This Last Will and Testament for Frederick F. Daly includes a final accounting of his assets, and an Indexed Death Record. Where spelling is incorrect I’ve typically left it “as is.” and you’ll see that there are also some inconsistencies, i.e. Frederick vs Frederic, inconsistent capitalizations, etc.
Name: Frederick F. Daly
Born in Canada
Marital Status: Married
Parents: Alex & Jane Daly
Cause of Death: Brights Disease
Date of Death: February 22, 1893
Date of Certificate: February 22, 1893
Source: Delaware Public Archives, Hall of Records, Dover, Delaware, 19901. RG 1500.100, Register of Deaths # 14725, Frederick F. Daly
Printed with permission of Delaware Public Archives, 11/19/2007
Text of the Last Will and Testament of Frederick Ferris Daly
Be it known that I, Frederic F. Daly, of the State of Delaware, County of Kent, and Hundred of West Dover, being of Sound and disposing Mind, Memory and Understanding, do hereby and herein, make this, my last Will and Testament, to wit: – I will and bequeathunto my wife, Thyrsa Daly after all my lawful debts shall have been paid, the whole of my Estate, both Personal and Real; Said Bequest of both my personal and Real estate to be the property of my said wife, So long as she remains my Widow, and during her “natural life.” Then after the Death of my Wife, I hereby make the following disposal of the aforesaid property, heretofore Bequeathed unto my Wife during her “natural life:” Unto each of my daughters, Alice F. Daly, Jane B. Daly, Maryette A. Daly and Clara C. Daly or whomsoever of them shall outlive their Mother, and be living when the following named Bequests unto aforesaid daughters are, by the provisions of this instrument due, and payable, I will and Bequeath the sum of two hundred ($200.00) dollars; each of Said Sums of Two Hundred dollars need not be paid unto aforesaid daughters until Eighteen months after the Death of the aforesaid Mother; Neither Shall said sum of Two-hundred dollars be paid unto either of said Daughters until she shall have arrived at the lawful age for receiving and controlling inherited property: – Also, further, each and all of the afore-mentioned Bequests, hereby made unto each of My Daughters, are to be, and remain, clear of any Interest until, by the provisions of this will, Such Bequest is due and payable.
Next, unto my Son, Eddy Cate Daly I will and bequeath the Sum of Five-hundred ($500.00) dollars; Said Sum need not be paid until the expiration of Eighteen-months after the death of his Mother, and to remain clear of any Interest until due. Nex the remainder of my Estate of whatever kind or character, after the aforementioned Bequests shall have been fully paid I hereby give and bequeath unto my Son, Alec M. Daly, to be the property of said Son, in “fee Simple.” I hereby nominate, appoint and make Said Son, Alec M. Daly, my Executor of this, my last and only Will and Testament. In testimony of, and to, the within and foregoing “Will and Bequests,” which I hereby and herein acknowledge to be my last and only “Will” and Testament, hereby Ignoring and revoking each, and any, and all other “Wills” by me, heretofore made, I hereunto affix my name, Signature and Seal this, the___ day of January, A.D. Eighteen-hundred and Ninety-three.
Signed: James Pleasanton, Marian Pleasanton
We, the undersigned Witnesses who were present at the making, Signing and Sealing of the above “Will,” the maker thereof acknowledging the same before each of us to be his last and only “Will and Testament,” thereby affix each of us our Name and Signature.
Frederick F. Daly
William Virdin} Witness
State of Delaware, Kent County, ss.
James Pleasonton, one of the Witnesses to the within and foregoing instrument of writing, purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of Frederick F. Daly deceased, last of West One Hundred, comes before Ezekiel T. Cooper, Register for the Probate of Wills and Granting Letters of Administration, etc., for Kent County in the State of Delaware, and on solemn oath says that he saw the said Testator sign and seal the said Instrument and heard him publish, pronounce and declare the same as and for his Last Will and Testament; that at the time of his so doing and saying he was of sound disposing mind, memory and understanding, and upwards of twenty-one years of age; that he the said James Pleasanton subscribed the same as a Witness at the instance and in the presence of the Testater and in the presence of Marian Pleasonton subscribing witness who subscribed the same in the presence of the Testator and this deponent.
Then and subscribed this first day of March A.D. 1893 before E.T. Cooper, Register
State of Delaware, Kent County, ss.
To: William Virdin & James Pleasanton
Judicious and Impartial Citizens of Kent County aforesaid, Greeting:
You are hereby appointed Appraisers of the goods and chattels of Frederick M. Daly, late of West Dover Hundred deceased, and you are, by these presents, authorized and required to appraise all the goods and chattels of the said deceased, as the same shall be inventoried and exhibited, made known or shown to you by Alexander M. Daly, Executor of the said Executer deceased, at the true value thereof in money of the United States, according to the best of your skill and judgment, you having first severally taken, subscribed and certified the affidavits hereto annexed, each administering to the other the said oath and affirmation and certifying the same, or having them administered and certified by a Judge or Justice of the Peace. And when you shall have so appraised the said goods and chattels, you are to prefix this warrant, together with your affidavits so as aforesaid regularly taken, subscribed, and certified, to the said inventory and appraisement, and write under the said inventory, and date and sign with your respective hands, a certificate of appraisement in the form hereunder given, and deliver the said inventory and appraisement, thus by you authenticated, to the said Executor to be by him delivered into the Register’s office for Kent County aforesaid, on or before the 11th day of September next. If there be a crop growing or begun inserted in the inventory the Executor may require your advice whether he may finish it or dispose of it, and you are to certify the same upon the inventory; but in this matter you are not to act unless your advice be required as aforesaid, though you are to appraise the said crop if put in the inventory.
Witness E.T. Cooper, Register of Kent County aforesaid, at Dover, this 11th day of March in the year of our Lord one thousad eight hundred and ninety three.
(signed) E.T. Cooper, Register
I, Wiliam Virdin do solemnly Affirm that I will appraise the goods and chattels of Frederic F. Daly deceased, at the true value thereof in money, according to the best of my skill and judgment; and that I will perform my duty as an appraiser of said good and chattels faithfully in all things: so I solemnly affirm.
Subscribed and Affirmed this 1st day of April, 1893 before me the other } William Virdin, James Pleasanton
I, James Pleasanton, do solemnly Swear that I will appraise the goods and chattels of Frederic F. Daly deceased, at the true value thereof in money, according to the best of my skill and judgment; and that I will perform my duty as an appraiser of said goods and chattels faithfully in all things; so I solemnly swear.
Subscribed and sworn to this 1st day of April, 1893 before me, the other } James Pleasonton. William Virdin
Appraisement List of The Goods and Chattels of Frederic F. Daly, deceased.
1 Road Cart $5.00
1 Robe 1.50
1 York Carriage 30.00
1 Dearborn 5.00
1 Drill 5.00
1 South Bend Plow 2.00
1 Chesapeake Plow .25
2 One-horse Plow 1.00
2 Cultivators 1.50
1 Twin-harrow .75
2 long shovels .50
2 small stacks hay 15.00
1 wagon 5.00
1 Horse (Frank) 40.00
1 Mare (Mattie) 80.00
1 Cow 20.00
1 young black cow 15.00
1 steer 15.00
25 bus corn @40cts 10.00
1 Wheat Rake 5.00
Wheat Crop 40.00
Set Carriage hrn’s 8.00
Wagon harness .50__
We the subscribers, appointed by the Register Appraisers of the Goods and Chattels of Frederic F. Daly, deceased, do on Oath and Affirmation respectively say, that the goods amd chattels appraised by us at the Sums Set down by us against the Same respectively, and that these sums are, according to the best of our Skill & Judgment the true value of said goods and chattels in money. The Executor asked our advice in regard to the wheat crop, and we advised him to harvest, thresh & sell the same. Dated, the first day of April, A.D. 1893
William Virdin, James Pleasonton} Appraisers
Know all Men by these Presents,
That we, Thyrsa Daly, Guardian of Clara C. Daly, daughter of Frederick F. Daly deceased, do hereby acknowledge to have received of and from Alexander M. Daly Executor of the last will and testement of said deceased late of West Dover Hundred, Kent County and State of Delaware, two hundred dollars in full payment and satisfaction of the share and interest of the said Clara C. Daly in the estate of said deceased will a bequest in said last will and testament to the said Clara A. Daly. And I do hereby release and forever discharge the said Alexander M. Daly Executor as aforesaid of and from all actions, suits, accounts and demands whatsoever, for or concerning the said bequest or legacy or for, or concerning the Estate of the said Frederick F. Daly deceased, or any part thereof, from the beginning of the world to the day of the date hereof.