The Last Will and Testament of Angus McQueen (1809-1876, Orwell)
In the name of God Amen. The fourth of November one thousand eight hundred and seventy four. I Angus McQueen of Lot Fifty, Farmer being very sick, and weak of body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God. As touching such worldly effects wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life, I give, devise, and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.
First I give and bequeath to my beloved sons John, Donald, and Daniel, each twenty five cents and to my beloved Alexander one acre of land for building purposes not allowed to sell it. Also I give to beloved daughters Mary and Margaret each Seventeen dollars.
Also I give to my dearly beloved Wife Margaret one third of the crop and stock each year in succession during her lifetime provided with plenty fuel and two good rooms.
And lastly I give to my beloved son Angus the remainder of the land, house and stock, as this is my last will and testament. I appoint John MacDonald Port Selkirk to be my sole executor.
Signed Angus MacQueen
Signed and declared in the
presence of us the Subscribers.
Signed John MacQueen
This will was proved on the 14th January 1881, on the oath of John MacLeod, a subscribing witness.
Judge of Probate