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Proceedings of the Court of Chancery, 1669-1679
Volume 51, Page 515   View pdf image (33K)
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              Chancery Court Proceedings, 1678.  515

    before the Governour that your deponent did know John Deery and Liber P C
    had known him about three years that the said Deery dyed the
    second day of December that your deponent did not Live in the
    house him nor was his servant.
      2 To the second he canott depose.
      3 To the third Sayth that the paper shewed him was drawn
    according to the substance of Deerys instructions and that that
    paper is the same your deponent wrote in Deerys Chamber the day
    before Deery dyed and that your deponent swore to the same before
    the Governour.
      4 To the fourth sayth One Sunday about noone of the same day
    being the second of December 1677 Your deponent was Called by
    Richard Dalton from Chillmans house to Speake with the said Dalton
    And by the way your Deponent asked Dalton what the business was,
    who Told this deponent that the Business was to make Deerys Will,
    And that Deery was then of sound memory to the best of your
    Deponents Judgements.
      The Examination of Nicholas Paynter to the Cross interrogatoryes
    aforegoing being sworne upon the Holy Evangelists before the Court
    of delegates the day of October 1678.
      I To the first saith that Dalton Came to this deponent and told
    your depon.t that Decry sent for him this depon.t to make his the
    said Deerys will or words to that Effect and when your Deponent
    Came into Deerys Chamber where he Lay sicke Deerys face was
    towards the wall, and Dermott Told Decry that the deponent was p. 129
    Come your deponent asked What he Could doe for him or what he
    sent for him for or words to the Effect & your Deponent saith that
    noe person perswaded him to make his Will as your Deponent
    knows of But that Decry gave instructions to your deponent to
    write that he the said Decry gave all that he had or what he had or
    words to that purpose to his sister Ellinor Decry And his Brother
    Owen Quigley And his Cozen John Quigley But that yo.r Deponent
    had no ifoule draught of the said instructions But that he your
    deponent was about half e an hour in reduceing the same to writeing.
      2 To the Second Interrogatory saith that John Decry to the best
    of this deponents Judgement was of sound memory when he gave
    this deponent such Instructions to draw his will as aforesaid but
    before the whole Instructions was reduced to writeing the said
    Decry talked Idely but whilst he was giveing Instructions for the
    said will, that noe interlocutory words were used by him dureing
    the Time of giveing such instructions as aforesaid This deponent
    Saith that the said will was not read to the said Decry and that
    imediately upon such instructions your deponent went to reduce the
    Afforesaid Instructions into ye forme of A Will.

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