The Last Will and Testament of Murdoch Ross (-1896, Bedeque)Liber 14 Folio 285
I Murdoch Ross Farmer of Bedeque in Prince County in the Province of Prince Edward Island do make this as my last will and testament and hereby revoke all former wills and testaments heretofore made by me.
I hereby appoint my wife Margaret Ross as Executrix and my son Theodore as Executor of this my last will and testament.
I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Margaret Ross, the management and control of all by real estate, agricultural implements, stock and household furniture during her natural life, but of the deems it advisable to rent or dispose of the real estate, stock, and all the fore mentioned property by private or public sale She is by this will on powered to do so absolutely subject to the following provisions. That she pays to my son Theodore Ross the sum of One Thousand Dollars currency, to my son George Henry Ross the sum of One Thousand Dollars to m son Gordon Wallace Ross the sum of One Thousand Dollars.
I give and bequeath to my eldest daughter Mary Sophia Ross the sum of Two Hundred Dollars, to Jennie Wright Ross, the sum of Two Hundred Dollars, to my daughter Annie Maria Ross the sum of Two Hundred Dollars, to my daughter Meili Amy the sum of Four Hundred Dollars and to my youngest daughter Lottie Louise the sum of Five Hundred Dollars.
Should my wife Margaret Ross die before a Sale of the property be effected then the sum of One Thousand Dollars mentioned in the former part of this will to be paid to Theodore Ross and George Henry Ross respectively to be revoked and the real Estate equally divided between the said Theodore and George Henry Ross, and they are by this will empowered to make sale of the real Estate and divide the money equally between them. The stock household furniture and farming implements to be sold by Public Auction and the proceeds of sale to be divided between the girls and Wallace Gordon in the same proportion as the sums already bequeathed .
I hereby bequeath to my wife any money I may have in my house or any money or monies in any bank, at the time of my decease for the payment of funeral expenses and for personal use.
In the event of my wife dying without making a will for the disposal of any money she may have in her possession either cash, notes of hands or any other security the same shall be divided between my children in the same proportion as the sums already bequeathed.
The sums bequeathed to my daughters over twenty one- years of age to be paid to them at least within three years of my decease. The amounts bequeathed to Meili Amy & Lottie Louise and Wallace Gordon to be deposited in the Dominion Savings Bank as soon as convenient, and to be given to them when they arrive at the age of Twenty one years together with the interest thereon from the time of deposit, excepting as much of it as may be used by their mother or guardians in giving them an educating.
My Executrix and Executor are hereby authorized and directed to collect all debts due me by book account notes of hand, Mortgages, Judgements and to pay the foregoing legacies -
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this third day of June 1896
(Signed) Murdoch Ross
Signed, Sealed, published and declared by the
said Murdoch Ross to be his last will and testament
in the presence of
(Signed) Daniel MacLean
This will was proved on the 22nd day of August 1896 on the oath of Daniel MacLean one of the subscribing witnesses thereto before Commissioner Horace H Beer and was filed and Registered on the 5th day of September 1896 and on the 18th Sept 1896 Probate was granted to both Executors mentioned.
As Certified By
Judge of Probate