The Last Will and Testament of John Finlayson (-1884, Morell)
Series 1, Probate Court, Liber 10, Folio 591-592. It is as follows:
I, John Finlayson, of Morell in Kings County, Prince Edward Island, farmer, being weak in body but in perfect mind and memory calleth to mind that it is appointed for all men to die, and after that the judgement Doeth make this my last will and testament; First of all I commend my soul to God who gave it. My body I commit to the dust, to be buried in a decent christian manner. My farm now in my possession, containing one hundred acres of land, I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Flora Finlayson, with three cows and all farming implements and household furniture. My farm on the east side of Morell River, containing fifty acres of land, I give and bequeath to my beloved son Peter Finlayson, he paying the balance that is to be paid of the purchase money, my wife or her heirs to pay my son Peter thirty dollars in labor, from time to time as they can. To my son Eben Finlayson I give and bequeath the sum of one dollar, and to my son John the sum of one dollar, and to my son Malcolm the sum of one dollar, and to my son Johnny Allen the sum of one dollar, and to my daughter Mary the sum of one dollar, and to my daughter Sarah, the sum of one dollar, and to my daughter Margaret the sum of one dollar. In witness whereof I set my hand and affix my seal this Fourteenth day of February in the year of our Lord One Thousand eight hundred and eighty.
(Signed) James L. Craam
(Signed) John X Finlayson
I furthermore apoint Malcolm McDonald James Craam and Donald McDonald Executors to this my last Will and Testament.
John X Finlayson
This will was proved on the 7th February 1884 on the oath of Donald McDonald a subscribing witness before Comr Lewis, and was filed and registered on the 12th February 1884
Judge of Probate