The Last Will and Testament of John McQueen (1806-1879, Orwell)
I John McQueen of Orwell Lot or Township number Fifty Prince Edward Island Farmer being of sound mind memory and understanding make and publish this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say.
1st. I give bequeath and devise to my beloved wife during her natural life all my right title interest and claim to my real and personal Estate.
2nd. I give and bequeath and devise to my two sons share and share alike subject to the conditions hereinafter mentioned and heretofore mentioned, all my Right Title and Interest and claim to my real and personal estate that is to say John McQueen Junior and Hugh McQueen my dutiful sons.
3rd.I give and bequeath and devise to my son Malcolm McQueen the sum of sixteen dollars or one milk cow.
4th I give and bequeath to each of my sons viz Donald McQueen, William McQueen and Alexander McQueen the sum of one dollar.
5th I give and bequeath to my two dutiful daughters viz Margaret McQueen and Christy McQueen each the sum of one hundred dollars as therein ___ _____ or at any time they may require to leave the house and premises.
6th. I give and bequeath to my unfortunate daughter (if required, the sum of one dollar viz. Mary McQueen.
7th. And lastly I nominate my beloved wife Catherine McQueen and John A. McQueen Executrix and Executor of this my last will and testament.
In witness I the said John McQueen have hereunto set my hand and seal this Twenty fifth day of October A.D. One thousand eight hundred and seventy nine.
His|(Signed) John X McQueen|Mark
Signed sealed and declared by the said
John McQueen as and for his last will and testament
in presence of the said Testator and in the presence of
(Signed) John A. McQueen
This will was proved on the 8th December 1879 on the oath of Angus McQueen a subscribing Witness. Charles Young Judge of Probate.