what potatoes there is in my celler after the ten barrels aforementioned and likewise unto him my wach and hoops and moveable property there is on my Room. I bequeath likewise that my two sons Edmd and John Riely are to pay what debts I owe that is to say, one half each and are connected alike in said debts.
Signed seal'd and delivered in presence of us Philip Riely
Witness Edwd Morrisy John Fowler.
Certified correct D.M. Browning