Last Will And Testament Of Michael DeeganLiber 8 Folio 867
This Testament made the thirteenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty six witnesseth that I Michael Deegan of Cape Traverse in Prince Edward Island being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding do make publish and declare this to be my last will and Testament hereby revoking and making null and void all former last wills and Testaments by me hereto before made.
My will is first that my funeral charges and just debts shall be paid by my Executors hereinafter named.
The residue of my Estate and Property which shall not be required for the payment of my just debts, funeral charges and the expenses attending the execution of this my last will and Testament and the administration of my estate and property. I give and devise and bequeath as follows – To whit –
I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Catherine a good and sufficient maintenance during her remaining lifetime or the sum of ten pounds of lawful current money of this said Island each and every year she may survive me whichever she prefers.
I give and bequeath to each of the following of my children namely Patrick, Daniel, and Mary and Judith the sum of on shilling of sterling money of Great Britain to be paid by my Executor out of my estate within twelve months after my death.
I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth, one cow and five sheep to be put into her possession by my Executor within twelve months after my decease.
I bequeath and devise to my daughter Catherine the sum of fifty pounds of currency of the said Island to be paid to her out of my Estate within two years after my death one half the first year and the other half the second. I give and bequeath to my granddaughter Sophia Catherine Mae McInnis one cow, five sheep to be put in her possession by my hereafter named executor at her marriage or when she attains the age of twenty years.
The rest residue and remainder of my property real and personal estate, monies, and debts and me which shall be left and remain after the payment of my just debts, funeral expenses and the expenses attending the execution of this my last will and Testament and after each of the foregoing has had and received the portion hereinfore willed bequeathed and devised to him or her or intended so to be I give devise and bequeath to my son William.
And lastly I hereby denominate and appraise my beloved son in law John Driscoll and my trusty friend Thomas Bell the Executors of this my last will and Testament.
Given under hand and seal at Cape Traverse this thirteenth day of March in the year of our Lord one hundred and eight hundred and sixty six as foresaid.
Signed Michael Deegan
Signed, sealed, pronounced and
Declared to be the last will and
Testament of the aforesaid
Michael Deegan in the presence
of us the undersigned who have in
his presence at his request willunto
subscribed our names as witnesses.
This will was proved on the 18th June
on the oath of John Walker, a
subscribing witness before Con’l
Hudson, and will filed and registered
On the 22nd June 1875
Signed William Bell
" John Walker
Judge of Probate