Galway - Casey, James December 3, 1755

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ros.dunning@outlook.com April 12, 2019, 12:45 pm

CASEY, JAMES DECEMBER 3, 1755

Source: National Archives Kew England
Written: December 3, 1755
Recorded: April 12, 2019

In the Name of God Amen I James Casey of Tower Hill London 
Merchant being sick and weak in Body but of sound Mind 
Memory and Understanding Do make and publish this my last 
Will and Testament in Manner following that is to say after 
Payment of my Debts and funeral Charges I give and bequeath 
to my Brother in Law Patrick Lynch of Galway in the Kingdom 
of Ireland one Hundred Guineas Also I give and bequeath to 
my Sister Penelope Gorman Widow of Patrick Gorman late of 
the same Place forty Pounds Also I give to Dorothy Hudson 
the Servant who now attends me in my Illness forty Guineas 
and all my Household furniture and wearing apparel of what 
Nature Kind or Degree soever the same may be for her Care 
and Diligence Also I give and bequeath to each of my 
Executors hereinafter named fifty pounds a piece and all the 
Rest Residue and Remainder of my Estate and Effects 
whatsoever and of what Nature Kind or Degree soever the same 
may be and consist of I give devise and bequeath to my 
Brother William Casey of Madeira Merchant unto and to the 
use of him the said William Casey his Heirs Executors 
Administrators and Assigns for ever Upon trust nevertheless 
that he the said William Casey his Heirs Executors 
Administrators and Assigns pay yearly and every year by half 
Yearly Payments to commence from the Day of my Death unto my 
Mother Jane Casey of Galway aforesaid Widow one Annuity or 
Sum of twenty one Pounds a Year during the Term of her Life 
in Consideration thereof And I hereby nominate and appoint 
Alexander French of Rotherhith in the County of Surry 
Merchant John Clarke of London Merchant and James Cusack of 
London Packer Executors of this my last Will and Testament 
and hereby revoke all former Wills and Testaments by me made 
declaring this to be my last And Whereas there is now a long 
Account of many Years standing subsisting between me and 
William Halloran of London unsettled I desire it as a very 
earnest favour of my Executors and the last Regard they can 
Pay to my Memory that they will immediately upon and after 
my Decease adjust and settle the same with him and in case 
the said William Halloran shall refuse so to do that they 
will then forthwith have Recourse to Law to compell him to 
the performance of it In Witness whereof I have to this my 
last Will and Testament and a Duplicate thereof of the same 
Date set my Hand and Seal this third Day of December in the 
Year of our Lord one Thousand seven Hundred and fifty five J 
Casey
(Attestation Clause)
G S Lawford of Thread Needle Street London _ Francis Clark 
Proved at London 14 February 1756
PCC Prob11/820


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