The Will of John Jardine Webster (-1871, Charlottetown)
Liber 8 Folio 259
This testament witnesseth that I John Jardine Webster of Charlottetown in Prince Edward Island, being of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding so make publish and declare this to be my last will and Testament; hereby revoking and making null and void all former last wills and Testaments, and writings in the nature of last wills and Testament by me here before made.
My Will is first - that my funeral Charges and just debts shall be paid by my Executor hereinafter named.
The residue of my Estate and Property which shall not be required for the payment of my just debts, funeral charges and the expense attending the Execution of this my will and Administration of My Estate I give devise and dispose there of as follows, to Will -
I give and devise to my Father Theophilus Webster the farm that he at present occupies containing Fifty Seven acres of land in Township Number Forty in the said Island, and all the appurtenances thereto belonging to have and to hold the same unto the said Theophilus Webster, his heirs and assigns for ever and also one hundred Pounds Currency of the said Island to be paid to him out of my Property by my Executor hereinafter named in three months after my decease.
I give and bequeath to my mother Margaret Webster, One hundred Pounds lawful money of the said Island to be paid to her out of my property in three months after my decease by my Executor hereinafter named.
I give and devised to my Brother Arthur Webster, One hundred Pounds lawful money of this said Island out of my property in three months after my decease by my Executor hereinafter named.
I give and devised to my Brother Horatio Webster, Twenty one acres of land situate on said Township number Forty being part of the Indian Reserve: also one hundred pounds lawful money of the said Island to be pad to him out of my Estate by my Executors hereinafter named in six months after my decease to have to hold the said Land and premises unto the said Horatio Webster his heirs and assigns for ever.
I give and devise to my Brother Richard Webster now residing in California one hundred Pounds Current money of the said Island and also Fifty Pounds Currency to his infant son, to be paid to the said Richard Webster as soon as Practicable after my decease, and it is my will that my Brother Richard Webster shall have the Fifty Pounds hereinafter willed to the said infant son placed to Interest and until the said Infant son becomes lawful age and then to pay it to him with the Interest accumulated.
I give and devised to my sister Susan Webster Two Hundred and fifty Pounds Current money in the said Island to be paid to her out of my Estate by my Executor hereinafter named.
I give to my sister Margaret Webster one hundred Pounds Currency to be paid to her out of my Estate by my Executor hereinafter named.
I give to my sister Allise Webster one Hundred Pounds Currency to be paid to her out of my Estate by my Executor hereinafter named.
I give to my sister Selina Webster one Hundred Pounds Currency to be paid to her out of my Estate by my Executor hereinafter named.
And it is my will that my Executor hereinafter named shall put the amount hereinafter willed to my four sister to Interest and pay the proceeds to them when he deems most advisable.
And it is my will that my Executor hereinafter named shall collect all debts due to me, and dispose of all my personal effects as he may consider proper, and expedient, and after paying all the Legacies hereinafter devised to divide the Surplus (If any) equally among his said Father, Brothers and Sisters and I do nominate and appoint Henry Wadman of Charlottetown for said to be the sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament.
Witnessing whereof I the said John J Webster have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal this Sixteenth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy one.
John J. Webster
Signed, sealed and declared by the said John J Webster to be his last Will and Testament in presence of us, who at his request and in his presence have set our names as witness hereto in the presence of each other.
William Bowley Howat
In the Probate Court
34 Vic A.D 1871
P.E. Island LS
The foregoing will having been presented for Probate George Webster of Charlottetown in said Island Carfeuter,(??), one of the subscribing witness thereto made oath that he was present and did see the Testator John J. Webster sign his name and affix his seal thereto and heard him publish and declare the same, as and for his last Will and Testament that when Testator so did he was of sound desponding mind and memory according to the deponents best discerning. That he subscribed his name as a witness, thereto in the presence of Testator and that William Bowley Howat subscribed his name as a witness thereto as the some time.
Sworn to at Chambers
This Eight day of February AD 1871, Before Me.
Judge of Probate