The Last Will and Testament of Kenneth MacLeod, the Elder (c.a.1769-1841, Lot 21)
PEI Archives R.G. 6.2 Series 1, Probate Court Will, Liber 4, Folio 75-76
Be it known to all to whom these Presents shall come or concern I Keneth MacLeod the Elder of New London on Lot or Township Number Twenty One (21) in Prince Edward Island, Farmer being sound in mind and memory do make and publish this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void all former wills by me at any time heretofore made. And first I direct that my body be decently interred in the Burying Ground of the Presbyterian Church in the said New London and that my funeral be conducted in a manner corresponding with my situation and estate in life. And as to such worldly Estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with I give, devise, and dispose of the same as follows. First I give and bequeath to my son Angus MacLeod two milch cows, one horse, eight sheep and two pigs and I give and bequeath the residue of my real and Personal property of every description Stock of Cattle Horses and Sheep, Farming Utensils and Household furniture, to my son Keneth McLeod which I direct to be and remain his absolute property, for the exclusive use of himself, Heirs or Heirs Representative or Representatives, and secondly I direct that my son the said Kenneth McLeod do pay or cause to be paid unto the rest of my children that is to say to William MacLeod, Donald MacLeod, John McLeod, George MacLeod, Murdoch MacLeod, James MacLeod and Marion MacPherson and Ann Pidgeon the sum of Twenty shillings Prince Edward Island currency share and share alike as my bequest to each and all of them as they have been already provided for. In witness whereof I Kenneth McLeod, the Testator have to this my will set my hand and seal this Eighth day of July in the Year of Our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and Forty one.
Signed sealed published and declared by the
above named Kenneth McLeod Testator as and for
his last Will and Testament in presence of us
who have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses
thereto in presence of the said Testator and
in presence of each other.
Compared with the original will recorded this 28th day of August A.D. 1841 having been first proved on the oath of Andrew McPherson a subscribing witness on the 29 July 1841 before…….(illegible name).
Surrogate Judge of Probate
Note: This will was written just days after Kenneth’s wife Ann (Nancy) Morrison died on June 29, 1841.