Will of James Reid of Lot 4
Liber 7 Folio 169
This is the last will and Testament of me James Reid of Cascumpec in Prince County Prince Edward Island Merchant.
I give devise and bequeath all and singular the Freehold and Freehold property goods Chattals and effects Book and other debts and notes of hand of which I now am possessed of or entitled to or which I may be [illegible] of or entitled to at the time of my decease except as herein after mentioned to my two Sons Richard Reid and William Reid upon the Trust and for the urposes herein after mentioned. I give to my dear wife, Mary Reid, the use and occupation of the House and Premises in which I now reside together with all the furniture that may be therein at the time of my decease for the term of her natural life and I further decree that the said House and Premeses tshall be held by and belong to my three daughters after the decease of my said wife so long as they shall remain sole and unmarried and may be desirous of living therein it being my intention that my said wife and daughters should never be without a home. I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth the sum of five hundred pounds Prince Edward Island currency to be paid to her by my Trustees and Executors hereinbefore and hereinafter named or any time that she may call for it after my decease. I give and bequeath the like sum of five hundred pounds to my daughter Mary Ann to be paid to her in like manner.
I give and bequeath the like sum of Five hundred pounds to my daughter Catherine to be paid to her in kike manner. I give and bequeath the Good will of the business carried on by me and the Stock in Trade Houses subject to the life Estate of my wife herein before mentioned Goods Chattels and effects whatsoever and wheresoever to my two Sons Richard and William to be equally divided between them subject to the legacies herein before bequeathed and to the Proviso hereinafter contained and also to the Annuity next hereinafter given to my said wife I also direct that my said Trustees and Executors shall pay to my said wife an annuity or yearly sum of forty pounds by even quarterly payments the same to be charged upon all and singular my Property of what nature or kind [illegible] and the first payment to be made at the expiration of three months from my decease provided always that if my said son Richard shall at any time hereafter intermarry with Mary Case [Caie? Call? Cail?] of Tignish in Prince County then and in such case the Bequest and Device to him and all benefit which he might otherwise derive or be entitled to under this my will shall be absolutely void and in such case I give devise and bequeath all such share and interest of my said Son to my daughter Elizabeth her heirs and assigns and subject to the Proviso last herein contained. I appoint my said Sons Richard and William Executors of this my will.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the sixth day of November 1865.
The mark of James Reid
Signed sealed published and declared by the above named James Reid the Testator having been first fixed and over and [illegible] to him in the presence of us.
Signed John D. Woodman
This is a Codicil to the last will and Testament of one James Reid of Alberton in Prince County Merchant. I hereby give advise and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth the lower half part or [illegible] of the acre of land at Alberton aforesaid [?] purchased by me of Alexander Larkin together with the two houses erected by me the one in the several occupations of John Reid and Thomas Foy To haold to her heirs executors or administrators for all my town and [illegible] [illegible] and in case of my purchasing the Freehold [illegible] therein before my decease then my will that such freehold [illegible] shall be and enuse [?] to her the said Elizabeth Reid her heirs and assigns forever. and in all other respects I hereby confirm my said will And it is my express intention that the Bequest and Devise hereby made to my said Daughter shall be over and above all other benefits given to her by my said will. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the twenty-sixth day of December 1865.
The mark of James Reid
Signed sealed published and declared by the before named James Reid and for a Codicil to his last will in the presence of us who have subscribed the same to his [illegible]and at his request.
Signed Edward Buck [Burke?]
Wm. Henry Burchfield[?]
The foregoing will and codicil were proved on the 17th February 1866 on the [illegible] of Joseph [illegible] and Wm. Henry Burkerfield [?] [illegible]. Witnesses [illegible] respectively before [illegible] [illegible] and on the 20th Febuary 1866, probate was [?] granted to the Executors therein named.
Judge of Probate