Last Will and Testament of Thomas Machon (1807-1893), Murray Harbour, P.E.I.
Provincial archives of P.E.I. Liber 13, Folio 373-374; proved 2 June 1893.
I, Thomas Machon, of Murray Harbour South in Kings County in the Province of Prince Edward Island, farmer, being mindful of my mortality knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make this my last will and testament in manner following.
First, I give and devise unto my son Henry Machon all that my messuages land tenements and hereditaments with the appurtenances situate lying and being at Murray Harbour South in Kings County in the Province of Prince Edward Island containing about ninety-five (95) acres of land a little more or less being the property in which I now reside. To have and to hold, subject nevertheless to and charged and chargeable with the annuity or yearly sum of thirty six dollars hereinafter mentioned to him the said Henry Machon his Heirs and assigns forever.
And I do hereby give and devise and bequeath unto my daughter, Mary Machon, and her assigns the yearly sum of thirty six dollars of lawful money of the Dominion of Canada each and every year during the term of her natural life to be issuing and payable out to fhe said messuages land and tenements and payable by yearly payments the first of such payments to become due and made on the first day of December first and next after my decease And on the first day of December in every year thereafter during the life time of my said daughter. And I do herby charge and subject the said messuage land and tenements to and with the payment of the said annuity or yearly sum of thirty six dollars accordingly. And my will is that in case a full year should elapse from the time of my death until the foresaid first of December first and next after my decease, then the said first payment of the said annuity or yearly sum shall be paid for the fractional part of the year unexpired at the like rate of thirty six dollars a year.
Also, I will and ordain that in case my said son Henry Machon or his Heirs or assigns shall find it inconvenient or impossible to pay the said Annuity or yearly sum of thirty six dollars in cash, then the said Mary Machon shall be obliged to receive payment of the said annuity or yearly sum of thirty six dollars in agricultural produce of marketable quality at cash market prices.
All my personal Estate,whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature kind and quality soever the same may be after payment of my debts and funeral expenses, I do give and bequeath unto my said son Henry Machon, his Executors, Administrators and assigns to and for his and their own use and benefit absolutely.
I do hereby constitute and appoint my said son, Henry Machon, and my son, John Machon of Murray Harbour South, Executors of this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal and declare this to be my last will and testament in the presence of the witnesses named below this twenty ninth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty five. Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Thomas Machon as and for his last Will and Testament in presence of us, who at his request, and in his presence and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto. Signed: Thomas Machon. Witnesses signed: John Machon and Joseph Brooks.