Will of Mary Ramsay [nee Cole] widow of Neil Ramsay of Oyster Cove, PEI, dated 4th April 1826; probate granted 6th February 1833. Transcribed by Ann Smith from: R.G. 6.2, Series 1. Probate Court Register of Wills, 1807-1920, Vol.2, p. 232-234, Prince Edward Island Public Archives and Records Office.
I, Mary Ramsay Relict of the deceased Niel [sic] Ramsay of Prince County in the Island of Prince Edward, being at present in sound mind memory and judgment, but considering the certainty of Death, and the uncertainty of the time and manner thereof, in order to prevent all disputes which might hereafter arise touching and concerning my worldly property Do make my last Will and Testament as follows vizt - First I leave and bequeath to my eldest son John the sum of One shilling, to my second son Dugald the sum of One shilling, to my third son George the sum of One shilling, to my fourth son Edward the sum of One shilling, to my eldest Daughter Mary Hardie the Sum of One shilling, to my second daughter Jane Craig the sum of One shilling. Secondly I hereby give and bequeath unto my sons Donald and Benjamin Ramsay all the property both heritable and moveable, of whatsoever the same may consist, which I am at present possessed of or to which I am entitled, or to which I may hereafter be entitled by deed, gift, dower, grant or otherwise, and all and singular thing or things of which I may be legally possessed or to which I may thereafter be entitled to as heir at Law or in any other way whatsoever, to be equally divided between the said Donald and Benjamin Ramsay by my executors herein after mentioned With the exception of one undivided third part of Pasture Lots in Prince Town Royalty known and distinguished by Numbers one hundred and thirty four (134) and one hundred and thirty six (136) which I leave and bequeath to my fifth son Neil Ramsay with the burden always of paying my just and lawful debts and funeral charges, and with the necessary expences touching and concerning the premises Thirdly I hereby nominate, Constitute and appoint James Townsend Esquire of Park Corner, and Edward Ramsay Senr of Oyster Cove Farmer both of the said Island of Prince Edward Executors of this my last Will and Testament, Hereby requiring my said Executors or the survivor of them within eighteen months after my decease, to make, do, give and grant all such legal title to the property before bequeathed to the said Donald and Benjamin Ramsay and Neil Ramsay, and all singular thing and things to do as are competent for Executors by Law to execute at the proper Cost and charges of them the said Donald, Benjamin and Neil Ramsay Lastly I hereby revoke, disallow, and disanull all former Wills and Testaments, and declare this to be my only Last Will and Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at Oyster Cove this fourth day of April in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty six.
Signed, sealed, published, Pronounced and Declared by the said Mary Ramsay to be her Last Will and Testament in presence of the Subscribing witnesses, who in the presence of
each other have hereunto set
their names –
X her mark
John Sinclair [signed as J John Sen Sinclar]
John Ramsay Junr
Probate granted to Donald Ramsay and Benjamin Ramsay sons of the Testatrix within Probate granted to Donald named the Executors having died before proof of Will Proved 6th February 1833 By John Sinclair a subscribing Witness. Probate dated same day.