Liber 6 Folio 207
The Last Will and Testament of John Richard Bott
In the name of God Amen I, John Richard Bott, of Rustico in Prince Edward Island, late Clerk of Small Debt Court, being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and declare this to be my last will and testament. First of all I, give and bequeath to my son, John Richard Bott, under certain restrictions as hereunder mentioned, after my just debts, legacies and funeral expenses are paid, and satisfied, all the land I now hold, in my possession with all the buildings thereon situated all my real and personal estate I, now or may possess for by right coming unto me at my decease in the Island of Alderney or elsewhere, also all my goods and chattles, all my money, all debts due and owing to me, all my implements of household and husbandry, all my live stock of what kindsoever, all my household furniture all my wearing apparel and everything I may possess, not here enumerated, to have and to hold the same for himself and his heirs forever. I give and bequeath unto my dear wife, Nancy Picot (Ann Susan Picot) all my real and personal estate, as laid down in the preceding article in favour of my dear son, to have and to hold the same for and as long as she remains a widow, and for her natural life and no longer. Be it understood that on the demise of my said wife, my said son, John Richard, is to have and to hold for himself and his heirs, then and forever, all as laid down, above and underlined providing he my said son, John, will maintain and entertain at his own costs and charges his sisters, Amelia Pamella Sanford and Rachel Leah, as long as they may be unsettled or unmarried. I also bequeath unto them the said Amelia Pamella Sanford and Rachel Leah my dear daughters, the sum of ten pounds currency each together with their wedding parties to be given them by my said son, John Richard, when they may require the same the above legacy of ten pounds each, to be paid to them within twelve calendar months after my decease or sooner at the discretion of my executors. I bequeath to my daughters, Ann Deborah Susan, Mary Rachel, Caroline and Jane Henrietta Gallant, Cooper, each the sum of five pounds currency each, to be paid, with in twelve calendar months or sooner at the discretion of my executors. Be it further understood that should the apprenticeship of Richard Delaney be unexpired at my decease, my dear wife and son, John Richard, will take care to fulfill in every respect the terms of his apprenticeship, and should he turn out a faithful servant, you my dear son will know how to reward him at the end of his said apprenticeship.
I hereby nominate and appoint David Mitch, Esq., Robert Stevenson both of Rustico to by my sole executors and trustees-of this my last will and testament, in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at Rustico aforesaid this Thirty-first day of July in the year of Our Lord, One Thousand and Eight Hundred and Sixty two. (1862)
Signed, John Richard Bott
Signed, sealed, published and delivered by the testator John Richard Bott (self) as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us,
David Mitch and Duncan Mc Rae.