Last Will and Testament of Jeremiah Enman of Vernon River, Queens County
Liber 5 Folio 500
In the name of God Amen The fifteenth day of August one thousand eight hundred and fifty seven.
I Jeremiah Enman of Vernon River, Queens County of Prince Edward Island, Farmer being weak of body, but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God. Therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my body.
Knowing that it is appointed unto all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say, I give, demise, and dispose of the worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life in the following manner and form.
First, that my dearly beloved wife Margret claims, and is duly entitled to receive from my estate her maintenance, clothing and every necessary comfort that may be requisite to minister to her wants as long as she shall live.
Also I give and bequeath to my oldest and well beloved son David Enman his heirs, executors, and administrators, forty acres of land a little more or less situate on the east side of the farm by him, his heirs, executors and administrators freely to be possessed and enjoyed without any manner of conditions.
Also my well beloved daughter Isabella Enman shall be entitled to her maintenance and clothing provided she remain single and perform the duties of one of the household and if she marry shall receive as dower one sixth of the cattle and one fourth of the sheep. Or as much money as shall be equivalent to the aforesaid proportions of the stock to be raised and levied out of my estate, and paid to her within three months after marriage by my executor thereafter named.
Also I give and bequeath to each of my well beloved sons and daughters John Enman, Jeremiah Enman, Daniel Enman, Ann Enman, Sarah Enman, Margret Enman and Mary Enman, the sum of five shillings lawful current money of this Island, to be raised and levied out of my estate, and paid to them by my executors here afternamed for the purpose of making solid this will.
Also I give and bequeath to my well beloved son Thomas Enman whom I likewise constitute, make, and ordain, my sole executor of this my last will and testament, all and singular my lands and messuages, and tenements, by him his heirs executors and administrators freely to be possessed and enjoyed. And I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke, and disannul, all and every other former testaments, will, legacies, bequests, and executors, by me in anyways before names, willed and bequeathed, ratifying and confirming this, and no other, to be my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.
Jeremiah X Enman
Signed, sealed, pronounced
and declared, by the said
Jeremiah Enman, as his last
will and testament, in the
presence of us the subscribers,
The within Will having been presented for Probate William Masters of Vernon River Farmer one of the subscribing witnesses thereto made oath that he was present and did see the Testator Jeremiah Enman subscribe his name and affix his seal thereto and heard him publish and declare the same as and for his last Will and Testament, that when Testator so did he was of sound disposing mind and memory to this Deponents best discerning that he subscribed his name as witness thereto in the presence of Testator and that Finley Masters subscribed his name as witness thereto at the same time.
William MastersSworn to at Chambers this fourth day of February
A. D. 1858 Before me
Judge of Probate