The Last Will and Testament of Alexander McKay, (-1867, New London)
In the name of God Amen the seventeenth day of March One thousand eight hundred and sixty six.
I Alexander McKay of New London in Queens County Prince Edward Island (Farmer) being weak and infirm but of perfect mind and memory, and knowing that it is appointed unto all men 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 into the hands 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 Executor nothing doubting but at the general ? I shall receive the same again by the Almighty power of God, And touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life. I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form. viz That is I bequeath to my beloved Son John McKay, The farm that I now occupy comprising sixty acres of Leasehold land with all tenements and appurtenances thereunto belonging. Together, with all the stock and implements of husbandry including sleighs and waggons, subject nevertheless to the following conditions to be by the aforesaid John McKay to be kept and ? Viz That I shall be maintained by him during my life time And that if the said John McKay should die before me, That his Heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns are bound by these presents to fulfill all and singular in the foresaid Conditions to be by the aforesaid John McKay ? ? ? . I also appoint and constitute my beloved son John McKay sole Executor ratifying and confirming this my last will and testament in refference to the promises herein mentioned. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.
Alexander X McKay
Signed sealed published pronounced and
declared by the said Alexander McKay as his
last will and Testament in presence of us the
(sgn) Duncan McIntyre
This will was proved on the
6th February 1867, in the ? of
Alexander McLeod, a subscribing
witness before ? ,
was filed on the 28th February 1967
Charles ?, Judge of Probate