Will of Angus McEachern, West River, Lot 31 - Will #218
Dated Sept. 27, 1868 - Proved Nov. 11, 1871
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Note: For clarity, some punctuation has been added.-jld.
For the name of God Amen.
This is the last Will and Testament of me, Angus McEachern of West River, Lot 31, Farmer, being weak in health, but of sound mind, memory, and understanding, thanks be to God for the same, but considering the uncertainty of this life, do make, publish, and declare, this personal writing as and for my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all and any other formal will or wills I may have made, that is to say, whereas I am now seized and possessed of a valuable farm of freehold land at West River aforesaid, on which I now reside, containing two hundred acres, more or less, with all the farming implements, farm stock and other personal property thereon, and also a tract of land containing about two hundred acres, more or less, also on Lot 31, near a place known as Brienís Cross. Now I hereby give, devise, and bequeath, to George McEachern my son, subject to the legacies and bequests and charged with the due payment of all the sums of money and all other charges hereinafter mentioned and contained; all and singular my said farm of land on West River on which I now reside aforesaid, with the right and appertenances thereto belonginhg, and also all the farm stock, farming implements thereto belonging, stock, crop and household furniture and all other personal property in or about the premises. To hold to him the said George McEachern their heirs and assigns for ever, charged with, and subject to, the payment of the following legacies and sums of money and charges. Viz. I give and bequeath to Flora McEachern my daughter, twenty pounds, and to Sarah Mary, Ellen and Catherine the sum of ten pounds cash, being in all the sum of sixty pounds, also to my daughter Margaret the sum of ten pounds, or if she chooses to leave the said homestead to receive ten pounds per annum. And I also order and direct that they my said daughters shall have at all times suitable and sufficient maintenance and support on the said farm so long as they think fit to remain on the said premises.
Then I give and bequeath unto my sons Archibald and William, my farm of wood land near Brienís Cross, Lot 31, aforesaid to be equally divided between them which will be one hundred acres each, with all the privileges thereto belonging.
Will #218......Angus McEachern..... Page 2 ......West River, Lot 31
And I? all? direct that my beloved wife, Mary Boyle, shall be suitably and comfortably maintained, and if she choose to leave the homestead, to have her legal claim on the property.
And I do further order that my son Alexander shall be paid from the homestead the sum of twenty pounds, payable first of September 1871, and also to be paid to my sons Hugh and Donald the sum of Twenty shillings each, and I hereby direct that Revíd. William Ross shall be paid the sum of five pounds from the homestead by my son George. And that Ann Bard?? shall receive from my son George two good Ewe sheep.
And I will order and direct that all my personal property shall by charged with the payment of all my just debts and funeral expenses.
And I hereby nominate and appoint Thomas Wright, Donald Lamont and Donald Farquharson, all of West River, Executors of this my last Will and Testament.
In witness whereof I the said Testator have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty seventh day of September, one thousand eight hundred and sixty eight.
Signed, sealed and published and delivered by the said Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in presence of us, who in his presence and in the presence of one another and then and at his request have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
sg. Angus "X" McEachern
sg. Donald Farquharson
This will was proved on 11th November 1871, on the oath of Donald Farquharson as subscribing Witness.
Judge of Probate