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Chancery Court, Chancery Record, 1671-1712
Volume 748, Page 127   View pdf image
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Item   Was the said John Deery at the time when he delivered the
       instructions Concerning a Will in sound and perfect mind &
       memory did he not Rave and speake severall Idle and
       Extravagant words before or dureing the time that he was
       giveing the said instructions What interlocutory words or expressions
       did he use at the time of giveing the said Instructions
       declare the Truth herein

Item         Did John Deery at the first giveing of the said instructions
       order M.r Nicholas Paynter to put downe Ellenor Deery and
       Owen Quigley to be his Executo.r w.thout mentioning John Quigley
       to be an Execut.r How came the said John Quigley to be afterwards
       named as an Executor was it not by importunity and perswasions
       of some person or persons there present and who was it that soe
       perswaded him and what Arguments or words were used to that purpose
       and what answer did the said John Deery make to the same
       declare the truth herein

Item         Did not the said John Deery declare his intent that John Quigley
       should be overseer of his will declare the Truth
                                                                         Chr Rousby p Def.t

       The same day came Edmond Dermott before this Court in obedience
       to a Cytaccon to him by this Court Directed

       The Examination of Edmond Dermott before the Court of Dilegates to
       the foregoing Interrogatoryes as foll viz.t

                   Edmond Dermott aged Twenty six yeares of^r^ thereabouts sworn
       upon the Holy Evangelists

    1 To the first interrogatory saith that he did know John Deery and had known
       him Tenn or Eleven yeares or thereabouts that he dyed about the second of
       december 1677 that he was not a servant to the said Deery at the Time of
       his death but that he Lived in the house him

    2 To The second Interogatory That your depon.t did perceive by John Deerys
       discourse that he had a mind to make his Will and that he sold this deponent
       soe much that he desired this deponent to send for and to make his will
       your deponent asked who he would have sent for Bloomfeild or Paynter and
       the said Deery answered those that were next to hand whereupon your
       Deponent sent to Chilmans for paynter when M.r Paynter Came ^in^ yo.r Depon.t
       Turned all persons out of the Roome only three and afterwards your
       Deponent asked M.r Deery whether he knew Paynter or no And Deery
       said yes I know him were well John not soe ill as you take me to bee
       John Deery desired M.r Paynter to write his will and bequeathed all he
       had to Ellenor Deery and Owen Quigley and after a small stopp put
       in his Cozen Quigley or Cap.n John Quigley your deponent knows not which
       That John Deery was of a sound memory to the best of your deponents
       knowledge and spoke the words playne enough when he gave that
       direction for makeing his Will

    3 To the third Interrogatory he saith that as to the form of words in y.e
       paper shewed ^to^ him he cannott depose but that ^he^ Lost all his estate to
       Ellenor Deery Owen Quigley & John Quigley & that he ordred Paynter
       to nominate y.e aforesaid persons to be that Paynter was
       in Deerys Chamber when he wrote the Will about two of the Clocke in
       the afternoon  And Deery dyed about seven or Eight of the Clocke the
       same night  That your Deponent made oath to the paper shewed him before
       y.e Governour

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