The Will of Donald Dogherty (-1871, Lot 51)
In the name of God Amen
I Donald Dogherty of Seal River in the Township of Fifty one Queens County, Prince Edward Island Farmer, being of sound memory and, understanding do make, and publish, this my last Will and Testament: in manner following: that is to say:
(1st) I give and bequeath to my son John Dogherty the sum of Twenty Shillings.
(2nd) I give and bequeath to my son Donald Dogherty the sum of Two Shillings.
(3rd) I give and bequeath to my Son Murdock Dogherty the sum of Two Shillings.
(4th) I give and bequeath to my Daughter Mary wife of Michael Chisholm the sum of Two Shillings.
(5th) I give and bequeath to my Daughter Sarrah wife of John Fraser the sum of Two Shillings.
(6th) I give and bequeath to my Daughter Margaret wife of John Beaton the sum of Two Shillings.
(7th) I give and bequeath to my Grand son Donald Fraser, One Brown Foal now in my stable or in lieu thereof when the said Donald Fraser will become of age the sum of Twenty Pounds and all my wearing apparel and bedding for one bed, and also recommend my son Angus Dogherty if he settles on the Island to give him One Cow and two sheep, and should the said Donald Fraser choose to serve his time to a Trade, That my said son Angus Dogherty give some assistance for Clothing, say one working suit per year during his apprenticeship.
(8th) I give bequeath and devise to my dutiful Son Angus Dogherty all the rest and residue of my real and personal property after first paying within one year after my decease the said several sums herein mentioned to have and to hold the same to the said Angus Dogherty his heirs and assigns; the Farm consisting of (72) Seventy two Acres with the Marsh thereto attached being leasehold (an whereon I now live) with all and singular the previlages and appurtenances thereunto belonging.
(9th) and lastly, I do hereby nominate and appoint my two sons John Dogherty and Angus Dogherty executors of this my last Will and Testament.
In witness I the said Donald Dogherty have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and seal this Thirteenth day of January in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and Seventy one.
Signed, sealed published and )
delared by the said Donald )
Dogherty as and for his last Will )
and Testament in the presence )
of us who have at his request )
hereunto subscribed our names )
as witnesses thereunto in the presence)
the said Testator and of )
each other (the same having )
been first read and explained, )
(Signed) Donald McLeod Witness )
Thomas W. Beers Witness )
John Docherty Witness )
Donald X Dogherty (LS)