Last Will and Testament of Daniel Machon (1798-1876), Murray Harbour, P.E.I.
Provincial Archives P.E.I. Register of Wills, Vol. 9, pg. 186-187; will probated 16 Aug. 1876.
In the name of God Amen. I Daniel Machon of Murray Harbour, Farmer, being in perfect health of body and of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God calling into mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and Testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul unto the Hand of Almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in decent christian burial at the discretion of my executors nothing doubting but at the general Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God. And as touching such worldy estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life, I give and demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.
First I give and bequeath unto my beloved son William all and singular my lands, messuages and tenements by him freely to be possessed and enjoyed nevertheless he shall be liable to support my beloved wife Elizabeth during the term of her natural life and to provide her with every reasonable necessary including food, roument and medical aid if required and he shall be subject to pay all expenses incurred for such provisions.
Secondly and for the due performance of this my last will and Testament I constitute make and ordain my trusty friend John Brooks my sole Executor hereby ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and Testament.
In witness where of I have hereunto set my hand and seal this seventeenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy one. Signed sealed published pronounced and declared by the said Daniel Machon as his last will and Testament in the presence of us who, in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names. Signed: Daniel Machon.
Witnesses signed: John Brooks, Senr., and Henry Brooks.
This will was proved on the 16 August 1876 on the oath of John Brooks, subscribing witness before Comissioner Kiely, Charles Young, Judge of Probates