The Last Will and Testament of Malcolm John McQueen, (1804-1886, Orwell)
In the name of God, Amen.
The fifth day of November in the Year of our Lord One Thousand eight hundred and Seventy three, I Malcolm McQueen of Orwell Queen's County Prince Edward Island Farmer being through the blessing of God, in a sound state of mind and memory but calling to mind the frail tenure of life, and that it is appointed to all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament, that is to say, principally and first of all, I recommend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God, who gave it to me, and the disposal of my body I leave to the entire discretion of my friends. With respect to my worldly estate, I give bequeath and dispose of it in the manner and proportions here following:
First I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved sons Peter Alexander Robert and Alexander Robert the respective sums of one dollar each. And to my dearly beloved daughters Mrs. Christinia Docherty and Mrs. Sarah Ferguson the respective sums of one dollar each.
Also to my dearly beloved son Daniel I give and bequeath the sum of fifty three dollars of Island Currency.
And Also I give to my dearly beloved wife Margaret the one half of all the buildings and one half the stock farming implements and appurtenances thereto. Further I give to my dearly beloved wife Margaret fifty acres freehold property adjoining Widow McDougall's farm.
Lastly to my dearly beloved son John Angus McQueen I give one half of all the buildings stock farming implements and appurtenances thereto together with fifty acres of leasehold land adjoining William McPhails Orwell.
The sums which I have given and bequeathed to my sons Alexander, Peter and Daniel also to my daughters Mrs. Christinia Docherty and Mrs. Sarah Ferguson are to be paid by my dearly beloved wife Margaret or my executors which I hereby appoint namely John MacLeod of Scentiac Lot fifty and William MacLeod of Scentiac Lot fifty.
Should any disturbance or disagreement occur between any of the within mentioned parties I refer the same to my executors who alone are authorized to settle all such disputes or grievances.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal, this day and year above written dated this fourth day of November in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight hundred and seventy three.
In Presence of Witnesses
(Signed) A.R. McQueen
(Signed) Alexander McQueen
(Signed) Malcolm McQueen
This will was proved on the 4th August 1887, on the oath of A.R. McQueen a subscribing witness, as certified by Charles Young, Judge of Probate.