Will of James Oakley, 1819

From Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 104 & 105 probate year 1830.
In re James Oakley deceased.

This is the last will & Testament of James Oakley, Native of Wimborne Minster, County of Dorset, England, now of Bonavista, Island of Newfland, Surgeon. Being of sound and disposing mind Memory and understanding as follows.

First I will that after my just debts and funeral expenses shall have been paid and discharged I give & bequeath unto my daughter Ariana Elizabeth Gill Oakley all my lands tenements, Hereditaments and real estates and also all my Personal Estates and Effects Monies Stock Funds and securities for money household Goods Furniture & all other my estates & effects of what nature or what kind & wheresoever situate I give devise and bequeath the same unto my Daughter Ariana Elizabeth Gill Oakley but it is my particular desire that she the aforesaid Ariana Elizabeth Gill Oakley shall remain & be under the care & auspices of her Mother Mary Oakley until she the aforesaid Ariana Elizabeth Gill Oakley shall have arrived to the age 20 years to be handsomely & well clothed during all her minority and at the arrival of such age or years 20 the whole of the Estates to be delivered to her before proper & sufficient witness. On her death prior to the above stated time it is my desire that John Skiffington should inherit the whole it being my spouse desire, but my beloved wife Mary Oakley is to have the management & use thereof on Ariana Elizabeth Gill Oakley’s demise during her life or in other words to recede for the whole use & benefit of my beloved wife Mary Oakley continuing during her natural life. If Ariana Elizabeth Gill Oakley survives her mother Mary Oakley it is my desire that she go & board lodge &c. with Mr. James Borons if not to him agreeable to Mr. Charles Saint otherwise.

Signed sealed & declared by the said James Oakley the testator as & for his last will & testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence & in the presence of each other have subscribed our names this fifth day of May in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred & nineteen revoking & making void all former & other wills by me at any time heretofore made and declare this only to be my last will & testament

In witness whereof I the said James Oakley have hereunto set my hand & seal the year & date above written. James Oakley (LS) Witness present Samson Mifflen.   James Brown servant to the above Samson Mifflen.

Certified Correct,

D. M. Browning



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