Last Will and Testament of James Lefurgey (ca 1828-1903, Tryon)
This Instrument Witnesseth that I James Lefurgey of Tryon in Prince County in the Province of Prince Edward Island, Farmer, being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, do make publish and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making null and void all former Last Wills and Testaments, and writings in the nature of Last Wills and Testaments, by me heretofore made.
My Will is first that my funeral charges and just debts, shall be paid by my Executor hereinafter named.
The residue of my Estate and Property which shall not be required for the payment of my just debts, funeral charges and the expense attending the execution of this my Last Will, and the Administration of my Estate. I give and devise and dispose thereof as follows. To wit:
I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, Jane O. Lefurgey, a good sufficient and comfortable living at my homestead where I now reside, sitting room and bedroom on the east side of my dwelling house for her own exclusive use during her life, sufficient fuel prepared for the stoves, when required, and a horse carriage or sleigh when she requests the same, and also to be provided with food, clothing, support and lodging during her life in a good, wholesome, comfortable and liberal manner according to her condition and circumstances of life, also medical and other necessary attendance nursing and washing in health and in sickness as her age and health shall require, and at her death to be given a decent Christian burial. And it is my Will that at any time my said wife shall be dissatisfied with the treatment she receives at home, it shall and may be lawful for her to reside elsewhere and to be paid the sum of One Hundred Dollars in half-yearly payments during the remainder of her life, and to leave her bed, bedding and bedroom furniture at her own disposal all and singular the foregoing provision made for my said beloved wife to be supplied and furnished and paid from time to time by my son-in-law Nathaniel Boulter and his said wife Jane Boulter hereinafter named, and the survivors of them.
I give and bequeath to my son-in-law Henry H. Malone and his wife Henrietta Malone the property they at present occupy situate at Tryon aforesaid on Township Number Twenty eight in said Island comprising four acres of land that I purchased from William Pooley, and the buildings thereon, to have and to hold the same unto the said Henry H. Malone and Henrietta, his wife during their lives, and the life of the survivors of them, then to their children them surviving. I also give and bequeath unto my daughter the said Henrietta Malone the sum of Three Hundred Dollars to be paid to her in instalments of twenty dollars a year commencing one year after my death, by the said Nathaniel Boulter and Jane his wife.
I give and devise to my granddaughter Gertrude Harvey the sum of One Hundred Dollars to be paid to her when she becomes of the age of Twenty One years, or sooner if she marries to be paid by the said Nathaniel Boulter and Jane his wife.
I give and devise to my grandson Norman Boulter, sixteen acres of land situate on said Lot or Township Number Twenty Eight bounded west by the road leading to Victoria, East by land in the possession of John B. Lea, North by Jack Lea’s land and South by my homestead farm to have and to hold the same unto said Norman Boulter from and after he becomes of the age of twenty one years, and his heirs and assigns forever; but until he becomes of age to be held and enjoyed by his father and mother the said Nathaniel Boulter and Jane his wife.
I give and bequeath to my said son-in-law Nathaniel Boulter and Jane his wife the farm I at present occupy, situate the said Township, bounded on the North by the road leading to the shore and the sixteen acres of land herein before willed to Norman Boulter, East by John B. Lea’s land, West by land in the possession of Mrs. Boulter, and South by Bruce Dawson’s land containing seventy three acres of land, and the buildings thereon together with all me real and personal property and effects of which I may be seized and possessed at the time of my death not herein otherwise willed and disposed of to have and to hold the same unto the said Nathaniel Boulter and my daughter Jane his wife as joint tenants during their lives and the survivors of them, then to their son James Boulter his heirs and assigns forever, but subject always nevertheless to the maintenance and provision herein before made for my said beloved wife Jane O. Lefurgey, also the payment of the Legacies to my daughter Henrietta Malone and Gertrude Harvey, all of which shall be a lien and charge on said property until fully satisfied, performed and paid.
And I do nominate and appoint my said son-in-law Nathaniel Boulter and my nephew Webster Boulter to be Executors of this my Last Will and Testament.
In witness whereof I the said James Lefurgey have hereunto set my hand and seal this Sixteen day of March in the year of our Lord One Thousand, eight hundred and ninety seven.
(Signed) Henry Wadman
Signed, sealed, pronounced, published and declared by the said
James Lefurgey, to be his Last Will and Testament in presence
Of us, who at his request and in his presence and in the presence
Of each other, have set our names as witnesses.
(signed) James Lefurgey
(Signed) Theo. McKinnon
This will was proved on the 20th day of March 1903 on the oath of Henry Wadman Esq., one of the witnesses thereto before commissioned and Oliver B. Wadman Esq., and was dated and registered on the 25th day of March 1903 and Probate granted the same day to both executors named therein.