Will of James Doyle, (c.1796 - 1863, Lot 48)
Liber 6 Folio 314
In the name of God Amen.
I James Doyle of Lot 48 farmer being of sound mind but weak in body do ordain this my last will and testament.
First I order that all my just and rightful debts and funeral expenses be paid out of my property.
I will and bequeath to my son James this farm which I occupy with the stock, farming implements with the exception of twenty acres of land at the point which I will to my wife during the term of her natural life after her death to become the property of my son James.
I will to my wife two cows and ten sheep and should she decide it the north end of the dwelling house.
I bequeath to my daughter Catherine the sum of twenty pounds. To my daughters Elizabeth, Mary and Bridget Ann the sum of ten pounds each. I order that my sons William and John shall have clothing and schooling until they are able to do for themselves.
It is my wish that my family do live peacefully and agreeably together and I leave an injunction on my said children and particularly my son James to be kind to his mother and to keep her comfortable the remainder of her life. To my son William when he shall come of age I bequeath the sum of twenty pounds. I order that none of those bequests to be recoverable until after the space of five years from this date.
To this my last will and testament I have set my hand and seal this twenty sixth day of November one thousand eight hundred and sixty three.
James X Doyle
Signed sealed and delivered
in the presence by the above
named testator in the presence of
I likewise appoint as executors of this my last will and
testament James Duffy of Lot 48 and Laurence Murphy
of Lot 65 Prince Edward Island
The within will of James Doyle being presented for Probate Mr Patrick Duffy 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 his last will and testament and that when he did so he was of sound and disposing mind and memory according to this deponents best discerning and that he set and subscribed his name as witness thereto in the said testators presence and that Mr. Matthew Murphy set his name as a witness thereto at the same time Patrick Duffy
Sworn to at Lot or Township number forty eight
in Queens County in Prince Edward Island this twelfth
day of December in the year of our Lord 1863
Commissioner for taking affidavits for
said County in the Supreme Courts