The Last Will and Testament Of Jane Townsend, (1776-1852, Park Corner, PEI)Liber 5 Folio 179
Born abt 1776 died 21 Jul 1852
Buried Geddie Memorial, stone #13
In the name of God, Amen, I Jane Townsend of Park Corner in Queen’s County, Prince Edward Island, widow, being in health of body and of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, but mindful of my mortality, do make, publish and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following.
That is to say, First I commend my Soul into the hand of Almighty God who gave it, and my body I commit to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor hereinafter named. And as to all my worldly estate whatsoever and wheresoever, wherewith A ….may please God to bless me, I give , devise, and bequeath the same, after payment of my funeral expenses, the expense of proving this my last Will and Testament, and all my just debts, as herein after is mentioned.
First, I give devise and bequeath to Jane Montgomery daughter of Donald Montgomery Esquire, of New London, one Bed-stead, Bedding and Bed furniture. Also I give and bequeath to Jane Montgomery daughter of Donald Montgomery Senior of Park Corner, one Bed, Pillows and Bolsters. Also I give, devise and bequeath to Barbara Woodside, wife of Archibald Woodside of Prince Town Royalty, one Chest of Drawers. Also I give and bequeath to Mary Pidgeon, widow of the late Reverend Edward Pidgeon, a small sofa and a large armchair. Also I give and Bequeath to Mary Pidgeon, widow of the late Reverend Edward Pidgeon, to Barbara Woodside, wife of Archibald Woodside of Prince Town Royalty, to Helen Cousins wife of John Cousins of New London, and to Elizabeth Campbell wife of James Campbell Esquire, all my wearing apparel, blankets, sheets, table linen, and trunks in which they are or may be deposited, to be divided and shared by them as they may agree amongst themselves. Also I give and bequeath to and for the benefit of the Church and Congregation of which I am a member, the sum of twelve pounds, to be paid out of my part of the stock on Park Corner Farm, heretofore disposed of by me to Donald Montgomery, his heirs and assigns by a Deed of Trust. Also I give and bequeath to James Townsend Campbell one Cow and Calf, and six sheep to be paid out of the same part of stock on said farm. And finally I do hereby make, ordain, nominate, constitute, and appoint Donald Montgomery Esquire of New London, executor of this my Last Will and Testament by me as any time heretofore made. In witness wereof I have to this my last Will and Testament set and subscribed my hand and seal, the twenty seven day of July in this year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fourty seven.
Signed, sealed, published, and declared
By the said Testator Jane Townsend. As And for her last Will and Testament, in
The presence of us, who at her request, in Her presence, and in the presence of each other
Subscribed our names in witness thereof
The within Will having been presented for Probate , The Reverend John Keir, one of the subscribing Witnesses thereto, made oath that he was present and did see the Testatrix, Jane Townsend, subscribe her name and affix her seal hereto, and heard her publish and declare the same as and for her last Will and Testament, that when Testatrix so did, she was of sound disposition, mind and memory, according to the Deponent’s best discerning; that he prescribed his name as Witness thereto in the presence of Testatrix, and that Christiana Keir also subscribed her name as Witness thereto, at the same time.
Sworn to, at Chambers, this
Fourth day of August, A.D. 1852
Judge of Probate