Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Will of Hannah Mulvey

Transcribed from the digital image of a typewritten copy found on Ancestry.com's "Massachusetts, Wills and Probate Records, 1635-1991"  This is not an exact transcription as the lines do not all begin and end the same.  I could not seem to accomplish that with Blogger.
Link  Hannah Mulvey Will

Case 26138.                                Hannah Mulvey.    Will.                                              
 In the name of God, Amen, I Hannah Mulvey, widow of the Town of West Brookfield in the county of Worcester and the State of Massachusetts, being of sound mind and memory and considering the uncertainty of life, do now publish make and declare this my last will and testament. After the payment of my just debts and funeral expenses I give and bequeath as follows: -

To my son, Thomas E. Mulvey my Bible ( family) and $100, now on deposit in the North Brookfield Savings Bank.

To my grandson Willie H. Mulvey a feather bed.

To James H. Mulvey my son the house now occupied by my son John J. Mulvey.

To my neice Teressa Mulvey a feather bed.

To my son John J. Mulvey the homestead consisting of the house where I have lived and the barns adjoining and all my household furnishings.

To my son Kervin Mulvey $100 should he ever return the said $100 to be paid by John J. Mulvey from his share of the estate.

I hereby constitute and appoint my son James H. Mulvey  executor of this my last will and testament.

I hereby revoke all former wills made by me.

    In witness whereof I the before named testator in the presence of three witnesses do hereunto set my hand and seal this 4th day of April in the year of our Lord 1900 .
                                                   Hannah X Mulvey


On this 4th day of April Mrs Hannah Mulvey of West Brookfield, Mass. Signed the foregoing instrument in our presence, declaring it to be her last will and testament and in witness hereof we do now in her presence and in the presence of each other, and at her request subscribe our names.
                                                              Witnesses               James Malloy         
                                                                                             John G. Shackley
                                                                                              Catherine McCarthy

Probate Records (Worcester County, Massachusetts); Index 1731-1881; Author: Massachusetts. Probate Court (Worcester County); Probate Place: Worcester, Massachusetts
Notes : Probate Records, Vol 553-556, 1899-1900
Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Wills and Probate Records, 1635-1991 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
Original data: Massachusetts County, District and Probate Courts.
Note: Son Kervin was known as Kieran and was said to have lived in Iowa at the time of his mother's death, just ten days after she signed this will.  To my knowledge he never returned to Massachusetts.  The only Teressa Mulvey I know of, was a granddaughter and not her niece.