The Last Will and Testament of John William Robinson 1824 - 1905Liber 16 Folio 475
In the name of God, Amen. Be it known to all interested, that I, John William Robinson of Brackley Point, Lot 33, farmer, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make publish and proclaim the following disposal of my worldly estate as my last Will and Testament.
I give and bequeath to my two sons, Neil Lester Robinson and Cleveland Nelson Robinson all my real Estate consisting of my farm in Portage Lot 33 on which I now reside, also all my right, title and interest in the Island in Rustico Bay known as Robinsonís Island, also all my right title and interest in and to my house and lot situate on Great George Street Charlottetown, also all my Stock, Crop and Implements of whatsoever kind I may be in possession of, at my decease, subject to the following bequests to my sons and daughters as I herein do now dictate and advise. I give and bequeath to my son James Robinson of British Colombia the sum of fifty dollars ($50.00). Also I give and bequeath to my son John W. Robinson the sum of five hundred dollars ($500.00). Also it is my will and desire that Emma Caroline Robinson and Ida May Robinson my daughters now at home with me shall have their home and maintenance on the homestead until married and in that case each shall have paid to them in lawful currency the sum of two hundred and seventy-five dollars ($275.00) over and above their marriage outfit.
Also my daughter Jessie Celina Robinson is she so desire shall have her home and maintenance on the homestead and shall have paid to her the sum of two hundred dollars ($200.00).
Also my daughter Grace Elizabeth Proud shall have paid to her the sum of two hundred dollars ($200.00). Also my daughter Margaret McKenzie Heath shall have paid to her the sum of two hundred dollars ($200.00). Also I give and bequeath to my daughter Isabella Hannah Warren the sum of fifty dollars ($50.00). Also to my daughter Mary Shaw Hooper, I give and bequeath the sum of fifty dollars ($50.00) each and all the several bequests are chargeable to and will be paid out of my estate devised to my two sons Neil L. Robinson and Cleveland N. Robinson as my Executors deem best. And shall be paid in two years after my decease. With regard to the division of the several parts of my Estate, the farm on which I now reside shall be equally owned by my two sons Neil and Cleveland and shall be so divided, or laid off, that each shall have equal privilege on the shore for seaweed or any other requirement. Also the Stock and Implements shall be owned in common or equally divided between them namely Neil and Cleveland. Also in erection of house and barn when wanted the cost will be equal to each of my two sons aforesaid namely Neil and Cleveland. Also my house and lot in Charlottetown shall be thus divided, Neil L. Robinson shall have the North end of the said house and Lot and Cleveland N. Robinson shall have the south end of said house and Lot with equal right to roadway as it now is for both partied.
In the event of one end of said house being more easily rented than the other, then it is my Will that both shall share equal at all times in whatever rent may be received. This division of my Estate shall continue in force until dissolved by death or mutual consent. Also it is my will that all money I may have in Bank or otherwise at my decease after paying all funeral expenses shall be equally divided between my daughters namely Jessie, Margaret, Grace, Emily and Ida, each of those five to have equal shares. I hereby nominate my three sons, Neil L. Robinson, John W. Robinson and Cleveland N. Robinson as my Executors for this my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto my hand set this first day of October A.D. 1904.
(Signed) John W. Robinson
Signed and declared as his will and act by said Testator in our presence and in the presence of each other as Witnesses.
(Signed) David Shaw
James G. McCallum
This will was proved on the 9th day of March 1905, on the oath of James G. McCallum Esq. one of the subscribing witnesses thereto before Hector McInnis Esq. per Dedumas P??? and was filed and registered on the 14th day of March 1905 and probate granted the same day to Neil L. Robinson and Cleveland N. Robinson, two of the Executors therein named, power being reserved to grant same to the other Executor when and if required by him.
As certified by R. Reddin, Judge Probate.