Conception Bay North Region ~ Carbonear District
Carbonear - Will of Michael Henesy (1827)This will was read, recorded and transcribed by SUSAN SNELGROVE, February 2000. While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors.
|Will of Michael Henesy|
In the name of God Amen I Michael Henesy of Carbonear, Planter being infirm in body but in perfect health do ? and ordain this my last Will and Testament in for ? following that is to say I give and recommend my soul into the hand of Almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the Earth to be decently interred at the discretion of my Executors and touching such ? worldly Estate which it hath pleased God to bless me with I will and bequeath in the following manner and form.
I bequeath unto my eldest son Maurice Henesy a part ? Plantation situated between the two pathways with a Dwelling House situated within the boundaries therefore: also a ? of land on the North side of the path bounded on the North by Michael Furlongs fence on the south by the path go? In the Woods on the East by part of the same Planta? and on the West by Michael Shea’s fence also a Feather ? he is neither to Mortgage nor sell the said Plantations should he die without issue the Plantations are to be divi? between my children then living, also he is not to possess any part of said Plantations personally until he is arrived at the age of twenty six years until then he is to aid and assist in rearing and supporting his brothers and sisters and in paying Mr. Thomas Foley the rent: A Feather Bed the other bed is for the use of the children until Richard come to age. I bequeath unto Patrick Henesy my next eldest son and Andrew Michael and Richard the Upper Plantation from Maurice Henesy’s bounds unto John Hamilton’s to be divided into equal parts for each of the above said my children also the Plantation adjoining Daniel Connors bounded by his fence on the East by William Hartnett on the West on the North by William Morey(?) and on the south by the path going into the Woods and is to be divided between them in the same manner and form as above mentioned. I bequeath also unto my second eldest son Patrick Henesy one half my Dwelling House that is to say the kitchen and the two rooms above stairs at the same end: unto my fourth eldest son Richard Henesy I bequeath the other half that is to say the Parlour and the rooms above also the Cabbage Garden at the back of the House to be divided between them both, neither Patrick nor Richard Henesy are to hold possession personally of the said House until they are arrived to the age of twenty six years in succession but to aid and assist each other in rearing their brothers and sisters and paying Thomas Foley the rent. I bequeath unto my third and fourth eldest sons Andrew and Michael Henesy the Garden adjoining the Oats: and the sellers to be divided between them both neither of them are to hold possession of the said garden nor seller personally until they are arrived unto the age of twenty six years but are to aid and assist each other in rearing and supporting their brothers and sisters and in paying Thomas Foley the rent. I bequeath unto my eldest daughter Ellenor Hennessey the House situated West of my dwelling House with the garden in front and the household furniture that is now in my dwelling House with all her mothers clothes she is to give an equal proportion of said clothing unto Margaret Mary and Catherine Henesy her younger sisters also the Household furtniture ? is to give them an equal proportion and in case should they be unfit for use she is to pay them an equal share according to the defect of such articles she is not to take nor hold possession of the House nor Garden until she arrives at the age of twenty one years until then is to remain with her brothers and sisters in the Dwelling House that I now possess and in consequence of being lawfully married at that age and not before she is to take with her Catherine her youngest sister and do for her until she is of age able to support herself and should she misbehave or act in any fo? contrary to the rules of her Church or sex she is to be excluded from any part or share of what I now bequeath her but is to be divided in equal parts between her younger sisters. I bequeath unto my second eldest daughter Margaret Henesy thirty feet east and west fifty feet north and south of the Plantation adjoining William Hartnetts fence not take nor hold posession until she is lawfully married my third eldest daughter Mary Hennesy I bequeath ? six feet east and west fifty feet north and south on ? Plantation bounded by John Hamilton on the East by ? pathway on the South but not to take nor hold possession until she be lawfully married unto my youngest daughter Catherine I bequeath thirty six feet east and ? and that breth from the pathway on the North to the path on the South bounded by Thomas Fanton on the West and by Maurice Hennesy on the East also my Fishing ? situated in dead Island Harbor Labrador to be sold rented for the support of my children. I likewise make order James Walsh Michael Keefe and William Burke My Executors of this my last Will and Testament.
I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disanul all and every other former testaments and Wills by me in ways before named willed and bequeathed ratify and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament in Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty fifth day of November one thousand eight hundred and twenty seven.
Signed and sealed and pronounced by the said Michael Henesy as his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names.
I hereby certify that the execution of the Will of Michael Henesy deceased, of which the foregoing pages two hundred and seventy five, seventy six, seventy seven and seventy eight contain a true correct and literal copy, was proved before me by the Oath of James Walsh a subscribing witness thereto, on the twenty fifth day of April one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine, and the same is hereby actually registered by me this day at the request of the Executors made to me on the twenty first day of December one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine.
Given under my hand at the Registrar of Deeds Office Harbor Grace, Newfoundland, this thirtieth day of December one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine 1829.
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