The Last Will and Testament of Neil Nicholson (- 1888, Belle Creek)
In the name of God Amen. This tenth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty eight.
I Neil Nicholson of Belle Creek in the Township Number Sixty-two in Queen’s County and Province of Prince Edward Island Farmer, being of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God. Therefore calling to mind the mortality of the body knowing that it is appointed unto all men once to die do make and ordain this as my last will and testament.
Principally and first of all I recommend my soul through Jesus Christ to Almighty God who gave it and my body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of Samuel and John Nicholson my nephews nothing doubting but I shall receive the same again at the general resurrection by the Almighty power of God and as touching wordly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life. I give and demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.
I ordain that the money belonging to me in the hands of Messrs. McLeod, Morson and McQuarrie, Barristers at Law, Charlottetown being about Eighteen hundred and forty two dollars with interest and profits arising therefrom be equally divided between my two nephews Samuel Nicholson farmer of Belle Creek and John Nicholson of Flat River and I do herby revoke every other former will and testament and ordain this as my last will and testament and I further ordain that the said Samuel Nicholson and John Nicholson receive the money I may have in the Dominion Savings Bank at Charlottetown to be applied as funeral expenses at my death at their discretion.
Signed Sealed and declared by the said Neil Nicholson
In the presence of us the subscribers, the day and date above written
(Signed) Duncan Crawford J.P.
(Signed) Neil (X) Nicholson
( " ) Donald R. Stewart
This will was proved on the 20th
December 1888 on the oath of
Donald R. Stewart, a subscribing
Witness, as Certified by
Judge of Probates