Last Will and Testament of Finlay McInnis
Know all men by these presents This thirty first (31st) day of January one thousand eight hundred and eighty four That I Finlay McInnis Farmer of Rustico Road Township Number twenty four in Queen’s County in Prince Edward Island, being of perfect mind and memory thanks to be given unto God therefore calling unto mind the mortality of the body knowing it is appointed unto all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament – That is to say I give and recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in descent Christian burial at the discretion of my family. And as touching my worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.
First I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved daughter Ann now living with me the farm I now live upon consisting of twenty five acres of land. Also all my personal effects consisting of stock implements, household furniture and all other goods and chattels which I may own and possess at my decease. To be possessed and occupied by her for her natural life – and at her death I bequeath and give the aforesaid farm on which I now live to my grandson, the son of my daughter Ann who is now living with me, names Alexander. Also all the goods and Chattels, my personal effects which may be then in and on the said farm or the proceeds of my present personal property ---
Also to my four daughters Mary; Christy; Margaret; and Jennet I give and bequeath the sum of eight dollars to be equally divided amongst the eight as follows, that is to say two dollars to Mary, two dollars to Christy, two dollars to Margaret, and two dollars to Jennet. The aforesaid sum of eight dollars to be paid out of my personal estate within 12 months after my decease.
I appoint and constitute make and ordain Donald McKay Esq. Of Oyster Bed Bridge and James Matheson of Brackly Point my sole executors of this my last Will and Testament all and lingular of my lands and messuages and personal property. And I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannul all and every other former testaments wills legacies bequests by me in any ways before named will’d and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and Testament.
In witness where of I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written.
Signed Sealed and delivered
in the presence of
Having first been read over before us
Finlay X McInnis
This will was proved on the 15th September 1885, on the oath of Joseph Doucette, a subscribing witness as certified by
Judge of Probate