LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF DONALD MCINNIS
In the name of God, Amen,
I Donald McInnis of Township No. Fourteen (14) on my bed of sickness (but sound mind and memory) wishing to regulate my wordly business to make the following decisions of my property.
I will and bequeath unto my dear wife Sarah her heirs and assigns forever All that part or parcel of land commencing at the main Road. And following the road binding to Alen McLean’s until it comes to the land occupied at present by John Plesid (with the exception of one acre at the main Road next to John McLellan line) from thence to take the whole front ( two chains) a little more or less until it comes to the Saw pit and from thence to take four chains front to the rear on the north side together with the buildings and moveable property thereon during her lifetime. After her death the above named property is to be my son Major’s.
I will and bequeath unto my son Dougald his heirs and assigns forever all that piece or parcel of land commencing at the saw pit, to take six chains front to rear on the south side. I also bequeath unto him the horse that is now on the farm rising seven years, one cow, four sheep, the cooking stove that is on the house at present and half the possession of the marsh on Hog Island ------- one horse on the farm rising 4 years now on the farm.
I will and bequeath unto my son Archibald his heirs and assigns one cow, four sheep and half the possession of the marsh on Hog Island.
I will and bequeath unto my son Augustine his heirs and assigns all that piece or parcel of land that is below the main road, and is also all that is lying between the road leading to Alen McLean’s and the mill pond, together with one acre at the main Road next to John McLellan’s line.
I particularly request that my sons Augustine and Dugald will assist to pay the debts that are on the property.
I will and bequeath unto my daughter Margaret one cow and three sheep. It is also my wish and desire that the other girls will be treated like the one that is already married. It is also my wish that those of my children that are to get the cattle and sheep are not to get them only as such time as my dear wife Sarah will see that she can spare them without an injury to herself or her property.
It is my wish likewise that my son Dugald will stay on the farm for at least three years.
Signed under my hand and sealed this fourteenth day of November one thousand eight hundred and sixty one.
(sgd) Donald McInnis
This will was proved on 27 Feb 1861 on the oath of William McDonald a subscribing witness and on the same day ? of Administration ? was granted to the widow and sons of the said McInnis. [I know there is a problem with dates, but this is how it was dated]
C. Young, Judge of Probate