Will of John Patrick Deegan of Prince Edward Island (1816-1889, Cape Traverse)


The Last Will and Testament of Patrick Deegan

This Instrument made the thirteenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty nine.

Witnesseth that I Patrick Deegan of Cape Traverse in Prince Edward Island been 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 and writings of the nature of 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 expensed attending the Execution of this my last will and Testament and the administration of my Estate and property, and the purchase and erection of a toomestone (tombstone) over my grave.

I give devise and bequeath as follows: I give and bequeath to Reverend Patrick Doyle the sum of thirty dollars for masses for the repose of my soul.

I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Ann, a good and sufficient maintenance during her natural lifetime, or if she prefer she shall have the two rooms in the west end of the house, to be provided with a cook or room stove whichever she prefers, and bed and bedding and suitable furniture also with fuel ready for the stove and the sum of seventy dollars per year during her remaining lifetime.

I give and bequeath to my daughter Joan, one cow and four sheep.

I give and bequeath to my grandson Patrick Perkins, one horse or the sum of one hundred dollars whichever he prefers.

The rest residue and remainder of my property real and personal Estate, monies and debts due me which shall be left and remain after 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 herein before willed bequeathed and devised to him or her or intended so to be I give will devise and bequeath to my son Alexander, Provided he pays when due the interest on a mortgage held by Michael H. McCabe on my Estate, while my wife lives. And if he neglects to pay the interest on said mortgage the Executors shall have power to sell a part of the personal property or real Estate to pay the same whenever the interest on said Mortgage falls due while my wife lives.

Also my son Alexander must provide board and clothing for Daniel Campbell, now at my place, for two years hence and to send him to school for six months in each year, provided he remains with him and under his control.

And lastly I hereby denominate and appoint my son-in-law John Perkins, my brother William Deegan and John A. Driscoll, the Executors of this my last Will and Testament.

Given under my hand and seal at Albany, the thirteenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty nine as foresaid.

Signed, sealed, pronounced, and declared to be the
last Will and Testament of the aforesaid Patrick
Deegan in the presence of us the undersigned who
have at his request hereunto subscribed our names
as witnesses.

(Signed) Alexander C. Cameron
( " ) Michael P. Driscoll

His
(Signed) Patrick x Deegan
mark

This will was proved on the 7th December 1889 on the oath of Alexander C. Cameron, a subscribing witness before C--. Leard, was filed and registered on the 11th January 1890, and on the same day Probate was granted to the first two executors named, reserving power to grant the same to the third Executor when required, and which I certify

Charles Young
Judge of Probate.


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