Will of John Webster, Sr, St. Peters Bay, Assistant Commissary
In the name of God, Amen. I, John Webster of St. Peters Bay, Prince Edward Island, Adjutant Commissary, being very sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given unto God. Calling into mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hand of Almighty God that gave it, and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my Executors, nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the almighty power of God and as touching such worldly property. Wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life, I give, demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form. First, I give and bequeath to my beloved granddaughter, Catherine Webster, Daughter of William Webster, my Son, my Bed, Bedstead Hangings and Bedclothes, Secondly, I give to my well beloved Grandson, William Webster, Son of William Webster, my Son, my watch. Thirdly, I give to my well beloved Grandson, Benjamin Webster, Son of said William Webster, my silver table spoon. Fourthly, I give to my well beloved Grandson, John Webster, son to the said William Webster, one coat and one waistcoat. Fifthly, I give to my well beloved Son, Thomas Webster, the sum of thirty seven seven pounds ten $ out of seventy five pounds due to me by the Heirs of John Webster Deceased for a house I sold him in Charlottetown. Sixthly, and Lastly, I give to my well beloved Son, William Webster, the remainder of the above debt due to me by the Heirs of John Webster, Deceased, whom I likewise constitute, make and ordain the sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament and the remainder of all debts due to me of whatsoever kind, and the remainder of whatsoever property I have and I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke and disannul all and every other former testaments, wills, legacies, bequests, and Executors by me in any wise beforenamed, willed, and bequested, ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof, I have unto set my hand and seal this first day of February in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirteen.
Signed, Sealed, published pronounced and
declared by the said John Webster as his
Last Will and Testament in the presence
of us who, in his presence and in the
presence of each other have hereto
subscribed our names …................
Compared with the Original Will. Probate granted
to William Webster the 14th May 1813 on the oath of
William Hughes, a Subscribing Witness.
Judge of Probate