The Will of Richard Bolt (1798-1875, Lot 32)


Liber 9 Folio 1

The Last Will and Testament of me Richard Bolt of Lot No 32 in Prince Edward Island, Farmer.

First I will and bequeath unto my son Christopher Bolt the farm now occupied by me containing about seventy acres of land a little more or less together with a piece of land adjoining which I purchased from Charles Kennedy containing about fifteen and one half acres, together with all the farming implements with the exception of the farming machinery which have to be used by all of my sons where they may require the use of the same subject nevertheless to the following conditions, that is to say that he the said Christopher Bolt will be obliged to pay to my son Thomas the sum of one hundred pounds currency to be paid within three calendar months after my decease, and also my daughter Grace, Loveday and Temperance Martha shall have their living and a home off my estate aforesaid from my said son Christopher, until they are married, and in case my three daughters aforesaid should think proper at any time to leave my said son Christopher and maintain themselves then I will and bequeath the aforesaid fifteen and one half acres of land as above to my said three daughters for their maintenance to be equally divided between them together with five pounds each to be paid to them by my said son Christopher as aforesaid yearly, until my said three daughters Grace, Loveday and Temperance Martha shall be married - I will and bequeath unto my son Richard Bolt, the farm now occupied by him, called Coles farm, containing about fifty eight acres of land together with fifty-seven and one half acres of land on old Rustico Road adjoining the farm now occupied by George Rodd and commonly called the Glebe Farm, subject to the following conditions that is to say, that my said Son Christopher shall have the privilege of a Road one half chain in width along the west line running east or until it comes to the spring used for a watering place - so long as he may require the same also he said Richard Bolt aforesaid will have to pay to each of the ten children now living of my daughter Sarah the wife of David Moore - that is ten in number the sum of five pounds each as they become of age also to my said daughter Sarah the wife of David Moor aforesaid the sum of five pounds to be paid within twelve calendar - months after my decease, also the sum of twenty-five pounds to be paid, to be paid to john Moore infant Son of my daughter Mary Jane, deceased so soon as he becomes of age, but in case he the said John Moor should die before becoming of age then the said sum of twenty five pounds to revert back to my said son Richard, also the sum of twenty five pounds to be paid to Elizabeth the daughter of my daughter Grace, to be paid so soon as she becomes of age, but in case she should die, before becoming of age then the said sum of twenty five pounds to revert back to my said son Richard as aforesaid, also the sum of twenty five pounds to my Grand son Bernard, the son of Exworthy to be paid to him as aforesaid, but in case he should die before becoming of age, then the said sum of twenty five pounds to revert back to my said son Richard as aforesaid, also to my daughter Elizabeth the wife of George Exworthy deceased the sum of twenty five pounds but in case she the said Elizabeth Exworthy aforesaid should die before my decease then the said sum of twenty five pounds to revert back to my son Richard as aforesaid also the sum of ten pounds each to be paid to Elizabeth Mary Matilda and Grace Exworthy daughter of the late George Exworthy. ( deceased , to be paid to them as they become of age, but in case any or all of them the said daughters of the said George Exworthy deceased as aforesaid should die before becoming of age then the said sum or sums of each and every of them so dying before becoming of age shall revert back to my said son Richard also the sum of five pounds to be paid to my granddaughter Mary Bolt the daughter of my son Richard aforesaid to be paid so soon as she becomes of age.

Now it be remembered that after the decease of my said son Richard Bolt I will and bequeath the farm called "Coles Farm" unto Richard Bolt, eldest son of my said son Richard Bolt. Also I will the fifty seven and one half acres of land on the Rustico Road as afore described unto John Bolt, son of my said son Richard Bolt after his decease as afore said to be engaged by them in fee simple. I will and bequeath the legacy before described to my son Christopher after his decease, to his son George, he and said George Bolt being obligated to maintain his mother the wife of my said son Christopher during the time she may remain single unmarried. I will and bequeath to my son Thomas, the farm now in the occupation of my son Christopher situated on the New Glasgow Road and adjoining the farm of John Campbell containing about fifty acres of land a little more or less together a singular the buildings and appurtenances thereunto belonging to be freely enjoyed by him in fee simple. I will and bequeath unto my three daughters Grace, Loveday, and Temperance Martha the sum of one hundred pounds each at my decease to be paid out of my personal property such as money notes of hand, or other personal effects to be paid to them within three calendar months after my decease, or soon at the discretion of my executors. Be it remembered that if any of them the said Grace, Loveday or Temperance Martha, should be married before my decease and receive aforesaid sum of one hundred pounds then in such case the above legacy of one hundred pounds to be null and void all the rest and residue of my property whatsoever situated and what nature and kind sever, I will and bequeath to my son Christopher my son Richard my son Thomas also my daughters Grace Sarah Elisabeth Loveday and Temperance Martha Bolt to be equally divided between them.

I hereby appoint David Moore, June and Thomas Exworthy to be the trustees of this my last will and testament also I do hereby appoint John Graham of Cavendish and David Mutch of Rustico farmers, my executors to this my last will and testament, incase of any of the above trustees or executors shall die or become incapacitated then I hereby empower the surviving trustees or executor to appoint another in his stead. In witness whereof I the said Richard Bolt have set my hand and seal this twenty-first day of March 1868.

Signed (Sgd) Richard Bolt

Witnesses
Signed;
Wm. H. McNeill
Benjamin McEwen

CODICIL

I will and bequeath to my grandson Bernard Exworthy the land between Ford's south line and Lavers - occupied by Christopher Bolt formerly occupied by Arthur Harvey containing fifty acres of land more or less together with fifteen and one half acres formerly owed by Charles Kennedy together with one horse and one cow I will and bequeath to my daughter Grace Elisabeth Sarah and Loveday the property in Charlottetown- commonly called - Collins Property containing one half town lot - to be equally - divided between them and their daughters in fee simple.

I will and bequeath to my daughter Martha all that piece and parcel of ground formerly occupied by Isaac Whitelock containing about fifty acres of land - more or less in addition to her former legacy of one hundred pounds. In witness whereof I do hereunto set my hand and seal this the 23rd day of July one thousand eight hundred and seventy five - 1875.

Signed (Sgd) Richard Bolt

Witnesses
Signed;
Robert Lawson
George Moore  

The foregoing will, were proved on the lst September 1875 on the oath of William H. McNeill a subscribing witness thereto and the foregoing Codicil was proved on the 2nd September 1875 and probate granted to the executors therein named

Signed Charles Young
Judge of Probate


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