Copy of Last Will and Testament of Joseph Wise, Township Number Thirty-two, Prince Edward Island, Farmer:Liber 6 Folio 382
"This is the last Will and testament of me Joseph Wise of Township number thirty two in Prince Edward Island farmer. I desire that all my just debts funeral expenses and the charges of proving and executing this my last will be in the first place paid and discharged by my two sons Joseph and Richard. In the next place I give and devise the leasehold farm in which I now live with the Buildings and appurtenances thereto belonging and all my personal property thereon unto my son Richard.
I also give and bequeath my freehold farm to my son Joseph called Mulligan farm situated in the Township aforesaid mentioned purchased by me from Edmund Crabb together with all the Buildings and appurtenances there unto belonging.
I also give to my son Joseph the right and privilege of cutting and hauling four cords of firewood off the leasehold farm bequeathed to my son Richard each and every year for the first six years after my decease and no longer.His
Joseph X Wise
My Will is that my beloved wife Grace shall have a comfortable maintenance out of either of the farms which I have already bequeathed to my Sons Joseph and Richard, as long as she shall continue my Widow and no longer choosing her place of residence at any time with either of them.
And I hereby direct and appoint my said two Sons Joseph and Richard to pay to my said dear wife ten pounds annually to be contributed equally by them, during their mother's widowhood under which burthen I hereby declare the above device to me made.
I also give and devise unto my daughter Mary Essery my freehold property in Charlottetown consisting of one fourth part of a town lot, with houses and appurtenances thereunto belonging, for and during the term of her natural life, and to her son Robert after her decease and provided he be then living if not the above property shall fall to her next heir.His
Joseph X Wise
I further give and bequeath the following legacies to become due and payable by the said Joseph and Richard six years after my decease that is to say to my Grandson Joseph Webb the sum of five pounds.
Also to my Grandson Joseph son of my son William the sum of five pounds. Also to my daughter Betsey Steadman five pounds- also to my son Edward five pounds if living, and equal payment of the above legacies to be sustained by each.
I further direct that the balance due by me for the purchase of the Mulligan Farm be paid by my son Joseph. And I hereby appoint my said Sons Joseph and Richard Executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former Wills by me at any time heretofore made. In witness hereof I the said Testator have to this my last will set my hand and seal this ninth day of July and the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty four.
Signed sealed published and declare by the testator Joseph Wise, as and for his last will and Testament in the presence of us, who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.Signed:
Joseph X Wise
Dave C.M. Hooper
This will was proved on the 14th July 1864, on the oath of Samuel Boundy as Subscribing Witness, and on the same day Probate was granted to the Executors therein named.C. Young
Judge of Probate