The Last Will and Testament of John McKay (-1866, New London)
In the name of God Amen. This 16th day of August in the year of our Lord One thousand eight-hundred and sixty four. I John McKay of New London Queens County Prince Edward Island (Farmer) being weak in body but of sound mind and memory thanks be to God therefor, and calling unto mind the mortality of my body, knowing that it is appointed unto all men once to die, do this ? my last will and Testament. That is to say principally and ? of all I give and commend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God that give it, and my body I commend to the Earth to be burried in decent Christian burial, and touching such real Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life comprising Fifty acres of Leasehold land on township No Twenty and Eighty Two acres of Freehold land on Township number Twenty one I give and dispose of the same in the following manner subject to Conditions hereafter to be mentioned. I give and bequeath to my son John McKay the fifty acres leasehold on Township number Twenty and I give and bequeath to my daughter Willina (sp?) McKay the eighty two acres of freehold on Township number Twenty one during her life time and after her death to my grandson Hugh McKay. Touching my personal Estate I give and bequeath the sum of ten pounds to my grand daughter Annie McKay to be paid to her at her settlement or marriage either in cash or stock. Five pounds of said sum to be paid to her by my son John McKay and Five pounds by my Daughter Willina (sp?) McKay. I give and bequeath to my grandson Hugh McKay a young man now on the farm and respecting the ? stock and furniture I ordain that it be continued under the previous arrangement entered into by myself and family. I also ordain that the parties intended in the foregoing property shall at all times have free access to the water, ? , barns, outhouses and roads. I therefore do hereby disallow revoke and disannull all and every former testament wills bequest in respect of the ? lands and tenements ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and Testament in the witness I hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.
(sgn) John McKay
(sgn) Duncan McIntyre
George B. McKay
This will was proved on 14th August 1866, in the ? of Duncan McIntyre a subscribing witness.
Judge of Probate