Will of Patrick Murphy (-1876, Lot 27)
Filed March 7, 1876
I, Patrick Murphy, being now eighty four years of age and being sick in body through sound in mind and in order that I may turn my thoughts wholy and solely to Almighty God having in mind the Salvation of my soul do hereby will and bequeath as follows that is to say.
First: unto my beloved daughter, Margrate, I will and bequeath four sheep.
Second: unto my beloved daughter, Mary, I will and bequeath three sheep.
Third: unto my beloved daughter, Bridget, I will and bequeath the sum of two dollars.
Fourth: unto my beloved son, John, I will and bequeath the sum of three dollars.
Fifth: I will that the produce of three acres for the term of 3 years will be devoted towards and paid for Masses for the repose of my soul. Oix? the three acres extending from the road towards the buildings and to be paid by my son, James.
Sixth: unto my beloved son, James Murphy, I will and bequeath all the remainder of my worldly goods, property, possessions to be held by him for his own use and benefit. Oig? The farm upon which we now live and all the stock, the farming implements, house.
Seventh: I appoint my son, James Murphy, and John Shreenan to execute the provisions and conditions of this will.
Eight: This is my last will and testament.
Executors: James Murphy (his mark) signed: Patrick Murphy (his mark)
Signed at Nomansland Prince County Prince Edward Island upon this 9th day of February in the year of our Lord 1876 in the presence of us, who in his presence and in the presence of each other and at his request have hereunto subscribed our names as witness.
Signed: Martin Somers
P.E. Island SS
In the Probate Court
39th vic AD 1876
The foregoing will having been presented for probate Patrick Mulligan of the aforesaid Island Gentleman, one of the subscribing witnesses hereto made oath that he was present and did see the Testator, Patrick Murphy, sign his name (by putting his mark) hereto and heard him publish and declare the same, as, and for his last will and testament, that when Testator so did he was of sound disposing mind and memory according to this deponents best discerning; that he subscribed his name as a witness hereto in the presence of Testator and that Martin Somers subscribed his name as a witness hereto at the same time.
Signed: Patrick Mulligan
Sworn to at Chambers
This 7th day of March
AD 1876, before me
Judge of Probate