Last Will and Testament of Malcolm MacKendrick (1775 - 1859)
In the name of God Amen this fourteenth day of April in the year of our Lord 1853 I Malcolm McKendrick, Oyster Cove, Parish of St. Davids, Prince County Prince Edward Island being of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God for the same and calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for 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 give and recommend my soul unto the hands of God that gave all and for my body I recommend it to the earth to be buried in a Christian like manner at the discretion of my executors nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldy estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life. I give devise and dispose of the same in manner and force following, that is to say I give and bequeath to my well beloved son Charles all and singular my lands messuages and tenements, household goods and movables at my demise by him freely to be possessed and enjoyed and to his heirs assignes. The farm contains 75 acres under Lease and 2 or 3 acres of free land situated between Stewarts line and the Road that leads to Indian River Road. Let it be understood that I consider that the rest of my family has been dealt with me as well as my circumstances would afford so that they have no further Claim excepting my beloved daughter Flora to whom I order a cow to be given as also my beloved son Hugh to whom I bequeath 25 acres of Leased land himself to pay the rent yearly being 25 Shings Stg.
I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannul all and every other former testaments wills and all requests by me in any ways before this time named willed or bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunder set my hand and seal the day and year above written.
Signed Sealed published pronounced and declared (sgd) Malcolm McKendrick
in the presence of the subscribing Witnesses as
my last will and testament.
Witness (sgd) Robert McKelvie (sgd) Malcolm
(sgd) Mal Sinclair
(sgd) Donald Gordon
This will was proved on the oath of Robert McKelvie before (illegible name)
on the 31st Oct. 1860.
C. Young, Judge of Probate.