Last Will and Testament
Patrick Carey of Troy


This will was recorded at the Surrogate Court, Rensselaer Co., file no. 214. It was submitted by Lynn Grice.

The last Will and Testament of Patrick Carey. [This will was probated 29 January 1883.]

In the name of God Amen. I, PATRICK CAREY of the City of Troy in the County of Rensselaer and State of New York, being of full age and of sound mind and memory, do make, publish and declare this instrument to be my last Will and Testament, in manner and form following, that is to say:

__ First, I will and direct that all of my just debts, if any, and my funeral charges be paid by my Executrix hereinafter named, out of my personal estate, as soon after my decease as conveniently may be.

__ Second, I give, devise and bequeath unto by beloved wife BRIDGET CAREY, all the rest and residue of my estate, real and personal, of every kind and description, and wheresoever the same may be situated, including my house and lot of land situate on the East side of Third Street, between Jackson and Van Buren Streets in the City of Troy aforesaid, to have and to hold the same and every part and parcel thereof unto her my said wife, and to her heirs forever:

__ Having the most implicit and abiding trust and confidence in my said wife, that she will make such disposition of my said estate to my children, ELIZABETH, MARY ANN, PATRICK and JAMES and the survivors of them as will best comport with the wants and comforts of each and every of them at all times during their lives, and the lives of their children who may survive them.

__ Third: If my said wife shall at any time after my decease see fit to marry again, then and in that case the devises and bequests hereinbefore made by me to her shall cease immediately after such remarriage, and be no longer continued to her, but, subject to her claim and right to Dower [Ni?--] my property which the Statutes of the State provide for her by law, I give, devise and bequeath all of my said estate real and personal as aforesaid unto such of my said children as shall then be living, and to their respective heirs forever, in equal shares;

__ And in case either of my said children shall have died previous to the re-marriage of my said wife as aforesaid, leaving issue surviving them, then I give and devise to such surviving child or children, in equal shares, the portion or interest in my said estate, real and personal, that their parent would have been entitled to, had he, she or they been living at the time of such re-marriage of my said wife.

Lastly, I hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my said wife BRIDGET CAREY the sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament with full power and authority to sell and dispose of at public or private sale, the whole, or any part of the real estate I may own, or be seized of at the time of my decease, and to execute good and sufficient deeds of Conveyance of the same, as fully, in all respects, as I might or could do if living and personally present at the doing thereof.

__ In witness thereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal to these presents this Twenty ninth day of December in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and Eighty two.

Patrick Carey

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named Patrick Carey to be his last Will and Testament in our presence, who, in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereto set our names as witnesses.

Michael Carey of Troy NY
John T. Lamport of the City of Troy NY

[Alternative search values: ELIZABETH CAREY, MARY ANN CAREY, MARY CAREY, PATRICK CAREY, JAMES CAREY.]



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