Will of Duncan McPhee, Riverdale, Lot 30, PEI (1829-1908)


Will of Duncan McPhee, Riverdale, Lot 30, PEI
February 20, 1829 - September 10, 1908
Liber 17, Folio 459
Will Made August 18, 1905 - filed October 9, 1908

Judy A. (MacPhee) LeDrew - bpatch222@gmail.com

Note: Duncan MacPhee is my great-grandfather. His son Angus was my grandfather, Angus’ son Arthur G. MacPhee was my father.

Duncan’s youngest son Alexander, age 19, unmarried, died of TB just 3 months after Duncan’s death. Alexander died December 8, 1908.

This is the Last Will and Testament of one Duncan McPhee of Riverdale in Queens County in the Province of Prince Edward Island. In the first place I direct that all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses be fully paid by my Executors hereinafter named with all convenient speed after my decease.

I give and bequeath to my youngest son Alexander Goodwill when he shall become of age, fifty acres of land adjoining the homestead, said fifty acres of land being the farm purchased by me from the late James Palmer. And also when my son Alexander Goodwill shall enter into possession of the said farm he shall receive out of the stock upon the homestead one horse and two cows. And my son Alexander Goodwill shall also have the use of the farm implements now upon the homestead as he may require them for the working of this aforesaid farm.

The remainder of the stock together with all my other personal property I hereby give and bequeath to my son John Malcolm. I also give and bequeath to my son John Malcolm the homestead upon which I now reside consisting of sixty acres of land.

I further direct that my beloved wife Margaret shall have a home with my son John Malcolm and be provided for as she has been during my lifetime, and she shall have the use of a horse and carriage whenever she may require it. And should any disagreement arise at any time between my said wife Margaret and my son John Malcolm and she should leave the home then my son John Malcolm shall pay her sum of sixty dollars yearly during her lifetime.

My unmarried daughters Mary, Flora Ellen, Martha and Rebecca shall also each have a home with my son John Malcolm and in the event of their marriage they shall each receive from my son John Malcolm a portion equal to that which my daughters already married have received.

My son Angus has already received from me his just share of my estate.

And I hereby appoint John McFadyen of Riverdale and Jacob Inman of Argyle Shore in Queens county Executors of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore made.

In witness whereoff I have set my hand this eighteenth day of August A.D. 1905.

signed by the said Testator as his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us, present at the same time who in the presence of each other at his request have subscribed our names as witnesses.

Duncan "X" McPhee
his mark

Cyrus W. Crosby
Lauchlin McEachern

The within and annexed Will of Duncan McPhee late of Riverdale in Queen’s County, Farmer, deceased, having been presented for Probate, Cyrus W. Crosby, one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, made oath that he was present and did see the said Testator sign his name thereto by making his mark, and heard him publish and declare the same as and for his last Will and Testament, that when Testator so did, he was of sound disposing mind and memory according to this Deponent’s best discerning, that he set and subscribed his name as a Witness thereto in the presence of the said Testator , and that Lauchlin McEachern (since deceased) set and subscribed his name as a Witness thereto at the same time.

Sworn at Chambers in Charlottetown Queen’s County this 9th day of October A.D. 1908 before me.

signed - Cyrus W. Crosby

John G. J. Weldon
Commissioner

 

Inventory re Estate of Duncan McPhee, late of Riverdale in Queen’s County
Farmer, Deceased, Testate
#874 - In the Probate Court - Filed October 20, 1908

Canada
Province of Prince Edward Island
In the Probate Court
8th Edward VII ?? A.D. 1908

In Re Estate of Duncan McPhee late of Riverdale in Queens County in said Province, Farmer, deceased, Testate.

Inventory of Property of Deceased

Real Estate

 

110 Acres land situate in Riverdale aforesaid Value say

$1,500.00

Personalty

 

4 Horses $275.00; 15 Head Cattle $225.00

$500.00

15 Sheep $45.00; 4 Pigs $45.00

$90.00

Farming Implements $310.00; Household Furniture say $50.00

$360.00

Total

$2,450.00

The property of deceased passes by his Will to his son John Malcolm McPhee of Riverdale aforesaid Farmer, aged about 24 years. Subject to the keep and maintenance of deceased wife Margaret McPhee of the same place , Widow, aged about 60 years. And to his son Alexander Goodwill McPhee of the same place , Farmer, aged about 19 years, subject to a home with above named John Malcolm McPhee for his four daughters .

The Testator died on the 10th September A.D. 1908.

signed - John McFadyen

Canada
Province of Prince Edward Island
1908

In the Probate Court
8th Edward VII?? A.D.

In Re Estate of Duncan McPhee late of Riverdale in Queens County in said Province, Farmer, deceased, Testate.......

I John McFadyen of Riverdale in Queen’s County aforesaid, one of the Executors of the Estate of Duncan McPhee the above named deceased, make oath and say: that the above Statement contains a true Inventory of the whole Estate of the said deceased and the names of the several persons to whom the Estate passes by Will of deceased, to the best of my knowledge, information, and belief.

Sworn at Chambers in Charlottetown in
Queen’s County this 20th day of October
A.D. 1908 before me
signed - John McFadyen


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