Will of John Nicholle of Prince Edward Island (1796-1858)





I John Nicolle of the Settlement of the White Sands Lot or Township No. 64, Farmer, being very weak in body; but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God; calling unto mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say, principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul into the hand of Almighty God that gave it, and my body I recommend to the earth, to be buried in decent Christian burial, at the discretion of my Executors, nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God. And as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life, I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.

First. I give and bequeath to Margaret my dearly beloved wife Twenty-five Acres of Freehold Lad, being the eastern moiety of 50 Acres now in my possession, together with all and singular, the Messuages, Tenements, Goods and Chattles on the said premises, by her freely to be possessed and enjoyed during the time of her natural life or during the time of her widowhood,((in case she should reenter into a state of matrimony)) provided nevertheless that my Daughter Elizabeth shall be provided with a home and the necessaries of life, after my demise as heretofore during my lifetime, or until she shall be otherwise provided for.

And I give to my beloved son James Nicolle the aforesaid Twenty-five Acres of Land (whom also I likewise constitute make and ordain the sole Executor of this my last will and Testament) together with all and singular, the Messuages Tenements Goods and Chattles on the said premises of which he shall take possession , after the demise of my beloved wife Margaret, or at the termination of her widowhood , by him freely to be possessed and enjoyed his heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns from thenceforth and forever as his and their proper Goods & Chattles . Also I give and bequeath to my beloved son John Nicolle one pound currency to be paid unto him within six months after my demise.

And I give to my beloved Daughter Elizabeth Nicolle one Cow and three sheep to be delivered to her on the day of her marriage. And I do hereby ratify and confirm this to be my last Will and Testament . In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Sixteenth day of January 1858

Signed sealed and published pronounced and declared by the said John Nicolle as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us, who in his

(Sgd) John (SEAL) Nicolle

presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our Names

John Brooks
Thomas Brehaut
Henry Brooks

This will was proved on the 5th August 1858 on the oath of Henry Brooks, a subscribing Witness


C. Young
Judge of Probate

NOTE: In addition to children Elizabeth, James and John named in the will, John Nicolle also had Margaret, married Thomas Sullivan Henry, Mary Ann, married Charles Copp, John Nicolle, died young, Frances Nicolle, died young, and William Pullem Nicolle. All children but James were by John Nicolle's first wife Elizabeth Machon. James alone was by second wife Margaret Irvine/Irving.

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