The Last Will and Testament of Michael Dalton (-1864, Fort Augustus)
In the Name of God Amen
I Michael Dalton of Fort Augustus in Prince Edward Island, farmer, Being weak in health but of sound memory and understnding, do make, publish, and declare these presents as and for my last will and testament.
In the first place, I bequeath to my wife, Mary Dalton, my farm of land at Fort Augustus, aforesaid, with all houses and buildings thereon erected on said farm of land comprising 100 acres, a little more or less, and together, whereunto, I bequeath to her, my said wife, all of my crop, stock, goods, and chattels of which I am or might hereafter have become possessed subject, nevertheless, to the following provisions;
That is to say, that the western 50 acres of my said farm be given free and clear of all incumbrances to my oldest son, William Dalton, on his coming to the age of 21 years.
That my son James Dalton get his proper clothing maintenance and education till he be able to be apprenticed to some eligible trade or calling.
And that the sum of 5 pounds or a cow of that value be given to each of my three daughters, Mary, Catherine, and Margaret ----- on thier coming to the age of 21 years as aforesaid. Besides getting their proper care and maintenance during their minority from off my said property.
And all my lawful debts paid therefrom. I constitute and appoint James Power Sr., to be my sole executor and hereby ratifying these presents, publishing and declaring the same to be my last will and testament, revoking all or any other, I hereunto set my hand and seal this sixth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty four. 1864.
His Michael X Dalton Mark
signed, sealed, executed, delared, and delivered being truly read in the presence of:
Roderick Hughes James Power
As retrieved during the month of July, 1986, from Book 10, Page 85, of wills and assignments in the court house of Charlottetown, Queens Co., P.E.I., Canada, where it was filed the 30th day of November 1880