The Last Will and Testament of Robert WoodLiber 6 Folio 64
In the name of God Amen. The ninth day of March , one thousand eight hundred and forty-five. I Robert Wood, senior of Lot Forty-nine, PEI, North America, farmer being very sick and weak of body but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given unto God, therefore calling unto mind the mortailty of the body knowing it is appointed unto all men once to die, make and ordain this my last will and testament, that is to say, principally and first of all I give and recommend my Soul into the hands of almighty God that gave it and my body to be commended to the earth to be buried in a decent Christian burial at the discontinuance of my existence nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the Almighty power of God and as touching such worthy estate wherewith it has pleased God to help me in this life I give, devise, and dispose of this same in the following manner and form as follows:
First I give and bequeath to Susanah, my dearly beloved wife, all land singular my lands, missways, and tenaments and every other property to me belonging for her to enjoy as long as it shall please God to give her life, trusting in almighty God that she will act the part of a kind parent to my children until death.
Also I give to each of my well beloved daughters, Mary Wood, Jane Jones and Prudence Wood , one cow and three sheep to each of them whenever they might get married and should think fit to seek another home.
Also , I give and bequeath to my well beloved sons, John Wood and Robert Wood the privilege of cutting and taking away one stack of marsh hay each and every year.
Also, give and bequeath to my well beloved son William Wood whom I likewise constitute, make and ordain my sole executor of this my last will and testament, all and singular my land, messuages, and tenaments and every other property that may be on the said farm by him freely to be foresaid and enjoyed whenever it has pleased God to take his Mother from this World. It is also my dying request that he shall not or further parts to his brothers and sisters and use every means in his power to make his Mother happy when I am gone from this World, and it is my particular wish that he should use every exertion and carefulness to release this said farm from every debt that may be ensuing and as far as in his power this with the advice of his Mother to give such of his brothers trades that his mother might think fit and such of his brothers that remain working on the farm till they are twenty-one years of age, it is my wish that each of them shall be paid from the said farm the sum of eight poiunds each, except my son Joseph Wood to him instead of eight pounds, I give the entire house.
And I do hereby effectively disallow, revoke and dismiss all and every other former testaments, wills, bequises, bequests, and executed by me in any ways before made. Notify ing and confirming this and no other, to be my last will and testament.
In witness whereof
I have hereunto set
my hand and seal,
this day and year
This will was probated in 1860, the year Robert died.