The Last Will and Testament of John Robinson
1791 - 1853Liber 5 Folio 249
In the name of God, Amen. I, John Robinson of Township number twelve (12), Blacksmith and farmer, do make and publish this as and for my last Will and Testament.
In the first place I will and bequeath to my sons Peter Windover Robinson and to John William Robinson all my property and interest in Peters Island in Rustico Bay (that is the big Island) to hold to them and their Heirs, on condition of their paying to my daughters Mary Anne and Jane Ellen the sum of to each Twenty five Pounds currency within the term of three years, and a further sum of one hundred Pounds to my son David Hooper within the term of five years to and for their own use and benefits and also a further sum of seventy five pounds currency each to my sons Henry Benjamin and Thomas Moore when they shall attain the age of twenty one years each. I also bequeath all my property in the small or little Island in Rustico Bay to my son George Thomas and to his heirs.
I also will and bequeath unto my son Joseph Richard one hundred acres of land adjoining the line of Township number thirteen (13) and situate on Township number (12) twelve with a frontage of ten chains unto him and his heirs forever. And I further devise and bequeath unto my son Horatio Nelson Eighty (80) acres adjoining the one hundred acres aforesaid on the North to hold to him and his heirs forever. And I further will and bequeath unto my Dear wife Elizabeth Fifty acres (50) situate on the East side of the Western Road, together will all appurtenants thereto to hold to her and to her heirs forever. And I commend to her care our daughter Elizabeth to be by her provided for as she may see fit. And whereas I possess two Town Lots in Prince Town ??? Town Lot Number Two (2) and Town Lot Number six (6) purchased by me at a sale for the non payment of Land Tax; my will is that Town Lot Number Two (2) shall become the property of my son Henry Benjamin and his heirs forever, and Town Lot Number six (6) shall become the property of my son Thomas Moore and his heirs forever. And I further will and bequeath (Section missing from my copy) residue of my property, real and personal and to her heirs. And I hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said wife Elizabeth Executrix and my son Joseph Richard and my son in law John Campbell Executors to this my Last Will and Testament, this twenty eighth (28) day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty three (1853).
Signed John Robinson
Signed, sealed, published and declared in presence of us who in his Testators presence and in presence of each other at his request, have subscribed the same as witnesses on the day and year above written. The word Testator being interlined before signing.
(Signed)James H. Conroy
This will was proved on the oath of George Waite, on the 30th day of December 1853 and probate granted to Elizabeth Robinson and John Campbell (Joseph Robinson having renounced (My copy incomplete)