I'm having a problem with the Will of (Rev) James Foley Sr. b. 1715. (Son of John Foley Sr. and Margaret Mann) The data I have seen all over the web shows Mary Young as his first wife and Elizabeth OGLESBY as his second wife. In his will he bequeaths items to his wife Elizabeth and children. Here’s the part that confuses me: ‘….for and during the natural life of the said Elizabeth Foley and at her decease to be equally divided between my children by the said Elizabeth, [ to wit ] [ Susanna Foley Oglivie, Presly Foley Oglivie, Leah Foley Oglivie, Lettice Foley and Molley Foley’. Where does the name ‘Oglivie’ come from? Why is Foley before Oglivie? Later in the Will he mentions his other children: ‘Item it is my will and desire the residue of my estate, Personal not before mentioned, be equally divided between mychildren [ to wit ] John, James , Thomas, William, Bryant, Sarah Watts, and Enoch Foley to them and their heirs forever’ I have these names as the children of James and his first wife Mary. I only have Molly and Lettice as his children with Elizabeth.
The other problem is many researchers say Rev. Moses Foley Sr. b. abt. 1738 (married 1st Elizabeth Green 2nd. Rachel Watson/Austin)is also James’ son with Mary, but NO WHERE is he mentioned in the will.
Is this will for another James Foley? Can someone please reply and help me with this?