The Last Will and Testament of Farquhar Beaton (1815-1890, Rennie's Road)Liber 12 Folio 465
I, Farquhar Beaton of Rennie's Road, Lot (23) Twenty Three in Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Dominion of Canada, being through the Goodness of Almighty God of sound mind and memory; but being aware of the uncertainty of human life do make, devise and declare this my Last Will and Testament that is to say; First I recommend my soul to God who gave it.
With respect to my worldly estate, I give, bequeath and dispose of it in the following manner. First, I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, the half of my stock - the said stock consisting of two horses, six cows, three calves, twelve sheep and eight pigs.
Second, I give and bequeath to my son John, my farm on Rennie's Road consisting of seventy eight acres with all the buildings thereon and appurtainces, pertaining thereto, also my farm on the Malpeque Road consisting of fifty acres more or less. Also the other half of the stock mentioned above and the share, namely half the stock, bequeathed to my wife, at her decease, the said John to support his mother if she survives me.
Lastly I nominate and appoint my friends Lawrence Buchanan and Patrick Hughes as the Executors of this my Last Will and Testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eighteenth day of February, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-seven.
Farquhar X Beaton
The above instrument consisting of one page was now hereto subscribed by Farquhar Beaton, the testator, in presence of each of us, and was at the same time declared by him to be his last will and testament, and we at his request sign our names hereto as attesting witnesses.
Signed, sealed and delivered this 18th day of February, A.D. 1887
Witnesses: (Signed) Ewen McLeod)
( " ) John Waye )
This will was proved
on the 12th October, 1890
by the oath of John Waye
"A subscribing witness, and on the same day Probate was granted to Patrick Hughes, power being reserved to grant same to the other Executor when required as certified by Charles Young, Judge of Probate".