The Last Will and Testament of Laughlin McKendrick, (1777-1855, Prince Town)
RG 6.2 Series 1
L. 5 F. 360
In the Name of God Amen, I Laughlin McKendrick of Prince Town Royalty in the County of Prince County being weak of body, but of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, praised be to God for the same, do make publish and declare this my last Will and Testament, in manner and form following: First I command my soul into the hands of Almighty God, my Creator, hoping for a remission of all my sins by the merits and mediation of my Savior Jesus Christ; and my body I commit to the earth to be decently interred. And as to all my worldly estate, both real and personal, I give devise and bequeath unto my Nephew, Hew McKendrick (my brother Malcolm’s son.) except one half of the dewelling house and one acre of land thereto attached which I give devise and bequeath to my neice Penelopy McKay during her natural life, together with such necessary food and clothing as may be required for her support, to be supplyed by said Hew McKendrick , in consideration of the property herein bequeathed to him and from and after the death of the said Penelopy McKay, I give and bequeath the said annuities unto my said Nephew Hew McKendrick, and also, I give and bequeath to John McKay – Son of Neil McKay – one Milch cow when he shall become of age. I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint George Sinclair and Benjamin Bearisto executors of this my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I the said Laughlin McKendrick the testator, have to this my will contained in one sheet of paper set my hand and seal this thirtyeth day July in the year of our Lord 1855.
Signed sealed and delivered in presence Of us the subscribing witness. His
(sgd) Laughlin X McKendrick (L.S.)
(sgd) Allan McNeill
(sgd) Charles McNeill
This will was proved on the 29th October, 1855 on the oath of Charles McNeill, a subscribing witness.
(sgd) C. Young
Judge of Probate