The Last Will and Testament of Hugh MacLeod Sr. (1771-1845, New London, Lot 21)
Obtained from Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island Probate Division Liber 5, Folios 374-375
In the name of God, Amen, I Hugh MacLeod the Elder of Township Number twenty one (21) in Queens County, in Prince Edward Island being weak in body though of sound mind Memory and understanding praised be the Lord, Do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following: I give and devise to my dear Wife one cow and one third of whatever Sheep may be on the Farm at the time of my decease, together with my bed and beding, I give and devise my leasehold farm of Fifty acres of land, situate on Township Number Twenty one (21) and the unexpired term of years therein granted by the late John Cambridge Esq. deceased to my two Sons George and Angus, to hold with all and singular the appurtenances to them their respective Executors Administrators and Assigns severally as tennents in common for the …(illeg) and unexpired term of years so granted, subject to the payment of the rent reserved in the lease thereof and whereas I have already given and granted to my said sons George and Angus, my Farm of forty seven and a quarter acres situate on Township Number Twenty one (21) as particularly described in a certain Deed of Conveyance bearing date the fifth day of July 1842, my will and desire is that my said sons George and Angus do to the best of their power keep and provide for my two infant sons James and Hugh during their minority, provided they remain with them the said George and Angus and assist in the cultivation of the said farm, and also to render them such further assistance as they the said George and Angus may have it in their power to do, And also that they the said George and Angus will keep and provide my said wife Nancy with all things needful for her support and mentainance, during her widowhood agreeable to the conditions expressed in said Deed of Conveyance, And lastly I give and devise to my said sons George and Angus all and singular my stock and farming implements and other my real and personal Effects undisposed of by me at the time of my decease, over and above the bequeaths hereinbefore made, whereas I also appoint Executors of this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all other Wills.
Dated the Tenth day of February A.D. 1843
Signed, Sealed, Published and declaredby the said Testator in our presence
his last Will and Testament, who at
his request in his presence and in the
presence of each other have subscribed
our names as Witnesses thereto the
same having been first read and explained.
Hugh MacLeod Sen ‘r
and X mark
The within will being presented for Probate James Pidgeon one of the Witnesses thereto made oath that he was present and did see Hugh McLeod the Testator put and affix his mark thereto and that sealed and delivered the same in his presence and also declared the same as and for his last Will and Testament and that when he so did he was of sound disposing mind and memory according to this deponent’s best discerning and that he set and subscribed his name as a Witness thereto in the said Testators presence and James Campbell and Reid also set and subscribed their names as Witnesses thereto at the same time.
Sworn at Chambers
In Charlottetown this
14th day of January
1845 Before me
illegible signature(possibly R. Hodgson?)
Surrogate & Judge