The Last Will and Testament of John Gooldrupt (- 1843, Tryon)
This is the last Will and testament of me John Gooldrupt of Tryon in Prince County in Prince Edward Island, Miller, whereby I dispose of my worldly property whensoever the Almighty shall be pleased by death to call me to appear at his judgment bar.
First, I order that all my just debts, and funeral and testamentary expenses shall be paid out of my personal property.
Item. To my son James Foy Gooldrupt, I give and bequeath the whole of the farm which I at present occupy and reside on, the same being Leasehold property, which farm contains about ninety three acres also my Interest claim and demand of, in and to a certain Marsh situated at Goold's creek in Tryon aforesaid, together with all the rest residue and remainder of my property wheresoever and whatsoever with the exception of the reservations of my Widow's dowry as above during her natural life; to have and to hold the said Farm and marsh and appurtenances to my said son James Foy Gooldrupt his executors, Administrators and assigns for and during all the rest residue and remainder of the terms expressed in the Lease whereby the said Land or farm and Marsh are held, Provided nevertheless that he the said James F. Gooldrupt shall will and truly on his part fulfil execute and perform a certain agreement entered into with his brother Henry Gooldrupt last autumn whereby he the said James F. Gooldrupt engaged to pay to his said brother Henry Gooldrup the sum of sixty pounds less the value of one Mare, one Colt two years and half old and one steer for his the said Henry Gooldrupts expectations of and from the said property; otherwise one moiety or half part of the farm (being the south half) and the marsh hereby bequeathed shall be to my said son James F. Gooldrdupt and the other moiety to my son the said Henry Gooldrupt his Executors dministrators and assigns, the both moieties to be alike subject to the Widows dowry.
Item. I do hereby nominate my good friends Benjamin Farrow and John Lord Esquire to be my executors to this my last Will and Testament and lastly I the said John Gooldrupt do publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament dated at Tryon this twenty first day of October Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and forty three as witness my hand and seal.
Signed John Gooldrup (L.S.) his X mark.
Signed sealed and published and declared by the within Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us. David Woods, William Wood and George Bynon. Compared and Certified a true copy.
Anne M. Ayers Registrar.
Note: John Goldrup/Gooldrup/ Gouldrup, Goldup as he was known depending upon which document you look at, died the same day as he made his will, on the 21 October 1843. He was the son of Henry Goldup who fought with Wolfe in the Battle of the Plains of Abraham then drowned in Crapaud Bay about 1768. His widowed mother Jane married his father's buddy William Warren and they produced 6 more children.