Duncan McEwen – born 1827, died 13 December 1896
This information is complied from the notes of Andrew Brian Wendover MacEwen.
WILL OF DUNCAN MCEWEN
Dated 2 Apr. 1895 (recorded in Reg. of Probate, Ch'town, 10 Feb. 1897, 14:336)
Dominion of Canada
Province of Prince Edward Island
In the name of God, Amen
I Duncan McEwen of St. Peters Lake in the County of Kings Prince Edward Island being of sound memory and understanding do make public and declare this my last Will and testament hereby revoking all former wills. In the first place recommending my Soul to God who gave it.
I direct that after my death my body may be given a decent Christian burial at the discretion of my Executors and that immediately there-after my Executors do pay and discharge all my just debts and funeral expenses and as I am seized of an Estate in fee simple in and to one hundred and sixty two acres of land a little more or less inTownship (sic) No. 39 in the County of Kings I hereby authorize my Executors as follows:
That William D. my second eldest son is to have the household consisting of one hundred thirteen 113 acres a little more or less with the buildings thereon and together with all farming implements stock and movables - and that he must support his mother comfortably so long as she remains on the homestead. Also that Sarah my only living daugher so long as she remains single is to have a comfortable living on the homestead and that if she leave the homestead she is to have one hundred dollars in cash and bed and bedding.
I bequest that Artemas H. is to have the balance of my landed property consisting of 49 acres more or less.
Also that after my executors do discharge my legal debts that the balance remaining from money in Bank and claims which I hold shall be distributed as follows: that is to say that my son Davis is to receive two hundred dollars and that my son Alfred is to get two hundred dollars cash and that the balance remaining after the above claims are paid is to be placed in Savings Bank and the interest is to be drawn yearly by my wife for her use and benefit so long as she remains on the homestead or until her death. At her death the money can be drawn by my son Wm. for his use and benefit and if she leaves the homestead then one half the money thus placed in bank is to be paid to her and the balance to my son William.
And I do hereby nomimate constitute and appoint Wallace Anderson of Morell and Henry McEwen my brother Executors of this my last Will and testament. In witness thereof I the said Duncan McEwen have set my hand and seal to this my last will and testament at St. Peter's Lake in Prince Edward Island this the second day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety five.
Signed sealed and delivered by the Testor Duncan McEwen as and for his last will and testament in our presence and in the presence of each other and also in his presence and in the presence of each other at his request have subscribed our names as witnesses -
John G. Toombs