Will of Richard Reid of Lot 35
Know All Men By These Presents that I Richard Reid of Milcove Lot No. 35 Queens County P.E. Island Farmer being of sound disposing mind and memory do make and publish this my Last Will and Testament.
(1st) I give and bequeath to my daughter Maggie Reid a Marriage Outfit, the same as my already married daughters received as their marriage portion, porvided she the said Maggie Reid remain at home and marry out of (at) her home.
(2nd) I give and bequeath to my daughter Julia Reid her support whilst she remains at home, during the remainder of her natural life, or if she leave home, Thirty Dollars per Year to be paid her out of my Estate during her lifetime, unless she marries, if so, the same marriage portion to be hers as her other Sisters received when married and the sum of $30.00 per Year to stop from the date of her Marriage.
(3rd) I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Emily a marriage portion Subject to the conditions mentioned in the case of my daughter Maggie.
(4th) I decise and bequeath to my Son Martin Reid my farm situate in Milcove Lot 35 occupied and tilled by him the said Martin Reid to have and to hold the same to him and to his heirs and assigns forever. The Sum of $500.00 to be paid by him the same Martin Reid to my Estate.
(5th) I devise and bequeath to my Son Edward Reid at present in the United (sic) that portion of Real Estate owned by me in Milcove Lot 35 adjoining the farm occupied by Martin provided he the said Edward Reid return home within Five (5) years of my decease. Five Hundred Dollars to be paid however by him to my Estate. If he does not return however the said portion of land to become the property of my Son John Reid and his heirs and assigns forever.
(6th) I devise and bequeath to my Son, John Reid the sum of Fifteen Hundred dollars towards the purchase of a farm for him of which $500.00 to be raised from my Homestead Farm and Estate. $500.00 by Edward if he return and occupy or use the farm mentioned already. The Remaining $500.00 to be taken from Martin which as directed he has to pay to my Estate. If Edward do not return, John to possess as aforementioned Edwards farm. (7th) I devise and bequeath to my beloved Wife Johanna Reid her keep and [illegible] during the Remainder of her Natural life which shall be to her in lieu of her dower the farm and homestead management to be under her management and supervision to a reasonable and judicious extent.
(8th) I devise and bequeath to my Son Richard Reid all the rest and residue of my Real Estate and Personal property after debts and legacies are paid to have and to hold the same to him the said Richard Reid and to heirs and assigns forever.
(9th) If Edward do not return and John as aforementioned takes his (Edwards) farm, John shall not receive the ($1500.00) Fifteen hundred dollars otherwise willed to him - but he John shall be assisted towards the payment of any debt on theat place in the same way that Martin has been assisted.
(10th) I ordain and appoint the Rev. John A. McIntyre, our parish Priest and James Carr, my son in law of Millvale as Executors of this my last Will and Testament.
In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal and publish and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament in presence of the Witnesses named below this 4th (Fourth) day of October A.D.1888.
(signed) Richard ReidSigned, sealed published and declared by the said Richard Reid as and for his Last Will and Testament in presence of us who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as Witnesses hereto
(signed) James Henderson
This will was proved on the 20th December 1888 on the oath of James Henderson a subscribing witness as certified by Charles Young, Judge of Probate
On same day granted Probate to James Carr one of the Executors and resolved power to grant the same to other Executor when required and which I certify. Charles Young, Judge of Probate