Last Will and Testament of John McBeth of Montague Bridge, Kings County
Liber 8 Folio 154
Latter Will and Testament of John McBeth Montague Bridge. I John McBeth residing at Montague Bridge Kings County Prince Edward Island being of sound mind and in possessions of all my facilities and considering that the day of my death may be near resolve to settle all my worldly affairs so as to prevent a difficulty hereafter, and with this view I give my dear father Roderick McBeth a life interest in all my property during all the days of his life and I order all my funeral expenses and the wages of my sick nurse to be paid two months after my death and two months after the death of my father. I hereby leave and bequeath two hundred pounds of the currency of this Island to my dear brother Duncan McBeth now residing in Clay County State of Kansas and the said sum is to paid to him before on his appearing my Executors here after mentioned in this my latter will and Testament at the same time I bequeath to the Scottish National Bible the whole sum that may be over and remaining due to my Executors at the time of my father's death, and that sum I bequeath with the view of assisting to spread the Scriptures of truth among the Chinese a numerous people ignorant of the Gospel and a receipt from the Secretary of that Society shall be a sufficient discharge to my Trustees, and for carrying out and executing this my latter Will and Testament I appoint my minister Rev Alexander Munro and my neighbour Mr Donald McLeod Tanner, giving them full power to execute this my will and Testament to adopt all necessary means for collection all my lawful debts and giving them power to retain their expenses of whatever kind out of the funds ere they are finally disposed of always reserving to myself power to make any change in this my Latter Will and Testament at any time during my life while God may be pleased to spare me in Testimony whereof I have signed this Latter Will and Testament in the presence of the following witnesses, James McDonald Esq. And William Annear Montague Bridge. And this I do on this the twenty eight day of February in the year 1870 and Sign and Seal the same.
This will was proved on the 8th March 1870 on the oath of James MacDonald a subscribing witness before Comm. Aitken and were filed & registered on 5th April 1870 on this day Probate was granted to Rev A. Munro as Executor reserving power and on 20th April 1870 the same was granted to the office Executor.
Charles Young- Judge of Probate