The Will of Lawrence P. Doyle (1844-1914, St. Peters Bay)


Will of Lawrence Patrick ("L. P.") Doyle

Liber 19 Folio 391

I Lawrence P. Doyle of St. Peters Bay in Kings County in Prince Edward Island forever hereby revoke all wills and testamentary dispositions heretofore made by me and declare this to be my last will.

First I devise and bequeath my homestead house and lands (above seven acres) adjoining said house to my wife Ellen Doyle for her life and after her death this house and lands above mentioned is to go to and become the property of my son Ernest Doyle.

Second, I devise and bequeath the dwelling house and premises situate on the north side of St. Peters Bay and now occupied by my son George F. Doyle together with the furniture in the house and the tools in the forge to my said son Ernest Doyle to have and to hold same in trust for the use and benefit of said son George F. Doyle I also devise the twelve and one half acres of land bought by me from Duncan McDonald to my son Ernest Doyle to hold same in trust for the use and benefit of said son George F. Doyle and I empower my said son Ernest to sell all or any of this property which he holds in trust for George and to use and dispose of the proceeds arising from such sale for the benefit of George in whatever manner he thinks best.

Third I devise the house and lot known as the Murphy lot to my son Joseph Doyle.

Fourth I bequeath the sum of fifty dollars to Laura J. Mullally.

Fifth I bequeath all my household furniture bedding and kitchen utensils to my wife for her life but after her death the furniture and bedding and utensils is to go to my son Ernest Doyle

Sixth I order my executor to pay two hundred dollars for masses for the benefit of my soul and the soul of my deceased wife Mary Ann Doyle.

Seventh I order that my wife Ellen be paid the sum of fifty dollars per year after my death and I make this payment a charge on the property willed to my son George and if George neglects or refuses to pay this then Ernest will pay it out of the property which he holds in trust for George

Eighth I give and devise and bequeath all the rest and residue of my real and personal property of every kind to my son Ernest Doyle to be used or disposed of as he thinks best for the benefit of my wife and my ...? son aforesaid. I hereby appoint my son Ernest Doyle to be trustee and Executor of this my will

In witness whereof I hereby set my hand and subscribed my name this twentieth day of August A. D. 1914

Lawrence P. Doyle

Signed published and declared by said testator in presence of us who in his presence and in presence of each other have hereto subscribed our names as witness

Margaret L. Mullally

A. L. Fraser

This within will of Lawrence P. Doyle being presented for probate A. L. Fraser one of the subscribing witnesses thereto made oath that he was present and did see the said testator sign, seal and deliver the same and also heard him publish and declare the same as and for his last will and testament and that when he so did he was of sound, disposing mind and memory according to this deponentís best discerning and that he set and subscribed his name as a witness thereto, in the said testatorís presence and that Margaret L. Mullally set her name as a witness thereto at the same time.

Sworn to before me
at Souris in Kingís
County this 9th
day of September A. D. 1914

Austin L. Fraser

John (McLean?) Commissioner in Kingís County for taking affidavits in this Supreme Court


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