The Last Will and Testament of Mary Gillis (- 1847, St. Peter's Bay)


The Last Will and Testament of Mary Gillis (- 1847, St. Peter's Bay)

Liber 5 Folio 23

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. Amen Ė

I, Mary Gillis of Saint Peters Bay, Prince Edward Island, being weak and infirm of body, but of perfect mind and understanding, do make and ordain this, my Last Will and Testament in the manner and form following way:

First. I order that after it pleases God to call my Soul to himself, my body be interred in a Christian burial in a decent manner at the discretion of my executors hereafter mentioned.

Secondly I leave and bequeath my dearly beloved nephew, John MacInnis, all my right, title and interest of this farm, my late Fatherís property, together with my late sisterís Ann Gillis, which title and interest of her part of this my late Fatherís farm my said sister given me and I now give to my said dearly beloved nephew, John MacInnis.

Thirdly I leave and bequeath my dearly beloved brother, Donald Gillis, my big cow together with my spinning wheel.

Fourthly I leave and bequeath my dearly beloved Angus Gillis one cow and a weaving loom.

Fifthly I leave and bequeath my dearly beloved brother, John Gillis, one calf and one yearlin.

Sixthly I leave and bequeath my dearly beloved sister, Catherine McInnis, three sheeps.

Seventhly I leave and bequeath my dearly beloved niece, Sarah McInnis, one spinning wheel and one jackreel together with my box, all my wearing apperals with my bed and bedding.

And in testimony of this, my Last Will and Testament, I hereunto set my hand and seal this twentieth day of May in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and forty seven (1847).

Witness ( Patrick McEachern
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Her
Mary X Gillis
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Know / all Men by these Presents that I do duly appoint the Rev. James Aeneas McIntyre, Doctor of Divinity, as the Executor to transact all my worldly affairs according to this my Last Will and Testament.

Witness ( Patrick McEachern (L.S.)
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( Angus McIntyre (L.S.)

 

Her
Mary X Gillis (L.S.)
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This Codicil and this Will which preceeds it were proved on the 5th day of July, 1847 on the oath of Patrick McEachern a witness.

( Illegible signature)
Judge of Probate

Also attached to this Will is an Affidavit of Patrick McEachern, dated July 5, 1847, affirming the he was present and did see Mary Gillis "put and affix her mark" to the documents and that she was of "sound and disposing mind and memory" when she signed the documents.

Backer on Will states - "Will of Mary Gillis, 12, Filed 5 July, 1847, remainder illegible.


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