In the name of God, Amen
I William Smith of Winslow Road Prince Edward Island, Farmer being in good health of body and of sound disposing mind and memory do make and declare this to be my last will and testament in manner following, that is to say: I order that all my just debts and funeral expenses be in the first place fully paid and satisfied. I give and bequeath to my Son James Smith all my interest in and to that leasehold farm, containing sixty four acres, situate lying and being on the Winslow Road aforesaid and now in my possession, and also all the residue and remainder of my xxxxxxx xxxxxxx ready money, effects and other my estate whatsoever, both real and personal, I give and bequeath the same and every part and parcel thereof unto my aforesaid Son James Smith for his own and sole use and benefit; excepting two cows and six sheep, which I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Smith and one shilling in money to each of my other sons William, Henry and Robert Smith. And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint the hon. George Coles and Thomas Preedy both of Charlottetown, Trustees, and Executors of this my will, hereby revoking and making void all former and other wills by me at any former time made, and declare this to be my last will and testament - ; provided always and notwithstanding I hereby make the estate herein willed chargeable for the maintenance both in food and maintenance, of my dear wife and other necessaries of comfort for and during the term of her natural life, which covenant I rely on my said Son James Smith to see duly performed, and in case of neglect in this respect, or his decease previous to that of my dear wife Elizabeth Smith, then I revoke this will, and give the whole bequest herein willed unto my dear wife Elizabeth Smith xxxxxxx sole benefit, use and disposal. In witness whereof I the said testator have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal this tenth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty eight, this X (mark of William Smith)(witness Thomas Preedy) signed sealed published and declared by the said William Smith as and for his last will and testament, in the presence of us who have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto in his presence, and in the presence of each other
Signature of Thomas Preedy of Charlottetown
Frances Preedy, Charlottetown
and Jas Coles
The herein will being presented for Probate, Frances Preedy, one of the witnesses thereto, made oath that xxx was present and did see William Smith the testator set and affix his mark thereto, and xxx xxx publish and declare the xxx and in his last will and testament, and that when he so did was of sound disposing mind and memory according to this Deponent’s best discerning and that the xxx he’s xxx as Witness thereto in the said Testator’s presence and that Jas Coles also subscribed his name as witness thereto at the same time.
Sworn at Chambers this 15th January, 1850
Before me x Hodgins, xxx xxx of probates.
Inventory of effects at the late William Smith, Winslow Road, taken by George Coles Dec~ the 30th 1849.
Cash in hand Nineteen pounds, four head of Cattle, three Horses, seventeen Sheep, one plough, one harrow, two Carts, on Jaunting Sleigh, one Wagon, 1 set of gig Harnesses, one set of Cart Harnesses and traces, one Wood Sleigh, one Roller, three Pigs, a quantity of Wheat, Barley, and Oats in the Straws in the Barn and in a barrack, about six tones of hay in a barrack, and in a hay House three tons, about fifty bushels of Potatoes in Cellar and a variety of Farming utensils. One Feather bed and bedding, one Clock, two Watches and sundry household furniture.
Rent to Mr. Hodges
Mr. G. Coles, Rustico Road
Mr. Jas. Matthews
Mr. Potts – balance for Medical Attendance
Mr. Geo Coles Ch’town